Dropped “Outburst” at the Valley Art Gallery today for the “Pretty Petals” exhibit which will be up April 23 – May 22, Mon-Sat, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Valley Art Gallery is located at 2022 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR.
My two drawing have been juried into the latest art show at the Oregon Society of Artists. I know, neither one looks like it should be in this kind of a show, but any media that could be diluted with water was eligible, and my ink was 🙂
So happy that “Gathering II” and “Gathering III” have been selected for the Bye 2020! exhibition at Blind Insect Gallery! The show will be up December 11th, 2020 – Friday, January 15th, 2021. Blind Insect is an amazing little gallery on Alberta Street, Portland, it’s always full of wonderful artsy gems, and I can’t wait to see what the show will look like.
Show dates: December 10, 2020 – January 15, 2021
Gallery location: 2841 NE Alberta St, Portland OR 97211 (directions) Open: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm
There are so many amazing small artworks by 36 local and national artists, come enjoy them!
It’s always takes a lot of work to organize a big art show, but this year is extra challenging because of the pandemic and many uncertainties that came with it. I am very grateful for everyone who volunteered their time and talent to help with #TAE20.
Dropped my contribution to the Art Gallery for Art for the Heart that benefits Center for the Arts in Corvallis. I am not sure if the show will be an actual physical one or online only like many others. I haven’t been to the place since way before the pandemic, and it was so nice to walk in and enjoy the current show and new things in their gift shop. It was almost normal. Almost.
Three 5” x 5” drawings make the “Delicate Beginnings” little series. It would be four, but the forth one became a casualty of forgetting to cover the ink drawing with final fixative before attempting to mount it on top of the tissue paper with pastels and powdered bone. It will require heavy touch-up and maybe adding some color to the foal. I am not sure about color yet, but it’s a possibility. Maybe all four would benefit from some color.
The Art for the Heart 8×8 Gallery is going up in the Corrine Woodman Gallery tomorrow.
The show will be up from September 26th till October 8th, 2020. The current hours of The Arts Center are Thursday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5 pm.
Masks and Social Distancing Required
Virtual Reception The 8×8 Gallery reception will be held on October 1, 2020 at 6 pm online. It will be the first chance to purchase any artwork in this gallery. Register for Art for the Heart by clicking here. Registration is free. Also visit The Arts Center’s Facebook page by clicking here for more info.
“Improbable Dreams of a Tree” has been juried into the 2020 BAM! Virtual Show & Sale. COVID-19 pushed this one online too, and it’s good news considering that it could be just canceled.
There were 544 submissions this year, and the show has been made bigger than usual because there are no physical space constrains. I am so excited to see others’ creations, even though it will not be an in person experience!
The show will run for the entire month of October, 1-31, 2020.
The show was going to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC but is now in limbo due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I do hope that there still be an option to buy the cards online like in previous years, no matter what the fate of the live show. Then we still do good and all is as well as it can be.
Every volunteer who helped with the show is very much appreciated, as are many artists who sent in their little creations.
These two new artworks were delivered yesterday to the 6 x 6 x 6 art show at the Alberta Street Gallery. Artists were free to create whatever they wanted as long as their art fit within 6″ x 6″ x 6″, and my choice was to do something related to spring that was all around me already.
I’ve spent more time experimenting with background collages than actually drawing and had to stop experiments at some point while I still had time to finish the pieces. It was fun, and I now have notes to continue playing with new ideas as time permits.
The Alberta Street Gallery is located at 1829 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR (directions)
The show is open March 1-22, 2020, Monday – Friday 11 am – 7 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 9 pm, Sundays 9 am – 5 pm.
If you can, stop by for the opening reception on March 1st.
Dropped my new drawing, “Ravishing,” at the Oregon Society of Artists today. It will be a part of the annual “200 for Under $200″ art show. 125 participating artists from the Portland area and beyond, over 200 12″ x 12” canvases and cradled boards priced at or below $200. The opening reception is on November 1st, 6-9 pm. Come if you can!
The show is open from November 1st to December 5th, 2019, Monday – Saturday, 1 – 4 pm.
Beaverton Arts Mix! will be held October 3-6, 2019 in the Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton) (map) .
BAM! artists will be honored at an artist reception on Thursday, October 3.
A free Quick Draw event on Saturday, October 5 will be open to artists (BAM! and non-BAM!) of all disciplines and media.
Hope to see you there!
Updated on September 7, 2019
The artist reception will be on Thursday, October 3, 7 pm – 8:30 pm.
I will also be volunteering that day 1:30 pm – 7 pm. Stop by whenever your schedule permits, it’s going to be a good show.
Updated on September 25, 2019
Dropped my “Fortitude” along with matted prints and greeting cards for the Beaverton Arts Mix! yesterday. It was so well organized that I was in and out in no time. Much appreciation goes to organizers and volunteers!
