Pickwick & Plum moves out of Monticello

June 2nd, 2013

Gosh things have been so busy of late that I forgot to tell anyone that I was shutting down my shelf at Monticello Antique Mall. It was a great 2 and a half years, but I don’t think you should do anything unless you can do a really good job, and I simply wasn’t keeping up on my end of the bargain over there. My other business: is really going gang busters, so I decided to really focus on efforts. I will write more soon as time permits!!!

GROTTO SHRINE MAKING CLASS

March 12th, 2013

Call 503.249.2190 To Register!

Very excited to announce that June 8th & 9th, at Collage on Alberta I will be teaching a two day seminar in using sea shells, rock and found objects to build a small grotto shrine. Details to come, but here are some shots to get you thinking!

Enrollment is now open!
http://collagepdx.blogspot.com/p/shell.html

This measures about 14" high and about 12" wide.

This measures about 14″ high and about 12″ wide.

Some shots of what we’ll be doing in our class. The first day will be getting the grotto built and shells, found object and other bits & bobs glued and grouted. Day two will be spent painting and learning some techniques that will make the shrine appear to have been brought up out of the ocean – a sort of an Atlantisian relic… !
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Some great shots of the show…

January 16th, 2013

A longtime friend and client of mine agreed to shoot the show last week and he and his assistant did an great job!

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This piece has a hand crank that makes the monk's mouths open and close...

This piece has a hand crank that makes the monk’s mouths open and close…

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My friend Tabor bought this one!

My friend Tabor bought this one!

 

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And me at the opening…

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Well, there’s nothing like lifting your skirt a bit to start off the new year!

January 7th, 2013

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Sacred Scraps – An exhibit at Willamette University Feb. 1, 2013

  • Ever wonder how some of this artistic magic happens?
  • Or how the heck we can get pieces to look so…weird~?
  • What kinds of glue, wood, paint and random bits & bobs do we Assemblage artists use?
  • How do we start a piece?

Well – Now you need wonder no more~!

You are invited to witness creative chaos, depraved wickedness, unharnessed artistic exuberance and all around bad ass artistic expression during an evening of naked honesty and shared resources. We’ll have samples of our completed work as well as some mid-step, in the process of becoming — something else…

On Friday February 1st, a group of experienced assemblage artists are going to show off their mad skills and divulge some secrets! Come ask questions,

Come visit and meet the artists!

More Details Here >>

Just when you thought it was safe to lay around in your underwear…

January 4th, 2013

After an AMAZING opening at Guardino - if you missed it, you can still see all the work through January 29th. I think I sold 10 or 11 pieces opening night~! I still can’t believe the turn out. Very nice way to end the year and start a new one… Speaking of starting a new year – -

It’s time to RE-APPLY for the Glean Artist Residency! As you will no doubt remember (actually if you do remember, you need desperately to get out more) last year, I applied and was a ‘runner up’. They had 61 applicants, choose 8 to interview (I was one of the lucky 8) but alas, when they chose the final 5, I was beat out by a LOVELY assemblage artist named Greg Hanson. I’m having coffee with him next week. Turns out he came to my opening – but I’d never met him so I didn’t know… I’m looking forward to meeting him and getting a chance to hear first hand what it was like to have Metro approved access to the holy grail of lost treasures – THE CITY DUMP!

The Glean application is due by the end of the month, so it’s back at it for me. It will take me some time to futz with the cover letter, artist statement and photos required. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted~!

Happy New Years!
Shelly

Another couple pieces finished in time for the show…

December 21st, 2012

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Didn’t think I’d actually finish this guy in time!

December 21st, 2012

You’ll be able to see this guy in my upcoming show at Guardino!

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Guardino Gallery – Dec. 29th through Jan. 29th

November 29th, 2012

About three years ago I made a silent pledge to myself that I would someday have a show at Guardino – I’d seen the type and quality of art they showed and something inside me said – this is it… this is where I should show my work.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in two group shows at Guardino this year, and am pleased to announce that I’ve been given a solo show there starting December 29th. The show will be up all of January in the Feature Area of the gallery (which is to say the western most side of the gallery).

I hope you can join me for the opening. We’ll have a little food, a little laughter, some art and you can help me celebrate reaching a goal and honoring my pledge.

Day of the Dead show at Guardino Gallery

October 22nd, 2012

I hope you can all stop by the 6th annual Day of the Dead show at Guardino Gallery on Alberta this coming week. The opening is on Thursday from 6 to 9 pm. It’s going to be a total blast – I will have several pieces in the show. AND… I will be wearing a Top Hat for the opening. Very excited.

New Pieces for Guardino’s Day of the Dead Show

October 2nd, 2012

I’m very pleased to be invited to participate in this year’s Day of the Dead show at Guardino’s Gallery on Alberta!

Please join us on October 29th at the Opening! More info can be found here.

Here are a couple pieces that are in the works for the show.