I had such a great time on the 29th painting in Muse’s front window for the Artist a Day program! It was a nice sunny day, I had an awesome view of the street, all the supplies were already set up for me, and the staff couldn’t have been nicer. Jolie Guillebeau interviewed me and the staff took pictures of my work throughout the day to show the progression. I’ve included the interview below but here is a link to the article and all the pictures from that day.
Artwork is currently showing and available for bidding at Muse Art and Design on Hawthorne. Half the winning bid goes to the artist with the other half going to support Schoolhouse Supplies. Bidding starts at $75 and more information about the auction and the artwork available can be found here.
Join us for the artists’ reception and auction:
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Muse Art and Design, 4220 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Below is my interview with Jolie Guillebeau from the 29th.
Chantel Greene is all about the space where art and science connect. Before she studied art, she was a Biology major in college. Then her art was mostly diagrams of dissections or microscope illustrations.
She’s enthusiastic about patterns in plant cells, or human anatomy diagrams. So when she began painting she worked to figure out ways to incorporate these things in to her encaustic work.
So she creates delicate detailed drawings that she layers in to the wax. She works quickly, because as she says,” I like to be done with the painting before I lose the momentum of the ideas.”
Chantel is eager to talk and share her work and passion for science and painting– stop by and see her piece at Muse, and see more of her work at www.chantelgreene.com
I’m excited to announce that students can sign up for my summer encaustic classes offered through the Saturday Academy! It is a beginning encaustic painting class for middle and high school students. Here is a description of the class from the website:
Painting with Wax: Incredible Encaustics
Wax on! No experience necessary for this jam-packed, quick-start wax painting class.
Encaustic painting uses colored pigment suspended between layers of wax and resin. Use painting, collage, scraping, layering, incising, and textured finishes to make an original creation. Topics include: a brief history of encaustic painting, layering and fusing wax, collaging with wax instead of glue, adding texture, transferring images onto wax, paint mixing, and safety issues.
I’m also participating in the River voices summer camp in August during which students learn about the Willamette river from scientists during the morning, then are introduced to different artistic forms of expression in the afternoon, such as art, dance, music, and film. The second week students choose an artistic format with which to demonstrate their knowledge of the river and raise awareness about water pollution.
The schedule for all classes is as follows:
June 24th-28th – Incredible Encaustics
- 9:00am-11:30am for middle school students (Course #12913)
- 12:00pm-2:30pm for high school students (Course #12914)
July 29th- August 2nd – Incredible Encaustics
- 9:00am-11:30am for middle school students (Course #12915)
- No afternoon class
August 5th-16th – River Voices
- 9:00am-4:00pm for middle and high school students (Course #12891)
Spread the word to the young people in your life who are interested in art!
I recently found out that I was accepted into Muse’s An Artist a Day program! Every day during the month of April, Muse will have a local artist creating a piece of work in their front window. People can stop, watch, and ask questions. At the end all the work will be sold at a silent auction benefiting Schoolhouse Supplies. My day to work in the window is April 29th. Stop by, say hi, and watch me work from 12-5pm!
When: April 29th from 12-5pm
Where: 4220 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215
It’s late notice but I recently became a part of a tribute show for the Portland Timbers. On February 28th the Timbers are unveiling their primary and secondary jerseys and are celebrating with an art show at the Alberta Street Galleries. The Talisman Gallery (1476 NE Alberta St) with the Best Art Gallery in Portland (1468 NE Alberta St) are doing the unveiling and the Guardino Gallery (2939 NE Alberta St), Six Days Art Co-op (2724 NE Alberta St), The Make House (1732 NE Alberta St), Antler (1722 NE Alberta St), and Screaming Sky Gallery (1416 NE Alberta St) will be featuring Timbers inspired work.
The show opens February 28th from 6-9pm and is up until March 24th.
For more information visit: http://albertamainst.org/whats-happening/green-gold-tribute-portland-timbers/
I will be participating in the “Love of Portland” show again this year, and I have created this new painting
especially for the show that demonstrates my love of our weird city. This year the show has over 300 artists contributing work and will be featuring the work of Dan Stiles. Stop by and see how artists are expressing their affection for our beloved Portland.
When: Artist reception – February 16th, 5pm. Show hangs until March 10th.
