Friday, November 27, 2015

BOOK LAUNCH: Which includes my cover art

“Kept me on edge of my seat to the end.”

“Book has sweep, velocity, and power.”

“The writing is brilliant. It’s not just a story, it’s an experience.”

Last Stop Before Tomorrow, by Tim Hicks is available wherever you buy your books.
Published in paperback and as an eBook.

BOOK LAUNCH: Join the author for a reading and book signing on Nov. 28, 5:00 p.m. at
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene.

To find out about other events, email Tim at:

Congratulations Tim!

I hope you have a great reading!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Beginning of Making Christmas: First Order

Studio day!

The Cosmos

I only make these small boxes close to fall for gifts.
Most will be at the Jacobs Small Pleasure's Show.

I hope to see you there.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Small Pleasures Invitational 2015

Bittersweet showing at the Jacobs this season!
I hope to see you at the show!

From the Director Bev Soasey:

November 28, 2015 – January 16, 2016

Exhibit: Small Pleasures Invitational

There will be something for everyone!

Painting – Printmaking – Etching –  Jewelry – Fiber – Mixed Media – Fiber – Clay – Sculpture – Drawing – and more . . .

As most of you probably know by now, the Small Pleasures Invitational, will be the last for the Jacobs Gallery. I am happy to say however, that we have 49 artists in this years exhibit, mostly local. I know this exhibit will be the best ever. Please come and support these artists and the Jacobs Gallery!
The work in this exhibit will be 12 inches or smaller in any direction, with some exceptions. Unlike typical exhibits at the Jacobs Gallery, if a piece sells and the purchaser wants to take the piece, this will be allowed throughout the entire exhibit. If an artist has provided extra work, we will replace work that sells, or we will hang a gift tag at the spot indicating SOLD and taken.
Free events at the Jacobs Gallery:
• CLOSED: November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving Holiday
• SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS: First day of exhibit –Saturday, November 28, 11am – 5pm
• OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, December 4, 5:30 – 8pm
• FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK: Friday, December 4 and January 8, 5:30 – 8pm
Lane Arts Council is changing the normal First Friday ArtWalk,  from Jan. 1st which is New Years Day, to Friday, Jan. 8, 5:30 – 8pm.
Gallery closed on Dec. 24th and 25th for Christmas holiday and also, on Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st for New Years.

These are some of the awesome artists involve:
Lillian Almeida
Janice LaVerne Barker
Germaine Bennett
Erika Beyer
Jonathan Blackburn
Mike Aono Boyd
Nancy Cheeseman
Dan Chen
Merri Sue Clark
Pat Condron
Ron Dobrowski
Patricia Donahue
Suma Elan
Theresita Eltz
Andrew Godard
Colette Gowan
Jenny Gray
Sarah Grossberg
Heather Halpern
Ann Bumb Hamilton
MarDee Hansen
John Holdway
Wes Hurd
Laura Jaszkowski
Liz Johnson
Jason Terry 
Margaret Leutzinger
Patti Lomant
Rebecca Mannheimer
Rachel McLain
Patti McNutt
Tylar Merrill
Satoko Motouji
Sandi O'Brien
Milla Oliveira
David & Melissa Parry
Lynn Ihsen Peterson
Suzanne Ponsioen
Chris Pontrelli
Beth Robinson
Julie Schaum
Sally Schwader
Sarah Sedwick
Gabriella Soraci
Majorie Taylor
Dennis Thompson
Caroline Viene
Terry Way
Micheal Whitenack

Eye-Center-LogoThis exhibit sponsored by:
The Eye Center, Dr. and Mrs. John Haines

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Communities West 2: 2015 Portfolio Exchange in four Sets

The Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery is proud to present:
Communities West 2: 2015 Portfolio Exchange in four Sets

This unique teaching gallery is located within the walls of Bozeman High School.
The Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday
Communities West 2: 2015 Portfolio is on display from October 26th through November 23rd.

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this exchange!


The List of Amazing Artist included:

Gina Adams
Jill Annie Margaret
James Bailey
Madison Becker
Emily Browne
Erik Brunvand
Sandy Brunvand
Kellie Cannon
Christa Carleton
Todd Christensen
Jason Clark
Muriel Condon
Justin Diggle
Elizabeth Dove
Emily Dyer Barker
Stefanie Dykes
Jay Fox
Lorie Hoffman
Gesine Janzen
Tressa Jones
Hilary Lorenz
Abe Mcowan
Monika Meler
Kimiko Miyoshi
Adam Montoya
Conor Mullen
Stephanie Newman
Kit Osborn
Meghan Pohlod
Kathy Puzey
Andrew Rice
David Rice
Mark Ritchie
Beth Robinson 
Robert Royhl
Melissa Sculenberg
David Williams 
Sukha Worob
Melanie Yazzie
Qian (Chino) Zhao

Breathing just a little, and calling it a life...

I just read a great article by  Tim Mc Kee called 
The Geography Of Sorrow Francis Weller On Navigating Our Losses
Here is an excerpt:
McKee: You’ve said that anesthesia and amnesia are the two primary “sins” of modern society. 
Weller: We go numb to try to cope with the fact that we have not been granted what we need to thrive. The levels of addiction in our society are off the charts, and I’m not just talking about alcohol and drugs; I’m talking about shopping, working, sex. Addictions are an attempt to cope with intolerable states. The meager lives we are asked to live, in which we are often reduced to “earning a living,” are themselves intolerable. We are meant to have a more sensuous, imaginative, and creative existence. As children we are enchanted with the world, yet as adults we end up, as poet Mary Oliver said, “breathing just a little, and calling it a life.” That’s the anesthesia. 
McKee: And the amnesia?
Weller: We are living in what writer and cultural critic Daniel Quinn calls the Great Forgetting. Many of us have forgotten that we’re a part of an ecosystem, a watershed. We’ve forgotten that we’re kin to all the other animals. We’ve forgotten that we need each other. We have forgotten what I call the “commons of the soul.”