Sunday, February 14, 2010
I join with many Oregon artists and friends in mourning the loss of Laura Russo. I showed work with Laura for 15 years and always admired her solid support of Northwest art and artists. She was always honest and direct. She cared for her artist family and presented their work in a professional and dignified way; always hanging just the right amount of work. She cared about my family and took the sale of work very personally. She was not always easy and not always tactful, but you knew how she felt. I will miss her directness, her loyalty and her presence. A service is planned for Wednesday, February 17th at 3:00 at the Portland Art Museum.