Lynn Charles Foster Art Shows
American B. 1949
B.S, Masters Western Oregon University
Recent Shows (Mostly Internet these days.)
2014 “Cart to Art” recycled art show Straub Environmental Center, Salem, OR
2013 Shades of Fall Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT (2 painting accepted)
2012 A Sappy Art Show Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery, St. Albans
2012 Land and Light and Water and Air (juried) Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT (2 paintings
2012 Simply Saint Albans Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery, St. Albans
2011 “Trees” Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT (2 paintings accepted) 2011
2011 Emile Gruppe Gallery’s Plein Air Festival Show, Jericho Center, VT 2011
Art on the Fence, Stowe, VT 2011
2002 S.O.S Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland Ca. (A juried
show of art from recycled materials.)
2000 Arts 2000: a Beginning International Juried Show, Bush Barn Art
Center, Salem, Or.
1998 18th Annual Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom
Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA Jurors: Linda Connor and
1998 Found Object As Art, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juror:
George Herms (sculpture)
1998 Countdown 2000, Gallery 1078, Chico,CA Juror: Catharine Clark
1997 Oregon Clay/97 National ( a sculpture), Linfield College, McMinnville,
1997 "Me, Myself and..." Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, California
1993 North American Artists Invitational, Museum
Without Walls, Bemeus Point, New York, (scheduled)
1991 12th Annual Juried Show,Umpqua Community
College, Roseburg, Or., Juror: Clint Brown
1989 Nuclear Visions Traveling Show (Sponsored by the University
of Oregon Art Museum). US and Canada for 2 years.
1989 Sixth Alcoa/Gallery '76 Juried Art Exhibit,
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Wa. , Juror:
1989 Paper in Particular National,Columbia College,
Columbia, Missouri,Juror:Selina Trieff.
1983 Las Vegas National Art Show. Las Vegas Art Museum,
Las Vegas, Nevada, Juror:L. Sido (accepted).
1982 Mid-America Biennial National Art Exhibition Owensboro,
Kentucky, Juror: Abram Lerner, Director of Hirshhorn
Museum, Washington, D.C.
1978 13th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Coos Art
Museum, Coos Bay, Or. Juror: Peter Stone.
1978 National Paperworks Show, Arts Place Gallery, Portland ,Or.
West Coast Shows
1998 “Black Velvet and Barbie on the Boulevard III”, Center for
Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
1998 Passion Seven Group Show, Humbolt Arts Council Carnegie
Eureka, CA (scheduled Feb.,1998)
1997 " Big Kids Toy Box", (group show) Solomon Dubnick Gallery,
1997 “Cheap Bastards Art Sale III”, Chico, CA( Group Show)
1996 Passion Seven (group show) Barnes and Noble ,Santa
1996 "The Cheap Bastards Art Sale II", Chico, CA.
1995 "Solde d'Objects d'Art pour les petits Salauds de Radins"
(The Cheap Little Bastards Art Sale) Group show: Camille
Chang,Val Payne,David Gilhooly, Fred Babb,Tony
Natsoulas, Steve Bradford,John Burger,Jason Merck,Gary
Dinnen,Paul DiPasqua and Lynn Foster, Chico, CA.
1989 Nuclear Visions, Oregon Council for the Arts , Newport Visual
Arts Center, Newport Or.
1983 N.W. Juried Art '83, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Wa.
Juror: Henry Hopkins, Director of the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art.
1983 30th Annual Exhibition:Painting, Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, Ca. Juror: Roy DeForest.
1982 Big Sky Biennial, Idaho State U., Pocatello,
Idaho, Juror: Graham Collier, (one drawing and a sculpture).
1981 33rd Spokane Annual, Cheney Cowles Museum,
Spokane, Wa.,Juror: James Hazeltine.
1979 Annual Pacific N.W. Arts and Crafts Juried Show, Bellevue,
Wa.(award in sculpture) Juror: Donald Brewer, Director,
University Gallery, U.C.L.A.
2006 “Waterscapes”, Gallery 250 South Main, Independence, OR.
2003 “New Watercolors” Cross Creek Gallery, Silverton, OR.
2003 “Plastic Assemblage” Gallery 250 South Main, Independence, Or.
2002 “Plastic World: Recent Found Plastic Assemblages”, Linfield Fine Arts Gallery, Linfield
2002 Western Oregon University, Hamersley Library Galleries,
Monmouth, Or. Curated by John Olbrantz Director of the Hallie Ford
Museum of Art, Salem, Or.
2000 Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon
1999 A.C. Gilbert Children’s Museum, Salem, OR.
1995 The Beanery, Salem, Oregon
1995 Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR.
1994 Buckley Center Gallery, U. of Portland, OR.
1993 Schubert Gallery, Albany, Or.
1992 Central Oregon Comm. College Bend,Or.
1992 Illahe Country Club,Salem, Or.
1992 Schubert Gallery, Albany, OR.
1987 On The Edge Gallery, Salem, OR.
1987 North View Gallery, Portland Community College, OR.
1987 Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR.
1986 Hallie Ford Brown Gallery, Willamette U, Salem, OR.
1984 Courtyard Gallery, Portland, OR.
1981 Barnes Ave. Gallery, Salem, OR.
1981 Boones Treasury, Salem, OR.
2006 “Recycled Art”, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Or.
2002 Salem Masters Series: Part I:Object Reincarnations
(3 person show) Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Or.
2001 Comical and Whimsical, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery.
2000 20th Century Alumni Art:History Created, Western Oregon U.
2000 Art and technology: a Marriage for the New Millennium Invitational,
Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Or.
