A Conversation With Laura Russell of 23 Sandy Gallery

By Shu-Ju Wang Below, Laura Russell at 23 Sandy Gallery during The Quiet Fire, an exhibit of Stewart Harvey’s photographs of Burning Man. After hearing through the grapevine that Laura Russell, artist and gallery owner, had been singing the praises of Portland Open Studios, I talked to Laura to find out more. LR: Portland Open […]

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Sara Swink talks about her Portland Open Studios experience

My expectations were low for Portland Open Studios 2008 as the economy was tanking, and one never knows with art sales anyway. My dear friend Tina was here to help, thankfully, because it was a slow morning and gave us a chance to get some clay work going. Later, Tina was a godsend because she […]

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Jennifer Mercede’s Amazing Weekend

Please allow me a moment to share with you what it was like to have you in my home, in my artist studio. It was like all the energy I have put into my paintings was radiating from the art, into the air, into your viewing eyes. You then, in turn, were absorbing the essence […]

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Debbie Marble on her 8th Portland Open Studios experience

I always enjoy this weekend very much—my eighth year! What’s to not like? Nice people come and tell you how great your work is; some leave money and take something away. I find demonstrating easier every year and actually enjoy it. Seems like having the left brain otherwise occupied makes some of the painted scribbles […]

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Doesn’t Get Better Than That!

Portland Open Studios artist Ann Munson had this to say about her experience: “Thanks to the creativity and persistence of our publicity chairperson, Bonnie Meltzer, and the talent of special writer to the Oregonian, Sarah Smith, the THREE PAGE COLOR FEATURE article in the thursday homes and gardens worked its magic. A bazillion people came […]

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