21 Secrets Summer Studio - The Great Outdoors
Jul
30
8:00 AM08:00

21 Secrets Summer Studio - The Great Outdoors

I'm so excited to be a part of the 21 Secrets “The Great Outdoors” Summer Studio this year. 21 Secrets is an online art journaling class that features a different lesson each day from a different artist. When you sign up, you basically get 11 mini-workshops by 11 different artists.

“The Great Outdoors” Studio Session runs from July 30th - August 10th, but you can register anytime before July 29th.  I’m really excited about the workshop I created for this course. My lesson for “The Great Outdoors” is called “Lush Foliage”  and it takes you through a nature walk, where you learn to make a spread based on what you find. 

You can sign up using this spiffy link . When you do, I’ll get a small portion of your registration fee. 21 Secrets also offers another Summer Studio class called "Just Add Water" which also looks amazing. The two classes can be purchased as a bundle. 

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Solo Show at Powell's Books
Sep
6
to Oct 2

Solo Show at Powell's Books

I'm delighted to announce my new solo show opening Thursday, September 6th at Powell's Books in Portland. We'll have an official show opening that same day at 6:30 as part of First Thursday in the Basil Hallward Gallery on the top floor. The show will run for the entire month of September! 

If you've never been to Powell's you are in for a treat. It's a must-see in Portland and is the area's largest used bookstore. And they also host art shows. Cool? Cool!

I'm so excited for you to see all the new pieces I've been working on and hope you can make it to the show. Maybe I'll see you at the opening Sept 6th!

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Artist Talk at PNCA with PACT
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk at PNCA with PACT

Painting Color and Light - An Artist Talk with Erika Lee Sears and Annamieka Davidson

PACT (Professional Artists Coming Together) offers ongoing monthly events for artists to meet and have conversations about our art practices and careers. Each month a new topic will serve as the springboard to start a dialog about ideas and issues that impact our lives.  PACT is about creating an opportunity for artist to connect with each other in an open and supportive environment.

Presented by Art in Oregon & PNCA Alumni Council

Annamieka Hopps Davidson is a Portland-based painter. She leads art retreats in the mountains and on the Oregon coast, and she teaches courses online. Part of the art practice that she has developed is called the Palette of Place, and she collects color wherever she goes. She finds that connecting color to a sense of place is deeply personal and empowering. In September 2018 she will have a solo show in the gallery on the top floor of Powell’s City of Books on Burnside.

See more on Instagram at @Annamieka_  

Erika Lee Sears is a mother of two and a born-and-raised Portlander. She is a self-taught oil painter who makes an original piece of art every single day and shares it on her social media. Erika embarked on this daily art project over three years ago and hasn’t looked back since! Her masterful eye and brilliant use of technique brings her viewers not only the volume, color, and movement of her beautiful painted subject.  Her work can be found at the Brooklyn Art Library, on the hit tv shows Portlandia and the latest season of Significant Mother.

Want to follow along with her 365-day project? Check her out on Instagram: @erikaleesears
 

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Portland Art Museum Monster Drawing Rally
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Portland Art Museum Monster Drawing Rally

Monster Drawing Rally at the Portland Art Museum
Friday July 15th
6-9pm. (I'll be drawing in Round 3 from 8-9pm.)


Watch over 75 of your favorite Portland artists create original drawings that will then be immediately available to purchase for a flat fee of $35! Plus tunes and drinks and food outside in the courtyard. Admission is free and proceeds benefit free youth programs at the museum. (Named for a monster truck rally, artists will be drawing all sorts of things, mostly NOT monsters.  I will likely be painting flowers.)

 Imagine getting to see 75 of your favorite artists, drawing, live, right in front of your eyes.  This event is so full of fun & community & good vibes. I participated in 2016 and my heart still beats faster thinking of the pressure (& excitement!!!) of producing art, live, while the crowd gathers 'round. 

You won't want to miss this.  

 

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Painting on the Oregon Coast: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Jun
29
to Jul 1

Painting on the Oregon Coast: Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

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Join me for my annual "Layers of the Forest" workshop at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.  Three days of painting in the blissful setting of the Sitka Center, nestled into the confluence of the Pacific Ocean, the Salmon River, and the Cascade Head Nature preserve. Sitka Center is near and dear to my heart I began my career here immediately after graduating with my BFA in 2007.  We always have a wonderful group of kindred spirits in this workshop, who love art and nature and making beautiful paintings with heart.  Find out more and register via Sitka Center here.

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Painting in the Ancient Forest: Opal Creek, Oregon
May
4
to May 6

Painting in the Ancient Forest: Opal Creek, Oregon

Three days in the wilderness to paint?! Yes, please!  Join me for my most adventurous retreat, in the midst of Oregon's pristine Opal Creek Wilderness. All food & art supplies are provided, and you'll stay two nights in a cozy cabin in historic Jawbone Flats.  What will time making art amongst thousand-year-old ancient trees inspire in you?   

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