Saturday, June 9, 2012

last day for the summer sale!

The Summer Sale is in full swing at Camp Cactus Studio!
The place was hopping' Friday night for the party, but there is still plenty of great stuff left! Stop by and purchase art and crafts from local artists and keep your money in the neighborhood...and thanks from all of us for your encouragement and support!

We'll be open for one more day:
 Sunday, June 10th from 10 am - 6pm
Camp Cactus Summer Sale
4458 NE Brazee between 44th and 45th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

portland artists: putting birds on things since the beginning of time

Yeah, I know. Thanks to the TV show Portlandia, the art scene around here has become the butt of a lot of jokes...but there's no denying that Oregonians like nature, and birds are a big part of nature, so it stands to reason that nature-lovin' Portland artists would paint them, photograph them, wear them and sculpt them...
These cute little wooden signs are made with repurposed red oak parquet flooring and the birds and letters are cut from old pulp fiction paperbacks.
What could be more Portland than recycled art with birds on it?

In fact, the studio is practically overrun with little ceramic birds like these chickadees by
and a couple of curious baby owls by Michelle Gallagher
Here's a beautiful birdie necklace 
by artist Gretchen Boylan...
and another from jeweler Holly Hestand 
Tonight is our preview evening and artist's reception, so come on by and meet many of our talented artists and learn about their work!
Click on the Summer Sale image in the sidebar to the left for a map to the studio.

Monday, June 4, 2012

light up your life with glass

We're lucky to have four extraordinary 
glass artists in the show this summer.
Artists Sondra Radcliffe and Jane Godfrey 
of Ambiente Art Glass are painters in this medium
 using layers of glass as both pigment and canvas.
Sondra and Jane create incredible landscapes, bowls, tables, and garden art...all in colorful glass.

*    *    *    *    *    *    *
Also joining us is another talented glass artist, Jenelle Kathan of Moonbeam Glassworks 
Jenelle's designs are jazzy, bright and functional, combining geometric lines 
and traditional quilt patterns with a contemporary esthetic. 
I'm dying to make over my favorite sweater with her gorgeous buttons!
*    *    *    *    *    *    *   
Kelly Boverman is back with her whimsical garden ornaments and pendants.
I can't wait to see how all this color lights up the studio!
Click here for the sale hours or click on the sidebar for a map to the studio.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

summer forecast

Summer Sale forecast: it's all about color!  
Fibre Artist Judee Moonbeam revels in it: 
her happy mixes of texture, print and shape, accented with original silkscreened images, all come together in a multicultural explosion of form and function. 
I mean, how could you not be happy wearing a purple backpack?
(Or a red, green or blue one)

Come over to the Summer Sale this weekend 
and get happy!
* ~ *
Artist's Reception:
Friday, June 8th 6-9 pm
Weekend hours:
Saturday and Sunday, June 9th & 10th • 10 am - 6 pm
click on the sidebar for a map, or scroll down to the previous post for a complete list of participating artists and links to their work .

Friday, June 1, 2012

camp cactus summer sale is next weekend!

It's that time of year when the farmer's market is bursting with fresh produce and colorful berries,  everybody's curbside planter boxes are planted, and all the artists in the neighborhood have been busy creating new and wonderful things to showcase at the Camp Cactus Summer Sale. Stay tuned for a list of artists and a sneak peek at the work they'll be offering next weekend!
Here are the details:

Preview evening: 
Friday June 8th 6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday
 June 9th & 10th
10:00am - 6:00 pm

NE Brazee at 45th Avenue in Portland

our amazing artists:
Pauline Dugas Tait
Matthew Brown
Michelle Gallagher/The Funny Thing
Carol Sands
Maura Greenblum
Ann Wilson
Rachael Ramos
Kelly Boverman
Stuart Allen Levy
Teresa Drilling
Moonbeam Glassworks
Rosie Mallett
Marla Munnich
Kathy Kearns
Susan Hurst
Jan Behrs
Larry Shapiro
Stay tuned for more info on these wonderful artists!