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!