Artwork by Southwest Washington and Oregon artists.

January 2015: Welcome the New Year!

Join us for a First Thursday Celebration to welcome the New Year!

Thursday, January 8, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Gallery.

Our featured artists are  Sandi Kelley, Zentangle artist; and Janice Newton, painter and sculptor.

About Sandi Kelley – Zentangle

Audiovisual

Audiovisual

I’ve been surrounded by art and artists my entire life but I’ve only recently come to call myself an artist. I discovered my artistic niche when I discovered Zentangle in  2012.

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In October of 2013 I received my Zentangle teaching Certificate from Zentangle creators Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. I have been creating art and teaching others in small classes since then.

To some my art looks like doodling. I hear that comparison often and explain the difference between Zentangle and doodling like this: Doodling is something you do when you are doing and thinking of something else. Zentangle, is something you do with intention, concentration and focus. The beauty of the Zentangle method lies in its simplicity. You don’t need to plug in, log on, or spend a fortune on supplies. It is easy to learn, very relaxing, and can be very therapeutic.

 

Mediocre

Mediocre

Breeze

Breeze


About Janis Newton – paintings and sculptures

The O

The O

An artist since 1965, Janis Newton taught high school Art for 29 years-three years in Hillsboro, Oregon and twenty-six years in Longview.

“My main medias are oil painting, sculpture and photography. I am drawn mostly to human form and how light works on my subjects. I have been in several one-person exhibitions and many juried shows.

To accomplish my paintings, I often use the camera as a tool. The images captured on the camera are seldomed used as total compositions but rather as supporting documentation. The camera is, for me, an informational gathering instrument; my sketchbook. The information it provides allows me to add elements of my personal/emotional response to any image created.

It is this artistic sovereignty that separates art from photography and separates creative painting from copied photographs.”

~ Janice Newton

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Day of Dancing

Day of Dancing

If you can’t make it to First Thursday, feel free to stop in all month. Our featured artists’ work will be on display until the end of the month.

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