Wednesday, December 29, 2010

eric Jacobsen: Still life Workshops at Art on the Boulevard, (WA) Jan, Feb & March 2011

Painting Expressive Still-Lifes Workshop with Eric Jacobsen
Where: Art on the Boulevard (in the Courtyard)
When: January 29th (1o-3)
February 26th (10-3)
March 26th (1o-3)
Cost $50 per session
This class is open to beginners on up. We will cover composition, color, edges and the use of expressive brush strokes to give life and energy to your painting. The atmosphere will be informal and friendly so come and enjoy a Saturday or two of still life painting.
You will need: an easel, canvas, paintbrushes, odor-less minerals spirits and drop cloth. Also, bring a lunch and something to drink. There are a couple of restaurants and a coffee shop located in the courtyard near the gallery so you can also get something there to eat and drink.
To sign up please call or email Eric at 509-364-0018,

Reprinted with permission of Art on the Boulevard

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Deadline Extension, competeART 2011, Matthew's Galleries (Lake Oswego, OR)

Due to the Holiday rush, the deadline for competeART 2011 at Matthew's Galleries, 15800 Upper Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego, Oregon, has been extended from December 30, 2010 to January 6, 2011.
MATTHEW'S GALLERIES - Lake Oswego, Oregon
competeART 2011
All artists invited
An open, non-juried art competition and sale open to any artist 18 years of age or older
Ten prizes, including $1,000.00 first place CASH prize, plus hundreds of dollars in gift certificates to framing shops & other prizes
Cash and cash value prizes will be determined by public vote, open to one vote from anyone who attends the exhibit (In addition, in the interest of comparison, there will be a critics's choice, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place -- without prizes)
The competition will be high profile and extensively advertised
Entry fee is $45 for one art object, one object per artist. Two or three dimensional art accepted.
Subject (non-offensive & appropriate), and medium are the artist's choice
All exhibited work must be for sale and consigned to Matthew's Galleries for the duration of the exhibit
The competition opens Saturday, January 22, 2011 with an artist's reception, and closes with an awards event on Saturday, February 19, 2011
The competition also serves as a benefit for Fish Emergency Service of Portland
Deadline for entries is: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 6, 2011
Contact the gallery with questions:
Gallery website:
Matthew W. Gerber MATTHEW'S GALLERIES 15800 Upper Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035 503-639-7074
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Monday, December 20, 2010

A message from Jef Gunn (Portland, OR)

Hello artists and art lovers,

By January 7, you will have recovered from the holiday reveries and will want a little more. A quiet party at the studio. Please mark your calendar and join us.


P.S. And please scroll down for information about upcoming workshops. To register (or ask any questions) contact me at zopa(at)hevanet(dot)com

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Broderick Gallery Christmas Show, December 19, 1-6 pm

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CONTACT: George Broderick, 313 East B Street, Rainier, OR 97048
Ph: 503-703-5188

December 13, 2010
Broderick Gallery Christmas Gift Show
Affordable Original Art for Gift Buyers

Broderick Gallery is pleased to announce the Christmas Show, an annual exhibition featuring a broad selection of small-scale original paintings, prints, jewelry, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The Christmas Show will feature over 90 unique works of art from 20 different artists. Art will be priced for this limited holiday show between $20 and $500; affordable gifts that are one-of-a-kind, conveniently sized and ready to give.
Participating artists include Barbara Kaempf-Matkowski, Quin Sweetman, Richard McNally, George Broderick, Jackie McNally, Gary Stallsworth, and Celeste Bergin.
Reception Date: Sunday, December 19, 1:00-6:00pm, Broderick Gallery, 313 East B Street, Rainier, OR 97048


About Broderick Gallery:

The Broderick Gallery is geared toward an interdisciplinary interpretation of art and committed to a culturally inclusive viewpoint. Exhibitions focus on international, national and regional art developments chiefly in the 20th century; seek to present the cultural and historical context of art, and to acknowledge the artistic contributions of under-recognized sectors of the population. Hours are 11am – 5pm and by appointment. For more about the gallery and its artists, please see or call George Broderick, 503-703-5188

Monday, November 8, 2010

Call to Artists: Matthew's Galleries (Deadline December 30, 2010)

An open, non-juried art competition and sale open to any artist 18 years of age or older

Ten prizes, including $1,000.00 first place CASH prize

Cash and cash value prizes will be determined by public vote, open to one vote from anyone who attends the exhibit

The competition will be high profile and extensively advertised

All exhibited work must be for sale and consigned to Matthew’s Galleries for the duration of the exhibit

The competition opens Saturday, January 22, 2011 with an artist’s reception, and closes with an awards event on Saturday, February 19, 2011

The competition also serves as a benefit for Fish Emergency Service of Portland

Deadline for entries is December 30, 2010 (although earlier entry is strongly suggested)

Subject Matter: Artist's Choice

Entry fee is $45 for one art object, one object per artist. Two or three dimensional art accepted

Contact the gallery for details, entry form, terms & conditions:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Kitty Wallis workshop November 4,5,6 & 7

Learn about seeing color, finding attributes of color, using color for impact, to create light and depth. Understand the uses of color in your work. Study your pastel palette, its strengths and weaknesses.

