Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hood River Plein Air...You are invited to Paint/Spectate with the Participants

The Columbia Art Gallery Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition and Exhibition 2012 invites interested parties to come out to watch/and/or paint alongside the participants at these locations:

Painting Dates and Locations:
August 31 The Gorge White House
2265 Hwy 35
Hood River, OR 97031

1 Sat: Mills Private Residence
directions will be emailed
Hood River, OR

2 Sun: Sakura Ridge B&B
5601 York Hill Dr.
Hood River, OR 97031

3 Mon: Waterfront Park
Hood River, OR

4 Tues: Downtown Hood River
Deadline (for selected participants) to turn in work to CCA Gallery 5pm

6 Thurs: Workshop w/ Randall Sexton (general public price $125.00)
Demo and Paint-Out, 9am – 4pm (contact Randall for info)

7 First Friday: Public invited
Opening Reception, 6 – 8pm

7 - 30 Gallery Show

9 Sun: Reading, Plein Air literary
works, 7pm
Show juror will be Randall Sexton
See his work:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

One-day Demo & Workshop with Randall Sexton, Thursday September 6

Columbia Art Gallery Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competiton & Event Juror Randall Sexton is offering a one day workshop in Hood River to the Plein air participants as well as the general public. Sign up right away if you are interested-- the limit is 20 students.

Information below:

Demonstration and Paint-out: Thursday Sept 6, 9:00am - 4:00pm,
(limited to a maximum of 20) / Plein Air Participants- $100 / General Public-$125

Send check to: Sexton Studio
(Payable to Randall Sexton)
1400 Pomona Street
Crockett, CA 94525

Randall’s workshops are open to students of any level of experience, but are especially designed to help experienced artists further their understanding of the oil painting medium and deepen their insights to their own work. His communication skills and his “hands-on” approach to teaching have garnered him a healthy and wide reputation among former students.

(Any questions regarding supplies, content, or workshop details feel free to contact Randall directly)

Registration confirmation/ based on receipt date:
(first come first serve) w/ priority to festival participants
Please include contact info : email

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brenda Boylan offers 3 day workshop: Sept 21, 22 and 23, 2012

Brenda Boylan is offering the popular Pastel Punch! 3-day workshop

Here are the details:

Workshop dates: 9/21/12 - 9/23/12
Location: Sowa Studio
6635 N. Baltimore, #30
Portland Oregon
United States

Enthusiastic instructor, Brenda Boylan is offering another opportunity to 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 Studios in the North Portland area. Pastel Punch is designed for all artistic levels who want to learn what it takes to make knock-out pastel paintings. Drawing skills are strongly recommended and photo references as well as still life sets will be used for some of your work. Students can expect to work a variety of exercises stressing the unique qualities of pastel while concentrating on composition, value, and color theory as well as pastel safety, framing and much more. Students will stretch their creativity with the given exercises and are not expected to complete a finished work in class. If the weather allows, we may elect to paint outdoors for the final day.

Supply list and registration here:

September 21~23rd, 2012
Class tuition: $300. $50 deposit to secure spot
Class limited to 10 students only/6 minimum Contact Brenda at

What others are saying:

I had the best time at Pastel Punch, and I learned so much. Brenda shares so much information, but I also never felt overwhelmed. Highly Recommended!
---Donna L.

If you are looking to improve your paintings, this is the workshop! Brenda is a fantastic instructor and as a bonus, the workshop facility is comfortable and inspiring.
---Jim W.

Looking to get a better handle on color and composition? Look no farther! You will not be disappointed in Pastel Punch.
---Sarah P.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More to do on Sunday August 19, Downtown Portland!

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Artist Plein Air Paint Out

Time and Location: From 12-5pm on Sunday August 19th in the outdoor sculpture court and in the SW Park Blocks adjacent to the Portland Art Museum

Artwork by participating artists will be available for sale via RSG representatives.

This is also Family Day and a Free day at the Museum! There will be a table set up in the court yard for children to paint outdoors too.

Koi Fusion and Salt & Straw food carts will be on site selling snacks and ice cream

Here is the list of participating artists: Charlotte Abernathy, Sarkis Antikajian, Janet Bland, Yvonne Branchflower, Sidonie Caron, Margaret Coe, Lin Haak, Jani Hoberg, Ken Klos, David McBride, Peggie Moje, Robert Schlegel, and Susan Trueblood Stuart

Friday, August 17, 2012

Call to Artists from Johnson Creek Watershed Council.....and help promote!

