GALLERY NEWS & UPDATES: JUNE • 2016
Koch / Thompson
Opening Sept 3rd
Margot Voorhies Thompson will be showing a selection of new work on paper, along with longtime Rowboat Gallery exhibitor Randall Koch, whose iconic sculptures combine stone and found wood forms.
An opening reception for the artists will be held on September 3rd from 5 to 8 pm.
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.
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 taught a one-day workshop at Rowboat Gallery recently to an enthusiastic group of students.
Shannon provided sea kelp as well as various coastal roots, grasses and other organics, and lead the students in basic to advanced techniques of splitting, stitching, layering and weaving these materials into free standing vessel forms and stitched pouches.
She she also brought in a number of new recently completed pieces, including two brightly painted rattan basket forms.
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.