Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Two decades! Come join me as we celebrate the Caswell Galleries 20th Anniversary Celebration





     

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December at the Gallery
Our Holiday Group Show &
20th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for First Friday, December 7, 5-9 pm
The month of December is full of festivities, starting with First Friday and Holiday Open House and our Group Show with Brenda Boylan, Michael Orwick, Katie Hovis of Whimsy and Ali Peret Designs.

Pause On Sellwood  8x10 OilBack with lots of brand new work is Brenda Boylan. Most of you know Brenda's gorgeous, landscape pastel work, but she has been working in oils this year and will be showing a body of work including city scapes. Also joining the festivities will be oil painter, Michael Orwick whose beautiful landscapes of familiar Oregon locations are always popular.

Also in the Gallery, beautiful blown glass bowls by Russell Ford and unique extruded crystal lamps by Keith Appleman.
 These glass pieces make wonderful gifts and additions to your home decor.Michael Orwick 2011-May6th

Visit Ali Peret Custom Designs and see what he has available for gift giving. If your in the market for a special Christmas gift, don't wait till the last minute-now is the time to shop!
Katie ringsIf you love artisan jewelry, Katie Hovisof Whimsy will be here with her gorgeous new rings. Very cute, very affordable! Katie uses fine metals and gemstones for her wire wrapped jewelry. Always unique and one-of-a kind.

We will have Rip's sculpture "Mary and Joseph" on view and available for Christmas. Ask to see this beautiful piece.
Along with these popular artists, we will have entertainment by songwriter and vocalist, Crystal Larizaand FREE wine tasting with our friends from Phelps Creek Vineyard!

Make sure to start your weekend off with us! Festivities start at 5:00 p.m. Most Troutdale Merchants participate in First Friday and this month's will coincide with Troutdale's Tree Lighting Ceremony in Mayor's Square, so we guarantee plenty of Christmas spirit! Troutdale has great restaurants, shops and lots of parking.

There will be no First Friday in January, but we'll be back on February 1, 2013.
Holiday Open House throughout the weekend Dec. 8th - 9th.
Come view the precast offerings and enjoy holiday refreshments.
Receive an exclusive Caswell gift with any purchase!
And, remember, Caswell Gallery offers a simple layaway plan!
Follow our blog!
We have launched the Caswell Gallery blog. We are blogging about all kinds of things, so take a look and sign on. If you have any suggestions or ideas of topics you would like to know about or have us look into, let us know, it could be our next blog post.
Caswell Gallery & Studio
253 & 255 E. Columbia River Highway

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p Caswell opened his gallery in Troutdale in 1992 and quickly gained a reputation as both an acclaimed sculptor and curator of fine art of all mediums.The Gallery has recently relocated just blocks from its original space, alongside Rip's sculpting studio and Ali Peret Jewelry Designs Studio. Inside you will find a special collection of Rip's limited edition fine art sculptures along with a variety of works from the region's top artists.   

We are now open on Monday-Saturdays 10-5:30, and Sunday 12-5.

Call us at 503.492.2473 or email 
kathy@caswellsculpture.net for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!
  
                                                                www.RipCaswell.com



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Friday, August 17, 2012

Every Painting Has a Story



Going Home
By Michael Orwick
Oil on Panel
12 x 12
Sold

by M. Camille Day

Gossamer Morning
By Michael Orwick
Oil on Panel
30 x 24
Sold
Many things could describe the "one thing": it could be a lone, gray, stark telephone pole amidst a lush stand of verdant trees; a bank of red, raw soil in the middle of a green landscape, an old, abandoned trestle, a country road, or the mist on the back water of a pond. It's the the "thing" that catches your eye, speaks to your soul and begs you to tell it's simple story. It's a heart-tug that can't be ignored, that longs to be heard, seen, experienced and expressed. You see it, recognize it and you set up your easel do your best to help to tell the story.

If you are an artist, you know what I'm talking about. If you're not but can identify, you also have a gift...the gift of seeing, feeling. I believe that the gifts we receive should also be dispersed to others in every way we can. That's how we can tell the story and honor the blessing of the "one thing".

I'll look for it again tomorrow and try again to tell the story.

If you are an artist, you know what I'm talking about. If you're not but can identify, you also have a gift...the gift of seeing, feeling. I believe that the gifts we receive should also be dispersed to others in every way we can. That's how we can tell the story and honor the blessing of the "one thing". [...] 

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http://fineartviews.com/blog/48010/every-painting-has-a-story

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Sunrise Highway
By Michael Orwick
Oil on Panel
11x14
Available


Friday, August 10, 2012

Plein Air Invitational video by Thomas Kitts

Scenes from the 2012 Oregon Plein Air Invitational...

Look for my daughter and me at the 1:50 mark, she is too cute.
And yes she earned a commission on the sales.

