Approaching Twilight
By Diane Lewis

Gallery Exhibits

Exhibits change monthly at the Attic Gallery


August 7 - 30, 2014: Arne Westerman
August 7, 6 - 0 pm
Arne Westerman: 206 SW First Ave.
206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine one block over from the waterfront

ARNE WESTERMAN'S most recent oil and acrylic paintings, filled with life and energy are on exhibit. You can view the entire exhibit of Arne's paintings on the Attic Gallery website by clicking on GALLERY ARTISTS on the menu column, then click on ARNE WESTERMAN'S name, then on ORIGINALS, then click on each thumbnail of a painting and it becoumes larger with all its information by the side. Arne, an A.W.S. Signature Member, is nationally known for his richly hued renderings of people from all walks of life, capturing them in fleeting moments as they go about their daily pursuits. Not at all contrived, his works are filled with an earthy warmth, and painted with directness, emotion, depth and movement. Arne Westerman was featured on OPB "Oregon Art Beat" October 20th. You can view the show by googling: OPB Art Beat Arne Westerman.


Kosher Shofar Hot Dogs

Young Dancer

Beach Showers

Doctor Mary MD

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Julyr 3 -August 2, 2014: Earl Hamilton
Mon. through Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm
Earl Hamilton: 206 SW First Ave., Between SW Oak and SW Pine

Earl's unique abstract paintings on canvas are bold, colorful and powerful, expressing subtle and emotional innovative energy. He continues to create intriguing texture with paint, collage and imagination. Some of his paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness reflected in many images such as castles, clowns, children, animals and Chagall like lovers.


Ascending Village (Fleeting Moment)

Trouble Makers

Autumn Vases

Playing In The Rain

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July 3 - August 2, 2014: Mike Orias
Mon. through Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm
Mike Orias: 206 SW First Ave.

Mike Orias creates wild, imaginative, fun, whimsical metal sculptures made of welded steel, wire and portions of salvaged and recycled metal. He is well known for his four foot high musicians playing almost any type of instrument, his beautifully detailed flowers, alligators, turtles, horses, dogs and other critters perfect for any outdoor landscape or indoor enjoyment. His "Little Ones" are just right for giving. Commissions are readily available in many sizes and designs. Mike's alligators have been created large and small, with or without "spikes". Mike is continually surprising us with his imaginative works. You can view Mike's sculptures on his web page on this web site by clicking on "Gallery Artists".


Rat Bastard

Morrison Hotel O Lantern

Magic In Chance Park

So Nice Ah

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June 5 - 28, 2014: Mike Smith
Mon. through Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm
Mike Smith (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine one block over from the waterfront

Mike Smith is well known for his delightful watercolor, oil and pastel paintings and beautifully executed animal bronze sculptures that reflect his life on a small farm setting surrounding his studio, where horses, sheep, cats, dogs, and geese pass in view daily, thus becoming intertwined in his refreshing and colorful work.

Over the years, Mike has had more than 100 one-man exhibits. One of the most interesting was an exhibit in Leipzig, Germany along with a show in the American Consulate. Recently, Mike has created a series of collage paintings on canvas and a series of abstract acrylic and watercolor paintings that are reminencent of the first paintings he presented in his first gallery exhibit in the 1970's in a gallery in Seattle, Washington.

Mike Smith had a series of his images reproduced as 100% virgin wool tapestries woven by the Pendleton Woolen Mills. Out of nine images there are three left. You can view them on his page on our website.


Maddie Near Mendocino

Horse In Dawn Snow

Tim By The Studio

VonDutch Cruising Highway Ventura

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June 5 - 28, 2014
Mon. through Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm
Jerry Fenter
206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine one block over from the waterfront

Jerry Fenter exhibits new humorous watercolor paintings that she describes as childhood memories, summer flowers and a whimsical side of life as seen through her eyes.  There will be 13 paintings including several Madonna paintings with their revealing titles such as: "Our Lady Gives Thanks for her Perfect Tomatoes"  as well as three paintings on old fashioned ironing boards.  Jerry has been exhibiting her paintings in Portland since 1978 and has had her work published as prints, posters and was chosen for Portland's Official Rose Festival poster in 1996.


