Promise: Annual Holiday Show

Exhibition Details

Exhibit Dates:                                            November 6, 2021 – January 23, 2022

Opening Reception and Book Launch:    November 6th & 7th, 2021 12:00 - 4:00

Closing Reception:                                     January 23rd, 2022            12:00 - 4:00


Location:        Yaquina River Museum of Art - Schoolhouse Exhibit Space

                        151 NE Alder Street, Toledo, OR 97391



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

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Featured this year in “Promise” will be the exhibition of authentic original Ikons by modern ikon writers as well as antiquated Greek and Russian Orthodox ikon writers from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ikonography is an ancient form of art that involves the conscious duplication of medieval types and imagery from Early Christianity.

Along with featured Ikons from private collections, some works available for sale to the public, modern Ikons written by Bobby Love, a local ikonographer, will be on display. Bobby Love is an artist working from his studio in South Beach. Working primarily as a tattooer and applied artist from 1991-2007, he became well-versed in a variety of mediums and techniques. In 2008, Love was granted the opportunity to live and study art as a monk in a Benedictine monastery. During the years that followed he focused his attention on the theology and sacred geometry of Byzantine iconography. Love was also strongly influenced by the Beuronese School of Art. After his departure from the cloister in 2018, he relocated to the Oregon Coast.


Love’s primary focus for the past several years has been statue restoration and Orthodox Christian Ikonography. See his work and other ikons in the Museum’s School House Exhibit Space.

During the opening reception for “Promise,” the Museum will be launching the fine art book of the late Michael Gibbons’ work “Painting in Nature.” Hand-bound versions of the book featuring silver leaf lettering will be available for sale at the Museum for $50 each. Collectors Limited Edition version of the book featuring gold leaf lettering are available for purchase at Michael Gibbons’ Signature Gallery for $125 each. See the rare Ikon exhibition and take a look at the newly published book of Gibbons’ work at the Yaquina River Museum of Art, located at 151 NE Alder Street, open throughout First Weekend from Noon-4PM. “Promise” the Annual Holiday Show will be on display at the Museum through January 23, 2022.


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.