Pictured: On a Clear Day, acrylic on canvas by Joan Chamberlain

in the “Art for All Seasons Membership Show”


Support the arts this holiday season! 


Maude Kerns Art Center offers a variety of ways to give the gift of art this holiday season. Whether it’s purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork from the galleries or a gift certificate to take a class or workshop, giving art is a sure way to enrich the life of another.


November brings our annual “Art for All Seasons Membership Exhibit” and popular “Club Mud Ceramics Holiday Sale.” The galleries will be filled with amazing artwork and great holiday gift ideas created by local artists. The non-juried Art for All Seasons exhibit also offers new artists and students a wonderful opportunity to display art in a supportive and professional atmosphere. Last year over 160 member artists participated. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, November 17, from 5 – 7 pm.


This time of year also marks the beginning of our annual Winter Fundraiser. We hope you have been inspired by the Art Center’s programs, events, and dedication to bring art and culture to our community and that you will make a contribution to support our ongoing operations and programming.


The Art Center is grateful for your membership and support. Thank you!

All my best,

Michael Fisher

Executive Director


The Art Center is excited to share that our 2nd annual “Marvelous Maude’s Art Rescue Sale” fundraiser on Oct. 7th and 8th was another great success. The popular event raised over $10,566 to help support the Art Center’s ongoing operations and programs.


We would like to say a BIG thank you to Art Rescue Committee Chair Cathy Simard and committee members Ann Bumb Hamilton, Hannah Goldrich, Rogene Mañas, Jeanne Maasch, Alice Strong, and Linda Wheatley with help from Louise Bishop.


Thank you to the event volunteers and Art Center staff: Cece Anders, Joan Chamberlain, Sarah Ciampa, Robin Cochran, Ben Davis, Sabine De Martin, Delia Fisher, David Goodman, Grace Hanich, Mary Hindman, Susan Hodges, Dan Moret, Satoko Motouji, Liberty Rossel, Lisa Schaup, Nancy Silvers, Paula Staight, and Fred Tepfer.


We are extremely grateful for the support from members, artists, and the community for generously donating hundreds of artworks for the event. It truly made a difference. Thank you!


The Art Center is very pleased to welcome Nancy Silvers to the Board of Directors. Nancy is an artist who has taken painting classes at the Center over the years. Having enrolled in her first formal art class in mid-life, she calls the Art Center a “wonderful community.” She says that its “supportive and welcoming atmosphere reminded her of the love for art and expression she had felt as a child.” Now a Board Member who strongly believes in the Art Center’s mission, Nancy looks forward to supporting the Center in the same way it has supported her.


Membership Show & Club Mud Holiday Sale

The 31st annual “Art for All Seasons Annual Membership Show & Club Mud Ceramics Holiday Sale” takes place November 17 – December 15, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 17, from 5 – 7 pm. This is the Art Center’s largest show of the year, and traditionally features the enormously varied and diverse artistry of over 150 Art Center member artists as well as high quality functional and decorative ceramics by members of the Club Mud Ceramics Cooperative.


Art for All Seasons offers a perfect opportunity to purchase original artwork by local artists for holiday gift giving. Look for artwork in many price ranges. The exhibit is on view through Friday, December 15.


Pictured: Club Mud Holiday Sale 2022

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

Submit Your Work: Art for All Seasons

The Art Center invites all current members to participate in this open-call, non-juried show. Any current member may bring in up to two pieces of artwork, no larger than 36” x 36” x 36.” If the artwork is larger than these measurements, artists may submit only one work. All mediums are welcome except installations. Work must be suitably presented and ready to hang and/or install with the artist’s name and artwork title on the back of the piece. Please bring an artist statement if available. Contract and inventory forms are to be completed at the Art Center. There is a $5 fee per artwork.


Drop-Off Date: Monday, November 6

The Art Center is open for artwork drop off on November 6, from 10 am – 6 pm, except during lunch hour from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, when only the gift shop will be open. If this timeframe does not work, artists are requested to contact Liberty at exhibits@mkartcenter.org to make accommodations prior to the deadline. Artwork dropped off after November 6 will not be guaranteed a spot in the show. Artists may join or renew their memberships on the drop-off date.

Gracias a Todos!

