Saturday, March 31, 2012

Srebnik Demonstration

Here is the alla prima demonstration Craig Srebnik did today (March 31, 2012) at his home studio. The demonstration was followed by an open painting session. To find out about Craig's classes and future demonstrations and sessions email Craig Srebnik.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Craig Srebnik Studio Painting Demonstration & Open Painting Session

Free Painting Demonstration
Painting Clothed Figures
Saturday, March 31, 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reservations appreciated

Free Open Painting Session
Finish Your Paintings
Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your paintings from Craig's classes or workshops, or other paintings to finish; ask questions, and enjoy the comraderie of other artists working together.
Please bring an easel. TV trays and chairs are provided.

Space is limited--Please r.s.v.p. to reserve your place.
Feel free to bring food and drinks, use the microwave, etc.
Park in the driveway and on the street.

Craig Srebnik Fine Art
Home Classroom n Across from Marylhurst University
17743 Marylcreek Drive Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Enter garage through side door on left.


Photo: Putting On Her Gloves by Craig Srebnik

People's Choice & Merit Awards: Louisville Arts Association National Exhibition
Featured in The Art Guide Magazine

Kat Sowa's studio is closed on Friday (for a workshop)

Note! Kat Sowa's studio is unavailable for this Friday session (3/30/12) because the space is being used for a workshop.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life Model Session at Janet's Amundson-Splidsboel's Studio

Around once a month Janet hosts a life painting session in her Studio-House/basement studio.
She sent us these photos to share on the blog. (Thanks, Janet!)

If you have photos to share from your local alla prima event, send them to

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Call to Artists: Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion will feature the juried art exhibition Let Us Speak Our Minds: Contemporary Art Views on Women’s Right to Vote in Oregon (July 14, 2012 through November 11, 2012).

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in Oregon. This exhibit will interpret through paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and multimedia art the meaning of women’s right to vote, and to reflect on the dedication and struggle required to achieve that right in 1912, what that right has meant to the state in the hundred years since.

The exhibit will feature 2- and 3-dimensional artworks, such as paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion is currently seeking entries for Let Us Speak Our Minds: Contemporary Art Views on Women’s Right to Vote in Oregon.

Deadline 5/18/12

More information at Pittock Mansion website: HERE

Monday, March 26, 2012

Painting Expressive Still-Life Workshops with Eric Jacobsen

(reprinted with permission from Art on the Boulevard)

Where: Art on the Boulevard (in the courtyard), 210 W Evergreen Blvd # 300
Vancouver, WA 98660

When: March 31st (10-3)

April 21st (10-3)

May 19th (10-3)

Cost $60 per session

This class is open to beginners on up. We will cover composition, color, edges and the use of expressive brush strokes to give life and energy to your painting. The atmosphere will be informal and friendly so come and enjoy a Saturday or two of still life painting.

You will need: an easel, canvas, paintbrushes, odor-less minerals spirits and drop cloth. Also, bring a lunch and something to drink. There are a couple of restaurants and a coffee shop located in the courtyard near the gallery so you can also get something there to eat and drink.

To sign up please call or email Eric at 509-364-0018,

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pastel Punch! Workshop with Brenda Boylan

Learn the secrets of this intensely expressive and colorful medium in an artistic environment. This 3-day workshop will be held in the beautiful Sowa Studio #30 in Portland, OR*. Designed for artists who want to learn what it takes to make "knock-out" pastel paintings. Drawing skills are helpful and photo references will be used for lessons. Students can expect to work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel with an emphasis on the fundamentals of great design, all while having a lot of fun!

