Summer Solstice_37x54_oil_feustel - CopyWe are pleased to be showing Colorado artist, Cynthia Feustel, in her show “Be Still” during the month of February. Be sure to join us for First Friday, February 1, 5-9 pm.

Colorado artist, Cynthia Feustel helps usher in 2013 with her exhibit of figures and still life. Feustel refers to her style as contemporary realism and will show an amazing body of work that includes a variety of stunning portraits and still life pieces. The image shown here is “Summer Solstice”. Most recently Cynthia was featured in the December issue of Southwest Art Magazine for her Honorable Mention award for her entry in Artistic Excellence 2012 .

Rip’s sculpture of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz is in progress and on display. Take advantage of this great opportunity to see history in the making–literally. The monument is set to beDSC02456 dedicated in August 2013 at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii.

It’s not too early to think about Valentine’s Day. Ali Peret can help you select the perfect piece of jewelry. Remember, February’s birthstone is amethyst so keep that in mind when shopping for your special Valentine.

If you love artisan jewelry, Katie Hovis of Whimsy will be here with her gorgeous new rings. Very cute and affordable! Katie uses fine metals and gemstones for her unique wire wrapped jewelry.

As always, we will have entertainment and wine tasting. Local songwriter and vocalist, Crystal Lariza will sing and our friends from Phelps Creek Vineyard will offer FREE wine tasting. Make sure to start your weekend off with us! Festivities start at 5 PM and most Troutdale merchants participate. Troutdale has great shops, restaurants, and plenty of parking.

We still have several pre-cast opportunities, so ask us about them when you’re in the Gallery. Remember, Caswell Gallery offers a simple layaway plan!

Grace sculpting in classRip is also offering a Sculpture 101 class starting  February 4. The class will meet twice a week for three weeks from 6:30-8:30. This will be a unique opportunity for aspiring sculptors to learn about sculpting and lost wax casting with acclaimed sculptor Rip Caswell. You will begin working in Rip’s Studio at Caswell Gallery in Troutdale. Using your own design, Rip will guide you through the sculpting process and you’ll learn about the casting and patina process first hand when you finish your piece with Production Manager, Lonnie Paola at Firebird Bronze Foundry in Boring. When you take home your own miniature bronze sculpture, perhaps an heirloom, you might even be inspired to start your own artistic journey. For more information call us at 503-492-2473.