Category Archives: Artist Profile

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 →

Don’t Miss This Year’s Best of Show Winners!

Kina Crow will return to Pearl this year after completing some of the biggest best shows in the country this spring and summer.  Describing herself as “self-taught, self indulgent, self-absorbed and self-depreciating,” Kina's humor and insight infuses clay and mixed media sculptures that blew Pearl's visitors’ socks off last summer (and she nearly sold out).  Crow’s little characters exude big notions and no doubt meeting with her would be as funny and engaging casino online as her work. Guaranteed cool!

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 Arunas Oslapas will also return after a summer of shows with an entirely different visual story to tell.  Anyone who … Continue reading →

Emma Morehouse

Emma MorehouseToday, Tomorrow and Monday at 1 and 4 pm. At the Earth Narrative Booth on Davis between Park and 8th: Live performance/ sculpture installation by dance and visual artist, Emma Morehouse. The piece, Column, is inspired by the private spheres we create around ourselves in moments of silence. These are moments we tune our senses and notice the malleability of inside and outside. The installation overlays with video and exists as a space indicative of the regenerative and persistent nature of the earth. Between the outside viewer and the performer within there is a porous membrane. Light, shadow, and … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Eileen Sorg – Drawing

 

Eileen brings her mind blowing colored pencil drawings to Pearl for the first time this year.  When asked about her start she says, “I have always drawn, not always well but I loved it and kept at it. It is basically a hobby that evolved into an obsession that is now my career.

My medium, colored pencil, is a bit unique in that not many artists are out there working with a drawing medium. I like to think my compositions also set me apart from other artists out. Currently, birds are my main subject matter, and I use them … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Michelle Johnson – Fiber Wearable

 

 

Returning to Pearl for the second time, Michelle takes traditional techniques of wet felting and mixes fibers of silk and wool to create hand-felted silk.  Her experience at Kansas City Art Institute provided a foundation for fiber techniques that she employs in her studio to this day.  Michelle is a member of the Surface Design Association.

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Artist Profile – Jacquline Hurlbert

 

Jacquline will bring her wonderfully inventive work to Pearl for the tenth time this year.  Making imagery that populates an inner imaginary world, Jacquline describes her work as:

“’odd.’   I don't know how else to put it. I think it has a psychological twist that draws people in. They don't quite know what to make of it until they start looking at it closely. Then they seem to see something in it that they can relate to on some personal level.

Life experiences seem to be the fuel that drives me. I take those experiences, the good, the bad, and … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Thomas Rude – Sculpture

This is the eighth successive year Thomas will be bringing his woodcarvings to Art In The Pearl.  He started carving wood as a teenager and continued into making sculpture. People began requesting carved work so he got into custom woodcarving for 15 years, and eventually into carving linocuts.

Thomas says, ”My sculpture is folk art influenced but with a contemporary narrative, and often ironic humor. My online casinos prints are very graphic, influenced by cartooning, Old World religious art, among other things.  Perhaps my Norwegian ancestry has a say in the technical side of what I do. Then there's Mad … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Lynn Read – Glass

 

Growing up the youngest of four children, Lynn was surrounded by mechanics, jewelers, fisherman, bookworms, rocket makers, and bike-chopper builders. This influenced taught him to work with his hands and value the process of making as much as the product.

Read has a wide scope of art experience from Sculpture, painting and theatrical set building that helped to develop his understanding of color, shape and style.  Read’s glasswork uses a process of “Murrini”. It is a mosaic style of glass working that involves creating patterns in a glass cane that are revealed once cut into cross sections and connected to … Continue reading →

Alison O'Donoghue working in her studio.

One of our best of show winners from 2011 is working hard in her studio getting casino online ready for this year”s show. We can”t wait to see the finished work at Art In The Pearl!… Continue reading →

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