Updated on October 6, 2019
Picked up my remaining items from the Beaverton Art Mix! show today. I was on the fence about bringing so many of my horse drawings, not knowing how well they would be received there, but to my surprise most of them have been sold. Thank you, horse-loving people! Thank you everyone who came to see the show, to the Beaverton Arts Program people who organized the show so well, to all the volunteers who helped them! I would love to be a part of it next year.
The show features emerging and established artists in Salem and neighboring communities within a 75-mileradius of Salem. It coincides with the Salem Art Association’s Centennial Year and the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, so there is a lot to see for you.
I was enjoying this art show for a couple of years as a visitor and am now thrilled to be a part of it!
Salem Salon “100” runs from July 5 till August 24, 2019. Reception is on July 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. I hope to see some of you there!
The Bush Barn Art Center is located at 600 Mission St. SE Salem, OR 97302 and is open Tuesday – Friday, from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 12:00 till 5:00 pm.
Local artists and their guests will show awesome and diverse art in 6 studios in and around Damascus. You can find the map of the entire tour with all details here: https://damascusopenstudios.com/studio-map/. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how art is being created and talk to the artists.
Talented clay artist Brenda Scott will host me and a fine jewelry designer, Cheri Bosserman, at the studio #6 (25251 SE Bohna Park Rd, Damascus, OR 97089).
Stop by to see my original drawings, giclee prints, and greeting cards!
Updated May 20, 2019
A big thank you to to everyone who came to see my art and beautiful creations of my fellow artists Brenda Scott and Cheri Bosserman this past weekend. The Damascus Open Studios were great. Wonderful company, lots of good talks, and many sales. Could not ask for more!
Delivered my latest drawing to the Sequoia Gallery today. It is for the HIP 2B Square show that benefits this nice and cozy cooperative gallery and its artist studios. The show opens on April 2nd with a reception and award announcements and runs through May 3.
Sequoia Gallery is located at 136 SE 3rd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm.
The gallery provided an option of a 12″ x 12″ Blick canvas or primed and cradled wood panel, and I chose the panel.
After the fiasco with an Ampersand panel it was interesting to try something different. To my delight, the texture of the gessoed wooden surface was strong but pretty even and was almost as easy to work with as good textured paper. I will do more with it, just maybe without cradles. Not a big fan of working edges of those things.
I’ve entered several drawings into the Landscapes Art Competition at the Light, Space, and Time Online Gallery and quite pleased with the results. “Truckee River” received a Special Recognition award, “River Of Light” got a Honorable Mention.
This exhibit will showcase artworks created during the Four Eights an Artists Challenge II that tasked participating artists with creating original artwork around a singular theme on four square canvases, each canvas being 8″ x 8″. All artwork will be for sale and priced between $30 and $100.
An opening reception for Four Eights will be on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Stop by to meet the artists, curators and other art lovers, enjoy refreshments and live acoustic music.
Sherwood Center for the Arts – 22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140 Map
Art Exhibit & Sale – October 12 – December 12
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Two of my drawings were juried into the Beaverton Arts Mix! show and sale. The show will open on October 5 and run through October 8 at the Beaverton City Library. Reception will take place on October 6, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. If you will be in the area stop by to enjoy more than 100 juried artworks by Oregon artists!
Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, Beaverton, OR
Thu – Sun | Oct 5 – 8 Art Show & Sale
Open during regular library hours
I am excited to have my drawings in the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts through March and April. The gallery is located inside the cozy Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City. The gallery is hung salon style and offers paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and about anything you can think of. The cafe serves excellent coffee and features beautiful vertical gardens indoors and outdoors.
The artists’ reception will be on March 19, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm. Stop by if you are in the area to meet the artists and see their wonderful art.
Address: 613 7th Street, Oregon City, Oregon 97045, inside Singer Hill Cafe
Open: every day, 9 am – 4 pm.
Sadly, I missed the reception for this show because of the trip to Russia and didn’t have time to see it before leaving, so had to check it out after coming back. This was one impressive show, and not just because I love small works of art. It’s fascinating to see what different artists can do with the same set of four square canvases, how different their styles and subjects are, and how beautiful the walls covered with 8″ x 8″ squares look.
All my creatures were sold. Hopefully they all are sharing the same happy home now.
Sharon Orella, the show coordinator said that my artworks were very popular and sold very quickly. That’s very nice to hear; I hoped that my creatures would connect with people and be appreciated for their beauty and character.
I am going to be a part of an interesting show at the Sherwood Center for the Arts. Artist are challenged to create and complete four 8”x 8” painting canvases which are provided by the Center.
Because I do not paint, my entries are drawings attached to tissue paper collages that are attached to the canvases. The collage part is messy but beautiful and freeing. This is where I do not have to pay attention to details and can let pastels and rubbing alcohol do their magic on pieces of torn paper.
The show will run from October 21 to December 8, 2016. The Opening Gala will be on October 21.