There is more than just an eclipse to see in Oregon this August.

The Sunriver Women’s Club will be sponsoring the 8th Annual Sunriver Art Fair on August 11-13, with over 70 artist booths exhibiting art in 11 different mediums: ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, gourd art, woodwork, metalwork and mixed media. And I will be one of them with my jewelry and wall sculptuers. 

www.sunriverartfair.com

Salem Art Fair & Festival 2016

This weekend I'll be back down in Salem for the 67th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival. Normally, I have both my jewelry and wall sculptures at this show but this year I will only have my jewelry.   You see, jewelry and sculpture are two separate categories, so I have to submit two separate applications (and application fees) and hope that I get juried into both. This is done online, and when I completed my sculpture application I never hit that final submit button and I didn't realize my mistake until way too late. Whoops.

 This week, I'm posting as many wall sculptures as I can in my Etsy shop and I will have free shipping coupons available at my booth.  I'll also have a lots of new jewelry designs including some incredible one-of-a-kind pieces like these.  Hope to see you there!

Best of the Northwest... That's Me.

28th Annual Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show, Spring 2016

Hangar 30, Magnuson Park, Seattle.         Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM.

Lots of amazing handcrafted art will be for sale at this show and I'll be there with my anodized aluminum wall sculptures and jewelry. 

Follow this link for more information and to buy tickets.

http://nwartalliance.org/event/28th-annual-best-of-the-northwest-art-fine-craft-show-spring-2016/ 

My First Show of the Spring.

There will be a selection of my jewelry this Thursday through Sunday at "The Celebration of Creativity".   A juried fine arts exhibit & sale set in a distinctive gallery style. It was started over 35 years ago by a small group at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Oregon. The goal was to meet the need of local artists for a recurring professional venue and to make fine art available and affordable to the community.
Over the years, this showcase of local and regional talent has grown to become one of the premier art shows in the Portland area, famous for its beautiful presentation, a wide variety of media, and an ever-changing array of artists.
Proceeds used for local arts awards, art education scholarships, art literacy programs, and to support art in the community.

And My Next Show Is...

Da Vinci Arts Fair - Saturday December 5th 10 am - 6 pm, 2508 NE Everett, Portland      

 A fundraiser for the Da Vinci Arts Middle school.

I will only be selling my jewelry at this show.

The Making of a Cuff.

Ever wonder just how I make my unique anodized aluminum jewelry? Well here are a basic steps involved in making one of my cuffs. 


New, New, New!

This August I took an incredible 5 day workshop were I learned how to hammer metal into cool curving shapes. I came away with so many ideas I hardly know what to do with myself.

At the workshop taught by  Andrea Harvin-Kennington and Betty Helen Longhi.

At the workshop taught by  Andrea Harvin-Kennington and Betty Helen Longhi.

Now I'm hammer crazy and I can see that my work is going to develop in an exciting direction. The shapes are great but when I anodized them, the colors have such depth and beauty!

With the first group of jewelry pieces I've made, I tried to evoke the feeling of fabric billowing in the wind.  They will be making their debut at the Local 14 Art Show the first weekend of October.