Regular Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1126 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR
May 2013: All Over the Map: A Retrospective of Work by Artist Carolyn Johnson-Bell
Artist Carolyn Johnson-Bell is a native Portlander and honors graduate of Portland State University. This award-winning artist has spent most of her life in creative pursuits such as drawing, painting, and gardening. She has made a living solely with her artistic talent in one form or another for the last 21 years.
Nature is her primary influence, and acrylic paint is her main medium. She works professionally painting murals and doing custom decorative painting in private homes, so the time spent focusing on her own artwork is very special to her. Her landscapes are little works that reflect the incredible beauty and diversity of our northwest region that is so well loved by all who set eyes on it.
Carolyn enjoys traveling in the Columbia Gorge scenic area and painting from the photos she takes. Her subjects range from the fertile farms and orchards of Hood River to the arid open plains and mountains of eastern and central Washington State.
June 2013: Amy Pearce, Salem - paintings & photography.
Amy Pearce is an artist and also a costume designer to S.K.I.T. theatre located in Salem, OR. She finds inspiration artistically in an array of mediums and techniques giving everyone something to enjoy in her exhibit of works. You will experience her Photography, Oils, Pastels, Charcoal and Acrylic with new techniques in manipulation of mediums and materials she applies the mediums to. All of her art is sold as one of a kind originals giving buyers the opportunity of authenticity.
July 2013: High Fiber Diet - textile art.
August 2013: Susan Schenk - oil paintings.
September 2013: Paint Out Group - varied meadia, mostly paintings.
October 2013: Lauren Witten - Sculpture, bas relief; and Jorden Bouray.
November 2013: Death Row prisoner art.
December 2013: Lynne Patton - oil paintings, still lifes in Old Master style.