Classes will be held at Fire and Earth Studio, 2502 SE Division, Portland OR, Hours are 9:30 Am to 4 PM

Nov. 4-5-6-7 Advanced Color Intensive $290.Take home at least 30 custom mixed pastel sticks

Email to reserve your spot and/or ask questions, walliscorp(at)yahoo(dot)com

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Eric Jacobsen: Fall Workshop, Glenwood WA

Study with the best! Eric Jacobsen is offering a workshop in the BEAUTIFUL Glenwood valley where the aspens are turning to golden splendor. Snow covered Mt. Adams will inspire you and the fresh air will invigorate you as you take this plein air workshop. Sign up right away, space is limited.
When : Oct. 16th & 17th Time : 9-4 For more info and to sign up please call Eric at
(reprinted with permission from Art on the Boulevard)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday Landscape classes with Jef Gunn

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Hello Painters,

Ongoing Saturday afternoon Landscape classes are offered, beginning this coming Saturday the 25th.
The first meeting is in the studio. With any luck and good weather, we paint at the train yard.
May your hands be ever spotted with paint,


Jef Gunn

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Quick Draw"! Saturday September 25, 2010

 The Columbia Art Gallery Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 Quick Draw is an opportunity for everyone to experience painting "en plein air"! This 5.5 hour painting event is open to anyone. Whether you’ve never painted outdoors before or you are a "veteran" —you are welcome! The day ends with the opportunity to show your work at the Gallery during the special Quick Draw Reception. The registration fee is $10 when you register in advance, $15 at the door. All artists may use any medium, but must paint in the plein air tradition (outdoors, in “real time”).

 Saturday, September 25, 2010
(Check-in: 9:00 am) Event runs from 9-2:30pm.

Columbia Art Gallery, 215 Cascade Street, Hood River, OR 97031 (Paint in Downtown Hood River and the Hood River Marina).

 Interested artists will fill out an application. The deadline is September 25, 2010. Registration is $10 when paid in advance and $15 when paid at the door. Checks should be made out to Columbia Art Gallery (or pay online HERE). For more information, contact Celeste Bergin 503 774 3787.

On Saturday, September 25, between 9 am and 9:30 am, check in at Columbia Art Gallery to have your blank canvases stamped and pick up your title & price labels. You may paint as many canvases as you want, but only two pieces will go into the one-evening reception show. You may paint anywhere in Downtown Hood River and at the Hood River Marina. For those interested in painting the figure a model will be located on the lawn of the library. The Quick draw art must be created during the Quick draw time frame.

Your paintings must be delivered to the gallery at 2:30. Each painting is required to be for sale and to have a title and a price written on the label. Paintings will be on display for sale with 60% proceeds going to the artist. We recommend that artists interested in displaying bring a wired frame that fits your supports, or use gallery wrap canvas.

The Columbia Art Gallery will hold a Reception from 6-8pm on Saturday September 25.

Note: This is Columbia Art Gallery’s first year doing a “quick draw” and it is meant to be a no- stress positive event that will expand every successive year. The first 25 registrants will receive a surprise gift and there will be "incentives" announced at the reception. See you there!

Sponsored by Bella's Beads and Art Supply

Link to Register and pay online

Link to the Registration form (you still have to complete the form even if you pay online)

Link to the Rules

(photo: Artist Gregg Caudell paints in downtown Hood River)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Todd Smith at the Gorge White House

(Hood River Landscape by Todd Smith)

Mostly retired from a 30-year career as an architectural illustrator, Todd is finding in the Gorge area fascinating and challenging subject matter for his painting. After using watercolor as a primary medium for so many years, he has found his true love in oil painting.

The Gorge area offers an immense variety of painting subjects to stimulate his creativity, from dramatic cliffs and water in many forms to farms and historically chararacterful urban architecture.

He began enjoying the qualities of oil paints in the early ‘90s as a balance to his commercial illustration. Inspiration to try oils came from decades earlier when, at art school, he had admired the work of fine art painting students with whom he was living while he obtained a transportation design degree.

