Featured Artist/Artisan: Sue Selbie: Book Artist and Paper Cut Designer. Sue’s love of color and nature began at a young age wandering the British countryside. Now she enjoys translating her photographs of Portland and the Pacific North West into multi-layered 3D paper cuts. The example in this show is “Canopy.” Over the last few months she has spent time playing with color and pattern on paste paper, which she has used to create several new notebooks and journals for the current show. You can see more of her work at www.greenstitch.com and on Instagram @greenstitchpdx.
Big, Bold Paintings in the Window:
Chris Kondrat: This is a mixed media piece called “Snowmelt Revisited.” It includes watercolor, stamping, collage, and acrylic accents. Through October 21.
Terry Misley: October 8 – November 18: Check website for further details as date arrives.
Lori McLaughlin: October 22 – November 18: Check website for further details as date arrives.
Congratulations! Jurors’ Picks:
Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO), Fall Exhibition — Eight of our members’ artworks were juried into this exhibition which will be held at the Parrish Gallery in the Chehelam Cultural Center at 415 E Sheridan Street in Newberg from October 2nd to November 29th. The gallery is open from 9AM – 6PM Tuesday – Saturday. The show can also be viewed online at the WSO website at watercolorsocietyoforegon.org
Members in this show: Mary Burgess, Leslie Dugas, Laura Hopper, Britt McNamee, Phyllis Meyer, Rose West, Sandra Takabayashi and Liz Walker.
2020 BAM! (Beaverton Arts Mix) Virtual Show and Sale — Twelve of our members’ artworks were juried into this show! See it all throughout October at: www.BeavertonOregon.gov/BAM
Members in this show: Rebecca Benoit, Teal Buehler, Sue Girard, Sherry Hanson, Chris Kondrat, Phyllis Meyer, Marcia Petty, Jo Reimer, Debbie Teeter, Ellen Van Horn, and Liz Walker.
ART TO GO PROJECT GRANT AWARDED!
Village Gallery of Arts applied for and was awarded a Beaverton Arts Emerging Opportunities Grant to fund our free “Art to Go” project. Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle mentioned our project as part of the Mayor’s Message in the “Your City” publication for September/October. Check back on our website to see how this grant will be used to support various groups over the coming months in our community!
A Holiday Xtravaganza is coming! November 18 through December 31 — Four categories of art will be featured: Ornament Showcase, Holiday Jewelry, Seasonal Cards, and “Artwork In The Spirit Of The Season,” both 2-D and 3-D. Watch for more information in the coming months!
IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE BACK! WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION — SEE WEBSITE
ADULT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
All classes are limited to hours when the gallery is not also open for visitors, and class size is limited by social distancing guidelines. Masks must be worn by students and instructors while in the gallery.
Debbie Teeter — Printmaking Without a Press
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6 & 13; Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Class size: maximum 6 students
MASKS REQUIRED. Create dry-point etchings and collagraph prints without using a press. Students will supply some materials. Instructor will supply glue, ink, printmaking paper & brayers. We will make our printing plates during the first session and print them during the second. Please see website for comprehensive supply list. Instructor email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Elizabeth Higgins – Nature Journaling with Watercolor – Workshop
Date: Sunday, October 11; Time: 1 – 3pm
Class size: maximum 6 students
No experience necessary.
MASKS REQUIRED. Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature. Experience the grounding nature and mindfulness aspects of slowing down to notice the beauty and uniqueness of flowers and plants in journal pages you create with pencil, pen and watercolor. Students will be guided through various drawing, painting and journaling techniques as they observe real flowers and plants provided by the instructor. No experience is necessary for this fun and relaxing workshop. Email: email@example.com; website:
Lori McLaughlin — Watercolor Monoprinting — Workshop
Date: Wednesday, October 14; Time: 1-4pm
Class size: maximum 6 students
MASKS REQUIRED. All supplies provided. You may bring your own brushes and watercolor if desired. This workshop takes watercolor in a new direction with one-of-a-kind prints. Basic techniques will be discussed and shared during the class time. No drawing skills or painting skills needed just come, learn and have fun. Materials you may wish to bring but will be provided: water container, brushes, towels. To contact the instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-931-4517.
Debbie Teeter — Art at Home: Activities for Home-Schooling Parents
Dates: Thursdays, November 5 and 12; Time: 6 – 8:00pm
Maximum 6 participants
Note: This class is intended for parents or guardians teaching children at home. The activities provided can be used with a wide range of age levels.
MASKS REQUIRED. This is a two-part workshop designed to provide parents with instructionally sound art activities to do with your children at home, using inexpensive basic art supplies, such as pen, crayon, watercolor, markers, tempera paint, glue and scrap materials. Each participant will receive a set of lesson plans/directions for several projects. A few projects will be shared each class, with time allotted for hands-on activity. The instructor will also share print and video resources to help expand your repertoire. Please see website for supply list. Instructor email: email@example.com
VIRTUAL CLASSES – ALL AGES – FREE ONLINE!
Let’s Doodle – Turn your Doodles into a Drawing — Debbie Teeter
Go to: https://villagegalleryarts.org/uncategorized/lets-doodle-with-debbie-teeter/
Free video suitable for child through adult. Supplies: pencil, paper, and your imagination.
Let’s Make a Cubist Drawing — Debbie Teeter
This free video contains a short lesson on Cubism, complete with a demonstration of how to create your own Cubist drawing. Downloadable pdf with supply list and directions included. Instructional video:
Cubist drawing plan:
Pinch Pots & Beyond – Teresa Vaughn
Free video contains a short lesson on working with clay with a demonstration of how to create your own pinch pot:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-1osNTnVBk&feature=youtu.be