Date: March 30 ~ April 1, 2012
Cost: $300
Registration & Supply list:
(Approximate startup cost $150)
Call Brenda for more details: (503) 702-2403
Class size is limited to 10 students

Questions or to register:
Email Brenda


Gifted with an enthusiastic and direct teaching style, Brenda is eager to share her passion of pastel painting. All of Brenda’s classes stress the fundamentals of design/composition, under painting, mark making, value, and simplifying all while encouraging a personal approach to your work. Brenda is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society and is a community enthusiast. Brenda has gallery representation with Caswell Gallery in Troutdale, OR., Elsinore Gallery, Salem, OR., American Art Co. in Tacoma, WA., and Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, OR. View her work online at: or read her blog at: www.brendaboylan.blogspot

Brenda Boylan, PSA, NPS
p: 503.643.4156

*Kat Sowa Studio 30 is located at:
6635 N Baltimore Ave, St. Johns Portland 97203

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday at Kat Sowa's-- March 23, 2012

The weather turned very sunny this afternoon, so many painters took to the outdoors, but a few of us stayed inside to paint in the studio:

Craig Srebnik gave a figure painting demonstration (Thanks, Craig!)

(......special thanks also to artist/model Jodi Burton)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Call to Artists: Great Nautical Art Show (Paint out dates, Submission Dates, Reception Dates)

Oregon Marine Museum, OMM, and Oregon Society of Artists, OSA, announce their "Great Nautical Art Show" for the month of May. This is the first of its kind. The TWO locations for this show will be aboard the Portland Steamship (currently docked in the Willamette River near SW Naito and SW Pine St. Portland, Oregon) and at the OSA Gallery at 2185 SW Park Place,  Portland, Oregon.

This will be an open show. Anyone can submit art to this show.  Paintings will be accepted at OSA on the morning of May 5, 10 am to noon. Each artist may submit up to 3 works of art. OMM will select paintings for display aboard the Portland Steamship and OSA will select paintings for display at OSA. There will be two receptions for this joint show. The first reception will be Sunday, May 6 from 1-4pm aboard the Portland Steamship. The second reception will be Sunday, May 13, 1-4pm at OSA, 2185 SW Park Place. The public is invited to both receptions as we celebrate the nautical-themed works of art and honor the artists that created them.

In preparation for this show, OSA and OMM are sponsoring three paintouts at the waterfront and aboard the Portland Steamship. Bring your paints and come to the waterfront to paint Portland's beautiful bridges, the Portland Steamship, or any other waterfront scene. The dates for the paintouts are Thursday, March 29, Wednesday, April 11, and Saturday, April 28. You can paint anytime and the Portland Steamship will be open from 11am to 4pm if you would like to paint from aboard the ship. In case of rain you can paint inside the steamship.

So, put these dates on your calender, and come join me onboard the Portland Steamship.

Brooks Hickerson

Call for Artists in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC), on behalf of Industry & Art (sponsored by the Working Waterfront Coalition of Portland) invites artists currently living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana to submit up to three (3) digital images of existing original artwork for the 2nd Annual Industry & Art juried exhibition and sale to be held at Vigor Industrial on Swan Island, 5555 N Channel Avenue, in Portland, Oregon. The goal for this exhibition is to celebrate the beauty, skill, diversity and professionalism of industrial workers through artists’ perspectives, and promote an awareness of our region’s thriving working waterfronts.

The event is also a fundraiser to support industrial job training programs and habitat restoration. The first annual Industry & Art exhibition was held September 22-25, 2011. Over 40 artworks by regional artists were featured (see list of artists and awardees below) and over $40K in artwork was sold, with $25K raised for education and the environment. Winning artists received cash awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively for first, second and third place.
Applications must be submitted using the CaFÉ website ( Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:59PM Mountain Daylight Time.
Peggy Kendellen
Public Art Manager
Regional Arts & Culture Council
411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97209

Editor's note: I went to this show last year and it was impressive! If you like to paint "Industry" this is a prime opportunity! Here is a link to information about last year's competition and exhibit: Industry & Art

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Craig Srebnik Studio Painting Demonstration (Free) Kat Sowa's Studio 30, Cathedral Park Place, Friday, 11am, March 23, 2011

Join Master Painter Craig Srebnik Friday, 11 AM,  March 23, 2012 for a studio painting demonstration at Kat Sowa's Studio 30 at Cathedral Park Place. Srebnik's award winning art has appeared in American Artist, American Art Review, Art Business News, The Art Guide, The Artist, Art World News, Art of the West, Carrie Leigh's Nude, International Artist and Southwest Art magazines, as well as in galleries, juried shows and museums throughout the United States and in Europe. Srebnik offers a variety of workshops and classes to all levels throughout the year.
The demonstration is free.

