Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Karen E. Lewis gives a free demonstration on First Friday, March 2, 2012 (Troutdale)

(A message from Karen):

YOU ARE INVITED to watch my painting demo for
FIRST FRIDAY in Troutdale
5-8 PM  March 2
305 E. Columbia River Hwy.
Troutdale Oregon 97060

I'll be painting a 24 x 36 waterfall landscape from underpainting to.....well, however much I get done.  
Come watch, ask questions, and see the exhibit of my work at the gallery.

Karen E. Lewis
Painting the Many Moods of Water


Monday, February 27, 2012

Classes with Daniel Gill at the Brush & Palette

Daniel Gill is teach­ing fig­ure draw­ing at the Brush & Palette on Tues­day after­noons. The ses­sion is 3 hours. Space is lim­ited, please call for avail­abil­ity and costs.

PORTLAND, OR 972676133 | view map
(503) 6541971
This week’s model, February 28th, 2012, will be Julie.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Call to Artists (list)

Call for 6th Annual Emerald Spring Juried Show 2012

6th Annual Emerald Spring Juried Show 2012 in Springfield, Oregon. Over $6000 in prizes, paintings only, no photos, no collages. $35 entry fee for 1 or 2 images, $10 for each additional. 35% commission on sales. Show dates: May 1-June 1, 2012.
For Prospectus: SASE to Attn: Emerald Spring Exhibition 2012, Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477, or see website:

Portland Open Studios 2012 

Portland Open Studios is a juried studio tour of 100 artists in the Portland metro area. Educate, and expand your audience by demonstrating your creative methods, materials, inspiration and enjoyment. The annual Portland Open Studios tour is a unique opportunity for you to open your studio to the public. As a member, you will meet other artists, have access to quality publicity and dialogue, and sell your work. Open to all visual media except film. Open to residents of Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Aloha, Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin.

Call to artists for gallery membership for Hillsboro Gallery

Call to artists for gallery membership at Sequoia Gallery + Studios in Hillsboro. Please visit the website for information about Sequoia at website below or call 503-693-0401. Applications are available at the gallery, or by email from jeromelk@me.com

Call for Artists: August 2012 Juried Group Show at Multnomah Arts Center Gallery

Multnomah Arts Center invites experienced and emerging artists living in Oregon or Washington (in the vicinity of Portland) to submit artwork for a juried group show, “Broadsides,” to be shown in the Center Gallery August 3 – September 5, 2012. The jurors seek individual or collaborative work in any media, inspired by the format and spirit of the broadside which combines literary and visual art.
Please submit artists’ statements, resumes, 3 jpgs of existing work or 3 jpgs of artwork by participating artists with a collaborative proposal. Include dimensions, materials used and any other helpful descriptive information. If necessary, a statement of text permission must accompany the submission.
Email to: jaye.campbell@portlandoregon.gov. Mail to with SASE: MAC, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information about MAC and the Center Gallery please go to website below or call 503-823-2787.

Call for Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts: Open Show Exhibit Juried and non juried

Nonjuried: The 49th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce the Visual Arts Open Show, open to emerging and professional artists without a jury process.This is one of the largest shows of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The show displays work from emerging and professional artists. Everyone is welcomewithout a jury process. Registration is one day only: June 17, 2012, 1-4 PM.
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts will be held June 22, 23, and 24, 2012.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Clark County Arts & Culture Summit

Help shape the future of the arts in Clark County.

Join us for “Creating a Voice,” the inaugural Clark County Arts & Culture Summit!

On March 3, 2012, the Clark County Arts Commission and the Arts of Clark County, a 501c3 non-profit, are hosting this community conversation, and we need you to be a part of it.

Please join us at Fort Vancouver's Artillery Barracks, for a one-day summit designed to bring the Clark County arts community together to begin the work of building our future, together.


In April 2011, the Washington State Arts Alliance held its annual Cultural Congress at Skamania Lodge. Despite the wealth and diversity of artists and arts organizations here in Clark County, Southwest Washington was not represented at this major event. The four people from our area who attended learned that we are invisible in the statewide arts community. This invisibility stifles our access to Washington State resources and those of our close neighbor, Portland.
We have incredibly talented people here, working in all area of the arts. Working together, we can highlight, support, and grow our arts community, and become recognized for the great work that is done here every day.

Help shape our future. Join us to build a vision for the future of the arts in Clark County.

Event Details:
Saturday, March 3, 2012
8am-5pm, Networking social 5-6:30pm
Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks
600 E. Hatheway Road
Vancouver, WA 98661

Registration: $25.00 includes lunch & snacks. Click Here to learn more and to Register

We would appreciate representation from all sectors of the arts community, and are limited to 120 total guests. Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to the conversation register now.
SIGN UP HERE: http://www.artsofclarkcounty.org/summit/index.html

Laurel Whitehurst
Clark County Arts Commission

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spring Spring Classes Catalog Multnomah Arts Center Multnomah Village, Portland, OR

PPR-MAC Spring Catalog 2012 Web

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Plein Air Artist Henk Pander at the Laura Russo February 11, 2012

Artist Talks: Mel Katz and Henk Pander

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Mel Katz will discuss the work in his newest exhibition of wall sculptures. Created from anodized aluminum and featuring bold shapes and bright colors, Katz's slyly humorous sculptures challenge the view that metal is unyielding and geometry impersonal.

Henk Pander will talk about the work in his latest exhibition, titled "Worlds Apart: Plein Air Watercolors". These paintings reveal seldom-seen lnadscapes from Oregon's forests and deserts, places of harsh terrain and wild beauty.

Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Painting the Landscape from Photos with Eric Jacobsen 2/18 and 2/19/12

(A message from Eric Jacobsen):

Hello All,

I'll be teaching a workshop in Hillsboro in a couple weeks.

Painting the Landscape from Photos

cost: $200

location: Sequoia Gallery and Studios

workshop dated: Sat. Feb 18th and Sun Feb 19th (9-4 each day)

Contact person: Claudia Stockton   claudia.stockton@gmail.com

Learn to work from your own photo reference to create beautiful and rich paintings in the studio. 

Hope to see you there!

Happy Painting!

-Eric Jacobsen(509)364-0018

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