Windowfront Exhibitions

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Windowfront Exhibitions - Fall Reflections

September 2 - November 13, 2022

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Downtown Eugene’s empty storefronts become interactive artworks and galleries with new and evolving windowfront paintings and art installations. Come downtown by foot, car or bike to enjoy windowfronts transformed by local artists, artisans and creatives. Windowfront Exhibitions believes all empty spaces have great potential to be transformed by artists and innovation.

Current Installations:

  • This season’s Fall Reflections exhibition explores the heritage and traditions of local artists. We reflect on where we came from to give perspective on where we are heading in the future.
  • Art Installations from local artists seeking to uplift and enliven Downtown Eugene through art installations in storefront windows.
  • Urban Canvas Windowfront paintings by Urban Canvas artists.
  1. Art Installations
  2. Asian/American Contemporary Women
  3. Urban Canvas Windows
  4. Map
  5. Call to Artists

Art Installations from local artists seeking to uplift and enliven Downtown Eugene through art installations in storefront windows.

Mujeres con AlasMujeres con Alas

Dates displayed: September 2-November 13, 2022

833 Willamette Street
Curator: Jessica Zapata

Presented by: Mujeres con Alas

About the art: Mujeres con Alas is a group of women with the purpose of reclaiming material culture. Women are holders of the memory of our people. Each town, each person, each woman has her way of transmitting this knowledge through mediums like embroidery, oral narratives (stories and poetry), weaving, cooking, music and dance, among other forms. This display demonstrates various materials and mediums including embroidered cotton, linen, jewelry, clothing, sculpture and painting.

Charro OutfitsCharro Attire Exhibition: Origin and Symbolic Details of the Charro Outfit

Dates displayed: September 2-November 13, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Music by Mariachi Monumental, crafts and tamales

856 Willamette Street, 1st floor

Curated by: Jessica Zapata and Antonio Huerta

Presented by: Comunidad y Herencia Cultural

About the art: The Charrería tradition is known as the national sport of Mexico. It involves horsemanship, roping and cattle work. Charrería dates back to the 1500s when the Spanish brought horses and cattle to the Americas. The large hacienda fields in Mexico provided a perfect landscape for the continuation of the tradition of agriculture and cattle raising, which then shaped the culture of the Charro. To this day, Charrería remains vibrant in towns and cities across Mexico and in many parts of the United States, bringing families together to witness this iconic cultural tradition. The women’s participation in Charrería as Escaramuza symbolizes the important role of women during the Mexican Revolution, a reference to the skilled and strategic horsemanship they displayed on the battlefield. This exhibition blends attire from both the Charro and Escaramuza, acknowledging the contributions that both continue to make within the Charreria tradition.

Esteban Camacho Steffensen

Dates displayed: September 2-November 13, 2022

856 Willamette Street, 2nd Floor

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 • 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Music by Mariachi Monumental, crafts and tamales.

About the art: The overlapping catastrophes of the pandemic, racial injustice and the climate crisis have greatly impacted youth and their mental health, especially disadvantaged youth. Art can play a role in their emotional healing and build hope to counter despair. Murals can address this need because they stimulate the imagination in a positive way while building camaraderie to counter social isolation. The physical work of painting bright colors on large walls with a group of friends while seeking to create beauty and meaning on critical issues can be an antidote to years of separation and isolation.  

About the artist: I am a Costa Rican/Oregonian muralist with 17 years of experience creating murals in the Northwest that inspire the public with images of the natural world. My compositions emphasize endangered species, ecosystem relationships and cultural reflection that encourage action to protect the world we love. My artistic work also focuses on creating murals through community engagement. Most of my work depicts the interdependent nature of our living planet and the destructive impacts of industrialized society. They entreat the public to get involved in solutions to climate change and other social challenges. Email Esteban,,,

Viewable Pieces: Salmon: Ecozic, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 4 ft, -1,500

Bicicle: Ecozic, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 4 ft, -1,500

Equation: Ecozic, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 4 ft, -1,500

Solar Panel: Ecozic, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 4 ft, -1,500

Earth: Ecozic, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 x 4 ft, -1,500

