As Covid-19 surges once again, cutting us off from ease of viewing and motion, we are particularly grateful for three exhibits in Salem of the work of three very different but talented artists from three generations of art making…all still working. Jon Colburn, at 85 the oldest of three, has been in Salem about 15 […]
Nancy sent me this lovely hand-made birthday card that is an image for our times (thank you Nancy!)… But to back track…we went to the beach Saturday for my birthday, and to clean out the pantry and retrieve some toilet paper (who is it that HAS all the toilet paper I wonder?). In spite of […]
I’ve written a lot about Jon Colburn and visited his studio many times, since his partner is my long-time friend and garden mentor Irene Longaker. The other day R and I were in the PNAA (Pacific Northwest Artist Archive) and archivist Mary McRobinson had a nice painting of Jon’s over her desk, on loan from […]
Friday was a day of looking at other people’s art…at last. It started early with a visit to the studios of the six senior art majors at Willamette University who are midway in the process of preparing their senior show, opening in April 2016. All six seemed motivated, excited about their work and certain about […]
A nice way to coast down the slope of old year is to visit a studio…most especially the studio of an industrious worker. I’ve written about Jon Colburn before here and here, but haven’t visited his studio in a while. The studio is deep in the back garden and Arvo was outside to greet me…well […]
I had a meeting today at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and that gave me a chance to see the new acquisitions on view in the lobby this month…go take a look, but here are some (not too good…but you get the idea) photos. Jon Colburn Tom Cramer Katherine Ace Lucinda Parker and then […]
What a fun weekend so far…art all the way. Friday night was Jon Colburn’s opening at Bush Barn, and before hand we checked out Jon’s rather wonderful studio (Jon is on the right): filled with art and artists (Jon Bunce, Cary Doucette, Jackie Johnson, Mardy Widman): and tools of the trade Eunice Parsons was there […]
Here’s my favorite. Jon says they’re two paintings which he’ll stretch and frame but I kind of liked them together.