18th Annual Clay Ball: Masterpieces

18th Annual Clay Ball: Masterpieces
Saturday, February 25 | 5:30-10 pm
Salem Convention Center
Presented by BMW of Salem
 
The Clay Ball auction and dinner is one of Salem’s premier social events, attracting 500 guests to raise money for the Salem Art Association’s community-enriching programs.

Clay Ball includes both silent and live auctions featuring original works of art from some our community’s most talented, and generous, artists. If your walls are already full, don’t worry, there are exclusive experience packages available. Everything from tastings at local distilleries to exotic vacations are there for the taking. Your ticket also includes appetizers, a catered dinner and dessert, complimentary wine from Bryan Mawr Vineyards, and beer from Gilgamesh Brewing. Entrée options are filet mignon, grilled prawns, or a butternut ravioli. After the dinner and auction parts of the evening, the dance floor opens up and Steve Springer from Only the Best Sound will keep you moving through the night.

For this year’s Masterpieces theme, you are encouraged to transform into an iconic work of art, take cues from an artistic movement, channel your favorite artist’s wardrobe, or simply dress to impress. An inspiration list will be available online for anyone looking to get ideas, from intricate to simple.
Tickets purchased by February 15 are $80, and are $95 afterward. Your ticket purchase, along with any purchases made in the auctions, benefits the Salem Art Association’s three core programs: the Bush Barn Art Center, the Bush House Museum, and Community Arts Education. The Salem Art Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization which has been serving the mid-Willamette Valley since 1919.

Don’t miss this premier social event, purchase tickets now by visiting www. SalemArt.org/clay-ball or by calling 503-581-2228.
Of the Body: Recent Work by Willamette University Students
January 21-February 26
Reception: Friday, January 20 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE

Of the Body is a group exhibition, curated by Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, that meditates on physical, social, societal, and personal aspects of the human body. Art in the exhibition spans a variety of media including: video art, drawing, animation, mixed media, and more. All work has been made by current undergraduate Art Majors in the Willamette University Art Department. Exhibiting artists for this exhibition include: Nastja Nykaza, Ant Proctor, Molly Austin, Thea Phillips, Genevieve Lawrence and Clarice Benz.

Salem Art Fair & Festival Application Deadline Approaching
The 68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival is coming up July 21-23. Applications are now being accepted to participate as a Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Kids’ Court activity, Food & Drink vendor, or Cultural Circle booth. Applications can be found online at www.SalemArt.org/art-fair.

Deadlines are as follows:
• Visual Artist: Friday, February 10
• Performing Artist: Wednesday, March 1
• Kids’ Court: Friday, March 10
• Food & Drink: Friday, March 10
• Cultural Circle: Friday, March 10

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