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(A message from Travis Leipzig):

My name is Travis Leipzig, I'm an intern with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. I'm spreading the word about an upcoming Johnson Creek Art Show taking place in the Vollum Lounge at Reed College from September 7th through October 11th, with an artist reception on September 7th from 6-8pm. I have attached a flyer for the event (above), hoping you might be able to help spread the word via your blog and facebook pages (if you have one)....however you might see fit to help us spread the word about this event, we would greatly appreciate it! If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact Amy Lodholz our Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at or Marty Urman our Outreach Associate at

Travis Leipzig
Outreach Intern
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
(503) 999 - 4229

Editor's note: The forms can be found HERE. The deadline for digital submission is Friday, August 31.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A message from Brooks Hickerson/ Sarkis Antikajian demonstration and upcoming workshop

Sarkis Antikajian will be out in front of the Portland Art Museum (in the Park block) Sunday, August 19, from 12-5pm. He will be painting and visiting with anyone who would like to come by.
The Oregon Society of Artists is sponsoring Sarkis to lead a plein air workshop Sept. 21-23. We have a few spaces left, so I will be there Sunday with registration forms if you would like to participate in the September workshop.

See you Sunday,
Brooks Hickerson

Sarkis Antikaiian

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

One day workshop / Street Scenes with Craig Srebnik

Plein Air Painting: Street Scenes

Sunday / August 26, 2012 / 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / $95

The classes are open to artists at all levels, from beginner to professional. Individual instruction is tailored to each student's needs and goals. Please call 503-636-9885 to register for workshops or weekly classes, or Email Craig.

For all workshop descriptions and general information:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Breakfast Meeting, Bread & Ink, 9am, August 9, 2012

Hilarie Couture

Trish Burke

Kay Elmore (underpainting/work in progress)

Eunice Sause

Diane Holland

To read notes from the meeting.....go HERE.

Artist Reception for Annie Salness, Saturday August 11, 6-9

The world is full of talented artists. Not to say they are a dime a dozen, but with the advent of the internet it is safe to say more people have learned to paint (and to paint well) than in any other time in history. So, what is there about one Annie Salness that sets her apart from her painting peers? Just this little thing: she was right-handed until a stroke took that completely away from her. Twenty-one months after her stroke Annie Salness will have a reception for her new art painted completely with her non-dominant (left) hand!

Come celebrate "Cityscapes" at Art on Broadway 12570 SW Broadway, Beaverton,
Saturday August 11, 6-9pm.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Craig Srebnik Instruction schedule

Oil Painters of America Signature Award 2012, Craig Srebnik, Morning Tea

Free Painting Demonstration

Equestrian Painting

Saturday, August 11, 2012 / 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Reservations appreciated / Lake Oswego address below

2012 Summer Workshops

Portland Area, OR

Equestrian Painting

Saturday / August 18, 2012 n 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $95

Lake Oswego address below

Plein Air Painting: Street Scenes: Sellwood Area

Sunday / August 26, 2012 / 8:00 am – 4:30 pm / $95

For workshop descriptions and general information:

Paris / September 2012

Painting Landscapes, Gardens & Streets

/ Museum Tours

Thursday-Thursday / September 6-13, 2012

For workshop and museum tour descriptions and general information:

Non-artists and spouses welcome.

Craig Srebnik Fine Art
17743 Marylcreek Drive n Lake Oswego, OR 97034

n 503-568-8000 n

© 2012 Craig Srebnik

Monday, August 6, 2012

Portland Art Museum Plein Air Invitational & Festival August 4 & 5, 2012

Breakfast Meeting, Bread & Ink, 9am, August 9, 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, August 9, 9am

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

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Current Events/artist receptions!

Stephanie Cissna is showing two paintings at Sidestreet Gallery in August for their annual "Animalia" show. Sidestreet Gallery is located at 140 SE 28th Avenue, Portland. The First Friday Reception, August 3 features animal crackers, of course!

Jodie Burton: A breath of Impressionism, at the Pearl Gallery & Framing, First Thursday Reception, August 2, 1017 Northwest Davis Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 274-9878

Carrie Holst: Urban Views, Personal Impressionism Solo show, Reception Sunday, August 5, 10-1pm First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main Street Portland

Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Eric Bowman, Scott Gellatly, Celeste Bergin, Michael Orwick, Brenda Boylan, Eric Jacobsen, Gretha Lindwood, Za Vue, Mike Rangner, Anton Pavlenko, Cathleen Rehfeld
and others: Oregon Invitational Paint Out, August 4 & 5, in the Park Blocks in front of the Museum and in the Courtyard.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

CITY LIFE art show…this Friday at the Lane Gallery, 6-10pm

During the month of August Michael Fisher is showing cityscape paintings at the Lane Gallery, located doors away from the Clinton Street Theatre. The show features his Portland cityscape pastels and the luminous photography of Shane Brant and gallery owner Gila Lane.

Opening Reception: this Friday:

Lane Gallery, 2627 SE Clinton Street
Gallery Hours:Thursday-Sunday, 2-8pm.
Come join us for a fun evening on First Friday!

Michael Fisher Pastel Art