Clouds: Acrylic on Canvas, 7 x 5 ft, -3,000

Studies: Watercolour on Paper, various sizes, -500

Studies: Graphite on Paper, various sizes, -200

Riqueza Natural de Mexico whale breaching waterLa Riqueza Natural de México

Dates displayed: September 2-November 13, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 • 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Music by Mariachi Monumental and printmaking by Eugene Printmakers

1004 Willamette Street

Curated by: Jessica Zapata and Eugene Arte Latino

Presented by: Eugene Arte Latino and Comunidad y Herencia Cultural

About the art: This Projection includes images captured by talented photographers who share their talent and the natural beauty of Mexico. It is a visual testimony, which urges us, with its shapes and beats, to strive to correct our course, in harmony with the planet. We enjoy Mexico through our senses, we inhale the aroma of the dry leaves of the forest, we delight listening to the water wetting the stone when running in a river and we are impregnated with the fragrances of the flowers, we fill our pupils with the colors of  an ocher illuminated sunset in the desert and the deep blues of the Caribbean Sea, we hear it squawk, roar from its magma or feel it peacefully when the air gently slides through its forests. Tasting it is the most diverse, a drink of salt water, eating a blackberry, feeling the sweetness of a mango, a strawberry that invigorates our walk, touching it is magical, walking on the beach and touching the golden sand, perceiving the grass with bare feet, hugging a tree or jumping off a dune.

“This book compiles the views of photographers who dedicate their time to living it and experiencing it in many ways, all with an undeniable passion for doing it artistically. Many have spent years enjoying capturing the beauty that surrounds them in a photo and in this edition they let us know in an exquisite way a little of the richness of Mexico's nature; see it and imagine being for a moment in that place, listening or simply observing. The invitation is for everyone, to feel Mexico, to live it and enjoy it in the responsibility of protecting what has been given to us and we have the obligation to inherit.” - Guillermo Rodríguez

We appreciate all the support of Antonio Pastrana, Guillermo Reza, Jessica Zapata, Windowfront Exhibitions and Eugene Printmakers to make this possible.

StoryHelix installation at Eugene Public LibraryStoryHelix

Dates displayed: July 15–November 13, 2022

Eugene Public Library, Exterior, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Presented by: StoryHelix, Lane Arts Council, Wordcrafters, Oregon Cultural Trust

Artists: Nate Brown, Chelsea Lovejoy, Christina Schueler, Brandon Waite, Erick Wonderly Varela

Storytellers: Ayisha Elliott, Liandy Mary Jimenez Otero, Eric Richardson, Doriandra Smith, Margaret Steinbrunn, Jeff Velez

About the art: Lane Arts Council and Wordcrafters in Eugene collaborated to bring community storytellers and professional artists together in creating this unique installation. Each panel, created by a different visual artist, is directly inspired by and made in collaboration with community storytellers who participated in StoryHelix. Wordcrafters in Eugene’s StoryHelix project invites community members to share their stories about the theme “belonging” and their experiences living in Eugene, Lane County and Oregon. Contributed stories become a part of a collective archive of voices from across our community. The stories selected for this art installation represent a wide range of lived experiences. Enjoy these stories visually and use the QR code under each poster to listen to the storyteller recording. More Information

Mika Aono Sweeping Breath III

Mika Aono

Sweeping Breath Series

Dates displayed: July 8-October, 2022

Location: Gallery at the Airport

About the art: This particular series is from a recent collaborative project with Eugene Symphony and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. I created these pieces by purely responding to the rhythm and sounds in the third movement of an orchestral masterpiece, Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber by Paul Hindemith. It was truly an exhilarating experience for me.
About the artist: Mika Aono is a multidisciplinary artist and one of the founding members of a non-profit, Eugene Printmakers. Her recent work explores humanness in absurdity and futility through laborious processes. Her fascination for nature has driven her projects and installations, utilizing found objects and various printmaking techniques. She cherishes serendipitous moments and believes art has a power to connect all living things. She wishes she were a gentle superhero.,

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    Kate Ali

    Ph: 541-682-6314

  2. Downtown Public Art Program Assistant

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