been at this location for many years."
Wally Schauer has been with the gallery since 1970. About half of
the artists have been there for a long period of time, though with
the economy as it is, there have been more changes the last couple of
"People tend to stay put at Quorum," Schauer. "Because it is a
cooperative we make it. It's a very difficult market with more change
recently because of that.."
She's noticed subtle changes in the art world since 1970.
"I think the type of things painted has changed over the years,"
Schauer said. "When I joined the co-op seascapes were popular, as
were large pieces. Earl Daniels who was in the area at the time was
Each artist is different, some like to travel and paint their
travels she explained.
"It's good to visit a gallery with an open mind that appreciates
different styles and subject matter," Schauer said.
The usual draw on First Thursday's Art Walk is 100 people, while
the anniversary party brings in about 200, drinking wine, listening
to live music and enjoying food and art.
"We celebrated by each artist donating an original oil or
watercolor and did a drawing," artist Sharon Evert said. "People
aren't selling art, for us to have the turn out we had was
Each month the artists meet and decide what schedule works for
them to be in the gallery so it can remain open every day.
"We share the responsibilities and sell everyone's artwork," Evert
said. "Each of us has wall space that we change every other month, so
we get equal exposure."
There's constantly something new and interesting with guest
artists exhibiting for two months.
"We all meet and vote so it's successful," Evert said. "We all
work together, we're a huge team -- it's like a big family actually."
Quorum Art Gallery is at 374 N. Coast Highway. For information,