Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How could I resist a Vintage Airstream?


Coming up this Sunday 4/6.  I'll be showing some new little puppets at "little Art in the trailer"

The 1973 Airstream Argosy houses the work of Stan Peterson, Stephanie Wiarda and their artist friends. Open one weekend per month. Watch for postings!




Due to the showroom size the Argosy specializes in little art. We look forward to seeing you.
Looking at art in such a setting is a unique experience, verging on a dream come true you can carry home. A small treasure from your Airstream journey in the World of Art.airstream....."Art is making something out of nothing and selling it." Frank Zappa


 See the websight  HERE or "little ART in the trailer" on Facebook  HERE









Part of the menagerie, all packed up and ready to go

.......... its been to long since I painted, a dedicated painting space is in my future!


Spring has finally sprung in Portland.



I'm be gearing up to sell at 1st Thursday in the Pearl district (in front of PNCA)

PS. Remember the chair I turned into a  puppet? it got a little mention and photo in The Oregonian,  See the link HERE 

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Chair Puppet, Art Updates...& All the News that's fit to print....


 
 I like a good challenge. Even though time is limited, I simply couldn't resist taking a single chair and making it into a Puppet/ Doll Sculpture. All to benefit "The Chair Affair" HERE

The Chair
Deconstructed





Deciding what parts make a good fit.
He's coming along



Tucked in his box and ready to be delivered
He measures 4'6" when laid out
 
His head was an old fishing float, all the other parts came from the chair, his bow-tie cut from the black leather seat.... he is wired to hang an the wall, or just sit around! You can bid on him on 4/5. Or  find out more about the Chair Affair HERE



 

 These two wall sculptures I made around the holidays, the noses were made with an old wooden high heel, these both sold have since sold Guardino Gallery
This is Dead Bee Girl   "Why oh why won't my bees fly? We've run out of honey, all for some honey,no fruits or blooms, I believe were all doomed". She is still @ Guardino Gallery . On the right is "Skull Mask Girl". she has sold. They are carved from solid Tupelo, with the largest measuring 17 inches

A little research , went into making a dead beeS
These little wood mosaic plaques, measure 6", for the little things show, there are still a few left 



 This couple carved from salvaged wood are works in progress for an upcoming show @ Riversea Gallery in Astoria. I have a few more new pieces that you can also find there.



  There's a whole lotta L-O-V-E, I completed 23 salvage wood signs, for Guardino's "Heart of the Matter Show". I made them last year and decided to continue on the Love and XOXO theme


One big heart made it into the show, I was smitten with the red peeling paint
  Some Toolheads were sent South for an upcoming Article. Stay Tuned!


Lots of projects are on my workbench, I'm excited to finish. My studio clean up is slowly coming along, a dedicated painting space is in my future. Thanks for stopping in. I'm gonna try and be a better blogger!




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Day of The Dead @ Guardino Gallery




Can you believe its our 7th year? The 34 Artists really out did themselves, judging from the preview photos on the DOTD pdx Facebook page HERE An amazing body of work is going to come together!

This is "Dancing Dog" he's a skeleton puppet sculpture I made, from carved wood and driftwood. He is 27" long


My Solid Tupelo wood skeleton mask girl, who is on the show card sold, so I am working feverishly to make another one, who will be bigger, she is "dead bee girl", who will have some bees on a leash, and wonders why they don't fly anymore.... she measures 17" tall






Monday, June 3, 2013

The Opening, The Oregonian, Movies, Firetrucks & Parrots......

 
Click to see my Youtube video (1 min long)
I always dream about doing a great little film with each show staring all my art pieces...I ran out of time, not being one to be defeated...I shot them as I was packing up for the show. Turn the sound up, Let's Bungle......

So as the show was getting ready to open, we smelled smoke, the restaurant next store was burning! I called 911 and got out the hose, as the gallery filled with smoke, I thought we were not going to open. 8 firetrucks later the smoke cleared and the show went on!



The Opening.....

L-R Deborah Unger, Lisa Bledsoe, Shelly Caldwell, me


Alea Bone, & Freind
 

Dayna @ alleyartstudio came through with these photos of the opening, after she heard I only managed to get the firetrucks and a parrot who came . And a BIG thank you to all who did, it means a lot!
I was so surpised and greatful to have a mention in the A & E on Fri. See more HERE

The words



 
Some other shenanigans from this week.......



There are still a few souvenir books available for sale and photo of the show in my last post....CHEERS!