Introducing Artist No. 39 – Kirista Trask

Kirista Trask’s forays into the art world as a child were focused on the performing arts, theatre and band. She didn’t experiment with the visual arts until she was in her 20’s. “Even then, I was primarily a crafter and it was not until I went through divorce that my full potential as an artist […]

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Introducing Artist No. 55 – Leah Kohlenberg

Leah Kohlenberg, Vice President and upcoming President of Portland Open Studios, took some time from her busy schedule and answered a few questions for us. Art is now her main occupation, and she tells me she makes half of her income teaching art, half selling paintings.  But she didn’t get there through the normal channels.  […]

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Introducing Artist No. 32 – Bob Heath

“I’ve had a fascination with art glass for as long as I can remember, probably starting with the stained glass windows in the church I attended as a child. I also fondly remember the tree that my grandmother kept decorated with brightly colored bottles hanging from strings. Blown glass balls and intricate glass paper weights […]

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Introducing Artist No. 91 – Amanda Triplett

Amanda Triplett was always intuitively creative growing up. “I learned needle craft from my mother and I grew up doing a lot of theater and dance. I was notorious for making creative messes and spending my math class doodling in my notebook. When I got to college, I took my first real art class and […]

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Introducing Artist No. 51 – Plastorm

Plastorm is an artist I want to get to know.  How about you?  Here are some answers to a few random questions I put to him. “As far as any formal art background or education, I have none. I earned my degree in Film and still work as a Video Editor. The interesting thing is, […]

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