Bring your paints! Interested parties may paint after the demonstration (with usual studio/model fee)

Craig Srebnik Demonstration
Cathedral Park Place
Kat Sowa Studio 30
6635 N Baltimore Ave
St. Johns Portland 97203

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday at Kat Sowa's-- March 9, 2012

 Za Vue (in progress)

 Quin Sweetman (in progress)

 Marty Tassoni (in progress)

Kathy Johnson (in progress)

Oregon Society of Artists Weekly Classes Secrets from the Masters Series with Craig Srebnik

Painting Landscapes & Gardens Ongoing
Mondays n 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Figure Painting Ongoing
Mondays n 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Painting the Head & Portraits Beginning Soon
Saturdays n 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Painting Clothed Figures Beginning Soon
Saturdays n 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

n The courses are open to artists of all levels.
n Classes are ongoing--Terms are for accounting purposes only
n Demonstrations are in oil (except for drawing classes)--Other painting media are welcome for students, though oil is ideal for flesh tones.
n 6 weeks: $180, plus model fee if applicable n Drop-ins: $40/class, plus model fee if applicable
OSA requires that non-members join in order to attend classes at OSA ($30 per year).
n Please email or call Craig Srebnik ( for registration and information, 503-568-8000.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place n PortlandOregon 97205 n 503-228-0706 n

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Classes/Workshops at the Sequoia Gallery (Hillsboro, OR)


Drawing Skills Every Artist Needs
With Steve Kleier, Class #4
March 10,10:00am–3:30pm, $75
Learn about perspective to increase your rendering skills to enhance the final paintings you do. Steve Kleier will include demonstrations, class drawing time, and critique. He will include rendering perspective, light and shadows. Focus will be on both details and composition of buildings & landscapes.

Preregister; 503-693-0401
Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE 3rd,
PO Box 3344, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Workshop: Painting Still Life
With Eric Jacobsen, Class #8
Two-day workshop, Saturday–Sunday, March 24–25, 2012, 9-4
Class #: 8 Tuition: $200
Receive pointers from Northwest award winning Eric Jacobsen. He will demonstrate painting a still life in oil. Class time is given for class work and to provide individual critique. Learn his approach to composition and color selection.

Preregister by Mar. 20h; 503-693-0401
Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE 3rd,
PO Box 3344, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Workshop: Composition, Painting, & Marketing Oil and Acrylic
With Mark Heine, Class # 10
Three-day workshop, Friday–Sunday, April 13–15, 2012, 9-4
Tuition: $350

Learn secrets of composition using the unique approach to planning a painting from award winning Graphic Designer Canadian Mark Heine who recently was selected to develop a Canadian postage stamp.
Treat yourself to 3 days filled with ideas from Mark. He will pre-personalize a digital image for your use during class painting time.

Preregister by Mar.31st; 503-693-0401
Sequoia Gallery + Studios, 136 SE 3rd,
PO Box 3344, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Friday, March 2, 2012

SE Artwalk March 3&4 (& First Friday Reception March 2) Celeste Bergin

Reflections, Celeste Bergin, oil on 8x8 gallery wrapped canvas

Dear Friends,
The SE Art Walk is this weekend (Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4 10am to 5pm). I'm showing my work with Gila Lane and Richard Fung at the Lane Gallery 2627 SE Clinton, Portland, OR, 97202.
There is also a Reception Friday March 2 6-9pm (and you are invited!) ..come if you can!

S.E Area Art Walk
The Gallery will be open 10 am to 5 pm 
Saturday, March 3 and Sunday March 4

I'm #35 (& Check the map for other Alla Prima painters)
2627 SE Clinton, Portland, OR

Down load a FREE walking tour map below: 

Celeste Bergin