Downtown Sculpture Gallery Walking Tour


Thursday, April 24, 7 pm
Start at Auburn Avenue Theater (10 Auburn Ave)

Join several of the artists whose artwork is on display throughout Downtown Auburn for an evening of sculpture and conversation.  The event will begin at the Auburn Avenue Theater with a opening reception with brief remarks and short film that will showcase aspects of the installation and artist interviews.  The walking tour will then begin at B Street SW/West Main Street and culminte at D Street SE/East Main for the dedication of Auburn’s newest public artwork.
The event is free and open to the public on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm at the Auburn Avenue Theater (10 Auburn Ave).

Colors of Life

The art is in for the new AVCA show and it’s shaping up to be another great one!

AVCA poster colors 2Many thanks to our guest curator, Karen Whitworth! Karen’s prolific portfolio varies from brilliantly lit endangered Hawaiian birds perched delicately on red hibiscus blossoms, to grand Alaskan landscapes with towering mountain peaks and cool glacier fed streams. Her award winning work is diverse and passionate. Her paintings are now found in collections around the world and featured in several US galleries. From her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska she creates paintings for exhibitions across the US. Visit Karen Whitworth Gallery to see her incredible work.

As a bonus, any person bringing or sending 20 people to the show, either the Open House or in the following weeks, will receive a $25 gift certificate to one of our local cafes. So be sure they mention you to the gallery staff!

Art Intake Tomorrow!

AVCA Artists…please don’t forget to deliver your artwork for our new show tomorrow!

The theme for this one is: “Colors of Life“.  Any way you would like to address this subject.  It will be curated by guest curator Karen Whitworth, which we are very excited about!
As usual, we can fit approximately 5 linear feet per artist, with shelf space for jewelry, small works and sculpture.
The intake day is 4th April, 10am-2pm, and it is important to try and make this day, as the curator will be on hand for questions and check-in of work (along with Jan and Mary Ellen, of course). There can be no late entry to this show, so if you need to be accommodated, get in touch with Jan early.
Please bring your work, hung with wire for hanging if it is 2D work. Have two labels per piece, one on the work and one for the gallery book. Fill in the artist’s Loan Agreement and bring a sentence or two regarding your work and your approach to “Colors of Life” in the work. 

Auburn Artwalk

ArtWalkWineTasting_Flyer_2014_Final2Auburn’s arts community will be putting itself on display on Friday May 9 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM for the downtown Spring Art Walk and wine tasting. Don’t miss this fun celebration of the arts!

The deadline for artist applications is March 30, 2014.

For artist applications and tickets to the event, please visit the Artwalk website at Auburn Art Walk.

This years’ poster was designed by AVCA’s own, Connie Reinecke!

AVCA Member Show at Auburn City Hall

AVCA has once again been selected by a jury for the City of Auburn to have a group show on display at City Hall for the month of April.

If you are a current paid member of AVCA (or sign up before the intake day) you are asked to bring up to 3 pieces to City Hall (Main Street) on Friday, March 28th from 10-11 a.m. Drop off your ready to hang and securely wired art work as well as your artwork loan agreement filled out completely. The show will run through April and the pick up day will be Wednesday, April 30th 10 -11 a.m.

Artwork Loan Agreement for the Auburn City Hall Show

Art Cards for AVCA

Call to Artists: AVCA Members and Non-Members of all ages…(you do not have to be a member to participate in this one and get your art displayed!! Teens and kids art welcome as long as it meets the size requirements).
Art Cards for AVCA is a small fundraising project to raise funds for AVCA programs and Gallery!
We are asking artists to donate up to 2 small pieces of artwork to AVCA. Artwork must be either 2.5 x 3.5 inches (collector card size) OR 4 x 6 inches (post card size) and unframed. Artwork can be of any medium on paper or stretched canvas, even photography, if 3 dimensional art, the outside measurements must be the sizes listed above. Your name and contact information should be displayed on the back of the artwork. Artwork will not be accepted unless it is the size described.
These Art Cards for AVCA will be displayed in a specific section of our AVCA gallery and 100% of sales amounts will be to support AVCA.  Please note by participating in this project and bringing in artwork, you understand that the artwork is being donated to AVCA and proceeds will not be earned by the artist on sold work. AVCA retains the right to sell all donated artwork at any time during the participation dates. April 1, 2014- August 1 2014. Any remaining art cards after that date are to be retained property of AVCA to use for future fundraising projects. A signed form stating the above must be signed at drop off time.
Drop off dates: Saturday 15th 1-4pm and Saturday 22nd 1-4pm (do not drop off cards at the gallery at other times please. If you need another drop off time please contact Connie.) AVCA Gallery is located at 108 S. Division St. Auburn WA. 98001
Cards will be for sale at reasonable prices that make buying and collecting original artwork affordable and fun for everyone!!
Please forward all questions to Conni Reinecke at

Open House Photos

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The open house for our latest show “New Beginnings” was held at the AVCA Gallery on Friday, February 2 and was a great success. At one point over 80 people were checking out the art! Here are some excellent photos of the event from Auburn Reporter photographer Rachel Ciampi.