But it was a long journey to arrive at oil painting. For a number of years early in his career he was an automobile designer. He then left to obtain an MFA in ceramic sculpture. He also spent several years teaching drawing, color sketching, graphic design and product design at Arizona State University.

Today, Todd relishes the opportunity to share his responses to all the visual stimulants present in this prime scenic area.

Todd Smith

(Todd's work will be at the The Gorge White House, (2265 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR 97031, 541-386-2828) throughout the entire month of September and he is also currently showing at Columbia Art Gallery and The Pourhouse in Hood River)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Two Workshops with Eric Jacobsen, "The Painter's Painter"

These workshops are designed to help painters of all levels, from beginner on up. The focus will be on organizing and simplifying your subject and on making key decisions that will enable you to successfully paint the landscape.
Demonstrations and critiques will be given. All Levels Welcome, Oil and Acrylic. Eric Jacobsen is widely known for his affable and approachable teaching style. He is widely considered the "Painter Laureate of Oregon and Washington", a distinction achieved from his extensive successful plein air painting career, based here in the Pacific Northwest.

To sign up contact Eric Jacobsen: 509-364-0018
Please send a $20- deposit to reserve your place. Thank you!

Sauvie Island Workshop

Sat. Sept. 18 9-4
Sun. Sept. 19 9-4
Cost: $200

Glenwood WA Workshop

Sat. Oct. 16 9-4
Sun Oct. 17 9-4
Cost: $200

Friday, August 20, 2010

Oregon Coast Workshop (Brookings) with Elio Camacho September 6-10, 2010

Oregon Coast Workshop Southern Oregon (Brookings) September 6-10, 2010 Putting passion and emotion into a painting is far more important then just making a copy of your subject. Do you want to fill your canvases with color and boldness? Then this class is for you! Elio Camacho's goal as an instructor is to give his students the foundation necessary to express themselves. Here is some of what is covered in this 5 day workshop:
  • Stroke angle and how it affects depth in thick loose strokes
  • Properly holding a brush to ensure you have limitless possibilities with your strokes
  • Brush speed
  • Time management and capturing the moment
  • Dealing with the changing light
  • Managing your time.
  • Forget formulas and learn to “SEE”:
  • Learning to see nature as paint
  • Color temperature
  • Harmony
Tuition is $395.00 for five days 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday with a break for lunch. Each class will start with a demonstration, followed by individual instruction at each student’s easel.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Hood River Painters meet on Tuesdays. Here is a message from Bonnie White:

This week (Tuesday, August 17) the Hood River painters will paint at Good News Gardening, where there is shade, you can show up early or stay late if you want, there is an abundance of subject matter, there are bathrooms, good food, coffee, you don't have to drive far... no excuses! Good News Gardening is 1086 Tucker Road, Hood River.

The paint out at the Portland Women's Forum started out overcast, but sure enough, for those who took their time, the clouds lifted and we had an absolutely beautiful sunset. I'm including a photo I took on location. Hope you can make it (to Good News) this week.

Bonnie White

Friday, July 30, 2010

Columbia Art Gallery, Collector's Preview Party

You are cordially invited to preview this highly anticipated Plein Air Gallery Show as a Collector's Award Sponsor.

Catered by our Collector Sponsor: Celilo Restaurant and Bar

Ticket price is $30. For writers who participate in the event, the preview party is just an additional $10 beyond your registration fee.
Please reserve by August 19.
Click to reserve your spot:
Collector's Preview Party
or call 541-387-8877.
You can expect an evening of food drinks, and conversation with other supporters, along with meeting and getting to know the participating artists and writers. As an invitee we are asking you to fulfill one very important aspect of the evening: become a Collector's Purchase Award Sponsor. Since the evening's food and drink is donated, 100% of your tax deductible ticket will go toward sustaining your Art Center.

By becoming a Collector's Purchase Award Sponsor, you are committing to purchasing a painting at the party, and helping CCA fulfill our mission to create an arts-rich environment in the Gorge. This preview is an opportunity to see the show prior to the public opening.
The paintings generally range from $150 to $2,800. At the party you will receive a collector's ribbon to attach to your painting of choice.
Our preview event last year generated the sale of over 50 paintings, the Center's largest event of the year! This year, the artwork of 40 exceptional landscape painters will be on display.

