Featured Artist Jennifer Bowman

Painting of old truck in the middle of a field of poppies

“I believe everyone is an artist in some way, whether it is the presentation of a fine meal or the construction of a beautiful home, the wording of a contract or the way a mother raises a child. Each of us has the ability to make art. Mine just happens to be in paint.”

About the Artist

Artist Jennifer Bowman painting in her studio
Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman is an award winning northwest artist who has been exhibiting and competing professionally for the past 16 years. She has shown throughout the Puget Sound region, Arizona, California, and Mexico. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections locally to international collections including France and the Netherlands.

Jennifer and husband, Bill, traveled from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and back again on their sailboat during 1996 and 1997. During their travels, she was able to spend an intensive year of study mastering her techniques. Her paintings focused on colorful market scenes, images of bougainvillea-draped buildings, and realistic renditions of the cruising community’s yachts in tropical settings.

When the Bowmans returned to the states, they spent a year in San Diego where Jennifer was commissioned to paint over 40 boat portraits. That number has tripled since then. Her work has graced the cover of 48 Degrees North six times and she has been the Artist for Whidbey Island Race week for two years. The varied and vivid scenic backgrounds of the many boat paintings enhanced Jennifer’s ability to portray nature’s moods. She is the winner of the coveted 2004 Skagit Valley Tulip poster contest and the creator of the 2004 Edmonds Arts Festival poster as well.

She teaches in her hometown of Anacortes, Washington, gateway to the San Juan Islands, where she divides her time between that, keeping up with her nine-year-old son and occasionally going sailing with her husband.

Other Accomplishments and Awards:
2008 HBO Movie “Taking Chances” set dressing prop
2007/8 Quarto Publishing, London: Acrylic and Watercolor Painters
2005 Washington State Heirloom Birth Certificate Design
2004 Skagit Valley Tulip Poster
2004 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster
2004/5 Anacortes Waterfront Festival Poster
2004 MacGregor Publishing Telephone and Visitor Guides
2004 Northlight Books’; Artists Ref Photo Marine Nautical Material
2001 Edmonds Art Festival; Edmonds Mayor’s Purchase Award
1999 Puyallup Fair Exhibition , 200 th Anniversary of Mt. Rainier Award

See Works by Jennifer Bowman at Village Frame & Gallery

Painting of old truck in the middle of a field of poppies
Ol’ Blue Eyes by Jennifer Bowman

Elijah Hasan Exhibit Opens Tonight

Montage of work by Portland photographer and filmmaker Elizah Hasan

 

Experience Photography by Elijah Hasan on First Friday

7:00 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2015

Village Frame & Gallery in Multnomah Village

About Elijah Hasan

I am often asked, “What do you do, exactly?” The answer varies depending on who is asking and their needs. Simply put, I am an artist. Whether I’m writing, designing, shooting, or directing, it remains a process of creating and crafting until the final products results in what was envisioned.

Born and raised in Portland, Elijah is deeply rooted in community movement. His consciousness of issues and the policies that continue to impact the Portland community contribute to the motivations that shape the work he is inspired to do. For a sneak peek of his filmmaking and photography, visit www.elijahhasan.com.

Featured Artist Beki Killorin

Close up of watercolor of heron in blacks, grays and whites with an orange crest

“In the creative process, I try to not let the subject matter carry the painting but allow my own self-expression to create the artistic emotion and essence of the subject so that you, the viewer, can complete the story.”

About the Artist

Photo of the artist standing in front of a painting of a heron.
Beki Killorin

Beki Killorin, received most of her training in art in her home state of Oklahoma. Twenty-five years of artistic growth through the mediums of oil, ink, acrylics, collage and watercolor led her to take a major step into printmaking in 1983. The technical challenge of this medium, combined with her already well-defined skill as a professional artist, provided a positive avenue for printmaking as a full time career. Beki’s original prints have been represented by Island International Artists since 1982.

In 1987 Beki and her husband relocated to the Pacific Northwest and from her studio in Washington’s Northern Puget Sound, she has been able to devote full time to the developments of her prints and further refine her skills in her beloved medium, watercolor.

Stepping into the new century added yet another dimension to her portfolio. With the technical advancements of computers came a process of printing known as Giclee. This process generates a print that is technically superior to most other types of reproductions. Archivally treated pigmented inks and fine art rag watercolor paper are used to produce these prints. With some hand embellishment on each one, this process has enabled Beki to expand the horizon of her watercolor imagery into the national marketplace.

Beki’s style provides a contemporary look to familiar subjects that brings a unique life and spirit to each piece she produces. Every work of art or print receives her special imprint … a small red dot that precedes her signature. It is an acknowledgement and affirmation of the wonder of God’s creation and His ever-present and lasting love for all.

Today Beki’s original watercolors, giclees and intaglio prints are represented by galleries both nationally and abroad.

A Sneak Peek of Works by Beki Killorin Available at Village Frame & Gallery

Village Frame & Gallery Holiday Closures

We will be closed December 25th through December 29th.

Wooden sign that says "Sorry, we are closed."
Gone celebrating. Back soon.

In order to have time with our families, we are taking a few days off this holiday season. We will reopen December 30th. We hope you will also be able to have some time off to enjoy those who are nearest and dearest to you.

It’s been a big year for us, with all the changes at the Gallery, and once again, we want to thank you for all your support. We are happy we get to live and work in Multnomah Village because we appreciate being part of a vital neighborhood full of friends and art lovers.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

Hand carved wooden pens and letter opener by Randy Bonella

Still working on your shopping list? Stop by Village Frame & Gallery.

