Looking forward to seeing you. Art Walk isbeing extended to October and November too!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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.
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.
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
Hello Awesome People,
All the Best,
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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
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
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
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.
Friday, June 21, 2013
6 - 7 p.m.
KeyBank Pavilion Tent
Some involved are:
Theresa Andreas O'Leary
And a Eugene Favorite Painter:
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
The Theory of Forms
I hope you get to see the next show:
JUNE 6 - JULY 31, 2013
Thursday, June 6 4-6 pm
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.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
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.
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
Thursday, January 3, 2013
SURREAL SALON 5 SPOTLIGHTS AMERICAN POP-SURREALIST / LOWBROW ART
THE WORK OF 43 ARTISTS FROM 18 STATES
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.