CORVALLIS, Ore. - Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting the Albany Artists 10 x 10 art exhibit again this year. The show will be on display from Jan. 26 through Feb. 19.  A free public reception will be held Wednesday Feb. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This show is comprised of a diverse collection of two-dimensional work by ten local artists. Each artist will be showing 10 pieces of new work. New artists in this year’s show include Bill Marshall, Lynn Powers and Mio Streitberger. Returning artists are Molly Perry, Kurt Norlin, Marsha Meidinger, Diane Wenzel, Rob Robinson, Billie Moore and Michael Moore.

Many of the artists have previously shown in conjunction with other exhibits or been part of juried shows. The group started more than 10 years ago from an original circle of artists called the Albany Painting Enthusiasts, who got together once a month at a member’s house or other location to paint.

Show curator Michael Moore, said a diverse group of artists are participating this year, including retired school teachers and community college educators. The background and style of each painter is distinct.

“Mio (Streitberger) is a very welcome addition to this show and is a prolific painter with subtle meanings. He paints daily and in large bold colors,” Moore said.

Several of the people in the show belong to the Calapooia Gallery, which is one of only a few locations to display art in Albany. The Giustina Gallery has one of the largest gallery spaces in the Willamette Valley.

“We love showing in the Giustina Gallery because it is great space and the staff is always so wonderful to us,” Moore said.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located inside The La Sells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus, 875 S.W. 26th Street. Parking is available in the Reser Stadium parking lot across the street.

More information about this show and upcoming exhibits is available at http://oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.  

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