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Art Gallery

Astoria Art Loft Art Gallery

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! 

 

Exhibits



ASTORIA ART LOFT'S VIRTUAL GALLERY

April 1st, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                       VISIT THE ARTISTS BELOW


If you have any questions regarding the art in this virtual gallery please email the Art Loft with your questions - -  astoriaartloft@gmail.com

ENJOY




THE CLAM DIGGER - - Judith Frederikson

April 2nd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Judith is a watercolor master.  She has been painting most of her life.  She paints in watercolor and sometimes she creates collage.  

She always starts her paintings with a very detailed drawing of what she intends to paint.  Her final painting shows her careful attention to detail.

This is a 5 X 7 inch card.




AN OCEAN WONDER - - THE SHELL - - Judith Fredrikson

April 2nd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Judith is a watercolor master.  She especially enjoys subjects from the sea.




SALMON. Watercolor by Jo Pomeroy

April 2nd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Color flourishes with salmon about to spawn.




COPPER ANGEL. Assemblage by Jo Pomeroy

April 2nd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Assemblage is one of 15 kinds of collage. COPPER ANGEL is created from a full sheet of watercolor paper, acrylic, watercolor, and other embelishments. 




BOAT HOUSE - - Judith Frederikson

April 3rd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM

A boathouse and dock is an iconic scene here in the Northwest.

On any given day you can scan the Columbia River for a large freighter either going up or coming down the river, or moored in the channel.

This is a 5 X 7 inch card.  




A TURTLE's LIFE - - Jeannette Gran-Davis

April 3rd, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This painting began as a watercolor.  After careful examination, the turtles needed help, help, help, so - various collage pieces were added. 




MY PICASA - - Jeannette Gran-Davis

April 4th, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
An acrylic piece that was marbled.  The interesting affect that was derived by the marbling process.



LILLIE - - Cathy Gran

April 4th, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cathy Gran..... with a desire to be famous, given all my talent, it was difficult to decide between culinary perfection, prize winning storytelling, or weight lifting.  Thanks to psychiatric guidance, the doctors suggested I draw.  And voila!   
          I started drawing decades ago.  The class was called ”kindergarten”.  I was, however, intimidated by a classmate who drew better reindeer than I. So I moved on to first grade. 
         Years passed. 
         I retired.  Picked up a “how to draw” book.  Gave it a try.  Tried some more.  Didn’t give up.  Took art classes and workshops.  Invested in myself by finding the time to practice.   It worked for me!
        A great, unexpected benefit of learning to draw has been making new acquaintances and growing positive relationships with other new and some very experienced artists.  We all learn from each other.




"BLUE EYES" the CHRISTMAS KITTY - - Catherine Gran

April 5th, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Christmas is always a great time to draw and no better subject than your sweet little furry friend.




LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS - - by Genie Cary

April 5th, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Genie is a photographer from Cathlamet, Washington. 

This is Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport Oregon at Sunset on the South Beach side. It is a 14 x 18 frame with 12 floating 4x4” aluminum panels.

For Sale:  $100




MARITIME LIFE - - by Genie Cary

April 5th, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Looking through a camera lens.

This is from my Chart Art collection of the Fishing Vessel Neahkahnie on a chart.

Sale:  $100




2 NAMES 4 ART by Jennifer TwoNames

April 5th, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

As an artist, I am inspired by local history, memories, journeys, treasures and keepsakes.  I am also inspired by materials and items created in nature by the passing of time, the result of changes and the remnants left by disasters such as fires, floods, and storms.  All of these items have their own energy and may even suggest the art created from them.  Doing art with materials that have their own past is an exciting adventure. 

   My art includes lighthouse and ocean inspired treasure boxes, mirrors and framed art that link the past, treasures of today, and trinkets from the land and the sea.  I use driftwood, agates, shells, sand and sea glass;   crystals and semi-precious stones, antique Venetian and African trade beads;  bone, leather, feathers, horse hair, turtle shells; fragile clippings and paper; metals and coins;  and various trinkets.

    My family's history has had  subtle influence in my interests.  TwoNames is a family name, a name acquired when my husband's ancestor was forced onto a reservation and told that in order to receive rations, he had to have two names.  The story claims he either said to the officer, “Then call me ‘TwoNames’” or the officer said to him, “Then I will call you ‘TwoNames’ .” 




WHIMSICAL ANIMAL CREATIONS by Mike Herrick

April 5th, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mike Herrick, a Viet Nam veteran, is a watercolor painter who specializes in whimsical animals but also creates domestic critters.   Mike is fluent in French and Spanish and has taught French literature.  He shares a home with Chica, his adolescent Dalmatian, and a lovely cat.

This is a 5 X 7 hand-painted greeting card. 




THE FROG PLANTER - - Michael Herrick

April 6th, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 This is a 5 X 7 hand-painted greeting card.




OLD CARS have'n FUN IN COOL ASTORIA SUN by Sue Garn

April 6th, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This month's exhibit features colorful, whimsical collages of old cars by Sue Garn.  "Lottie the Fat Fender", "Valentine", "Blanch the 1946 Ford", and others will delight old car enthusiasts.  


Sue's  "Blanch the 1946 Ford"




4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit

September 12th, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 PLEASE NOTE 


The 4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit is RESCHEDULED for September 12th.

Entry fee:   $10.00 

AQUATIC SPECIES OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST OCEAN WATERS.