Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bill Sharp solo show at Brian Marki, Reception Friday, August 2, 2013


August 2 - August 31, 2013 Bill Sharp: Urban Observations

You are invited to the reception for the artist
 Friday, August 2nd, 5 to 8 PM

I try to pay attention to things that are easily overlooked. In particular, everyday items and places that were designed for utility, that create a scene of accidental beauty that I’m compelled to study once I've slowed down enough to notice.
~ Bill Sharp

Brian Marki Fine Art, 2236 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Art Discussion Meeting, Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9am, O'Connors....(AND an added message from Brenda Boylan)



Thursday, August 1, 9AM "Suggested" table-topic: ......Dynamic placement ---let's talk about it! 

AND....as usual bring some of your current paintings and/or news about you...We’re interested! 

O'Connor's Restaurant 7850 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219 

PS!! ---A special message from Brenda Boylan: 

Thursday evening at the Oregon Society of Artists I will be sharing my photos and giving a small recap on my trip to Plein Air Easton. I was originally scheduled to do a demo but my tripod is en route and can't work without it. I will be giving a small critique for those present at 6:00 and then will present my slide show at 7:00 this Thursday (August 1). I hope to give an insiders view of the challenges and adventures of traveling (and competing) plein air. Perhaps a bit entertaining too! 

All my best, Brenda

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Art Discussion Meeting, Thursday, July 25, 2013, O'Connors









Diane Marks-Bestor

Diane Marks-Bestor


Eunice Sause (after Ovanes Berberian)




Tim Young

Tim Lally

Tim Lally

Tim Lally


To read notes from the discussion......go HERE
(Direct link to photos: HERE

Tabor Day, Sunday, July 28, SE 69th and Belmont, Noon to 7pm



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Tabor Day at the Songbird Café - July 28

The Songbird Cafe, at SE 69th Ave. and Belmont St., is joining forces with the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (FMTP) in a fundraiser to benefit the park and mark the first anniversary of the Songbird's opening. The celebration, known as Tabor Day, will run from 12 noon to 7 pm.
Diversions will include “low noise” music, Artists Stephanie Cissna and Celeste Bergin at work, an art exhibition featuring historic photos and lots of food including a barbecue. SE 69th will be closed from Morrison to Belmont sts. to accommodate some of the artists and entertainers. Volunteers will solicit donations for the FMTP, which will also receive a portion of the proceeds from an art sale and silent auction.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Art Discussion Meeting, Thursday, July 25 O' Connor's restaurant


Thursday, July 25, 9AM 

"Suggested" table-topic: ......broken color--what do you know about it?


AND....as usual bring some of your current paintings and/or news about you...We’re interested!

O'Connor's Restaurant 7850 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219

Note! Southwest Capitol Highway (right in front of O'Connors) in Multnomah Village is undergoing construction for the next 90 days. We might have to park on different streets. This is a sort of inconvenient, but we'll be there every Thursday throughout the revamping anyway....See you there!



Monday, July 22, 2013

Craig Srebnik Demonstration and Classes


Free Painting Demonstration
Painting People Lake Oswego
Thursday / August 1, 2013 / 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Reservations appreciated.
See address below.

One-Day Workshops: Portland Area
Plein Air Landscape Painting: Clackamette Park
Thursday / August 8, 2013 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm n $95

Plein Air Street Scene Painting: Sellwood Area
Sunday / August 18, 2013 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm n $95

Portrait Painting: Lake Oswego
Thursday / August 25, 2013 / 9:00 am - 4:00 pm n $95*
*Plus model fee. Address below.
Craig Srebnik Fine Art
Home Classroom / Across from Marylhurst University
17743 Marylcreek Drive / Lake OswegoOregon 97034
503-568-8000 
Enter garage through side door on the left side.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Brenda Boylan at Plein Air Easton

Brenda Boylan has been participating in Plein Air Easton. She was interviewed while she painted for the event. Direct Link HERE or video below. (Congratulations, Brenda!)


Monday, July 15, 2013

This Wednesday....(July 17) paint at the Blue Bee Farm (Sauvie Island)

(Photo credit: Blue Bee Farm)

Here is a special treat for us...Kat Sowa has invited us to paint at the Blue Bee Farm. (Normally, David McBride is our regular Wednesday host, but this time look for Tim Lally---he will be at the Cracker Barrel store at 3pm). An alternative is that you can find your own way to Blue Bee Farm yourself anytime after 9:30 am.
Here is the address:

20541 NW Sauvie Island Road, Portland, Oregon 97231 Here is their facebook page (please 'like')! https://www.facebook.com/BlueBeeFarms and Here is their website (with directions) http://bluebeefarm.org/?page_id=78 Google map if you need more directions HERE.  The farm will be open for u-pick blueberries too. :)

Art Discussion Meeting, Thursday Morning, July 18, 9AM


Thursday, July 18, 9AM 

"Suggested" table-topic: ......working in a series and/or developing a 'body' of work---(your thoughts!)


AND....as usual bring some of your current paintings and/or news about you...We’re interested!

O'Connor's Restaurant 7850 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR 97219

Note! Southwest Capitol Highway (right in front of O'Connors) in Multnomah Village is undergoing construction for the next 90 days. We might have to park on different streets. This is a sort of inconvenient, but we'll be there every Thursday throughout the revamping anyway....See you there!