Monday, January 20, 2020

Denise Oyama Miller's In The News

My good friend, Denise Oyama Miller, has one of her fabulous quilts featured in the February-March 2020 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine in an article on "Shifting Tides." Is this quilt not stunning? Check out the article and visit Art In The Village gallery in Multnomah to see some of her other quilts in person.

Recent additions to the gallery's exhibit of Denise's textile work are these beautiful wall hangings. Can you imagine one or more of them in your home?:

A Dot and A Line III, 40 x 30

A Moment In Time, 30 x 40

Fioli Aspens, 24x24

Thursday, January 16, 2020

I've known Gretha Lindwood for more than ten years and have watched her consistently create stunning paintings using soft pastel on sanded paper. She is equally comfortable painting plein aire or in her studio and the results are always beautiful. I'm sharing three of her pieces that are currently available at Art In The Village gallery. They are even more impressive in person!

Fresh Tracks

Late At The Lake

Sunday, January 12, 2020

More New Artwork Available

As a follow up to my last post, more new artwork is now on display at Art In The Village. Amerinda Alpern is showing a number of new necklaces and earrings that she has designed and created; two of her lovely necklaces are shown here.

Also, Annie Salness has been experimenting and is moving in a new direction with a more abstract take on her landscape painting. This beauty is acrylic on board and will be available at AITV through the end of February.

If you're looking for amazing sculpture, you'll want to be sure to see Sam Hingston's Bloom #26, which arrived along with two other wooden sculptures designed and created in Sam's Beaverton studio. I now have seven of his pieces available in the gallery.

I hope to share these outstanding creations with you. Make Art In The Village a regular destination! 

Just a reminder, Winter Hours are Fridays and Saturdays - 11 to 6
First Fridays - 11 to 8
Also, any time the "Gallery Open" signs are in the windows.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Happy New Year from Art In The Village

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you've gotten off to a great start in 2020.

What's new at Art In The Village? -

  • We have a new A-frame sign located on the corner of Multnomah Boulevard and SW 40th Avenue on the days when the gallery is open. Be sure to look for the A-frame sign and the "Gallery Open" signs in the windows. Official hours are 11 to 6 every Friday and Saturday but I am often working in my studio on weekdays and I open the gallery on those occasions.

  • We will be open the weekend of February 1 and 2 when many of the artists in our building will host an Open Studios event. Hours are 11 to 4 p.m. Join me along with Brenda Boylan, Chas Martin, Cherie Shanteau, and Janet Otten on Saturday or Sunday. Parking is usually available directly in front of the building and there is no charge to park or participate.
Streetcar Stop by Brenda Boylan

Dream Walking by Chas Martin

Three Trees and A Trail by Janet Otten

House in Provence by Donna Sanson

  • A number of the 20 artists who exhibit at Art In The Village have new work on display. Shown below are a few of the recent additions.
Three new textile art pieces by Terry Grant


A new textile art piece by Denise Oyama Miller

A new silk painting by Susan Helmer

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Make-Me-An-Offer Pricing

This Friday and Saturday I will be conducting a special "Make-Me-An-Offer" event of some of my older paintings. The pieces shown below are a sample of paintings that will be included in the event.

Why am I doing this? I have enjoyed these painting for a number of years, and as I continue to paint and my inventory of work grows, I need to have funds for new materials, future framing, monthly studio rent, etc. It is time for some one else to enjoy these pieces; someone who will love and appreciate them.

I will have a bidding sheet with a minimum selling price assigned for each painting. The opening prices will represent a significant reduction in the original price of the work. Interested buyers can sign up at the opening price (or offer more) and subsequent buyers can increase the price by multiples of $10 until the bidding closes at 4:30 on Friday; the bidder with the highest offer will get to buy the painting. Winning bidders will be notified by phone and arrangements will be made to pay for the work and pick up their new acquisition. The process will continue on Saturday featuring paintings that did not sell on Friday. This pricing arrangement is only offered Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, and only pertains to my selected paintings.

 Pastel Painting - "Dancing Tree" - 18x24, framed to 26x32

 Mixed Media Painting - "Morning Light" - 4.25x9.5, framed to 14.25x19.5

 Unframed Watercolor - "Tools Of The Trade" 

Mixed Media on Canvas - "Oregon Winery Close To Home"

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Popular Subject - Trees

Who doesn't love trees. It's not a question - it's a statement. I feel especially blessed living in the  Northwest with the beauty and comfort that trees bring to my life everyday. My connection with trees started early. I grew up back East with a large public park that extended our backyard into a giant playground complete with vines to swing on, creeks to splash in, and trails to travel - a green wonderland dense with trees that shaded and cooled us from the heat and humidity of summer; wowed us with the blazing color of fall; mystified us on the silent, snowy days and nights of winter; and charmed us with the gentle blossoms and fragrances of spring. I can't imagine a world without an abundance of trees.

These images are of paintings currently available at Art In The Village gallery. Stop by and see how some of the gallery's artists have chosen to make trees the subject of their work.

Detail of a pastel painting by Gretha Lindwood

Pastel painting by Alex Boyden

Oil painting by Don Bishop

Art Quilt by Denise Oyama Miller

Gouache Painting by Donna Sanson

Art In The Village
7830 SW 40th Avenue, Suite
Portland, Oregon 97219

Hours: Friday 11 to 8 and Saturday 11 to 6
or by appointment

Check out additional posts about the gallery on my Facebook page.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Holiday Shopping Items

Less than two months until Christmas and I'm sure many of you have started your holiday shopping. Don't forget to stop in at Art In The Village and see what some of our artists have created as special gifts for the art loving people on your list. Keep in mind that these items are all handmade so the supply is limited.

Shown below is a glimpse of what you'll find:

 Small Glass Bowls by Vicki Green

 Glass Wine Stoppers by Vicki Green

 Handwoven Wool Scarves by Denise Oyama Miller

 Village Ornaments by Denise Oyama Miller

 Boxed Sets of Greeting Cards by Wendy Givens

Handmade Holiday Cards by Donna Sanson

Colorful Card Holders by Denise Oyama Miller

Don't forget to come out and help us celebrate our Grand Opening on Friday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wine & refreshments, many of the artists will be present, and a drawing for $25, $50, and $100 gift certificates. Hope to see you this Friday. 

7830 SW 40th Avenue, Suite #1, Portland 97219
(across from the Multnomah Post Office - look for the mural on the outside of the building)