Everyday I watch birds swoop into my yard, from small chickadees and finch to raptors like the Sharp Shinned Hawk or Peregrine Falcon. This morning I was working through some insomnia while a skunk waddled across my studio patio. Wildlife and nature are an integral part of the my life experience, something I like to explore in my paintings.
The Onda Gallery in Lake Oswego, Oregon (in the Portland, Oregon metro area) together with the Friends of Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge have invited artists to exhibit work that celebrates the natural environment.
A percentage of the proceeds from any sales on opening night benefit the non-profit environmental cause.
When: Opening event is Friday, October 3rd, 2008, 6 - 9 p.m.
The exhibit dates are October 3 - 31, 2008
Where: Onda Gallery in Lake Oswego, Oregon
If you're not able to make the gallery opening and would like to purchase a piece, contact Pablo Merlo Flores (owner) or Chelsea Benedict (Gallery Director) directly at 503-453-6118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinel Moon Blue Heron, my large oil painting is included in the exhibit, Celebrating Art and Nature - National Wildlife Refuge Week. The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Just a few miles from the center of Portland, Oregon, the wildlife refuge is a beautiful and serene place to visit.
Original paintings, sculpture and other artworks from the following artists are part of the Celebrating Art and Nature show for the month of October.
Maud Durland, Deian Moore, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Cristina Acosta, Anne John, Susan Gallacher-Turner, Karen Lewis, Dianne Muhly, Amy Erikson, Mauricio Arcesio, Rob Sanford, Randall Tipton, Sarah Bouwsma, Alejandro Ceballos, Ana Maria Torres, Wichi Community, Anna Lancaster, Heidi Balmaceda, Jay Terry, Sherry Casper, Susan Jensen, Noreen O’Connor