Art of the Allison Inn & Spa



ART Elements Gallery features select artists from The Allison Inn & Spa and coordinates all of the outdoor sculptures located on the property. 

Featured ART Elements Gallery artists at the Allison Inn & Spa include:

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The Art of the Allison Collection

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ART Elements owner, Loni Parrish, curated the private Art of the Allison collection along with her family in 2008. The collection represents over one hundred local and regional artists working in diverse media including fiber, glass, sculpture, wood, photography and painting. The collection focuses on the natural beauty of Oregon and celebrates the bounty of our great state. It is a growing collection that includes six commissioned works by local painters and fused glass artists. The majority of art was purchased directly from local artists responding to an invitation to submit work. Some was acquired from the following Oregon galleries: Attic Gallery, Freed Gallery, Lawrence Gallery, Ryan Gallery, and Mossy Creek Pottery. The decision to use original Oregon art to adorn The Allison was an easy one. Joan and her family have a long tradition of supporting the arts in their home state. Whether they are giving access to cultural opportunities through partnerships and programming, creating Art Festivals or developing Regional Art Centers for the community, art is a passion and a privilege that is near and dear to the family heart. It is this love of art and commitment to their community that drove the Art of The Allison Collection.

What makes The Art of The Allison a distinctive collection are the people who created the artwork. They are an integral part of the “dream that Joan built.” This directory is a glimpse into the hearts and souls of those creative people who make the Art of The Allison Collection a rare gift to be enjoyed by guests from near and far.
Joan and her daughter Loni, son Ken and his wife Celia constituted the selection committee. Loni and her daughter Jessica were responsible for the Call to Artists and the logistics of organizing, purchasing, documenting, and hanging each of the 500 artworks ultimately chosen. Each of the 85 suites has at least three pieces of original art. Thirty-seven paintings, sculptures and glass pieces are available for the public to enjoy, in addition to a substantial collection in the Spa. Even Staff and Administration offices are filled with original art.