It’s Golden Ticket Time!

Yes, it’s that most very merry time of year!

It’s Golden Ticket Time!

And Village Frame & Gallery has a special offer this year. Simply bring in your golden ticket from another participating merchant and receive 10% off your new custom framing order through December 31st!. Purchase $30.00 in merchandise and we’ll give you another golden ticket! Discounts apply to new orders only.

Framing for the Holidays?

Now is the time to start framing projects for delivery by Christmas. To avoid a RUSH charge, bring your projects in by Wednesday, December 12th. We’ll be happy to help you bring your vision to life!

Our regular hours, and through the holiday season, are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to  6pm. Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway in the heart of Multnomah Village.

Holiday Hours and Shop Small this Saturday

Village Frame and Gallery will be CLOSED Thursday and Friday to spend the  Thanksgiving Holiday with our families. Our regular hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm

Entertaining this holiday season and have that one picture (that you like) in a frame that just doesn’t go with your new decor? Perhaps you received art as a gift last year, still in it’s package, and the giver is coming into town next month! Or maybe you have a special gift you want to frame for a loved one. We can help!

Now is the time to start framing projects for delivery by Christmas. To avoid a RUSH charge, bring your projects in by Wednesday, December 12th. We’ll be happy to help you bring your vision to life!

This Nov 24, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like ours. And it wouldn’t be a celebration without customers like you joining us. We have gifts for most everyone on your list and are excited to start on your holiday framing projects.

So mark your calendar for Nov 24th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and get ready to Shop Small® with us. Grab a friend or family member and come by VILLAGE FRAME & GALLERY between 10 am and 6 pm on the big day.

Village Frame and Gallery is located at 7808 SW Capitol Highway in the heart of Multnomah Village. Thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you Saturday, Nov 24th!

Featured Artist Joanne Kollman and First Friday Trunk Show with Raku by John Berland

Meet Artist Joanne Kollman at First Friday, November 2nd at 6 pm.

About Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Joanne is a Northwest oil painter; her representational paintings of the figure, landscape and still life are earmarked by a lyrical style and unique eye for design. Brushwork and use of broken color elicit movement and spontaneity in her paintings.

Joanne received an artistic focus grant through the Regional Arts and Culture Council in 2013 for her figurative series: Northwest Neighbors: Who Are We? The project allowed her to work for many months and mount several exhibits of figurative paintings that depict individuals she viewed in her local surroundings. She worked and taught painting from a studio in the Historical Troy Laundry Building in Portland Oregon for over a decade. Joanne juries into Portland Open Studios yearly to open her studio and art practice to the local community. She received People’s Choice, Best Cityscape, 3rd place and honorable mentions in several 2015 competitions and juried exhibitions as well as the commission for Portland Rose Festival Queen. 

Raku Pottery Trunk Show with John Berland

One night only, we welcome John Berland into the gallery to share his amazing raku pottery! You’ve seen it in our display window, now’s the time to see more and talk with John about his processes and his passion.

Raku ceramics by John Berland
Raku ceramics by John Berland
Raku ceramics by John Berland

We’re open late for our First Friday artist’s reception this Friday! As always, our artist’s receptions are free and open to the public, starting at 6 pm, First Friday, at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Black and White, Voices – New Shows in the Gallery in October

Gene Flores returns to the Gallery with new work in Black and White

Gene Flores’ new show, Black and White, features etchings, mezzotints and block prints (all black and white images) which span the intriguing world of his mind and musings.

 

Phishing for Followers by Gene Flores

More about Gene Flores:

I was infatuated with printmaking when I first took a class in 1987 at University of Texas El Paso and since have been making and exhibiting my prints nationally and internationally. I venture from black and white imagery to full color printing, all my works are hand wiped and printed. These are all original prints, that is to say they are not photocopied nor mass-produced. I print a limited edition, usually 10-15 prints per edition. Each edition is unique.

My works are self portraits and are influenced by literature, music, politics, religion and everyday activities. My images have been described as humorous, insightful, and disturbing. Viewers often find my works to be thought provoking and challenging. I enjoy challenging the viewer and the preconceived notions of what we take for granted. Many of my works are playful thoughts and my reaction to the world around me, with mythical creatures and a combination of human and animal characteristics (logic/instinct) playing a vital role. My works allow the viewer to immerse themselves into another world, with reoccurring characters that tiptoe between the surreal and the absurd, a world where anything can and often does happen.

Working on Something Big by Gene Flores
Tall Drink of Water by Gene Flores

Local sculptor, Chas Martin wows with Voices

Featuring mixed media masks and sculpture, Chas Martin’s show, Voices, adds a crisp contrast to the Gallery this month.

Chas Martin studied visual communications at Pratt Institute. His career as an art director and creative director in Boston, San Francisco and Portland fed his curiosity. Travels drove him to paint. Negative space made him a sculptor. He is a part time studio assistant to master sculptor, Martin Eichinger. The rest of the time, he creates things and occasionally hosts creative sessions in his Multnomah Village studio. 

Statement: Technology touches us everywhere. Mostly it alters our balance. Pure visualization is the ability to see your OWN images, angels, ghosts. It is essential in finding a true path. Visualization is the first step toward realization. Thought precedes reality. Concepts guide action.

My work has always been concept driven. Images that attract me come from books, dreams, conversation, meditation and a mashup of synchronous experiences throughout the day. I can’t stop asking questions about everything around me. Everything! What if this was different? How would that look in reverse? Why isn’t that thing vivid cobalt?

I imagine archetypal characters in symbolic situations. These are part of my ongoing storyboard – a graphic novel of my own mythology. I explore images from multiple perspectives through sketches, wire frames, clay models, photos of any of these stages, manipulation of those photos, more sketches, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and sculpture. Interaction on so many levels transforms visualization into realization.