Hand carved wooden pens and letter opener by Randy Bonella
Desk set by Portland artist Randy Bonella

We have gift ideas for art lovers, artists, and anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship and unique artisan goods. Time is running out, so pop by the Gallery for:

Handmade Pens, Ornaments, and Tools

Shopping for someone who appreciates the finer things in life? Artisan made implements are the ultimate in luxury. We have pens, letter openers, ornaments, scoops, and seam rippers–all hand carved. Practical, yes, common, not at all.

Ready Made Photo Frames

Turn a favorite photo into a personalized gift. It’s a snap with quality ready-made frames. We have frames in a range of the most popular photo sizes and mattes for smaller snapshots. Bring your photograph with you and we’ll help you pick the right frame from our inventory.

Art Prints

Color poster of arab man serving steaming cup of choclate
Print on Canvas: Cafes Chocolats by L. Voisin

If you want to please an art lover, there’s no better gift than art. We have a large selection of affordable prints–many from local artists–plus prints on canvas. And let’s be honest, shopping for an art print is enjoyable; you get to take a break from the bustle of the season, browse some art, and still cross something off your to-do list.

Handcrafted Jewelry

Adorn a lady you love with wearable art. We have necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made by local artists, in stock, and ready to be wrapped. We only carry high-quality lines made by skilled, local jewelry artists, so you can be sure your purchase will be made to last–delighting her year after year.

We’re Here to Help

Bring your list to the Gallery. We’re here to inspire you Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

 

Yes, We Participate in Golden Tickets

For holiday deals, shop local and watch for signs that say "Multnomah Village and Hillsboro Golden Tickets Here"

The Golden Tickets program has become a holiday tradition in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. It seems like every year more businesses and shoppers are participating and the savings are adding up.

This year, more than 40 local businesses are handing out Golden Tickets and offering special savings when you bring in a ticket. Present a Golden Ticket at Village Frame & Gallery between now and December 31st and we’ll give you 10% off your purchases. Buy from us, and you’ll leave with another Golden Ticket you can use at any of these business:

Multnomah Village Businesses Participating in 2014 Golden Tickets:

2014 Golden Ticket poster
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  • Action Fast Photo
  • Annastasia Salon
  • Anne Bocci
  • Annie Bloom’s Books
  • Craft Factory
  • David Klick, LMT
  • Fusion Modern Organic Salon
  • Healthy Pets Northwest
  • Indigo Traders
  • Jacqueline’s Found & Fabulous
  • Jones & Jones Jewelers
  • Jules of Morocco Clothing
  • Little Shop of Drawers
  • Maggie’s Boutique
  • Mary Truitt’s Antiques
  • Multnomah Antiques
  • Multnomah Family Care Center
  • Multnomah Village Dental
  • Northwest Wools
  • Peachtree Gifts
  • Peggy Sundays
  • Switch Shoes & Clothing
  • Thinker Toys
  • Topanian Global Gifts
  • Village Beads
  • Village Family Dental
  • Village Frame & Gallery

Hillsdale Business Participating in 2014 Golden Tickets:

  • Baker & Spice Cakery
  • Hair Color Salon Dirk
  • Hillsdale Art Supply
  • Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital
  • Indigo Traders
  • Other World Games
  • Paint Pots Ceramic Studio
  • Paloma Clothing
  • Portland European Facials
  • The UPS Store

Restaurants Participating in 2014 Golden Tickets:

  • Down to Earth Cafe
  • GiGi’s Cafe
  • Grand Central Baking
  • Hattie’s Sweet Shop
  • Maplewood Coffee & Tea
  • Marco’s Cafe
  • Medley
  • Nectar
  • O’Connors
  • Otto & Anita’s
  • Renner’s Grill
  • Salvador Molly’s
  • Sasquatch Brewing
  • Sip D’Vine
  • Verde Cocina

Stay Up-to-Date on the Savings

Follow the Multnomah Business Association Facebook page for updates on special offers.

 

Seasons Greetings from Village Frame & Gallery

Drawing of Village Frame & Gallery custom picture frame shop and art gallery during Christmas shopping season.

Drawing of Village Frame & Gallery custom picture frame shop and art gallery during Christmas shopping season.

During the holiday season, we reflect on the good people who surround us and make our lives better. At Village Frame & Gallery, we appreciate our friends, customers, and neighbors, who make living and working in Multnomah Village so satisfying. Thank you for supporting our business.

We wish you and your loved ones peace and contentment during this season and throughout the coming year.

3 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

Shadow box with two antique photos of a woman and a pocket watch

Know what you’re getting everyone for the holidays? No? Here are a few ideas your loved ones won’t have seen at every store in the mall:

A Piece of History Preserved

Shadow box with two antique photos of a woman and a pocket watch
Grandmother

Rescue beloved keepsakes from their dusty boxes and turn them into a artful display that will be cherished by your loved one and eventually handed down to children and grandchildren. Conservation framing ensures heirloom pieces will last for generations.

Art from Their Wish List

Mixed media image of nude woman kneeling and leaning forward, a cloth covers her entire head.
Searching in the Dark by Farooq Hassan

We all love someone who rarely spends money on themselves. Usually, these are the people who are most generous with others. This year, treat the giver in your life to a piece of art he or she has been wanting, but has put off purchasing.

Framed Photo Stories

Shadow box filled with college memorabilia and photos
University Days

Commemorate a season in your loved one’s life with a framed collage of memorabilia that tells a story. A little slice of  “This is Your Life,” this gift is an excellent way to express how important someone is to you.

For expert help with these gift ideas, visit Village Frame & Gallery right away–like us, the holidays are right around the corner!