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Keizer Art Assocaiaton-10th Annual Something Red Art Walk
December 15, 2012
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
What: 10th Annual Something Red Award Winners, Art Walk, and Art Demonstrations
When:  Event continues through December 31st 
Art Walk exhibits are open during regular merchant hours
Where: Downtown Salem at 21 participating businesses and Saturday Demos at 365 Ferry St.
Who:   Event presented by Artists in Action, a nonprofit arts group in Salem
 Cost: Free
 
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Salem, Oregon
Twenty-five Oregon Artists Receive Awards at Something Red Reception
 
Recognition for the visual creations of 25 local artists highlighted the 10th annual Something Red award reception on December 5th. Art pieces in photography, 2-D, 3-D, and Youth categories had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and Honorable Mention winners in each. Ninety-five artists submitted original art for the event.
 
This year’s Best of Show went to Cameron Covey for Siren’s Call, a wool, felt and silk piece of wearable art on exhibit now at Red Raven Gallery. Marilyn Krug received the Best Use of Red award for her oil and cold wax painting, ‘Green Hills Over Orange Field’, on display at Wild Pear Restaurant.
 
The event’s top-level sponsors also presented ribbon awards in their name. Mayor Anna Peterson chose the mixed-media piece titled ‘Journey to the Source’ by Meg Rowe for the Mayor’s Award. It is on display at Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. AP Walther of Salem Weekly selected Jennifer Gimzewski’s acrylic painting ‘Walk Away’. It is on display at Dave Wilson Designer-Goldsmith’s. The PAK Oregon Award went to Colleen Goodwin-Chronister for her diptych in oil, ‘Spring Shower’, also on exhibit at Wild Pear Restaurant.
 
To view all the awards, artist names, the winning art, and the merchant location where it is displayed visit http://www.somethingred.org.
 
The Something Red Art Walk & Exhibits showcases 175 original art pieces at 21 merchant locations in downtown Salem. The artwork is available for purchase and the Art Walk continues through the end of December.
 
Art Walk Maps are available at Travel Salem, participating merchant locations, or online at http://www.somethingred.org/art-walk-map/.
 
Jurors this year were Ruth Armitage, a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Joel Zak, a local professional photographer.
 
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).
 
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.
 
For 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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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

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