My jazz and blues portraits will be on display during the PDX Jazz Festival again this year! Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR. Open every day, stays open late on show days. More information on PDX Jazz at PDX Jazz.
I am very honored to have received one of seven scholarships to attend the 2018 Figurative Art Convention & Expo, November 7-10, in Miami Florida! This amazing event, put together by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, will feature demos and lectures by the country’s top portrait artists. I’m looking forward to attending, and meeting and learning from these wonderful artists! More information on FACE can be found at https://figurativeartconvention.com.
I will be participating in the 2018 Portland Open Studios tour this year, along with over 100 other artists around the Portland Metro area. This is a great opportunity to see where artists work and to interact with the artists. The tour guide is different this year, and is now available, as a pull-out insert, inside the latest (October) issue of Portland Monthly Magazine! The downloadable App will also be available for $4.99. Hope to see everyone the weekends of October 13-14 & 20-21! More information at Portland Open Studios.
VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL
ESTHER SHORT PARK, 301 W. 8TH ST, VANCOUVER WASHINGTON
This is my 14th year participating in this amazing jazz festival! Headliners include Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, and Judy Collins, and Portland’s own Reggie Houston! For more information and tickets, visit https://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/.
It was an honor to paint the official portrait of the 2017 Rose Festival Queen, Michaela Canete. The portrait was unveiled at the Oregon Society of Artists, where it will be on display for the month of June. It then will join four other portraits of previous Rose Festival queens at the Rose Festival Building on SW Naito Parkway in Portland. Thank you to the Oregon Society of Artists, the Portland Rose Festival, and to Michaela Canete for being such a wonderful model! KPTV Fox 12 news was there to capture the unveiling, and filmed this short video! http://www.kptv.com/…/36th-annual-rose-festival-art-show-op… Photos of Michaela’s reaction to the portrait courtesy of Liana Kramer.
LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
June 22, 23, 24 2018
GEORGE ROGERS PARK, 611 S. STATE ST., LAKE OSWEGO OR.
I am pleased to be participating in the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Friday through Sunday at George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Art in the Park hours are 10-8 Friday & Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. My booth number is G10, across from the music stage. I will have my Rose Festival Queen portrait on display, and I will be working on a new drawing during the show!
This is my 12th year participating in one of the best art walks in Portland! This neighborhood is home to many artists who will be showcasing their work, and this year I will be hosted by Realty Trust, 5015 SE Hawthorne. Visit the MTAW website for a free map: Mt. Tabor Art Walk. I won’t be working on a painting this year, but I will have a cast on my broken wrist for everyone to sign! 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20.
I will be participating in the 2017 Portland Open Studios tour this year, along with over 100 other artists around the Portland Metro area. This is a great opportunity to see where artists work and to interact with the artists. There are two ways to see the tour – purchase the $15 Tour Guide with color images of the artists work and a map of studios (available at all New Seasons stores) or download the PDXOS mobile app for $4.99. Either way will work! Hope to see everyone the weekends of October 14-15 & 21-22! More information at Portland Open Studios
I am pleased to announce that I was awarded the commission to paint the 2017 Rose Festival Queen! I will be painting the portrait of Michaela Canete during the next year, and the finished portrait will be unveiled at the Oregon Society of Artists Rose Festival Show in June 2018. Many thanks to the Oregon Society of Artists and the Portland Rose Festival Association! Stay tuned for updates!