I’m showing new charcoal drawings at The Art Spirit Gallery, in a show that opens Friday, November 10. The works range in size and subject matter…from a series of small whale vignettes (Beached) to a life-sized tree. I will join enamel artist Sheila Evans at an opening for our show, from 5-8.
The show will be up through November 25 at The Art Spirit Gallery, 415 Sherman Ave, Coeur d”Alene, Idaho. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9-6.
“St. Maggie”, charcoal and gold leaf on canvas, 5″ x 7″ x 2″
I’m showing new drawings this fall at Chemeketa Community College.
This exhibit features four other artists whose work is focused on the discipline of drawing – Debra Beers, April Coppini, Megan Vossler and Samantha Wall.
“Drawing Deeper” will run from Nov. 4 to Dec. 4 in the Gretchen Schuette gallery, located on the first floor of Building 3 on the Salem campus. The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, or by appointment.
“Balanced #2″ (detail), charcoal on paper, 65″ x 17”
“If art is a journey, the gallery is the ship.” *
The Prichard Art Gallery Benefit Exhibition will come to a close Saturday night, February 8th, with a live auction that begins at 7:00 pm. As a contributing artist, I appreciate how the Prichard manages their benefit exhibits:
artists are allowed to set a minimum price for their work
artists have the option of contributing 50%-100% of a sale to the gallery
prior to the auction, the exhibition is free and open to the public
It’s always an honor to be invited to contribute your work to an art auction, but I am not inclined to participate without the stipulations listed above. They indicate respect for the artists and their work, while offering some level of access to all community members.
Tickets for the live auction are $15, and available at the Prichard, One World Cafe, and Book People.
Field Burn #4
I have two charcoal drawings and a “moon” print in the auction. You can view all available work at the Online Auction Gallery.
*Auction illustration by Noah Kroese
1440 Main, view from the front doorway, 1968
My hometown of St. Maries Idaho is having it’s centennial celebration this year, and in the nostalgic spirit of remembering the past, I drew seven images of places and events…from memory. As I tried to remember specifics…was it four windows or five in a classroom…I found some details were clear while others were hazy.
Highway 3 near Golf Course Road, Halloween wreck, 1969
These charcoal drawings of places and events, circa 1967-69, contain a degree of unreliability. I cannot claim they are completely truthful representations since they are based on memories that after more than four decades, are prone to exaggeration, misinterpretation and alteration.
Six of the drawings are hanging as pairs in storefront windows on St. Maries’ Main Street, between 8th and 10th streets. They will be up through Labor Day and the Paul Bunyan Days Celebration. Thank you Les Schwab, American Title Company, and Pizza Factory for displaying the work.
This week I’ve been drawing at the Jundt Art Museum on the Gonzaga campus, in Spokane. I joined four other artists, Margot Casstevens, Kurt Madison, Carl Richardson, and Roger Ralston in an invitational exhibition, Drawn to the Wall V. We each have a museum wall, about 8 by 12 feet, as our drawing surface, and two weeks to complete our work. I don’t want to be a spoiler so I’ll show just a few photos now, and more pics after the opening.
The exhibition opens September 6, with a reception September 12, 6-8 pm. The following morning we will join the Jundt Director/Curator for a museum walk-through, September 13, at 10:30 am. The show closes October 12.
Unhomelike #10, Her Head
A fabulous show just opened, Making a Mark: Drawing in Oregon, and three of my drawings from the Unhomelike Series are included. There will be a reception April 12, 5:30-7:30 at the Arts Center, and two special lectures are scheduled. April 18th, Andrew Myers will talk about his work and the significance of drawing. Clint Brown, OSU Professor Emeritus will give an historical overview with images from art history on May 3rd.
The Arts Center • 700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis, OR • 12-5, Tue-Sat
Unhomelike #5, Bent