Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

Starting: March 6th

James Dumble, a former professional electrical engineer began painting over forty years ago, beginning a "metamorphosis towards a life direction change into art and creativity." Dumble's reality of the importance of poetry and spirituality has become a serious endeavor to his creativity. His recognition begins with the viewer through personal conversations and artistic bonding with each moment changing the landscape of his work. Dumble's bold choice of color acrylic paint contrast against his subtle mark making forms. The geometric forms encapsulates the frame and creates an abstract atmosphere. Anthropoid forms subtly emerge from his paintings expressing a mystical force. The cubist landscapes give a surrealist environment along with the appearing forms; they appear as if one of Alexander Calder's mobiles floated into one of Dumble's paintings. His unique choice of mixed medias create physical depth with metaphorical layering; forgotten scraps of canvas and outdated newsprints appear more than just visual materials. Join Crossroads March 6th to artistically bond with James Dumble and take in the surrealist views.

Upcoming Exhibits

An Untamed World

An Untamed World

Starting: May 1st

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center welcomes landscape and wildlife photographer Kendrick Moholt to our gallery. Moholt received a BS in zoology form Oregon State University and a MS in avian behavior from Idaho State University. Join us May 1st for First Friday to see these modern and timeless images of Wallowa County resident, Kendrick Moholt. Accompanying the evening, special guest poet laureate Kim Stafford will be sharing some words in regards to the exhibition. Kendrick Moholt has spent the last three decades exploring all seven continents to capture the images of our world, both of the familiar territory and the unknown wild. With his background as a field biologist Moholt has documented his adventures with the accessibility of photography and imagery. He captures the characteristics and emotive qualities of wildlife combined with landscape photography his compositions expresses that of which can only be found on earth. "From a rustic home in the wilds of North East Oregon to the most remote locations on earth I am constantly amazed and challenged by the endless forms and variations that occur in the natural world. A person could spend a lifetime exploring and interpreting such things. I intend to do so." -Kendrick Moholt

The Power of One

The Power of One

Starting: April 3rd

Crossroads invites you to the Annual Open Theme Show, “The Power of One.” The challenge to the artist is to illustrate an idea and interpret the phrase “The Power of One,” as it speaks to you. The power of the individual to enact an opinion or idea to create change. We ask artists to empower themselves and express their art in all forms of media. Remember, this is a challenging theme and we are confident in our innovative artists! For dates, guidelines, rules, and further information check out our "Quick Forms" for the Call to Artists Sheet: 2020 April Open Theme Show

Past Exhibits

Regional Paintings

Regional Paintings

February 7th 2020

Originally from Southern California, local Baker City artist Sandra Ford will be presenting her outstanding architectural oil paintings. These realistic narratives capture the small town America. The lack of inhabitants give them a sense of eerie lonesome, the only life comes from the light captured by Ford's paintbrush. Her straightforward composition challenges the viewer to take in the unknown scenery as if to be a stranger in unfamiliar territory. Yet they strike a sense of déjà vu, you've seen these buildings but only in a dream with a skewed point of view. Ford is an American story teller of rural towns which brings to mind Edward Hopper's "Nighthawk," the viewer knows the familiar location but are pulled into an intimate story of a stranger in a common cafe. Ford pulls you into familiar territory to tell a stranger's story. Join us February 7th to see the familiar solitude of Sandra Ford at Crossroads.

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Annual Student Art Show

Annual Student Art Show

January 3rd 2020

Crossroads welcomes back The Annual Student Art Show! Every year we invite students from all levels to exhibit their art in the gallery. This January, Crossroads expects a wonderful turnout from local schools of Baker County and class rooms that encourage art creativity. If you have taken an art class with Crossroads Carnegie Art Center and would like to exhibit please bring your art piece to the upstairs gallery on December 30th before 5pm. Otherwise, join us for First Friday where the music students of Allison Swensen-Mitchell will be giving a live performance accompanied by Hannah Violette. Enjoy some light refreshments and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to D&J Tacos. Not only with a selection of our local schools, art created here at Crossroads will be shared in half of the gallery with high school students. Classes teaching 2-D media include Becky Litke, Paul Hoelscher, Amy VanGaasbeck, Jan Clark, Megan McGuinness, Hillery Lay, Antonia Carriere. And 3-D classes such as pottery and various mixed medias including crafts are taught by Shannon Gray, Mo Quinn, Ginger Rembold, Mary Sue Rightmire, Terri Axness, Dawn Marie de Lara, and Brenda Johnson. We hope to see many artists who took art classes enter this year and will inspire the creativity within this community. Crossroads hopes many of these high school students will be on exhibition with the High School Student Show at Eastern Oregon University in February at Nightingale Gallery. There are many scholarship and prize opportunities for these High School Students and Crossroads hopes you take a look at our current and future class schedules for children and adults. We'll see you at the Crossroads!

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