July First Friday and Independence Day at Village Frame & Gallery

July Calendar

Village Frame and Gallery will be open late for First Friday, July 3rd, however, there will be no artist’s reception. We will be closed July 4, 2015 for Independence Day.

Poster with a picture of Kaye painting and one of her watercolor of a classic truck rusting in the grass. The Gallery will continue to feature A Lifetime of Work by Kaye Synoground, through the month of July. The show features new and old works from Kaye’s 20-year career as an artist, and is her first since she was forced to take several months off to care for her health. If you weren’t able to see this exhibit in June, be sure to come visit us this month.

About Kay Synoground

Kaye began studying art at when she was only 13 years old, but initially struggled to  and went on to establish a career in the fine arts. For many years, she painted  signs and did commercial illustration. In a recent interview with The Southwest Community Connection, Kaye explained it was cancer that first convinced her to become a full-time artist in 1993: “It just felt like I’d better be painting if I was going to paint,” she said. “None of us knows how long we have.”

Today, she is well known for her artwork and teaching. Her art has been exhibited at Washington County Museum, Columbia Arts Center, Halvorsen Gallery, Newport Visual Arts Center,  and is part of many collections both private and public. She has also had work published in Woman’s Journal, Fine Gardening, and The Best of Colored Pencil. Kaye illustrated Barbara Blossom Ashmun’s book, Married to My Garden. She had a gallery in Multnomah Village for 16 years.

Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of Kaye Synoground’s art.

If you can’t make it to First Friday, A Lifetime of Work will be on display throughout July during regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorites by Kaye Synoground:

Two Persimmons by Kaye Synoground
Two Persimmons by Kaye Synoground


Watercolor of back of voluptuous nude woman in shades of blues and peach
Blue Nude by Kaye Synoground


Watercolor of orange and scarlet autumn leaves drifting in front of a blue and gold background
Drifters by Kaye Synoground

Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 ● (503) 245-8001
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.