Being a new artist in a gallery brings a new sense of responsibility for me. It feels like my duty to publicize the gallery and the other artists as much as my own work there because I want us all to succeed. The more people who know about the fine work there, the better chance our artwork will wind up going home with just the right person someday.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to meet several of the local artists who are part of the Art Element Gallery family and chat with some of their First Friday Art Walk regulars. Romona Youngquist is the flagship artist there, with many luscious oil paintings. Jay Noller is a Corvallis artist (and neighbor) and his paintings feature earth pigments that fit the Newberg area’s fascination with jory, red hills soil. When Pam Nicols had a show last year they created a short video of her talking about how she incorporates rusted paper…yes, rusted paper, into her encaustics.
Regular artist talks held at the gallery have created engaged customers and many fans. Thanks to Loni and Lauren for bringing me in to such a wonderful space.
My page on the Art Element Website
Shots of my show with Mike Baggetta at Art Elements Gallery, Newberg. Our work is a wonderful pairing of 2D & 3D with both of us employing energetic lines, layers of color and mysterious meanings. Thanks to Loni and Lauren for a super installation of our various pieces.
“Tango” on the left, Mike’s works that have multiple ways they can be hung
“Green Lookout” in the foreground
“Blue Dream Boat” in foreground with three strong monoprints by Mike Baggetta
“Time Will Tell” in foreground and a look into the rest of the Gallery
“Great Expectations” and “Sweet Dreams” go great with Mike’s dreamy layered, plaster and wax painting
Light Sage/Blue Creamer
This small pitcher with sage blue/green glaze will be happy to sit on your table and pour cream, soy sauce or syrup. It was cut out from one piece of clay and fit together on the back seam. The spiral decoration on both sides serves as the handle grips, meaning there is no pesky handle to try and fit into the dishwasher.
Looks lovely as a small vase for short stem posies, too.
Food safe glaze of course.
5″ tall x 4″ x 3.5″
Purchase from my Etsy Site.
This TWIST just came outta Jay Widmer’sDigger Mtn Anagama Kiln
. It got its nice markings from wood ash that flew through the kiln over 48 hrs of stoking. When still green I applied multiple washes of grolleg kaolin and then after the bisque I sanded down the edges to sharpen them up. Could be an outdoor sculpture.
20″ tall – $700
A dinnerware set in a variety of sizes. These high-fired stoneware pieces have an Alberta slip-based glaze that is a Sage green/brown. Variations in this glaze come from placement in the kiln and iron crystals that form during the cooling process.
9×9 in. plate – $30
7×8 in. plate – $25
5×6 in. plate – $18
Leaf Bowl 6.5×8-ish – $28
This vessel was used at Ceramic Showcase (a few years back) for a demo of a simple Sogetsu Ikebana arrangement. The arranger first used heavenly bamboo and a few branches, then switched to this lilac and greenery. The off-center opening was just meant for this kind display. 18″ long, 7-9″ tall, woodfired. $175
This stoneware sculpture was defiantly done many moons ago and I’m still waiting for the right person to come along who needs to have it. It was created after receiving a string of show rejections and the scratches of porcelain inlay and 23k gold leaf addition say it all. Felt really good to make and it still holds up when I look at her. Think she’s about 24″ tall – $ 999. I dare you to buy her.
Available for purchase.
This woodfired vase came out of the kiln so bloated and odd looking it seemed like a disaster. The bubbles are from gases trying to escape the molten clay when it started to harden in the firing. So ugly she is beautiful. It sits looking like a chubby canary. 8″ x 7″ = $195
Why eat off the same-old, same old? Leaf shaped plates with personality. Plates can be a bit deeper for saucy things or more flat for cheese/crackers. 6″ x 9″ high-fired stoneware, dishwasher safe. $24-26 plates; $28-32 bowls.