The Siskiyou Arts Museum’s Gallery hosts themed shows throughout the year.  We are open Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm, and Sunday from 12noon to 4pm. SAM will be closed all of January and reopens February 4, 2017. Sales in our gallery support local and regional artists and help to underwrite our museum exhibitions and community programs.


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April 8, 2017 — “Sinking Into Wilderness”

Poster by Cynthia Henderson.

Watercolorist Kim Solga, abstract painter Carol Jenkins and sculptor Wataru Sugiyama bring their talents to Siskiyou Arts Museum’s gallery with an opening reception April 8, 2017, from 5 to 7pm. Free admission and refreshments. Donations for wine bar are welcome.

About the artists:

Kim Solga first began painting scenes of the wilderness as a young teacher in McCloud, California, in the early 1970’s. 45 years later, she still lives and works at the foot of Mount Shasta and travels into the backcountry of the North American west on foot and by raft. Kim’s artist statement reads in part, “There is

a truth I discover while working on location … a truth that extends into the images I create and on to those who view and own this work. These are not domesticated scenes. My work is of the place and reflect the sweat and truth of a wilderness journey. It is revealed in the texture of rock, in layers of sage and willow, in the shadows of clouds blown over Canyon slopes and the dance of the rapids.”

Kim is also a graphic artist and web designer who designed SAM’s website and volunteers her expertise with web support. Learn more about Kim and her art by viewing her own website: http://www.solga.com.

 

 

Carol Jenkins’ paintings express the joy she feels in wild terrain. Using acrylic, oil, texture and line she explores the shifting of light and shadow

across untamed land, the glint of sunshine on rushing water. The experience of moving through wilderness is not unlike the process of painting: both involve risk. Painting abstractly challenges her to live with uncertainty, to put paint on canvas, one brushstroke at a time, without knowing what will follow, to trust something that exists before knowing. See more of Carol’s work at: http://www.caroljenkinsart.com.

 

 

 

Wataru Sugiyama is a professional sculptor in stone, bronze,

wood, and ceramics. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1956, has lived in the U.S. since 1986, and currently lives and works at his craft in Ashland, Oregon. Wateru says, “I try to employ the spirit ( living energy) into my sculptures as if they were alive.” You can get an idea of Wataru and his work by viewing this YouTube video,  and here is a link to his website: http://www.watarusculpting.com/index.php.

 

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April 8, 2017 — “Sinking Into Wilderness”

Poster by Cynthia Henderson.

Watercolorist Kim Solga, abstract painter Carol Jenkins and sculptor Wataru Sugiyama bring their talents to Siskiyou Arts Museum’s gallery with an opening reception April 8, 2017, from 5 to 7pm. Free admission and refreshments. […]

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February 11, 2017 — “Expressions in the Abstract”

“Expressions in the Abstract” 
A Showing of Abstract Art by Three Siskiyou County Artists:
Allen King, Michael Wecksler and Cynthia Henderson
Saturday, February 11 through Saturday, April 1, 2017
2nd Saturday Opening Reception: February 11 from 5-7pm
Refreshments, wine bar and […]

CALL TO ARTISTS: “HOME” Member Show 2016

Call To Artists For “HOME”
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 5-7 pm
Bring in your artwork Sat & Sun, Dec. 3rd, 11am to 4pm, or Dec. 4th, 12noon to 4pm (If you have already submitted […]

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October 8 — Functional Art

Functional Art: An exploration of art that is aesthetically pleasing and also functional.
Functional Art is a blend of fine art & craft with a challenging mix of form and function and is often either one-of-a-kind […]

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August 13 — “Between the Covers” Art inspired by Books

For Call for Entries information on this show, please go HERE.

Curators Belinda Hanson and Candace Miller present “Between the Covers”, an exhibition of art inspired by books.  The literary arts are not often represented in […]