Sunday, November 04, 2012

Beaverton Visual Arts Showcase

Now that I live near Beaverton I decided I needed to check into its cultural resources, so I entered two pieces in the juried, annual Visual Arts Showcase. One was selected, which was pretty cool. About 80 pieces of art were juried in from more than 500 entries. The opening was last night.

I don't think there is a way to photograph a gallery opening in an original way. These photos look just like a million that I have seen on other artists' blogs—people standing around with wine glasses and little napkins, blocking your view of the art. But, really, trust me, it was nice! It is in the gallery at the Beaverton Library, which is a pretty great library.

My little piece was one of only three accepted fiber entries. Here is my piece, Verdant, in a nice prominant location as you enter. The little framed piece to the left is one of the other fiber pieces—a small felted work.

This piece is by my friend, Kathie Kerler and the third of the three fiber offerings.

It was too crowded to get very many good photos of the art, but there were some wonderful pieces there. If you are in the area I recommend dropping by to see the show. It will be hanging through November. I will be docenting on Wednesday afternoon.

Here is the standard photo of art patrons enjoying the reception. Recognize anyone? No, me neither.

Today was a quiet, exceptionally warm day here in Oregon. Nice to have that extra hour, eh? I spent it in the studio, where I got a good start on a new piece. Bigger than the last.


  1. Very nice! I wish I were near Beaverton to enjoy the show. I think it's a good idea to get involved with the local art scene in some way or another. Could be good networking and/or inspiration.

  2. I really like Verdant! Beautiful!
    I like the way you are using those dyed shirts for your buildings!