Friday, January 10, 2020

Young Artist's Show January 16th 4-8pm

The Nest Gallery is kicking off the year with a show that's near and dear to our hearts as many of our members are mothers as well as teaching artists in the community! The Young Artist Show will be celebrating the work of young artists in the community. Join us at the Artist Reception on Thursday January 16th for art, live music and snacks! 

Young Artist Show Reception 
Thursday January 16th 4pm-8pm on the Downtown Corvallis Arts Walk
Location: The Nest; Artist Collective (located in Conifer Wellness Building- directly above ReStyle Home Goods Store on 3rd)
139 Southwest 3rd Street (Upstairs)
Corvallis, Oregon 97333


The Nest; An Emerging Artist Collective


I am excited to announce the emergence of The Nest gallery in January 2020! The Nest; An Artist Collective ( formerly known as Voices Gallery) is re-emerging into a new space in the Conifer Wellness Building at 139 SW 3rd St in downtown Corvallis ( up the stairs to the left of Re-Style Home Store). The Nest will be participating in the Third Thursday Corvallis Art Walk ( CAW) each month in 2020. For the CAW schedule and info about additional galleries you can visit their website at: http://www.corvallisartswalk.com/
 The Nest Artist Collective is made up of 8 artists, many of us teaching artists in the community and all of us mothers. Get to know our Collective and their work below and we hope to see you on the Corvallis Art Walk! 

Meet the Artists: The Nest Gallery

Dawn Lamar Figueroa
Dawn is a Corvallis artist currently working in the medium of colored pencil. She
received a B.A. in Visual Communications and Philosophy/Religion from Kean University in New Jersey.
Her focus of study was illustration and she was trained in photo-realism. She has a strong attention to
detail and considers the act of drawing a meditative practice. Most of her inspiration comes from nature
and world cultures. She is curator of The Historical and Cultural Textile and Apparel Collection at OSU,
and she is Manager of the ArtShop at The Arts Center in Corvallis.
If you would like to see her artwork visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dawn.l.figueroa


Shannon Finley
Shannon is an artist currently working in acrylic on canvas. She paints botanical impressions that at times blur the lines between reality and abstraction. Painting is a way for her to simplify her inspirations and strip it down to their essence. It is in this moment of ambiguity that she finds excitement and the painting becomes more about emotions through line work and color.

Courtney Marchesi
Courtney is a self-taught artist with an affinity for the sea.  Using acrylic paint, she brings her beloved subjects to life on reclaimed wood canvas.
While her focus is primarily on marine life, Courtney’s background as a veterinary technician has lent itself to a love for painting pet portraits as well. You will also find her occasionally dabbing in coffee art and local mural projects.


Caroline Moses
Caroline is an artist living and working in Corvallis, Oregon. Her main body of work aims to strengthen community connections and dialogue. "Art is a communication tool to connect people to ideas, and I see the methods of the creative process as important to that communication. I aim to create art that is beautiful, ornate, and approachable, and invites people to elevate community understanding and awareness. Individual care for each step is valuable to my process. Cut, place, paint, finish - all individually, all by hand - each step in a particular order. Much of my work can be described as painterly sculpture. "

Diana Ryan
 Diana is a ceramic artist that also dabbles in mixed media paintings, macrame wall hangings and community art & mural projects. Diana teaches art classes at her home studio Diana Rose Studio inspiring artists of all ages. www.dianarosestudio.com

Pam Pniak Thompson
Pam is a mixed media artist using paper and metal to create collage and jewelry. She teaches mixed media art classes at her studio; Alta Vista Art Studio. For upcoming class information please email pampniak@gmail.com

Erin Wallace
Erin is an assemblage artist and jeweler. With a background in sculpture
Erin is drawn to all matter of materials, especially found and discarded objects.
Erin weaves stories in her artwork using canvas and boxes as a stage to arrange
her materials, adding paint and image. She is currently working with leather,
creating her own line of earring designs.

Alisha B Whitman
Alisha is a watercolor and acrylic artist painting the landscapes she loves. With enthusiastic colors and bold, flowy lines she hopes to share the joy and peace she feels in nature and encourage others to appreciate the beauty around them.


Her work can be seen at www.alishabwhitman.com or follow her @AlishaBWhitmanArt to see what she’s working on now.