Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Steampunk birdies!  See them at the Magpie Tribe Artisans NW show and sale this Saturday December 1st at Multnomah Arts Center in the gym. Many of your favorite Portland Art Collective members are participating in this show!
Jennifer Campbell

 Newest Steampunk assemblage created for the show at Multnomah Arts Center this Saturday, December 1st from 10:30 - 5pm!  See you at the show!!!
Jennifer Campbell

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Work by Judi

New Necklaces by Judi

Shrine box started by Diane Lu and finished by Judi Stack 


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Steampunk birdies by Jennifer Campbell...each measures 4" from beak to tailfeather.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Steampunk assemblage just completed!  See my work at December art shows at Multnomah Arts Center in Multnomah Village..."Voltamp" (9"w x 11"hi)
Jennifer Campbell

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Necklace created by Jennifer Campbell...
I used a vintage thimble, beautiful fibers and vintage charms to create this necklace.  Be sure to some by my table at the show at Multnomah Arts Center on Saturday December 1st.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Newest Steampunk earrings created by Jennifer Campbell.  Preparing for upcoming art shows!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Suzie's Virtual Studio Tour

1.  What sort of artwork do you do and what are you currently working on?

Calligraphy’s been a passion for years (1971!), as you see by my studio/office I’ve played with acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and now I’ve got a rainbow of felted wool sweaters that are turning into birds.  Paste papers - could make raised, textured  paste papers all day!  I must be a 5th generation Portlandiac:  if it's got a bird on it I love it.

2.  How do you need your studio to function?  Give a brief description of your working space.

Like an airplane cock pit, a one butt art studio.  It’s great to have everything in arms reach, or just a roll away in the office chair at the helm of my cockpit.  I also have a huge teaching and work space, as well as a kitchen and laundry area for wet and big projects. The stair recess also offers deep storage


 3.  What do you love about your studio? 

It can be a total mess and I don’t have to clean it up when clients arrive.  Frogs live in the window well.  Sometimes when the window is open they jump in to laugh as the mess I’m making.  Sometimes they thump on the window, or just look in. I like the chaotic look.  It would be difficult to work in one of those beautiful designer studios.  I’d hate to mess it up.  The work space allows me to have groups of up to 12 people comfortably, and the large patio over looks Johnson Creek and is a great place to work on sunny days.  We often see deer, raccoons, wood ducks and have a resident Great Horned Owl! 

When I need a little nature break, just stepping outside my door leads me to a 3 acre roadless area on Johnson Creek

4.  What would you like to change about it?

I’d like to paint the walls, and redesign the storage from goodwill-and-home-depot-work-arounds to a real design for the space.  Also like to purge more stuff I’m not using, make more room for wool work, and a more ergonomic sewing set up.

5.  What would your dream studio contain?

A large space with lots of light that looks out onto the garden, where both my husband and I could work together . . . and that was warm, you know like a little sunlit village in Mexico . . .

6.  Do you have any organizational tips?

Because I enjoy sorting and organizing, I put like with like, and have things so I can pull a bin of stuff to work on a project.  

Do you have a blog or any event you want to promote?

I have a website for my counseling practice and SoulCollage®.  Every April I offer a SoulCollage® 
Facilitator Training here in my studio for 14 people.

Wild Art Festival Bird

Friday, November 16, 2012

Portland Audubon's Wild Arts Festival

This weekend, November 17th and18th, is the Audubon Society of  Portland's Wild Arts Festival at Montgomery Park.  Several Portland Art Collective Members participated in the 6x6 Wild Art Project.  The doors open at 10am Saturday and the 6x6 birds go on sale for $40 each at 10:30am.  For more information go to Wild Arts Festival.

Suzie Wolfer

Mary Lockyear

Sandy Keating

Paula McNamee

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sunday, November 11th - Siren Nation Art and Craft Sale at McMennamin's Kennedy School on NE 33rd.  The show is from 11am - 5pm.  Come see my newest Steampunk jewelry at my booth!
Jennifer Campbell

Day of the Dead 2012... By Stephanie Brockway

For the last few years I've had the pleasure of curating this show @ Guardino Gallery.  We had a great opening, and I wanted to be sure you didn't miss it. If you cant make it in, here is a little preview. Two other PAC members have work in the show this year. Tory Brokenshire & Dayna Collins
The crowds came to celebrate and see the show!
So much Good Art
But kinda hard to see up close, at times....Guests came with their faces painted, or got painted at the party. As is the tradition!

Sarah Portland
Junker Jane

Mary McClain
              Nicole Brockway

Ted and Mary O'Shea

Mary O'Shea's Glass skulls are so cool!
Nicole and Stephanie

Portia Jenkins in front of her art
Jason and Alexis
Roberta our fabulous facepainter
Kim Campbell and friend

Darlene Schaper and Jason Berlin

Eli Mazet's amazing Sugar skulls
Jason Berlin's "Fought the good fight"

Janet Julian and Dan Hailey provided the wonderful music!!

I'm so happy people loved the show. Thanks to all who came, so many people whose pictures I did not get (or turned out)!

My painting "Tres Boo" found a good home, as did my Tap Dancing Skeleton, seen in this previous post.
If you haven't gotten in to see Portia Jenkins, or ALL the other amazing art, there's still time!! The show is up @ Guardino Gallery until Nov.18th. Get details on Facebook! HERE

I hope to SEE you there!!!

                        Love the  glow of the closed gallery

                 Thanks for the support Portland, lets do it again next year!