GALLERY EXHIBITS

June 7th-June 29th, 2019
Tues. through Sat., 11 – 5:00
Jean Schwalbe: Acrylic Paintings
421 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA

Jean Schwalbe started painting in 1969.  Taking classes from George Hamilton and Charles Movey, her medium of choice at the time was watercolor.  Over the years Jean fell in love with acrylic paints and never went back to watercolor.  Schwlabe’s landscape paintings of rivers, mountains, canyons, forests and fields show her love of nature.  Jean’s landscape paintings capture the beauty of nature in colors that we don’t normally see and yet  they are brilliantly accurate and stunning.

In this exhibit Jean has captured not only nature but also brilliant abstract and abstract landscape paintings which are a new and exciting departure for her.

Come during our First Friday Opening Reception and meet Jean, enjoy a glass of wine, and see these gorgeous paintings in person.

 

May 3rd- June 1st, 2019: C.W. Potzz
Tues. through Sat., 11 – 5:00
C.W. Potzz: Acrylic Paintings
421 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA

Bold, vibrant and spontaneous, the paintings of CW Potzz will bring extraordinary life and wit into any space.

Born in Bozeman, Montana, from the onset Potzz was a combination of diverse cultures – the child of a Norwegian mother and a Native American father. Raised and educated in Guam, Potzz obtained a BA in Nursing from the University of Guam, and practiced Public Health and Emergency Nursing. Eventually craving artistic expression, she earned her BA in Arts with Honors at Marylhurst College in Portland, Oregon.

A prolific painter, Potzz has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, South America, New Zealand and Australia, often staying for a period of time to live and painting, absorbing the fragrance and influences of a myriad of exotic experiences She lived in Yelapa Mexico for several years, and her work from that period reflects the heat and passion of the Mexican culture and way of life.

Pottz describes her work as expressionist, insightful and constantly evolving. She enjoys every aspect of painting – the visualization, the physical activity of painting , and the texture and life of the paint itself. She feels each piece she completes contains a tiny piece of herself – sometimes an unexpected, unrealized perspective. Her pieces range from figurative and abstract to narrative fantasy – rich in color, depth and personality.

 

Exhibits change monthly at the Attic Gallery

April 5th-April 29th: Arne Westerman and Hannah Westerman
Tues. through Sat., 11 – 5:00

Arne Westerman: watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings | Hannah Westerman: acrylic paintings

421 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA

On Exhibit for the month of April are paintings by Arne Westerman (March 24, 1997- April 17,2017).  This is a retrospective of his work that the Attic Gallery is honored to be presenting.  Arne, who was born in Portland, Oregon, attended Reed College before joining the war and serving in Germany during World War II.  After returning home, Arne earned his BS Degree from the University of Oregon.  For many years, Arne owned and managed Westerman Advertising Agency.  After retiring, he became a successful artist and teacher.  A signature member of the American Watercolor Society and many northwest artists’ associations, his paintings are included in the permanent collections of sixteen national museums as well as many public and private collections throughout the world.  He authored two books, “Paint Watercolors Filled With Light & Energy” and “Becoming An Artist Through Pain & Suffering”. 

Hannah Westerman, granddaughter of Arne Westerman, now lives in Philadelphia where she runs her own graphic design firm, Avenue West.  Originally from Portland, Oregon, Hannah was mentored by her grandfather from a young age.  Arne encouraged her to form her creative identity and pursue her interest in art.  She grew up attending art school and displaying her artwork in local galleries and venues.  Hannah attended Binghamton University where she majored in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design.  After graduation, Hannah launched her business in New Orleans where she lived for two years until moving to Philadelphia where she is a full time business owner, graphic designer, and artist.  The Attic Gallery is pleased to present Hannah’s original acrylic paintings on canvas for the month of April.

 

November 2 – December 1, 2018: Tommer Gonser
Tues. through Sat., 11 – 5:00
Tommer Gonser: Oil Paintings
421 NE Cedar Street, Camas, WA

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 add 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.

421 NE Cedar St
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