Well, first off, the "Fire on The Water" dragon boat themed group show is still hanging and it is a gorgeous sight to behold. Opening night was fantastic fun and seeing all the beautiful art work was magical. HUGE KUDOS to Alea Bone for dreaming up this great show and making it happen. This fiery, dynamic Art Show was sanctioned by the Portland Rose Festival, and the sheer volume of people who attended the opening are proof of how popular the theme is. Very cool. The show will hang until June 30th and it is at Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway. There are still beautiful pieces available for purchase. Do yourself a favor and go check it out and see if one of the Dragons calls to you!
I should also mention that if you cannot physically go to the show, it is now available to view on Pinterest. You can make a purchase that way as well! Check it out at this link..... https://www.pinterest.com/alpngal/dragon-boat-art/
I am participating in several new shows that are opening this month that I want to give you the deets on. This past weekend, I dropped off 12 pieces that will be shown in the "Maker's Dozen" show at People's Art of Portland. This is a great show and I was so excited that Haberman invited me to participate. Twelve artists each choose twelve pieces for this show. There is no theme and anything goes. I chose several of my favorites plus some new work. Did I mention that I was so excited to be invited for this show!? Haha! The opening is this Saturday, June 20th. Doors open at 5pm and in true People's Gallery fashion, the opening will be a sweet event with food, beer and a dj. I hope you can go check it out. (If you can't make the opening, the show hangs until July 12th.) People's Art is at 700 SW 5th Ave (Pioneer Mall, 3rd floor)
Another exciting show that I am doing is called the 88 Strong show. 88 artists are given 8 boards (8" X 8", of course!) and 88 different themes to choose from. All art is framed by Po'boy Framing. Opening night is June 25 at the Goodfoot Art Lounge, (2845 Se Stark) starts at 5pm and goes till midnight. All art is cash and carry ($50) and the art goes fast, so get there early-ish! This is also a fun opening with lots of people, dj, and cool art.
I had alot of fun with these pieces. The 88 themes had something for everyone. I chose eight different themes, but tied them together with the use of animals as my subjects. I went for a fun illustrated look. Really enjoyed myself with these and I hope to do this show again next year! Below are my eight...you can click on the images to see what the theme for each piece was...
Finally, I am participating in another Siren Nation event called, Paint your Art Out. This is a great show and the second year I have participated in it. It is also a fund raiser for Siren Nation and half the proceeds from all art sales go towards this great organization. I have four of my matted and framed photographs in this show and I hope you will go to the opening and check out the art and perhaps buy a piece or two to help out the cause. Siren Nation's mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. Siren Nation promotes and showcases the original work of women artists by creating year round performance, exhibition, and educational
opportunities. The show is at Olympic Mills Commerce Center, 107 SE Washington St. Opening reception is Saturday, June 27th 6-9pm. If you can't make the opening the show will hang till August 8th. Hope you can make it over there.
Well, that's what's happening, art wise, with me for the near future. I will be spending some time on the east coast again this summer and I hope that when I return home to Portland I will be newly inspired and will have some new paintings coming out for the fall. Until next time! Have a great summer!
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