To read more take a look at
http://thomaskitts.blogspot.com/2012/08/scenes-from-2012-oregon-plein-air.ht

On August 4th and 5th, 2012, almost forty artists from all over Oregon and nearby Washington were invited to come paint in the Park Blocks in front of the Portland Art Museum.
to read more please visit




Here is my wall, which was nearly empty by the end of the day.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 in the Columbia River Gorge


ART GALLERY SHOW LOCATION

Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Street
Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-387-8877
 
Gallery Manager: Caroline Mead

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011Now in its eighth year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2012 in the Columbia River Gorge, is a series of art events featuring the art and literary works of accomplished painters and writers. At the heart of the event is a five-day Paint-Out and Write-Out where works of art and writing are created at various outdoor locations in and around the Columbia River Gorge—the nation’s first designated National Scenic Area.
Works of art will subsequently be available for viewing and sale during a month-long art show at Columbia Art Gallery.
Artists, writers, and art lovers all get opportunities to share in the fun.
This year, acclaimed plein air artist Randall Sexton will be the juror for the show. Randall is an acclaimed Plein Air painter. Randall is a nationally known for his use of color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes.
Randall will be hosting a day long workshop Thursday, September 6, 2012. For more information, visit: Plein Air Workshop
Multiple events associated with the show are listed below.


The PNWPA competition is the premier juried plein air event in the state, with nationally recognized judges and top notch gallery presentation. It is the only event of it's kind I attend in Oregon, and ranks with others I compete in out-of-state...
—Eric Bowman

Paint-Out: Aug. 31 - Sept. 4

Sunrise to Sunset
  • Friday, August 31: The Gorge White House Hood River Valley, OR
  • Saturday,September 1st: Mills Private Residence Hood River Valley, OR
  • Sunday, September 2: Sakura Ridge Bed & Breakfast Hood River Valley, OR
  • Monday, September 3: Waterfront Park Hood River, OR
  • Tuesday, September 4: Downtown Hood River Hood River, OR
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011

Artist Reception: Friday, Sept. 7

Meet the Artists!
  • Join us on Friday, September 7 from 6 - 8 pm for the opening of the show. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced at 6:30pm.

Art Show: Sept. 7- Sept. 30

Artists Have Been Juried In
As in previous years, all art in this show is created by artists who have undergone a rigorous "jury" process, where artist samples are judged by experts. If you're looking for great art related to the Columbia River Gorge, by exceptional artists, in many cases at reasonable prices, then this is the art show for you!
The Columbia Art Center has done an amazing job creating an event that gives the Columbia River Gorge national visibility as a destination for plein air painting. This event gets better every year!
—Scott Gellatly


Columbia Art Gallery




Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011 Awards

First Place Award, Eric Jacobsen - Peaceful Evening


2nd Place Award, William Hook - Stevenson Ferry Terminal


3rd Place Award, Mike Kowalski - Rassmussen's

Best of Downtown Award, Sergio Lopez - The Clocktower

Best of Mountain Award, Anton Pavlenko - High Noon

Best of Historical Award, William Hook - Broughton Lumber

Best of River Award, Eric Jacobsen - All's Quiet in the Gorge


Vinter's Choice Award, Cathleen Rehfeld - Morning Glow in the Vineyard


Best of Marine Award, Karen Whitworth - Marina Melody


Honorable Mentions
Celeste Bergin - Serenade

Brenda Boylan - Road to Mosier Bluff

Bets Cole - Bridge of the Gods


Aaron Johnson - Suspicious Death

(Photos to come)
Artist's choice award - Cathleen Rehfeld, Oaks at Laurel's House
People's choice award - Christine Knowles, Skamania Shores

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Most Important Question to Ask When You Buy Fine Art



This article is by Carolyn Henderson

There are a lot of questions to ask yourself before you purchase a piece of fine art -- whether it is an original or a limited edition print -- but the most important one is one that people frequently overlook:

"Do I like it?"

Ultimately, that is the question that carries the most weight, and it is the question that only you can answer.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Plein Air And More Cannon Beach


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It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting than this small north Oregon Coast beach town. For years, the spectacular natural beauty of Cannon Beach has beckoned artists from around the world out of their studios to capture unique elements of this landscape “en plein air” or “in the open air”.  To celebrate this challenging artistic style and the work of the artists, the Cannon Beach Gallery Group is presenting the 4th Annual Plein Air & More festival. Scheduled for June 22-24, the event will include 28 artists represented by a dozen of Cannon Beach’s art galleries
The featured artists will create art on location throughout the town and on the beach on Friday and Saturday with their work showcased at gallery receptions on Saturday evening. They will also participate in a group show at the Cannon Beach Chamber Building Friday evening. The events are free and will take place rain or shine.
Maps detailing the location of each artist will be available at all Cannon Beach Gallery Group locations and the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions of the artists while they work, or simply observe.
2012 Schedule
Friday, June 22
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Group Show and “Meet and Greet” reception for artists Cannon Beach Chamber Building
Saturday, June 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Artists creating work throughout the town of Cannon Beach, on the beach and in nearby settings.
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Individual gallery receptions showcasing new work
Sunday, June 24
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., artists working on location, and group show continues in Cannon Beach Chamber Building