Thank you to all those who made the 30th annual Día de los Muertos Exhibit such a successful event, including the altar builders, Fiesta performers, volunteer tour guides, and all those who contributed items and services. We want to express our gratitude to the following:

Day of the Dead Gift Shop: Buganvilla Imports, Suzanne Algara

Opening Fiesta Entertainment: Ballet Folklórico Colibri and El Taller de Son Jarocho

Bilingual Translation: Anuncia Escala and Ariana Sanchez

Photographer: Ben Davis

Donations: Hannah Goldrich, Analee Fuentes, Café Yumm, Chapala’s Mexican Restaurant, Rogue Brewery, Safeway

Opening Fiesta Reception Volunteers: Dana Burall, Joan Chamberlain, Sue Gottschalk, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Leutzinger, Jeanne Maasch, Caroline Passerotti, and Alice Strong


Day of the Dead Family Day: Roberta Lippert, Jeanne Maasch, Saira Radillo, Diana Ramirez, Anne Riggs, Angela Sequen, Tracey Somervell, and Jessica Zapata


Mobile Gallery: Alejandro IV Barragán and the Muertomobile

Artwork Collaboration: Jessica Zapata and Eugene Arte Latino


Title Sponsor: Lane Forest Products


Pictured: Ballet Folklórico Colibri at the Día de los Muertos Exhibit Opening Fiesta

Community Arts Opportunity

Art Commission 2024-2025: Chamber Music Amici is seeking one Oregon-based artist for its art commission 2024-2025. The selected artist receives a $2,000 commission and a 3-month show. All types of art are considered. Find complete guidelines/requirements at: chambermusicamici.org/amici-art-contest. Proposals due: Friday, November 10.


Winter Class registration opens the first week of December! Classes and workshops start in the second and third weeks of the new year. Stay tuned for classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, and artist services.

Jewelry Design & the History of

Personal Adornment

Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

November 4 & 5

Register here


Join artist/jeweler Bea Roberts for a fascinating look into jewelry design and personal adornment. The first day will be an introduction to a variety of unique cultural designs. We will explore basic tools and techniques and students will begin the process of designing a piece of jewelry or wearable. On the second day, students will finish their beading and embellishments. We invite you to join in this one-of-a-kind experience!

Learning to Use Your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) Camera

Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

November 18

Register here

Discover the creative capacity of your DSLR camera settings! Ever wondered how to use the different modes on your digital camera settings? This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about making photographs with full control over the outcome. We will learn how to use settings, such as shutter speed and aperture, to control exposures and discover how to compose images to make them more visually interesting. Join us for an informative and creative Saturday!


**A personal DSLR camera is required with the option for full manual settings. No smartphones. DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras only.

Family workshops are guided by an instructor who will lead you through a creative set of activities. Bring a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, a family member, and friends! This is a fun way to hang out together and build memories.

Making Upcycled Gifts of Art

Saturday, 1:00 3:30 pm

December 2

Register here

Create together this holiday! Instructor Sara Spahn will teach you how to upcycle everyday objects into memorable holiday gifts. Learn easy stamping, printing, and collaging techniques to embellish one-of-a-kind photo frames, and make retro clip art gift tags, holiday cards, and wrapping paper. A variety of art materials are provided. Bring a favorite photo for the frame.

Community Art Share!

Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

December 9

Join us for a quarterly art share. Bring a piece of art, meet fellow artists, and receive feedback in a supportive environment. During this two-hour event, our facilitator Kate Thornhill will guide us through a reflective activity as we talk about what we see in each work of art. This is not a formal critique, but a facilitated conversation that allows us to share the experiences we have when viewing art. Open to anyone regardless of skill level.


Free to register. Sign up today! Space is limited.

Is your child passionate about art? Do they want to take their skills to the next level? It may be time for Private Art Lessons at the Art Center! Available each term.

Private lessons for Youth (ages 6 -10) and Young Adults (ages 11-16) include a set of (4) one-hour sessions with one of our Art Center Instructors. Private lessons are customized to fit each student’s creative interests in drawing and water-based painting mediums.

For more information or to schedule private lessons, call 541-345-1571.

We couldn’t do it without you! Our Día de los Muertos volunteer gallery guides gave 20 guided tours to elementary, middle, and high school students as well as community organizations and groups.

A very special “Thank You” goes to the following gallery guides: Barbara Allen, Hope Crandall, Karleena Graham, Karen Angell-Mendez, Danielle Mendiola, Ariana Sanchez, Andy Small, Wendy Strong, and Sondra White.

