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.
Art In The Pearl Blog
Art In The Pearl
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
September 2, 3, & 4
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… Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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
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
My images are inspired primarily by nature and the sciences. Many of my images are based casino 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″ nails.
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 →