Joan Nelson and Joseph Yoakum are Re-visioning Landscapes

ADAMS AND OLLMAN JOAN NELSON AND JOSEPH YOKUM JUNE 4—JULY 11 The paintings and drawings of Joseph Yokum and Joan Nelson re-vision landscapes through memories collected both from place and feeling. Though the artists are 50 years apart in age, and live in different parts of the country, their work connects through their interests in […]


I’m sifting through old writing this morning, thinking about my artist statement for next week’s winter review presentation and my my recent body of work. I stumbled across this and thought it was a great description. It’s a portrait of me around age 17 or 18. Blinds drawn to keep out the light, I wake […]

Quality is Contagious Article in Untitled

My article about “Quality is Contagious” at the Museum of Contemporary Craft is up on PNCA’s Untitled Magazine website. You probably won’t find John Economaki’s precision woodworking tools in your parent’s rusty tool shed. These beauties are works of art in and of themselves. But it’s odd to think that such creations might exist only […]

Soundforge at Museum of Contemporary Craft

My first article for PNCA’s online Untitled Magazine is available! Happy birthday to me! It’s about a great audio installation at Portland Museum of Contemporary Craft. Click the screenshot below to read the article. Excerpt: Gabriel Craig has a deep interest in spreading the “gospel of craft.” Several of his projects have centered around sharing […]

Ready to Rock

Another Red Tricycle article is up! This one features some great places in Portland for music lessons, with an emphasis on rock’n’roll. After examining the evidence it’s not surprising Portland takes it’s music scene so seriously. With a long lineage of great musicians from the Decemberists to M. Ward, Viva Voce, and The Dandy Warhols, […]

Studio Visit: Jeff Mandel’s ExIT Shoes

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Jeff Mandel’s Custom shoe shop in Portland with some friends. Jeff’s shoes are completely and lovingly handmade to fit your feet like no shoes has ever before. The tools of his trade are almost as beautiful as his shoes. Shoe lasts and women’s shoes Cabinet full of gorgeous […]

Jenna Robertson Studio Visit

I ran across Jenna Robertson’s collage art made from recycled sweaters at Albina Press SE and had to get my hands on one of her squid collages. I took the opportunity to talk to her a bit about her work as I was picking up my new piece from her beautiful, charming Portland bungalow. Jenna […]

December First Thursday in Portland

Here are my favorites from last night’s First Thursday. It was cold outside and traffic was slow early on, though it looked like it was picking up as I was leaving. Maybe I smelled bad. There is some amazing art this month in Portland. Make sure you get out there. Kristen Miller at PDX Contemporary […]

Hayley Barker at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

Hayley Barker’s solo exhibition at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is comprised of 10 to 15 watercolor paintings on paper. The paintings are layered with detailed markings and tonal washes, and include imagery from plant life, animal fur and scales, and ambiguously sensual organic forms. The show is on display from September 2nd, 2009 through […]