Art for Obama

Karin Clarke Gallery, White Lotus Gallery, and Opus6ix Gallery are hosting an Art for Obama reception on Thursday, October 16, from 6 to 8 pm.

The Art for Obama reception is open to the public. For a $20 contribution to the Obama Victory Fund, each guest will be greeted with live music, refreshments, special guest appearances, and Obama campaign buttons and bumper stickers. Located at 760 Willamette, 767 Willamette, and 22 E. 7th, the galleries will feature the work of various artists. Ten percent of artist sales will be donated to Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

"I am so pleased that these galleries have taken the initiative to help this historic campaign," said Bruce McBarnette, founder of the Art for Obama series. Karin Clarke, Hue-Ping Lin, and Kazem Oveissi are the gallery owners.

Art for Obama is a series of fundraising art receptions that McBarnette, an attorney and real estate investor from Sterling, Virginia, has been organizing around the country to support the Obama campaign. Since February, Art for Obama events have been held in Boston, Chicago, Maryland, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco, Virginia, and Washington DC.

To RSVP for the October 16 reception, contribute online, or learn about more Art for Obama events, visit or call 877/323-4713. Locally, e-mail volunteer Nan Coppock-Bland at or call 541/687-8736.