Museum Displays Work of Oregon Artist

A small selection of paintings of houses, farms, boathouses and other structure-like formations by Oregon artist Amanda Snyder will be on display Oct. 13 to Nov. 25 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.

Amanda Snyder: Structures features the work of Snyder (1894-1980), who is well known for her paintings of birds and clowns but whose works based on architectural structures are less frequently seen. Characterized by a strong sense for geometric form, vigorous brushwork and rich color, the works reflect the emotional intensity of this self-effacing and reclusive artist.

Organized by Willamette Professor Roger Hull and drawn from public and private collections throughout the region, the exhibition will be accompanied by a Hull-penned article on Snyder in the October issue of American Art Review.

Amanda Snyder: Structures has been supported in part by grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax and the Oregon Arts Commission.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State St. (corner of State and Cottage streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children younger than 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information, call (503) 370-6855 or visit