Miraculous Queen Of Morning Coffee

Queen Of Heaven

Our Sacred Lady Of Ironing

Spreading The Word

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05/1-31/2014
Monday through Saturday, 10 - 5:30 pm
Barbara Bassett: "Within The Willamette"
206 SW First Avenue between SW Oak and SW Pine, one block over from the waterfront

Barbara has painted unique and varied landscapes featuring the Willamette Valley.  Using a fresh and contemporary approach to realism, Barbara is known for her rich oil paintings and colorful images focusing on paintings of farm fields, vineyards, haystacks, birds, and nests.  She studied art at the Etruscan Art School in Italy where the emphasis was on outdoor plein air painting.  Barbara paints nests found at her Silverton farm stating, "Masterfully built containers from nature symbolizing retreat, shelter, refuge have always held a deep emotionsl connection for me."  She calls the nest series "New Beginnings" three of which will be in this exhibit along with works by some of the gallery's most creative landscape artists.


Willamette Vineyard

Silverton Sky

Vineyard Path

Sienna Pasture

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April 4 - 28, 2014 Z.Z. Wei
Mon. - Sat. 10 am - 5:30 pm
Z.Z. Wei: Oils on canvas (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave. (one block west of the waterfront)

Upon his first arrival from China to the Pacific Northwest, Z.Z. Wei could not believe the beauty that spread before him. His first experiences in the Pacific Northwest were visual revelations. Feeling completely liberated from the stringent boundaries placed on him since birth, he embarked on an artistic odyssey in a quest to paint powerful images of rural America. He found the strong and unique landscapes in this region, and the spirit which moved through them, mirrored his inner passions and the art ideas he sought. This explosion of awarness coupled with his own memories of home have created a visual text in his work that is an intoxicating sensation of the past and present.

Z. Z. Wei who came to the Pacific Northwest from China in 1989, is celebrating his twenty year anniversary of living and painting in America with the publication of a 180 page full color book titled "Light and Shadow: A 20 year journey of American Landscape". This book is available at the gallery.


Lone Truck

Beautiful Clouds

The Delivery

Canned Ham Campber

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April 3- 28, 2014
Mon.- Sat., 10 - 5:30 pm
Sandra Jones Campbell : (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave.

SANDRA JONES CAMPBELL exhibits new paintings titled "Road Trip" as well as her acrylic paintings of her popular party scenes and the paintings featured in the Celebration of the 100th Year Anniversary of the Pendleton Round-Up at The Pendleton Center For The Arts. This exhibit was titled "Recollections". Sandra who is originally from Hermiston, Oregon, was also the featured artist in the 75th Year Anniversary of the Pendleton Round-Up.


Tall With Blond

Lawn Ornaments

First Road Trip Through Snow

Road Trip With Sis

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March 6 - 29, 2014: Tommer Gonser
Mon. through Sat., 10 - 5:30
Tommer Gonser: Oil Paintings (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave. (between SW Oak and SW Pine)

Tommer Gonser's oil paintings on canvas with their bold palettes and dynamic patterns are reminiscent of the early modernist abstractionists. The uniqueness and mystery of his art is in large part the essence of his abstractions. He is influenced by his daily life and carries over on to the canvas his recent or more distant past. "Today I am painting yesterday. Tomorrow I will be painting today."

Tommer's bold, intriguing and imaginative abstract oil and acrylic paintings on canvas are painted with a warmth that reflects a subtle strength enhanced by his use of color. His applications of bits of collage and texture in his content adds to the uniqueness of his work. Another Tommer philosophy: "The whole process of painting is what inspires me, not what I will be painting,but the act of painting itself". His work has been collected locally, nationally and internationally, and recently two of his paintings were purchased by The Allison Resort in Newberg, Oregon.


Blush

Lake Of Dreams (on approval)

The Day We Hung The Sky

Malheur Lake

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Feb. 5 - March 1, 2014 Bill Baily
Mon. thru Sat. 10 - 5:30
Bill Baily: Watercolors: 206 SW First Ave.
206 SW First Ave.

Bill Baily, a widely acclaimed artist has been exhibiting his finely executed paintings for over 48 years. His subject matter has varied from impressions of local landscapes and seascapes to his versions of beautiful and luscious fruit and vegetable still life compositions. Recently, Bill has also been painting a series of abstract acrylic paintings.


Artichoke I

Banana, Bananas

Quiet Moment

Collage II

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February 5- March 1, 2014: Brenda Boylan
Monday through Saturday, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Brenda Boylan: 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine

Brenda Boylan, with Signature Memberships in the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society enjoys plein air painting with west coast plein air artists' groups and has been published in the Southwest Art Plein Air Magazine.