For more informatin about the Plein Air event, please visit: Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A message from Harriet Levi (Portland, OR) about "Her Presence in Colours" Exhibit/Conference

(Click to Enlarge) I want to be sure the PPASP group and other interested parties know about the International Women's Art Exhibition and Conference that the Oregon Women's Caucus for Art is putting on at Portland State the first week in August. All of the events and seminars are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited. It is a great opportunity to interact with artists from all over the world. Thanks, Harriet

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paint out opportunities next Tuesday, Thursday (July 6, July 8) and also whole week

Cathedral Park
Tuesday July 6, 2010
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be there any time you choose, all day, send photos of any resulting paintings along with date/name/place/website link if you have one to for inclusion in our online gallery, "Behind the Scenes".

Any Hawthorne Neighborhood
Thursday July 8, 2010
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be there any time you choose, all day, send photos of any resulting paintings along with date/name/place/website link if you have one to for inclusion in our online gallery, "Behind the Scenes".

ADDITIONALLY, "Destination Lavender" is on for the entire week. Here is the link to find all locations (Only exception #6, Oregon Lavender Farm--they are the only farm NOT participating).

Go to any of the "Destination Lavender" farms, any time you choose, all day, send photos of any resulting paintings along with date/name/place/website link if you have one to for inclusion in our online gallery, "Behind the Scenes".

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Plein air instruction at Crooked River with Jef Gunn

Friday August 13 - Tuesday August 17

Join popular plein air instructor, Jef Gunn for 3 days in the rugged wilderness of Central Oregon in the spectacular Crooked River Canyon. Arrive Friday night for camp chow; ready to paint Saturday through Monday. Paint like heck all day and sing around the camp fire at night.

$550 includes all food, a cook camp site fees and inspired painting instruction. Email Jef for further information:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A message from Scott Gellatly (Portland, OR)

It is a great pleasure to let you know of an upcoming group show I will be participating in along with two terrific landscape painters, Michael Victor Jackson and Mitch Albala. I’ve known Mitch since my days in Seattle and have continued to stay in touch with him through my work with Gamblin Artists Colors. Besides being a painter, Mitch is a sought-after instructor and author of the recently published book, Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice. I hope you can make it by Brian Marki for the reception on Friday, July 2 (5-8pm) to see the work and meet Mitch. The exhibition runs until August 15


Brian Marki Fine Art
2236 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 249-5659

| Product Manager | Gamblin Artists Colors Co. | 503.235.1945 x12 direct | 971.275.4717 mobile | |

Call to Artists, Oregon Lavender Fields (6/25-7/9/10) and Lavender Art Exhibit (7/10 & 7/11/10)



JUNE 25 TO JULY 9, 2010
10 AM TO 5 PM

You are invited to come paint ALL the Lavender Fields* from June 25 to July 9, 2010 and then to participate in the Public showing and sale of artists' work on July 10 &11, Saturday & Sunday, at Beulah Park in Yamhill.

Direct any questions to: Susan Day (503) 662-3339. Mail registration to address on registration form (pdf below).

You must be registered to participate in the Art Exhibit and Sales (there is a $25 fee).

Sponsored by Blick Art Materials and Gamblin Artists Colors.

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MAP of all locations, *Important: DO NOT PAINT AT #6 Oregon Lavender, they are the only Lavender farm that is NOT participating.

2010 Lavender Map

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Utrecht's 4th Annual Plein Air in the Park--Saturday, July 10

(from an email from Utrecht) Plein Air in the Park will take place on Saturday, July 10th from 12pm to 4pm to correspond with the Pearl District's Bastille Day celebrations in Jamison Park. Our event will be located in the NW Park blocks between Davis and Everett. Everyone is invited to bring easels and painting supplies. As in years past, Utrecht Art Supplies will provide some materials for passers-by who would like to try their hand at painting en plein air, and will provide water, snacks and free gifts for the “featured artists” as a thank-you for your participation. Come enjoy the summer with Utrecht ...ALL LEVELS encouraged to participate...the more the merrier! -------------------- Google Map There is a smart park garage just off the broadway bridge, about 7 blocks from the north end of the park if you get frustrated trying to find a space on the street. Here’s a link to the park smart garages:
(Photos from 2009)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Three Day Plein Air Summer workshop with Janis Ellison (Grants Pass, OR)

Save the Date! Learn to paint outdoors…Plein Air.
Join Janis Ellison, an accomplished award winning painter for a three day tour of learning to paint Plein Air or refreshing your skills after a long winter. She will demonstrate how to simplify the subject matter, focus on the big shapes and values to create a successful painting on location outdoors.
Janis has been painting in pastel for over 15 years and is an experienced and patient teacher. She has signature status in SPS, NPS, PSO, and PSNM Pastel Societies. Her works are in galleries in California, Grants Pass, Cannon Beach and Bend, OR. Pastel Techniques
Pastel Plein Air Latour…with Janis Ellison
Artist demonstrations and lots of individual easel time with the instructor.
June 21, 22, 23
Cost 150.00
Location Grants Pass, OR
Register Early…Class size limited to 10
Call to Register: Janis Ellison, 541-955-1888
Email Janis Ellison

