Sunday, January 31, 2010

talks and tours

I am going to be starting hosting art talks at the Living Room 1422 NE Alberta. If you would like to speak or having any great ideas for other speakers or subjects please let me know.

Also The deadline for Portland Open Studios is March 15th visit for more information. There is a scholarship available for artist under 30. This is a great event and a great way to get your work noticed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bye bye Caren and Carl. Bye bye crying, jackalope, riding a unicorn into the sunset velvet painting

When I passed the crying clown on my way out of the Velveteria Museum on Saturday, I paused and gave it a knowing look. The owners of this classic Portland keepsake are moving to "dryer" pastures, and taking their 2,000 velvet paintings with them. Caren and Carl are talking about the possibility of re-opening the black fuzzy palace in Ventura California.

Before I moved to Portland I read "Fugitives and Refugees, A Walk in Portland" Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk. Since I considered myself a refugee I planned to visit all the odd places in Portland that Chuck wrote about. From Voodoo doughnuts all the way to the self cleaning house in Newberg. The Velveteria was one of the many places I always assumed I would make it to sometime... I am so glad I went before they packed it all up. It was truly a must have experience. They will be greatly missed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Last Thursday at The Living Room with Bite Studio

Join Art Scout and the ladies of the Living Room for our salute to printmaking. We will be showcasing the work of 10 members from Bite Studio
Featured prints from
Jenn Feeney
Shawn Demarest
MaryAnn Puls
Chris Gaslin
George Strider
Mathew Courtway
Matt Carlson
Elisabeth Walden
Larry Daane
Charlene Happel
Cameron Thomsen
We will have lively entertainment, food, and wine. So join at 1422 NE Alberts St. Thursday 28th from 5-8pm

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Artist Reception for Louis Delegato

Studio 2507: 2507 SE Clinton St.
Jan 8th 6-9pm
Come meet the artist and join Annie Meyer and I for wine and snacks.
Louis Delegato is a painter and a sculptor he works mostly with steel and glass his work is powerful and dark.