September Virtual First Friday Art Walk: ART OF THE QUARANTINE

A work of art is a scream of freedom. – Christo

The pandemic has affected literally EVERY person in some way. One thing remains true during uncertainty through this pandemic: “Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller- The world is ever changing, but we can stay strong and do much as a community! We invite you to enjoy our September Showcase called Art of the Quarantine.

Our local artists answered the call to submit pieces of art completed during the days of Quarantine. Some pieces represent self reflection while others offer peace and serenity. Each piece is available at the gallery for interpretation, and purchase.

Thank you for joining us virtually to support your gallery and local artists. We are open for business, and welcome visitors to view these pieces up close and personal. Face masks are required upon entering the gallery, but they shouldn’t hinder viewing these great works!

Hank Weber (Left) – Home Alone, $250 (Right) – Starry Eyed, $495

Jim Potter Untitled, $695

Jim Potter Late Summer at Mildford’s, $525

Roger Gillis Voices Are Painted Grey, $864

Melissa Gannon (Left Photo) – Sunflowers Hanging out, $630 (Right Photo Top) -Sunflower Character $175 (Right Photo Bottom) – Flower Abundance at St Helens, $175

Diane Springer (Center Photo) – Hues Of Nature Gourd Totem, $380

James Englund, (Left) Silver Lake Sunrise, $350 (Right) Rosario Beach, $350

Chet Gardner, 57″ Tall x 30″ Wide x 12 1/2″ Bookcase, $1950

(Top of bookcase) Scott Trumbo – Lg Elm Platter, $290 / Brad Shafer – (L) Red & Green Bottle, $75 – (R) Raku Bottle, $85 / Scott Trumbo – (R) Spalted Bowl, $290 / Brad Shafer – (R) Red & Green Lidded Jar, $75

(First Shelf) Brad Shafer – Lg Red & Green Bowl, $45

(Second Shelf) Brad Shafer – Lg Red & Green Bowl, $45 / Scott Trumbo – Tall Maple Bowl, $225

(Third Shelf) Scott Trumbo – Dk Walnut Bowl $290 / Terri Shinners – Green Sea Foam Glass, $58

(Bottom Shelf) Scott Trumbo – Maple Bowl, $225

Doug Wallace (Top) – Beach Walk, $295 (Bottom) – Beach Grass, $175

Terri Shinners – Fused Glass Basket Weave Platter, $75

Beth Norwood Coastal Memories, $1500

Brad Shafer – Indigo Agate Bowl, $75

Herock Siemer

Rusty Maple, $ 495

Jim Sheehan

(Top) Splendor In the Grass, $295

(Bottom) Coral Bells In The Room, $295

Vincent Keele Cherry Blossoms, $500


Aurora Gallery is reopening!

On Friday June 5, 2020 Clark County moved into Phase Two of Washington’s reopening plan. You can see the graphic above explains what that means for all businesses and recreational activities here in Clark County, but I will be sharing our requirements and operation protocols specifically for Aurora Gallery.

Hours: Starting Monday June 15, 2020 Aurora Gallery will be open 10am-4pm Monday through Friday. As more people go back to work, we can arrange for other times to meet outside of these regular hours including appointments made on Saturdays. We will be fully open to the public and will allow walk-in customers. However, we do encourage people to still call and make an appointment to come into the gallery to limit the amount of people in at one time.

Customer Traffic Management: We will be limiting how many people are in the gallery at one time. For the time being we will be allowing three customers in at a time. Please be courteous and if you see people wandering around the gallery wait outside 6 feet from the door until the customers have left. Our hallway will be a one-way walking path, once you reach the end you can loop around through our employee space to avoid close quarters with other people.

Appointments: Again, we are encouraging people to make appointments before coming into the gallery. When you are here, we require that you wear a face mask and any other protective gear (like gloves) that you feel comfortable with. Call or email to schedule an appointment.

Pay Options: We have online pay options like Paypal, and we are working on setting up Venmo, but we are also taking cards and sanitizing everything as we come into contact with it. We have also had people mail in a check to us or pay over the phone.

Pick-Up/Delivery: We have been very successful with leaving projects at the front of our gallery so customers can walk in, grab, and go. Customers can also drive up, open up the back of their car so we can load their project in, and be on their way. We have also delivered framing projects to anyone that is immunocompromised. Please call to give us your preference on pickup or delivery.

Sanitation: The first thing we do when we get to the galley for the day is sanitize the highly touched surfaces. We also like to use disinfectant wipes before and after customers are in the gallery. We have hand sanitizer and sanitary wipes available for customers.

It is going to be a slow road to a new normal, but we are excited to be back and appreciate all the support we received during this weird and difficult time. Thank you for your patience and if you have any questions please contact us.

As always, stay safe and stay healthy!

Aurora Gallery