Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Message from Marty Urman

Please join Johnson Creek Watershed Council for our Paint Out at Gresham Main City Park on Saturday, August 4 from 10am-12pm. (219 S Main St, Gresham). Pastel artist, Gary Michael, will demonstrate his technique. Bring your own supplies.

This is the last in a series of Paint Outs and Photo Workshops prior to the Johnson Creek Art Show in September at Reed College. Submissions to the Art Show are due by August 31. (forms HERE). We look forward to hearing from you soon if you plan to show your work. Your early communication, even without your artwork submitted, is appreciated so we know how many artists to anticipate.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.
Please contact marty@jcwc.org with questions.

Marty Urman
Outreach Associate
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
1900 SE Milport Rd, Suite B
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Portland Art Museum, Oregon Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Sat and Sunday, August 4 & 5

Where: In the Portland park blocks in front of the museum

Sat, 4 Aug, 2012 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun, 5 Aug, 2012 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Celebrate the art of painting outdoors, en plein air, with the region’s leading plein air artists. Like their late 19th and early 20th century counterparts, contemporary plein air artists work on location to capture the atmosphere of the moment, including the ever-changing colors, light, and shadows. This event brings together dozens of artists to create new works and exhibit them in the Museum’s front yard by turning the South Park Blocks into a lively outdoor studio.

On Sunday, wander the Museum courtyard to meet the artists and see a selection of works made the day before. Take advantage of this opportunity and bring a work of art home with you.

The Oregon Invitational Plein Air weekend is sponsored by Gamblin Artists Colors and Oregon Coast Bank.

Hotel Partners are the Hotel Lućia, Hotel deluxe, the Governor Hotel, and the Westin Portland.

Participating artists:

• Mark Allison
• Marla Baggetta
• Celeste Bergin
• Eric Bowman
• Brenda Boylan
• Dee Boyles
• Lisa Caballero
• Jeremy Dubow
• Aimee Erickson
• Eduardo Fernandez
• Scott Gellatly
• Michael Gibbons
• Katie Grant-Hanson
• Richard Hoyen
• Eric Jacobsen
• Leland John
• Ivan Kelly
• Thomas Jefferson Kitts
• Mike Kowalski
• Gretha Lindwood
• Gabriel Liston
• Barbara Masterson
• Marion Moir
• Stev H. Ominski
• Michael Orwick
• Anton Pavlenko
• Greg Pfarr
• Don Prechtel
• Tom Prochaska
• Michael Rangner
• Cathleen Rehfeld
• Sandy Roumagoux
• Erik Sandgren
• Bill Shumway
• Oleg Ulitsky
• Morgan Walker
• Lli Wilburn
• Romona Youngquist
• Vue Yer Z.

For more information visit


Friday, July 27, 2012

Art in the Heart, August 3 & 4 (Friday & Saturday)

(Click to Enlarge) Reprinted with permission of Art on the Boulevard

Art in the Heart
August 3rd 5-9 pm
August 4th 10 am - 4 pm

Downtown Vancouver's Annual Festival of the Arts should be even bigger and better than last years event. Along with all of the wonderful art to be found there will also be several locations with live music through out the event.

Here at Art on the Boulevard we will have 17 of our gallery artists set up along our sidewalks and also inside the courtyard. Oil paintings, watercolors, sketches, mixed media paintings, glass, pottery, pastels and photography and amongst some of them mediums that will be on display. Come by and check out the many great "one weekend only" deals to be found and chat with some of your favorite artists!

Scheduled to be here are:
Mike Rangner, Oleg Ulitskiy, Denisce McFadden, Eric Jacobsen, Robin Hominiuk, Fay Kahn, Michael Lindstrom, Erskine Wood, Debbie Abraham, Elida Field, Gene Wigglesworth, Juliet Moran, Cirth Anderson-Sebree, Ruth Mabrey, Judy McMorrine, Marilyn Hocking and MaryJane Larson.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Join Dave McBride at Kruger's Farm Thursday, 7/19/12!

Please plan to join us on Sauvie Island Thursday, 7/19/12 for Kruger Farms Summer Concerts on the Lawn ("FARM TUNES"). Alla Prima Artists have been invited to paint and display their work "informally" for sale! Food, beer & wine, music and art in a beautiful spot. I hope that you can make it out. Dave McBride be there at Kruger's Farm beginning at 1pm. (the concert begins at 6:30pm). www.krugersfarm.com Here is a slide show of the same event from last year:

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hilderbrand Garden, Oregon City, July 14 2012

Members of the Columbia River Art Group met today at Hilderbrand Garden for plein air painting. Thanks to Nila Baker and Meredith Hilderbrand for the invitation! (Slideshow below)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Breakfast Meeting, Bread & Ink, 9am, July 12, 2012

An opportunity to catch up with your art friends....old and new!

Bring some of your current paintings or projects, if you want, to show what you have been doing!

Bread and Ink, 3610 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland OR 97214

Thursday, July 12, 9am

(no RSVP necessary..."impromptu" just come if you want!)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Painting Demo at Blooms, Lake Oswego, Friday July 6

(Yolanda Valdes, photo courtesy Brooks Hickerson)

A message from Brooks Hickerson:
Humberto Gonzalez, Yolanda Valdes, and I will all be painting outside of Blooms Flowers in Lake Oswego Friday, July 6, from 5-8:30pm. This is part of their First Friday event in Millennium Plaza...Blooms is down the street at A Ave. and 3rd. St. Drop by if you get a chance. Map click: HERE.
Keep painting outside,

Portland Plein Air Painters
Brooks Hickerson
"everything changes, everything is connected, pay attention." Jane Hirshfield