Thursday, November 19, 2009

Opening reception in Mary Lou Zeek Gallery 2

Last night we hosted our first reception in the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery 2 with work by artist John Van Dreal and Rachel Sabin.
Great fun, relaxed and filled with an art crowd.

Monday, November 16, 2009

MLZ Gallery 2

We are almost finished with our Gallery 2 space for "Appointment only" clients. Our first showing will be recent works by John Van Dreal and Rachel Sabin.
Rachel is the recent recipient of a Willamette University Carson Grant. Through this grant, she studied the traditional techniques and methods of oil painting under the tutelage of Salem painter John Van Dreal. Using imagery drawn from the Masters, both John and Rachel painted together through Summer and Fall months, expanding Rachel's artistic skill and exploring common figurative themes. This show, the culmination of that mentorship, offers a view of Sabin's impressive emerging style as well as a glimpse of Van Dreal's new work.
Please give us a call if you would like to take a view, phone: 503-581-3229

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I can't believe it's this close to the holidays and I'm scrambling to get ready. This picture will show you just how we feel...."Got Art?".
We have our "wish list" waiting for you to fill out and would love to drop a hint to those who need it.

We hope that everyone takes the time to stop in to see the work by all of our fantastic artists! Buy Local, Buy Art.

Carolyn Garcia

must have patience of a saint. Her paintings and drawings are the most amazing pieces I've seen in a long time. I find myself just standing and staring at each of her pieces when working at the gallery. Her her paintings and her works on paper show detailed line quality that just stops me in my tracks. If you see me just standing when you walk by...take me by the hand and lead me back to work...I just can't help myself.

Lynn Whipple

Our show for the month shows works by Carolyn Garcia and Lynn Whipple. As you can see, this little "ninny" by Lynn should raise a little chuckle from deep inside. Her old photos have been painted over and have created stunning images that will make you want to sit down for a long study...a must see in person. Also...if you are a "bird nut"...Lynn's largest piece shows a bluebird casting a shadow onto her assemblage. Tweet.

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.