First Thursday in Portland’s Pearl District with Artist Teri Tompkins Read
Dianne Browning ~ Inspired by music and nature, Dianne loves designing in a large graphic style and creates patterns with lots of motion by using curved piecing (piecing or pieces?). Her use of silk, suede and decor fabrics gives her art enhanced texture and variety.
Helen Brisson ~ Helen’s work reflects her illustrative and graphic design background and her desire to take designs to the next level is often reflected in her dimensional pieces.
Barbara Doust – Boggess ~ Barbara enjoys using her hand dyed fabrics to create abstract pieces, incorporating curved lines to instill life and balance.
Kris Lang ~ Kris’ creative style is to work intuitively, exploring unique embellishment ideas in order to create one of a kind art quilts.
Leotie Richards ~ Leotie listens to jazz music to get into a loose and intuitive state of mind, as she creates her abstract art quilts. Experimenting with fresh new combinations of color, shapes and lines, she incorporates both ready-made and hand dyed fabrics into her designs.
Julia Jeans ~ With a diverse background, Julia creates an array of unique one-of-a-kind pieces that depicts mood and feeling, using hand dyed and printed fabrics.
Please join us Friday, October 7th at our Downtown Bend Office (821 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR) from 5 – 8 PM, to enjoy quilted artwork, as well as complimentary wine and appetizers.
First Friday in Vancouver with Artist Jennifer DeWeber
Jennifer deWeber is a painter, sculptor and inventor, with a passion for light, color and painterly realism created in a direct painting method. She paints commissioned portraits, landscapes andflorals. She also does ink painting on silk scarves, designs greeting cards and has invented a patented plein air easel that is lighter, more efficient and easy to carry than standard easels. Now residing in the lovely Woodland area of Washington state with her childhood sweetheart and best friend Kevin, she enjoys spending time with her family, raising chickens, ducks, goats and one giant golden doodle dog. When she isn’t reading books, having tea parties, or spending time in the garden
s, she creates works that reflect her love for beauty in landscapes and the ever intriguing human face.
Please join us Friday, October 7th at our Downtown Vancouver Office (402 W 8th St. Vancouver, WA) from 5-8 PM, to enjoy Jennifer’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 Anna Porter
Anna Porter began painting watercolors in art therapy in 1994
, and has been painting ever since. Her paintings are directly inﬂuenced by her love of nature and photography, which became both a passion and profession later in her life.
I am happiest when I am painting and photographing outside, at one with nature. I carry my digital camera with me everywhere, capturing images that move me. I am also an avid gardener, and my ﬂower gardens provide constant inspiration for my photography and my paintings. I learned how to paint using watercolor as my only medium. While some artists consider watercolor unforgiving and difﬁcult, I love surprises! I love the way that the water and paint effortlessly ﬂow across the paper, creating unique surprises within my paintings. Since then I have branched out to embrace other media like ﬂuid acrylic, gouache, pastels, collage, photography, digital media, and even a sculpture or two; however, watermedia and photography remain my favorite mediums.
Anna has been an active member of Oregon Society of Artists since 2012
, and has shown work in the OSA Gallery in Portland on a regular basis in monthly group exhibits. As an art student, her work was featured in the annual Sylvania Student Art Exhibitions in the North View Gallery at Portland Community College , where she was honored to receive multiple awards.
I am honored and thrilled to have my artwork displayed at Sotheby’s beautiful ofﬁces in Lake Oswego, OR in my ﬁrst solo art exhibit titled Anna’s Gardens, from October 20 to November 16, 2016. The exhibit will feature ﬂoral paintings and digital photography from my artist gardens in Lake Oswego, OR, as well as from public gardens in the Portland metro area, and from nature. My hope is that my artwork will help people notice and appreciate the beauty that is all around us, and that they will experience the same sense of awe and tranquility that I do in nature.
For more information, please feel free to contact Anna at email@example.com or visit her website at www.annaporterartist.com.
Please join us Thursday, October 20th at our Lake Oswego Office (310 N State Street, Suite 102, Lake Oswego, OR) from 4-7 PM, to enjoy Anna’s artwork, as well as live music, complimentary cocktails and appetizers.