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Essential Oil Techniques" Thomas Kitts one day oil painting workshop through Art Media & OSA

Get started in Oil (or "refresh") in this one day workshop with Thomas Kitts

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How to Register:
Please call Art Media Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM to register. 503-223-3724 OR 1-800-990-3364

Summer-Fall 2010 Oil Painting Workshops with Mary Lou Epperson

Mary Lou Epperson conducts all day workshops with demonstrations and intensive, individualized instruction in a small group setting.

Two-day Plein Air Workshops

Fri-Sat, Aug. 20-21, McMinnville

Practice seeing, selecting, sketching and painting your impressions of rolling hills, majestic evergreens (and maybe even an elk herd), on this 160-acre ranch.
9 am-4 pm. Limit 10. All levels. $195.

Fri-Sat, Sept. 17-18, Oregon Coast

Paint studies of wave patterns and rock formations, and learn to capture sea and sky color notes at some of Oregon’s most scenic coastline at Cape Mears and Three Arches.
10 am-5 pm Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat.
Limit 10. All levels. $195.

Two-Day Studio Workshop

Sat-Sun, Oct. 23-24, Beaverton

Create a larger studio painting from this summer’s plein air studies. Develop new, personally meaningful compositions from small paintings and photos while exploring how color, contrast, edge and texture define space and volume
9 am-4 pm. Limit 4. All levels. $195.

Email Mary Lou Epperson

Sunday, May 23, 2010

2010 Plein Air Painting Workshops with Mitch Baird

Join award winning artist Mitch Baird for a local plein air painting
experience capturing the landscape. The workshops will be 2-day
intensives for all skill levels and limited to 12 students to ensure
individual attention. The Colorado workshop will be a 5-day intensive
regarding the process of plein air to studio work. The location settings
and dates of the workshops will be:

June 12th & 13th
Columbia Gorge, Washington/Oregon
9am - 5pm
Held in conjuction with the Solo show
at Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington

Workshop cost is $200

July 17th & 18th
Sauvies Island, Oregon
9am – 5pm

Workshop cost is $200

August 17th – 21st
Evergreen Fine Art Academy, Denver, Colorado
9am - 4 pm

Please contact Evergreen Fine Art for registration by visiting
call 1-800-452-9453

Workshop cost is $600

October 10th & 11th
through the
Umpqua Valley Arts Center in
Roseburg, Oregon
9 am – 4:30 pm

For registration and details please call
the UVAA Office at 541-672-2532
or visit the web link
and scroll down to the posting.

A materials list will be provided with registration as well as exact
meeting locations with directions. Lodging will be the responsibility of
the student if needed.

For details visit For registration please
call 971-227-6142 or email

Monday, May 10, 2010

News from Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen has added a Painting Workshop to the 2010 schedule.

When: May 26th & 27th
Where: Smith Rock, Time: 10-4
Cost: $200

Call to get your name on the list: 509-364-0018

Other Dates to consider:
June 5th & 6th
10-4, Sauvie Island

June 12th
10-4, Hood River

About Eric's workshops

The workshops are intensive plein air workshops complete with informal lectures, chat sessions, demonstrations and critiques. These classes are open to all serious painters from beginners on up.
The class structure will be informal with an emphasis on enjoying the painting process while working on the basic fundamentals of good landscape painting. Focus will be on organizing and simplifying your subject and on making key decisions that will enable you to successfully paint the landscape.

For information about paintings and workshops:

Call to Artists: Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010, Columbia Art Gallery

Pacific NW PleinAir2010 Call for Entries
Applications now being accepted through June 30, 2010
LINK for additional information:
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 Columbia Art Gallery

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Colleen Howe (Pastel) Workshop June17,18 & 19 at Emerald Art Center in Springfield

The Emerald Art Center in Springfield, OR offers high caliber workshops throughout the year. Of interest to Plein Air Painters is this upcoming workshop with Colleen Howe:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming Still Life & Figure Workshops (Oregon)

Reminder regarding upcoming workshops;
Eric Jacobsen
Lake Oswego, OR Painting Expressive Still Lifes April 24th (one day) 10-2 $50 Information here
Kitty Wallis, Fire & Earth Figures Beginning April 23 (three days) Information here

Other workshops here.