Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Know someone who rides bikes & is into the Tarot? Here's something of interest: Tarot card imagery painted on bicycle helmets!

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
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Splendorporium
3421 SE 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
Here is the list of fabulous artists participating in the Portland Tarot Art Show!

Adrienne Fritze
Alexa Lewis
Alice Dean
Alison Gayne
Amanda Lee James
Amelia Opie
Amy Myeis DeNies
Andrew Rivera
Andy Davison
Angel Roman
Anna Magruder
Anna Todaro
April Kim
Ariel Kaplan
Birdie Marmaduke
Blanca Plata
Bonnie Meltzer
Cathie Joy Young
Charlotte Pulitzer
Chris Haberman
Clara Dudley
Coleen McIntyre
Colleen Nevins
Colleen Patricia Williams
Conner McDonald
Cyndy Chan
Cynthia Heise
Dana Henderson
Daphene Furra
Eartha Forest
Elliott Wall
Eric Swenson
Erika Lee Sears
Erin Duffy Osswald
Gina Reed
Gracie Cambpell
Heide Davis
Iris Kern
Jack Gamboa
Jennifer Cox
Jennifer Feeney
Jennifer Mercedes
Jessica Johnson
Jim Brinkmeyer
Joanne Licardo
John Mcclain
John Osswald
Karen Radd
Kat Seale
Kenneth Botsford JR
Kindra Crick
Kris Castell
Lauren Waldinger
Lea Peace
Leisa ReFalo
Linda Sawaya
Lisa Kaser
Lisa Valle
Liv Rainey-Smith
Louis Delegato
Margot Berlin
Marianna Gordon
Matt Scholozsky
Michael Mann
Michelle Gallagher
Milton Tucker
Morgaine Faye
Nathanial Joseph Ashby
Nell Werner
Nicole Rollins
Nina Kirby
Noah Thorne
Pattie Palmer-Baker
Pawnee Furra
Robert Gerhardt
Robin Ator
Robin Phillips
Rosemary Sheets
Ross Christy
Ryan Williams
Sandra Santoro
Sara Crooks
Sara Hamill
Sara Morrigan
scott chase
Shannon Covington
Shanon Playford
Shara Chwaliszewski
Shawn Demerest
Sheryl Riley
Stacey Emerick
Stephanie Ayhens
Stephanie L. Gillette
Susie Croxton
Suzy Laruffa
Tara Murino-Brault
Tatiana Kotov
Teresa Bergan
Terrence Gasca
Theresa Andreas-O'leary
Theresa Pridemore
Vanessa Gonzalez
Viktoria La Paz
Virginia Flynn
Wendy Marshall
Zach Roy
Zeretha Young

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Coleen McIntyre

About Coleen:

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

Jenn Feeney

Jenn's Website

About Jenn Feeney:

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

Artist get together TONIGHT!

To: All participating artists

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

Anna Magruder

In Portland, creating art. No place I’d rather be, but it took me a while to figure that out. I was born in Dallas, Texas and spent my early years in various parts of the desert southwest before settling in Allen, Texas, where I completed my primary education. After high school, I headed off to college at the University of North Texas to major in graphic design with a minor in philosophy, taking a detour to explore life in Los Angeles and Palo Alto. After graduating from college, I traveled and worked as a graphic designer, moving from Texas to Colorado and eventually migrating North to Portland where I opened my own graphic design business in 2005.

In 2009, I decided to take a leap of faith and leave the routine and security of my design business to focus on what’s become my passion—oil painting and illustration. My favorite subjects are people and animals and whatever lies between. Drifting between realism and surrealism, I love recreating vintage America, reimagining the lives and stories of strong women, capturing the dormant kookiness or sweet serenity of a local cat, or just exploring the emotional color of faces in the crowd.

For me, art is as much about building community as it is about process and refining technique. I take every opportunity I can to get out and see what others are doing at art openings, local festivals, craft shows and galleries. And I try to do my part to build community, whether by hosting a small artists group, attending other groups or helping organize and promote craft shows. I also love thrift stores and everything vintage, hanging with my cats Sesame and Juneau, and listening to my husband talk on and on about all things cycling.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Joanne Licardo

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

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Introducing the Artists!

Over the coming weeks- we will be highlighting some of the artists participating in this event :)

Pattie Palmer Baker

Pattie has always loved words, so much so that, after many years of classes and experimentation, she has evolved a style which combines her poetry in calligraphic form with collages of paste paper resulting in images that are greater than the sum of their parts. Although her calligraphic style is based on the Carolingian alphabet from the 8th century and her paste paper process is adapted from a 17th century decorated paper technique, her work has a distinctly modern appeal. Pattie has been exhibiting in the Portland area for over ten years and is a past (and one of the founding) members of the Talisman Gallery. She has also participated in Portland Open Studios from 1999 - 2007. For more information visit
Recently, Pattie participated in Portland Art in Hand and here is her card.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010