Quiltopia!

This Friday and Saturday (November 5th and 6th) the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 SE Mill St SE) will be hosting Quiltopia, 2021. Like everything else, the popular annual exhibit was cancelled in 2020, but is back this year! Because my painting studio is part of the Studios at the Mill (at the Willamette Heritage Center) […]

Robert Hess

It’s been four years since the sculptor Robert Hess died and I’ve been thinking about him this week.  I thought maybe I’d republish this blog post I wrote at the time of his death because I still appreciate him and miss him, I can still hear his funny, hearty voice, and I like the thought […]

Salem Sketchers

For a couple of years an intrepid group of local artists has been participating one Saturday a month in what is an international movement of urban sketchers…very casual, very fun.  Each month they draw at a different location…I’ve dropped in and out, but decided to join today, even though the weather was iffy…(58 degrees on […]