Friday, Hubby and I headed to Salem…..the one that is the capital of Oregon!
Every year, for close to 40 years the Salem Art Association has organized and event call the Salem Art Fair & Festival. The art fair is ranked one of the TOP TEN art fairs in the U.S. and it attract artists from all over the country. So, the work is good, varied and there are close to 200 vendors in all! It’s quite a weekend.
I thought I took a lot of pictures but after I got home I realized I had barely captured a good representation of what all was there…..hope you enjoy this sampling!
Glass yard art………..
Acrylic and ink…….
Pottery that, to me, is reminiscent of the 1920 art deco pottery made by Roseville.
Amazingly, beautiful woodworking…..
More colorful acrylics……..
I loved this shot of three color coordinated booths, even the men’s tee shirts match…
Collage and watercolor in the background…beautiful aqua colored glaze in the foreground…….
This is an awesome collage made with pieces of maps and other papers……..
Truly, this is just a sampling…..there was clothing, jewelry, hats, shoes, leather goods, weaving…..every art form know to man, I swear, plus food, entertainment and music! It is exciting and inspiring and daunting, all at the same time.
You can tell by my photos that I am attracted to the bright colors, if you don’t like bright colors…..you would have still found things there that you would love!
So, if you are ever in Oregon the third weekend in July, be sure to include the Art Fair in Salem’s Bush Park in your plans.