Bridget Benton wants your plastic bottle caps!

By Bridget Benton I am a woman obsessed with making art from just about anything I can get my hands on. I naturally tend toward collage and assemblage art, and have incorporated this approach into my work making jewelry, fiber art, acrylic paintings, and now encaustic art. The more media I can combine—and the more […]

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Kitty Wallis: Artist, Teacher, Entrepreneur and Founder of Portland Open Studios.

By Susan Gallacher-Turner (Published on: Sep 9, 2009) “I’ve spent many, many years waking up in the morning saying what do I feel like doing today? As an artist, do I feel like going into the studio? Do I feel like going out meeting people? Do I feel like getting reference material? I’m very young […]

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From Pulp to Prints, three artists coordinate their hands-on demonstrations

Above, Helen Hiebert making paper. Helen Hiebert, Diane Jacobs, and Shu-Ju Wang are 3 members of an art collective who have been meeting and working together for several years. Their most recent collaboration, the installation For the Love of Food, was shown at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania earlier this year. They are also participating […]

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Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Theater on Paper

By Shu-Ju Wang Below, Thirteen Sisters Approach the Fantasy Planet by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, in watercolor, acrylic, and glitter. Not so long ago, there lived a princess in a beautiful meadow full of wondrous creatures. Chameleons, dodos, caterpillars and pugs with wings kept her company as she spun elaborate tales and staged magical plays that charmed […]

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“Don’t Tell Fred” Teresa Sullivan’s piece is featured in Fiberarts Magazine.

By Susan Gallacher-Turner Last year, when I visited with Teresa, she showed me a note found with a necklace she’d bought at an estate sale. It was a short handwritten note with more questions than answers. The mystery intrigued and inspired Teresa to make an art piece incorporating the note with the beads from the […]

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