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New artists showing in July

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In July we will be showing 2 popular painters, JM Brodrick and Sally O’Neill. Both from Oregon, each of these talented artists will show paintings in a variety of subject matter.

About JM Brodrick
The Viewer-Broderick-14x32-acrylicJM Brodrick studied painting and classical music in her youth and received her first scholarship at the age of thirteen. Her Grandmother who was a professional artist in Helsinki, Finland, guided her love of the arts. She grew up in a working artist environment. “My Grandmother helped me connect with other artists and shaped me at an early age to express myself with painting” says Brodrick. In 1977 she moved  to Fairbanks, AK where the rugged lifestyle and freedom of the open country inspired her to further develop her artistic talents. Brodrick now lives in Oregon.

Brodrick’s paintings are in numerous collections in the United States, Europe and Japan including: Atlantic Richfield Corporation, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington D.C., the State of Alaska  and The Nation Center for Global National Health and Medicine  Hospital, Tokyo. Shown here: The Viewer

About Sally O’Neill
A native of Southern California, Sally O’Neill has lived in the foothills of the Northern Oregon Cascade Mountains since 1991. As a child, she enjoyed painting and drawing in addition to music studies. She majored in music in college and is an accomplished pianist. Sally worked in the medium of watercolor for a period of time in the 1980’s. In 1998, Sally went back to painting seriously working solely in oils.

O'Neill-Sunshine and Daisies-8x10-Oil“As soon as I started painting with oils I knew I had found the perfect medium to express my artistic vision. As an admirer of the impressionists, I am obsessed with light, color and atmosphere. Through the layering of colors and texture I’m trying to achieve the effects of light at different times of the day. Overall, I want my paintings to bring the viewer into a world they would love to be in, that of beauty and sun drenched days.”

O’Neill’s plein air and studio paintings reflect her enthusiasm for life and an appreciation for her subject matter. O’Neill has been the recipient of numerous awards. Her work can be seen in a number of private as well as corporate collections. She also teaches group workshops in addition to private art students. Shown here: Sunshine and Daisies

Check back next week for more details on our First Friday lineup.

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Hidden gallery gems in Oregon

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Oregon is a rich and diverse arts destination, including galleries, museums, music festivals, and a fair sharSchneider-mastheade of well known, nationally recognized artists. We are also home to many colleges and universities. Often overlooked, these institutions are meccas for exhibits showcasing work by students, faculty and notable alumni, as well as the work of famous masters from their collections. You might be surprised to learn that these exhibits are meticulously curated and afford an opportunity to see the latest work by emerging and established artists in our communities. Even better, most of these galleries are free or charge very little.

Here is a list of academic galleries throughout Oregon.

Art Institute of Portland, The Art Institute of Portland Gallery, Portland
Lewis and Clark, Ronna & Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland
Marylhurst University, The Art Gym and Streff Gallery, Marylhurst
Mt. Hood Community College, Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Hoffman Gallery, Portland
Oregon State University, Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis
Pacific University, Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, Forest Grove
PNCA, Feldman Gallery, Portland
Portland Community College, Cascade Gallery, Helzer Gallery, North View Gallery, Portland
Portland State University, Autzen Gallery, MK Gallery, AB Lobby Gallery, Portland
Reed College, Cooley Gallery, Portland
Southern Oregon University, Schneider Museum of Art, Roseburg
University of Oregon, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene
Willamette University, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem

Most of these galleries are open during the summer months, but be sure to check the websites for seasonal hours and exhibit information before heading out.

New artwork in the gallery

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We are please to share some new artwork in the Gallery. We’ve added metal wall art by Idaho artist, Donna Yde, raku by Beverly Curtis and new work by gallery favorite, Philip D. Smith.

Most of you might be familiar with Philip D. Ecola Creek Sunset_Phil SmithSmith’s realistic paintings. Phil has brought us several new pieces, including the one shown here, Ecola Creek Sunset. The image shown here definitely doesn’t do this painting justice, so if you’re a fan, do come by and see it for yourself!

Raku_Beverly Curtis (2)If you love luminous raku pottery, we have a beautiful variety of vases, plates and pots by Beverly Curtis. Beverly’s work reflects the traditional, as well as more modern treatments.

Complimenting Beverly’s work is the metal wall art sculpture of Metal Sculpture_Donna YdeDonna Yde. We have had Donna’s work in the past and are pleased to have it back in the Gallery.

In addition, we are looking forward to our July show where we will be showing the paintings of JM Brodrick and Sally O’Neill. No sneak preview yet, but stay tuned–it won’t be long!

First Friday in June

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During the month of June we are pleased to be showing Peter Mathios, Philip Smith, and Carlos E. Noriega in our exhibit “Is it Real or is it Kodak?”

American Kestrel 5x5Wildlife artist, Peter Mathios has been painting since he was a child. Inspired by memories of hunting with his father in Northern California, his favorite subjects are ducks and other waterfowl. He has been named the International Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year (’09) and Oregon Ducks Unlimited Duck Artist of the Year (’08). He has been published in Wildlife Art, US Art and California Waterfowl magazines. Mathios makes his home in the Willamette Valley and is a full-time artist.

Philip D. Smith is a native of Portland, OR and has been painting for over 35 years. He was born legally blind and has limited vision PSmith_Mid-cycle-Sundownin only one eye. Because of this, his innate perception of color, light and depth is amazing as demonstrated by his paintings. Phil paints in acrylic and oil and has explored a full range of subject matter including landscape, seascape, still life and portraits. He is also commissioned artist.

Carlos E. Noriega started his interest in photography while in high school. As a fighting Sea Bee in the U.S. Navy, he DSCN0300served two tours in Vietnam and photographed construction sites in the DMZ. After returning he became a police officer and applied his skills as a crime scene and autopsy forensic photographer. Carlos now devotes his time to photographing some of the most beautiful sights of the world. He loves to travel and capture the essence and spirit of a place through his images. Some of his most favorite subjects are the National Parks. His wildlife photographs are a specialty. This collection of photographs is from trips this past fall to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and the Columbia Gorge.

We will be open on First Friday, June 7, 5-9p.m. Stop by and enjoy free wine tasting by The Pines Vineyard and entertainment by Ron Hughes. Most Troutdale merchants participate in First Friday. Troutdale has great shops, restaurants, and plenty of parking. Make sure to start your weekend off with us!