Saturday, February 20, 2010

Portland Creativity

"Steel Bridge: Dusk Rain" by Julia Gardner
Resin and Mixed Media

I want to let you know about a couple of local artists who will be in the spotlight soon. Julia Gardner will be showing her brilliant fusion of photography, mixed media, and resin at Guardino Gallery.

Julia will also be giving a fascinating talk at Beppu Wiarda Gallery on March 28 called "Experiments". In addition to being a wonderful artist, Julia is also an art historian and will be talking about the intersections of art and science in conjunction with the gallery exhibit, "Proof". Here's more information on this event.

"Portland Outdoor" by Julia Gardner
This one may be my absolute favorite...

On the musical front, singer songwriters Julianna Waters and Barry Cranell will be giving a concert next Saturday evening at Artichoke Music. They just get better and better and I can't wait to hear them again. Below is the information Julianna sent me about the concert:

Julianna and Barry of Heart & Hammer

"Next Saturday, we'll be playing a rare full concert at Artichoke Music's Backgate Theater with the whole band, including the Kerry Williams on Mando, Carl Smith's percussion and Jeff Woodcock on bass. If you haven't been there before, you're in for a real treat. It's an incredible listening venue and we'd love to see you there. Barry and I have both been writing up a storm this past year and have lots of new material. If you haven't heard us before, go to our website here."
Check out this Portland find!

I'll be participating in the upcoming 10 x 10 show honoring Portland Open Studios. Come see our work at City Hall!

Portland Open Studios to be Honored at City Hall Exhibition

10 x 10 Show at Portland City Hall
Featuring artwork 10” and under by 2009 Tour Artists

First Thursday Opening - March 4th
5pm - 8pm

Celebrate local art on First Thursday, March 4th when Mayor Sam Adams will honor Portland Open Studios with a Proclamation and unveil the organization’s 10th Anniversary Purchase Prize gift to the City of Portland. The 10 X 10 Show (all art 10 inches or less, in all media) features artworks by over 80 artists in the 2009 Portland Open Studios tour.

Event is free and open to the public. Artwork is for sale with 20% going to the Kimberly Gales Scholarship fund for young artists.

Enjoy live music, refreshments, and this rare opportunity to see an array of art by Portland Open Studios’ artists under one roof, encapsulating the breadth of our local talent.

Opening night refreshments provided by Storyteller Wine Co., Full Sail Brewing Co., and Artemis Foods, Inc.

Musical guests: Jim Boydston, Daryl Davis, and Steve Remington of Manzanita

Portland Open Studios is an annual event that supports local artists and provides an art education experience for the public when everyone can Watch Artists at Work in 100 studios in and around Portland during the 2nd & 3rd weekends in October.

If you wish to RSVP, you can do so via Facebook!

Show runs March 4th - April 1st
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm


Artist profiles, information about exhibits, classes, and other events; links to other media coverage in the Portland metro area.

The Portland Open Studios blog


The 2008 Portland Open Studios video
The 2007 Portland Open Studios video


I'm so excited--my studio is featured in the Spring issue of Studios Magazine. Out on the stands now!

Last Friday night I hosted our local chapter of International Encaustic Artists. Several members shared some amazing new work. I almost didn't share the piece below, because I wasn't sure I liked it. However, the other members thought it was great. Interesting how that changes one's opinion of one's work, isn't it?

"Homage to Fayum"
Encaustic/Teabags by Serena
This is inspired by the ancient Greek encaustic paintings
discovered at Fayum.

1 comment:

dewatobay said...

Love, Love this piece. It would be fun to see the process. I took your "tear it up" workshop last Art & Soul.