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2013 Best of Show Eileen Sorg

Contact Info:

Booth Number: B25Midlife Crisis

Email: twodogstudio@msn.com

Website: www.twodogstudio.com

Description:

The focus of my drawings is the story and so that is where they always begin. Once I have an idea in mind I create a rough drawing and then rework it over and over until I am happy with the composition.
This sketch is then transferred onto Arches Hot Press watercolor paper. From here I begin layering ink in the darkest areas and then watercolor to quickly get rid of the white of the paper.
Once this base is in place I slowly lay down multiple layers of wax-based

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2013 Best of Show Steve Harmston

Contact Info:

Booth Number: B10

Steve HarmstonEmail: harmstonarts@gmail.com

Website: www.harmstonarts.com

Description:

My art is an attempt to share the views of western landscapes and other aspects of nature. The goal of my work is to simplify the existing subjects and create my version of that world. I’m inspired by the beauty found from my travels through the mountains and deserts with their brilliant skies, endless cloud shapes, trees and the shadows that they cast. I take liberties with the collected images, alter the colors and mix elements from varied subjects to create one image.
I create my art through the art

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2013 Best of Show Kim Hamblin

Contact Info:

Booth Number: B19Kim Hamblin

Email: kim@kimhamblin.com

Website: www.kimhamblin.com

Description:

My images are inspired primarily by nature and the sciences. Many of my images are based on botany, anatomy and zoology. I also live on a farm in rural Oregon and find the birds and scenery endlessly inspiring.
My process is unique, many people ask me if I ‘invented’ it, I call it ‘cut paper assemblage.’ I usually start with a painted piece of paper,cut an image with an exacto knife, paint it again, layer it with other colors, then nail it down to a painted plywood background with 5/8″

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Oregon Art Beat Meet & Greet

Oregon Art Beat will be at Art In The Pearl, Portland’s annual fine arts and crafts community festival, on Labor Day weekend.

Oregon Art Beat will be leading an informational Q&A with featured artist Grayson Malone, show producers, and videographers. Attendees will learn what it is like to be featured on Oregon Art Beat, Grayson’s cast stone, concrete and metal mixed media sculptures, and what’s in store for the upcoming season of Oregon Art Beat.

Join Oregon Art Beat at the start of Art In The Pearl on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at NW 8th Avenue … Continue reading →

Stage Schedule is now UP!

Our schedule for our all-new Art In The Pearl Stage is now posted online. Here is the link. We are very excited about presenting a great line-up of Singer-Songwriters performing original work this year. This should be a special year at our stage and we look forward to getting your feedback about the new format.… Continue reading →

Rockin’ out in the Park!

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Every year the AIP line-up for the World Music Stage is richer and more wonderful, to the point that as many visitors come for the music as for the visual art.

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Music from Japan to Africa, Brazil to India, there’s a sound for everyone.  Returning this year is Al-Andalus, a world –renowned group creating an andalusian style that is a mix of music from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
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Also on stage will be Hank Araki who is a master of all things flute, Japanese and Celtic. Check the schedule and plan on enjoying the … Continue reading →

It’s all Kid’s Play!

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Newly named the Hands On Art Pavilion, four tents will feature activities for kids and kids at heart this year.  See great art and talk to the artists, but also MAKE some yourself!  Free that inner child (and the kid at your side who wants to mess with stuff)!  Here are some choices (or do it ALL!)

Print Arts Northwest
PAN offers a colorful printmaking experience with their popular fish printing program.
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The Right Brain Initiative
The Right Brain’s button making program is a crowd pleaser enjoyed by people of all ages.
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Trick Out Your Home!

Not just another outdoor art fair, Art in the Pearl is listed in the top 10 in the nation’s art festivals and has THE WAY to fill everyone’s home with the best of handmade things. 

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 Natalie Warrens’ exquisite ceramics enliven every meal (even if you can’t cook).

Best of all, each artist is present to explain their process or inspiration so that when the treasured object goes home it brings with it a personal connection to the maker. 

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 Drying dishes never looked so good with Beth Poirier’s handwoven towels.

 Well past the hippie days or even today’s DIY, Art … Continue reading →

On The Road Again

Everyone assumes that artists are passionate about their work and have a compelling need to make it.  But then what?  Some of the best of the best, not unlike musicians (or bull riders!), take to the road.  Portland is home to quite a few travel -experienced professionals.  Gail Pendergrass, a local potter and Melissa Stiles, jeweler, have mastered not only art, but also the art of shipping, display, selling, bookkeeping, and travel.  And they maintain a vigorous schedule, covering the US at sometimes-weekly intervals.

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Art In The Pearl is put on by an all volunteer artist board that … Continue reading →

Art In The Pearl By The Numbers

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AUGUST 31, 2013, 10:00 am

That is the date and time that is the focus of 20 hard working artists–the AIP Board of Directors. What do these 20 people bring to the festival to make it one of the top shows in the country?   Consider the following stats, and maybe you will have an answer:

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15 ​… Number of artists on the first AIP Board, each throwing $100 into the pot and going forward, without a doubt.

17 Years Art In The Pearl has existed.

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 3 …  Number of founding members still on the AIP Board.

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