Pay Here

Pause On Sellwood

Urban Posts

Crossing Sellwood

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January 2, - February 1, 2014: Jean Schwalbe
Monday through Saturday, 10 - 5:30 pm
Jean Schwalbe (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave, Portland, OR

Jean Schwalbe paints large acrylic canvases using vibrant, bright purples, reds, yellows, oranges, and blues with strong and bold strokes. She has a passion for traveling and exploring the backroads and highways searching for unique views of Oregon's many scenic wonders to paint.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jean, originally a watercolorist, has worked in acrylics since the 1980's. Her bold, energetic approach captures the energy of the rushing rivers and majestic mountains by pushing her color palette to the rich warm and vivid hues. Jean's impressionistic paintings are a surprise to the viewer as the colors are not what one would expect to find in the actual landscape.

Jean also exhibits her jeweled toned masterful abstract paintings of reds and all the warm colors combined with a myriad of patterned shapes. The sometimes quilt like squares have gone wild with unpredictability. Intriguingly, they never cease to amaze with a new perspective at each sighting. two of her large abstract paintings were purchased for The Allison, the resort in Newberg, Oregon.


High Country Three Sisters

Powder River

Kiser Gorge

Afternoon Light

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December 5- 29, 2013 Sandy Visse
Mon. through Sat. 10 - 5:30
Sandy Visse (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave (between SW Oak and SW Pine)

SANDY VISSE'S new ceramic sculptures take on a very sophisticated new look along with some party animals.


Nativity

Giraffe

Long Horn Wall Sculpture

Mandrill Mask wall sculpture

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December 5 - 29, 2013 Christy Runyan
Mon. through Sat. 10 to 5:30
Christy Runyan (206 SW First Ave.)
206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and Pine

Christy Runyan's handbuilt and glazed ceramic whimsical sculptures are made to be in the garden. Frequently, she keeps her pieces in her garden at home. Christy works at Georgie's where she is in charge of developing all the glazes for the shop to sell to artists and she frequently tries the glazes out on her sculptures and many of them have a variety of multiple colors.


Flutterflies And Dragonflies Totem

Birds Bees And Butterflies Totem

My Fairy Garden

My World Of Wonder Totem

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December 5 -29, 2013 Anne Schreivogl
Anne Schreivogl (206 SW First Ave.)

Creative expression mixed with the joy in everyday moments is the credo of Anne Schreivogl. As a spontaneous, creative and intuitive artist, Anne seeks to transmit the joy she sees and feels in everyday activities onto her canvases. In her studio, her whimsical work is acrylic while she also paints plein air oil landscapes on location. Anne was recently named "Best of The West" by SW Art Magazine (June 2006).


Fly By Night

Nature's Song

Going Places

Flight Pattern

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November 7 - 30, 2013
Ram Chandra Murphy: Photographs of India
Ram Chandra Murphy has traveled many time to the home of his Indian mother where he has photographed all walks of life and many of the people of India which he includes in this exhibit.
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November 7 - 30, 2013: Melissa Cole
Melissa Cole :Paintings at 206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine
Melissa, a world traveler with her husband, Brandon, who is an underwater photographer, spends much time snorkeling the underwater world. There she finds inspiration from the salmon, manatees, sperm whales, dolphins, and tiger sharks that she paints using vivid colors, heavily textured with her use of ethnic patterns. Last summer she had a summer long exhibit at the Seattle, Washington Aquarium, worked on her 24' x 22' commission,"Riverdance", for the Spokane, Washington Convention Center, and went to Delhi, India for a solo exhibit in January at the Farrago Gallery.

Jaipur Market

Bullock Cart Art

Morning Tea

Sarus Dance

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November 7 - 30, 2013: Kendahl Jan Jubb
Kendahl Jan Jubb, Downtown: 206 SW First Ave.
Kendahl Jan Jubb's watercolor paintings of fish, flower arrangements and tropical animals found in India are at once recognized by her unique style of incorporating in her work intricate and colorful designs and patterns. Her love of all forms of nature becomes apparent to the viewer who sometimes finds hidden treasures woven in the background. Kendahl has traveled many times to India with her husband, Ram Chandra Murphy who also exhibits his photographs of all walks of life of the people of India.

