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So happy with this stained glass frame and centerpiece I designed and installed. Thank you Carrie and David for the opportunity to create this intoxicating addition to your veranda! More on this project in the upcoming spring newsletter.

Open Studio 2022

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Hi all!

I hope your summers have been going well. Overall the season feels cooler which is enjoyable.

I’m excited to be hosting my second annual Open Studio on August 26th – 28th. This event is very significant for me as I’ve reached a couple of major milestones. This summer is the 10th anniversary of Indio Metal Arts! I’m so grateful for all the love and support I’ve received over the years. It’s allowed me to continue being creative with and for this community which is what I love to do. It’s also my 50th year of my life on the 27th. There’s a lot of reflection, celebration and momentum! What a year to celebrate with you next weekend.

During the Open Studio, I will give demonstrations, be available for consultations and have work for sale. There will also be good deals on close out designs. Joining me is blacksmith Alex de Bont who builds finely crafted hand tools and garden implements. Watch his process and mad skills while he demonstrates in the main shop. We look forward to seeing you at Indio Metal Arts, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, 97202.

In other news, I’m honored to have received a scholarship from the Creative Metal Arts Guild to attend FrogwoodIt’s a week long immersive experience with invited artists from the PNW and around the world that come together to share skills and create sculpture collaboratively. I’m so curious how this artistic event will broaden my practice. This is something I’ve wanted to do for many years and am so grateful for the opportunity!

With artistic collaboration in mind, I have several new connections and projects coming up.  I’ll be working with glass artist James Scott Stephenson on a large glass and steel private memorial sculpture. Mosaic glass and ceramic artist Karen Rycheck and I have our sights on large public art. I also just began a second collaboration with artist Chayo Wilson on a large scale ceramic and steel
figure. Keep an eye out for these and more on my Instagram page.

In September, I’m excited to visit the coast at Manzanita! The Hoffman Center for the Artsis having a plant sale where I’ll be selling trellises. Its being held in the Wonder Garden, the botanical grounds adjoining the center, September 10th, 10-1PM.

October 6th – 30th, I’ll be showing in “Another Realm”, a group show with Erica Gibson, Jeanne Steffan, Anna Magruder and Sharon Jonquil at Sidestreet Arts.

The Rain Spark Gallery is always a gorgeous holiday shopping experience in Lake Oswego. This pop-up gallery runs from late October through December. Venue TBD. Follow their website for updates.

If you need anything metal fabricated, feel free to contact me. If you aren’t sure exactly what you want, I’m a great designer and we can find a solution you’ll love. 

Thank you for all your support through the year! 

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Remaining In Person Shows 2022

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Come say hi if you’re in the area. These are the fine shows and open studio event, that I’ll be exhibiting my new work at!

SALEM ART FAIR & FESTIVAL located in beautiful Bush’s Pasture Park just outside downtown Salem, July 15th -17th.

CHEHELEM MOUNTAIN ART AFFAIR an intimate art show featuring juried artisans in the beautiful Chehalem community SW of Portland in Scholls, July 30th – 31st.      

INDIO METAL ARTS 1ST OPEN STUDIO & SALE Please join me in my studio for live demonstrations. I’ll be available for consultations and the sale of fine and functional art. I’ll also be having a sale on discontinued styles. August 26th-28th, 10-6PM, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, 97202.

HOFFMAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS plant and sculpture sale in the Hoffman Wonder Garden, 594 Laneda Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130, September 10th

Open Studio July 16th – 18th, 10 – 6PM

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I’m excited to hold my first self promoted open studio event and hope you can make it out this weekend. It’s the 16th-18th, 10-6PM at 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave. There will be fine and functional art on display. Just this week I created several large sculptures that I look forward to sharing. I’ll be giving demonstrations as well as be available for consultations. I’m also having my first discount sale, the Once Every 9 Years Sale, lol. These will be discontinued styles and one offs.

I’ll be joined by my shop mate Alex De Bont of Somber Crow Works. He’s a blacksmith who creates fine hand crafted garden tools, sculpture and custom objects. He’ll share his space, process and have items for sale. Please see my latest newsletter for more information.

