2nd Annual Mayor’s Art Invitational

2008 – 2009

The 2nd Oregon Artists Series exhibition featured work by 25 artists selected from 247 works of art submitted. Continuing the series’ tradition, one piece was selected best of show by a panel of judges and purchased for the Salem Conference Center’s permanent collection. Shelley Curtis, curator of Oregon State University’s Art About Agriculture collection, and Mary Lou Zeek of Salem assisted the Oregon Artists Series Foundation with exhibition coordination.

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
Winter Sunset, Marilyn Higginson, 2007, oil on canvas

Honorarium Awards of $500
The Circle and the Spiral (after Michelangelo’s Eritrian Sibyl), Rob Bibler, 2005, pastel, conte and charcoal on paper
Red Cab, Pink Van, Patrick Collier, 2007, digital print
The Geometry of Time, Carol Hausser, 2001, watercolor on paper
The Woods – 3, Kristin Kuhns, 2008, acrylic and fiber on wood and canvas
After the Rain III, Sue-Del McCulloch, 2007, acrylic on canvas

View all the works in the exhibition at https://salemconventioncenter.org/about-the-center/exhibitions/2nd-annual-mayors-artist-series