Ladyslipper With Lizard

Patio Pool

April Trout

Whirling Waterfowl

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June 6 - June 29, 2013: David Lewis
David Carmack Lewis : 206 SW First Ave.
DAVID CARMACK LEWIS paints oil paintings on canvas depicting intriguing, unusual and ordinary scenes from neighborhood life. Glowing fires, crows, people, animals, structures, and train stations often appear in his paintings. He wants you to create a story that inspires you by viewing his paintings. His career began as an illustrator, and he has never given up on narrative image making. Originally from Virginia, David has resided in Portland, Oregon since 2001. He earned his BFA at the Virginia Commonwealth University and also studied in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

"A mysterious beauty resonates through these paintings instilling dark reverence. David's contrasting use of deep shadows and warm light appeals to our subconscious with the flavor of ancient folk tales" FireHouse Gallery, 2008 Rogue Community College.

By exploring the limited spectrums of various light sources and how they compete with the darkness, David reveals a new dramatic tableau of narrative potential, encouraging the viewer to engage with his new work.

Burn (Cascade Creek Fire , Mt. Adams 2012)

Fire II

Time Piece

Big Foot Journey

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May 1 - June 1 ,2013: David Allen Dunlop
David Allen Dunlop (206 SW First Ave.)
David, a Norwalk, Connecticut artist for 26 years, is admired for his relentless pursuit of researching the Old Masters. An instructor in his own right, David pursues experimental methods and techniques stretching back to the Renaissance. During the Fall and Winter, he paints, teaches, and exhibits extensively in the East, while in the Summer he teaches art in Italy and France. David was invited and gave a lecture at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City in April of 2005. The ivitation to members was extended to the museum's mailing list of 3 million. The first seven hundred were admitted. The title of the one and a half hour lecture was "Landscape Painting, Time Line 4500 Years of Landscape Painting".

In Europe, David was intrigued by a glowing quality in many of the paintings he observed in the museums. He soon discovered that they were painted on solid sheets of 23.5 K gold leaf. He has successfully integrated this past knowledge into his present works on paper and canvas to illuminate his landscapes through the application of oil paint on gold leaf. This mysterious combination creates such a lush radiance that his rivers, roads, trees, pathways, rocks and all the combinations of nature found in his landscapes actually burst with a bright golden glow when held to the light.

David's love of the outdoors, zigzagging rivers, roads, and meadows are chronicled as images in a guidebook, "Tidewaters of the Connecticut River: An Explorer's Guide to Hidden Coves and Marshes" (2001) which will be on view in the gallery.

A 13 half-hour high definition PBS series, "Landscapes through Time with David Dunlop", is currently aired in Oregon on Plus, offers an audience the chance to do just that in an entirely new and exciting format - they can see how great paintings have been made throughout history in the actual locations where they were painted, learning about the artist's vision and the artist's world. In each of the 13 programs, David will take the viewer to the actual locations painted by celebrated American or European artists such as Cezanne's Mont. St. Victoire in Aix-en-Provence, the cypress trees made famous by Van Gogh in France, The Catskill Mountain waterfalls that fascinated the Hudson River Painters, and The Lieutenant River banks in Old Lyme, Connecticut painted by the American impressionists. He won an Emmy award for writing for this DVD.

Oregon Coast Heights

Sitting Across From Hood

Airborne Approaching Portland

Tidepool Meander

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May 1- June 1, 2013 Diane Lewis
Diane Lewis: Pastel Landscape Paintings: 206 SW First Ave.
Diane's subject matter is realistic and traditional. Living in Eugene, Oregon, she has painted a series of pastel paintings of the rivers surrounding the area. Painting plein aire oil paintings in the Willamette Valley has also been an inspiration for her still life paintings of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Her love of painting and nature are reflected in her use of light and the serene quality of her work.

Cascades On The McKenzie

McKenzie Log Jam

McKenzie Quiet Eddy

Approaching Twilight

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March 7 - 30, 2013: Susan Ogilvie
Susan Ogilvie: 206 SW First Ave.
Susan Ogilvie: pastel paintings: "Painting the landscape provides the opportunity to explore my connection with nature, while creating a personal statement about the beauty I see. Whether working en plein air or in the studio, my goal is to capture the soul of the subject, with a fresh and emotionally honest approach to composition and color. For me, painting is all about listening, letting go, and enjoying the ride!"

Susan Ogilvie, living in Port Ludlow, Washington is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America since 1971 and is a sought after juror, instructor and lecturer. Since 1995, Susan has had over 17 publications and reviews of her work in National Art Magazines. She has received many Awards of Merit from the Pastel Societies of Oregon, Texas, Florida and Washington.

