Cider, refreshments and seasonal snacks will be served. Admission is free, so bring your family and friends! There will also be an in-office giveaway for those who attended!
Bob Keefer’s hand-colored landscape photographs have been exhibited at galleries in Eugene, Corvallis and Portland. He has been making hand-colored photos of the western landscape for 20 years, using a nearly two-century-old old process that he’s adapted to contemporary media. He starts with a digital black and white print and then adds color by hand with artist acrylic paints. The framed photographs on display here started with images he made during a month-long artist residency in 2016 at Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming.
Katsuyuki Shibata grew up in Tokyo, Japan, and studied graphic design in high school. After moving to the U.S. in the late ‘70s, he continued to experiment with various art media, including drawing, stained glass and printmaking, while exploring other adventures in life. He re-discovered the joy of photography 11 years ago and started to capture the images of Oregon landscapes. In 2011, his first major exhibit “Views – Near & Far” (with a basketry artist, Sally Metcalf) at the Jacobs Gallery in Eugene, was well received by viewers and the media. He has regularly shown his work at Don Dexter Gallery. In 2014, and again in 2017, Katsuyuki was selected as one of the artists for the Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery Artist Roster, organized by the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Much of Mark’s early photography was just a “snapshot” of the places he has been. The past few years have brought a interest in capturing images that are worthy of hanging on the wall. Combining photography with an enjoyment of the outdoors; hiking in the woods, walking along the beach, star gazing, fishing and traveling, he looks for places less traveled, taking detours down gravel roads to see waterfalls that few people have heard of, or to see the ruts in the rocks from an old wagon road. Combining those trips with photography is just a bonus. He works to capture a few of the many beautiful and interesting sights that nature creates for others to enjoy.