DRAGONFIRE GALLERY
 Christopher Gerber
For Christopher, reality is not a static state but constantly occurring. His brushstrokes are inspired by the ink paintings of Zen and Taoist masters, evoking focus and intent. By using multiple layers of mica pigments, he generates a holographic effect in an ancient medium as he fuses the layers with torch fire, integrating contrasting textures and simultaneously revealing intriguing nuances. Dripping wax, he plays. He says, “It takes millions of bees pollinating millions of flowers to produce the couple of pounds of wax used in these paintings. That in itself is sacred to me, painting with life itself.”
 JoAnn Chartier
An award winning painter, sculptor, printmaker and published writer, JoAnn has been making art since the age of 12, when she learned the joys and frustrations of painting on location. Though most of her work is now done in acrylics in the studio, she returns to her roots to paint local landscapes and seascapes. She says the challenge of capturing the essence of a place in juicy oils using a knife or brush is, for her, like windsurfing or snowboarding to an adrenaline junky: Irresistible.
 Michael Orwick
Michael’s skill as a landscape artist creates compelling views of our world that move beyond time and place—places as mysterious as Oregon’s craggy coast, as unpredictable as a glacial view of Mount Hood, or as serene as an Oregon waterfall. His work can conjure up thoughts of Remington in his most enamored moments with the majestic west, or the dance of an impressionist on a pond or the snow.



Friday, June 15, 2012

Lavender Festival


Calling all Artists!Don’t miss the
Yamhill Lavender Festival
Plein Air Paint-out!



June 29th-July 12th


Visit the website for more information and to download an application.


http://YamhillLavenderFestival.org/


http://oregonlavenderdestinations.org/artists.php


Workshop I'm teaching
http://yamhilllavenderfestival.org/documents/2012YLFworkshopflyer.pdf

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coastal Painting Workshop-Last Chance!

Hello All,

Still time to sign up for our Cannon Beach painting Workshop. There are still openings and we'd love to see you there!
http://michaelorwick.com/workshops

So come join Michael and Eric for an informative and fun coastal painting experience!


Contact me to sign up!
503 329 2167

Thanks and Happy Painting!



-Michael Orwick
http://michaelorwick.com/workshops
 
 
 
woooo hooooo I just signed up for the Orwick/Jacobsen Cannon Beach workshop beginning June 18th. (Michael OrwickEric Jacobsen) This comes in plenty of time to help prepare for the plein air events of the year. It doesn't hurt to take instruction from the dudes who keep consistently winning plein air prizes! What I really love about this one is that you can sign up for individual days or the entire week. Join in! (Orwick & Jacobsen have both helped me make major improvements over the last 2 years!)
- Celeste Bergin 
http://allaprimaportland.blogspot.com/2012/05/painting-coastal-color-and-light.html

Looking for spots to Plein air paint in Oregon?

Here are few quick spots within an hour of Portland I love.

Photo: Done. http://instagr.am/p/Lq9EAWxWFu/


Sauvie Island is always one of my favorites.
this is one of my favorite spots there. the whole island is great.
photo of me painting there

I love painting the vineyards also.
these 4 are all beautiful and friendly to painters, they even bring out wine from time to time.’



here is my painting from there.

the Gorge is great! I like the woman’s Forum over look http://michaelorwick.com/workszoom/635784

Monday, May 21, 2012

Painting Coastal Color and Light with Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick!


For further questions please call Michael Orwick 503 329 2167.
All photos were taken by Michael Orwick
Painting Coastal Color and Light
with
Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick
Come and join Eric and Michael for a unique and exciting plein-air
Workshop at Cannon Beach.
This will be a 5-day workshop,
June 18th through 22nd.



View of Cannon Beach from Ecola Park

Eric and Michael will conduct this as a dual workshop and students
will benefit from expert advice and painting tips from each artist.
Along with daily painting demos and informal lectures there will be
group critiques and plenty of one-on-one teaching in the field.
Cannon Beach

This workshop is open to all levels (beginner through advanced). In it
we will cover the history and philosophy of outdoor painting as well
as palette choice, basic outdoor painting setup and Do's and Dont's
for the outdoor painter.

Students painting at Ecola Park
Both Eric and Michael have vast experience
painting in the field and we look forward to helping you along your
path as a plein-air painter of color and light!

Cost: $450(for 5 days) or $100/per day.

Please contact Eric Jacobsen to sign up.

