Hi readers…it’s been two months since my last bulletin, and I’ll have to hustle to post this as October is about to become Hull birthday month, also known at November. I’ve been musing about why I rarely post on this blog anymore…the answer is Instagram. No narrative, just images…but the Snail Blog has provided me […]

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 […]

The Art Department….c. 1972…Willamette University…

Ran across this photo that I thought you locals might enjoy… here is the Willamette University Art Department in about 1972 or 73…left to right… Carl Hall (painter) Cameron Paulin (art historian) Roger Hull (art historian) and Robert Hess (sculptor)… but REALLY the most important figure in the group is the Manuel Izquierdo sculpture called […]

Conserving Carl Hall

The Salem Public Library has in its collection a beautiful Carl Hall painting called “Flood” of 1948.  It has had some definite conservation issues so Nancy and I agreed to take it to Portland to art conservator Nina Olsson.  First we arrived at the library and removed the painting, posting a note on the wall… […]