The Astoria Art Loft is closed during the Covid19 situation. Instead, enjoy our Virtual Gallery below.
The Astoria Art Loft Gallery is open to visitors. The Loft presents new art every month by local, regional and international artists. Receptions for our gallery's featured artists are customarily held to coincide with the ongoing Second Saturday Astoria Artwalk from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
The Artwalk is sponsored by the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association and includes many of the community's prominent galleries and businesses. The experience is invaluable!
Our Gallery and adjacent space is also available for local events and meetings. For more information and to schedule, contact us at 503-325-4442.
Originally constructed 110 years ago just east of the Megler Bridge in historic Astoria, Oregon, the building's second story was used as an upholstery workshop. The Loft is directly above "Dots 'n' Doodles", the Oregon Coast's premier art supply shop. With views of the great Columbia River, we have maintained much of the Loft's original charm. The Gallery, recently remodeled, provides a perfect setting to view and enjoy the work of featured artists. Join us!
Because of the subject matter we are giving you time to find a species that you would enjoy learning about, painting or crafting.
- - This year's theme - -
Art Exhibit of Extinct/Nearly Extinct Species
(an exhibit of endangered plants and animals) (flora and fauna)
Each year, Astoria Art Loft sponsors an exhibit of endangered plants and animals (flora and fauna) to call attention to the beauty in nature and the fragility of life. This year, the Art Loft is featuring those species that are extinct and those that are nearly extinct.
Every year, more of our species are vanishing The World Conservation Union (IUCN) predicts that soon, 2/3 of the world’s wildlife will be gone. Moreover, the earth is experiencing its 6th mass extinction and more than 500 vertebrae species have 100 or fewer individuals remaining.
Major extinctions of the past were caused by volcanic eruptions, oxygen depletion, climate changes, and asteroid impact. The current crisis was caused by humans through urbanization, agriculture, overuse of chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, logging, fishing, hunting, and more. By 2019, the newly extinct included the Indian cheetah, the Sumatra rhino, the Spix macaw, the giant softshell turtle , the Chinese paddlefish, and others. In immediate danger, in 2021, are the reticulated giraffe, the koala, and many plants (2/3 of the world oak trees are gone).
The Art Loft is inviting artists to submit 2- and 3-dimensional artwork featuring extinct and severely endangered species. The artwork may be submitted digitally, or if the pandemic is over, submitted in person. Artwork should be submitted by August 24 - 29, 2021. The exhibit will be open from September 11 through November 2, 2021.
Artwork submitted should be appropriately framed/displayed. Submission fees are $15 for up to 3 pieces. Overall dimensions of 2-dimensional artwork should not exceed 672 sq, in. including frame. Please call 503.325.4442 or 503.791.8444 for dimensions of 3-D work.
Astoria Art Loft. 106 Third St., Astoria, OR 97103. E-mail: email@example.com
Vicky has been an oil painter for many years. Her realism and hidden brush stokes makes her art very real.
These are only a few of her works. There are many more to see. Stop in and see her beautiful paintings.
5 X 7 oil painting.