Seeing Green During Portland Open Studios

The word ‘green‘ is prominent in this year’s Portland Open Studios, a tour of 98 artists’ workplaces throughout metro Portland. ‘Green’ and ‘art’ said in the same sentence usually means the color. Marcy Baker uses a lot of green, gentle new grass green and deep rich pine, in her prints and paintings which are abstractions […]

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Bonnie Meltzer: Weaving Art and Life

By Morgan Madison Below, Recording Memory, painted found object on wood, by Bonnie Meltzer. At the outset of our interview Bonnie warns that she has had a few cups of coffee and might be a little scattered, but to be honest it is quite remarkable that she keeps everything together with all she has going […]

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Artists Drawing and Photographing Other Artists

By Bonnie Meltzer Several Portland Open Studios artists visited some of the other studios on the tour to document what artists do. Lisa Parsons, a painter and photographer took pictures of the art process. Allen Schmertzler and Deborah Marble drew the artists at work. Here is a small sampling of all the drawings and photos. […]

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