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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New series starting – interviews with working artists

We’re starting a new series of blog posts this month spotlighting some of our artists.  We’re hopeful that it will give the public and emerging artists a sense of what it’s like to work as an artist in the Portland area.  Kathleen Vidoloff has agreed to conduct the interviews with the artists and we hope […]

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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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