Upcoming and current art related events.

Boomerang IEA Exhibit

20160717_Boomerang_IEA-PDX_Posters_Final.jpgI’m a part of the IEA (International Encaustic Artists) and this August seven of us from the Portland chapter are having a group show at Boomerang, a gallery and coffee shop in Vancouver Washington.  The show will hang from August 5-27th and I will be showing nine pieces from my “Swerve” series.

When: Artist reception August 5th from 5-9pm

Where: 808 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-5pm, Fri 8-9pm, Sat 8-4pm.
Phone: (360) 952-8127

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Big 500 Time!

It’s time for my favorite art party of the year, The Big 500!  Located on the 3rd floor of the Pioneer Place mall, the Settlement Galleries, including the People’s Art of Portland and the Mark Woolley Gallery, fill their walls with work from over 500 local artists!  Each artist is selling around 10 pieces on 8″x8″ panels for only $40! This show is a cash and carry and is very likely to sell out quickly so come down and stock up on gifts for the holidays.  Admission is free with a can of food for donation.  Come support the Oregon Food Bank and your local artists while enjoying beer, wine, and music!

Big 500

When: Show runs: December 12th – January 10th
Opening Reception: Saturday December 12th 2-9pm

Where: 700 SW Fifth Ave (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Settlement Galleries
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
Open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

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Best of the Northwest – Art and Fine Craft Show

Best of the NWI’m very happy to announce that I was chosen as the emerging artist for the November 2015 Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show in Seattle!  This means that I am given a free booth, an amazingly helpful mentor artist, and will be featured prominently in the show promotional materials.  I’m incredibly excited and if anyone is in Seattle that weekend stop by my booth and say hi!

When: November 13th-15th, Friday and Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM; Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM.

Where: Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park, Seattle (6310 NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115)

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Encaustic Workshop at Bee Thinking

I’m thrilled to be offering an introduction to encaustic class through Bee Thinking, a local bee keeping shop in Hawthorne!  The class costs $60 and all supplies are included. Use the code: PDXCLASS for a discount when checking out. Save your spot now before the class fills up!Bee Thinking Logo

Here is a description of the class from their website:

“Learn how to turn your beeswax into beautiful artwork using the techniques of encaustic painting–an ancient medium that combines beeswax, resin, and powdered pigment. In this beginner’s course you’ll learn how to mix your own paint, the history of encaustic art, studio safety, fusing with a heat gun, and basic painting techniques.  We will create original works of encaustic art using layering, scraping, incising, texture, image transfer, and collage.  You should expect to complete 1-2 paintings to take home and display!

 Detailed topics covered in the class include:

  • Mixing paint
  • History of the medium
  • Studio safety
  • Fusing with heat
  • Basic Painting Techniques
  • Care and Display of Encaustic Art

Families are encouraged to join in on the fun together! Students ages 12 and up can sign up for the class. All materials provided.”

When: October 21st, 6-9pm

Where: 1551 SE Poplar Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Shop Hours: 10AM-6PM Mon-Sat, 12PM-5PM Sun
Phone: 877-325-2221

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Cathedral Coffee Shop

BuildingI’m happy to announce that my paintings will be hanging in the Cathedral Coffee shop here in St. John’s! If you’ve never visited before it’s a eclectic little coffee shop with fresh baked goods and great coffee and tea. So stop by, grab a cappuccino, and check out the show!  Here are some pictures from during the installation and after (forgive the picture quality, it was early and all I had on hand was my cell phone.)

When: Show hangs through April, possibly May.

Where: 7530 N Willamette Blvd Portland, OR 97203
Shop Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30am-6:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:00am-6:30pm
Phone: (503) 935-4312

Hanging WorkFront Wood WallFront CornerBack Corner Back Door Back Small Wall Back Wall

 

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For the Love of Portland

Love of Portland '15 show cardOne of my favorite yearly shows is coming up, the “Love of Portland” show at the People’s Art of Portland. This will be my forth year participating in this fun show which asks artists to demonstrate their love of our wonderfully weird city.  Bridges, beer, bikes, birds, beards… anything around the themes of “love” and “Portland”.  Come join the party, have some drinks, enjoy the music, and see how artists are showing their love for our city.

When: Show runs: February 21st – March 15th
Reception: February 21st, 5-9pm

Where: Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Settlement Galleries
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
Open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

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Big 500!

My 10 encaustic pieces for the show.  Hand drawn maps of Portland neighborhoods.  Come find yours!

My 10 encaustic pieces for the show. Hand drawn maps of Portland neighborhoods. Come find yours!

 

It’s almost time for The Big 500!  Located on the 3rd floor of the Pioneer Place mall, the Settlement Galleries, including the People’s Art of Portland and the Mark Woolley Gallery, fill their walls with work from over 500 local artists!  Each artist is selling up to 10 pieces on 8″x8″ panels for only $40! This show is a cash and carry and is very likely to sell out quickly so come down and stock up on gifts for the holidays.  Admission is free with a can of food for donation.  Come support the Oregon Food Bank and your local artists while enjoying beer, wine, and music!

Big 500 Show Card

When: Show runs: December 13th – January 11th
Opening Reception: Saturday December 13th 2-9pm

Where: 700 SW Fifth Ave (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Settlement Galleries
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
Open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

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Science Fair

science-fairI’m excited to announce that one of my water diatom paintings is hanging in the Science Fair art show at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh North Carolina.  The show is about the intersection of art and science.  All art in this show is, “based on scientific research, done in collaboration with scientists, or a grown-up/artistic version of a prize winning science fair experiment.”  It sounds like a ton of fun and I wish I could see the show, so if you’re in Raleigh stop in a take a look!

 

When: October 3rd – October 30th.  Reception October 3rd 6-9pm.

Where: 309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: 919.828.7834
Gallery Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 11am – 4pm
First Friday hours: 6-9pm.

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Bump in the Night

Bump in the Night show cardHalloween is my favorite holiday so I’m stoked for People’s Art of Portland’s Halloween-“ish” show!  It’s called Bump in the Night and is described as, “a tribute celebration of artists’ definition of Halloween/Day of The Dead/Samhain,– goblins, ghosts, zombies, monsters, creepy crawlies, deadly robots, maniac chickens, skulls, etc.”  The featured artist for this show is acclaimed poster artist Zoltron, there is a costume contest, prizes, and free beer!

 

When: Show runs October 18th – November 9th, Reception Saturday October 18th 5-9pm

Where: Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Settlement Galleries
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
Open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm

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Devil in the Straight Line

Audrey Love Gallery Long Shot

I wanted to share pictures from the installation of the international juried encaustic show, The Devil in the Straight Line, in which my piece, “Flow” was hanging this month.  The show is inspired by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  The curatorial statements explains,

“Hundertwasser’s approach has been described as ‘Gegen die gerade Linie’, against the straight line. He considered straight lines ‘the devil’s tools,’ associating them with the ills of modern civilization: coldness and sterility of industrial design, detachment from nature, and cruelty of wars fought with machines. Straight lines he thought immoral and atheistic as painting is a religious experience. There are no straight lines in nature. “

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My piece, “Flow”, on display near the entrance.

Viewers at Audrey Lowe Gallery Edited

Gallery attendees viewing my painting.

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Close up of my piece “Flow”.

When: October 6th – 14th.  Reception was October 10th 7-10pm.

Where: Audrey Love Gallery
Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street
Miami, FL 33127
United States
Phone: 305-576-2828

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