The popular art town of Joseph in Northeast Oregon is home to Aspen Grove Gallery. In 2015 Joseph has been officially honored as the first " Art and Cultural District" in the State of Oregon. Joseph is well known for its many diverse art galleries and larger than life sized bronze sculptures along main street. Joseph has more recently opened the Josephy Center for Arts & Culture facility for exhibits, art classes, music events, etc. Aspen Grove gallery is now the longest established art business on Main Street since its opening in 1989. The gallery is praised as a flourishing venue for selling uniquely crafted fine art originals and as a trusted picture framing service.
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Owners Mark and Carol Kortnik designed this building to their own personal needs in 2001. In business since 1989, they had rented a gallery space. The new gallery houses a large showroom with vaulted ceiling and artist studios upstairs. Their living quarters are located in the back half of the building. During the tourist season they are open regular hours from May through October and by appointment during the off season. The art season kicks off with the annual Mother's Day Art Walk showcasing new original art and an opportunity to meet gallery artists.
Get ready to be awed by the amazing impressionist painting style of nationally recognized artist Howard Terpning. Howard is the most awarded artist in the country for his artwork and storytelling style about the Native Americans. Howard's work shows exceptional talent with an extraordinary ability to evoke profound emotions. Howard's prints are highly collectable as he is the top selling artist with the Greenwich Workshop publishers across the United States. Aspen Grove Gallery is proud to be an exclusive print dealer for Howard's work in Eastern Oregon and Washington.
Discover a diverse array of original oil and watercolor paintings as well as the unique value of Giclee' reproduction prints. Giclee' is the French term for a digitally ink sprayed printing process. They are valued for their longer lasting light resistant inks in greater colors and are printed on canvas or paper. Each of the prints are signed and individually numbered in limited editions. Also on your gallery tour, you will find original art in Raku pottery, hand blown glass, hand made basketry, painted gourds, uniquely designed jewelry, and photography of the local area.
Aspen Grove Gallery features friendly custom fine art framing as you are greeted by owners Mark or Carol Kortnik. There you will find their display wall with hundreds of wood frame corner samples by the top picture frame manufacturers in the northwest. Mark and Carol will assist you finding just the right look for your art with their expert and experienced advice. Custom Framing not only beautifully enhances your art, but also conserves and protects it. With over 26 years in the business, they assure your complete satisfaction and are always happy to solve your needs.
We use only the finest quality materials when beginning your framing project and keep in mind that the final look of piece should always compliment or enhance the art, not over power the subject to be framed. The framing should direct the viewer to the importance of the artwork and not the frame elements. Each frame project includes choosing the best matting colors, type of glass needed, and the proper frame moulding.
Mark Kortnik is an artist who realistically captures, with his style of oil painting, the majesty and beauty of naturalistic wildlife and dramatic northwest wilderness. Mark is seen here with his latest painting entitled "Land of the Winding Waters". The 30"x40" framed painting was a commission from a prominent collector of his and depicts the Nez Perce people camped along Prairie Creek in Northeast Oregon 200 years ago. Mark's current direction in painting is portraying the beauty of the wilderness landscape of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in his local area of Northeast Oregon.
The original watercolor paintings of Carol McLaughlin Kortnik are one of the featured highlights of the gallery. In this particular section of the gallery you can discover the sensitive beauty of Carol's paintings and prints featuring both popular song birds and wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest. Each unique original is rendered with amazing detailed realism. With her watercolor media, Carol skillfully portrays a warm, naturalistic style of composition. Carol's talent is highly admired and she is recognized as an award winning artist versatile in various artistic media.