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The Majors
An Exclusive Permanent Collection Exhibit

Exhibition Details

Exhibit Dates:                             April  1, 2023 – August 27, 2023

Opening:                                      April 1-2, 2023          12PM - 4PM

Art Talk:                                      July 1, 2023              1:30PM by Judy Gibbons

                                                     Complimentary wine & cheese will be offered

Location:        Yaquina River Museum of Art - Schoolhouse Exhibit Space

                         151 NE Alder Street, Toledo, OR 97391



Hours:             Thursday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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'View of Yaquina Bridge" by Doug Haga

"View Down Graham Street" by John Hewitt

“The Majors” is an exclusive selection of the largest paintings from the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Well known artists including founder Michael Gibbons as well as John Hewitt and Doug Haga will be on display for the public to see. Two of the paintings in this exhibit have been selected by the Board to be given to two local non-profit organizations as part of the Majors Capital Campaign to retire the mortgage on the building known as the 1887 Schoolhouse Exhibit Space.

“This exciting gift includes donor recognition and a tax deduction opportunity and to join YRMA in support of the arts for the wider community.” says Judy Gibbons, Chairwoman of the Museum’s Board. Contributing to this Capital Campaign helps ensure that the Yaquina River Museum of Art will continue its work to make public and promote the arts and artists of our region.

This month the Museum is happy to have Chairwoman of the Museum’s Board Judy Gibbons give a special art talk on Saturday July 1st at 1:30PM. Judy will be giving a presentation about the two impressive “Winter Surf” series seascapes on display by her late husband, Museum founder, and well-known regional artist, Michael Gibbons. The late artist was a writer as well as a painter. Recent discoveries of papers he had written in 1994 about his art will be read during her presentation along with a showing of Michael’s private sketchbooks detailing graphite and ink sketches he did of the Winter Surf paintings before they were committed to canvas as well as notes he took for his speech the first time the paintings were on display for the public. Judy’s art talk is a special event in which the public gets a glimpse into the intimate process of the late artist’s creation of his works. A complimentary wine and cheese reception is to follow.

The Exhibition

"Drama Before a Storm" by Michael Gibbons - "Winter Surf II" by Michael Gibbons - "Winter Surf III" by Michael Gibbons - "View of Yaquina Bridge" by Doug Haga - "View Down Graham Street" by John Hewitt - "Network" by Marion Moir

This Exhibition is sponsored by the Yaquina River Museum of Art

The Yaquina River Museum of Art, located at 151 NE Alder Street, will be open from Noon-4PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and during First Weekends.

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