April 2017 Newsletter

We aren’t fooling around here! See what fun is on it’s way!


In the Gallery: Central Linn High School

We are very excited to announce that the art students at Central Linn High School will be featured in our Gallery this April! There will be wonderful artwork that students have created in class, and other special projects from them. Definitely something not to miss!

Please be sure to join us on April 21st, 6pm – 8pm for a Reception to meet the Artists, and let them know you appreciate their artwork!

Parents & Pals Class!

These next two months will see some special art classes for Sharing Hands: Parents & Pals! The BAA is of course excited to host them at the Art Center. This is also a great opportunity to let our members know that the Brownsville Art Center is available to rent. If you know of a group that could use the space and that might also benefit the BAA, let us know!

Community Art Show

Don’t forget about making some art for the show! I don’t know about you, but for me, Spring has come very quickly and seems to be speeding away! Now is a good time to start on your piece with the theme of Oregon: Sea, Mountain, Desert. Have it ready by the end of May!


First Tuesday Figure Drawing

with Rhoda Fleischman
April 4
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Always Free, and always fun!

Tuesday Night Open Art

April 11
6:30pm to 9pm

What’s better than working on your art? Working on with friends!

Landscape Watercolor

Dale Laitinen DVD Series with Alice Tetamore
March 25, April 1, April 15
9:30am to 12:30pm

Tuesday Night Open Art

April 18
6:30pm to 9pm

Schedule some free time to work on your art!

Central Linn HS Reception

April 21
6pm to 8pm

Join us for an evening of admiring art and meeting the artists!

A Solid Start in Watercolor

Lynn Powers DVD Series with Alice Tetamore
April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20
9:30am to 12:30pm – $25 Supplies Included

A couple spots left! Contact Alice to sign up!

BAA Board Meeting
April 25
9amFeel free to come and see what is going on behind the scenes at your Art Center!

Tuesday Night Open Art

April 25
6:30pm to 9pm

Last night of the month for open art!

Coming Soon!

Photography Workshop @ The Boston Mill with James Bailey
May 13 – $45
9:30 to 11:30 @ The Old Boston Mill
2pm to 4pm @ The Brownsville Art Center
Registration Form Coming Soon

Intro to Alcohol Ink with Greta Hastings & Judy Whitfield
May 20 @ 2pm to 4pm — $55
Registration Form Here

March Featured Artist

Scott Pilkenton


My wife and I have lived in Brownsville since 1993. We enjoy the small town life. I took a photography class in high school and from there this has become my enjoyment. I have been doing serious photography for fifteen years. My passion is photography and I find my inspiration everywhere in the natural world we live in. My photo shoots are with numerous cameras which include: digital in large and medium format , also in film cameras large and medium format.

Along side of taking landscape photography, I have done family reunions and portraitures. Being a photographer is the ultimate way to express yourself and by putting your heart and soul into it.

Love what I do… Do what I love !!

1. Name – Scott Pilkenton2. Favorite art medium – Photography

3. How long have you been working with Photography – 15 years

4. Do you expand outside of primary medium – No – My passion is photography

5. Where do you find your inspiration for your art – Everywhere, the natural world is my inspiration.

6. What is the best part of being an artist – Being able to express yourself through photography

7. What is the hardest part of being an artist – creating the best possible photograph and having others enjoying them too.

8. How and where do you sell/present art – Brownsville Art Association and simply word of mouth from previous clients.

9. Who supported you during the time you decided to become an artist – My wife, Anita.

10. What advice do you have for beginning artists – Surround yourself with people who have the knowledge and willing to teach you. Never ever give up !!!

11. Anything else you would like to say – We all have dreams in our hearts and the only thing keeping us from achieving them is ourselves.






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