First Friday brings five new shows

First Friday

Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 11.19.21 AMAn eclectic mixture of artwork is coming to Baker City for the month of September. Five new shows open during the First Friday art walk, Sept. 1.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

The 19th annual “Art at the Crossroads” open regional show will feature a diverse range of artists, media and styles.

The opening reception is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave. Live music will be provided by Manny Gutierrez on guitar and Marilyn Shollenberger on keyboard.

The evening also includes beef samples provided by Warnock Ranches and light refreshments by the Friends of Crossroads. The award presentation begins at 5:30 p.m., and the People’s Choice award will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

Ash Grove Cement is sponsoring $1,000 in awards and the Northwest Pastel Society is sponsoring a $100 prize for the best pastel.

Cory Peeke, professor of art at Eastern Oregon University, will be the show judge.

“Crossroads is very excited to see the various and diverse artwork that will be entered and to be able to provide Baker County the opportunity to view various ceramic, sculpture, multimedia, paintings, photography, 2D and 3D artwork,” said Kristin Hauter, Crossroads’ community art director.

The exhibition is on display through Sept. 30. Following the opening, an informal talk and critique for participating artists is planned for Sept. 2 in the gallery from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.

Broderick Gallery

The works of two Portland painters will be featured during September at Broderick Gallery, 1802 Main St.

Quin Sweetman and Celeste Bergin both present landscapes, still lifes and figures. Their works include plein aire and studio paintings. The show opens Friday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The gallery’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit

Copper Belt Winery

Works by Brian and Corrine Vegter will be on exhibit at Copper Belt Winery, 1937 Main St., during September. Corrine will showcase her new sculptures, and Brian will present his Airstream paintings.

Short Term Gallery

Short Term Gallery will host artist Arielle Star for the months of September and October. Also, the gallery will continue to showcase the works of Zoe West.

“Since the Short Term Gallery opened nine years ago, we have been fortunate enough to feature the works of many, many artists whose pieces were at the time totally unknown to us,” Tom Novak said. “Arielle is one of these artists whose paintings were recently and happily, brought into our field of awareness. We are happy to host this collection of her creative expressions of fantasy on canvas.”

The gallery also continues to display works by many local and regional artists.

Peterson’s Gallery

Acclaimed area pastel artists Antonia Carriere and Craig Canoy will be featured during September at Peterson’s Gallery, 1925 Main St. Carriere studied art at Pasadena City College in California, after which she worked for a number of years as a landscape and garden designer in the Bend area. She also did stage/set design for the Central Oregon Symphony. Following her move to Halfway in 2006, Carriere established her personal studio and focused on pastel painting. In 2009, she received an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant.

Canoy graduated from the University of Oregon, and he spent 30 years teaching art and design for the Hillsboro Union High School District. He participated in a two-person art exhibit at Pacific University’s Cawein Gallery as well as at Portland State University’s Littman Gallery. Craig now resides in La Grande where he explores and paints the eastern Oregon landscape.

The Antonia Carriere and Craig Canoy joint show opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 541-523-1022 or email

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