“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.” -Edgar Degas
July 9, 2019 – Portland, OR – Once again, the collective of professional artists who recently converted offices into studio spaces at 7830 SW 40th Avenue in charming Multnomah Village is ready to wow you with the diversity and excitement of the work created inside their individual studios. Oil, pastel, fiber, jewelry, contemporary sculpture, encaustic, cold wax, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media – this group has many talents.
While the spaces are essentially working studios where visitors call for appointments, MVAS will open its doors to the public for the second weekend this year in a series of events planned for 2019. Guests are welcome to enjoy an enriching experience with multiple artists all in one location. See first-hand the intimate work areas, the equipment and materials, the collections of finished art work and the stages of works in progress; watch art demos, try hands-on opportunities, or sign up for classes. Your creative juices will surely come alive.
Mark your calendars now for Saturday and Sunday, August 3 – 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participating artists include: Don Bishop, Brenda Boylan, Dianne Jean Erickson, Chas Martin, Janet Otten, Donna Sanson, Cherie Shanteau-Wheeler and Suzanne Vaughan.
These artists want to welcome you into their studios and share their passion and love for the creative lives they live.
Don Bishop and Suzanne Vaughan are residents of Portland; Brenda Boylan, Cherie Shanteau-Wheeler and Donna Sanson are residents of Beaverton; and Dianne Jean Erickson, Chas Martin and Janet Otten reside in Multnomah Village.
Multnomah Village Art Studios – 7830 SW 40th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219
“Doris,” oil and cold wax, Dianne Jean Erickson
“Patience,” contemporary sculpture, Chas Martin
“In Full Bloom,” acrylic on board, Donna Sanson
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