Our group show is extended through the month of January. In the Gallery you will find beautiful work by pastel and oil painter, Brenda Boylan; oil painter, Michael Orwick; artisan jewelry designer; Katie Hovis; and fine jewelry designer, Ali Peret.

Most of you know Brenda’s gorgeous, landscape pastel work, but she has been working in oils this year and is showing a body of work including city scapes. Also joining the group is oil painter, Michael Orwick whose beautiful landscapes of familiar Oregon locations are always popular.

We now have several acrylic paintings by Phillip Smith. We have shown Phillip previously and are excited to have him back. Ask to see his amazing painting, Water and Light.

Also in the Gallery, beautiful blown glass platters by Russell Ford and unique extruded crystal lamps by Keith Appleman. These glass pieces would be wonderful additions to your home decor. If you love Steven Thor Johannesson, we have some of his fantastic drawings, too.

Visit Ali Peret Custom Designs and see what he has been working on. If you were engaged over Christmas or have a special occasion coming up, he is the man to see.
Katie ringsIf you love artisan jewelry, Katie Hovis of Whimsy designs unique and one-of-a kind bracelets and pendants, using fine metals and stones. She has a new line of rings–very cute, and affordable.

Rip has several pre-cast opportunities. He has also started sculpting Fleet Admiral Nimitz, so definitely come by and take a look at this piece in progress.

Lastly, there in no First Friday in January, but we will be back “in the swing” on February 1, 2013 when we will be showing Colorado artist, Cynthia Feustel. For a sneak peek, Cynthia was featured in the December issue of Southwest Magazine.

Images: Brenda Boylan, Crossing the Perch; Michael Orwick, Lavender Days; wire wrapped rings by Katie Hovis