Well, been sort of slacking on the blog updates, but that does not mean I have been slacking on the art stuff! Been pretty busy, honestly, and it's been nice. I recently had 6 photographs in the (now over) Printmaking And Photography Show at Splendorporium (3421 SE 21st St) It was a great show and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Had a sale, too, so that's always a nice bonus.
I've got a bunch of new stuff happening for this month so let me fill you in.
Good Gallery is at it again with another Star Wars themed show. I can't help myself, I love this theme and I have a new piece in this very fun show. As many of you know my penchant for Yoda, he is once again the subject of my new painting. I hope you will come out to the opening this Friday, May 2nd! Opening is 6 -10pm and Good is at 4325n. Mississippi Ave. I would love to see your face there, but must tell you that I will be there on the earlier side since I have ANOTHER opening that same night.......
....This opening will be another group show called "The First of May". It is a circus themed show and my submitted piece was accepted. Yeay! This event will be THIS Friday, May 2nd, at AFRU Gallery, 534 SE Oak St, 6pm-midnight. Aside from some fabulous art, there will be performances by Wanderlust Circus and Awall and music by Professor Gall. Sounds like a fun evening to me, so it would be great to see you there!
The Recycled Rain Project was founded to help bring awareness to local artists and the various water issues facing both our state and other’s abroad.
The Third Annual Recycled Rain Show will take place on Saturday, May 10th 2014 at the Olympic Mills Gallery in Portland, Oregon. All juried artists will create original works using only collected rainwater. While the subject matter in the art is varied, the over concept is to bring to light simple ways that we can rethink the way we use water. Part of the exhibit will also highlight local and national water group's everyday ways that individuals can do to make a difference. A portion of the sale of any works will be to The Human Access project, a local non-profit focused on making the Willamette a safe, clean and accessible for both wildlife and humans.
As you may guess, I was accepted to create a piece for this show! I am pretty excited about this one, not only because my work will be shown along side some extremely talented artists, but I like the concept of using art to reach out and highlight the importance of our water.
Hope you can come out for the opening of this show. I've seen some sneak peeks at what some of the other artists have been working on, and it's going to be a beautiful show! The Olympic Mills Gallery is at 107 SE Washington St
Portland, OR 97214. Please plan on attending! The Opening is Saturday May 10 and runs 6 - 10pm.
I've also been working on a few other projects and commissions, but these gallery events are where I get to show the public eye what I've been up to. As always, I would love to see your face at the openings of these shows. The hoopla is just so exciting and fun, but remember, you can always check out the show at a quieter time during the regular gallery hours. These shows will hang for approximately a month, so there is time to see them at your convenience.
I plan on posting my new work on my painting page after the openings, so you can always see them there if you can't come out for the actual event.
Now, to tell you about a few other cool events that are going on...
The Art beat show is still going on down at People's Art! This show is absolutely incredible. Every single artist that has ever been featured on the awesome show, Art Beat, has a piece in this show. The show is so large and varied, it is not only hung in People's but also The Mark Wooley Gallery and what used to be Place Gallery. (Place has since moved to a new location) It took me almost two hours to take this show in and it went so fast. It's one of those must sees! Showing till June! 700 SW 5th ave, third floor! Get there!
Another feast for the eyes is currently hanging at the Goodfoot. The 88 Strong Show is aptly named. 88 artists, 88 themes. That means there is ALOT of art on those walls! Each piece is 8"X8" and framed. Each piece is $50 and it's cash and carry. There is a ton of awesome art still there, including some work by fellow artists and friends, Peggy Pfenninger, Alea Bone, Sylvia Mann, Caroline Green, David Guardado, Fred Swan, Chris Haberman and many more! It's a great opportunity to purchase some great work by your favorite artists for a very good price! Go check it out! Goodfoot is located at 2845 SE Stark.
This next show openings this Thursday, May 1st. This is going to be very cool. A friend of mine, Katie Welch, has organized a showing of super cool poster art. Her parents, Tin and Carol, started a theater company in Portland called "Slabtown Stop Theatre". They were both very active in acting, directing and producing. Tin even had a part as an inmate in "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" filmed at the Salem State Hospital.
With this show, Katie will share her collection of her parents' theater posters from the early 1970s and a little history of what NW Portland was like before the Pearl. The collection, with works by great local artists like Henk Pender and Jere Harley, will be up for the month of May, but the opening should be fun this Thursday, because a lot of people who were involved in the scene will be there, memorializing Tin and Carol.
Should be an excellent opening and I hope you will go to check it out.
First Thursday, May 1, 2014
6 to 9pm
Crawford Gallery at the Friendly House
1737 NW 26th (at Thurman)
Well, that's about it for now. There is always more on the horizon, but I will check back in when the time is right. Till then, Cheers!
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