“LCCC Members’ Show”
July 13th – August 6th
Every year the Lincoln City Cultural Center honors its membership by exhibiting work of all kinds exclusively done by our member artist. This year’s show opens with an artists’ reception on July 13th from 5 to 7pm and will remain on display until August 6th. The Chessman Gallery is proud to host these creative, colorful and inspirational shows each year. Please join us to celebrate our rich LCCC arts community.
The Members’ Show is a special time of year when both professional artists and creative dabblers, that all support the Lincoln City Cultural Center, come together to make up an exhibit of over 100 pieces as diverse as night from day. The work usually includes paintings, photography, sculpture, clay works, art prints, textiles, collage, jewelry, paper arts, woodworking, assemblage art and so much more. It’s a great place to find art work done in ways you’ve never seen before. For example, in past years we have seen exquisite metal lamps made with antique venetian glass vases and powder coated strainers or Jello molds. We’ve also had the pleaser of displaying pinhole photography done on the inside surface of small boxes, a giant fabric octopus and tiny, rocking clay ikebana vessels. There have been delightful assemblage pieces using all manner of bits and bobs, including old light bulbs, keys and faucets. We’ve displayed award winning photography from the local kite festival as well as mind bending mosaic work. What does this year’s Members’ show hold in store for us? It is still a mystery…come to the Chessman Gallery for the opening reception on the 13th and see what our creative community of artists has been up to!
To further distinguish this year’s Members’ Show, the exhibit will be installed by guest curators, Virginia Leonnig and Carol Pulvermacher. Both are professional artists and members of the Lincoln City Cultural Center and have been working together on the collaborative and traveling art exhibit entitled, “Colorful Confluence” which was on display at the Chessman in November 2017 and is now up at the Maritime Museum in Newport. Both have extensive experience displaying artwork and have an exquisite sense of color and form.
Virginia Leonnig Paints Northwest landscapes, seascapes and wildlife in a colorful, almost impressionist, style all her own. Her work breathes life and bursts with movement. She is currently represented by the DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach.
After years of creating wood burned wildlife art, Carol Pulvermacher found a new passion for abstract expressionism, with an influence of NW native imagery. She drips, drizzles and stylizes her native Northwestern subjects until they are saturated with joy and color and meaning. She is currently a leading member of the Spiral Gallery, an artist’s cooperative in Estacada, Oregon. For years she has been responsible for the beautifully done display of the Spiral Gallery.
“It is with gratitude and excitement that I hand over display responsibilities to these two distinguished artists. The Chessman gallery will be in good hands for our 2018 Members’ Show exhibit.” Says Gallery Director Krista Eddy.
For more information about this show or any of the many events going on at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.
The Cultural Center would not exist without the generous support of our members, donors and all of the many hours of volunteer work done by folks from our community. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is a place where creativity and artistic endeavors, whether in visual arts or performing arts, shine brightly and bring people together.
If you would like to become part of the LCCC community, membership starts at $35 per year. Just call or log on to register or better yet, come visit us at 540 NE Hwy 101 any day of the week, 9 to 5, except Tuesdays.
Also happening on July 13th along with the Members’ Show opening at the Chessman Gallery, are opening receptions at both the Coop Gallery and the Beachstone Gallery, both next door to the Cultural Center. It makes for a great evening or art, wine, appetizers and music all within 100 feet of each other. This alinement of receptions happens every 3 months. Please join us and experience our thriving local arts community.