First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Kristal Passy
Kristal Passy, B.A., is a professional, fine art photographer with a passion for beauty and the way nature impacts our senses. When she is not working on-location or in her photo studio, Kristal can be found capturing the most interesting macro perspectives of flowers by lying on the ground or climbing into a blossoming trees. She considers macro photography to be meditation practice, allowing her to slow down, be present, and engage intimately with nature’s artistry. The exquisite beauty found in nature is an endless source of curiosity, inspiration, and wonder for her. Check out www.kristalpassy.com, for more information.
First Friday in Bend with Artist Bonnie Peacher
Designed to satisfy the senses, my paintings accentuate the aspect of beauty in any subject matter.
Inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alice Neel, Bonnie Peacher’s work is realistic, expressive, and full of intense color and texture. Travel, nature, and music inspire her, resulting in subject matter variations. Peacher is a magna cum laude graduate from Boise State University with a BFA in Painting/Art History. An ‘award winning’ artist, her work has been included in 100+ juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Bonnie’s other artistic endeavors include docenting at the Boise Art Museum, BOSCO President (Boise Open Studios Collective Organization), Treasure Valley Artist Alliance board member, exhibition committee, Garden City Library’s “Books and Brushes” curator, and Michael’s fine art painting teacher. To see more of Bonnies, work, visit www.artbypeacher.com.
Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Rosalyn Kliot
Rosalyn Kliot is an award winning and published artist, with works in private and corporate collections. Her mixed media collage paintings and fiber art wall hangings have been featured in various publications. She has shown in juried groups and solo exhibits nationally and in a travelling exhibition in Japan.
My passion is and has always been artmaking; I cannot remember a time when I was not doing art….it is an integral part of my being.