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Astoria, OR 97103
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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

June 30th, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

                                     

 VISIT THE ARTISTS BELOW


If interested in purchasing cards or paintings please call - 503-325-4442 or email the Art Loft at:   astoriaartloft@gmail.com.


ENJOY






SALMON. Watercolor by Jo Pomeroy

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

Color flourishes with salmon about to spawn.




MY PICASA - - Jeannette Gran-Davis

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

An acrylic piece that was marbled.  The interesting affect that was derived by the marbling process.


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MARITIME LIFE - - by Genie Cary

July 7th, 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




BOAT HOUSE - - Judith Frederikson

July 7th, 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.  




THE FROG PLANTER - - Michael Herrick

July 9th, 2020
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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




2 NAMES 4 ART by Jennifer TwoNames

July 16th, 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’ .” 




COPPER ANGEL. Assemblage by Jo Pomeroy

July 20th, 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. 




"BLUE EYES" the CHRISTMAS KITTY - - Catherine Gran

July 21st, 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.


NFS




THE CLAM DIGGER - - Judith Frederikson

July 22nd, 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.




LILLIE - - Cathy Gran

July 22nd, 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.




LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS - - by Genie Cary

July 25th, 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




WHIMSICAL ANIMAL CREATIONS by Mike Herrick

July 27th, 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. 




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

July 28th, 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"




A TURTLE's LIFE - - Jeannette Gran-Davis

July 30th, 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. 

NFS




AN OCEAN WONDER - - THE SHELL - - Judith Fredrikson

July 31st, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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




4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit - - November 7th Reception

November 7th, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 PLEASE NOTE 


The 4th Annual Judged Art Exhibit is RESCHEDULED for

November 7th

Entry fee:   $10.00 for 2 pieces 


LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER AND PACIFIC NORTHWEST OCEAN WATERS.

Each year, Astoria Art Loft honors wildlife, usually endangered species, with an exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork.  This year, 2020, aquatic life in the North Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Columbia is the focus.  Aquatic life includes all those creatures and plants that live in the sand, on the rocks, or in the water. 

This Aquatic Exhibit is a judged exhibit.  The judges are artists who are knowledgeable about aquatic life.  Modest awards will be given in various categories including Most Creative, Best of Theme, etc.

The exhibit will run from November 2 through December 12, 2020.  (Gallery closed for Thanksgiving from November 26 - 30.)   Artists should bring artwork on October 22 – October 24, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  They should pick up artwork on December 15 – 18, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Bring art to 103  Sixth Street, Astoria, OR, above Dots ‘N Doodles.

Adult and child artists are invited to participate.  Each artist may submit 2 pieces of art in any medium, ready to hang or display.  (Please, no saw-tooth hangers or glass.)  Limit size of each piece to 500 sq. in. or less.   Entry fee:  $5.00 per piece of artwork.

 

The Aquatic Exhibit has a special opening, on November 7, Saturday, from 1 – 4 p.m. with a reception for the artists, their families, friends, and the public. A speaker will present a program about aquatic life at 2 p.m., followed by the awards to artists.

For additional information, please call 503.325.4442, 503.791.8444;  astoriaartloft@gmail.com.