Back Roads

Day At The River

Shelly's Garden

Farm Life

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March 6 -30, 2013 Judith Cunningham
Judith Cunningham (206 SW First Ave.)
JUDITH CUNNINGHAM, living in Eastern Oregon, is inspired by the surrounding country from the Columbia gorge to the Steens Mountains. Traveling with her camera, she captures the wheat fields, open skies, rivers, rocks and even small city alleys, shooting as the mood and vision moves her. Her aim is to catch the unique cloud formation, odd lighting situation, striking land pattern, and fleeting shadows with her camera; so that she can return to her studio to paint portions of her photos or sometimes splicing them together to form a panoramic view of the landforms. Judith watches for the changes in color and the transitional patterns of light that are most often found during the evening as the colors deepen and the light recedes.

"When I am painting I become one with the paint and try to keep intellectual ideas to a minimum. While working, I relaate only to surfaces, thus much of the transmission of subtle intuitive feelings about a subject is subconscious. My intention is to share a vision with others, and when they connect with it: validation."

Transported

Solo But Not Alone

Dallesport Mesa

Jungle On Barrett

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March 5-30, 2013: Barbara Benedetti Newton
Barbara Benedetti Newton: 206 SW First Ave.
Barbara has won best of show in 2012 from the Northwest Pastel Society's International Exhibition and Members Exhibition and from the Woman Painters of Washington Members Exhibition.

Arboretum Winter Color

Forsaken

Cherries

Bosc on Blue

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February 7 - March 2, 2013 "Nudes In The Attic"
"Nudes In The Attic" 206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max line
A group exhibit of selected figurative works by Attic Galley artists: Jacquline Hurlbert: Hand Built Ceramics; Arne Westerman: Acrylic Paintings; Tommer Gonser:Oil Paintings; Melissa Cole: Acrylic Paintings; Vince Carl: Acrylic Paintigs; Tyler Marchus: Encaustic Paintings; Ken Patecky; Concerete and Ceramic Sculpture; Earl Hamilton: Acrylic Paintings & Gage Mace: Oil Paintings

Kosher Shofar Hot Dogs

Young Dancer

Beach Showers

Doctor Mary MD

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Decemberr 6 - 29, 2012
Natalie Warrens, (206 SW First Ave.)
NATALIE WARRENS: Natalie's wheel thrown or hand built earthenware clay forms are first bisque fired then airbrushed and hand painted using low fire vibrant colored underglazes. Then she applies a high-gloss clear glaze fired to 1800 degrees. The glaze gives her work a luminous glass-like quality.

Natalie's new work is porcelain and much stronger. It can be washed in the dishwasher and put in a microwave oven. Her colors are still vibrant reds, yellows, blues, and purples. There is a unique whimsical style to her own designs and images that decorate her work. There are crows, pears, dogs, abstract shapes, leaves and animals all glazed in her vibrant glass like colors.

Dinnerware Set With Round Cup

Leaf Dinnerware Set

Yellow Humer Bowl

Tall Cubist Vessel Red Green Purple

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Nov. 1 - Dec.. 1, 2012: Alfred Currier
Alfred Currier (206 SW First Ave.)
Inspired by the landscapes in the Skagit Valley region where he lives, Alfred Currier paints large impasto oil painting in his studio and smaller plein air oil paintings, Weather permitting. He also paints small plein air works as he travels. Alfred Currier is well known for his brilliant color and texture as well as his focus on the figure. In 2005, Alfred was the featured artist for Bulb Art Holland, an organization that represents the bulb industry in the Netherlands. "Alfred Currier: Impasto", a large format book by Ted Lindberg, was published in 2003.
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August 3 - September 1, Ju Hong Chen
Ju Hong Chen: Downtown at 206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak & SW Pine
Ju Hong Chen, originally from China,came to live in The Dalles, Oregon in 1983 where his first job in America was painting advertisements on billboards that lined the highway. In The Dalles, he became friends with the family and friends of Chief Tommy Thompson who were mourning the loss of Celilo Falls. He painted this cover painting in 1988 in honor of his new friends and in memory of Chief Tommy Thompson. To learn more of what is happening with Celilo today, please go to Confluence.Org.

Memorable

A Young Guitar Player

There Was A Falls Called Celilo

A Stranger In Manet's Conservitory

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August. 2 - September 1, Ellen Dittebrandt
Ellen Dittebrandt: Downtown at 206 SW First Ave. Between SW Oak and SW Pine
Ellen Dittebrandt: Ellen's paintings are vibrant and intense, free flowing and full of lucious jewel tone colors and bontanical shapes. Her theme is nature. She is not afraid to play with depth and perspective ths giving the viewer a fresh view of the woodland spots that appear in her paintings.

