2017 Attended The Hellene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos NM, an artist in residency where artists are given studios, time away from home, and exploring the ambiance of Northern New Mexico, had inspired me to explore and hone my skills.
2015 ~ Art of Trade Show - Best of Show.
2015 ~ Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - Blue Ribbon Award.
Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council, 2014
2013 ~ The Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon, invited me to curate a group show: “Transitions”- Featuring artwork by Don Bishop, Eric Boyer, Michael Orwick, and myself. It was an honor to be asked to choose the other artists and create the show in this popular local venue. Several pieces were sold as a result of the show.
EDUCATION Art Students League, New York, New York, 1977 Parson’s School of Design, New York, NY, BFA: Illustration Major, Photography Minor, 1983 New York Academy, New York, New York, Post Graduate Studies, 1986 Pacific Northwest Collage of Art, Portland, Oregon, Portraiture, Paul Missal, 2011
SOLO EXHIBITIONS Pearl Gallery, Portland, OR September 2012 September 2013, November 2014, and currently. Gallery 114, Portland, OR August 2012 Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR March 2011 Annie Meyers Gallery, Portland, OR November 2010 Bella Perla Gallery, Portland, OR May 2009 Aveda Institute, Portland, OR June 2009
GROUP EXHIBITIONS Pearl Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012 – present Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, 1993 – present Mark Woolly Gallery, Portland, OR 2013 “Transitions” curator and participant group exhibition. Featured artwork by Don Bishop, Eric Boyer Christopher B. Mooney and Michael Orwick. Arts Council of Lake Oswego, OR April - 2013 "The Beat Goes On" – HeArt of Clark County Auction and Gala, Peace Health Medical Group, Vancouver, WA, 2013 Gallery 114, Portland, OR 2011- 2012 Portland Open Studios, Portland, OR, 2007- 2012
Estacada on the Clackamas Presented by the Estacada Area Arts Commission The Powerhouse Project: North Fork, Faraday, and River Mill Power Houses and Dams 2010-2014
Clackamas County Development Services Building, Oregon City, OR Estacada Public Library, Estacada, OR Wilsonville Training Center, Oregon Institute of Technology, Wilsonville, Oregon PGE Headquarters, Portland, OR
“Art Contemplates Industry” conceived and coordinated by Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation: Art Jams at The T.W Sullivan Hydroelectric Plant, The Hawley Power House Hydroelectric Plant, and The Bull Run Hydroelectric Plant. 2007- 2010
Sandy Public Library, Sandy, OR West Linn Public Library, West Linn, OR Portland General Electric, Portland, Oregon Mt. Hood Cultural Center & Museum, Government Camp, Oregon Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Oregon
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2004 – 2011 Portland Bridge Festival, Trusses Gallery, Pioneer Place Mall, Portland, OR 2010 Lake Owego Visual Chronicles, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2009 Benefit Art Auction, Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, Oregon, 1996, 2005 - 2009
Hawthorne Bridge, 2010 Calendar, Celebrating 100 Years in Art and Words. exhibition and calendar featuring works of 12 artists celebrating the Hawthorne Bridge Centennial Celebration, Multnomah County Bridge Maintenance Building, Portland, Oregon. September 2009
Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational Exhibit At the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon 2009 "Art & Labor and the Labor of Art", Olympic Mills Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2009 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1995
COMMISSIONS Emma Pelett, City Liquidators, Portland, OR Project Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council, 2014 Victoria Grace, Private Collections Diane Thomason, Private Collection Diana Smith-Bauwer, Private Collection Chris Pero, Pero Design, www.chrisperodesign.com Richard Gottfried, Odium Inc., Portland, Oregon One Percent for Art Project, Oregon Institute of Technology’s Metro Center, Clackamas, Oregon, Oregon Arts Commission,1999
AWARDS Blue Ribbon Award for oil on canvas, Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, OR, 20011, 2017. Grand Prize for oil on canvas, Rental Sales Gallery 50th Anniversary Poster, Portland, OR, 2009 Blue Ribbon Award for oil on canvas, Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, OR, 2009 Blue Ribbon Award for oil on canvas, Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, OR 2005 Blue Ribbon and Honorable Mention Awards for oil on canvas, Lake Oswego Festival of The Arts, Lake Oswego, OR 2004 Third Place for Painting, “Celebration of the Arts”, Arts in Oregon Council, Salem, OR 1999 First Place for Oils and Acrylics, “Showcase 1996”, Beaverton Arts Commission, Beaverton, OR, 1996 Honorable Mentions, 12th and 13th “Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Sun River, OR, 1991, 1992, Celebration of the Arts, Salem, OR, 1992, and the 18th “Annual Pendleton Arts Festival”, Pendleton, OR, 1991
PUBLICATIONS 2013, St. Johns Bridge painting appeared on Grimm, a Portland produced television series. Volume twenty-one 2013 Studio Visit, . October 8, 2011 Living Section in The Oregonian, “Take A Look at How Artists Create.” featured Artist in Portland Open Studios. September 2009 Hawthorne Bridge, 2010 Calendar, Celebrating 100 Years in Art and Words. A calendar featuring works of 12 artists, celebrating and supporting the Hawthorne Bridge Centennial Celebration. November 2009. Presented idea for a coffee table book to the board of the Rental Sales Gallery at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, The First 50 Years, published a collection of artworks represented by the Rental Sales Gallery including my paintings. One was used on the cover and the poster publicizing the book. 2008. Artists of the West, A collection of images of Northwest artists, Skamania Mines Publishing, September 5, 2007 Southwest insert in The Oregonian, featured Artist in the West Linn Library exhibition, “Art Contemplates Industry”
May 23, 2007 Metro Section in The Oregonian, “Confluence of Art and Industry” an artist’s tour of the T.W. Sullivan Power Plant.
January 25, 2007 Clackamas Review, paintings on display at the Providence / Milwaukie Hospital October 2007 BrainstormNW, Featured artist in story on Portland Open Studios volume 13, summer 2007 Portrait of Portland, Featured artist in story on Rental and Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum
MEMBERSHIPS Oregon Society of Artist, Portland, OR Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America