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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Nikki Dilbeck on her first Portland Open Studios experience

“The weekend was a success…exhilarating and exhausting! I had a great time meeting people and talking about my art—never have I stood and talked continuously for so many hours at once. Lots of good feedback and validation for the work I’ve been doing and direction my art is taking. I was initially concerned about ‘so […]

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Underwater photographer Connie Whelan

Portland Open Studios artist Connie Whelan left us a few words of her take on the Portland Open Studios tour before she jetted off to Indonesia for her next underwater photography trip. While many artists found it hard to sell the Portland Open Studios tour guides, Connie wrote: The calendar/tour guide is so well done […]

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