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Artist Spotlight: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Melissa Stiles

Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley makes mixed media paintings, using a combination of watercolor, acrylic, glitter, sequins and gold leaf.

Her art is inspired by marine biology, Art Nouveau, nostalgia, kitsch, childhood experiences, asian art, fairy tales, illustrated manuscripts, psychadelia & the amazing & bizarre wonders of nature. 

Melissa Stiles received her degree in Architecture and worked in the field for ten years before founding her jewelry company. She makes modern jewelry that combines the discipline of her architectural training with the exploration of industrial materials and processes. Her work expresses modern simplicity and flawless execution with the illusion of effortless design. She Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight

Ashley May Heitzman Jewelry and Kim Murton Ceramics

Ashley designs and makes each piece of jewelry in her collection. Her original patterns and shapes are handcrafted from a range of precious metals – copper, silver, brass and gold – to create limited edition artisan jewelry.

Kim Murton makes clay heads that hang on the wall using terra cotta clay painted with colored slip and underglazes.

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Volunteer for the 2017 Art in The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Art In The Pearl relies on its wonderful volunteers — people like you — to help create its annual downtown arts festival.  Dates and shifts available are being posted on our website. If you have joined us in the past, thank you and please come back. If you are curious about joining us as a new volunteer, you are welcome to email volunteer coordinator Carol Risley with any questions.

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ARTISTS: You are invited to apply—

2017
Art In The Pearl
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

September 2, 3, & 4
The 21st Annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Labor Day weekend.  It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety

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2016 Best of Show Awards

Our Best of Show winners, chosen by this year’s jury: Amanda Parker, Nile and Michelle Fahmy, Hetty and Norman Metzger. #artpearl Congrats!… Continue reading →

Blick offers AITP 2015 Coupon

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Blick Art Materials is proud to support Art in the Pearl 2015.  See our store for the best in art supplies now and after the festival!  Click the link for a special offer.Continue reading →

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities during the Art In The Pearl Festival abound! We would love to have you come down and help us make our 19th show our best ever. And there are PERKS! You get a lovely t-shirt in the size of your choice, access to incredible artists and lots or excellent responsibilities. You can sign up now HERE.… Continue reading →

2014 “Best of Show” Winners

Best of Show winners for our 2014 Festival are Patty Roberts, Glass; Lisa Burge, Painting/Printmaking; and Ann Munson, 2D Mixed Media. Congratulations to all of our 2014 artists for making this one of our best shows ever. We hope to see you next year.… Continue reading →

2013 Best of Show Eileen Sorg

Booth Number: B25Midlife Crisis

Email: twodogstudio@msn.com

Website: www.twodogstudio.com

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 colored pencils to

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2013 Best of Show Steve Harmston

Booth Number: B10

Steve HarmstonEmail: harmstonarts@gmail.com

Website: www.harmstonarts.com

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 casino online from varied subjects to create one image.
I create my art through the art medium

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2017 ARTISTS Applications CLOSED

Art In The Pearl Applications are now closed for our 2017 show. Thanks to all of you who applied.

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