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UART 2016 Online Pastel Competition

28 Jun


12″ x 9″
My pastel painting “Jetty Surge” has been accepted into the UART 2018 Online Pastel Competition show! 600 Entries and 100 accepted.
Thanks to the judge, Lyn Asselta, and to UART the sponsor of the show. The winners will be announced July 7th and the show will be published on the UART website. Here is the link to the online show.https://onlinejuriedshows.com/ClosedShowThumbs.aspx…



Pastel Society of Oregon’s “Water Challenge”

17 May


12″ x 9″

Congratulations to Antonia Carriere for winning the Pastel Society of Oregon’s “Water Challenge” with her image of Owynee River North Fork. I received one of three Awards of Distinction for my “Jetty Surge.” The other Awards of Distinction went to Janis Ellison for her “Turquoise Water” and to Nancy Sorrell for “Down Under.” All of the images of pastels entered and winners can be seen on the PSO website,   http://www.pastelsocietyoforegon.com/winners_page.html

Expressions West 2016

24 Apr


Johnson Creek Mist, 16″ x 12″


Under the Boardwalk, 25″ x 19″   sold


The Expressions West 2016 juried competition opened at the Coos Art Museum on April 22.  “Johnson Creek Mist” was awarded an Honorable Mention and “Under the Boardwalk” received an Award of Merit.

For the show, Juror Leslie Kenneth Price selected 61 paintings by 55 artists from California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

The show runs through June 25, 2016.  Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, Oregon.   http://www.coosart.org





Under the Boardwalk

11 Jul


25″ x 19″   sold

The new floating boardwalk in Florence, Oregon, runs along the building supports in Old Town.  It was the perfect vantage point to see under the old boardwalk into the watery rooms as the late afternoon sun found openings to blaze through.  The water, wood and light combined for an abstract and musical effect.

This painting is currently in the “Music as the Muse” show at the Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon, Oregon.  The show runs until September 26, 2015.  The artist’s reception is July 26, 1:00-3:00 pm, at the hospital.

Pastel Society of Oregon 2015 Membership Show

6 Jul

Pastel Society of Oregon 2015 Membership ShowThe Awards and Opening Reception for the Pastel Society of Oregon’s Membership Show is this Friday, July 10, at 5:30 pm at Gallery Northwest in Roseburg, Oregon.  Two of my paintings were selected for the show, “Gray Pond” and “Sea Foam.”  I am delighted to have both paintings selected as well having “Sea Foam” printed on the show’s postcard.  (It is the one in the lower right corner).  Both paintings look great hanging in the window displays of the Gallery Northwest.  Thanks to the juror/judge, Willo Balfrey, and the hanging committee.  “Sea Foam” received an Award of Distinction at the Award Ceremony!

Gray_PondGray Pond, 18″ x 12″

Sea_FoamSea Foam, 12″ x 18″

Yellow Pond Lily

24 Mar


16″ x 12″

It was too windy to sit and paint, so my camera studied the pond lily leaves as they danced on the dark water.  Later, the soft pastels translated the wind and light on the water lilies.  This painting can be viewed and purchased at the Southern Coos Hospital’s show, “Flora and Fauna of the Coquille Watershed” April 9 until June 26, 2015.  The reception is April 12, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Southern Coos Hospital and Health Center, 900 11th Street SE, Bandon, Oregon.

People’s Choice Show at the Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio

1 Mar

People's Choice Pastels sm


Thanks to the gallery and all of you who voted for me last May at the Art by the Sea Miniature and Small Works show.  As the People’s Choice, 15 of my watercolors and pastels will be on display in the Art by the Sea Gallery and Studio during March and April.  I hope to see you at the reception Saturday.  I will be teaching a watercolor on Yupo paper class in conjunction with the show.  The class will be Saturday, March 20 from 1-4:00 pm.  Contact the gallery for more information at 541-347-5355.  The Gallery is located at 175 Second Street SE, Bandon, Oregon, 97411.