Sunday, July 10, 2016

Getting Ready for The Little Big Show

Picture this...dozens of your favorite artists creating miniature 8" x 8" works each for sale at the bargain price of $40.  The gallery has been getting in great pieces for this show that opens on August 5th.  Possibly up to 600 pieces will be available at galleries and stores around town.  A bit of a scavenger hunt to find what treasure you want to take home.  Artists get a percentage of the proceeds, the rest goes to charities, with each venue featuring a different non-profit to help.   This sampler above?  Picture that multiplied about 40 more times, and you'll start to get an idea of the variety, talent, and creativity in this incredible and fun show. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

December Show coming together

Some really interesting new work coming in for the holiday season, with several of our favorite artists pulling out all the creative stops.

First Friday is December 4th. 

Tracy Case sculptures - fun and fantastic...

One of many creative "steam punk" inspired lamps by Joe Nelson....
New painting "Eve's Abyss" by SK Cothren...
Several wood pieces by Pat and Karen Miller....
Fused Glass by Diane Clingman...


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It's Open Studios Time

This Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Artists open their workspaces to visitors.

Maps and info will be available at Short Term Gallery, Crossroads Carnegie, and Petersons starting First Friday. On Saturday the always popular "Taste of Baker" restaurant crawl starts just as the studio tour finishes.  The Open Studios Tour is free to all, and you can receive a token for the Taste of Baker. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

April Featured Artist: Chris Haberman

JOIN US FIRST FRIDAY -  April show is featuring paintings by Chris Haberman, and continuing watercolor works by John W. Anderson.
Chris Haberman - "Family Portrait"

Chris Haberman "History of Burnside"

Chris Haberman "Richmond Fontaine"
Chris Haberman "Aviation - Seattle World's Fair"
Chris Haberman is a working painter, writer, muralist, curator and musician, native to Portland, Oregon. Aside from painting, he has published poetry, journalism and fiction; being awarded the Tom Doulis Fiction award, the Wilma Morrison award for excellence in journalism from Portland State University and is a lifetime member to the Academy of American Poets.

 All of Chris Haberman’s artwork is created recycled objects, found material from the streets and alleyways of his hometown. A discarded cabinet door or table top quickly becomes the backdrop for an integrated puzzle-poem of figures and text, focusing on subjects like people, politics, the region, pop-culture, media, music, film and literature.   

 Portland Mayor Sam Adams said in 2009 that “Chris is the hardest working artist in Portland.” Chris’ first curatorship was a show for Adams in City Hall of Portland, Oregon, (Portland Pride, 2007).  He has also shown art in hundreds of venues, including “Oregon Art Annual” and is a frequent contributor to local artwalks, school fairs and open studio tours.  In July 2012, Chris recorded selling over 10,000 original works since 2001; and he was a feature artist for Oregon Art Beat on Oregon Public Broadcasting and awarded “Portland Artist of the Year” for Barfly Magazine.  In Jan, 2011, he and fellow artist Jennifer Mercede won a national artist contest in Las Vegas, competing with artists’ from 10 other cities.

 Besides making art, Chris is also a teacher and a fervent freelance curator and arts advocate, coordinating hundreds of Portland art exhibits with regional artists since 2001, founding first a non-profit (Portland City Art, 2009) and then Chris Haberman Presents and The People’s Art of Portland in Pioneer Place Mall (with fellow artist/curator/buddy, Jason Brown, The Goodfoot) both in 2010, to help local artists show their works.

 In 2011, he illustrated a book with Oregon television icon, K.C. Cowan detailing a humorous selection of Catholic Saints.  In the same year he also completed a 219 wood panel album reproduction for an office mural for record label Kill Rock Stars, and a 100 piece show of about the History of Oregon for Portland State University.  In 2012/2013 he completed a 140 foot mural about “The History of Hawthorne Blvd.” for 50th SE Hawthorne on the Eagles Fraternal Lodge funded by a grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council; and currently is the Art Consultant/Curator/Art Department Staff for TV show Portlandia (Seasons 3, 4 and 5).  In 2014, he helped present the 15th annual Oregon Art Beat exhibition of 350 artists with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and appeared as a working artist on Ovation channel’s reality show, “One Man’s Trash.”

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year, More Great Art, January 2015

Scenes from First Friday, January 2nd

Frog sculpture by John Nelson

Artist Nancy Coffelt shows her latest papier mache sculptures

Glass goblets by Tom Dimond

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 2014

Scenes from the holiday show. Great new works. Variety!!! A visit to the gallery this month is fun, inspiring, and bright.

Cholla Art by Tom Clement

Front window decorated for the holiday season

Enjoying First Friday

First Friday crowds gave enthusiastic reviews on acoustic music by Josiah Winn.

Just one of the "Steampunk" inspired lamps by December featured artist Joe Nelson.

"Tis the Season" framed oil by George Keister  

New works by Amy Van Gaasbeck