We have some events coming up this year. If you are interested, put them on your calendar. More details to follow.
Watercolor or Scratchboard Classes with Donna Lee are happening every second Saturday from 1-4. Check back or call the gallery for more details. The cost for these classes is $30, and there is a supply list. We may be able to provide you with supplies if cost is a factor, thanks to a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.
April is our store anniversary. We hope to hold a meet-the-artist event sometime later in the month.
We will be holding our Li’l Art Show. This is open to the community and there is no fee to enter. Items must have a finished size of 8×10 or smaller. There is a limit of 2 entries per person, and the entries must be ready to hang or be displayed.
In August we will have a photography show. As of now there are no size requirements. Each person can enter up to 2 items. The items must be ready to hang.
In October we will hold our annual Turkey Decorating Show and Contest. This is a fun, community event with People’s Choice Award winners taking home first, second, and third place ribbons.
In November and December we hold our annual Holiday Store. We have other artists in the community join us, and our hours are extended during the month of December.
Other Classes and Events
We will be adding classes and events throughout the year. If you think you might like to sign up for any classes or enter any of the shows, be sure to check back for more details as we get closer to the event. In the meantime, happy creating!
January 8th – Scratchboard Class with Donna Lee
Come down to the Gifts and Gallery store and create your own scratchboard creation of this adorable squirrel. The cost for the class is $30. You will need an Exacto knife (or similar). All other supplies will be provided. Call or come in to the gallery to sign up.
It’s a busy time of year, but there’s always time for a little art. We have some classes and workshops coming up in the month of December.
Watercolor Painting with Donna Lee
Award winning artist Donna Lee is holding a watercolor painting workshop. This class is suitable for beginners. You will need to bring a good set of watercolors and an assortment of brushes. Donna will guide you through painting this hummingbird. Class size is limited. Call or come in to sign up.
Kids Create – Make and Take Christmas Cards
The table will be out from 1-3. Bring your kids in to create their own Christmas card(s). We will have cardstock, paper, and embellishments available for your creating pleasure.
Kids create has been made possible through a generous grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.
Brynn Carter will lead a class in painting a whimsical snowman on a canvas panel. Use acrylic paints, scissors, colorful papers and your imagination to create a cheery snow person collage on an 8×10 inch canvas. The only requirement is basic cutting skills. Limited to 8 participants.. Please call or come in to sign up.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our turkey decorating contest this year. We had so many fun, fantastic, creative entries. And thank you to our community judges. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, isn’t it? Awards were given based on community voting. This year we didn’t have time for an Artists’ Choice award, but we do have ribbons for first, second, and third in the popular vote.
We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the good folks at the Linn County Cultural Coalition whose grant made this contest possible. Thanks also to Michael Howland of Genesis 3D for taking the time to make all of the turkey forms.
Here are our winners:
We look forward to seeing your turkeys next year! Until then, happy creating!
If you have a turkey in the show, you are encouraged to pick it up this week. Thank you.
The turkeys are in the building! Come on down and admire the creativity. Vote for your favorite!
Please join us for our 2nd annual Turkey Decorating Show and Contest. We have turkeys available at the Gifts and Gallery store located at 605 Main Street in downtown Lebanon. The turkeys are a nominal $1. (Most of the cost was covered through a grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.) The Turkeys are printed on one side and come with stands. We encouraged you to decorate both sides, but it’s not required. The contest is open to all ages. We will have a people’s choice award, so bring your friends and family down to vote. We will also have an artists’ choice award. At the end of the contest you can take your turkey home, just in time for Thanksgiving! If you have any questions, give us a call at 541-497-0386.
The photo show is up. Come on in and check it out. Take a minute to vote for your favorite photograph. The show runs through August 28th.
The Li’l Art Show concluded Saturday, May 29th. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists who contributed to this event and everyone who came in to see all of the fantastic contributions. We had great feedback from everyone and look forward to doing it again next year. We would also like to thank the Linn County Cultural Commission for making these community events possible.
If you participated in the show, please take a moment to fill out a short survey.
Watch this space for upcoming events.