Sunday, December 9, 2007

Thirty. The night of the show...intense

At 6 pm, when I showed up, the place was already full. It wasn't supposed to start until 7, but people were already scoping out their favorites. The artists were able to have first pick of the work. At 7, the packed house was asked to exit back out the door and then line up outside. As they went in, they were then given stickers with their names and were able to purchase the work. Well, this created a frenzy and the place filled up again and everyone was squished like sardines. Till 9, there was still a line around the building up Burnside. The place remained packed even up to its closing at 11. It was crazy. It felt like it was a rock star/art show. There was music and drinks and a really intense atmosphere that one does not get during a usual art show. I sold 17 out of my 30 and bought an amazing piece by Rebecca J. Becker. I had a lot of fun and did not realize the show would turn out to be such a frenzy. I love these kind of unknown adventures.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Thirty Show: Native Oregon Plants

This is my work for the Thirty show. Below, please find the press release for the show. It would be great to see people at the event. I am curious to see what the other 29 artists did with their time.

Om Tradition Arts

14 NE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97232 (at 10th and E. Burnside)

One night only, Dec. 7th, 2007 7-11pm

Thirty! is a 900-piece affordable art extravaganza featuring the work of
thirty Portland artists, both established and emerging. Each selected
artist was challenged to create thirty 7” x 7” original paintings in just
thirty days. This exciting and unique concept creates a space for artists
to push the boundaries of time, size and style. The resulting 900
paintings on pine panels will be available for thirty dollars a piece.
The paintings will be hung salon style at OM Tradition Arts on Dec. 7th,
2007 for a one night only frenzy, in conjunction with the Central
Eastside’s First Friday Artwalk. This is a cash only event you won't want
to miss!

A percentage from each sale will benefit OM Tradition Arts, a new movement
arts studio, also hosting rotating visual art exhibitions. OM’s mission
is to provide affordable classes to the community in various traditional
movement arts (yoga, capoiera, dance, martial arts, etc.)

Native Oregon Plants Information

For the work in my Thirty Show I used a poster created by the Portland Environmental Services. For more information on this, check out their website:

Portland Environmental Services offers this information about local plants:

Naturescaping is landscaping that allows people and nature to coexist. By incorporating native plants into your yard, you can attract insects, birds, and other creatures and help keep Portland's rivers and streams healthy.

If you would like to see some of these plants in their native environment, check out the following places:
* Oxbow Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham
* Forest Park, Northwest Portland
* Powell Butte Park, 162nd & SE Powell Blvd.
* Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.
* Tryon Creek State Park, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
* Berry Botanic Garden, 11505 SW Summerville Ave.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Guardino Gallery Show: Little Things

This is my work hung at my show. For more info, check out Guardino's website: