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art2life year one complete!

Thank you to all of the artists and generous donors for the art2life project!
This year is all sold out, but stay tuned for the next evolution!


“art2life” painting by Kristin Friz

A special thank you to Kristin Fritz for an amazing rendering of the art2life logo.  This beautiful work of art is 60×48″ of paper bag, walnut ink & pure pigment.  To see more of Kristin’s fabulous work please visit…kristin.fritz.30art.com.

 

 
Chadbourne Lovegren: Ceramic
Chadbourne Lovegren: Ceramic
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Newberg, OR) Visit Chadbourne's WebsiteI graduated from George Fox University, in 2010, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Now, I consider myself a ceramics artist. From the onset, an artist with an engineering background does not seem conventional. But, with a second look, ceramics is replete with examples of engineering in praxis. The clay itself embodies Physics, Materials Science, and Fluid Mechanics. The kiln firing exhibits Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, et cetera. Rather than engineer turned artist, I like to think of myself as an artist appended to an engineer. "
Molly Reeves: Oil Painting
Molly Reeves: Oil Painting
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Lake Oswego, OR) Visit Molly's WebsiteFor me it is all about intention, examples might be: what kind of story do I want to tell, or where do I want to take the viewer. Long before I pick up the brush I am constantly observing different aspects of reality and mining my memory, quite naturally the two become fused. My desire through this reconciliation of observed reality and related memories is to create a two dimensional fiction that authentically tells a deeper and more thoughtful truth. Originally I painted in oils, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (Painting) from Portland State University. In the 1980's I continued my passion for design, receiving a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University. In the 90’s, I was able to return to my roots and concentrate exclusively on painting. In addition to studio & “plein air” work, I have studied a variety of painting methods during the past few years with other well-known artists, including Ted Nuttall, Arnie Westerman, George James, and Alex Powers.
 
Romona Youngquist: Oil Painting
Romona Youngquist: Oil Painting
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Dundee, OR) Romona Youngquist was born in1960 in Yuba City, California, but grew up in rural Oklahoma. Youngquist started out in life as a child of nature, spending her time exploring the woods with her dog and collecting critters. While exploring, she found herself immersed in the design and colors of nature. She recalls many times standing in a field just staring in fascination at the values of the deciduous trees against a dark Oklahoma sky before a storm, then rushing home to draw what she had seen. Essentially self-taught, she attributes nature as one of her most valuable teachers. She has also studied with several leading landscape painters including Michael Gibbons and Michael Workman, learning many valuable lessons that helped her to develop her own individual style. She also admires the work of Russell Chatham, Emil Carlson and Wolfe Kahn and is inspired by the beauty of simplicity and atmosphere in their works. Now in her fifties, she has firmly established herself with galleries and collectors throughout the US and has been honored with numerous accolades and awards. Success has not changed her lifestyle much since those early days. She lives on a little farm with her family in the wine country of Oregon, spends lots of time out in nature gathering inspiration and still collects a wide range of critters. When she isn't painting outside, she's working in her studio listening to her favorite music, Bach, Handel and Mozart.
Gil Reynolds: Fused Glass
Gil Reynolds: Fused Glass
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Newberg, OR)Visit Gil's Website “I love paradoxes and possibilities - embracing the juxtaposition of contrasting elements. Like the patterns of an oriental carpet I juggle the geometric and biomorphic. The fractal rhythms of a tree branch and the ordered patterns of giant power poles marching across the landscape all find their way into my work. My challenge is to continue to find my own sense of aesthetic and beauty in all that is around me." Since 1972, Gil Reynolds has gained worldwide recognition as an artist working in glass and as leading innovator of glass fusing and kiln forming techniques. A technical expert and author of “The Fused Glass Handbook,” he has been widely published in major glass magazines and journals.
 
Michelle Nguyen: Mixed Media
Michelle Nguyen: Mixed Media
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Portland, OR) Visit Michelle's Website Michelle L. Nguyen was born July of 1986 in Fountain Valley, California. She spent fourteen years in California before moving to Portland, Oregon for high school and college. She attended University of Puget Sound for two years and Portland State University for three years, where she earned her two Bachelors of Art degrees in Japanese and Fine Arts in 2009. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
Debra Nelson: Ceramics
Debra Nelson: Ceramics
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Hillsboro, OR) Visit Debra's Website "I got ‘hooked’ to clay while in high school. I was fortunate enough to go to a school that had a great ceramics program. I continued my ceramic studies later when I attended Portland State University. I continued working in clay for about 10 years, eventually building a 24 cubic foot downdraft gas kiln. Firing it by myself for the first time was probably one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, almost on par with sky diving. As life went on I eventually stopped working in clay until my husband, Larry, suggested we take a ceramics class together. The saying “it’s like riding a bike” is really apropos. It seemed like my hands just knew what to do. Now, we have a new home built with a ceramics studio in mind. We both enjoy working in the studio together, although we don’t collaborate much and our styles are wildly different we do get great suggestions and ideas from each other. We are looking forward to future growth in ceramics, expanding our firing techniques to include wood and soda firing. There always seems to be something new to try and endless inspiration providing fodder for new ideas for years to come. "
 
Jim Busby: Wood Fired Ceramics
Jim Busby: Wood Fired Ceramics
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Newberg, OR) Visit Jim's Website"My interest in clay is focused on form and surface. The clay responds to my hands and form is found predominantly on the wheel. The surface is from fired and melting ash. I am intrigued my the elusive simplicity within the tactile universe of clay. I strive, on a daily basis, to remain open-minded, imaginative, and playful in my approach. With serious intent, I am compelled to make work that is honest to this medium of art; that in some way expresses what it is to work with clay. I am obliged to always question and explore and am prone to frequent "failures". Failures are certainly marvelous teachers; they offer us direct insight into the unexpected. They are the ideas we didn't have, but should have been looking for. After all, art is about motivation-- a time of exhaustion and renewed inspiration. The spirit that moves us should be evident in each piece."
Sue Jensen: Acrylic Paintings
Sue Jensen: Acrylic Paintings
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Portland, OR)Visit Sue's WebsiteA Local 14 Artist
 
Jordan Chan-Mendez: Silk Screened T-Shirts
Jordan Chan-Mendez: Silk Screened T-Shirts
Taken on: June 14, 2011

(Portland, OR)
Patricia Heimerl: Photography
Patricia Heimerl: Photography
Taken on: January 1, 2011

Visit Patricia's Website "I can best describe myself as a visual artist, working in a wide variety of media. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, I moved to Oregon in 1987 and currently reside in McMinnville. Although I concentrated on painting in my studies, I continue to be drawn to photography. I find that my photography work has become more abstract, a direct influence from my painting."


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100% of the proceeds of the project will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Chehalem Cultural Center.  Both entities are non-profit 501(c)(3)’s.

01. June 2011 by laurenlmw
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