Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thirty! Art Show 12.07.07

Hi All,

Well, the Thirty! Art Show was more than I ever hoped it would be. For those of you who did not get my practically daily emails/postings building up to the show, the idea was for 30 artists to create 30 paintings in 30 days. Each artist was provided pre-cut, 8" x 8" wood on Nov 1st, and had 30 days to create 30 pieces. Dry, ready- to- be- hung work was dropped off on December 1st.

Before the show, I went to dinner in the neighborhood. As I crossed Burnside st, I tried to remember which side street the show was on. As seen above, I saw a long line out a door and around the corner along Burnside of people waiting to get in. I couldn't believe this was a line for the art show! It looked more like a line for people waiting to see some famous band or something, but no, Portland is just a city full of amazing art supporters.

At about 7 pm, I managed to sneek in, while my friends waited in line for about 15 minutes. Once inside, it was standing room only. (If you click the above picture to enlarge, you will find me in the left back corner, with the red eyes) The venue wasn't enormous, but by no means tiny. It was a bit overwhelming, but so exciting too. People were given stickers to write their names on, and volunteers (dressed in white) would mark pieces, and buyers could take the pieces off the walls at their leisure. It took a while to move around at first, with everybody trying to get first dibbs on pieces. I ended up leaving to get drinks with friends after the first hour, and waited for the crowd to die down a little. The show still had 3 more hours. By the end of the night, the group as a whole sold well over 600 paintings in 4 hours. I sold 24 of 30, which I was very pleased about.

The paintings were sold for $30 each, $20 of which went to the artists, the remaining $10 went to OM Tradition Arts, the Healing Arts facility where the show took place. In order to be fairly compensated for my time and materials, I aimed at spending no more than 2 hours on each piece. Of course paintings can be stubborn at times, but for the most part, I kept to that schedule.

Below are more photos of the event, as well as all thirty of my pieces. The remaining pieces are available for $30 each, plus shipping. I can also make prints of any of the 30 for $18 each, plus shipping.

For more detail, click on any image to enlargel. I would love any comments/feedback. Thanks for looking!

Photos of THIRTY!

The Paintings..............

30. Yellow Flowers *sold*

29. Beach Rocks, with Love *sold*

28. Circles and Flowers *sold*

27. Two Hands, Ten Bitten Nails

26. Three Hearts *sold*

25. This Cat Could Be Yours *sold*

24. Wild Flowers *sold*

23. Hanging by the Telowire

22. This is Now (That Was Then) *sold*

21. Red Fireball with Tentacles *sold*

20. Dangling Kelp *sold*

19. On the Porch with Sadie *sold*

18. Swimming in a Sea of Lips *sold*

17. Spiraling Fruitcake *sold*

16. Delicacy

15. I Think I Knew That This Would Happen. *sold*

14. Missing You *sold*

13. Blossoms in the Wintertime *sold*

12. Odd-Hipped Woman in Purple Dress
Leaning Against Heater for Support

11. Dead Dandy *sold*

10. Dead Poppies *sold*

9. Fat Daisies *sold*

8. Five Daisies *sold*

7. Hanging Blue Flowers *sold*

6. Angel Girls *sold*

5. Imagined Blue Ribbon Shoes

4. Girl with Closed Eyes

3. It's Fun to Paint *sold*

2. Come Ye Back *sold*

1. Two Suns *sold*

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Thirty! Art Show

Hi there, I have been hiding out for a while. But, soon I will be painting like a mad woman. I am involved in an an art show that requires making 30 small paintings during the month of November. The idea is for thirty artists to create thirty paintings in 30 days, and they are sold one night only for 30 dollars apiece. Today is November 3rd, the panels are gessoed and sanded, and now it's time to get busy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Show is Up!

Come on by and see my paintings/collages from Aug 4th- Oct. 6th
at the Alberta Street Oyster Bar and Grill,
2926 NE Alberta Street in Portland!
Have a drink, eat some oysters and take in some art!

hanging the show

My sister, Kyla and friend, Jill were a great helpers. Thanks guys!

Alberta Oyster Bar @ Night

Lola On My Mind

Currently Showing at the Alberta Street Oyster Bar
Oil on Wood **sold**

Past in My Present

Currently Showing at the Alberta Street Oyster Bar
Oil on Wood

Monday, August 6, 2007

Orange Daisy Collage

Currently Showing at Alberta St. Oyster Bar
Pressed Flowers, acrylic paint, varnished in resin

small pressed flower collage

Currently showing at The Alberta Oyster Bar
Pressed Flowers and Acrylic Paint on 6 wooden tiles
Varnished in resin. Approx 12" x 8" $85

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Alberta Oyster Bar Show

Here is a preview of what I will be showing soon at the Alberta Oyster Bar and Grill. I am hanging the show August 4th, and it will run through October 6th. Stay tuned for updates!