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(Past Event) Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

June 23-25, 2017

LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
GEORGE ROGERS PARK, 611 S. STATE ST., LAKE OSWEGO OR.

I am 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, and I will be working on a new drawing during the show!  For more info, visit https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/lakewood-Festival-Date-2017.

(Past Event) Mt. Tabor Art Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my 11th year participating in one of the best art walks in Portland! The 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 will have new drawings on display, plus I’ll be finishing my new Mel Brown painting at the show!  10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21.

(Past Event) Portland Open Studios

OCTOBER 8-9 & 15-16
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I will be participating in the 2016 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 8-9 & 15-16!  More information at Portland Open Studios

(Past Event) Lake Oswego Art Festival

June 24-26, 2016
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LAKE OSWEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
GEORGE ROGERS PARK, 611 S. STATE ST., LAKE OSWEGO OR.

I am 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 G11 right across from the music stage, and I will be working on a new drawing during the show!

 

Norman Leyden

Norman w-drawing2014Norman Leyden was a nationally known conductor, composer, clarinetist, and educator. He was best known as the conductor of the Oregon Symphony Pops orchestra, however he also worked with Glenn Miller during his years in the US Air Force. More recently, Mr. Leyden performed at the Hollywood Bowl with Pink Martini. I photographed Norman during his induction into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2008, and used one of the photos for my pencil drawing of him. It was recently on display at the “Tribute to Norman Leyden” concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland. I was very fortunate to have met Norman just weeks before, and he seemed so pleased with the copy of the pencil drawing that I gave him. Norman Leyden passed away July 23, 2014.

 

RACC Professional Development Grant

This is the second grant that I have received from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and thanks to this opportunity, I was able to attend this year’s Annual Portrait Society of America’s Conference held in Washington DC.  I observed painting demos featuring the top portrait artists in the country, and received portfolio critiques from the same portrait artists. One thing that was emphasized was the importance of drawing from life, which I have been neglecting for much too long. Since returning from the convention, I have been inspired to sketch from life on a regular basis, and now I see why it is so important in my progression as an artist. This 30-minute sketch was done while my daughter was in town for her birthday this month.

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Oregon Art Beat

During the past few months, the film crews at Oregon Art Beat have been filming in my studio, and on location, for my segment on Oregon Art Beat! The segment is finally airing tonight, but you can also watch it online any time here . Thanks to Robe Imbriano, Greg Bond, and William Ward for doing such a great job!