Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets
A juried show featuring 47 Oregon photographers
April 6 – 28, 2018
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Ave.
Baker City, Oregon
Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday
“Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets,” a touring juried exhibit featuring photographs and photographers from all corners of the state, opens at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City on April 6.
The exhibit, which will visit three cities in the state this spring and summer, is an effort to “bring an ever-divided state of Oregon closer together through the lens of photographers, both urban and rural,” according to Crossroads Director Ginger Savage, who spearheaded the project.
The inaugural exhibit at Crossroads will run through April 28, with a reception and awards ceremony scheduled for Friday April 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Eleven of the 47 exhibiting photographers will be awarded cash prizes ranging from $500 for Best of Show and People’s Choice to $100 for Honorable Mention.
“We asked photographers from across the breadth of our state to interpret ‘the authentic Oregon experience’ and to show us stories about what we share from both sides of the Cascades,” says Savage. “We named the show for the geology under us all. When the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks (and it’s only a matter of time!), the little picky things that have divided Oregonians, including urban vs. rural, will not matter anymore.”
The exhibit includes black-and-white and color photographs depicting the varied landscapes and people of Oregon from the Coast to the Snake River and from the Columbia Gorge to Klamath Falls. The project was underwritten by the Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore.
After Baker City the exhibit will be on display at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in The Dalles May 4 – 31, and then at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis from July 2 to Aug. 5.