While I’m not showing much this summer, I’ll be working overtime to get ready for a whole mess of visual goodness this fall.
Solo Show: October
Clatsop Community College, Astoria
As of now the show has no title and no locked-down opening date, but here’s what we know:
I’ve been awarded CCC’s annual “Solo Show and Workshop Award,” which means I’m already painting away during regular appointments watching naked athletes doing difficult stuff. Near the opening in October I’ll also give a lecture and lead a workshop related to this work.
Portland Open Studios: Oct. 12-13, 19-20
Along with 95 other painters, sculptors, fabric makers, photographers and multimedia-collage-ists, I will open my studio and demonstrate my practice to the public. This is one of Portland’s best arts education opportunities: the chance to look at a tour guide, choose a route to see what interests you, and watch people make more of that beautiful stuff. It’s also a great opportunity for high school and college art students to take on a formal internship for a hands-on lesson in this studio life.
I have a special interest in the internship/mentoring program this year since I’m running it.
Two-Person Show: Oct. 31 to Nov. 25
Guardino Gallery, Portland
This one will open on Halloween at Donna Guardino’s multi-roomed gallery on 30th and Alberta, Northeast, a well respected showcase of the Northwest’s beautiful and quirky since 1997. After you walk through the main monthly show, you can keep going through another gallery, a gift shop of small works and jewelry, and more rooms of goodness. For every show in the Main Gallery, Donna pairs two complementary bodies of work, usually one in 2-D and one in 3-D. I’m thrilled to be paired with sculptor Christopher Wagner, an excellent woodworker whose long-limbed, organic figures I love enough to own one already.