Friday, December 28, 2012

Another Artful Vagabond Contribution on New Year's "Resolutions"

I was happy to once again be a part of the year's round up on day 363 in Serena Kovalosky's Artful Vagabond, 365 days of art and artists project, as it winds down and comes to an end, for this year at least. This time the question put out to artists was about New Year's Resolutions. You can see my contribution at:

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Artful Vagabond

Artful Vagabond

Serena Kovalosky

I am happy to be a part of the Artful Vagabond blog community of Serena Kovalosky who has created a vehicle to connect artist from around the world through their artwork and their words. Check out my contribution on favorite museum and a featured sculpture. Serena's project is 365 posts a year about art and artist. A great way to feel like a part of a larger artist's collective. More posts on her blog to come.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thank You Donate Dinner Volunteers!
Once again I was proud to be a Meals on Wheels volunteer. 
More than 1,200 individuals volunteered to distribute Donate Dinner cards at 25 independent grocers during the five days before Thanksgiving. We helped raise nearly $200,000 to provide meals for seniors this winter! If you didn't get a chance and would like to contribute, you can still Donate Dinneronline!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Exhibition Announcement

Thanks to the amazingly creative Jenni, I have an awesome announcement for the upcoming juried exhibit Taproot at Gallery 114.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


“We do not have to be long in the woods to experience the always rather anxious impression of ‘going deeper and deeper’ into a limitless world….” 
--Gaston Bachelard

Gallery 114’s annual juried show Taproot examines the artist’s impulse toward meaning-making, toward the process of finding the source. What in daily life provides context, gives form to meaning? Rather than put forth a set of specific content criteria, the Gallery was looking for submissions that either draw from or describe this impulse, what connects the artist to this limitless world.

That call for submissions seemed like a call I could not ignore. I feel like all the art that I create, is an impulse toward meaning-making and that process always leads me on a journey to find the source. Without expectation, I always arrive at a place I could have never anticipated, and that keeps me forever engaged in art making.

I was delighted to find out that all four of the pieces that I submitted to the jurors of this exhibit, were accepted for Taproot.

Gallery 114 is the only established gallery in Portland that has persisted in allowing its artists absolute artistic freedom throughout its 20-year history.
Founded in 1990 as an artist collective, Gallery 114 and its members have consistently produced a diversity of art work. Paintinsg, sculpture, photography and installation can be seen from its members, as well as curated events. The gallery is located at 1100 NW Glisan.

Gallery 114 will host Taproot during it's First Thursday opening reception on January 3, 2013 from 6-9pm. The gallery is opened Thursday-Sunday 12-6 pm.