I'm Going to Central Oregon!

I'll be selling my jewelry and sculptures August 7,8,&9th at the Sunriver Art Faire, just south of Bend. What a fantastic  excuse for me to visit Oregon's beautiful high desert. 



Have A Heart For Mom Bazaar 2015!

I'll be selling my anodized aluminum jewelry at this show Wednesday, May 6th from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  It's a good place to get that last minuet Mother's Day gift and 10% of all the artists sales go to the OHSU Heart Research Center. 

Romance is in the Air.

Like Valentine's Day, the wedding anniversary gift has its origins in the Roman Empire when husbands would crown their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a gold one on their 50th. Over the years other gifts became associated with specific anniversaries all over Europe. The current list of "traditional" gifts in the USA was established in 1937 by the American National Retail Jeweler Association. OK, so it's a blatant marketing ploy but it does help us come up with ideas for gifts and the 10th anniversary is aluminum or tin. There aren't a lot of romantic things made out of aluminum but my jewelry or sculptures really fit the bill. 

                                                             Image found theweddingtiara.com 

                                                             Image found theweddingtiara.com 

Let the Holiday shopping Begin!

Help Support the Science Program for Grout Elementary School

My first craft show of the Holiday Season will be at Grout Elementary. Proceeds go to the 5th Graders' Science Enrichment Camp. So come and support our future scientists and current artists. Come early and enjoy the pancake breakfast!

I will have my largest selection of jewelry for the rest of the year at this show, including some special holiday themed pieces

Open Studio Tour October 19th and 20th 2013

This weekend is the Washington County Artist Open Studio Tour. Now, I don't live in Washington Co. but for many years I have been selling my jewelry at a real gem of a store in Forest Grove called "A Framers Touch". http://www.aframerstouch.com/ I will be setting up a mini studio in the store and demonstrating the techniques I use from 11am to 5pm this Saturday and Sunday. Pluse I'll have a bunch of extra work on sale and I'll even be able to do some customization while you wait.  

For more information check out the Washington Co. Open Studio website. 



Gallery Exhibit Featuring Sculptures by Mandy Allen

"Flower in Rotation"  32" x 24" x 24"  anodized aluminum and copper mobile  

"Flower in Rotation"  32" x 24" x 24" 

anodized aluminum and copper mobile  

As an artist, I have studied and experimented with many different mediums. But I found my calling in 1994 when I began to study jewelry and metalsmithing at Humboldt State University in Northern California. After a few years of dedicating myself to jewelry I had a craving to go bigger and make some sculptures. The larger scale presents different design challenges but also releases me from the constraints of what is wearable. It also inspires new jewelry designs which in turn inspire new sculptures. The results are beautiful pieces that are perfect for any small space in your home or office that needs a little something special.  

"Receding into the Backdrop"  7"x 7" x 7"  anodized aluminum and copper wall sculpture

"Receding into the Backdrop"  7"x 7" x 7" 

anodized aluminum and copper wall sculpture

I am excited to be exhibiting 29 of my sculptures as part of a three person show at S.L.O.T. studio Art Gallery, a new gallery in Oregon City. The opening reception is Friday July 12 from 5pm to 8pm and the show runs through August 31. 

There will also be a selection of my anodized aluminum and silver jewelry, beautiful hand blown glass by Ana Willow Obermayr and Conar Piermarini and abstract expressionist paintings by V-O-N-D-A

S.L.O.T. studio Art Gallery 900 Main Street, Suite 106, Oregon City, OR 97045

Summer hours: Usually Thurs. - Sat. 12-6pm & evenings Wed. 4-8pm, or by appointment

503-576-1927   www.slotartgallery.com

one-of-a-kind necklace with matching earrings  

one-of-a-kind necklace with matching earrings  

"Little Things 12"

Come check out my little sculptures at the annual "Little Things" show at Guardino Gallery.  This is a cool show featuring 48 artists working in all kinds of mediums. Each artist will have several pieces and they are all 7 inches or smaller so there is a good chance you will find that perfect gift for the art lover on your list. 

The show will be running until Dec. 25 but for the best selection and to chat with me, come to the opening reception this Friday Nov. 23, 6pm-9pm.  

Guardino Gallery 2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211

Hours: Tues 11-5, Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 www.guardinogallery.com

Little Things show at Guardino Gallery.