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ART + WINE

The gallery at Foundry Vineyards opened in 2010 and has been fortunate to exhibit artists such as Deborah Butterfield, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Close, Kiki Smith, Matthew Day Jackson, Rob Pruitt, James Lavadour, and more. In the gallery, we aim to exhibit a diverse group of established artists, mediums, and concepts predominantly in the vein of contemporary art. 

The gallery hosts quarterly exhibits. Though the dates are subject to change, art openings typically occur in February, May, August, and November and are co-curated by owners Lisa & Jay Anderson. The Foundry Vineyards gallery is not open for artist inquiries, however the Andersons believe strongly in collaboration and are open to proposals from art and humanities focused organizations. 

 

SELECTED WORKS

from the Anderson Family Collection

November 2021 - March, 2022

ABOUT THE SHOW

Foundry Vineyards is pleased to announce our next art exhibition curated from the Anderson Family's collection.

Opening receptions will take place Friday, November 5, 2021 and Saturday, November 5, 2021 from 5:00pm- 7:00pm.

 

This show and this year's Artisan Blend are dedicated to the founder of Foundry Vineyards and the Walla Walla Foundry, Mark Anderson. The exhibit will include works by Jim Dine, Deborah Butterfield, Nancy Graves, Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, Lynda Benglis, Keiko Hara, and many more. Keiko Hara's work, "Field and Sky in Walla Walla" will be featured in the show and as out Artisan label artwork.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 

Manuel Neri

American,  1930-2021

In 1980, Manuel Neri became the first artist to cast sculpture at Bronze Aglow, Inc. later known as Walla Walla Foundry when the name changed in 1988.  Neri is the longest client of the Foundry, work has been cast as recently as 2019. Neri taught alongside Robert Arneson at UC Davis and was professor to Deborah Butterfield and John Buk
 

Robert Arneson

American,  1930-1992

Robert Arneson was the second artist to work with Walla Walla Foundry in 1980.  Arneson was a sculptor and professor of ceramics in the Art department at University of California, Davis for nearly three decades. Both Deborah Butterfield and John Buck were students of Arneson, who introduced them to the Walla Walla Foundry. 

Nancy Graves

American,  1930-1995

Nancy Graves began working with the Foundry in 1991 until her premature death in 1995. Graves had a remarkable career, in 1969 she became the youngest artist to be selected for a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She was only the fifth female artist to be given the honor, which paved the way for more women to follow in her footsteps.
 

David Bates

American,  b. 1954

Bates is a nationally acclaimed contemporary artist but is particularly beloved in his home state of Texas. Bates is known primarily as a painter but he created many sculptures and relief paintings at the Foundry in the mid-late 90s. 

Deborah Butterfield

American,  b. 1949

Deborah Butterfield began sculpting horses in the 1970s using mud, clay and sticks. Searching for a more permanent and long lasting material for her work, Butterfield was introduced to the Foundry by professors Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri in 1985. To this day, Butterfield creates her work and casts regularly at the Foundry.

 

John Buck

American,  b. 1946 

John Buck is a prolific printmaker and sculptor. Known for massive woodblock prints, his work deals with current events and the ironies built-in to world history. Buck, married to Deborah Butterfield, began casting with Walla Walla Foundry in 1994.
 

Squire Broel

Squire Broel is a contemporary sculptor and painter. Broel worked at the Walla Walla Foundry in the 90s and early 2000s. He developed a close relationship with Mark and Patty who became patrons of his work. During his time at the Foundry, Broel was known for his unique artistic talents and his infectious sense of humor.

 

Brad Rude

Brad Rude is a contemporary sculptor and painter, known for his lively and often precarious depictions of animals. Rude began working at the Walla Walla Foundry at the age of 19. The Anderson's began collecting Rude’s work from an early age.
 

Viola Frey

American,  b. 1933

 

Lynda Benglis

American,  b. 1941

Lynda Benglis’s career extends more than six decade. Benglis was educated during the time of Abstract Expressionism. Instead of using gestural expression on paper or canvas, Beglis employed the concept of gesture through poured latex and foam, bringing expressionism off the wall and into three-dimensional space. Benglis is also know as an icon of the feminist movement for her outspoken criticism of the male dominated art world. Benglis’s relationship with the Foundry began in 1998 and works are still being cast today. 

 

Ian Boyden

Ian Boyden is a contemporary painter, sculptor, writer, and book artist. Boyden is best known for his unique expressions and inquiries into the relationship between art and the natural world. He creates his own pigments from rock minerals. His paintings, like the one pictured here, capture a fluid movement that references abstract landscapes. Ian was introduced to the Foundry by his father, artist Frank Boyden. The Anderson family has had a close working relationship with the Boyden family for over 25 years and has collected works by both artists.


Jim Dine

American,  b. 1935

In 1983, Jim Dine began working with Walla Walla Foundry. Dine rose to prominence during the 1950’s, participating in the first “Happenings,” interactive performance pieces, which associated him with the Pop Art movement. However, his vast and diverse body of work for the past six decades would defy specific movement categorization.  Dine’s work includes drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, assemblage, and poetry. Dine provided the artwork for Foundry Vineyards’ inaugural vintage in 2003.

Keiko Hara    

Japanese, 1942

 

Past Shows

Selected Works

BEING,SENSING,DWELLING

Recent Works

Absorption Castings

I Don't Care! I'd Rather Sink!

Solids & Voids: An Exploration of Boundaries

Breaking Boundaries

Construct

Crow's Shadow Institute for the Arts

Photos from the Great Depression

PLAYED APART | APART PLAYED

Land of Origin

Recent Works in Painting, Print, and Glass

Good Girls

Ceramics

New Sculptures

Graffitti Writers

Exploring Fragility and Transience

Into the Field

Rebar and Case

Tapestries from Magnolia Editions