FROELICK GALLERY continues its 20th Anniversary celebration with a second installation of strong recent works by represented artists. Charles Froelick and Shannon Adelhart opened Froelick Adelhart Gallery on SW Second Avenue on October 5th, 1995. In 2000 the name changed to Froelick Gallery, and in 2007 we moved to our current location in the historic DeSoto Building. Our mission has remained steady: representing exceptional artists, selling their work often, and fostering greater awareness of their work. We extend great thanks to the artists and the community that has sustained us!
Highlights of these 20 years includes presenting over 325 solo artist exhibitions; and countless group shows, with regional focuses on Tokyo, Oaxaca, São Paulo, and Brooklyn; thematic and juried exhibitions on contemporary Northwest Native American basket weavers, printmaking, paper, painting, sculpture, self portraits & portraits, plant forms, clowns, the bestiary, water, interiors, landscapes, chairs, Japanese Manga, oddities, nudes, smoking, fire, and independent artists; we've held exhibits celebrating PICA, PNCA, Blue Sky, Photo Lucida, the Portland Art Museum, RACC, the ACLU and ZYZZYVA Magazine. Venturing beyond our building we held an annual pop-up gallery in Palm Springs from 2011-2014, and had booths at a few art fairs in Miami, Seattle, and the Jupiter Hotel in Portland.
We believe our represented artists work will withstand the critical tests of time, and that public institutions and individuals will continue to collect their work. Noteworthy institutional acquisitions and exhibitions include The White House, Hallie Ford Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Yale University, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Peabody Essex, Missoula Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Western Michigan University, University of Notre Dame, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Eiteljorg Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum, Rockwell Museum, Autry National Center, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Ellen Noel Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Federal Reserve Bank, Nerman Museum, De Saisset Museum, Berlin Ethnological Museum, Shinpukuji Temple, University of California, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and the U.S. Library of Congress.
It is a thrill to launch into our next 20 years- we are expanding on the vibrant foundation we've built.