(Hillsboro, Ore.) — The City of Hillsboro Cultural Arts Division has partnered with the City of Beaverton Arts Program and Tualatin Valley Creates to produce the Creative Impact Workshop Series, a series of professional development opportunities for Washington County artists and cultural organizations. The workshop series aims to connect artists and cultural organizers with regional grant makers, to help artists articulate their goals, and to further their professional development. The workshop series runs October 22, 2019 through May 28, 2020, with events taking place at assorted venues in Beaverton and Hillsboro.
The Creative Impact Workshop Series kicks off with “Advancing Your Image: Photographing Your Artwork,” presented by photographer, Rick Paulson. Taking place on October 22, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, this Creative Impact Workshop will teach you proven techniques to successfully photograph your artwork. “In Rick’s photographs my paintings look their best,” says local artist, Jeff Jurrens, “For a working artist, photographs of this quality are invaluable, particularly in our online digital age. And high quality reproductions require a high quality source, which Paulson’s photographs deliver. It’s always enlightening to watch him work, the care and expertise he always brings to the project.”
The cost is $10. Space is limited, so don’t wait until the last minute or your spot might be gone!
About the Presenter:
Rick has been fascinated with photography since he was old enough to use a camera. As a young adult, he learned the aesthetics and technical skills in advertising and studio photography as an assistant to Isamu “Sam” Kimura, a 20-year veteran New York photographer.
After moving to Portland, he took his camera from the studio to the street, finding a closer connection to the world through photojournalism. In documenting projects for the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Rick developed an interest in photographing artists at work. Photographing artist’s completed work, both two and three-dimensional, found a following with local artists outside of OSAC.
In 1999, he left photography to work with Intel Corporation in Hillsboro. Now retired, he has returned to his love of taking pictures.
For full details on the Creative Impact Workshop Series, including times, locations, and costs, and to register to attend, please visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC.