Blair Saxon-Hill

We first met artist Blair Saxon-Hill through archives… Blair and artist John Brodie own a book store in Portland, Monograph Bookwerks which handles new and used, rare and out of print art books…and occasionally archives come their way.  Blair currently has a show up at the Littman Gallery at Portland State University, “From the Beginning […]

Harry Widman at the Sovereign Collection….

Michael Parsons has taken over the Sovereign Collection Gallery (716 SW Madison, Portland), and is showing a nice selection of paintings, collages and assemblages by Portland artist Harry Widman.  On Saturday Roger Hull, Widman’s biographer, and Bob Shotola (Harry’s long-time friend) were at the Gallery with Harry and quite a crowd of others to have […]

Friday Report…

Wow…busy week around here…but kind of a miscellaneous week to make a narrative out of…  It WAS a week with ART in it though…Elizabeth, Alex and I spent two days in Corrie’s summer studio (a generous offer on Corrie’s part)…she the first artist in residence whereby the CCC gallery is turned into a big studio […]

Rex Amos at 12X16

You still have 4 days to get over to 12X16 Gallery to see the work of Rex Amos, showing with Eunice Parsons.  His elegant chine colles, assemblages and meticulously cut collages are wonderful…and the play between Rex’s work and Eunice’s work is fascinating and fun. Rex showed last year at the Hallie Ford in a […]

DAN MAY: Hooray!!!

We were both VERY excited to hear this afternoon that Salem artist Dan May has been named a 2013 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts, along with Portland artist Cynthia Lahti and Eugene artist Mike Bray.   These three were chosen from a “diverse pool” of 183 artists, and each will receive an unrestricted grant […]

Carl Hall: Ephemera

Regional artist Carl Hall left a wealth of material behind for his family to deal with after his death in 1996.  His wife and daughters have generously donated paintings to many institutions in the Pacific Northwest, sold much work, and sorted and re-formatted more.  Still…Carl was prolific and there is the fantastically interesting archival material […]