I will be showing about a dozen paintings at the Chapel Theatre Collective on SE Harrison St. in Milwaukie, OR, for a couple months with the opening reception on December 9, 12:30 – 3pm. The exhibit will be available for viewing before and during performances through January 31.
My new paintings and prints will be showing at the Three Rivers Artists Guild Gallery in the Singer Hill Cafe, 613 7th Ave, August 28 – October 26. Gallery hours: 9:30 – 4:00 pm. Artist reception September 16, 1-3pm.
Grand Teton Sunset, 12″ x 20″ oil on textured plywood
“Richard Gaffield’s mixed media paintings take us to timeless rural country settings. Wire fences wrestle with sage brush in one open scene, while a flowering pink tree celebrates spring in another. Like favorite passages of oft-told stories, they take us back to another time and place.”
The paintings are on the 2nd floor of the Oregon City Community Development Building at 221 Molalla Ave for three months and then at Citizens Bank, 19245 Molalla Ave until the end of June.
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.)
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, 19245 Molalla Ave until the end of June.