Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Now on View

If you are planning a trip to the lovely coastal town of Manzanita in the near future, you will find examples of my glass work and paintings at the Coast Gallery, 144 Laneda Ave. The acrylic paintings range in size from 8x8 inches to 30x36 inches. The gallery is open on the weekends or by special appointment. Call 503-368-7113, or email gallery@coastcabins.com

Also showing this month are sculptor MJ Anderson's beautiful marble works and the rich encaustics of Debra Van Tuinen.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

How To Commission A Work of Art

I would love to help you have just the right piece of art for your home. Sometimes it means commissioning a work that is the right size and image for a certain place. this is how a commission works with me.

The process begins with a discussion of the subject matter, colors and location of the work.  I want you to have the work that will please you, so I make sure to listen and make note of all your thoughts.  After this, a budget for the project is created. Know that preliminary discussions include talk about what price will work for you, and what scale of work will be possible within your budget. When a price has been agreed upon, I will ask for 1/3 of the commissioned price to begin work. This initial payment will cover my time for preliminary drawings and the first materials to begin work on the actual art work. When the project is at the half way point, I will submit images to you, and receive the next 1/3 payment.
When the work is completed and installed, I will receive the final 1/3, and you will have a new art work to enjoy for years to come.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Preview of Coming Attractions

New glass works will be making their way to San Francisco next month. This work, "Fall Begins," 8x10 inches, will be one of the pieces I will be showing at the juried American Craft Council Show, Aug. 8-10 at the Fort Mason Center. Look for me in booth 402. Show hours are Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-5. If you are in the area, I hope you will stop by. If you have friends in the Bay area who might be interested in the show, please feel free to share this information. It's a wonderful show with fine crafts from across the country. It's going to be here before we know it! For more information visit craftcouncil.org.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Busy August

It looks as though 
it will be a month for travel for my husband and me this August. I will be showing my glass work in San Francisco August 8-10 at the American Craft Council Show at Fort Mason, and my paintings in Bend at the Art in the High Desert Show August  22-24. If you are also out and about in August, please keep these dates in mind. I will be posting sneak previews of available work and give you more details as the months progress.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How and Why

How do I do what I do and why do I do it? Come join Erin Leichty, Michael de Forest and me Sunday February 16 at Waterstone Gallery, 424 NW 12th in Portland, Oregon while we share some of our stories.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Due to a recent snow arrival in Portland, First Thursday was canceled. Please join us at Waterstone Gallery tomorrow, February 13th from 6-9 pm for Second Thursday. Other Portland galleries will be participating as well.  I will be showing recent landscapes in fused glass and acrylic paintings of canvas. To see examples of my work, visit my website at www.angelitasurmon.com. Also showing are Erin Leichty, encaustic paintings, and Michael de Forest, mixed media sculpture.Waterstone Gallery is located at 424 NW 12th Ave. in the Pearl District. It will be worth the trip!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Save the Dates for A New Show at Waterstone Gallery

Feb 4-Mar 2 marks the dates of a new show by Erin Leichty, Michael de Forest and me at Waterstone Gallery at 424 NW 12th Ave in Portland. The show titled "Portrait, Landscape, and Narrative-Three New Artists," celebrates  our debut as new members of the gallery. You are invited to a preview of the works Feb. 5, 5-8pm, and First Thursday Feb. 6, 6-9 pm. We will also be sharing a talk at the gallery Sunday, Feb. 16 at 11am.
I will be showing new acrylic paintings on canvas and new kilnformed glass work . The works are informed by my continued love of seasonal changes and calligraphic forms in the landscape.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-4. Discover more at www.waterstonegallery.com.
If you would like to arrange a time to meet me at the gallery during the show, or to schedule a visit at additional hours, please feel free to contact me at angelitasurmon@comcast.net.
See you in February!
                                   "Estuary,Daylight," 2014 kilnformed glass, 10.5x15.5x.25 inches
                                    "Autumn Tangle," 2014, acrylic on canvas, 30x36 inches

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A New Year's Wish

Here's wishing you warm light and peaceful forest walks in 2014.
"Spring Light," 2013, Acrylic on Canvas , 30x36 inches.