Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Expressions of Nature Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters’ Annual Exhibit 2008

The Kingstad Gallery 15450 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon 97006 Expressions of Nature Expressions of Nature Expressions of Self Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters’ Annual Exhibit 2008
Featuring: Michael Orwick, Kitty Wallis, Celeste Bergin, Amanda Houston, Brenda Boylan & 17 other members of the Portland Plein Air Painters and premier guest artists: Mitch Baird, Eric Jacobsen, Eric Bowman, Cathleen Rehfeld, Scott Gellatly, George Broderick. May Clover, by Amanda Houston Exhibit dates: 9/10/08 – 12/06/08 Opening Reception: Last Tuesday, 9/30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Here is a google map link that you can provide in your email together with the pdf announcement file. http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&q=kingstad+gallery&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&ll=45.498887,-122.833672&spn=0.161712,0.31208&z=12&iwloc=A
Laurelhurst Park Autumn, (12x16) by Eric Bowman
Plein air works have an immediacy and vitality that is unique to the process. Being devoted followers and heirs of the late 19th- and early 20th-century French tradition, these accomplished artists gad about the woodlands, fields, and cityscapes of urban existence with easel, palette, and brush to record the beauty of a vista, an existential moment, and their relationship to the world of light.
Cool White Aspens by Michael Orwick
In addition to works that record and reflect the aesthetic joy of being an artist of the Pacific Northwest, this 3-month exhibit will highlight the inner landscape of the plein air artist with expressive works that reflect a range of interests that stretch the definition of plein air painting. Furthering the cause of plein air and its profound contribution and influence on contemporary art will be world-class premier artist and founder of Portland Open Studios, Kitty Wallis, as well as renowned nationally exhibited guest artists: Mitch Baird, Eric Bowman, George Broderick, Scott Gellatly, Eric Jacobsen, and Cathleen Rehfeld. They will be joining accomplished artists from Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters’ roster: Celeste Bergin, Brenda Boylan, Carrie Holst, Amanda Houston, Michael Orwick, and a number of other members of this dynamic association.
'Wakheena Creek' by Mitch Baird
The opening reception will be on Last Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will be catered by Kingstad Catering’s award winning Chef Christian Russell; no-host wine bar.
The Kingstad Gallery presents original works of art by regional and national artists from all visual disciplines in quarterly themed exhibitions. This dynamic state-of-the-art facility is the largest privately owned gallery and exhibition space in the Portland Metro region.
Multnomah Falls, Cathleen Rehfeld
Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am – midnight Saturday, 5:30 – midnight Sunday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm or by appointment: 503.626.6338
Clear Horizon, by Scott Gellatly
Lora R FisherDirector, The Kingstad GalleryLora@Kingstad.com 503.626.6338 • 971.344.5848
by Celeste Bergin
by Kitty Wallis
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