Teresa Sullivan, Sewing Seed Beads into Superwomen

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Entering Teresa’s living room, it was easy to see her inspiration starts at home. Bookshelves lined the walls filled with an eclectic collection of books on music and musicians like Radio Birdman, Nico, The Velvet Underground and Ramones, comic books and graphic novels as well as science fiction authors like Philip K. […]

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Shelley Hershberger, Life & Art as Balancing Acts


By Shu-Ju Wang Below, panel 4 in the Affirmative Isolation mural from Proto Illuminations series, by Shelley Hershberger. A self-described depressed-optimist, Shelley Hershberger is analytical, thoughtful, realistic, and yet always passionate and hopeful. You see this in how she lives, what she’s trying to achieve in her life, and in what she paints. In order […]

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Brenda Boylan, from Open Studio visitor to workshop tutor

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Brenda has been on both sides of Portland Open Studios Tour. First, she was a visitor on the tour, watching artists’ demonstrations in their studios. Now, she’s teaching other artists on the tour how to demonstrate their work to tour visitors. Below, Brenda doing her “how to demo demo” during a workshop. […]

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Suzy Kitman: Living Images

By Morgan Madison Below, Green Apple on Yellow, oil on wood box by Suzy Kitman. North Portland artist Suzy Kitman has a New York flair and speaks candidly about her passion and process. In order to be successful, she says: “You have to find the medium that engages your brain and your heart.” Through a […]

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