"When I paint, I generally paint fast," she says, "just letting it flow out of me" "Finding the low light of the morning and evening is the most important part of my painting journeys as the light lasts only a short time and finding the interaction of color and low sun makes my search complete."

Each painting is a unique experience for the viewer who may find Ellen's bold, uninhibited style refreshing, exciting and forever intriquing.

Summer Collage

In The Balance

On The Wall In My Room

Lose Your Way

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July 5 - 28, 2012
Karl Kaiser: 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max line
Karl Kaiser, inspired by photography, relates his work to his trees and landscapes. He enjoys manipulating the wax through scraping, using impressions and smoothing techniques and carving into deep multicolored layers bringing a richness and complexity to his work.

Last September, Karl won "Best of Show" in the Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices Juried Competition of 80 artists chosen from over 400 encaustic artists representing all of the U.S. and Canada.

Stratum 80

Calm

Stratum 92

Serene

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July 4 -28, 2012
Tyler Marchus: 206 SW First Ave. between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max line
Tyler's medium of choice is the wax based technique of Encaustic. This method of painting originated with the Greeks and gets its name from the word "enkaustikos" meaning "to heat" or "to burn". The medium is comprised of melted wax with pigment. This method gives the painting a unique look along with rich textures. Tyler's encaustic painting, "Venus", 84" x 62" is currently part of the collection belonging to the Hotel Modera in downtown Portland, Oregon and can be seen from the street on SW Clay & 5th

Silver Screen

Polaroid

Flash Back

Film Noir

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July 3 - 28, 2012: Sheary Clough Suiter
Sheary Clough Suite 206 SW First Ave.
SHEARY CLOUGH SUITER: Sheary presents new mixed media paintings juxtaposing abstract design and figurative images in mediums ranging from acrylic to encaustic. This work explores the intermingling of time, place and interpersonal relationships.

Sheary has been a visual artist for over fifteen years and has received numerous awards recognizing her expertise in Encaustics. She works and teaches from her studio in Anchorage and is the founder and current president of the Alaska Chapter of the International Encaustics Artists. The Alaska Anchorage Art Museum is purchasing one of Sheary's encaustic paintings for their permanent collection.

Cattails No. 7

Cattails No.8

Cattails No. 9

Shinto Trees No. 3

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May 2 - June 2, 2012
George Hamilton, 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max line
George Hamilton, born in 1934 in Pittsfield, MA, attended the Chounard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. As a young man, George spent five years studying art and calligraphy in Japan and upon returning he was an instructor to many Oregon artists, including Arne Westerman. George has painted landscapes, seascapes, farm scenes and now his speciality centers around sophisticated ladies painted with imaginative use of color, design, and sumptuous forms while they reside in intriguing settings.

Lady With Cat

Violin And Sea

Oregon Farm

Coastal View

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March 2 - 31, 2012 Gail Larsen Joseph
Gail Larsen Joseph: Still Life Oil Paintings: 206 SW First Ave.
Gail Larsen Joseph, an admirer of the Old Masters, favors the 16th and 17th Century Flemish still life painters. She has studied with Fran Kemper, John Waddingham, and Dorothy Fitzgerald as well as California artist, Carolyn Hawley who is renowned across the West. Gail's finely executed oil paintings have a special flair with a whimsical, playful elegance and unique subject matter all her own.

Persimmons

Grandmother's Glass Bowl

Lemonade

Fried Green Tomatoes

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February 1 - 25 2011
Tamara Adams 206 SW First Ave. (between SW Oak and SW Pine Streets)
TAMARA ADAMS: Tamara's new paintings of the goddess in every female are divinely inspired images of meditation. She continues to explore the feminine spirit in her figurative works.

Bringing Joy

Lift Up The Heart

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January 5 - 28, 2010
Janey Belozer (206 SW First Ave.)
Janey paints classic oil paintings on stretched canvas. "I have been painting the equine image since 1998 upon the purchase of my first horse, Amazing Grace. My classic oil paintings, with an emphasis on movement, light and color, capture the equine grace, spirit and human connection. I want the viewer to feel as they do when they ride--or if they simply are taken by the equine image, to feel the nature and majesty and power of the horse."

A Touch Of Fancy I

Estrella

A Touch Of Fancy II

Poppies And Glass

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Dec. 2-Dec. 31, 2011: Holiday Gallery Group Exhibi
Jerry Fenter, Bill Baily, Sandy Visse, Christy Runyan, Natalie Warrens, & Lilli
JERRY FENTER AND SANDY VISSE collaborate to bring us an exhibit titled "Agonizing Love". It is a hilariously disturbing and unforgettable exhibit of watercolor paintings and hand built ceramic sculptures.

