Art in the Garden

July 10, 2015 - September 30, 2015



Capitol Subaru

Art in the Garden, presented by Capitol Subaru, features outdoor art installations.

These installations can be viewed during Garden hours, with paid Garden admission, July 10 – September 30, 2015.




Featured Artists

David Hillesland

David Hillesland is a self-taught, professionally apprenticed sculptor. He is dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship and constantly striving to learn from his last creation. He finds beauty in the rough forms that lie within each piece of wood and takes great satisfaction in refining the natural elements of the wood, seeking the form that lies within. See more of his work on his website, or learn more about David from KATU and The Register Guard.

David Hillesland

Photo by Geoff Parks


Chainsaw Carving Workshops with David

David will teach chainsaw carving workshops at the Garden on July 18, 2015. All materials will be provided, and you will leave with a sculpture of your very own. Register here. Two options allow you to pick the level of experience you would like:

  • Option 1: Basic Chainsaw Scuplting, 9am to noon, $150
    • Learn the basics of sculpting with a chainsaw, including how to use the tools, set up a work space, envision a design and begin carving. You’ll leave with a tree relief that you sculpted yourself. All materials provided, participants are asked to bring their own safety goggles and gloves, and to dress appropriately.
  • Option 2: Beyond Basic Chainsaw Sculpting, 9am to 4pm (with one hour lunch break), $300
    • Start in the Basic Chainsaw Sculpting workshop to become familiar with the tools and create a tree relief. After lunch, delve deeper into the art and create a Chinook or wind spirit. You’ll leave with two sculptures and a new skill. All materials provided, participants are asked to bring their own safety goggles and gloves, and to dress appropriately.





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Tyler Brumfield

Tyler Brumfield is an artist born and raised in the Willamette Valley. He studied sculpture and graphic design at Western Oregon University. His primary medium is wood, because of its versatility in use, its natural beauty and its abundance in supply. He seeks to pair well-designed art with conceptual context, relatable to all. See more of his work on his website.









Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins is a direct metal sculptor from Silverton, OR who started in high school and earned a BS in Industrial Design. Jenkins spent many years employed as a Senior Sculptor, Mechanical Designer and Assembler. In his last 10 years before retirement, he worked with Michael Curry Design on “The Lion King” on Broadway as well as the Utah Winter Olympics. His piece is called “XLM” (Extra Large Mantis) and is a sculpture of a “Mantid”, (praying mantis). Made of galvanized sheet steel and stainless steel wire, painted with automotive paint.


2016 Call to Artists

Interested in featuring your art in the Garden? Submit an Artist Proposal by 5pm on September 30, 2015 to be considered for the 2016 show.

Read our 2016 Call to Artists document for more information and directions for submitting an Artist Proposal.



Art in the Garden Opening Reception

Friday, July 10, 2015

7 to 10pm

The featured artists will give talks about their installations and inspiration, while guests enjoy live music and wine tasting. Guests will enter through the Visitor Center between 7pm and 8pm.


Reception Admission 

Tickets include artist talks, live music, light appetizers and wine tasting in the Bosque.

 Minors are allowed, and must also purchase a ticket.  Well-behaved pets on a leash are also allowed.

 IMG_0685Artist Talks

During the reception, featured artists David, Tyler and Paul will give talks at their installation sites from 7pm-8:30pm. After 8:30pm, the artists will return to the Bosque, where they will be available to talk with guests.

Live Music

HERTrio will play throughout the evening.


Are you a musician interested in playing future events? Please fill out our Musician Inquiry Form.


Thank You Sponsors!

Capitol Subaru













If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact Brittney at



May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $11
Seniors (60 and over) $9
Students (12 - 17) $8
Children (5 - 11) $5
Children (4 & under) Free
Groups (15+ ppl, advance notice) $8ea
All Military w/ ID $8

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fax (503) 339-2996
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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