August 2020 Monthly Meeting
Oregon Artists Alisa Looney, and Wade Womack have been creating art together in the Northwest for over 35 years. They grew up in opposite ends of their native state of Idaho, and met in the middle in the Art Department of Boise State University. They have collaborated in art and life ever since. Recently relocated from Portland, they now call Bend their home, and are loving it! They have opened riverARTadventures studio, where they create original sculpture, prints and jewelry, and teach workshops in drawing, woodblock printing and kiln-fired enamel (glass) on steel. Since the covid outbreak they have been focused on building online courses, soon to be launched.
Alisa is best known for her award winning outdoor sculptures which have been exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Her work is in a multitude of private and public collections, including Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA, and several U.S. cities in the Northwestern states of Oregon, Idaho and Washington. She expresses her ideas through sculpture, dance, painting and enameling. She loves creating narrative images in glass, fused to the surface of her metal sculptures, and enjoys teaching these enameling techniques through in-depth workshops.
Wade studied design and printmaking at BSU, receiving his BA in 1984. He works primarily with the reduction woodblock printing technique and currently teaches relief printing and drawing. After 30 years as a printer and master framer, Wade is applying his knowledge of craft to 3-dimensional pieces he calls “Total Art”, which engage multiple senses: visual, auditory, experiential and time based, to bring a deeper appreciation of our environment and that which surrounds us.