Upcoming September Art Walks

First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Reid Trevarthen

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Born in 1990, and a life-long resident of the Pacific Northwest, Reid Trevarthen uses the medium of collage, to visualize the interconnected and complex relationships between people, the planet, and the universe as a whole. His self-taught technique draws inspiration from the work of Chuck Close, Jasper Johns and Dali, among others. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, Trevarthen is a member of North Bank Artists Community Project in Vancouver, WA.
Please join us Thursday, September 1st at our Pearl District Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy Reid Trevarthen’s art, as well as live music, wine, appetizers and spirit sampling courtesy of Crafted Life.
 

First Friday in Bend with the Central Oregon Studio Art Quilt Associates

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This month, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty’s Bend office will be hosting members of the Central Oregon Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. (SAQA). SAQA is an international non-profit organization, founded in 1989 to serve artists working in the art quilt medium, as well as teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors who recognize the importance of the art quilt.  Oregon has a very active community of art quilters, including SAQA members in four local groups. SAQA was established five years ago; the 40 members meet ten times annually. Unified by size (18″ by 40″ or 40″ by 18″), the art quilts are abstract and representational, appliquéd and pieced, embellished and painted, machine stitched and hand quilted.
Participating artists are: Dianne Browning, Betty Anne Guadalupe, Judy Beaver, Helen Brisson, Sharon Carvalho, Barbara Doust-Boggess, Carole Elsbree, Sheila Finzer, Betty Gientke, Torrie Gordon, Tierney Hogan, June Jaeger, Sarah Kaufman, Charlene Kenney, Kathy Kutansky, Kris Lang, Donna Rice, Martha Sanders, Linda Saukkonen, Kristin Shields, Marion Shimoda, Patti Stewart, Jan McBrien-Tetzlaff, Joan Upshaw, Jean Wells Keenan, Jody Rusconi and Deb Wilkinson.

Please join us Friday, September 2nd at our Downtown Bend Office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy the quilted artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.
 

First Friday in Vancouver with Artist Katey Sandy

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Katey  Sandy studied art at San Diego State and graduated with an Art Education degree.  She taught junior high school art for 3 years in San Diego, leaving to start a family. When returning to work, Katey received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and worked in that field for 35 years. Her desire to experiment, explore new ideas, and create in a variety of mediums was kept alive as I worked with young children and college students.  Art was always a curriculum focus in the classes Katey taught and in the schools where she was the director. Katey  returned to painting after retiring in 2007 from the Education Dept. at Warner Pacific College in Portland Or.
Katey is currently am a member of the Southwest Washington Water Color Society, the Washington Society of Artist, Columbian Art Association and Mosaic Art Alliance and teaches abstract painting & montage design for the Mature Learning Program at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. Her work is represented by the Camas Art Gallery, Camas, WA.
Please join us Friday, September 2nd at our Downtown Vancouver Office (402 W 8th St. Vancouver, WA) from 5-8 PM, to enjoy Katey Sandy’s artwork, as well as live music and complimentary wine and appetizers. For more information on downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk, visit here.
 

Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist George Porter

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George Porter began painting under Richard Mullins at Stanford University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Fine Art. He continued his art studies under Larry Gluck at Mission Renaissance in Los Angeles, where he acquired an appreciation for master techniques, doing reproductions of Rembrandt, Velasquez, Monet, Manet, Benson, Degas, Sisley and Van Gogh. George eventually moved to Oregon  to raise a family with his wife. In the late 90s, he studied oil painting, once again, at Portland Community College under Joseph Mann.
Currently George’s “recapitulating” art style is a blend of classic Renaissance art, Neo-Impressionism and Luminism, with its roots in layers of colored crayons and Gerber Baby Food finger paint.His most recent painting incorporates metaphorical imagery in allegorical themes about modern American politics, drawn from both the current political theater and the devolving American culture all around us.

