Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Join us this Friday! Cards of the Tarot re-imagined by Portland artists...
Over 100 artists are creating their artistic representation of their selected card based on their own interpretation of its meaning and symbolism.
Join with us as we celebrate the rich and vast array of local talent and view unique and perhaps quirky, absurd or campy interpretations of the Tarot deck art. Artwork will be on display throughout the months of November and December.
Opening Reception Party including tarot readers, hoop-dancers, music, etc.
Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
3421 SE 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Amanda Lee James
Amy Myeis DeNies
Cathie Joy Young
Colleen Patricia Williams
Erika Lee Sears
Erin Duffy Osswald
Kenneth Botsford JR
Nathanial Joseph Ashby
Stephanie L. Gillette
Viktoria La Paz
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Since Childhood I have had a passion for painting and creating using anything I could get my hands on. Born and raised in New Jersey, I left to pursue my education at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. During my time in college I had a chance to experiment with a multitude of different mediums and fine tune my artwork. I found myself to be in love with watercolor, pen and ink. I graduated with a BFA in illustration and am currently enjoying a freelance career consisting of children’s book work. In 2010 I completed my first book, “Baking with Friends, and have been selling my paintings and prints since 2000.
I derive most of my ideas from old folk tales, children’s books, songs, nature, and dreams. My intentions for my artwork are to illustrate a story within a single picture, preserve a special moment or thought, and to invoke your own interpretation of the image. I have also been trying out some fun new projects that incorporate my drawings and paintings with found objects and mixed media.
Monday, September 27, 2010
My childhood was spent around a commercial print shop that my parents acquired from my grandfather. I guess you could say there is ink in my blood. I always had reams of paper to play with and would spend hours drawing and making things like play money or little flip books. By chance, when I joined the working world, I ended up working in print – first in corrugated and then in business print and promotions, which is still true to this day.
Currently I am working at a printmaking studio. Most of my prints are monotypes which are one of a kind prints, also known as a painterly prints. They are created by applying ink to a smooth plate, and then transferring the image to paper by means of pressure through a press. The process of making a monotype is so intriguing and exciting. I use everything I can get my hands on as a tool for making marks, adding or removing ink, spreading, thinning, stamping, stenciling.. just to see what kind of effect it will produce. And then layering the ink… color over color, texture over texture… it’s surprising and thrilling every time I peel the paper from the plate.Painting has taken a back seat to my printmaking, but when I do paint I primarily use acrylic on wood or canvas. I approach painting the same way I do printmaking – trying different things to achieve interesting textures and colors. I prefer acrylic because it dries fast and I can continue to work on a piece without having to wait long for the layers to dry, but I also work in oil and I’ve taken a workshop in encaustic painting which I would like to explore further.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Join us tonight - Friday September 24th from 6-8 PM at Splendorporium
3421 SE 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Come out and meet the other artists who are in the show. Its a great chance to socialize, bring in your work in-progress to show and tell, or get feedback. You can also leave your art if it is already finished.
Feel free to bring some wine and a snack to share!
We look forward to getting to know everyone better. - Team Tarot
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Joanne Licardo recently moved to Portland and currently teaches old techniques of the Masters.
“Painting to me, is how I express myself visually. From the palette, a colorful language emerges that can say things that words can not. It is a way of expressing deeper, more meaningful thoughts in a poetic way. Things there are no words for. Portland has embraced me and my art, and it is here, after 30 yrs in LA, and raising a family, that I am finally free to paint. It’s amazing to me what just having the time to paint can do. Painting is my love that will be with me for life. Teaching painting here in Portland is also an amazing experience. I have met so many talented people and learned so much from them.”- Joanne