Monthly Archives: January 2016

Carolyn Hazel Drake & Phoebe McAfee & Anna Wiancko

MAIN GALLERY (January 28-February 23)

Phoebe Mc Afee, woven tapestry

Phoebe Mc Afee, woven tapestry

Phoebe McFee is a weaver of tapestries. She has been weaving since 1967, when she was 23 years old. “Early on I fell in love with tapestry. Now I am in my 70’s and have never stopped weaving. For 40 years I focused on large tapestries, mostly on commissions. My images based on the structure of weaving come from this time.” In 2004, she began to draw on the computer. Recent small tapestries woven in Portland have all come from computer drawings. Translating the vivid colors into yarns is new and delightful to her. Phoebe also has begun to weave words into her images. “I’ll see where that takes me. I am still evolving, still finding new things to say in warp and weft..

Carolyn Hazel Drake, "Sailboat" ceramic & mixed media

Carolyn Hazel Drake, “Sailboat” ceramic &mixed media

Carolyn Hazel Drake’s sculptures are a mix of porcelain and textiles, referencing the natural world and man-made devotional objects. Her recent work continues to explore the vessel, now in the form of the boat as a close cousin to the humble (but always evocative) pinch pot. “In response to a series of personal losses, I have been looking to ancient art that honors or tries to contextualize death. Greek tragedies and elegiac writing are also frequent source materials. The boat appears as an element of burial or transport to the underworld/afterlife in many cultural traditions. It speaks to the very human combination of longing and fear for what is beyond the horizon. I love the immediacy of pinching the clay, and I try to balance conceptual and expressive complexity with the seductive materiality of clay and cloth.”

FEATURE AREA (January 28-February 21)

Anna Wiancko-Chasman, "Horse" Mixed media

Anna Wiancko-Chasman, “Horse” Mixed media

Anna Wiancko works in clay, paint, mixed media, and found objects to create unusual and expressive sculptures and assemblages. She explores irony, humor and whimsy as a necessary part of that communication. “I was introduced to the natural world as a child, as my parents were both avid outdoors people and activists for the environment. I often took pencils and paper into the back country when we camped or stayed in our cabin in the High Sierras.” A deep love of art, nature and animals became rooted in her, and these dual passions have inspired and guided her. “I found that both animals and art were wonderful companions, which enabled me to express myself in ways I otherwise could not. When I lost my daughter to cancer, art helped give me strength and the courage to heal. However, I need, as most of us need, to balance the difficult messages with humor and play”.

Gallery Schedule

2017 GALLERY SCHEDULE

January (December 29-January 24)
MAIN: Tapestry (Willamette Tapestry Artists)
FEATURE AREA:  Patrick George (inaglio)

February (January 26-February 21) 
MAIN: Cathie Joy Young (paintings) & Kim Murton (ceramic sculpture)
FEATURE AREA: Devin Bernard (paintings)

March (February 23-March 28)
MAIN: Hsin-Yi Huang (ceramic sculpture)
FEATURE AREA: Lisa Conway (ceramic sculpture)
Window gallery: Hennig Family  (ceramics)
Pop-Up Ceramic show (in the Back Shop) 

April (March 30-April 25)
MAIN: Anne Goodrich (ceramic sculpture) & Gail Owen (relief prints)
FEATURE AREA: Zebith Thalden (mixed media)

May (April 25-May 23)
MAIN: Mar Goman (mixed media)
FEATURE AREA: Dayna Collins (paintings)

June (May 25-June 27)
MAIN: Tamae Frame (ceramic sculpture) & Dave Benz (walnut ink)
FEATURE AREA: Samyak Yamauchi (paintings)

July (June 29-July 25)
MAIN: Carolyn Garcia (mixed media) & Deborah Unger (wood/mixed media)
FEATURE AREA: Nadine Gay (ceramic/mixed media)

August (July 27-August 29)
MAIN: Shannon Weber (mixed media sculpture & encaustic) & Chi Meredith (paintings) 
FEATURE AREA: Michael Kurtz (paintings)

September (August 31-September 26)
Main: Beverly Soasey (mixed media) & Beth Robinson (mixed media collage)
FEATURE AREA: Sue Thomas (paintings) & Scot Cameron-Bell (ceramic)

October (September 28-October 24)
MAIN: Day of the Dead Group Show
WINDOW GALLERY: DAY OF THE DEAD
FEATURE AREA: Mavis Leahy (textile and mixed media)

November (October 26-November 24
MAIN: David Nez (paintings) & Dan Pillers (wood/mixed media)
FEATURE AREA: Linda Robertson (encaustic)

December (November-December
MAIN & FEATURE AREA:
Little Things 17

 

2016 SCHEDULE

JANUARY
Mike Wellins (painting on laser cut wood) & Michael Edward McGovern (mono-prints)
FEATURE AREA (Jan 2-Jan 24)
Paul Trapp (shaped paintings)

FEBRUARY
MAIN GALLERY (Jan 28-Feb 23)
Phoebe McAfee (tapestry) & Carolyn Hazel Drake (ceramic/fiber)
FEATURE AREA & WINDOW (Jan 28-Feb 21)
Anna Wiancko-Chasman (mixed media)

MARCH
MAIN GALLERY (Feb 25-Mar 29)
Dennis Anderson (paintings) & Marcia T Smith (ceramic sculpture)
FEATURE AREA (Feb 25-Mar 27)
James Lilly (painted wood constructions)

APRIL
MAIN GALLERY (Mar 31–Apr 26)
Sally Squire (ceramic/mixed media) & Janet Ronacher (mixed media baskets)
FEATURE AREA (Mar 31–Apr 24)
Patrick Noe (ceramic sculpture & reliefs)

MAY
MAIN GALLERY (Apr 28-May 24)
Christopher St.John (paintings) & Cathi Newlin (ceramic sculpture)
FEATURE AREA (Apr 28-May 22)
Ralph Davis (paintings/mixed media)

JUNE
MAIN GALLERY (May 26-June 28)
Gay Freeborn (oil paintings) & Karen Croner (mixed media sculpture)
FEATURE AREA (May 26-June 26)
Kelli MacConnell (relief prints) & Yelena Roslaya (ceramic sculpture)

JULY
MAIN GALLERY (June 30- July 26)
Betsy LeVine (oil paintings) & Dennis Floyd (prints)
FEATURE AREA (June 30- July 24)
Jeanne Drevas (mixed media)

AUGUST
MAIN GALLERY (July 28-Aug 23)
Reed Clarke (oil paintings & prints)
FEATURE AREA (July 28-Aug 21)
Alicia Justus (drawings/mixed media) & Dawn Panttaja (ceramic doll-sculpture)

SEPTEMBER
MAIN GALLERY (Aug 25-Sept 27)
Jill McVarish (oil paintings) & Mark Clarson (cast glass)
FEATURE AREA (Aug 25-Sept 25)
Rogene Manas (paper clay & paint)

OCTOBER
MAIN GALLERY (Sept 29-Oct 25)
10th Annual Day of the Dead
FEATURE AREA (Sept 29-Oct 23)
Alisa Looney (enamel on steel)

NOVEMBER
MAIN GALLERY (Oct 27-Nov 19)
Lynda Golan (paintings) & Terresa White (bronze & ceramic sculpture)
FEATURE AREA (Oct 27-Nov 19)
Stacy Polson (needle felted sculpture)

DECEMBER
GALLERY (Nov 25
15th Annual Little Things