Nancy Lindburg (born 1934). Still Life in Flux, 2014. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.

Rob Bibler (born 1948). Levitation Lessons at the Venetian, 2010. Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; The Bill Rhoades Collection, A Gift in Memory of Murna and Vay Rhoades

Sandy Brooke (born 1947). Alaska Arctic, 2018. Oil and graphite on linen (diptych), 40 x 60 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.


Visual Magic: An Oregon Invitational

January 19, 2019 to May 12, 2019

This collaborative exhibition between the JSMA and the George D. Green Art Institute celebrates recent work by forty-five artists who began their creative careers in Oregon during the 1960s and ’70s. Among those whose paintings (as well as sketchbooks, ceramics, and mixed-media works incorporating paint) will be featured are Rob Bibler, Sharon Bronzan, Jon Jay Cruson, Humberto Gonzalez, George Johanson, Connie Kiener, Nancy Lindburg, Lucinda Parker, Isaka Shamsud-Din, Richard Thompson, and Phyllis Yes. The exhibition will showcase how this generation of artists continues to represent the highest levels of artistic statement and creative accomplishment, while maintaining commitments to personalized styles. Sixty years after their careers started in this state—in many cases, as students in the University of Oregon’s M.F.A. Program, at Oregon State University, or at Portland’s Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art)—these artists continue to create art that inspires and expands this state’s artistic landscape. Thanks to a Ford Family Foundation Exhibition and Documentation Support Grant, the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog with essays by JSMA McCosh Associate Curator Danielle Knapp and Dr. Henry Sayre, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Oregon State University—Cascades Campus.

The JSMA mourns the recent losses of two featured artists, Edwin Koch (1937-2018) and Janet “Jan” Reaves (1945-2018).