1st Annual Mayor’s Art Invitational

2007 - 2008

Inspired by the idea that displaying art in the public spaces of the Salem Conference Center would add to the visitor experience, the Oregon Artists Mayor’s Invitational was a year-long exhibit featuring work by 25 artists from across Oregon. Shelley Curtis of OSU’s Art About Agriculture Program and Mary Lou Zeek of Salem served as consultants to the Conference Center’s exhibit committee.  

Jurors Cynthia Addams of the Collins Foundation, Nancy Lindburg, former arts administrator, and John Olbrantz of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art selected works for purchase and award honoraria:

Mayor’s Grand Award Purchase
Airlie Autumn, James Mattingly, 2003, acrylic on canvas 

Honorarium Awards of $500
Mirari, Rob Bibler, 2006, oil on canvas
Untended Orchard, Marilyn Higginson, 2007, oil on canvas
Approximate Center 4, Kristin Kuhns, 2007, acrylic and fiber on canvas
For Mothers, Phyllis Yes, 2005, acrylic on canvas

View the catalog: https://salemconventioncenter.org/pdf/SCC_Catalog07.pdf