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Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

I’m excited to show new work soon at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 22nd – 24th, Booth A18. See you there!



CRACKED POTS at McMenamin’s Edgefield, August 14th & 15th.

LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st.

RAIN SPARK GALLERY Holiday Show, Lake Oswego, November – December, TBD.

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Spring Shows & 2018 Schedule

Gathering of the Guilds

I’m working hard in the studio to build lots of new work for my next show! At the Gathering of the Guilds six Portland guilds will be showing in one place together! I’ll be showing with my group, the Creative Metal Arts Guild. Come visit me in booth 1-M.

Alchemy in 3D group show at the C.A.V.E.

This PNWS show is in conjunction with International Sculpture Day. On April 21st there will be a special event from 4-10pm. Come see the artist talks/ demos/ and a happening in the adjacent space. PNWS newsletter.

Crescent at The C.A.V.E. gallery in Vancouver, WA


show schedule 2018

RAIN SPARK GALLERY at Lakeview Village on Ave “A” Suite 124, Lake Oswego, next door to Sur La Table, January 25th – February 28th.

CELEBRATION OF CREATIVITY at the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, March 1st – 4th.

A PNWS group show for INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE DAY called SCULPT/ 3D Alchemy at The C.A.V.E. – Center for Audio & Visual Expression in Vancouver, WA, Friday 6th – April 30th. Special IS Day Event Artist talks / Demo / Happening April 21st, 4-10PM.

A GATHERING OF THE GUILDS which includes my guild, the CREATIVE METAL ARTS GUILD will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, April 27th – 29th. Booth 1-M.

LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS  at George Rogers Park,  June 22nd – 24th.

CRACKED POTS at McMenamin’s Edgefield, August 14th & 15th.

LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.

PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS at my studio, 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave, two weekends in a row, October 13th & 14th and 20th & 21st.

CHARBONNEAU ARTS FESTIVAL at Charbonneau Country Club,  November 2nd – 4th. JUST ADDED!

RAIN SPARK GALLERY Holiday Show, Lake View Village, Suite 124, 390 N. State Street, Lake Oswego, November 1st – December 30th.

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Holiday Show in Lake Oswego

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.


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press, commissions and remaining shows of the year


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.




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






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.

clematistrellissm hydrangeatrellissm


PROVIDENCE FESTIVAL OF THE TREES, The ARTemis tree exhibit at the Oregon Convention Center, December 2nd & 3rd.

ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO HOLIDAY GALLERY at 510 Museum & ARTspace, November 22nd – December 23rd.

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.





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Commissions, client photos, new work & shows


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

sign for a home business, Camas, WA 8"x8"x1" Blenko glass slabs are mounted in the four corners. The mounting bracket on the right is for installation. 3 brackets with 5 bolt holes.

sign for a home business, Camas, WA Center is her laser cut powder coated initial. Box tube corner is filled with a variety of textures; perforated steel, expanded mesh and woven mesh.


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







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



MAKER FAIRE PDX at OMSI with Dave Gonzo, September 10th & 11th.

LOCAL 14 at the Left Bank Annex, September 29th – 30th.

ART IN THE BURBS at Tigard High School, October 14th – 16th.

ARTS COUNCIL OF LAKE OSWEGO HOLIDAY GALLERY at 510 Museum & ARTspace, November 22nd – December 23rd.




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remaining shows of 2016

These are my remaining shows for the rest of the year. Starting with this weekend!


AOMP Spring 16 showcard


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.


Work also available at ARTISTIC PORTLAND on SW 3rd and Taylor and OXALIS on NW Thurman and 24th.