GALLERY NEWS & UPDATES: JUNE • 2016
Handwoven Art Quilts
Known for her Northwest-inspired custom jackets, coats and scarves, Karen Gelbard has recently fabricated two striking wall pieces that are currently on display at Rowboat. We also have a number of her richly colored and textured pillows.
Vogland / Welti
Opening June 25th
Longtime Rowboat Gallery exhibitor Judy Vogland is joining forces with sculptor Rebecca Welti for our summer season’s first show, entitled “Overhill / Undersea, Interpreting the Ocean and Forest with Paint and Wood.”
An opening reception for the artists will be on June 25th from 5 to 8 pm.
We are very pleased to be showing a a selection of wood sculptures by local artist Jay Ylvisaker. Jay’s work integrates finely-crafted and finished joinery with found wood forms that retain their natural, organic essence.
We have had a wonderful response to the the work of Portland artists Angelita Surmon, who we began representing several months ago.
She has brought us several new acrylic paintings on canvas, including
Weaving Nets (above, 30 x 40 inches). We are also showing two of her uniquely beautiful kiln-formed glass panels.
More information about Angelita and her work is available at her website.
Sea Kelp Workshop
Shannon Weber will be teaching a one-day workshop this summer at Rowboat Gallery on Saturday, July 16.
Shannon will provide the kelp as well as various coastal roots, grasses and other organics, and will lead students in basic to advanced techniques of splitting, stitching, layering and weaving these materials into free standing vessel forms and stitched pouches.
Cost per person is $150. Space is limited, so please let us know if you are interested by contacting us.
UPDATE: Class enrollment is full, but let us know if you would like to be added to the waiting list or would like to be notified of future workshops.
Recently returned from an extended stay in Oaxaca, Mexico, Barb Campbell and Javier Cervantes brought in a beautiful selection of functional tableware and sculptural vessels.