Monday, February 22, 2010

This is REALLY an Art Car

that was painted by Phyllis Yes many years ago. The total car is painted to look like lace and it was spectacular! She would like to sell the car but the one person interested wants to repaint it! I promise to throw myself over the hood to keep that from happening!

Take a closer look....such detail.

While visiting, I was blown away by her talent. Her studio was full of her paintings that took our breath away. I felt like I was visiting a "Art movie star".

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cleaning and organizing...

just isn't one of those things I enjoy doing but....this last weekend I finally was given back my studio.

I am a potter. Yes, it feels good when I say that. Many people don't know that I spent 28 years working in a studio behind my home before I opened the gallery.

Six years ago we moved into our current home which didn't have a studio. I really didn't miss not having one because the gallery downtown became my creative outlet. I exercised my learning curve by doing things that pushed me in other ways. But...I still missed clay.
At home, everything was stacked high in the basement and my husband asked...Are you going to sell your wheel? I could never do that (I asked him if he would be willing to amputate his right arm!) and lucky for me...he built me a wonderful studio.

So after much work we finally have a great space for the power tools, the car and all that other mindless stuff that for so long covered my clay tools and equipment. I now have my working studio and it's fantasticl. Although my bisqueware has been piled high on the shelves I know I'll be working soon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The book is ready!

Just click on the image below and it will take you directly to the Blurb website. You can then order your book in hardcover or softcover! Pretty cool!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What a great opening....

We decided to pass out fortune cookies and asked everyone to make a wish...that no one would go hungry.

Excitement was in the air...seeing the many artists and meeting some for the first time.

I loved being around all these creatives!

Some spent some quiet time looking over the artwork...

while others were bidding fast and furious!
Be sure and call us...we're ready to place that bid for you!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The 100 Artists show opened today with lots of activity! The best thing about this show are the people who come to see it. They usually lots of questions and comments such as; "how did you send this through the mail", "I bet the post office LOVES to see you bring these odd things to them", "how do you find these artists?" and "How do these artists come up with these ideas?".

We love these conversations because it lets us talk about all of these 100 amazing creative people.
Hope to see all of you soon! Our reception is tomorrow night from 5-7pm

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ready, set, go!

We set the show up on Saturday night and are now fine tuning all the details. We realized that many of the pieces needed to sit and so of course...we needed more shelves! Waiting until last minute is my usual, thinking of course there would be MORE shelves waiting for me and all I needed to do was go get them. more of the same shelves. I had a fleeting wave of panic but...

Black seemed to work just fine so we made do. The show looks great and I can't wait for Tuesday, can you?

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.