Three Squared: Line, Layers and Light
Cannon Beach Arts Association
1064 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Artist Reception: January 13, 2018, 6-7:30pm
Three local artists – Lisa Wiser, Jan Rimerman, Jani Hoberg – share their passion for depicting local scenery ranging from a broad perspective to the tiniest detail often left unnoticed. Impassioned by the flora and fauna of the outdoors, artists Jan, Jani and Lisa found common roots in their hometown of Lake Oswego, Oregon, growing up near the shores of Oswego Lake. Intrigued and inspired by the motion of water and what lies beneath and the love of forests and what rests above, they discovered a simpatico of repeated themes in their work.
As art educators, curators and practicing artists, each in their own right, the women unleashed their 35+ years of artistic practices to weave together “Three Squared: Line, Layers and Light." The two painters and one printmaker believed that an exhibit collaboration, in an often solo exhibition world, would satisfy both a love of working together and create an opportunity to blend their individual prints and paintings for a cohesive visual impact. To enhance the exhibit all work will be executed on a square format in varying sizes. We honor the familiar square format to be symbolic of honesty, security and stability in the natural physical world at a potentially vulnerable time.
Portland Open Studios is an annual self-guided tour to visit studios of ~100 artists throughout the Portland Metro area. Come and see my work, process, studio space and understand a little of what it means to be an artist in this great area!
To get your guide or app. visit portlandopenstudios.com. I will have a few program/guides available for purchase at $15 each during the tour. Tour is held the middle two weekends of October.
Dates: October 14-15 & October 21-22
Hours: 10am to 5pm each day
Enjoy some sun at the beach! This month marks the 9th annual Plein Air & More Festival in Cannon Beach. Check out the Artists Swarm in the coaster courtyard from 2-4pm on Saturday - I'll be participating in the paint outs and exhibiting at the Imprint Gallery! Hope to see you there!
Imprint Gallery is at 183 N. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110.
Take a drive to Black Butte Ranch and see my work inspired by the wonders of Central Oregon. Join me for a glass of wine at the Vino Thursday opening on April 20 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located just inside the entrance of the lodge at 12930 Hawks Beard, Black Butte Ranch.
I will be exhibiting three paintings in the Beaver Tales traveling art exhibit and sale. The exhibit features beaver-themed photographs and art, planned by the Wetlands Conservancy and celebrating Oregon's state animal and Oregon State University's mascot. For locations see below.
Oregon Zoo Education Center
I am participating in the 11th year of Lake Oswego Reads as an invited artist. This year's book selection is Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. It's a true story of the women called "computers" who launched America into space - my painting, Pinnacle, was inspired by this fascinating story. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly created Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women known as "human computers" who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, both where we've been and the far reaches of space to which we're heading. The author will meet with the artists in February.
Check out my painting from last year's Lake Oswego Reads book, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, on my Musings page.
I am participating as an invited artist at this year's Big 500 Art Show. Over 5,000 8"x8" artworks by 500 Portland artists will be on display and each piece is only $40! An affordable way to buy art and for a good cause - a portion of all proceeds will benefit the Oregon Food Bank. Show runs through December 23 and is open daily 9am to 6pm.
Ford Gallery at the Ford Building
2505 SE 11th Avenue