Art in the Mid-Valley

By Brian Egan

The Arts Center Exhibitions and Artist Accelerator Programs are excited to showcase the work of two successful mid-career artists, Pete Goldlust and Kristy Kún. Both forged very different career paths that allow them to be successful full-time artists. Their creativity extends beyond the artwork they produce to include the means with which they have crafted their careers. What they have in common is careers that did not follow straight lines, and both said ‘Yes’ to creative collaborations that inspired their current work.

As part of their residency in The Arts Center’s Artist Accelerator Program, Kimberly Long, Justin Lodge, Tara Robinson, and Claire Elam exhibit their work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. The Artist Accelerator Program is dedicated to the professional development of established as well as emerging artists. In it, artists learn career-building skills that boost confidence, artistic abilities, and economic proficiency. The residency has provided these four artists with studio space at The Arts Center for four months, access to lectures and critiques, participation in artist talks, partnership with the Corvallis Arts Walk, and this exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery.
Show Dates January 8th to February 16th
Artist Reception, Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30 pm

The Annual Howland Community Open offers an opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels to have their work displayed in the main gallery of The Arts Center. The Open invites ALL people living in Linn or Benton Counties to show their art. The exhibit reflects the joy of art-making and the engagement of our community with the visual arts. Art making is a valuable means of expression for beginners and seasoned professional artists alike.  This is the most popular show of the year at The Arts Center and is a great way to see the tremendous amount of artistic talent in our community. The 2018 show featured a record setting 224 artists showcasing painting, sculpture, fiber arts and more.  For more information and submission rules go to

Artwork drop off dates for Arts Center members are February 19th to 23rd , noon to 4pm
Artwork drop off date for non-members is February 23rd , noon to 4pm.
Show Dates February 26th to April 18th
Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony March 21st

Corvallis Art Walk (CAW) will take place on January 17th and February 21st with all the regular stops in the Downtown Corvallis area. Go to for a list of venues.

The LaSells Stewart Center at OSU welcomes renowned jazz master Cyrus Chestnut and the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet as they continue their remarkable journey together traversing the myriad colors of jazz and beyond. The collaboration is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the spiritually defined musical landscape of J.S. Bach. Dipping into the rhythms of world cultures, these five multi-stylistic singularly gifted musicians come together to embrace the transcendental power of great music. A moving night of Ellington, Bill Monroe, Bill Withers, Coltrane, and more.

Event Date: Mar 9 2019 – 7:30pm

The Guistina Gallery at OSU is featuring 14 artists in an exhibit titled Landscape Magic: Waiting for Spring.  February is usually considered the last month of winter. It’s still nice and cold and possibly snowy, but you know that spring is just around the corner. Come and see how these artists interpret the end of winter.
Show Dates: February 1- March 5, 2019
Reception: February 1  6-8 p.m.

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Phone 541-754-1551

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