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The Karin Clarke Gallery celebrates the opening of the 2018 Eugene Biennial
July 25 • 12:00 pm - August 25 • 5:30 pm• Free
The Karin Clarke Gallery, located at 760 Willamette Street in downtown Eugene, is thrilled to announce the opening of the 2018 Eugene Biennial, a juried show celebrating exceptional art of our region. This year’s jurors are the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp, Artist and Retired Lane Community College Art Instrustor Craig Spilman, and Gallerist Karin Clarke.
“This is our second time hosting the Eugene Biennial, and it’s been a inspiring to see how this event has grown since 2016,” says Clarke. “The City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Division has spearheaded the creation of the Downtown Visual Arts Festival, which also includes not only the Biennial, but also the return of the Mayor’s Art Show, Salon de Refuse, BRIDGE exhibition, and the 20×21 EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls. It is amazing to see how the arts sector has begun to have a resurgence in our community, and we’re thankful to be a part of bringing that experience to Eugene.”
The 2018 Eugene Biennial will be on view from Wednesday, July 25 through Saturday, August 25, and kicks off with its opening reception on Friday, July 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wines served are courtesy of Broadley Vineyards and cake is being donated by Metropol Bakery.
On Wednesday, August 2, award winners will be announced during the ARTiculate Celebration, located at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theatre. Plaza entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m., lobby entertainment begins at 6 p.m., with the Award Ceremony and Variety Show beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments and cash bar will be available.
This year’s awards include a $500 First Prize: Best of Show award sponsored by Blunt Graffix, three $250 Jurors Choice Awards sponsored by respectively by Oregon Arts Supply, Whiteaker Printmakers, and the UO Duck Store, and a $300 Watershed Arts Award, sponsored by Watershed Arts. In addition, award winners will receive memberships to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and will be invited for a follow-up exhibit at Karin Clarke Gallery in August of 2019.
The First Friday ArtWalk rounds out the week of events on Friday, August 3, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This year’s selected artists include: Carol Arian, David Campbell, Kathleen Caprario, Sarah Ciampa, Carla Crow, Abbas Darabi, Harris Dillon, Suma Elan, Janine Etherington, Mavelle Featherstone, Jenny Gray, John Holdway, Sandy Brown Jensen, Bob Keefer, Jessica Lavadour, Margot Lovinger, Rebecca Mannheimer, Athena Ortman, Sarah Peterman, Andrea Schwartz-Feit, Rick Simpson, Beverly Soasey , Lauren Suveges, Edward Teague, Libby Wadsworth, Jordan Walker, Michael Whitenack, Betsy Wolfston, Eric Wuest, and Len Zeoli.
More information is available at: http://www.karinclarkegallery.com/Biennial.html