Saturday, December 31, 2011

January Hours and First Friday

Januay the gallery will be going to winter hours - open Thursday thru Sunday.
First Friday starts at 5:30 pm on January 6th. 
Mark your calendars for the Y'ART Sale in February - opens February 3rd (First Friday) at 5:30.  The gallery will be packed with extra work as artists clean out their studios to make way for new creating. Plenty of interesting work, nothing priced over $40.  Last year's selection was mostly cleaned out in the first couple of days, however the special Y'ART sale goes through the whole month.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What's new in November

November Newsletter

First Friday Art Walk November 4th, 5:30 to 8:00
Featured Artists:
 Megan Dorrah and Colter Beto.  Plus lots of new art from gallery artists.
Live guitar music from Robert Anders.

Megan Dorrah  Featured Artist
Megan Dorrah has lived in Baker City, Oregon since 2010, and has been interested in photography as an art form since 2002. She is especially drawn to the challenges of shooting with black and white film. In addition to photography, Megan dabbles in other artistic mediums such as pencil and charcoal sketching, pastels, airbrush, watercolor and oil painting, and fiber arts. She has painted murals for York’’s Grocery and Baker Heritage Museum.

In the upcoming show at Short Term Art Gallery, Megan has created a series of photographic collages using black and white images, including landscapes and architecture found in Baker County, Oregon. The collages merge similar photographs, creating a puzzle of values, angles and intriguing compositions
 Collage #3   Collage #13

 Collage #22

Currently in the gallery:

Flight of the Dragon,
Colter Beto, 6x8" photograph, $95

Journey, Colter Beto, photograph, 10 x 19", NFS.

Earrings, Andrea Stone, copper/turquoise, $25

Moose, Paul Hoelscher, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14" $300

End of Water, Hans Magden, oil, 24" x 36", $1800

More FIRST FRIDAY in downtown Baker City:
Peterson's Gallery on Main Street has their grand opening 6:00 pm November 4, with a show featuring the work of painter Tiffany Malia Kimball.

Crossroad's November show opens also on the 4th, ceramics by Mary Sue Rightmire along with Coco Forte's paintings. The show is called Flying Mountains-Smoked Clay, Flying Clay-Smoked Mountains. Forte is displaying the pictures for a children's book she is doing. Rightmire's work will be all low-fired, burnished and smoked pots including some pumpkin and gourd shapes as well as plates, bowls and a couple of lanterns. The show runs from November 4th - 21st.

Mark Your Calendars:
Outta the Box Bazaar at Baker Towers Dec. 2 & 3
First Friday Art Walk: December 2nd.

More at:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Newsletter

 First Friday Art Walk October 7, 5:30 to 8:00
Photography by Colter Holdane. Oil Paintings by Hans Magden. Plus lots of new art from gallery artists.
Live music from The Hansen Family Singers (heritage western) at 6:00 and The Dead Fiddlers Society at 7:00.
Finger food.
Hans Magden  Featured Artist
Continuing through October, oil paintings by Hans Magden, who lives and works in John Day, Oregon. Hans painted as time was available during a busy professional career as a veternarian, and since selling his practice, now paints full time. His work reflects the story of his life, including adapting to a diagnosis of Parkinsons disease. Hans has re-trained himself to paint with both hands, and is back to painting colorful, energetic images. You can see more of his work at

Hans Magden My Other Face
My Other Face, Hans Magden, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $1850

Bull Fight, Hans Magden, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", $1850
Currently in the gallery:

Dandelions, Andrea Stone, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 30", $300

Plenty Coups, Butch Boettcher, bronze, 12" x 8", $1300

Mavic, Brian Vegter, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48", $3000

Mark Your Calendars:
Thursday Art Night at the Eltrym Theater October 27th
Outta the Box Bazaar at Baker Towers Dec. 2 & 3
November First Friday Art Walk: Nov. 4

Monday, September 5, 2011

One of our artists - Rebecca Mancino Litke

Rebecca Mancino Litke shows pastels, drawings and paintings at the Short Term Gallery...and sometimes you might find her staffing the gallery where her warm smile and love of the arts is shared with everyone who comes to visit. Becky works out of a studio in Haines, Oregon. Born and educated in Detroit, Michigan, Becky's serious interest in art began in the late seventies. A mostly self taught artist, she has studied under several well known artists and instructors. Becky resides in beautiful Eastern Oregon with her husband Bruce who is an avid sportsman and hunter. His love of nature has inspired many of her paintings.Becky paints and draws  with most mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel.

She has painted landscapes, portraits, and animals. Her work has won over 45 awards.
She has taught at the Nampa Art Guild, Caldwell Art Association, Purple Sage Creative Arts & the Crossroads Art Center. She currently teaches watercolor & pastel classes at the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon. She has been associated with the Paint & Draw Art School in Boise, Idaho, as pastel instructor.

Branding Time

Cone Flowers


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Great August First Friday

It was a fun first Friday at the Gallery...great guitar music from Tony, and  surprise birthday party for Dick Haynes.  Lots of art lovers, and lots of sales. Featured artists this month are:

Kim Hoshal Photographer - August Featured Artist
Born and raised in Florida, Kim spent most of her life as a professional dancer for Walt Disney Company and other choreographers before turning her artistic passions to photography. On a trip to the southwest she became entranced by the every evolving light and iconic landscapes which have become the primary subject of her works. Her work has been featured in magazines, calendars, album covers, and most recently for a hiking guidebook published by Arizona Highways. She has studied with David Muench, Jack Dykings, and John Fielder.  Kim is based in Sedona, Arizona and has a gallery in Jerome, Arizona.

Monument Valley Revisited 2

Monument Valley Revisited 13

Marcia Cook
Painter -  Featured Artist
A variety of works by Baker City artist Marcia Cook continues through August. Marcia is originally from Seattle, but has lived and painted throughout the US, and has called Baker City, Oregon home for the last ten years. Her works are plein air oil landscapes, and Marcia also does studio paintings of landscapes based on field photographs collected on her outings throughout the region. Her regional landscapes have been shown and received awards at numerous juried shows and her works are in several private collections.

Catherine Creek Bridge by Marcia Cook


Currently in the gallery:
All Who Wander, Bronze Bowl, Robert Anders

Ensenada, oil painting, Hans Magden

Pictograph to Kanji, Burnished Clay,  Mary Sue Rightmire

Rodeo Queen, bronze sculpture by Butch Boettcher