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
I was approached to build a wrought iron trellis that was inspired by a trip to Paris. Keith had a productive yet gangly raspberry patch along the driveway that’s visible from the kitchen window. The goal was to build something functional as well as creating an attractive focal point in the art nouveau style.
Using his sketch of Parisian metalwork I built this custom trellis. Each wave section was forced through a jig, hand shaped in a vice, then a forged cuff was wrapped around each connection point. There are two 20″ L brackets that secure it to the fence posts with stainless steel hardware. The trellis sits upon two vertical rebar stakes.
6′ H x 9′ W x 20″ D
Customer Review: “I met Shelly at a garden event in spring 2015. She was interested in my project idea, a trellis to support my raspberry plants. My wife and I wanted something practical and aesthetic that would be interesting to view from the windows during the winter months. Working together, we came up with a beautiful solution to several challenges that arose as we discussed design and material options. Her artistic and practical knowledge combined to fulfill the dream of a useful and aesthetic result. Also, I liked the added touches that, though subtle, really finished the project.”
I worked with Leigh and Dan to build this trellis for their climbing roses. The landscape was just completed by Rachel’s Landscape Design. In it was a semi-circular bench which needed just the right trellis to create a cozy private space to partially block a view from the street. They requested a modern look with a golden ratio theme. This was accomplished by making the numerical pattern horizontal, in alternating sections. It’s Fibonacci’s sequence (1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8,13 and 21) on a half inch scale.The trellis sits 10′ W x 6.5′ H x 32″ D
Here’s a link to Rachel’s Houzz page. This is called project ‘Caldew Street’ on her page. http://www.houzz.com/pro/rachel-monteiro/rachels-landscape-design
Client Review: “Shelly created a beautiful trellis for our front yard that acts as a screen but is really an all season focal point. The trellis provides privacy from the street and support for my favorite climbing rose. Shelly spent time with us in the yard to really understand the site and our needs, and she collaborated with us through sketches and photos to come up with this fabulous modern work of art. She also helped us install the finished product. People walking on our street stop and comment frequently! Thank you, Shelly, for this wonderful addition to our landscape.
Leigh Otting and Dan Sloop”
These jack stands were donated by a friend who wanted me to transform them into something new. “Surprise me, make anything”, she said.
They bring back fond memories of camping with her grandfather since they were used to set the camper on for every summer family camping trip.
The vinatge label reads ‘Camper Jack: Grants Pass, Oregon’.
The steel top is trimmed with stainless cable.
24″ W x 30″ H