Jackie Johnson

Recently we visited painter Jackie Johnson’s studio in Portland on the occasion of a purchase/donation to the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.  A generous donor bought one of  Jackie Johnson’s paintings for the museum collection, and on that occasion Jackie offered to donate a painting of hers to go along with the earlier donation.  We […]

Living the Creative Life: Claudia Cave, Ella Rhoades, Cynthia Spencer

On Monday the “Salem Tribe” (Heidi Preuss Grew, Kristin Kuhns, Corrie Loomis Dietz and me) went to the Corvallis Arts Center to see the drawing show “Making a Mark” which comes down May 18th.  Though I have some drawings in the show and wanted feedback, really I was thinking they might all really like this […]

Elizabeth Bauman

I went over to Elizabeth’s for coffee the other day.  Her daughter Alex, our constant and much-loved companion last summer in Project Space, was in school, but Elizabeth showed me Alex’s current interest…legos… (and guess what ladies…they have GIRL legos now…) Last summer Alex was painting, cutting paper, drawing…in a concentrated and wonderful way… But […]