Portland Open Studios at Art in the Pearl

Portland Open Studios is at Art in the Pearl this weekend. Come by and see us at booth D12 on 8th Ave just north of Davis (by the Customs House). We will have artists demoing all three days. Saturday August 30, 2014 AM Shift 10 AM to 2 PM Karl Ramentol – Oil Stan Peterson […]

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Want to feel inspired? Take a class!

I have been making beaded jewelry for ten years and I love using glass beads. I’ve bought Carli Schultz’s creations many times and so was thrilled when I learned she was teaching bead making at Aquila Glass School. What an opportunity to learn from my favorite glass artist! See more of her work at http://www.juiceglass.com/ […]

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Encaustic watercolor by Ann Mavor

“Inspired by photos of ancient monuments in Europe and New England, my goal is to express the tender and deep connections between humans and the places and cultures in which they live. In particular, my work is a love affair with the places my family has been connected to over time in an effort to […]

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Connecting Heritage and Place

Artist Beth Yazhari (Artist #96) recently interviewed fellow artist Anne Mavor (Artist #60) Anne Mavor, who is a talented writer in addition to being a visual artist, is influenced by many diverse sources. Her father, an Astro-Archeologist, was fascinated by ancient stone mounds built by Neolithic and Bronze age cultures, and Anne has painted many […]

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” I like when you can see things in process. You can see a painting at the beginning and something they’ve finished. The tour personalizes it.”

Here’s the second interview, a couple named Lauren and Evan,  young collectors and committed Portland Open Studios participants. They have just begun to purchase local work. Tell me about the first pieces you purchased. Were those from your first year on the tour? Evan: Those are from the first studio we went to. And you […]

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