(Above: Detail from artist Barbara Counsil’s Beauty Beware, featuring plants growing in the Columbia Gorge; her entry won the People’s Choice Award in the 2022 Mayor’s Art Show in Eugene.)

By Randi Bjornstad

A great variety of art made it into this year’s Mayor’s Art Show in Eugene, ranging from scientific-level depictions of Northwest plants to wood-block assemblages to metal sculpture to paintings to video to ceramics to fiber arts.

The entire show can be viewed online at eugene-or.gov/3868/Mayors-Art-Show

Here is a list of the 2022 winners:

People’s Choice: Beauty Beware, oil on wood by Barbara Counsil







Mayor’s 2D Choice: Eyes with Thread, mixed-media and collage by Taghrid Alghabad








Mayor’s 3D Choice: Survivor, wood, by Terry Hedin





Curator’s Choice:  Reconciling Perspectives #2, mixed-media wood assemblage by Janine Etherington





Juror’s Choice: Biology Rising, mixed-media paper sculpture installation by Julie Anderson Bailey





The Eugene Mayor’s Art Show 2022

When: Through Sept. 4, 2022

Where: Eugene Downtown Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., Eugene

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Details: The entire show includes 46 pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, fiber, assemblage, metalwork, etching, drawing, ceramic, and digital.

Works by two other artists in the show, displayed below, show their individual reactions to the wildfires that have plagued the McKenzie River Valley in recent years. Top, Fire Fall by Yasmin Staunau, followed by Sherrill Gaughan’s McKenzie River Fire.

Fire Fall, watercolor by Yasmin Staunau


McKenzie River Fire, by Sherrill Gaughan