Below you will find a sample of the wonderful art that will be available for sale at the dinner. Many thanks to our artists who are generously donating 50% of their evenings'
proceeds to our cause.
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Our attraction to water is primal. I have had a life long fascination with this precious, essential element. It is a source of exploration and discovery as well as a pathway to relaxation, rejuvenation, contemplation and serenity. The work is a representation of our connection with water in the natural world and is a reminder of the intrinsic beauty of the Lower Columbia and our responsibility to restore and maintain its purity for future generations.
The line of a tree branch originally inspired my work. The absence of leaves allowed interwoven lines to connect and create multiple windows. The spaces between the branches intrigued me as they frame what exists beyond. I continue to look within these lines as I seek the patterns of trees found in the grains of wood. As the grain twists and turns, it begins to transform from lines, to threads, to paths that all lead to the soft-spoken reminder that everything is connected.
Marie enjoys filling her paintings with powerful and often feminine subjects. Her florals, landscapes, and nautical paintings are lush. Her style is eclectic and varies with every painting. In each painting, she tries to capture one reflective moment, punctuated with symbolic elements that portray powerful messages, where viewers can find a connecting emotional bond.
T. "Tax" Havens is a major ceramicist on the contemporary art scene of the Pacific Northwest. At 6'4", he may be one of the tallest ceramicists in the region. He has been a member of the Oregon Potters Association for more than 6 years.
Contemporary Northwest artist Sarah Goodnough creates artwork that contemplates and celebrates life. She paints vivid, abstract viewscapes, sourcing the natural world for her redefined realities of wonder. Her artistic style is expressive; it combines texture, transparent layers of color, and strong composition to create distinctive visual experiences with paint and mixed media.
Charles' mixed-media paintings begin as abstract designs using sum ink on oriental papers, often mulberry or rice papers, which are then cut apart and reassembled in multiple layperson canvas, wood panel, or paper. The surface is then reworked using various media, including plaster, acrylic, gold leaf, and dry pigments. Finished pieces are waxed or varnished to render the paper translucent so that the various layers are visible. Finished pieces on paper are framed, and those on wood panel are presented unframed with finished edges.
Of the Earth jewelry is handcrafted in my small studio in Portland, Oregon. I create each piece individually using a variety of techniques—texturing, forming and shaping to achieve the desired design. Most pieces are made with a special type of silver called metal clay.
Sheila Brown comes to this show from Astoria with a broad array of artistic talent including pottery, graphic design, professional illustration, indoor and outdoor murals, and linoleum block printing. In recent years, Sheila has taught drawing and linoleum block printing at Trail's End Art Center in Gearhart, Oregon. She has also produced fine art in the forms of water color, collages, colored pencil, and linoleum block print.