Sunday, April 26, 2009

'Spring unveiling’ available for pre-sale

I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of a few of the brand new paintings going out to Cannon Beach for the 'Spring Unveiling'
“Early Morning Air”
" Mists of Morning" and “Early Morning Air” both 16 x 20 oil paintings on canvas Raymar , framed in beautiful warm black with gold hand burnished finishes. These are part of my new 'Sun River Series'. they are based on photos I took on an amazing predawn bike with my father in and around the beautiful Sun River Oregon area.
These little pieces will be part of the 'Spring unveiling’ available for pre-sale starting April 30th at Dragon Fire Gallery Cannon Beach Oregon Phone: 503-436-1533 See for more information.
Some of the early reviews are in on these paintings and people have not been shy about their use of exclamation points. Thank you to everyone following on my face book page who gave me early feedback and insight along the way. Friend me on Facebook --> “Very beautiful!! great work!!” “gorgeous!” “amazing!!!!” “…such great representations of Sunriver.” “Breathtaking!!!!!!” "* * * * * (5 star)" “Wonderful atmosphere and composition.” "This is beautiful! WOW!" “…these paintings are outstanding." “…Those are beautiful paintings. Impressive!" "Those are beautiful Michael. Great atmosphere!" "Great work michael - just beautiful" "Damn michael" "This is absolutely beautiful! "Love the contrast between the calligraphy in the foreground with the misty background."
SPRING UNVEILING WEEKEND … MAY 1 - 3, 2009Weekend Schedule: Friday, May 1: Collectors Preview & Sneak Peak from 4-6pm. Saturday, May 2: Artists demonstrations from 11am-3pm. Unveiling & Artists Reception from 4 - 7 pm. Live music by Los Luminos. Food & drink by Inspired! Cafe Sunday, May3: Light brunch Artists Reception from 11am - 1pm. Live music by Lee Clingman. Food & drink by Inspired! CafĂ©. Come celebrate the Magic of May with us. Lyrical Silhouettes
Oil on Panel12 x 6
$370.00 Available A small art nouveau style landscape painting. Cool blue grays and purple shaded trees contrast against warm yellow and orange sunset skies. Please feel free to contact the artist to find out about the paintings availability.
Quiet Nostalgia
Oil on Panel
All the Best,
Michael Orwick Orwick Arts LLC And if you're into social networking, I'd love for you to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook.Follow me on Twitter --> Friend me on Facebook --> with me on LinkedIn --> sure to leave a comment and let me knowyou stopped in

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oregon Art Beat special on collecting and collectors.

Hello friends and art lovers.
romantic paintings

Be sure to mark you calendars for May 14 at 8:00 PM for the Oregon Art Beat special on collecting and collectors. I will be featured in this break through program as one of the blue collar collectors that the show will focus on. This is truly a watermark event in terms of giving credit to people of modest means who have found the passion, disipline and resources for collection great works of art on a budget. If you can't watch the show on May 14th, the program will be replayed on May 17th at 6:00PM.

The project has generated considerable buzz in the local arts community as this is probably the most high profile coverage of working class collectors the region has ever seen. The show acknowledges the importance of support for the arts from all sectors of the local population.

This was an idea I pitched to KC Cowan over five years ago. Her initial reaction was luke warm at best, but two years ago she realize the merit of the concept and started planning for the production of this show. I feel very honored to have been included in planning for the show. I take great pride in being at least partly responsible for championing the idea that art is for everyone, especially in the Portland Art Market. I have said for years that this is the best place in the country to buy art, and this OBT special validates the extraordinary opportunity our regional art market offers the broadest possible audience.

Duane Snider