CHRISTY RUNYAN exhibits large hand built ceramic happy garden sculptures that she calls "Garden Fairies". They are wonderfull figures with happy faces and vegetables to be placed in the garden to fill empty spaces.

NATALIE WARRENS has a series of new porcelain bowls, teapots, vases and lamps that have a glaze so fine that people think they are glass.

LILLI FAVILLE'S large ceramic glazed and fired red dogs are joined with colorful cats, mushrooms and nomes.

Miraculous Queen Of Morning Coffee

Queen Of Heaven

Our Sacred Lady Of Ironing

Spreading The Word

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November 1 - 26, 2011: Bryn Howell
Bryn Howell, Attic Gallery Downtown, 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max line
Bryn Howell, who exhibited her oil paintings here for the first time last November, has a degree in art from the University of Idaho. Born in Portland, Bryn grew up watching her father, well known artist, Mike Smith, painting and sculpting in his studio. Her oil paintings of woodland landscapes are meticulously painted in her very own unique style with depth, warmth and a refreshing quality.

Finnegan On The Pendleton Blanket

Lilies

Three Trees In April

Wild Rose

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August 4, 2011: Carol Grigg
Carol Grigg (206 SW First Ave.)
Internationally known for her images of Native American women, horses, herons, and ravens, Carol includes in this exhibit colorful party scenes and the original watercolors from her book, "The Singing Snowbear". Written and illustrated by Carol, the book explores the power of music to transfom ordinary experiences in the lives of a polar bear and a Beluga whale. The books are available at the gallery.

Baby Paint

Dotty

Night Hawk

Two Paints

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July 4 -30, 2011
CARL ROWE (206 SW First Ave.)
CARL ROWE as a transplanted Midwesterner, sees this land with great intensity. Through painting, Carl expresses all the emotions and impressions that continually enthrall him as he views the land aroung him and is inspired by the beauty. Form, line, color and texture combine to evoke a visceral response to the West that inspires and amazes him. His history with dance and the theater evoke a theatrical outlook in viewing the landscape. His strong light, usually from the side, sometimes suggest the human figure. His paintings are for people who love form and substance, color and strong statement.

Pasture And Barn

Palouse Storm

Washington Farm

Palouse Barn

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March 3 - April 2, 2011 Nathaniel C. Praska
Nathaniel C. Praska: Plein Air Oil Paintings (206 SW First Ave.)
Painting on location is both a joy and a challenge to Nate. He states that when painting outside, he is more easily absorbed in the work and more attuned to his surroundings. His city scenes usually have touches of nature such as trees depicting the seasons. Nate makes his own frames from scratch, buying unfinished wood, mitering the corners and applying gold leaf and paint to complement the content. He sometimes carves designs in his frames.

"My efforts for this body of work are aimed towards celebrating the world around us by finding beauty in everyday life." "With this body of work, I want to explore and expose the abstract qualities within representational painting."

Nathaniel Praska Self Portrait

Morrison Street Stop Sign

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December 2 - 31, 2010
Monica Setziol-Phillips, Kirk Jonasson: 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine on the Max l
Conversations - When Friends Come Together.. Monica Setziol-Phillips: Woodcarving and Weaving; Dixie Pannu: Metal; Kirk Jonasson: Photographs.

We each have conversations with our own media, and both Monica and Kirk will have a number of individual works. These are independent of our work together. For Dixie and Monica when relating to Kirk's work, the conversation is less direct and non verbal. This conversation, if successful, engages the essence of his work and transforms it into something related but new and different. In works involving Monica and Dixie a different communication takes place. Of necessity it is in a more conventional manner, as wood, weaving, and metal are integrated to form the whole. Each conversation is different, sometimes arduous, but ultimately rewarding." Monica

"When I make a photograph, it usually emerges after an intuitively driven process marked by a moment or moments of discovery - of my potential for connecting to a subject such that it will reveal its essence to me as I divine the source of my connection to it. My journey as a photographer is a solitary one, and rewarding when I make those discoveries. I am equally rewarded, however, by the shared excitement that develops when the photograph, utilized as the starting point for an idea, leads through the artful collaboration of imaginations and hard skills, to a new, extruded vision of the original work, translated in wood, wool and metal. This new creation can bridge the divide between separate artistic approaches and mediums, creating a non-verbal conversation - a dialogue I consider to be an art form, in and of itself." Kirk

Color Focus I

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Sept. 2 - Oct. 2.Joseph Warren & Ellen Dittebrandt
Joseph Warren & Ellen Dittebrandt: 206 SW First Ave., between SW Oak and SW Pine
Inspired by found object sculpture, Joseph studied welded sculpture at Portland Community College after receiving a Masters degree in creative writing. His many welded animal sculptures are a direct result of his constant search for old steel tools and scrap steel parts. His subjects are horses, elk, eagles, a giraffe, owls, and mostly recently, a centaur.

