Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Painting Demonstration by Craig Srebnik, Saturday, September 29, 9am-11:00 & information about upcoming classes and workshops

Free Painting Demonstration
Figure Painting
Saturday, September 29, 2012 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am
 Reservations appreciated
Across from Marylhurst University
Enter garage through side door on left.
Park on driveway or street.
17743 Marylcreek Drive / Lake OswegoOR 97034
n 503-568-8000 /

Weekly Classes Resume October
Concepts, Principles & Techniques
All of courses are taught through Concepts (broad, abstract, overarching ideas that give structure, unity and purpose), Principles(the physics, biology and psychology of visual perception and responses) and Techniques (materials and methods). These are applied to all of the subjects offered as weekly classes and workshops.
By developing an understanding of the language and ideas of great art, rather than only mimicking the instructor or nature, each artist is able to cultivate their own artist voice in accordance with their unique sensibilities.
For complete course descriptions:

Figure Painting
Wednesdays / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Painting Clothed Figures
Wednesdays / 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Painting Landscapes, Gardens & Street Scenes
Thursdays / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Portrait Painting
Thursdays n 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The courses are open to artists of all levels.
8 weeks: $240, Drop-ins: $40/class; plus model fee if applicable
Classes are ongoing--Terms are for accounting purposes only
Please call Craig Srebnik for registration and information, 503-568-8000.
Missed classes must be made up during the term paid for--in any Srebnik class at the same location. No make-ups in subsequent terms.

One-Day Workshops
Painting Street Scenes
Saturday / October 27, 2012 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $95
Portrait Painting
Saturday / November 17, 2012 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $95*
Painting the Clothed Figure
Saturday / December 1, 2012 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $95*
*Plus model fee if applicable
Contact Craig Srebnik Fine Art for all workshops and classes listed above.

Landscape Painting*
Saturday / November 10, 2012 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $115
Painting Gardens*
Saturday / December 8, 2012 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm / $115
*Located at Sequoia Gallery & Studios in HillsboroOregon, Call to register: 503-693-0401

Contact Craig Srebnik Fine Art for all other classes listed above.

Craig Srebnik Fine Art
Home Classroom / Across from Marylhurst University
17743 Marylcreek Drive / Lake OswegoOregon 97034
Enter garage through side door on the left side.

Upcoming event, this Friday, Sept 28

Friday, September 28
Tour 5:00-6:00; Art show open 5:00-8:00
Meet at the Art Show 
for the Restoration Tour
Reed College Vollum Lounge
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
Reed College Restoration Manager, Zac Perry, will lead an educational tour in the urban canyon right next to the college. Fifteen years of habitat restoration have yielded results; wild chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout return here to spawn. Hear about the latest developments.
Art show runs through October 12, 2012.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


(First Place Winners from top to bottom), Thomas Clark, Yer Za Vue and Steve Kleier)


Photo Opportunity:  Photos available upon request
Contact: Maggie Chapin, Cultural Arts Program Supervisor
527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, 97123


On September 14-15, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council hosted its 6th Annual Hillsboro Plein Air Outdoor Painting Competition. Forty-one artists from across the region spent two days painting the natural landscapes of the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, the historic neighborhoods of Downtown Hillsboro, including the Saturday Farmers' Market, and the scenic views of Árdíri Winery & Vineyards.

Painters could also participate in a timed Figurative “Quick Draw” event on Saturday, where models from Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing staged an Edwardian-themed tableau vivant (“living picture”) on the East Lawn of the Walters Cultural Arts Center.

Artists competed for awards in three categories: Landscape, City Scene and Figurative “Quick Draw.” The event concluded with a reception and awards ceremony for artists and community members on the lawn of the Arts Center. Music was provided by the Glencoe High School Jazz Band. Food and wine were provided by Primrose & Tumbleweeds and Claeys Catering. Local professional plein air painter, Eric Jacobsen, served as judge for the three categories while artists, friends and community members voted for the winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award during the reception.

The winners were:

Landscape Category
First Place:                            Thomas Clark, Scappoose
Second Place:                        Joanne Kollman, Portland
Honorable Mention:             Kristina Sellers, Gresham

City Scene Category
First Place:                            Steve Kleier, Portland                    
Second Place:                        Anton Pavlenko, Happy Valley     
Honorable Mention:             Brooke Borcherding, Lake Forest Park, WA

Figurative “Quick Draw” Category
First Place:                            Yer Za Vue, Beaverton
Second Place:                        Thomas Jefferson Kitts, Portland             
Honorable Mention:             David Talaski, Tigard

Peoples’ Choice Award:               Humberto Gonzalez, Portland

An exhibition of the works created by participating artists will take place at the Walters Cultural Arts Center from October 2-30. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6-8 pm, with light refreshments and a house concert provided by Five Star Guitars.

For more information or to check out photos from this year’s event, go to or to our Facebook page

Hillsboro Plein Air was presented by the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council with the generous support of: Gamblin Artists Colors, Árdíri Winery & Vineyards, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing, Guerrilla Painter, Dick Blick Art Materials, RayMar Art, SunEden Artists’ Gear, Claeys Catering, Primrose & Tumbleweeds, Beard’s Framing, Walters Cultural Arts Center and City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.