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New Work, Community, and Remaining Shows of 2019

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LARGE SCALE

SMALL SCALE

CLIENT PHOTOS & DELIVERIES


WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS TOUR, June 21st. Seven Portland area private gardens were available for viewing on a self guided tour. I had the pleasure of placing work throughout the gorgeous landscape of one of the homes. Thank you to the Smith’s and Elida from All Oregon Landscaping!

PORTLAND MODERN HOME TOUR, June 1st. I built this piece for a client as their home was being remodeled by M.O. Daby Designs. It’s mounted in the cavity of a pocket door and is visible when the door is closed. This home was among the 8 included on the tour.

FULL HOUSE FOR CAREER DAY. Thanks to the 8th graders from Bridger Elementary School who stopped by WatershedPDX to see the space. They had the chance to talk with several artists and other small business owners. It was a pleasure to meet them all and share my story with them.

ARTISTIC PORTLAND I’ve exhibited with this co-op for three years and am so proud to work with these 40+ fabulous artists. I’ll be doing a demonstration with several other artists 11-4PM as part of the day time festivities. Stop by for cake and celebrate with us. There is so much planned.

DANGER GARDEN I’m so grateful to have my work mentioned in Loree’s web blog. I had the pleasure of meeting her at Cracked Pots last year where she picked up one of my Condo Planters. What a delight. Thank you!


SHOW SCHEDULE 2019

MULTNOMAH ART CENTER GALLERY Pacific Northwest Sculptors present, “Unmatched Pairs”, which is a collaboration between its members. There are 10 pairs of artists. On exhibit will be one piece from each person and one of their collaborations. September 6th – October 1st. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 6th, 7-9PM.

FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Troutdale at Glenn Auto Park, September 21st & 22nd. I’ll be doing demonstrations under the pavilion with 3 other Pacific Northwest Sculptors.

ArtReach Gallery.  Pacific Northwest Sculptors joins the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association in a group show called, “Making Space“, October 12th-15th. This is in conjunction with the International Sculpture Conference held across the street at the Portland Art Museum. Opening Reception October 12th, 1-4PM.

LOCAL 14 at the World Forestry Center, October 4th – 6th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY seasonal gallery in Lake Oswego, 310 SE State Street, #108. I’ll be giving an artist talk December 26th during the 5-7PM reception. October 24th – December 29th.

SHOW SCHEDULE 2020

OSA MONOTYPE PARTY Honored to be included with 35th other artists to raise money for the non-profit, Oregon Society of Artists. All artists create prints on Saturday that will be hung that night for the reception. It’s going to be fun time. Hope to see you there!

Opening Reception February 1st, 6pm – 8pm.

First Thursday Reception February 6th, 6-8pm.

2185 SW Park Place

HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Invited to showcase 7 of my largest pieces in the landscape exhibit section of the show at the entrance, the Expo Center, February 20th- 23rd.

CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY First Look Gala includes live jazz and hors d’ oeuvres, $10.00. Free entry Friday- Sunday. Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, March 5th – 8th.

BONSAI AKIRA OPEN STUDIO Come and visit the display garden in its glorious springtime beauty. I’ll have my work among the plants and bonsai. April 25th, 11-5pm. On Ellis directly off Milwaukie Ave.

LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS  at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego,  June 26th – 28th. cancelled

SALEM ART FAIR & FESTIVAL  online virtual show, begins at 9AM and ends Sunday at 9PM, follow this link to attend July 18th & 19th.

CHARBONNEAU FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS online virtual show with music and art, October 1st – 31st.

THE GATHERING OF THE GUILDS which includes my guild, the CREATIVE METAL ARTS GUILD will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, May 1st – 3rd. Six guilds will show their work: Wood, Glass, Bead, Weavers, Metal and ceramic. See me in Booth 1-M. cancelled, possible virtual show.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY seasonal gallery in Lake Oswego on State Street. New website for online sales in progress now, check back for updates.


Thank you for all your support.

Enjoy the Summer Season!