Eric Jacobsen
25 Bird Creek Rd
Glenwood,WA 98619
(509)364-0018
jacobsenstudio@gmail.com

Thanks and Happy Painting!
Another view
looking west from Ecola Park
Michael Orwick's Fine Art - Available Works:
Click the following link to view Michael's portfolio of available works:
Michael Orwick at the Needles

Eric at North by Northwest Gallery

the beautiful Forest in Cannon Beach
So much fun!



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Michael Orwick Arts | 16115 SW Autumn Dr | Beaverton, Or 97007 | USA


Michael Orwick

Michael Orwick Arts LLC
www.MichaelOrwick.com
503.329.2167
Painting Coastal Color and Light with Eric Jacobsen and Michael Orwick

Come and join Eric and Michael for a unique and exciting plein-air
Workshop at Cannon Beach. This will be a 5-day workshop, June 18th
through 22nd.

Eric and Michael will conduct this as a dual workshop and students
will benefit from expert advice and painting tips from each artist.
Along with daily painting demos and informal lectures there will be
group critiques and plenty of one-on-one teaching in the field.

This workshop is open to all levels(beginner through advanced). In it
we will cover the history and philosophy of outdoor painting as well
as palette choice, basic outdoor painting setup and Do's and Dont's
for the outdoor painter. Both Eric and Michael have vast experience
painting in the field and we look forward to helping you along your
path as a plein-air painter of color and light!

Cost: $450(for 5 days) or $100/per day.

Please contact Eric Jacobsen to sign up.

Eric Jacobsen
25 Bird Creek Rd
Glenwood,WA 98619

(509)364-0018
jacobsenstudio@gmail.com
Thanks and Happy Painting!

Sincerely,

Eric Jacobsen

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vineyard painting workshop


Painting the Vineyards

Hone your artistic skills with Michael Orwick at one of the most beautiful vineyards in all of the Pacific Northwest, Youngberg Hills in McMinnville Oregon.


10660 Southwest Youngberg Hill Road  McMinnville, OR 97128
(503) 472-2727
Enjoy 3 days (1 and 2 day options are available) of learning to create your own interpretation of this amazing place.

Oregon Vineyard Color and Light
June 8-9 & 10th 2012 
10am-4pm
youngberghill.com/

Join Michael Orwick in scenic Oregon Wine Country, Oregon, for 3 days of painting some truly spectacular scenery.


Put life and personality into your landscapes. We will focus on the fundamentals of landscape painting while exploring the beauty and atmosphere of the area.

You will learn the importance of observation rather than using formulas and recipes to paint what you actually see and feel.
Through instruction, demonstrations, and critiques, this workshop explores composition and design, value and color harmony, and brushwork and edges.

Each day will include a demo and a group discussion about painting techniques, materials and philosophy, and individual easel time along with helpful critiques.  



I like to concentrate on the basic elements of painting and will include an exercise or two to reinforce some of the basics that we all need to brush up on from time to time.

The workshop is open to oil painters of any level. 

Look forward to Lots of personal painting time and help every day. We'll all learn a lot and have a great time.

Demonstrations will be directed at oil painters, but concepts and principles will apply to all media.
So many views and scenes to choose from. 

$300.00
Location: Youngberg Vineyard Oregon
16115 SW Autumn Dr
Beaverton OregonOregon Wine Country 97007
United States





If you would like to stay on site please book separately

Youngberg Hill
10660 SW Youngberg Hill Rd 
McMinnville, OR  97128
Phone: Reservations: 888.657.8668 
Email: info@youngberghill.com
Web Site: youngberghill.com


Oregon’s premier wine country inn and one of Wine Spectator’s favorite location; Youngberg Hill Inn sits atop a mountain with commanding views over the valleys below. Located on 50 acres and surrounded by 22 acres of award-winning Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris. The Inn provides guests the opportunity to explore the 20 year old organic vineyard and to begin tasting our estates award winning wines. We are located 20 minutes from over 80 premier Oregon wineries. Accommodations are luxurious and guests discover well appointed common rooms including a library and an expansive veranda surrounding the house. Youngberg Hill will take your breath away with the most beautiful views, warm luxurious Inn, and exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway, events, as well as a great base for those wishing to tour the Oregon wine country.

The eight-room inn stands like a beacon at the top of Youngberg Hill, overlooking 20 acres of vines and a vista view that stretches for miles. It houses four king suites and four queen guest rooms—all luxuriously appointed with private ensuite baths, antique furnishings, and plenty of windows. . The grounds offer plenty of ideal spots to sit and take in the glorious view, enjoy a sunset.

The natural beauty of Youngberg Hill is something to behold, inhale, and savor.

http://www.touringandtasting.com/winery.aspx?recordNum=164
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Contact Information:
Michael Orwick
orwickillustration@comcast.net
5036937639