August 31, 2016

I recently made a trip to Southern California to drop my daughter off at college.  I made a walk by of Frary Dining hall at Pomona College which houses this famous fresco.  It is a wonderful mural and certainly worth the visit.

August 29, 2016

I recently ventured to the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham Washington to take my son to a appointment there since he is a new transfer student.  If you are not aware, Western has a wonderful outdoor sculpture collection, which is certainly worth the trip.

Anytime I visit a college campus, I always scope out the gallery and art department.  This summer western hosted Primary Research lab at the the Western Gallery.  This show highlighted minim...

August 29, 2016

Looks like a pretty good show at the Guardino Gallery in the Alberta district of Portland. Mark Clarson, Jill McVarish & Rogene Manas are show through the month of September.

Here is a link to the show

August 28, 2016

It has been a busy month for me and I would like to recognize a few shows and opportunities in the area before they are gone.

Canadian artist Michael Abraham is at Gallery 110.  Michael's studio is in Vancouver, but he is originally from Toronto.    

Below is Happy Train from 2015

This Won't Hurt a Bit

Finally, Fixed Idea Transformation - Red Sun, 2013

Fun and well executed work here.  I enjoyed the show.

Michael's website is here

Gallery 110 website is her...

August 22, 2016

I thought I'd finish with a few works I saw of interest.

This rabbit sculpture caught my eye.  I like the dynamic pose with the rope and hook.  It took me a while to find the artist and medium since I for got to take notes, Beth Cavender Kept (Variation in Shadow), resin infuse refractory material, paint, rope, woodn base at the Jason-Jacques Gallery booth.

I've always been a little skeptical of back lit paintings and photos, but each year a seem to fi...

August 21, 2016

Evoking Narratives closes on the 26th of August.  The gallery created this nice album style page to display all of the work in the exhibition.

The link to the page is  here.

August 20, 2016

I thought I'd show a few odds and ends for the Seattle art Fair at the beginning of the month.

 This gives you an idea of the booth set up if you were not able to attend.

 Mark Ryden work is always popular.  He had a few pieces at the Paul Kasmin Gallery. This is Chroma Structure 113, 2015.

 Also from the Paul Kasmin Gallery were some works by Roxy Paine.  This one is Speech Impediment no 2, from this year.  Poor photo here, but it is an expertly carved...

August 20, 2016

I am please to announce that I will be included in the "Objectification" show at Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison Washington during December.  This will be a group show.  More details to come.

August 18, 2016

Ceramicist Gina Lawson Egan is an artist friend of mine from our Claremont Graduate University days.  She still lives in the Claremont area and is involved in a 3 person show titled, "TAG".

Art Opening: Sculpture, Painting, Teapots. September 3rd. Show runs September 3rd-30th. Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm or by Appointiment.

August 17, 2016

One of the most interesting series I saw at the Seattle Art Fair was a selection of ceramic plates decorated by Pablo Picasso.  I am aware of him creating and decorating ceramics, and have seen various sculptures and busts, but I have never witnessed and plates or vessels like these. There were a few Picasso drawings, prints, and paintings at the fair, but these stood out.  I like the presentation in the shadowbox frame.

 They were displayed at the AC...

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