Pictured: Karleena Graham leads a Día de los Muertos tour 


The Art Center currently offers scholarships for 50% of the cost of tuition for classes and camps. Scholarships are available for all age groups through the Susi Larsen & Cameron Serbu Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Madeleine Christenson Scholarship Fund. You can apply today on our website! 


In the event of bad weather, the Art Center will close if the 4-J School District is closed. Classes for that day will be cancelled and a make-up session will be held at a later date. If the 4-J School District is delayed, all Art Center classes before 12pm will be cancelled. Call 541-345-1571 after 12pm on the day in question to check for afternoon and evening classes.


Fundraising mugs available: Club Mud is in the process of replacing its older workhorse kilns with new ones. Club Mud members have purchased one kiln already with their treasury surplus and are now raising funds for another. You can help! Fundraising mugs by Club Mud artists will be available in the Art Center’s gift shop and in the “Club Mud Holiday Show and Sale,” November 17 – December 15. 100% of sales from these mugs will go to the Kiln Fund. 


Have you been looking for a local darkroom, or a community of analog photography enthusiasts? Eugene Darkroom Group is currently accepting new members! We provide our members with all the chemistry and equipment needed to process and print from black & white film and a dry-working space to scan and finish prints. Additional benefits include exhibition and publication opportunities, a page on our site, group critique sessions, camera check-out and more. See the "membership" page of our website www.eugdarkroom.org/membership for more information, and to apply today!


We have partnered with Market of Choice to provide you an easy way to support the Art Center! It will only take a moment of your time to register and will help every time that you shop to support our programs and facility.


Here’s how:

Register your credit card. Each time that you use your card at any Market of Choice, Maude Kerns Art Center will receive 4% of your purchase price! Simply sign-up at: eScrip Market of Choice and you will be prompted on how to enroll.


Thanks for all that you do to support the Maude Kerns Art Center. It makes a difference!


A special Thank You to the many volunteers, Board members, Staff, Art Center friends, and patrons who have generously donated their time, talents, and treasure for the benefit of Maude Kerns Art Center during the Summer of 2023:


Budget & Finance Committee: Michael Fisher, Caroline Passerotti, and Fred Tepfer


Facilities Committee: Ann Bumb Hamilton, Michael Fisher, Alice Strong, and Fred Tepfer


Sponsorship Committee: Louise Bishop, Susan Castillo, Michael Fisher, and Caroline Passerotti


Marvelous Mother’s Day at Maude’s Fundraiser Committee: Louise Bishop, Ann Bumb Hamilton, Susan Castillo, Michael Fisher, Hannah Goldrich, Jeanne Maasch, Rogene Mañas, Alice Strong, and Linda Wheatley


Art and the Vineyard Committee: Louise Bishop, Ann Bumb Hamilton, Susan Castillo, Michael Fisher, Hannah Goldrich, Jeanne Maasch, Caroline Passerotti, Alice Strong, and Fred Tepfer


Art Studio Tour Committee: Louise Bishop, Ann Bumb Hamilton, Michael Fisher, Rogene Mañas, Caroline Passerotti, and Bea Roberts


Movies @ Maude’s Host: Jalen Thompson


Gallery Greeters: Judith Bell Mangold, Joan Chamberlain, Sandy Crowley, Sue Gottschalk, Renee Nelson, Caroline Passerotti, Anne Riggs, Lisa Schaup, and Wendy Strong


Exhibit Receptions Volunteers: Louise Bishop, Ann Bumb Hamilton, Dana Burall, Susan Castillo, Joan Chamberlain, Sarah Finney, Drew Harrington, Margaret Leutzinger, Jeanne Maasch, Rogene Mañas, Mireille Machu, Lisa Schaup, Cathy Simard, Alice Strong, and Wendy Strong


Office Assistants & Mail Team: Joan Chamberlain, Sarah Finney, and Wendy Strong


Open Studio Facilitator: Marsha Wells Shankman


Youth Summer Camps Classroom Assistants: Heidi Bucholtz, Sam Bull, Sarah Finney, Sharon Friedland, Mack Glick, Becky Janssen, Laura McClaine, Zorka Pataki, Ellena Spahn, Wendy Strong, Katie Sullivan, and Hana B. Taylor


Newsletter Design: Kris Gruber of Crystal Impressions Graphic Design


To nurture artistic expression and creativity in the individual and

to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of art and culture

in our community.

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