Monday, February 20, 2012

SEA / PDX Studio Group Meet-up

I'm part of a really great studio group here in Seattle. We meet monthly to give/get feedback on our work. It started a few years ago by local artist Susanna Bluhm as way to get to know other artists and revisit the artistic dialog/critique she had been missing since grad school. 

A while back, a studio group (organized by Matt Cosby) in Portland contacted us to and said they'd like to meet-up, so that's what we did this past Saturday. It was really fun and interesting. We talked about the differences between Portland and Seattle. I'm constantly surprised by how little the two communities interact. 

I went through the Portland artist sites and pulled these images.

Ring Pop, 2008, by Matt Cosby
Oil on panel, polyurethane & aluminum
19 7/8 x 18 1/2 inches

Weather Study 2, Sudan, 2010, by Sally Finch
Acrylic ink on paper, Image area 13.5" x 13.5"

laundry day, by GraceWeston
staged photograph

Mareket I, by Karen Silve
68" x 58", Acrylic on Canvas

Verdant Tumbledown, 2010, by Laurie Danial
oil on panel, 24x24 inches

Subduction 1, by KellyNiedig
30” x 36", oil on canvas

Trophy, 2010, by BrendaMallory
Cloth, wax, welded steel, 20" x 20" x 13"

We Live In The Night Ocean Wondering
What Are These Lights II, 2011, by Tamara English
Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Tesseract by Lawrence Morrell

Happy in her new life, 2010, by Gabriel Liston
Pigment, acrylic, book, 5.25" x 4.25" x .5"

Twitter Art (@tw1tt3rart) / Matthew Haggett

Bear Cub, 2011, by Rachel Denny
polyurethane foam, wool, thread, wood
19" x 15" x16"

Hayden Island Railroad Bridge, February, by Lli Wilburn
ink, dye and graphite on board, 4.25” x 6.5”

archival digital print, 2010 – 2011, by TJ Norris
from the series Past/Tense, unique edition 2 AP

Superfluity by EugeniaPardue
Acrylic on Panel, 48"x48


harold hollingsworth said...

wow, all the work looks great!

Brenda said...

It was great to meet the artists up north. And thanks for posting this.

ottoroyal said...

Great to meet you folks!

Fool for paper said...

It was fantastic - thanks for hosting us!

Grace Weston said...

Terrific meeting you guys. I am the new Seattle transplant, so I look forward to seeing you in the "neighborhood"!