Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Reflections of the Pacific Northwest

Join us for photography by Karen Stuwe, February 7 - 29th. 


Karen Stuwe will bring her nature photos to Second Story Gallery in February.  Her show, “Reflections of the Pacific Northwest,” features scenes ranging from crashing waves to wildflower-filled meadows.  The Vancouver photographer owns KaryLane Photography and pulls her inspiration from her travels around the region.

The artist will open her show with a First Friday reception Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery.  Musician Rob Lewis will provide rhythms for the evening.  The event is free and open to the public.

The show continues through Feb. 29 during regular Library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.



Friday, December 6, 2019

Whispers in the Wind





Vagabonds, a quilting group made up of nine local artists, presents their creations at Second Story Gallery in December and January.  Whispers in the Wind consists of 12-inch squares stitched by these local quilters:

  • Karan Brooks
  • Lynn Czaban
  • Ada Levins
  • Sharry Olmstead
  • Val Pellens
  • Audrey Prothero
  • Joanne Adams Roth
  • Wilma Fletcher Scott
  • Joanne Adams Roth
  • Wilma Fletcher Scott
  • Beverly Woodard.


An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Dec. 6, at a special time of 3 to 6 p.m. in the Gallery, which is upstairs in the Camas Public Library.  This will allow reception goers to mingle with the artists and listen to the music of Rob Lewis, but still attend the Hometown Holidays event happening a few blocks away in downtown Camas that evening.

The Vagabonds’ show will continue through Jan. 25, 2020 in the Gallery.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Holding/Space - Presence and Possibility




Two artists with two mediums will combine their work for a special two-month show at Second Story Gallery in Camas.  

Ami Brimhall brings her abstract paintings and Linda Kliewer will show pierced pottery vessels in a show called "Holding/Space:  Presence and Possibility."

Both artists will unveil their work at a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library.  The show will continue through Saturday, Nov. 30.


Brimhall describes her acrylic paintings as bold shapes to signify presence, with unfinished marks and even scratches to suggest possibilities.  "How do we choose to hold space for ourselves and for each other?" she asks.  "My work wants to remind us of optimism and courage."
Kliewer, the ceramic artist, says she forms her pieces and then carves out spaces to represent nature in the form of tendrils and flowers. Most have a simple earthenware finish although she will add interior color and underglaze for emphasis.

At the Oct. 4 reception, Rob Lewis will be providing rhythms on his electronic marimba and refreshments will be served.  The Gallery is accessible after library hours at 625 NE 4th Ave.

First Friday Artist's Reception 
October 4    5 - 8 pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC