Thursday, September 26, 2013

Art Walk is this Friday, Cottage Grove, OR, September 27th from 6 - 8

I will be downtown at

September 27th from 6 - 8

for the Cottage Grove Art Walk.

Work will be hanging for the month of October.

Looking forward to seeing you. Art Walk is
being extended to October and November too!

Print Included in Communities:West Portfolio Exchange

Never Kill Song Birds
14" x 18" William Turner Paper
Digital Collage Mixed Media

I was invited to be a part of the 
Portfolio exchange this fall.

Co-curated by:

Andrew Rice
Sukha Worob

The goal of this folio is to get a small but diverse sampling of prints pulled together from printmakers who live and work in the western part of United States.

This folio will be submitted to be a part of the 
It will be held this October in Salt Lake City.

Thank you for inviting me!

Be sure to check out this great event if your in the area!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Art Talk Sunday

Hello Awesome People,

Just a note.. to invite you to the art talk this Sunday, August 18 starting at 3:00. Location is the Art & Jones Infusion Gallery - Inside the Young & Jones Boutique 790 Willamette, Eugene, Oregon 97401... I hope to see you.

All the Best,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I received an email today...

After every show, I try very hard to sit down and write each person who purchases work. Sometimes the gallery provides contact info and other times not. An incredible artist purchased my work
by the name of Katherine Mead

She sent me the photo and link of "Iam the Master of My Fate;" in it's new home:

By god, is that cool!
Thank you Katherine!
I can not wait to be in another show with you.

Be sure to check out Katherine Mead's work as well!
Good Stuff! I fell in love with her work when we were in 
Mary Lou Zeeks 50 artists show.

In her blog post she talks about the artwork she has purchased over the years... 
it inspired me to photograph all the work I have hanging. 
Oh the stories they could tell...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Playing with a Full Deck

Recently, I was invited to help on a mail art collaboration
 started by Liz Cohn in June of 2010.
It was a great way to end the summer 
and I am hoping to help again.

‘Playing with a Full Deck’ is a unique project 
 which has the distinction of also being the largest 
collection of original art collaborations  created upon 
playing cards. It was launched in June of 2010 by Liz 
Cohn, as an experiment in freeform collaboration between
collage and mixed media artists by mail. The guidelines 
are that a playing card must be used as a canvas and that 
Liz Cohn must be one of the collaborating artists on each 
card. The resulting collection boasts over 243 participating
artists and more than 2051 playing cards.  

Playing cards were chosen as the canvas because they are
a small and sturdy surface, which readily accepts most mediums
 and cards, are mailed easily and fairly inexpensively.  It sparked
 when Liz inherited 128 full decks of playing cards from her 
father-in-law’s private collection, right at the moment when she 
was thinking about how to reach out and connect with other artists.

Reaching interested willing collaborators was facilitated via 
social media websites, such as Flickr, DeviantArt and Facebook. 
And then the word spread from artist to artist.

To read a full description 
of the project and see 4 galleries of cards @

Cards and notices of shows are also posted on:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ephemera 6

20" x 20" digital collage 
mounted to canvas


18" x 24" digital collage 
mounted to canvas

20" x 20" digital collage 
mounted to canvas

I hope this message comes to you in full swing of summer fun and goodness. I would like to invite you to my opening a The Art & Jones Infusion Gallery - Inside the Young & Jones Boustique 790 Willamette, Eugene, Oregon 97401 on August 2, 2013 from 5 -7.

Also, We will be having a talk and small party on August 18 starting at 3:00. I hope to see you as I might not have a another show for a bit! This will be a great send off as I head to back to Grad school Monday the 19th!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

I am the master of my fate;

Digital image printed on William Turner
 paper mounted on a birch panel.

June 21, 22 & 23
is the 50th Anniversary of the 
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts...

In the hall of the Lakewood Center there 
will be 50 pieces on 24"x 24" 
birch panels celebrating 
50 years of art.

