Words of wisdom from Ruth Armitage on choosing art to provide to jurors.

A bit of background for the un-initiated: in an international, juried show like AWS, one sends a digital image, plus an entry fee, and a panel of 5 judges review thousands of entries to select a show of between 100-150 paintings from all over the world. Once the show has been through preliminary selections, the […]

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Bringing a new life to the hand work of women through the ages

Karen Lewis had the pleasure recently of visiting Beth Yazhari  in her studio.  Here is an idea of what you could experience in a little over a month when Portland Open Studios opens. When you enter Beth Yazhari’s studio, you first notice a rich collection of textures and patterns. She delights you with colorful designs, […]

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Artist Highlight: Chantel Greene

Chantel Green (PDXOS Artist #34) is both a scientist and an artist.  “I use art to investigate and dissect the world around me. Art allows me to understand and connect with things by exploring the associations between ideas and images. My work is heavily influenced by my formative teenage years spent in an alternative science […]

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POS artist wins First Place Rose Award

More good news from one of our own, Lynne Patton, who won the First Place Rose Award in the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Show for her painting Copper and Roses. The reception and award ceremony was Sunday June 8th. OSA has been part of the Portland Rose Festival since the 1930s. It is […]

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Between Here and There: My Own Starlight Scope Myopia

By Paul X. Rutz Blessed with great hearing and strong night vision, Army draftee Lance Grebner was often assigned duty on night watch for his company in the Vietnamese central highlands during his tour in 1968-69. His story about how he became a go-to guy on the starlight scope brought up some Naval and academic […]

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