Canis Gigantis

Corvid Colossum

Feathered Fisherman

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June 2 - 28, 2010
Jacquline Hurlbert: (206 SW First Ave.)
Jacquline Hurlbert's ceramic sculptures include wall figures, wall torsos, playful free standing heads with horns, Gothic Chambers, wall hearts, wall faces, wall urban banshees, wall strogs, and wall pods.

Inner Sanctuary

Stillness Of Being

The Offering

Neutral Torso

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August 6 - 29, 2009: Brian Miller, Kendahl Jubb
Brian Arthur Miller, Kendahl Jan Jubb, 206 SW First Ave. Downtown
Brian Arthur Miller's new work is mixed media fresco (marble dust & paint pigment) on wood panels that are often shaped using ship building techniques. Multiple applications of epoxy resin are added as a last step to provide a protective coating, to add stability, and to create a glasslike appearance as well as protection from direct sun and light.

Matrix (commission only available)

Passion (Sold: commissions available)

Bronze Age (commissions only available)

Patchwork (commissions only available)

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June 1 -30, 2009
Kristin Blix: (206 SW First Ave.)
Kristin Blix paints compelling and innovative figurative works of art that treat the viewer to her unique perspective of life. Born and raised in Norway, she plays music with the "Guards of Metropolis" and "Fjord." In April of 2009, her paintings were in an exhibit in Norway that included works by Frank Black, Ron Wood, Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Larry Norman.

Ugly Brown

The Railroad

Run Boy Run

Peculiar Guy

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January 4 - 31, 2009
Ken Patecky : 206 SW First Ave.
Ken Patecky creates carved concrete, ceramic and bronze sculptures of voluptuous women, sometimes holding children. He has perfected his own combination of sands, cements and aggregates to form his own formula cement block that he carves as if it were stone. Ken also produces ceramic and bronze figurative sculptures.

Classic Pose II

Mother And Child

Figure Head Bench (Commissions only)

Figure Head for Bench (View of Head) Commissions only

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August 6 - 30, 2008: C. W. Potzz
C. W. Potzz and Mike Orias: (Preview Reception: Wed. Aug. 6, 6-8 pm) 206 SW First Ave.
C.W. POTZZ: To view the still life acrylic paintings on paper of Potzz is to be drawn into her exciting and imaginative world that is reflected in her many wild, bright and flamboyant paintings. She describes her paintings as Expressionistic and spontaneous. This exhibit includes new figurative acrylic paintings on paper inspired by and painted in Mexico.

Merlot

Evening Pleasures

Pretty Orange Spider

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December 1 - 31, 2005
Lilli Faville (206 SW First Ave.)
MELISSA S. COLE who is inspired by ocean creatures, paints intricate designs surrounding all forms of sea life including whales, dolphins, sharks, salmon, lobsters, manatees and many more. Her oil and watercolor paintings also include figurative paintings as well as many other species of animals.

LILLI FAVILLE creates large and small brightly colored cats and dogs in a whimsical, happy style that is sure to bring a smile and a laugh to the viewer. Handbuilt and fired in a large kiln, they can be displayed outdoors or indoors.

SANDY VISSE'S well known whimsical ceramic sculptures of dogs, cats, camels, dolls, bunnies, zebras, ravens, and giraffes are joined this year by a series of darling nostalgic sock monkeys.

Green Stripes

Big Champ

Cotton Candy Cat

Navy Watch Dog

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Dec. 2 - Jan. 3, 2005
Dave Faville, Paintings and Lilli Faville, Ceramics

DAVE FAVILLE'S mixed media painting this year are of whimsical dogs with teeth in a variety of colors on various backgrounds painted on canvas and board. LILLI FAVILLE hand throws ceramic sculptures of large and small cats, dogs, mushrooms and elves that are glazed in bright and cheerful colors. The images are edgy, ferocious, loveable and a delight to behold.


Mushroom Cats I

Mushroom Cats II

Mushroom Cats III

Mushroom Cats IV

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