Visual Arts Week
Visual Arts Week
August 2-9, 2019
Thank you for joining us! See you next year.
Visual Arts Week (VAW) celebrates the visual arts by bringing together hundreds of local, regional, national and international artists through multiple visual platforms: gallery, contemporary and street art. Our vision is to celebrate and give visibility to the visual arts community by providing a platform for experimentation, creativity, and dialogue that strengthens our community’s quality of life and social well-being.
Visual Arts Week features new 20x21 EUG Mural Project walls (painted July 27 - August 3), the Mayor’s Art Show, BRIDGE Exhibition, pop-up experiences, artist talks, workshops, studio tours and local gallery experiences.
Calendar of Events
Mayor's Art Show
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday • 12-5 p.m., Saturdays • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Also open one hour prior to and during Hult Center shows
Opening Reception: August 2 at 5:30-7:30 p.m., with appetizers by Falling Sky, a wine bar and opportunity to meet local artists and creatives.
The Mayor’s Art Show is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. Art is shared interaction, cultural exchange, and lodges in the very heart of what makes us grateful to live here. Art speaks to everyone.
Salon des Refusés
Gallery hours: open 7 days a week • 12-6 p.m.
New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Ave.
Presented by New Zone Gallery and City of Eugene Cultural Services
Opening reception: Friday, August 2 at 5:30 p.m. with music, food and beverages
Closing reception for the Visual Arts Week: Friday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m.
In the spirit of celebrating the visual arts and artists, those who are not selected by the jury for the Mayor’s Art Show will have the opportunity to participate in the Salon des Refusés, extending exhibition opportunities to artists and furthering the arts in our community. Questions? Contact Steve La Riccia of New Zone Gallery
August 2–September 4
5th Street Market Area
Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services & BRIDGE Exhibitions
BRIDGE Exhibitions creates accessible contemporary art that engages Eugene’s public and private spaces in innovative ways. These works highlight artists and arts organizations that creatively contribute to the current discourse in our community and beyond. Visit eugene-or.gov/bridge for more information.
Thursday, August 8 • 5-8pm
653 Sunnyside Dr., Eugene
Presented by House of Strange Rituals
A life-sized, two-story interactive doll house modeled after a turn-of-the-century Victorian home. Participants will be transported to another time as they unlock the secrets hidden within the walls.
History of Salon des Refusés
Friday, August 9 • 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Corner of 7th Ave. & Willamette St. (base of the Parcade)
Presented by Steve La Riccia
This historical pop-up celebrates and provides context to the history of the Salon des Refusés exhibition from 1991–2015. Learn about art not chosen for the Mayor's Art Show through comment books and artifacts from more than a decade of Salon des Refusés pieces.
iPhone Self Portrait…More Than a Selfie…Seeing the Real You
Wednesday, August 7, 5:30–8 p.m.
Meet at RAIN (942 Olive), shoot outdoors, then meet at Kinko's (1265 Willamette St.) for discussion
Presented by Susan Detroy
Learn to create interesting and creative self-portraits using professional phone apps. Workshop will be held both indoors and outside while the instructor gives tips and techniques for exploring self-portraiture. Ages 18 and up. $30 per person. All materials provided. Please contact Susan at 541-345-2514 to register. Limited to 8 people.
Thursday, August 8, 10 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Whiteaker Printmakers (1328 W 2nd Ave, Eugene)
Presented by Heather Halpern
Create an original image on a plastic plate using non-toxic water-soluble inks and learn to print your image on paper using an etching press. Ages 12 and up. $10 per person. All materials provided. Please contact MKAC to register. Limited to 8 people in each workshop.
The Sketchbook Habit: Practicing Mindfulness through a Visual Journal
Wednesday, August 7 • 5:30–7 p.m.
Lane Community College Mary Spilde Center, Room 107 (101 W. 10th Ave., Eugene)
Presented by Unbound: Eugene-Springfield Sketchbook Project
Find out how keeping a sketchbook or visual journal can help you be more mindful, organize your thoughts, explore creative processes and learn to truly see what you experience every day through a uniquely meditative medium. In this interactive talk, you will learn the benefits of keeping a visual journal, explore examples and leave with strategies and tools to start your own sketchbook or visual journaling habit. All are welcome; no experience necessary.
BoFo Live Sessions: Art and Built Spaces
Wednesday, August 7 • 7–8:30 p.m.
Drawn (545 Monroe St, Eugene)
Presented by Eugene Contemporary Art
Walls, plazas and empty storefronts are all potential spaces for art, each with its own possibilities and limitations. For this live recording of Eugene Contemporary Art’s podcast Bottleracks & Fountains, we have invited local professionals in architecture, art and urban planning to talk about the intersections of art and architecture in public and private spaces, as well as how our built environment affects a community’s cultural life. You can find all episodes of Bottleracks & Fountains at bofopodcast.com.
Artist Collaborators Brian Gillis and Mike Miller
Thursday, August 8 • 3–4 p.m.
Center for Art Research (510 Oak St., Eugene)
Presented by Brian Gillis and Mike Miller
Gillis and Miller will talk through a range of projects they have collaborated on over the last 13 years as a way to introduce a project they are currently developing for the 2019 TERRAIN Biennial.
“#OMG That’s Fiber?”
Thursday, August 8 • 6–7:30 p.m.
Maude Kerns Art Center (1910 E. 15th Ave., Eugene)
Presented by High Fiber Diet
To accompany their exhibit of the same title “#OMG That’s Fiber?,” artists from High Fiber Diet, a fiber artists collective located in western Oregon and southwestern Washington, will discuss the inspiration for their show featuring visually exciting and high-impact fiber art. Artists will speak on their individual creative process and technique, and explore the unique challenges of using fiber as a creative medium. This talk is free and open to the public.