Thursday, March 21, 2013

Happenings at the gallery....

Our reception for our Art Attack was a great success!  Here are a few photos showing True Private Wealth Advisor's office space.  All of this work fits well into their beautiful location.

Step off the elevator and be greeted by this strong sculpture by Robert Hess and near the window is another sculptural piece by Wiltzen Blitz.  On the wall is a stunning Willamette Valley landscape by Sue-Del McCulloch.  

In Steve Altman's office, view Plowed by Sue-Del McCulloch and Robert Schlegel's House and Barn.

In the boardroom, we placed 4 large black and white photographs by Ron Cooper.  The images are of local areas around Salem which fit with True Wealth.  It's great to see a business supporting and  working with our local community.  
Affordable Framing did the mats and frames for us and we couldn't be happier with the outcome.  

To top off the night...West Side Wine Store served delicious wines to all that came for the opening.  What a treat to have this local wine store serving...great people and I know it's worth a trip to see what they have to offer!  

Monday, March 18, 2013


We have been so fortunate to have artists who LOVE creating these artblox's for our machine.

Watching people count the levers, stop on a lucky number for their pull or randomly close their eyes and pick...most of all we love telling them about the artist who made the block and how their purchase has helped an artist in need.

Since this isn't a mass produced machine and we only have one (and only plan to have one), we only ask artists who we know to make the blocks.

Lately I've been making them...I love working small and found this to be an activity I could do in spurts. These people have been in my drawings for many years...many have been on ceramics from my past but are reappearing on the blocks.  Dots, color, mysterious.

Maybe not mysterious... but just fun to paint.  

I also love words and how they can relate to a photo or a painting.  Anyone can find meaning for that particular word...haste (rash or headlong action) .  Yes, that about sums it up. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Art Attack!

It's always fun planning shows each month and this one is no different.  Installations are tricky because  trying to transform what is in my head sometimes takes time to arrange in real life.
I usually hear....."you want to do what?"

In the gallery, we've created our installation of an architects office...urban, fun and entertaining if you look close.

We were able to visit one of our favorite offices in Salem...CBTwo Architects and Construction.  Gretchen Stone was a great us product samples to architectural drawings which made our "fake office" area REALLY look like a working office.  

We borrowed the Bean desk from Pacific Furnishings Northwest (a fabulous Herman Miller design) as well as the chair.  (another Gretchen and CBTwo connection.)  

Of course we needed to personalize our desk with little plastic break dancers lent to us by Chris Morris from CBTwo.

Our opening and reception for our March show will held at True Private Wealth Investors, located across the street from the gallery at 388 State Street, Suite 1000. On the tenth floor and quite impressive!
The reception is from 5-7pm.  

This is unusual to have the reception not at the gallery but we are excited to try something different.  
We wanted to show off what we can do outside the gallery and figured we needed a REAL LIVE office to do this properly.  

We've attacked True Private Wealth with some amazing artwork and hope to see your smiling faces at this unique opening. We loved working with the guys at True Private Wealth Advisors and hope you enjoy their handsome space!

West Salem Wine Store will be featuring some of their select wines.  

Here's a sneak peak....enjoy.

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.