Events & Specials

Gallery 444 Sign final

The gallery features monthly art shows and our newly established Featured Artists Showcase. For a complete list of upcoming events,go to the Show Calendar at the bottom of the page


Current Gallery Newsletter


Gallery 444 Sign final
New Show Opens June 7, 5-8 PM
Click the image to the right for a preview video



Follow this link to our Local Arts Scene page featuring Salem Area Art Associations and other groups that support the Arts in our area


May 2017 Featured Artist Showcase @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm

Our 2nd Featured Artist Showcase will launch in May featuring original art by Rod Frederick, Susan Appleby, Gary McGuire, Graham Toms and Marilyn McMurray.  The showcase reception will run in conjunction with the opening of our May Flowers exhibit in Gallery 444. Artists featured in the showcase will be display for 2-3 months and most will here during the artists’ reception on the 3rd.

Reaching Out From the Inside-Inmate art show @ Gallery 444
Jun 7 @ 1:24 am – Jun 24 @ 2:24 am

June 7th-24th, the gallery will feature an “Art For A  Cause” benefit showing of artwork in Gallery 444.  The show will open with a public receptions during Salem’s First Wednesday , from 5- 8 PM.

Visions of Hope AFSP logo

Our June show this year features Adults In Incarceration who are working as artists to support local and international charities.  Visions of Hope will be the primary beneficiary as well as the organizations being supported by the artists at Santiam Correctional in Salem. Click below to listen to an earlier broadcast with Joel Zak on the efforts of Visions of Hope and make sure to tune in on May 26th for a special broadcast on our June show with Joel Zak


New Featured Artists in July @ Elsinore Gallery
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Featured Artist Showcase will be adding three new artists in July.

  1. Frank Barnett is an award-winning photographer who owns and operates a Salem studio and gallery in Mission Mill.
  2. Joan Metcalf is a well-known Northwest painter who is currently working in oils and acrylics with metallic elements.
  3. Ted Gaty works in collage and construction artworks using organic elements, wood burls and metallics.

Joan Metcalf  Frank Barnett  Ted Gaty

Watercolor Society of Oregon traveling show. @ Gallery 444
Jul 8 @ 3:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm
Watercolor Society of Oregon traveling show. @ Gallery 444 | Salem | Oregon | United States

The show for July will feature members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.  The Aqueous Media or Experimental media waterclor show features the top 20 paintings from the society’s recent convention and workshops. The show will open on July 8th, from 3-5 PM. to avoid the 4th of July holiday.

HERE:  2017 WSO SHOW   is a list of the Award-winning paintings that will be in this show.

Jim Schomaker- A paler Shade of Light @ Elsinore Framing and Fine Art
Aug 2 @ 10:10 pm – Aug 26 @ 11:10 pm

Local photographer Jim Schomaker has previously been a featured artist at the gallery and his work has been well received by Oregon collectors.  He is now working on a new concept in photography which involves scaling back the usual high-definition found in most ralsitic imagery. This more impressionistic presentation will be showcased in an one-man showing in Gallery 444.

Paler Shade of Light

2017 Art In Miniature Show @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 5:45 pm
2017 Art In Miniature Show @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery | Salem | Oregon | United States

Our September show is an invitational exhibit of small works (12 x 12 or smaller )  by local and Northwest artists.  Last year, we had one of the largest submission groups of any of our miniature shows and we anticipate that 2017 will rival this event.  The names of the artists will be added as these artists are accepted in the show.

For artists who are interested in joining us, HERE 2017 Miniature Show  is the prospectus for the show.  Deadline for submitted artwork is August 1, 2017.

2017 PAINT THE TOWN ART SHOW @ Elsinore Gallery & Framing
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm



The Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery is proud to host the annual “Paint the Town” show reception again this year.  The Paint the Town show features Artists in Action members’  plein Aire works from the Summer paint-outs at various locations around the Willamette Valley.   The reception will feature over 30 original works and an awards presentation for the top artworks as selected by the 2017 jurors.

In addition to the original works, this year’s show will also feature original poetry from the Mid-Valley Poet’s Society.

Capital Calligraphers Guild 40th Anniversary Show @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm
Capital Calligraphers Guild 40th Anniversary Show @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery | Salem | Oregon | United States

The Capital Calligraphy Guild is celebrating 40 Years in 2017 and the gallery will host a special showing to commemorate this anniversary in November.  The exhibit will feature works from Salem artists as well as members from Portland, Eugene and Southern Oregon.  The gallery will host a reception during Salem’s First Wednesday, Nove, 1st from 5-8 PM

If you love beautiful letters & sharing your knowledge with others

Capital Calligraphers is the place for you. We’re a non professional group who have in common a deep appreciation for beautifully crafted letters and a sincere desire to share with each other the skills needed to create them. Join us, please.

Capital Calligraphers is the place for you

Capital Calligraphers was formed on April 21, 1977, for the purpose of promoting calligraphy in the greater Salem area and to encourage calligraphers to come out of hiding and gain self-confidence in their craft. To that end we sponsor meetings, classes and workshops. We also demonstrate and organize shows to promote calligraphy to the public.

We learn from each other

Western calligraphy was once a lost art. Centuries ago it was a practical and lucrative skill however it was made obsolete by advancing technology and industrial printing. The knowledge and skills needed to produce it died out little by little with each succeeding generation until finally it had almost vanished completely from the earth. Through great effort and study it was ressurected as an art form by those who appreciated the beauty of it. If we do not want history to repeat itself we must put forth effort to share what we know with those few who are willing to learn.

Something Red Show 2017 @ Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm

This year, we will once again host a number of artworks from the Artists In Action Show: Something Red.  Please note, because we are hosting the show’s reception and artists’ awards later in the evening, our public opening will be from 4-6 only to allow setup of the reception.   For a complete list of locations and event details, go to the Something Red site at A map of art locations is forthcoming.