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PDX-CSA: All About Connection

August 28, 2017

By Kit Carlton Art enthusiasts, collectors and artists alike, mark your calendar! Sept. 17th  is the last official date to choose an exclusive work from one of the artists participating in our creative program: Portland’s Community Supported Art (PDX-CSA) PDX-CSA is currently in its fourth season, but began when cofounders Jason Kappus and Kristin Thiel […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 26 – David Castle

August 25, 2017

I love the way all of our artists come to their profession in very unique ways. David Castle shares some of his journey. “My early grade school years were spent in a Denver suburb long enough ago that students had ample access to art and music classes, so my interest began quite early. I even […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 79 – Diane Russell

August 23, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing and painting people. I began my professional career as a fashion illustrator, and over time my art has evolved towards portraiture. I have always found the human face, with its limitless expres-sions, fascinating, and I love the challenge of bringing those expressions to life […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 76 – Shannon Carlson

August 15, 2017

Like many artists, Shannon Carlson spent much of her childhood drawing from imagination. “I guess you could say I was always trying to draw my daydreams. Best case, I still do.” Shannon is a process oriented painter. “The biggest change to my creative process happened when I became comfortable with my own voice, trusted my […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 43 – Susan Kuznitsky

August 11, 2017

Susan Kuznitsky believes that as an artist she is also an historian. “When I am out painting local scenes on location I feel I am capturing a moment in time that will never happen again. I often find myself painting older landmarks when I go to another town to paint. Some of the structures will […] Read More

Inroducing Artist No. 90 – Sherri Aytche

August 9, 2017

Sherri Aytche found her way to clay soon after moving to Portland from New York City. “I am a city girl, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I found working with clay to be a bridge to connect me to my new West Coast residence. An education major focused on counseling, clay became a […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 21 – Anna Lancaster

August 8, 2017

Anna Lancaster has been creating art since she was 6 or 7 when her dad and brother started teaching her to draw in grade school. She was self-taught until 1993 when she starting taking lessons from a retired portrait artist, Carol Stone. She’s taken workshops with Scott Christenson, Eric Jacobsen, Eric Bowman, Jennifer Diehl, Za […] Read More

A message from our President

August 6, 2017

Hey everyone, we’re almost three months away from our annual event! It was great to see so many people turn out for our Preview event at Oregon Society of Artists on July 28. Tim Mahoney and his staff were wonderful hosts, and we are very happy to be collaborating with them. Look for future events […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 20 – Lisa Wiser

August 4, 2017

Lisa Wiser grew up with art, in the home she and her husband now own. Her dad had a potter’s wheel in the room downstairs and she was always busy doing ‘craft’ things. She started college as a painting major, but in her junior year her mom gave her the advice ‘That’s great you want […] Read More