Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2nd chances in oil painting.

Putting paintings back up on the easel.  Do you ever paint back into a painting after a year or so of looking at it and thinking about it?

This painting is nearly finished now. I have added more color and paint into the water, smoothed out the sky and blurred the edges of the trees. 

Hug Point
30x40 Oils on canvas
$3750
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This is an amazing place to visit and to paint.
I'm repainting an older painting I was never truly happy with. 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ART Elements will be giving away a night stay at The Allison during the Artist Reception!




 ART Elements Heeaer
The Art of the Allison Inn & Spa at ART Elements Gallery
Featuring over 20 Allison artists and their new art work
Meet the Artists of the Allison during the artist reception 
March 27, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. 

ART Elements will be giving away a night stay at 
The Allison during the Artist Reception!




The  Art of The Allison is a private collection representing over one hundred local and regional artists working in diverse media including fiber, glass, sculpture, wood, photography and paintings. The collection focuses on the natural beauty of Oregon and celebrates the bounty of our great state.

It is a growing collection that includes six commissioned works by local painters and fused glass artists. The majority of the art was purchased from local artists responding to an invitation to submit work. 
The Art of the Allison Curators
(left to right) Celia Austin, Ken Austin, 
Loni Austin Parrish & Joan Austin
  
The decision to use original Oregon Art to adorn The Allison was an easy one. Joan and her family have a long tradition of supporting the arts in their home state. Whether they are giving access to cultural opportunities through partnerships and programming, creating Art Festivals or developing Regional Art Centers or the community, art is a passion and a privilege that is near and dear to the family heart. It is this love of art and commitment to their community that drove the Art of The Allison Collection.

Art Elements Gallery's owner Loni Parrish, along with her family, curated  the private collection at The Allison Inn & Spa in 2009, featuring over 100 Oregon artists and 500 works of original art. Loni's family have a long tradition of supporting the arts in their home state. It is this love of art and commitment to their community that drove the Art of The Allison Collection. Each of the 85 suites has at least three pieces of original art. 37 paintings, sculptures and glass are available for the public to enjoy, in addition to a substantial collection in the Spa. Even Staff and Administration offices are filled with original art.

What makes The Art of The Allison a distinctive collection are the people who created the artwork.  They are an integral part of the "dream that Joan built."  


art  
Poplar Grove" Theresa Andreas O'Leary 20x16"
acrylic on canvas
artist featured at the Spa at The Allison
FEATURING NEW WORKS BY
Theresa Andreas-O'Leary
Jane Aukshunas
Melinda Cowdery
James Frey
Kristin Fritz
Susan Greenbaum
Marilyn Higginson
Greg Johnson
Kathleen Jones
Heidi Keith
Shari Lord
Mandy Main
Jackie McCartin
Jay Noller
Michael Orwick
Jennifer Pahl
Carmen Reynolds
Molly Reeves
Robert Schlegel
Monica Setziol-Phillips
Mark Terry
Romona Youngquist.



 
"Big & Bold" Jackie McCartin 48x60" oil on canvas
Artist featured in the suites at The Allison 

 
"Rural Life in Yamhill County" Michael Orwick, 36x48" 
Artwork featured in the Jory Restaurant and on The Allison's public art tour

artists


 

Book


In 2010, we celebrated the second anniversary of The Allison Inn & Spa and the birthday of Joan Austin. As a surprise, Loni presented her mother with the Art of the Allison Collection book that she and a team of artists published. Now in it's second edition, this vast project includes artists portraits in their own home or studio, artist statements, a walking tour of the public art and a index of the artists in each of the room.


Books can be purchased at the Spa at The Allison and at ART Elements Gallery.









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 PORTLAND BIENNIAL
Featured artist Richard Thompson

If you're near the Moda Center in Portland, check out the new billboard with ART Elements artist Richard Thompson. Several billboards were installed by Disjecta Gallery as part of the Oregonian Biennial. Congrats Richard!




The Art Elements Team
We hope to see you in the gallery soon! 
Sara Starnes, Lauren Wylie & Loni Parrish
The ART Elements Gallery Team

PO Box 1060  |  604 E. 1st Street  |  Newberg, OR 97132 
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
gallery@artelementsgallery.com
Phone: (503)487-6141    

     


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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Brain scans reveal the power of art


"I have always believed art matters so it is exciting to see some scientific evidence to support the view life is enhanced by instantaneous contact with works of art," said Dr Stephen Deuchar 

Art News 


Works of art can give as much joy as being head over heels in love, according to a new scientific study.

"What we are doing is giving scientific truth to what has been known for a long time – that beautiful paintings makes us feel much better.
"But what we didn't realize until we did these studies is just how powerful the effect on the brain is."


 - Professor Zeki
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/8500012/Brain-scans-reveal-the-power-of-art.html


Photo: Brain scans reveal the power of art
Works of art can give as much joy as being head over heels in love, according to a new scientific study.

"What we are doing is giving scientific truth to what has been known for a long time – that beautiful paintings makes us feel much better.
"But what we didn't realize until we did these studies is just how powerful the effect on the brain is." - Professor Zeki




Painting Copyright Michael Orwick 2014 www.michaelorwick.com





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

mystical and haunting New Oil Paintings

New Oil Paintings at my website www.MichaelOrwick.com

Foggy Pines 

Medium:
 Oil on Panel
Size: 16 x 20 We discovered these stoic Pines growing on the cliff sides above Indian Beach in Cannon Beach Oregon. The fog rolled in thick and as the sun rose above the hills the gossamer effects of the diffused light was both mystical and haunting.

Monday, February 3, 2014

7th Annual Anniversary Show Collector's Gala!

  

You are cordially invited to attend our
  
7th Annual Anniversary Show  
Collector's Gala! 
   
Saturday, February 8th, 6:30 ~ 9:00 
Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres catered by Shorecrest High Culinary Arts and live jazz by the Rich Cole Trio.
 
This is an invitation only event for our current and past collectors and as such you will be the first to see this stunning new show of over 85 new paintings by
Cole Gallery artists! 

As an extra special thank you to our
collectors we are offering
12% off all original art on Saturday, February 8th
~All original art will be offered to our customers at 10% off from the 8th through February 20th Art Walk. 
 
Here is a sneak preview of the coming show...

"Stormy Reflections" 30x40 Oil by Mark Boyle


"Midnight at Sacre' Coeur" 33x24 watercolor by Beth Verheyden

As the biggest show of the year, each of our artists are asked to bring up to three pieces each to contribute to this outstanding show. With a range of subject matter, style and medium, it is a feast for the eyes! 
To see a video of last year's show, and to understand why we had to limit the number of people invited to this great event,
click on the link below.
Cole Gallery Sixth Anniversary Party 
Cole Gallery Sixth Anniversary Party

 
""Painted Lady" 16x20 oil by David Marty   "Dories" 16x11 watercolor by Pamela Harold

"Layers of Light" 15x15 oil by Terrence Gasca

  
"Fourth and Cherry" 24x24 and "University Bridge"  16x20 acrylics by William Houston


 
"Indulgence" 24x20 and  "The Usual" 16x20 oils by Jennifer Diehl


We are delighted to introduce a new artist to the Cole Gallery line up,  palette knife  painter, Arlon Rosenoff

"Gaff Rigged Ketch" 23x33 oil by Arlon Rosenoff


And just for fun...a new "Shakin' Dog" by Iris Scott! 

"Black Dog Shake" 36x36 oil finger painting by Iris Scott


To view the entire new show
on our web site click here.

  

Denise

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