Wednesday, October 25, 2017

November Events

I would like to invite you to two upcoming events for November.
The first is the Sitka Center Invitational Art Show and Sale, Nov. 4,5, 10-4 each day at the World Forestry Center, Portland. I will be showing 3 small acrylic paintings, including the one above. Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit the great art and environmental programs offered each year at SITKA. Come see over 400 works by some of the northwest's finest!
 The second is the third annual Oregon Glass Guild Studio Tour and Sale, November 11,12, 10-4 each day.In addition to my glass for, I will also have paintings and prints for sale. Come visit me at 1705 SE 41st Ave., south of Hawthorne Blvd. Be aware, there are steps to our house, and also put to the studio.
 If you would like to schedule a studio visit to view work before the tour, contact me at Please feel free to pass this on to friends and family who might be interested.
 I look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art in the Pearl

It's time for the 20th annual juried Art in the Pearl, this Labor Day weekend. I will be participating for the first time with my kiln formed glass work. I will be selling both the locally inspired layered landscapes, and plates in various sizes. Art in the Pearl takes place in Portland's North Park Blocks, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm, and Monday 10am-5pm. You'll find me on Park Avenue, a bit south of Flanders. This event is free and open to the public. Come by and see my newest work, and take home a piece of the Northwest in glass.

To find out more about Art in the Pearl, visit To discover more about my work, visit I'll see you there!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Save the Dates

Summer Light, kiln formed glass
Planning your Labor Day weekend festivities yet? One of the best things happening in Portland is this year's edition of Art in the Pearl. This fine show of juried art and craft is making its 20th anniversary appearance this year in the north Park Blocks downtown. I will be showing my glass work this year and would love to meet you, so stop by and say hello. I will write again with more details concerning my location as things develop. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Come Visit the Show with Me

"Whirlwind'" 8x10x1.25 inches, kiln formed glass
"Fall Begins," 36x48 inches, acrylic on canvas

Come talk with me at Waterstone Gallery. I will be there with holiday cheer Saturday, December 19, 12-6 pm,
Sunday, December 20 at 11;00 am for a gallery talk,
Tuesday, December 22, 12-6,
Saturday, January 2, from 12-6,
 and Closing Day, Sunday, January 3, from 12-4

Waterstone is located at 124 NW 12th Ave. Portland, Or
find out more at

Friday, November 27, 2015


December 1 marks the beginning of my one person show at Waterstone Gallery in the Pearl District of Portland. The show, "Reed Canyon Suite," is glass and paintings informed by this ecosystem on the Reed College campus.
Preview night, Wednesday December 2, 6-8 pm
First Thursday December 3, 6-8 pm
Artist's Talk Sunday December 20, 11 am.

The gallery is located at 124 NW 9th Ave. between Couch and Davis
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat. 12-6, Sun. 12-4

Gallery phone: 503-226-6196

find out more at

"Canyon Forest," kiln formed glass, 16x20x.4 inches, 
"Daylight Ends, Autumn Begins," acrylic on canvas, 36x48 inches

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

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

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.