Show Preview | Invitational Art Show & Sale

Klamath Falls, OR
Favell Museum, September 27-October 25

Jim McVicker, Spring Pond, oil, 24 x 40.

Jim McVicker, Spring Pond, oil, 24 x 40.

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Located just 60 miles from Crater Lake National Park, the small southern Oregon town of Klamath Falls is known for its diverse and dramatic landscapes. Here you’ll find a natural wonderland composed of a beautiful desert and awe-inspiring mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests. This fall, the Favell Museum brings yet another attraction to the area with its Invitational Art Show & Sale. The show features contemporary representational paintings and sculpture by more than 30 acclaimed West Coast artists who work in a wide variety of subjects, styles, and mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, bronze, wood, and more. “There is something for everyone who is interested in representational art—from the traditional cowboy art that made the museum famous to more contemporary themes, subject matter, and styles,” says museum director Janann Loetscher.

The show kicks off with a two-day artists’ reception on Saturday and Sunday, September 27-28. Patrons have the opportunity to watch artists work on both days, beginning with a special plein-air event on Saturday morning, during which participating artists paint along the banks of the Link River in the museum’s lower garden area. The art they create includes landscape, figurative, and still-life works, which are available for purchase in a weekend-long silent auction. The museum also hosts a ticketed champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, when participating artists will paint, sculpt, and discuss their art in the museum garden.

Among this year’s featured artists are painters Don Prechtel, Jim McVicker, Stock Schlueter, Michael Gibbons, Dawn Emerson, Eric Jacobsen, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Claudia Schouten, Xiaogang Zhu, Ilene Gienger-Stanfield, and Lane Hall, as well as sculptors Mike Bryant, Stefan Savides, and Danae 
Bennett Miller. “Prechtel’s historically accurate scenes of the West provide a good example of the more traditional kind of works in the show,” Loetscher explains, “whereas Schouten’s multimedia paintings and Miller’s unique sculptures in bronze and fused glass exemplify the more contemporary end of the spectrum of our offerings.” For Loetscher, the broad range of traditional and contemporary works on view is one the most exciting aspects of the show. “There really is something here for 
everyone,” she says. —Lindsay Mitchell

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