Hello, Goodbye: Ghosts and Shadows

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Annunciation, encaustic monotype on Japanese Kofu rice paper,    12″ x 12″

Michele Sabatier’s show at Karuna Contemplative Living includes twenty encaustic  monoprints inspired by “meditation on beginnings, endings, and their cyclical natures that often blur the distinction between the two.” Using naturally derived pigments with beeswax and damar resin, she incorporates objects left behind by the tide to print and emboss on rice paper. The show runs through January.

To see more of Michele’s work, visit http://www.msabatier.com

Karuna Contemplative Living

1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR

Mon-Fri 10am-3pm; Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed

 

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Cows Around the World

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Rescued: Thailand  Pastel, 18 x 24″

Marty Urman displays pastels at the Portland Bottle Shop in January and February 2019. Her long love of cows is captured in her colorful images. “Rescued: Thailand” (above) is a cow from a non-profit animal sanctuary in Chang Mai, Thailand. The Elephant Nature Park supports one hundred retired and maimed elephants, several hundred dogs, and other needy livestock. Despite her damaged horn, this gal looks very content! Other images are from Costa Rica, Mexico, Ireland and the USA.

 

The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202

Open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

Gamblin Paint Tour

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In December the group was treated to a private tour of the Gamblin Oil Paint facility in southeast Portland. Our delightful and knowledgeable guide, Mary, showed us the process of making oil paint from mixing to milling to packaging to shipping services; all done on site with six employees. The hands-on system was simple, straight forward, and remarkable with color matching done by Mark’s eye — no computer needed!

Here is our group posing in front of the color samples created by this unique company, born and raised in Portland, Oregon.

And while we were in the holiday spirit, we took ourselves to lunch at Clark Lewis.

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Judi Davis Photography

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Photography by Judi Davis is featured through December 2018 at The Portland Bottle Shop. Her newest work includes vibrant images from ancient canals in Venice.

The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13th Avenue in Sellwood

Portland, OR 97202

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

 

Beach Retreat

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Cindy Geffel, Judi Davis, Beth Collins, Marty Urman, and Sheila DeLaquil at Lincoln City Cabana overlooking the Pacific waves

Five LCAC artists enjoyed a beach weekend in Lincoln City in October. Graced with both rough and tumble weather and sweet ocean breezes, the group settled into the local cabana to learn new art techniques, create their own work, and get to know each other. It was the perfect weekend to explore ideas for the future of the group between beach walks and good food. The annual retreat is hosted by the LCAC.

Acrylic artist Cindy Geffel brought a boxful of paints and brushes and gave a demonstration of collage techniques. Marty Urman gave a brief talk about pastels and gave everyone an opportunity to push chalk around paper.

 

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Cindy Geffel acrylic demonstration
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A rough ocean created by Judi Davis in pastel
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And a sunny day for beach walk

PhotoCamp PDX

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LCAC artist Judi Davis worked with children at PhotoCamp PDX this summer. Their finished work was displayed at Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters in Sellwood in June and July. The week-long session instructed students on how to compose, capture, edit, print, and share their photos. The camp concluded with a Gallery Walk for family and friends to celebrate the talented photographers’ work.

 

 

 

“LOVE PDX” Group Installation

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New work by the Left Coast Artist Collective through June 2018

Beth Collins, Judi Davis, Sheila DeLaquil, Laura Garnier, Dana Gillen-Klaebe, Ann Ott-Cooper, Nancy Powell, Ellen Reardon, Michele Sabatier, Irene Stauffer, Marty Urman

The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13th Avenue in Sellwood

Portland, OR 97202

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

 

Exhibit at Gallery 114

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Sheila DeLaquil’s works, “Kokopelli” and “Submerged #4″ are featured at the Future Tellers exhibit at Gallery 114 through July 1, 2017. Artists tackle questions about the world of tomorrow: what will politics, science, technology, the human condition, and making art look like? Do artists foresee a world of fear or hope? Feel empowered or endangered? Artists respond to these questions in diverse media, telling their stories of the future.

Gallery 114

1100 NW Glisan Avenue, Portland OR 97209  503 243-3356

Gallery open Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm

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“Kokopelli”
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“Submerged #4”

Docent Art Show at the Geezer Gallery

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The Geezer Gallery presents an all-female exhibition inspired by the Artists Repertory Theatre’s all-female production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
The Geezer Gallery is proud to have partnered with the Portland Art Museum’s docents to create a diverse show to exhibit the docents’ personal artwork. The Docent Council is a passionate group of art enthusiasts who pursue avenues to share their knowledge of the fine arts with the community at The Portland Art Museum. There will be over 20 docents participating in this unique show that celebrates this group’s successful women in all mediums of the art world. Through performance or fine art, these women’s expression will be empowering and inspiring. Click HERE for more information regarding this exhibition!

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Artist Sheila DeLaquil will be participating in the 4th Annual Living Mark Exhibition! See details below!

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Verum Ultimum Gallery

Opening Reception – Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM

3014 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, OR 97211

https://www.verumultimumartgallery.com

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“Hugs and Kisses” is a lighthearted take on love. It’s full of warm tones and makes me think of hugging and kissing my grandson.
“Hugs and Kisses” was created using acrylic paint and caran d’ache crayons on paper mounted on birch panel.
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