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 21, 2013
6 - 7 p.m.
KeyBank Pavilion Tent

Some involved are:

Ben Rood
Cyan Bott
Lisa Onstad
Kyle Durrie
David Bernard
Bill Schlegel
Jack Voekel
Benny Soeby
Jesse Reno
Dylan Burt
William Park
Cassandra Poulson
Theresa Andreas O'Leary
Bob Schlegel
John Allgood
Lisa Wiser
Judy Wise
Laura Buchan
Jan Rothermel
Stephanie Lee
Annie Goodrich

And a Eugene Favorite Painter:
Sarah Refvem

I am excited to be invited to participate and
hope to see you there!

While in town be sure to head over to
OCAC for a look at the Alumni Show.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

OCAC Alumni Show featuring Ceramics, Photo and Book Arts

The Theory of Forms

I hope you get to see the next show:

JUNE 6 - JULY 31, 2013

Opening Reception:
 Thursday, June 6 4-6 pm

Surreal Salon 5 Video Records the Party

I was glad to be a part of it... 

This video is presented by Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art. Surreal Salon 5 engaged audiences in a multi-sensory art experience like no other in the region by shedding light on the growing popularity and exceptional quality of the pop-surrealist/lowbrow movement. 

This exhibition took place January 2 - 31, 2013 featuring works from 43 artists representing 18 states. 


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Creepy bunny

to you and yours,

Beth @ robinpress

LOL, this was so me as a kid. 
This rabbit looks like it is going to eat her!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wishing a bit of Luck...

And a tip of the hat to my Irish roots...
with good wishes to you...

Robin Press 

Friday, March 15, 2013

GRE, MFA?, Mail art, a spring cold and the Return of the Red Rufus


Dear Art Fans,

Remember I said I would talk more about my process in the beginning of the year. Well, what can I say. I am so sorry... :O( I decided to apply for Master's programs and one required I take the GRE! Yikes! This is a test that makes all artists and creative brains shutter... Math, math, math, math and reaaallly hard math.(Check out Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk on "Do schools kill creativity") Since September, I have been preparing my essays, dripping my feet into algebra after 30 years out of high school (I'm not even sure I learned it the first time) and trying to learn how to take a standardized test for a non-standard creative has been really humbling. Especially, after such amazing shows and a FAB artists talk at the Jacob's Gallery in Eugene. I have spent many years cultivating a creative practice while taking care of the business of being an artist while working multiple part-time jobs to support it all. It is tough and it takes a lot of moxie. I hope I can keep up to the challenge because I love to make art and it is well worth it.

Lorane PO

For the Month of February many folks wanted to support small post offices in rural areas like ours here in Lorane. So, I began to send some mail art... you know make some art and send it to someone. It has been wonderful... I was always one to run down my grandmother's driveway and get her mail. Her friends always sent wonderfully addressed envelopes in well mannered script. The simple joy of getting something from someone you care about hand delivered... is always a treat.

Score: J. Peterman Manual!, 
PNCA Admissions Invite! OMG!, Mail Art!

One Night Cough Syrup from 100 years ago... 
and we think Night Q was Awesome!

I often get two colds a year... Sunday was the start of my annual Spring cold... and yesterday was my second interview with a Master program, I felt it went well stuffy nose and all. The first was with PNCA in my beloved PDX and the second a change of course is with the Conflict and Resolution Department with the University of Oregon. I am not sure which direction I will take... But I will keep you updated... it looks like an adventure is beginning.... I mean the Red Rufus Humming Bird has returned for my special moonshine nectar...  ;O) 

All the Best,


Look for more posts for "The Hunt Show"... We have a couple of artist to finish up and then some curator notes... 

Mail Art Posts... coming soon..

write when you can... and send art when you can

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wedding Dance makes Juxtapoz Magazine!

Wedding Dance 
is included in the in 
Juxtapoz Magazine article!

Surreal Salon 5  Gets some awesome Press:

Thank you to 
Jason Andreasen, Executive Director  
The Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art
for holding this great show.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

SURREAL SALON 5 @ Baton Rouge Gallery



AND YOU CAN PREVIEW this way....

I am please to be a part of Surreal Salon 5. 
Great Venue and wonderful folks!
Take a look and support art when you can.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

This is a wonderful youtube link:  Happy New Year!

Bottoms up!