For inspiration, I draw on digital media content that allows me to travel in space and time, from photography taken during my own travels, from art books, and from images provided by clients for commissioned artwork. My process often involves creating a collage of landscape scenery, interweaving photography, and adding drawings to create a unique composition. I then draw the final composition by hand on a prepared canvas, and paint it with new open acrylic paints, using master techniques that I have learned over a lifetime of studying and creating fine art. The result is a treasured painting that creates a lasting memory, a tribute to beloved people, places and things, and special memories for my clients. Through this process, I not only create a beautiful work of art, but also develop beautiful new friendships and friends for life.

Please join us Thursday, September 15th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR) from 4-7 PM, to enjoy George’s artwork, as well as live music, complimentary cocktails and appetizers.
 


Upcoming August Art Walks

First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Kalvin Panther

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Kalvin Panther is a self-taught illustrator and graphic artist. Growing up with comic books and in the skateboard culture, Kalvin has always been attracted to illustrated art but did not serious about it until 2005, when he began building concert posters for a promotion company he operated with a close friend. From there, he began drawing commissioned pieces of pop icons, often with tightly scripted text, pulled from the respective subjects field of work, filling the background. In-between commissions, Kalvin will spend hours on intricately lined abstract forms drawn over either his own prose and poetry or bold rich color. Rolling thick interior house paint onto sheetrock between layers of polyurethane creates a subtle layering effect. “The tedious line work is cathartic and necessary for me – if someone sees it and enjoys a piece enough to make it a part of their life, that’s just an amazing compliment I am happy to receive.”
Please join us Thursday, August 4th at our Pearl District Office (1321 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy Kalvin Panther’s art, as well as wine, appetizers and spirit sampling courtesy of Crafted Life.
 

First Friday in Bend with Artist Norma Holmes

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Norma Holmes is a native Californian, born in Carmel. She sold her beloved horse farm in Pescadero, CA and moved to the picturesque town of Sisters, Oregon, in 1991. She was drawn to the Northwest and its beauty continues to inspire her painting.
Holmes is a signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society and a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. Other affiliations include American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society.
Norma’s work has won many awards in both national and international exhibits and has been published in: American Art Collector 2013, Southwest Art 2011 and many times in the Pastel Journal. The local media have published her story in Arts and Entertainment Magazine, The  Bulletin and The Nugget Newspaper.
She is represented by Mockingbird Gallery in downtown Bend, Oregon.
Please join us Friday, August 5th at our Downtown Bend Office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy Norma’s artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.
 

First Friday in Vancouver with Artist Susan Mitchell

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Susan Mitchell has been an exhibiting artist, in the Pacific Northwest, for over 30 years, while teaching private workshops and classes at community colleges. She is fluent in many mediums, including: pastels, oil &cold wax and photography and is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Northwest Oil Painters Guild.

“I came to my success as an abstract painter through my experience with the landscape.  As an avid hiker, I’m often out in nature observing the atmosphere, land and light.  My excitement for abstract comes from taking the landscape apart and putting it back together with the process of confident strokes and a passion for color.”

Please join us Friday, August 5th at our Downtown Vancouver Office (402 W 8th St. Vancouver, WA) from 5-8 PM, to enjoy Susan Mitchell’s artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers. For more information on downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk, visit here.
 

Third Thursday in Lake Oswego with Artist Linda Mraz

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Linda Mraz is a Lake Oswego artist who wears many hats – she is a painter, collage artist, sculptor, commercial actress and harpist. Her early interest in the arts began with sandbox sculptures, school plays and poems but did not  seriously develop until mid-life when relocation and illness interrupted her career as a professional counselor.
Mraz’s painting is primarily focused on water media, but most recently, has featured acrylic and mixed media.  Her style reflects an abstract architectural quality, with strong use of color and high contrast black and white, as well as a fascination with nature, texture and form. She is also  influenced by  ones spiritual connection to the earth.
Linda has exhibited at: the former Hatfield Gallery, the Gottleib Gallery, the Belinki and Duprey Gallery, the Lawrence and Heart Galleries in Portland, the former Copper Leaf Gallery in Troutdale and multiple local businesses and venues. She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, National Collage Society (signature member) and Lake Area Artists and has won awards too numerous to list.
Please join us Thursday, August 18th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR) from 4-7 PM, to enjoy Linda’s artwork and enjoy complimentary cocktails and appetizers.