10th Annual ''Something Red'' Art Walk

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November 29, 2012

November 28, 2012
What:10th Annual Something Red Art Walk, Exhibits, Awards Reception, Art Raffle, and Demonstrations
When:December 5, 2012
Art Walk begins on First Wednesday:  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Artists' Awards Reception & Art Raffle:  7:00-8:00 p.m.
December 5 - 31, 2012
Art Walk exhibits are open during regular merchant hours from
Where:            Downtown Salem at 21 participating businesses and Saturdays in December at 365 Ferry St.
Who: Event presented by Artists in Action, a nonprofit arts group in Salem
Salem, Oregon
Ninety-five Oregon artists submit a record 175 art pieces for December’s Something Red Art Walk
Original art, all featuring the color red, will delight downtown patrons as part of the 10th annual Something Red Art Walk Event in Salem. Media includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, mixed media, pastel, photography, ceramic, wood, fiber, and textiles. Styles range from classic to contemporary to edgy, from both emerging to professional fine artists.
The event opens with the Art Walk on First Wednesday, December 5, from 5 -7 p.m. Twenty-one merchants will display the art pieces, all of which are available for purchase. Art Walk Maps are available at Travel Salem, participating merchant locations, or online at http://www.somethingred.org/art-walk-map/.
From 7 – 8 p.m. the public is invited to attend the Artists’ Awards Reception at 365 Ferry St., across from the Salem Conference Center. Awards will be given in these categories: Best of Show, First, Second and Third Place, Best Use of Red, and Honorable Mentions. Art is juried this year by: Ruth Armitage, a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Joel Zak, a local professional photographer. Salem’s Mayor, Anna Peterson, will bestow the “Mayor’s Award” to the creator of her favorite art piece.
The reception offers light refreshments, and music by international touring and recording artist and master of the twenty-string harp guitar, John Doan. And for more fun, donations to benefit the Marion County Food Share will be accepted via “Food by the Foot” artist, Sandi Allen, who will be crocheting at the reception.   
This year, a “Red Ticket” art raffle allows patrons to win an original work of art valued at $300. The winner will be drawn during the reception, but need not be present to win. Winner may choose from 7 art pieces available and on display at the 365 Ferry Street location. Winner may choose art during the reception or the following Saturday, December 8th.
Tickets are $10 each, and are available at Red Raven Gallery and The Art Department, or at 365 Ferry St. on Saturday, December 1st, 11am to 4pm. 
In addition to the Art Walk, every Saturday in December Artists in Action members have art on display and live art demonstrations of various techniques and media at the AiA Studio Space - 365 Ferry Street, Salem - from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome to watch artists as they work on projects, view art demonstrations, and speak with artists as they create.
Demo artists include Linda Lowery (watercolor, acrylic); Diane Trevett (painting/drawing);  Kev Kohler (acrylic & pen and ink;  Sandy Tweed (acrylic);  Carrie Truitt (pen & ink, graphite drawing); Becki Trachsel Hesedahl (transparent watercolor – demos and mini-lessons); Debbie Straw (polymer clay); Phil Decker (photography); Benjamin Prewitt (painting); John Eells (painting); Marni Jeffers (clay); Phil Hilshafer (oil painting); Marilyn Krug (painting); Sue Thompson (painting); Patricia Young (watercolor); and Robin Humelbaugh (watercolor). For updated demo schedule visit the Something Red website at somethingred.org.
Merchants displaying art this year include: The Arbor on State St., Art Department, Inc., Cascade Baking Co., Clockworks Café & Cultural Center, Create-A-Memory, Dave Wilson Designer-Goldsmith, Elsinore Framing & Fine Art, French Unicorn, Glance Optics & Eyewear, Grand Vines, Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Napoleon’s Creperie & Gelateria, Red Raven Gallery, Roger Yost Gallery, Roy John Designer-Goldsmith, Umpqua Bank, US Bank-Ladd & Bush, Where the Sidewalk Begins, Wild Pear Restaurant, William Bragg Photography.
Artists in Action appreciates the support of these sponsors to this year’s event:  The Art Department, Inc, Elsinore Framing & Fine Art, The Roger Yost Gallery, Salem Weekly, PAK Oregon, Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering, and Willamette University.
For the full schedule, art locations and updated information, visit somethingred.org.  Questions may be directed to Becki Trachsel-Hesedahl, event chair at 503-510-0358, or email to beckith2010@gmail.com.  
Artists in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, consisting of a group of diverse, dedicated artists and artisans working to create stronger ties with each other and with the communities in the Salem area.  Members share their achievements, ideas, inspirations, and opportunities for artists to develop, show and sell their work.  Members participate in a variety of activities  to ensure that their work becomes a visible part of life in the community.  Further information about this group of over 150 local fine artists can be found at www.artistsinaction.org
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·       Something Red 2012 Map Card

PR contacts:
- Diane Trevett, Artists in Action – Treasurer/Public & Community Relations, callastudio@comcast.net   503-559-5210
- Lori Pettenger , Artists in Action – Vice President/Public & Community Relations, loripett@me.com     503-871-9040