Sunday, November 30, 2008

On the brighter side.

Art begins at a young age as with positive feelings on life. Let's all dream of rainbows for our future.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrate with "ding dong style"

We love celebrating birthdays with our special homemade ding-dong cakes.
This cake was built for friend who just turned 18 on Sunday. Perfect for the artist who doesn't like to stay inside the lines.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dog day afternoon

It is a sunny day with dogs visiting the gallery.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Art is insightful, posing questions and seeking unexpected answers. Art is a refuge, encouraging reflection or just stillness. Art is diverse, offering perspectives beyond our own. Art is educational, examining our world and our histories. Art is inspirational. Looking at art gets us imagining our own next creative venture. Get engaged. Go visit an art gallery.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Driving Home

While driving home from Portland I just couldn't help but take a picture of the beautiful lights of the city. Hanging out the window with slow shutter speed...goodbye Portland.

Studio Visits

Today my husband and I drove to Portland to visit the studios of Kim Murton and Alison O'Donoghue. Lucky us.
Alison has been working on a commission for the Salem Hospital where she has been painting a 21' x 6' mural in her living room. Her detailed painting of people, animals and other imagery just took our breath away.

Close up of painting

Alison in her studio

Alison and her little friends

Kim Murton's studio

Comfortable kitty

While visiting Kim's studio we noticed her little black cat curled up on her work table.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gathering of Artists

Tonight we are taking our "Face the Public" artists out for dinner and conversation.
We will be gathering together,toasting the arts with upbeat feelings of what is on the horizon. This will be a good night.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Creative Time

I'm going to a election party on Tuesday night and thought I would make some
artful Obama necklaces to give to my friends. I'm thinking positive.

About Mary Lou Zeek

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We represent Northwest artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, ceramics, jewelry and mixed media. Our second gallery features exhibitions on a monthly basis, as well as selected group shows and special exhibitions. To arrange an appointment, please call 503-581-3229 or email; During our years of operating, we have successfully encouraged the broadening and blossoming of the Salem art scene. We are dedicated to serving our clients as well as our artists. The relationships that we cultivate with our clients and our artists have been and will continue to be long and rewarding. We encourage you to take the time to be acquainted with us and take the time to appreciate the art we enjoy so much.