Thursday, March 31, 2011

Art can be anywhere...

I carry my camera with me everywhere and take shots daily. Art surrounds us...some good.

some playful....

some will make a statement...

some arrange to make an art statement...

while others make you go huh?????

I'm happy to see it all.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sue-Del McCulloch is amazing....

and this painting proves my point.

We hung this painting by Sue-Del in Waterplace....downtown Salem. Just stunning.

Combined efforts...

Recently my dear friend Kristin's father passed away after a long illness.
I was fortunate enough to have been asked to throw the cremation urn for the burial. My friend Kristin then took the leather hard piece and carved a tribute to her father. He worked many years for the Department of Forestry and had a passion for native american lore. The lid was then turned from old growth by Kristin's brother and the beautiful woven piece underneath was woven by Kristin's mom.
There was such peace throughout the project, passing from one hand to another, a tribute to a special father and husband.

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's a sad day at our house....

Today we had to put our sweet little Cooper dog to sleep. He's been with us and our family for 16 years...many happy memories with this little guy.
A crazy dog that ate birthday cakes, could grab a sandwich out of your hand and gobble it up before you even knew it was gone. He will be missed by his little friends Gramps, Maddie, Thor, Porkchop and T-bone.
Good bye Coopie.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

You've got to see this movie...

I will never look at my trash the same way after viewing the documentary titled "Waste Land".

The renowned artist Vik Muniz embarks on one of the most inspired collaborations of his career, joining creative forces with Brazilian catadores -- garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho landfill. In this Oscar-nominated documentary, the catadores prove to be unique and surprising individuals in their own right, waxing philosophic as they impart a valuable lesson about what society discards.
This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen....and yes...I did cry with joy to know that many artists that I meet each day have these same characteristics.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday time for Tina

Tina works at the gallery and today and we celebrated. Candles with wishes,

Crazy birthday hats,

wonderful food,

good friends,

What a great day.

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.