I’m happy to be showing in a Pop Up gallery for a 37 day long show for the holidays.
The Rain Spark Gallery is in downtown Lake Oswego on “A” Avenue next to Sur La Table. It will be open November 16th through December 23rd. Hours are 11AM to 7PM Monday through Saturday and 11AM to 5PM on Sunday.
There are receptions every Thursday 5PM to 7PM & a fundraiser for the West Women’s Shelter on Sunday, December 10th, 1PM to 4PM.
Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
The Oregonian’s Home & Garden section wrote a piece on the Local 14 art show last September. In the article they featured a photograph of my work with small mention. OregonLive’s coverage was more in depth about the show. It included extended copy with additional photographs of my and other participants work.
PROVIDENCE FESTIVAL OF THE TREES
This is the first year a non-living tree will be exhibited and auctioned for the Providence Festival of the Trees this year. It will benefit the hospital’s cancer research and services. I built an 8’H steel art deco tree sculpture for the event. As part of the theme all the elements in the 10×10 booth will be gold, silver and bronze with iconography from the 20’s. That aspect will be designed by my partner on the project, Sam Hull, who runs the non-profit ARTemis. It’s a group that seeks to promote female artists. Here’s a video about their mission.
I am supplying 10 FREE TICKETS TO THE EVENT. Feel free to contact me and I’ll send one or a pair. Please get in touch soon as I’m not sure how long they’ll last.
Oregon Convention Center
December 2nd 10:30AM – 8PM
December 3RD 9Am -5PM
IRVINGTON TRELLIS SYSTEM
I designed, built and installed a set of four trellises for a beautiful historic Irvington residence. I was inspired by the home’s layered roofline and designed the trellises to capture that 20’s style. Pictured is the clematis and the hydrangea trellis. The clematis is an L-shape to hug the exterior wall of the porch. 4’H x 2’W and 4’H x 9’W. The hydrangea trellis is 4’H x 5’W. They are all powder coated in a neutral grey.
REMAINING SHOWS OF THE YEAR:
My work can always be found at Artistic Portland downtown on 3rd and Taylor. Stop by and check out this unique store. It’s an artists co-op with over 50 individuals that make and sell handmade goods. We host first Thursday events and art classes.
This sign is for a home business in Camas, WA. Elida is a professional artist and painting teacher.
The 40H x 40W sign sits on a 2′ concrete wall at the base of the driveway and along the sidewalk. The 20″ red center piece is her laser cut initial, powder coated. The four corners hold 8″ x 8″ x 1″ slabs of Blenko glass. The box tube frame is filled with a variety of textures; perforated steel, expanded mesh and woven mesh. It’s bolted down with tabs along the base as well as a vertical T bracket.
CLIENT REVIEW: “I am a professional artist who owns my own art studio/gallery. I needed an Art Sign for my studio and gallery that wasn’t your typical sign, but rather an art installation. I loved Shelly’s work and knew that she would be the perfect person to create something specific and unique for my space. I had a special area on on retaining wall where the piece needed to go. She worked with me over the next several months, helping me to come up with the design, the right materials and even how to install the piece. In the end, we were able to put my initial in the middle, in a vibrant red square, stain glass along the sides, and a mix of metals throughout. It is so beautiful and is a show stopper for anyone who visits my studio. I’ve received countless compliments and I am extremely happy with the end result! Now I’m looking for more spaces to have her create other things! She is an amazing artist and person and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her and have one of her pieces here with me now forever. Elida
This is Debbie and Ron’s new ‘Bubble Screen’ set into their landscape. The tube stock frame contains a variety of disc sizes. They run from 1/16″ thick to 1″ thick and 3/4″ wide – 13″ wide. The hand bent strap rings are 1/2″ – 1″ thick. This variety allows for lots of movement and depth as you move around the piece. 6’H x 3′ W -client photo
Olivia and Clint commissioned this pair of red sprites for a corner of their beautiful backyard garden.
The rock used here was also used in the Lan Su Chinese Garden. -client photo
CLIENT PHOTOS OF WORK:
My piece ‘Target’ is on the far right next to Brian Keith Scott’s totem. 7’H x 16″W
Here is my latest piece, Crescent. 10’H x 2′ 6″ W.
Bull’s Eye: Reflectors, copper, laser cut remnants, fire poker base and drops.
Flower Wreath: Aluminum, beads, steel and copper. 18″W
FINAL SHOWS OF THE YEAR:
LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.
ART IN THE BURBS at Tigard High School, October 14th – 16th.
These are some recently received client photos of custom and show pieces I’ve built.
I love to see how they look after I let them go out into the world. Thanks to all that sent them in!
planetary, 4′ H x 24″ W
custom holiday stocking tree
red monolith, 4’H
a natural spiral captured in a web inside the spiral of this mist trellis
These are my remaining shows for the rest of the year. Starting with this weekend!
ART OVER MACLEAY PARK held in a NW Victorian cottage along Forest Park in Portland, May 21st & 22nd.
CAMP CATUS held in an artist’s studio in the Hollywood district, June 3rd – 4th.
ANLD GARDEN TOUR My work will be on display in the Ohlson garden in Ladd’s Addition. Her book The Soil Will Save Us was the 2015 finalist for Oregon Book Awards and winner of the 2015 Books for a Better Life (Green category). Amy Whitworth of Plan-It-Earth Design is the garden designer. Saturday June 18th.
RECYCLED ARTS FESTIVAL in Vancouver at Esther Short Park, June 25th & 26th.
CRACKEDPOTS at McMenimin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, July 19th & 20th.
ARTISTS OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELD in Damascus with a view of Mt. Hood, August 20th & 21st.
LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.
This show is a fundraiser for Buckman’s art program. It’s a really fun show to be a part of. Be sure to check out the section of student’s art for sale too. I can never leave empty handed.