“On Printmaking”

from Liv Rainey-Smith As you’ve been perusing your Portland Open Studios Tour guide, you may have noticed the media legend, “pnt,” short for Printmaking. So just what is printmaking? It isn’t just any art on paper. True prints are original pieces of art, even if made in multiples known as editions. Prints are created by […]

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“In Collaboration”

from Anne Storrs We recently updated our 800 square garage so that it adapts to fit the occasion: studio, rumpus room, gathering spot. In mid October, it will be a place to show our collaborative work through Portland Open Studios. You’ll see a range of furniture pieces like wall mounted desks, floor pieces and folding […]

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“Muses, Magic & Maps”

from Katherine Mead When I was a young girl, I created what I realize now was my first studio. In a corner of our garage, up a ladder, next to where my parents stored luggage and unused household items, I carved out a space. I’m not exaggerating when I say it was about three feet […]

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“Re-Prepping for Portland Open Studios”

from Robert Fortney I was incredibly proud of myself for setting up the backyard tent and connecting it to my studio weeks before the October 12th start of Portland Open Studios… BUT THAT WAS BEFORE THE GREAT PORTLAND WINDSTORM OF OUGHT’13! I woke up that Saturday morning to discover a huge chunk of our neighbor’s […]

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“New Zealand”

from Michael Southern I have lived, worked as an artist, and taught in Portland since 1995 but have never participated in Portland Open Studios before this year.  Why now?  There are many ways to respond to that question but a succinct answer is simply, “New Zealand.”  From 2009-2012 our family lived in Christchurch on the […]

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