1999 Mixed Media,(group show) Sunbird Gallery, Bend, Or.
1999 “Passion 7” (group show), Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass,
1999, 1993, 1992 Celebration of the Arts in Oregon, (juried) Oregon State Capitol,
1998,1997,1995,1991, 1988 Chemeketa Community College Faculty Art Show, Salem, Or.
1992 Oregon Arts Council Invitational, The Galleria Portland, Or.
1991 Group Show "Plein Air Painters", Schubert Gallery, Albany, Or.
1991,1990 Sunriver Annual Juried Exhibition of Oregon Art, Sunriver, Or.
1991, 1988, 1987,1986, 1985,1983, 1981,1979,1978 Annual Willamette Valley Juried
Exhibition Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
1991 Group Show, Schubert Gallery, Albany, Oregon.
1990, 1989 "Celebration of the Arts in Oregon",( juried show ), Oregon
State Capitol,Salem, Or.
1989, 1985 Oregon 2-D, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Or.
1988, 1985 Sunriver Invitational Art Show, Sunriver, Oregon
1987 7 Painters New Members, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Or.
1987,1986,1984,1982, 1981, 1970 All Oregon Art Annual, Or. State Fair, Salem, Or.
1986 Reflections: Juried Self Portrait Show, Corvallis Art Center, Or.
1986 "On the Job", (juried), N.W. Artists Workshop, Portland, Or.
1986 Salem Mayor's Invitational Art Show, Salem, Or.
1985 "Inner Space" (juried) Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Or.
1984,1983 Sunriver Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sunriver, Or.
1983 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Or.
1983 Three Person Show, Corvallis Art Center,Or.
1983 Salem Mayor's Invitational Art Show,Salem, Or.
1982 Sunriver Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sunriver, Or.
1980 Six Oregon Artists, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Or.
1976 Salem Mayor's Invitational Art Show, Salem, Or.
1970 Watercolor Society of Oregon Juried Show
1969 Oregon College of Education Student Art Show
1967 Harris Co. Art Show, Southeastern Section Scholastic Art Awards Honorable Mention,
San Bernardino, CA
Vermont Art Zine photo “Simply St. Albans”, August, 2012
“One Man’s Trash-Another Man’s Art”,, Ron Cowan, Statesman Journal, Salem, OR August 27,
“Plastic World on Display at Linfield”, Statesman Journal, Salem, OR Oct. 6, 2002
“Anything, Everything, Leftovers Used in Artwork”, by Kristin Anderson, Linfield Review,
“Art Brings Discarded Objects to Life”, Ron Cowan Statesman-Journal, Salem, OR, Jan. 17, 2002
“Artists Give Varied Look at Arts Future”, Ron Cowan, Statesman-Journal,
Salem, OR July 13,2000
“What a Wired Pair”, Ron Cowan, Statesman Journal , Salem ,OR, Jan.
“Museum Holds a Trove of Treasures”, Grants Pass Daily Courier, Kathleen
Alaks, May 13, 1999
“ Look What They’ve Found” So.. California Live, Long Beach Press-
Telegram, May 7, 1998
“Big Kids Toy Box at Solomon Dubnick Gallery”, ARTWEEK , Feb. 1998,Kimi
“The Coming of a Millennium” Artscene, The Synthesis, Chico State
U. Jan.,1998, Windy Watkin.
“Media Mellinnium Meltdown”, Chico News and Review, Jan. 22, 1998,
“Balance a Credit to Exhibit”, Edith Decker, Entertainment, Grants Pass Daily
Published in Books
“Recycle, Reduce, Reuse” by Kate Walker, MacMillan Education Austraila, 2004.
“Trash is Dash”, by Alice Leonhardt, Stecker-Vaughn Publishers, 2002, pp. 27-28.
“Art from Plastic Trash”, The Cousteau Society, Dolphin Log Magazine, March
Best of Show, (recycled plastic assemblage) S.O.S Save Our Star, Christensen-Heller Gallery,
Oakland, Ca. 2002
Juror’s Award, W.O.U. 20th Century Alumni Art:
History Created Juried Show, Monmouth, OR. 2000
Award in Painting, Willamette Valley Juried Show, Corvallis,
Best of Show ,Art Teachers Show, Bush Barn Art Center,
Salem, Or. 1980
Sculpture Award, Annual Pacific N.W. Arts and Crafts
Juried Show, Bellevue Art Museum, Wa.,1979.
Award in Drawing, Willamette Valley Juried Show,1979
Best of Show, Oregon Watercolor Society Juried Show, 1970.
The Getty Art Museum :Research Institute for the History of Art and
Humanities: Bern Porter Mail Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA
University of Iowa Libraries, “Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts; Artist’s Works
and Correspondence Files.” Iowa City, Iowa
United Companies Lending, Baton Rouge, Louisianna
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, Oregon (Two works)
Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, Oregon
Western Oregon State College, Monmouth,Oregon
Mark Hatfield Library, Willamette U., Salem, Oregon
Dr. Daniel G. Cannon, Monmouth, Oregon
Dr. Nicholas Ucci, Centereach, New York
Dr. Ray Brodersen,Monmouth, Oregon
James Kirk, watercolorist,Monmouth, Oregon
Prof. John Casey, Salem, Oregon
Douglas Campbell Smith, Paradise, California
Curtis Otto, Grants Pass, Oregon.
David Gilhooly, Newport, Oregon
Gary Britweiser, Santa Barabara, CA
Tony Natsoulas, Sacramento, California
John Olbrantz Director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR