Oregon Society of Artists Reception

“Man in a Canoe, ” my latest oil, is part of a fine show honoring OSA volunteers at  2185 S.W. Park Pl, Portland. Gallery hours 1-4m, Mon thru Sat.

Photo by the very steady handed Tim Mahoney.

Library Gallery Brings Artwork Alive

Imagine your artwork on display in a historic home-like setting. A warm fire crackles in the massive brick fireplace, inviting you to relax and read, while rows of dark-toned bookcases envelope the room with riveting subjects to share. Has your artwork been sold to a local book lover? In this case, no! It’s on display at the pARTners in ART gallery space at the Oregon City Library!

Eight of our artists are participating in the January-March rotation, and it’s fascinating to see how the unique literary surroundings add context to their work. Historic subjects, such as Eric Griswold’s photographs of the abandoned Blue Heron Mill or Susan Schenk’s mixed media interpretations of the Donald and Newberg mills, take on extra significance in the century-old library space. Architectural subjects, such as the monumental bridges inspiring both Anita Reuther’s and Eileen Holtzman’s paintings, harmonize beautifully with the strong architectural features of the gallery room. The nostalgic landscape in Richard Gaffield’s “Abandoned View” seems especially compelling as the vacant log cabin and rusty antique sedan take us back in time along with their historic venue.

(2 paragraphs and a photo by Beth  Daniell from her Three Rivers Artist Guild February newsletter. Bolded font my idea. Thank you Beth.)


Oregon City Public Places

These watercolors and mixed media will travel from the Three Rivers Gallery to be on view at the 221 Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Community Development Building at 221 Molalla Ave for three months and then at Citizens Bank,


Saluting OSA Volunteers January 2018

My oil painting, “Man in a Canoe,” is showing at the Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland. Gallery is open 1-4. I’ll be present at the reception, Sunday, January 11, 1-3,  and sitting on January 17.