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Portrait of Major Edward Allworth, Medal of Honor Recipient, Meuse River, France

Posted by April Waters on January 26 2017

Waters' portrait of Major Edward Allworth was commissioned by Oregon Percent for Art and the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs for the Edward Allworth Veteran's Home in Lebanon, Oregon. Allworth was a Medal of Honor Recipient in World War 1. After distinguishing himself in war, he returned to Oregon and was the Director of the Oregon State University Memorial Union for over 30 years.

The portrait plus two additional paintings ("Seal Cove, Salmon River Estuary" and Wizard Is

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Confluence show listed on Salem Weekly News and Salem Magazine websites

Posted by April on October 1 2016

April's two-person art show "Confluence" has been listed on the event calendars of local websites Salem Weekly News and Salem Magazine

Check out their stories below:

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Confluence: April Waters & Bets Cole

Posted by April on July 10 2016

September 24 - November 5, 2016

  • A.N. Bush Gallery | Bush Barn Art Center
  • Reception: Friday, September 23, 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Evening includes a gallery talk by the artists at 6:15 pm

Printable PDF

Confluence presents paintings by April Waters and Bets Cole, two Oregon-based artists and friends who offer distinctive perspe

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Autumn Blueberry Fields

Posted by April on April 9 2016

Oil on Canvas, 40 by 60 inches. Private Commission.

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Salem Art Association Permanent Collection on Display 50 Works /50 Weeks /50 Years Exhibition

Posted by April on February 23 2015

This year the 50 Works /50 Weeks / 50 Years exhibit is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Bush Barn Art Center with selected works from the Salem Art Association Permanent Collection. Paintings and Prints by notable Oregon artists include the work of Tom Hardy, Charles Heaney, Laverne Krause, Betty LaDuke, Lyle Matoush, Jack McLarty, the Runquist Brothers and April Waters. January 16 - December 23, 2015.

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Summer Waters, Pringle Creek

Posted by April on December 10 2014

Oil on canvas, 36 by 40 inches, Private Collection.

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Water Reaching for Itself, Willamette Flood #3

Posted by April on October 18 2014

Recipient of an Honorarium Award at the 'Oregon Artist Series, Northwest Art from the Collection of the Hallie Ford Art Museum', Salem Conference Center, Salem, Oregon, March 2014 to March 2015

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Art in Embassies Exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Posted by April on September 11 2014

Art in Embassies Exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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April Waters Interviewed by Willamette Valley Life

Posted by April on July 23 2014

Read the interview given by Randy Hill with Willamette Valley Life in an excerpt from their Summer 2014 publication.

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Willamette Valley in Bloom

Posted by April on January 7 2014

Oil on canvas, 38 by 56 inches. Commissioned work.

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Blueberry Fields featured by National Science Foundation newsletter

Posted by April on September 12 2013

Painting "Blueberry Fields" featured in the National Science Foundation newsletter. Click here to download the publication, or here to view it on the National Science Foundation's website.

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Sawmill Falls, Opal Creek

Posted by April on September 5 2013

Commissioned Work

26 by 30"

Oil on Canvas

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Rockwater, Opal Creek

Posted by April on April 30 2013

'Rockwater, Opal Creek'

Commissioned work,

Oil on Canvas, 26 by 54 inches.

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Opal Creek Waters

Posted by April on October 27 2012

Opal Creek Waters was commissioned for the Law office of Ryan Collier in Salem, Oregon

Oil on Canvas, 36 by 76 inches

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Opal Pool commissioned for Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas

Posted by April on September 2 2012

Opal Pool, Opal Creek Wilderness, 64 by 48 inches.

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Sheroes Exhibited at Living Future 2012-Women Reshaping the World

Posted by April on April 24 2012

Living Future 2012 Program

The International Living Future Institute is hosting its sixth annual unConference, Living Future 2012, on May 2nd - 4th, 2012 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide innovative design str

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"Water's Touch", One Woman Show at University of Portland

Posted by April on March 23 2012

University of Portland, Buckley Center Gallery

August 21 to September 21

5000 N. Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR

Gallery Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 4pm

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'One Water' purchase by Oregon Percent for Art

Posted by April on November 24 2011

The painting, "One Water", oil on linen, 36 by 88", was recently purchased by the Oregon Percent for Art Program. It is displayed in the new Health and Wellness Center at Western Oregon University.

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April's work displayed in Senator Jeff Merkley's DC office

Posted by April on October 25 2011

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Sitka Art Invitational The Ecology of Art: Collaboration and Connection

Posted by April on September 26 2011

November 5-6, 2011 - The 18th Annual Sitka Art Invitational will take place in Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR (near the Oregon Zoo). With an anticipated 450 pieces of art by 120 artists, this promises to be one of the most comprehensive exhibits of work by contemporary Pacific Northwest artists.

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A showcase for Oregon art by Barbara Curtin

Posted by Barbara Curtin on September 2 2011

This city's biggest, boldest gallery - the tomato-red interior of the Salem Conference Center - holds a new art show that benefits this imposing space.

The Fourth Annual Mayor's Oregon Artists Series features work by 31 of the state's most respected artists. Entry was by invitation only - the most prestigious kind of show.

At Wednesday's opening gala, jurors will announce the Mayor's Grand Purchase Award winner. It will become part of the Salem Conference Center's permanent collection

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Art Focus by Kathleen Stephenson

Posted by Kathleen Stephenson on January 19 2011

Painter April Waters on her series of paintings called "Sheroes"

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joia, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fo

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Salem Art Fair Unveils Vibrant Poster: Artist April Waters painted her favorite subject – water

Posted by Barbara Curtain on July 23 2009

By Barbara Curtain, Statesman Journal

If the 2009 Salem Art Fair & Festival reminds you more of the gardens of Giverny than Bush's Pasture Park — well, that's no coincidence. April Waters, the Salem artist commissioned to do the poster, admires impressionist painter Claude Monet. She plans to visit his studio and gardens in France this summer. Given the freedom to create art of any kind for the fair, she chose a Monet-esque study of water rather than a lit

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Healing Art: Medical centers see a health investment in gardens, trickling water, aesthetic forms and incorporating local artists' paintings

Posted by Barbara Curtain on June 23 2009

By Barbara Curtain, Statesman Journal

If you've been a hospital patient or kept vigil for a loved one, you may know about sterile, artificially lit rooms that seem devoid of a human touch. They're a far cry from the new patient-care tower at Salem Hospital and a growing number of other medical settings that embrace "evidence-based design." Natural light, views of green spaces and the sight and sound of running water surely are more pleasant than what institu

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Art About Agriculture 2009: Across the Pacific Northwest

Posted by April on April 23 2009

April 7 opening at OSU LaSells Stewart Center, Tuesday April 7, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30. The LaSells Stewart Center is located at the corner of Western Avenue and 26th Street.

Water Reaching For Itself #2

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