Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

Crossroads Carnegie
Art Center

Current Exhibits

"What We See" Click here for artist information

Starting: October 5th

Crossroads is very pleased to introduce Robert Schlegel for an exhibit of his acrylic & oil, titled "What We See," paintings and assemblage artwork. Schlegel lives and creates in Banks, Oregon and he was a 2016 featured Oregon Public Broadcasting Art Beat artist; Robert will be our featured artist during the month of October. Schlegel's vibrant paintings explore manmade structures juxtaposed into the landscape and other subjects such as birds, horses, fisherman, and other figurative work painted onto gesso prepared paper, panel and canvas. Schlegel begins his process en plein air (outdoors) or in the studio, using preliminary sketches in charcoal, pencil and oil pastel and taking reference photographs as necessary. He strives to create work that possesses tension between the representational and the abstract. Recently, Schlegel has begun to explore three-dimensional work. Using paper, wire, string and fabric, he creates architectural structures and organic bird forms. "Schlegel's assemblage's have the intriguing appearance and feel of having jumped-off one of his paintings into 3D form, states Kristin Hauter, Crossroads Art Director. "We are excited and honored to present his colorful, figurative and structural artwork." Robert began exhibiting pen and ink drawings in 1973 and has had work included in the Artists of Oregon Show at the Portland Art Museum, the Governor's Office in Salem Oregon, numerous solo and group exhibits in California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

Past Exhibits

ART AT THE CROSSROADS - OPEN REGIONAL SHOW

ART AT THE CROSSROADS - OPEN REGIONAL SHOW

September 7th 2018

Crossroads will be celebrating its 20th year anniversary of "Art at Crossroads - Open Regional Show," beginning Friday, September 7th at 5:30 - 8pm! The Annual Open Show will be juried this year by local artist, Amy Lay. Amy returned to Eastern Oregon after living and working as an artist in Jackson Hole, WY for the past several years. Amy and her husband are excited to be back and eager to join the art community in Eastern Oregon. This year Crossroads will be awarding around $3400 in cash prize money to the winning artists due to the 20th year anniversary celebration! In years past the amount was $1100 and we are really looking forward to the show! "Art at Crossroads is a favorite exhibit for participating artists and patrons alike! The show always has something for everyone, it's an eclectic show!" states Kristin Hauter, Community Art Director of Crossroads. "It's a fun, interesting and fresh show, highlighting local and regional artist new art work." Crossroads has a large amount of cash prize money for the winning participating artists as well as custom made ceramic awards for the winners. There will be awards in both 2 and 3D categories.

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The little BIG Show

The little BIG Show

August 3rd 2018

On exhibit during the month of August is the annual "little BIG Show!" An exhibition by 100+ local and regional artists who are given up to eight, 8" x 8" panels on which to create their work. All of the "little BIG Show" art work is just $40, no matter the artist or medium. Hundreds of finished panels are submitted! The panels are divided and dispersed to the five participating Baker City galleries. The five galleries will open simultaneously to sell the original and specifically created work! This year the work will be shown at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Copper Belt Tasting Room, Petersons Gallery, Royal Artisans & the Short Term Gallery. The LBS will be on display upstairs at Crossroads in the dance studio. A portion of each art work sold will be donated to the galleries charity of choice. Crossroads proceeds will go the Crossroads Hand to Heart Scholarship Fund allowing children and adults to take classes at Crossroads regardless of financial consideration. In conjunction with "the little BIG Show," “Color Gone Wild!” a two month weaving and fiber art show will continue to be displayed at Crossroads until the end of August. The show is sponsored by the Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO), which features 67 colorful and beautifully woven scarves, handbags, shawls, jackets, table runners, rugs, towels, vests, framed weavings, throws and wall hangings.

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COLOR GONE WILD - A weaving and fiber art exhibit

COLOR GONE WILD - A weaving and fiber art exhibit

July 6th 2018

On exhibit during the months of July and August, “Color Gone Wild!” A traveling weaving and fiber art show sponsored by the Weavers Guild of Oregon (WeGO), which features 67 colorful and beautifully woven scarves, handbags, shawls, jackets, table runners, rugs, towels, vests, framed weavings, throws and wall hangings; pieces vary in price, and start at only $35. Exhibit dates are July 6 through August 31. The exhibit represents the work of more than 700 members of WeGO, a nonprofit statewide organization of weaving, spinning and related fiber craft guilds. The juried exhibition awarded local Baker City weaver and former Crossroads Community Art Director, Cynthia Newman the Best Technical Excellence award; congratulations to Cynthia for her prestigious achievement! Corresponding with the two month exhibit, Crossroads will be hosting an assortment of weaving, knitting and spinning demonstrations, lectures and talks regarding the sheep herding industry and history of, hands on workshops, and on-site Babydoll lambs and sheep shearing! Check our website calendar for more details and dates. All events are free to the public. Oregon is home to a lively community of spinners and weavers. Spinning is the art of gathering fiber together to form yarn, which is then used by weavers to create textiles from clothing to household decorations. Once regarded as a major occupation, waving now exists as more of a hobby and avocation for those who have time, talent, and resources and a love of fiber, color, and design. Fibers can come from plants (cotton, flax and hemp), animals (silk worms, sheep, goats and alpacas) and man-made synthetics (polyester and nylon).

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