The Annual Picnic will be Sunday, August 28 from 1-5pm at Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place, Portland. We will provide some libations. Bring some food, drink and stories to share. We will have access to the garden and first floor classroom. Off street parking for about 20 cars available. This year, the event will be a tribute to recently deceased, PNWS Member, Olinka Broadfoot. The picnic is an opportunity to reconnect with other Members. Olinka will be there in spirit, along with several of her sculptures brought in for the event.
August 2022 Newsletter
Richard Moore has been sculpting and creating molds. Also molds for other artists.
Karen Russo has two upcoming juried shows.
Mayor’s Art Show 2022, August 5th – October 13th
Listen to My Heart will be on display in the airport lobby at the Eugene Airport, Eugene, OR.
AWARD CEREMONY Fri., Aug. 12, 5:00-5:30pm online
Link to the Virtual Award’s Ceremony zoom event:
. And, 2022 Eugene Biennial, Gallery Reception 5:30-7:30pm at the Karin Clark Gallery, 760 Willamette St., Eugene, OR,
Robert Gigliotti: A couple pictures of a commission just finished for a client in the Florida Keys. A pair of alligator door pulls.
Chas Martin: Another work in progress – original sketch, pattern and the bones of the wire armature for one of the figures. Needs a title…
Special offer to PNWS members – 50% off until August 31st, 2022. Use Promo Code: PNWS.
From the Heart: Sculpture by Martin Eichinger, by Richard Speer is the first comprehensive monograph written about the living master sculptor Martin Eichinger. Speer chronicles his career as an artist, from childhood art class to receiving honors from the National Endowment for the Arts. Richard Speer is an acclaimed art critic, curator, and author.
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Visit our website for more information on what’s inside, If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!
Two works by Alisa Looney are currently exhibiting in ALCHEMY 6, the 18th Biennial – International Juried Enamel Exhibition in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The exhibition, sponsored by The Enamelist Society, is intended to highlight the best in contemporary enamels, showcasing the work of enamelists that demonstrate aesthetic and technical expertise. The Jurors Ana Lopez, Amy Roper Lyons, and Jan Smith selected the following two enamel on steel works by Alisa Looney to be among the 72 artists represented.
Vitreous Enamel on Hammered and Welded Steel, 6.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches Artist Statement: Humility Rising symbolizes our collective humility as a species, grappling with climate change and what we have created. The base is a symbol of a hurricane, nature’s powerful response. The humble stature of the body has one wing down in humility and one wing reaching for the strength to fly. The image of many eyes, one on each feather indicates hope that we are waking up, looking in all directions, listening to nature and finding answers on how to best respond.
May We All Fully Know Love
Vitreous Enamel on Re-Enamelware, Platter, .8125 h x 13.25 w x 13.25 d inches Artist Statement: This is my wish for the world. It is my hope that We All Fully Know Love, so the world will be a peaceful, hopeful and caring place. The truth of love calls us to feel deeply, to face challenges with kindness and care for one another.
The Alchemy 6 Exhibition will travel to three cities in 2022 & 2023:
August 2 – September 2, 2022 – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with the opening reception Aug 5, in conjunction with the Enamelist Sociey Conference.
September 2022 – October 2022 – University of Arkansas, Little Rock
February 1, 2023 – April 15, 2023 – Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Alisa Looney is offering two consecutive online enamel on steel workshops through Pocosin Arts this Fall. Take either as a stand-alone course, or take both as they can build on each other!
Part 1 – Explore New Ground – Enamel on Steel Forms
Thursdays, September 15, 22 & 29 from 4 – 6:30 pm ET
Have a hankering to enamel on steel? Learn to design, cut, and hammer varied gauges into 3D forms, and apply ground coat for strong yet lightweight structure. Both low cost and professional methods covered for applying liquid enamel with granular spray for smooth consistent textures, gradations and stencils. Experience incredible control when you sgraffito varied line thicknesses in abstract patterns or detailed drawings. Fire to desired finish from sugar to gloss, creating forms with an ideal surface for layering liquid and transparent enamels. Take as stand-alone course or follow with Part 2 – Mastering Watercolor Enamels and Lusters.
Part 2 – Master Watercolor Enamels and Lusters
Saturdays, October 22 & 29 from 3 – 6 pm ET.
Create depth, shading and detail by blending and layering Watercolor enamels. Work over a pre-fired granular spray or solid white. This method of alternating painting and sgraffito techniques, allows you to add and subtract enamel to build complex illustrations, bold abstractions and colorful textures. Apply lusters just where you want glitz, or brush freely over dark backgrounds. These combined techniques open avenues for surface treatments on 2D and 3D forms, inviting experimentation while enhancing your own unique style. Take as a stand-alone course or add to the granular spray and sgraffito covered in Part 1 – Enamel on Steel Forms.
Both courses open to all levels of enameling experience. Students will need a kiln for firing. Let Alisa know if you have any questions about either course by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to a Sculpture Forest first: an immersive professional dance performance interacting with sculptures along our Forest trails. We are honored that famed choreographer Eva Stone selected the Sculpture Forest to create “Wander/Wonder: A Sculptured Dance Happening” and present it for the public with a professional dance troupe. The dancers are national caliber professional dancers who perform at venues such as McCaw Hall, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and now at the Sculpture Forest, too! Each short performance is directly related to and inspired by the art and environment that surrounds it. The movement-artist dancers include Leah Terada, Mary Sigward, Zsilas Michael Hughes, Hannah Simmons, Joh Morrill, Julia Y. James, Hutch Hagendorf, Emily Schoen Branch, Kaelyn Lefferts, and Ivana Lin.
This event will occur Saturday August 27 from 1:00-3:00pm. You can arrive anytime during then since the dancers will be repeating their short sculptural interplays at each selected sculpture throughout the two hours, and you can walk from one to the other. We recommend showing up between 1:00-2:00 so you have enough time to see them all in action. Overflow parking will be provided at a generous supporter’s property across the street. A $20 donation is suggested, with proceeds to benefit the Good Cheer Food Bank and the Sculpture Forest, though it is also pay what you can and everyone is encouraged to come regardless of ability to pay.
Come and join us for a whole new experience Where Dance Enhances Sculpture and Nature.