Monthly Archives: September 2011

Artist Profile – David Bjurstrom – Drawing

Known primarily for his work in graphite pencil, David Bjurstrom is well regarded nationally for his imaginative and highly detailed drawings of a broad range of subjects including landscapes, skies, structures, people and trees. In the past couple of years, he has melded his very detailed, realistic style with a very contemporary way of presenting the work, again putting him out in the forefront of what’s possible with the pencil.

Since first inspired to paint and draw while in high school in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he has spent over thirty years exploring various media including watercolor and oils, but he … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Thomas Rude – Artist

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Old growth redwood salvaged from beaches, and beams that held up a now-demolished railroad trestle for 100 years, are some of the materials self-taught artist Thomas Rude seeks out for his carved work. Rude takes his cues from such early American forms as the whirligig, but he’s no historic preservationist: rocket scientists, falling roller-bladers, and other exotics of contemporary culture pop up in his work. Using a minimum of power tools and putting in long hours with mallet and gouge, or fine whittling knives, Rude creates work informed by his early fascination with carved and … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Jacquline Hurlbert – Sculpture

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Jacquline Hurlbert first discovered the power of clay at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in art with honors in 1976. Starting with a kick wheel and a small ball of clay, she became obsessed with the hypnotic spinning process of throwing. After college, she began her sojourn west. Her first stop was Vail, Colorado, where she worked as a ceramics instructor at Colorado Mountain College. Eventually, she ended up in California, where she returned to college, earning her master’s degree in three-dimensional art/sculpture and ceramics from California State … Continue reading →

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