Sunday, August 1, 2010

After many hours...

we finally have our next show hung and ready for this next week.

We are showing various foundry molds that were made in the 1920's along with artwork that has been created using these molds as the starting point for the art. Chris Giffin, Emily Stuart and Carolyn Garcia have paid tribute to these pieces by creating one of a kind artwork.

Wooden Foundry molds are getting harder and harder to find. Foundry molds were created by craftsmen/pattern makers pre- Industrial Revolution. The molds were pressed into compact sand where its image was left and then wax was first applied to the cavity and molten iron was poured in making cast iron parts for machines or tools. The old ones are made mostly of wood many are painted with India ink.

Here is a glimpse at some of the pieces which are unique, transformed and ready to hang on any wall! Give us a call or stop into the gallery starting Tuesday, August 3rd!

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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.