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“Wild and Tame” is the title of the exhibit featuring Sue Allen, silk screen artist extraordinaire. Sue’s silkscreens depict botanical, landscapes, nature and wildlife images in multiple color arrangements. Her primary subjects are scenic views and flora of
Mt. Hood and the Japanese Gardens in Portland.
Silk screen is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil to receive a desired image. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate – in Sue’s artwork, the substrate is archival paper. Silkscreen requires precise registration to achieve uniform color overlay and image focus.
More information about Sue’s work and technique can be seen on her website: http://www.sueallenstudio.com/news.html. Sue is the Exhibit Coordinator for Clackamas County Arts Alliance and responsible for artist recruitment, curating and hanging quarterly shows in the Clackamas County government buildings and participating businesses within Clackamas County.
Iva Wakeman presents “Fluidity” – Iva’s art career has produced many beautiful paintings in multiple mediums – oil, acrylic, painted porcelain, but her favorite medium is watercolor! She has perfected her watercolor style utilizing YUPO – which is 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper extruded from polypropylene pellets. It’s attributes are durability, super smooth consistency that holds inks with razor-sharp precision and is reusable making it a perfect (albeit tricky!) substrate for watercolor design. Her work expertly presents a combination of fluid mobility and peacefulness.
Be sure to join us for the artist’s reception for Sue and Iva – 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, August 10th at Grapevine Gallery, located inside Singer Hill Cafe, 623 7th St., Oregon City, OR 97045.
Potting Bench (or Serving Center!) by artist Frank Meyer.
Out of town guests? The combination of Grapevine and Singer Hill Café makes a delightful outing with a relaxing venue to refuel and opportunity to experience the “eye candy” of local artists’ incredible artwork!
With the great weather the outdoor garden area is open for dining to leisurely enjoy food and drink (fabulous STUMPTOWN coffee) then onward to browse the wonderful art on display in the gallery. Great place to find gifts for weddings, birthdays or your home – consider gift certificates for gallery shopping or to use for custom framing.
The July exhibit showcases Grapevine’s Gallery artists with a mixed array of scenic, abstract and industrial art. Come see the work of five new artists that have recently joined the gallery: Jim Hall, fine woodworking –decorative bowls and containers; Frank Meyer – woodworking specializing in utilitarian pieces such as dove-tailed Santé Fe style chairs and benches, potting tables (nice enough to use as an entertainment bar), art deco-style clocks and much more. Bunny Lewis specializes in ceramic art – creator of “Village People”; Eric Rodgers –fine art jewelry using sterling silver with precious stones and Lance Smith – metal art designed with recycled materials.
SUMMERTIME ONLY extended hours: Fridays 9 am through 8:30 pm. Musical performers are an added bonus provided by Singer Hill Café from 6 to 8 pm. Grapevine’s regular hours are 9 am to 3pm Tuesday through Saturday. See you soon!
The June 2013 show at Grapevine Gallery highlights the artwork of participating artists in the 10-Year Anniversary of the Open Studios of Beavercreek event. Stop in and pick up a map for the self-guided tour at Grapevine Gallery and preview artwork that will also be offered at their studios. Their event is Friday through Sunday, June 21st – 23rd from 10 am to 5 pm daily. The Beavercreek Open Studios tour is a fun way to spend the day, enjoy beautiful country scenery and get a peek inside the artists’ workspace!