Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Calling All Northwesterners

I am excitedly planning for my upcoming trip to the Northwest. Something about that area of the country is magical for me. Quite a number of years ago, a chain of events led me to Vancouver, British Columbia, where another chain of events started me on the path to becoming an artist. Last year, I spent several weeks in Vancouver and Washington State promoting the release of my book and spending time with old friends and meeting a huge crew of blogging friends for the first time in person.

In May, I head out there once again for what is sure to be a memorable and inspiring time. I start out in Ashland, Oregon where I am meeting Roxanne Evans Stout for the opening of our exhibit "The Story Within" on May 3rd at Illahe Studios and Gallery. Roxanne and I are working on a collaborative series of artwork in which we both work on every piece. Think wood panels, encaustic, plaster, acrylic, and mixed media. We will both be posting pics of the artwork and the show but for now, here are some glimpses...






Following the exhibition, I will be heading to Portland, Oregon and will be teaching 3 workshops at Collage.

On May 9th, I will be teaching 'Folded Foto Folio'. There are 2 spots left in that workshop.


On May 10th, it will be 'A Box of Dreams' and there are 4 seats left there.


On May 11th, I will be teaching '52 Card Pickup', where there is only 1 seat left. 


On May 11th, I will also be at Collage from 6:00 - 7:30pm for an informal "Meet the Artist" event, where I will have the opportunity to spend some time with those who attend. I will also have some of my art set up for purchase as well.

After Portland, I will be heading for the first time to Coupeville, Washington on beautiful Whidbey Island. You know a place is amazing if the only way to get there is via ferry! I will be teaching two 2-day workshops at the Pacific Northwest School of Art.


On May 13th and 14th, I will be teaching 'Mixed Media Memoire'.


I will be teaching 'Mixed Media Dossier' on May 15th and 16th.




I hope to be able to run into all my peeps in the Northwest either at the exhibition, at one of the workshops, or at sometime in between!

17 comments:

Jenny said...

All of these photos look so juicy! I love all of them!

elle said...

The close ups are scrumptious! Amazing texture!

Laly Mille said...

I'm in the North West of France, does that count? no?... Wishing you tons of fun and inspiring new friendships along the way!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Dang! I'm in the Northwest but just happen to be gone while you're here :( Would have loved to have a chance to meet! Next trip!!

These projects look amazing! I hope you have a fun time teaching and meeting new friends here!

amy of four corners design said...

Seth - I've signed up for Mixed Media Memoire - but have the dates of May 13-14...I'm confused...I don't want to miss this!

Jo Murray said...

I can't imagine anything more enjoyable than doing a workshop hop with you....if only.

femminismo said...

Seth, I signed up for the May 11 class on Alberta St., Portland. I wish I could take them all, but one day at a time works too. :)

trish quilty said...

love these featured art pieces by both of you. It will be quite a show. The Northeast doesn't seem to have the same type of shows anywhere. I would be there to see displays.
THanks for sharing.
I am looing forward to meeting you in a couple of wks in Mass.

Brian Kasstle said...

I just might have to make the trek north to Portland! One of my favorite cities! Oh the food! You will love it! Even the food trucks are amazing! Also check out Pok Pok for the best Thai food!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pok-pok-portland

Kathryn said...

Wow, you never stop. Have an amazing time.

alteredbits said...

oooh, i just got the collage email re: your classes yesterday so i need to get on the ball and sign up for one fast. wish i could make all three as you know i adore you, but i think i can only make one. i'll definitely be at the artist meet and anything else you have time for.

loving the glimpses! such gorgeous stuff, seth and roxanne!!

Carole said...

And when your finished all that you could meet up for coffee with some Vancouver Islanders!!! You'd get to ride another ferry. :)

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow. What a treat for people! The northwest, AND you!

I wonder if I can spring another small trip into my Spring....?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

The Northwest is lucky to have a warm spot in your artistic heart. I know everyone will have an enjoyable and creatively satisfying time in each of your classes.

Lynn Cohen said...

Looking forward to filling my Dream Box in May! The west coast will love having you, Seth. How long will your exhibit be at that gallery? We will pass through Ashland and would be nice to take that in our our drive up to Portland or back.

rivergardenstudio said...

Seth, I just know this will be a wonderful trip for you filled with new places and sights, friends old and new and tons of art! Can't wait to see you!
Oh, and I love the shots of our paintings!!!
roxanne

carlanda brown williamson said...

looks wonderful. i am going to portland for a week but i leave on may 4th to head home. someday i will be lucky enough to meet you and see your beautiful work in person! have a safe trip. if you feel like swinging by las vegas on your way home, we have plenty of room! and you would be very welcome! carlanda