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Only one month left to get your applications in for the 2012 Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on Labor Day Weekend. Our deadline is February 15th at Midnight Pacific Standard Time.… Continue reading →

2012 Jurors Announced

Announcing our Jurors for the 2012 show:
John Benn / Ceramic
Carla Fox / Metalsmith, Jeweler
Donna Guardino / Gallery Owner – Guardino Gallery
Lisa Telling Kattenbraker / Fiber, Batik
Mary Lou Zeek / Gallery Owner – Mary Lou Zeek Gallery… Continue reading →

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 →

Artist Profile – Grayson Malone – 3D Mixed Media

With a background in the arts, architecture, building, landscape, and furniture design, Grayson Malone leans towards geometric and simple forms. Her cast stone and concrete mixed media pieces are infused with atomized metals, found objects, up-cycled and re-cycled materials. She first became interested in concrete as a material because of its ability to mate with and absorb many other materials. In particular, metals. She wanted to see what would happen if she integrated very finely ground particulates of bronze, copper, iron or steel, directly into dry cement. After a few years of experimentation she refined the mixture into a hybrid … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Jim Engelhardt – 3D Mixed Media

Jim Engelhardt creates unique and individual one of a kind tables, wine cabinets, display cases, and pedestals. Each piece is crafted from architectural elements he salvages from antique stores, flea markets and salvage yards.

The design of each creation is usually dictated by the architectural element he chooses, but may change as casino online the work online australian casinos progresses. Sometimes he has a design in mind, then chooses the element that will most enhance the piece. Each of his creations is glued, nailed, and biscuit jointed for strength. He takes great care to ensure that no rust, weathered paint, … Continue reading →

Artist Profile – Tuli Fisher – Blacksmith

Tuli Fisher is a full-time blacksmith in Bozeman, Montana. He graduated at Montana State University with degrees in Museum Studies and History. Since 1999 he”s been forging hand tools and studying traditional tool making in various settings. His Iron & Wood Garden Himself tickets cheap, it seems, was waiting for the release of a new single with the same impatience as 18 million of its subscribers on Twitter. tools are based on functional, time-tested implements found in traditional agricultural communities. The weight and strength of each tool provides increased capability in working soil, while the hand turned handles provide sturdiness … Continue reading →

Art In The Pearl Artist Profile: Randall Roberts

Randall Roberts is one of the few remaining professional bromoilists. This craftsman era process (used around 1900) creates one of a kind images. The process takes three days – not including the time to actually take the photograph on film. Randall replaces the black and white photographic The credit report agencies bureaus collect information about you and pass it on whenever somebody needs to get the scoop on you. image with an oil paint using a hogsfoot shaped brush. The finished bromoil has an etching like quality yet retains much of the information from the original photograph. The bromoil may … Continue reading →

Artist Profile: Diane Archer, 2-D Mixed Media

Diane received an MFA from Kent State University in 1997 and has been making a living as an artist ever since. She came to Oregon in 1999 to be an Artist in Residence at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology just north of Lincoln City, and eleven years later, she’s still there. Diane is most known for the use of found objects and topographical maps in her work. She says that the maps speak about various places we inhabit; physical, emotional & spiritual.… Continue reading →

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