Introducing Artist No. 61 – Hilary Pfeifer

Hilary Pfeifer, Portland Open Studios Artist No. 61, has been a full-time artist for over 25 years. Her living comes from a variety of arenas, including a studio practice of sculptures and mobiles, a more commercial production line of wood animals, holiday figures, and wedding cake toppers, and many public art pieces in the Portland […]

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An Annie Salness (Artist No. 28) mini lesson

How to work with value I have been commissioned to paint a 70 x 40-inch panel of three lemons. I usually paint 70% upside down, that way I can see “shapes” not “lemons”.  I have one photo in color, and one in black and white, taped to the top of the painting, as well as […]

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Ruth Armitage (Artist No. 7) on finding your own way

Patience and Fulfillment for Artists

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Encaustic artist Karl Kaiser

By Kathleen Vidoloff It might surprise some people that Karl Kaiser, who spent 26 years as a machinist, works as a full time artist out of the home studio he calls The Black Rabbit. But friends and family, and even Karl himself, likely knew he was on a cyclical path that would return back to his […]

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Interview of Portland artist Jason Kappus

As her second interview, Kathleen chose artist Jason Kappus, who is well known around the Portland Open Studios community.  by Kathleen Vidoloff I caught up with Jason Kappus at his home studio, so I was able to see all of his current work.  Jason serves Portland Open Studios as its PDX-CSA Program Director and was […]

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