Author Archives: Diane Russell

Portland Open Studios 2022 (past event)

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I’m happy to be participating in Portland Open Studios again this year! Happening for two weekends, October 8-9 and 15-16. I’ll be in a new location, along with two wonderful artists (Dianna Shane & Donna Stevens). The address is 1014 NE 148th Ave, and I hope to see you there! Visit all 13 East Side artists listed on our postcards below (postcards also available at each studio) over the two weekends, and you will be entered to win original art! I hope to see you there! portlandopenstudios.com.

My mom, Victoria

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VICTORIA S. RUSSELL September 2, 1928 – August 29, 2022

My mom, Victoria, passed away on August 29th, just four days before her 94th birthday.  She was a wonderful artist, and specialized in portraiture, still life, and creating whimsical characters and subjects, both from life and from her imagination. She loved all of the arts, including dance, music, theater, and literature, and she shared that love with her family and friends. Mom found beauty everywhere, and will be remembered as a woman of grace, kindness, and generosity. Her artwork has been archived on her website for everyone to see at https://www.victoriasrussell.com/. I love you, mom, and I’m forever grateful for the gift of art that you gave me.

Yehi zichra baruch “May her memory be a blessing”

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival (past event)

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VANCOUVER WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL, AUGUST 26-28
ESTHER SHORT PARK, 301 W. 8TH ST, VANCOUVER WASHINGTON

After three long years, the Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival has returned, and I’m thrilled to be participating in this amazing festival again!  Headliners include Diane Schuur, Poncho Sanchez, and The Yellowjackets!  For more information and tickets, visit https://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/.

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Oil Painters of America – Spring Show – 1st Place!

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I am thrilled that Covid Blues has received the First Place Award from the Oil Painters of America’s Spring Online Show! Visit the Oil Painters of America website to see all of the award winning artwork: https://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com/awardees/?show_id=40565 Prints of this painting are available! To read about the painting or to purchase prints, visit https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/

NY Figurative Show – Certificate of Merit!

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I am very honored to have received the Certificate of Merit Award at the prestigious NY Figurative Show at the Salmagundi Club in NYC! The show was held in January 2022, and even though I wasn’t able to travel to the reception, my painting traveled there! Below are the photos from the beautiful space that it was hanging in. For more information on the show and to see all the award winning artwork, visit the Salmagundi website: https://salmagundi.org/2022-scny-figurative/
To read about the painting or to purchase a print, visit my painting page: https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/

Portrait Society of America 2021 Finalist!

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I’m thrilled that my painting “Covid Blues” has been selected as a finalist in the Portrait Society of America’s Members Only Competition in the “Outside the Box” category! This is the second year in a row that I’ve had a painting place as a finalist in this national competition, and it’s the 4th award for “Covid Blues”! The 60 winners in this category can be seen on the Portrait Society’s Facebook page, and it’s an honor to be included with all of these amazing artists! https://www.facebook.com/portraitsociety/posts/272168508268484

Prints of “Covid Blues” are available! https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/

BEST OF SHOW! OSA Fall Juried Show 2021!

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BEST OF SHOW! And PEOPLE’S CHOICE! Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show 2021!

I am very honored that Covid Blues has received the Best of Show award at the Oregon Society of Artists Fall Juried Show! And the People’s Choice award too! Thank you to everyone at the OSA and to Aimee Erickson, the juror and amazingly talented artist! The show is up until September 25th at the Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 SW Park Place, Portland. https://www.osagallery.org/2021-fall-oil-based-media-show

Prints of this painting are available! https://www.dianerussell.net/portfolio/covid-blues/

Portland Open Studios 2021 (Past Event)

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I’m so happy to be participating in the 2021 Portland Open Studios tour again this year, along with over 100 other artists around the Portland Metro area.  It will be in person this year, October 9,10,16 & 17! Masks will be required for entry, and will be provided at the door. This is always a great opportunity to see where artists work and to interact with the artists!  As in the past, I will be working on a new painting during the tour. My studio is #65 on the tour, and all of the studio addresses are available at the Portland Open Studios website, https://portlandopenstudios.com/. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone the weekends of October 9-10 & 16-17!