Common Courage: A century of women's history in Benton County, Oregon

Common Courage was a 2012 exhibition of women's history that exemplified many of the experiences and accomplishments shared by Benton County women over the past century. In 2012, we commemorated the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Oregon. This year-long exhibition exemplified changing roles in politics, education, occupations, fashion, and athletic opportunities, and honors Benton County women in uniform.


Art: The Fourth 'R'

April 6 - May 5, 2012

Benton County Historical Museum's longest running tradition. Philomath School District students K-12 exhibit their artwork.


Annual Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards

February 10 - March 31, 2012

7th - 12th grade art students compete for scholarships and prizes. Winning work is exhibited in the Moreland Gallery. "Gold Key" winners are entered to compete in the national Scholastic Art Awards.


Creative Conversations: Eight Women Artists

May 11 - July 7, 2012

On a warm and sunny evening in August, 2009, a group of women gathered to discuss an interactive art project. All of these women painted with acrylic and had varying degrees of experience and technical education.

The first step was to look at pieces that each artist brought to the gathering. Through a voting process, one piece was chosen from each artist to "start a conversation". Then the fun began!

Over the course of one year, each of those selected paintings was passed from artist to artist so a response painting could be created. Although some of the artists from that August evening have left the group, there is now a collection of conversation-starter-paintings and the responses from the each of the other artists.

Acrylic paintings by Aki Hill, Andrea Thornberry, Donna Beverly, Peggy Joyce, Margo Eastman, Marie Wilson, Miriam Edell, and Sue Noel will be shown.


Marys River Quilt Guild: A Few Of Our Favorites

July 13 - August 25, 2012

A juried exhibition of quilts by members of the Marys River Quilt Guild.


Ball Studio Centennial

August 31 - October 27, 2012

Featuring a century of Benton County photographs from Ball Studio the oldest continuously operating photography business in Oregon.


Philomath Open Studios

November 2, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Participating artists include Laura Berman, Katheryn Byram, Carolee Clark, Dale Donovan, Babette Grunwald, Lee Kitzman, Judith Sander, Debbie Sundbaum-Sommers and Harold Wood.

Promotional poster by Harold Wood.