Where: Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
Mark Woolley Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
Open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm
I’m excited to announce that I’m having my first mini solo show at Cast Iron Studios starting sometime mid/late January through February! If I can get enough people interested in coming I’ll even hold a little reception I’ll be creating mostly new work to hang so there will be something different for my loyal fans to check out. I’ll be creating a Facebook event when the time gets closer. Until then you can stay updated by reading this Event Blog page and checking my Calendar of Events.
Come visit the 2nd Annual Encaustic art show at Milepost 5.
November 2nd – December 2nd
Come out and enjoy art, wine, and great company!
When: Opening Reception with the artists — November 2nd from 6-9pm
Artist holiday gift show and reception — November 2nd & 16th from 6-9pm
Where: Milepost 5, 900 NE 81st Ave
Featured artists: Robyn Andersen, Serena Barton, Bridget Benton, Kindra Crick, Dianne Erickson, Chantel Greene, Claudia Hollister, Sue Jensen, Manuella Kalestiantz, Anne Mavor, Pam Nichols, PJ Palmer, Virginia Parks, Elina Payton, Ruth Ann Skodacek, Kelly Williams, and Zoe West
I’m busy finishing my paintings for the annual “Little Things 12″ show at the Guardino gallery on Alberta. This long running holiday show features small pieces of artwork (7″x7″ or under) and is a perfect place to find gifts for the holidays because it’s a cash and carry sale. I’m creating 30 pieces of original encaustic artwork for this show, so if you’ve ever wanted to purchase one of my paintings this would be a great time to do so. Make sure to come to the reception though, because all this affordable work will fly out the door!
When: November 23rd – December 25th
Where: 2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 (corner of NE 30 and NE Alberta)
503 281-9048 • www.guardinogallery.com
Opening Reception: Black Friday, Nov 23, 6-9 pm
2nd Reception, Last Thursday, Nov 29, 6-9 pm
Hours: Tues 11-5, Wed- Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 (some late nights)
This month is going to be busy because I have 3 vending opportunities coming up. I’m doing the First Thursday Street Gallery on the 6th like I do every month, I’m vending at Hump Day again on the 12th, and now I’m also participating in the celebration of Portland’s new street car loop. The newest line, the Central Loop, will have it’s first run on September 22nd and to celebrate it’s opening there will be activities and events at each stop along the way. I will be vending from 11am-5pm at the Urban Art Network’s Art Fair at NW 11th & Northrup, so hop on the street car and come on down!
For more information about the event and the activities at all the stops visit: http://www.portlandstreetcar.org/
Where: NW 11th and Northrup
When: Saturday September 22nd, 11am-5pm
For those of you that have followed my art journey from the beginning you might remember that the first time I showed my art in public, apart from class exhibitions in college, was in the Launchpad’s “Facing Fear” show in 2010, and again shortly after during their big crazy 2011 “Portland Love Show”. Their tag line: “featuring new work by local emerging artists” was also their mission. They hosted huge group shows and allowed many people to show for the very first time, including myself. Even their artist contracts were educational, with a blurb at the bottom explaining what a basic contract should include, and encouraged new artists to reuse the contract for other shows if needed, and to not allow themselves to be taken advantage of. All really helpful stuff when you’re first getting started and don’t know what your rights as an artist are.
The Launchpad is closing for good and having one last big group show to celebrate and wrap things up. “On the Edge” is a group show about transition and being on the cusp of change. If you want to come and see one last big show at the Launchpad before it closes it’s doors for good, come to the opening on Friday, July 6th, 6pm-12am. The show will be up from July 6th to the 27th if you can’t come to the opening or like to check out art without the crowds. I’m submitting one of the first paintings I completed when I started this art journey back in 2010 because not only does the painting itself resemble being out of the edge of the world, but I was still of the cusp of becoming an artist at the time. Thanks to a gallery that gave a first-timer a chance to see her art hung in public, I slowly grew confidence in myself and my work and transitioned into a full time artist. Getting your foot in the door of the art world can be hard, and the Launchpad helped new artists with that first step. Portland was lucky to have a space like that, and they will be missed. Good luck to the staff in all your future endeavors!
The Launchpad Gallery – 534 SE Oak St., Portland, Oregon 97214
“On the Edge” Opening Friday July 6th, 6pm-12am