New Work, Spring Updates and Show Schedule for 2019

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NEW WORK

SMALL SCALE

LARGE SCALE


CLIENT PHOTOS

 


WORKING ON A COMMISSION

BUBBLE SCREEN WALL HANGING


THE FURBALL: CATURDAY NIGHT FEVER was a blast! I donated this Bird in a Nest which raised $180.00 for the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. So many people gave generously to the all the silent and public auction items. Such a great cause and so much fun! If you need help with a feral cat population near you or you need to spay/neuter your own pets, call the FCCO.


SHOW SCHEDULE

LAKE OSWEGO READS I’m honored to participate in the Lake Oswego Reads program this year, an annual event sponsored by the Lake Oswego Public Library. In it, 20 artists read a novel then create one piece inspired by it. It travels to 9 locations throughout the year, with month long viewing at each. All pieces are available for sale. Opening reception at the Lakewood Center for the Arts on February 4th.

THE GATHERING OF THE GUILDS which includes my guild, the CREATIVE METAL ARTS GUILD will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, April 26th – 28th. Six guilds will show their work: Wood, Glass, Bead, Weavers, Metal and ceramic. See me in Booth 1-M.

21ST ANNUAL FURBALL: CATURDAY NIGHT FEVER I’m excited to have donated a piece for this event. Help the Feral Cat Coalition raise money with silent and live auctions. Come to the Portland Art Museum and celebrate with food, drinks and disco dancing for a good cause, ticket available at the FCCO website, May 4th.

ASSOCIATION OF NW LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS TOUR I’m honored to display my work in a beautiful home landscape located in Lake Oswego, June 22nd. This is a guided tour with presentations by each professional designer. Check website for tickets.

LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS  at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego,  June 21st – 23rd.

SALEM ART FAIR & FESTIVAL at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem, July 19th – 21st.

MULTNOMAH ART CENTER GALLERY Pacific Northwest Sculptors present, “Unmatched Pairs”, which is a collaboration between its members. There are 10 pairs of artists. On exhibit will be one piece from each person and one of their collaborations. September 6th – October 1st.

FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Troutdale at Glenn Auto Park, September 21st & 22nd. I’ll be doing demonstrations under the pavilion with 5 other Pacific Northwest Sculptors.

International Sculpture Conference, events TBD, October 12th-15th.

LOCAL 14 at the World Forestry Center, October 4th – 6th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 12th & 13th and 19th & 20th.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY seasonal gallery, location TBD, November – December.


Enjoy the Spring Season!


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A Trio of Artist Process Videos for Latest Figurative Sculpture

I think these videos do a great job of showing what went into building this latest sculpture. It’s a 6’H steel figure based on a piece from a Kwakuitl village known as Fort Rupert, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada.


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Figure Commission Completed for Spring

I’m very excited to be delivering this commission next week to a property on the edge of Forest Park with a view of the Willamette River. What a beautiful setting!

My client has an interest in native art from around the world. He owns a collection of hand carved wooden pieces acquired during his travels. He wanted a life-sized figure for the landscape in that style. We went through several books of images to find this First Nation’s figure which I recreated in steel. The original black and white photo of the piece was taken in 1894. It’s from a Kwakiutl village known as Fort Rupert, B.C., Canada. I’m grateful to spend the time exploring this style of work from the first people in the PNW, a region I call home.

To simulate the rough aged wood I used all reclaimed materials esspecially with texture: steel from underground oil tank, reclaimed diamond plate, defunct water heater tank. 6’H x 18″W.

 

 


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Cover of the Sellwood Bee for Portland Open Studios

I’m excited to be on the cover and inside the Sellwood Bee. It’s a local SE newspaper that’s been reporting on the community since 1906!

I was interviewed during the 2018 Portland Open Studios Tour. It’s an annual event where 100 artists open up their work spaces and invite the public in for demonstrations and discussions. It’s a self guided tour for two weekends in mid-October.

My fellow Pacific Northwest Scupltors member Craig Dorety, a light artist, was also featured. A total of four of us participated in the event around the city.

Thanks to the BEE for stopping by! And thanks to Portland Open Studios which is always a real treat for artists and visitors alike.

Portland Open Studios, 2019 – Sellwood Bee