My Three Shadows by Chas Martin

Meet Gene Flores and Chas Martin in the Gallery this Friday!

We’re open late for our First Friday artist’s reception this Friday! As always, our artist’s receptions are free and open to the public, starting at 6 pm, First Friday, at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

September featured artist Amerinda Alpern, First Friday and more!

Aritst Amarinda Alpern

Amerinda Alpern joins us in September with “Connections”, a very personal journey expressed through, and in, fiber arts, paintings and kinetic sculpture. Meet Amerinda at our artist’s reception this Friday, September 7th at 6:00 pm.  “Connections” runs through the month of September.

More about “Connections”

Mindscapes 1

Mindscapes are two large felted quilts, conceived after I had brain scans for old traumatic brain injury (TBI) issues I discovered in grad school in 2002. Each stitch symbolizes new neuro-connections being formed in the brain as I worked with several systems to strengthen and heal old injuries.

 

 

Neuroscapes 3

Neuroscapes are a series of paintings revisiting brain injury, memory and aging, as I watch my father navigate dementia and slowly fade away. I am aware that people with head trauma have a higher rate of falling in the pathways of my father and so many others, effecting families everywhere including myself.

Thanks to recent brain research, my understanding of neuroplasticity is my new best friend. Neuroscapes is an artistic expression of my understanding of neuroplasticity as the ability to heal the human brain, whatever stage of life we are in. As with Mindscapes then; in Neuroscapes now, I am my own canvas of universal brain patterns common to us all, and my personal history.

It is the layering of connections to these patterns of brain and being, science and personal story that has captured my attention. There are between 20 and 30 layers in each painting. Each new layer, I imagine my brain recreating itself through growing new neuro connections. Artistic creativity and neuroplasticity fuse together into “Neuroscapes” of healing, artistic synergy.

The process of working in a grid, deconstructing and reconstructing each completed pattern, is a metaphor. The human spirit dedicated to recreating oneself over a lifetime. – Amerinda Alpern

Kinetic sculpture by Amerinda Alpern

First Friday – Open Late!

Meet Amerinda Alpern at our First Friday artist’s reception Friday! As always, our artist’s receptions are free and open to the public, starting at 6 pm, First Friday, at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Celebrating Multnomah Village with posters by Kaye Synoground

It’s finally here! Multnomah Days is a time-honored tradition in Multnomah Village and this year promises to be the best ever!

This year Village Frame and Gallery celebrates Multnomah Village with the familiar images by Kaye Synoground. Posters and reproductions of Village businesses  present and the past – O’Connors, Renner’s, Annie Bloom’s, along with Gabriel Park and other Village scenes, will be for sale in the Village Frame and Gallery booth.

Stop by the Village Frame and Gallery tent Saturday and and say “Hi!” and see if some of your favorites are here!

Just Passin’ Through by Kaye Synoground
Renner’s Bar and Grill by Kaye Synoground

Featured Artist Scott C. Johnson, First Friday and More!

Portland artist Scott C Johnson returns to Village Frame and Gallery this month with new work in acrylic and watercolor!

About Scott C. Johnson

Although his  landscape studies are rooted in plein air painting early onScott C. Johnson began to add the little touches that rouse the imagination — the faint treetops to indicate a valley beyond the hill, or the tiny glint of water that tantalizes over a grassy dune. These glimpses of the barely distinguishable landscape beyond the one we see were an introduction to his dream world.

He developed the soft washes of the Japanese tradition as well as the refined linework of the Persian miniature. As he grew more confident with the brush he also became more involved in meditational techniques and the painting became more concerned with recording a process, a trance state, the finding of a happy accident with less regard for a specific reality.

He is a developed sensual being with an appreciation for music, dance and garden design. His love of nature refreshed by frequent trips and hikes is evident in his work yet its mood often portrayed by impending weather dominates the subjects in the landscape. There are subtle references to change in the clouds and stronger references to death and loneliness in the leafless trees of his latest work but the mood is never hopeless and lets us know the next season will bring tiny leaves of spring which is just beyond and approaching.

More by Scott C. Johnson:

“Relative calm” by Scott C. Johnson
“Renewel” by Scott C. Johnson
“Dune Pool” by Scott C. Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in the Gallery

“Scarlet” by Denise Sirchie

We are pleased to welcome Denise Sirchie and one of her latest mosaics, “Scarlet” back to the gallery for a limited engagement. You can view Scarlet in all her exquisite detail our display window. Read more about Denise Sirchie here.

 

 

 

 

 

First Friday – Open Late!

Meet Scott C. Johnson at our First Friday artist’s reception tonight beginning at 6 pm! As always, our artist’s receptions are free and open to the public, starting at 6 pm, First Friday, at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Head’s up! We’re on summer hours. Come see us Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, or by appointment.

Meet Karen Story at First Friday July 6th Starting at 6 pm

Pastel landscape with an orb rising at the horizon

Portland encaustic artist Karen Story is back at Village Frame & Gallery with a new exhibition. Come meet her in person this Friday — we’re open late!

Artist’s Statement

Headshot of artist Karen StoryHaving been a painter, printmaker, and glass artist, the encaustic medium is a natural progressive step for my work. Encaustic painting combines the very process-oriented work of printmaking with the mysterious translucence and transparency of glass, while demanding a foundation of composition, line, and form.

Encaustic painting guides me to work on the canvas in a direct and flexible way. This allows for many surprises and unexpected changes in composition, form, and color. Layering and removal of the layers keeps this process-oriented painting method somewhat archaeological in nature, as there is much scraping back to reveal parts of the painting’s history. A non-attachment to the current phase of the painting develops, and allows a presence and freedom not experienced in other media.

Pastel landscape with an orb rising at the horizon
Orb Rising by Karen Story

Landscape/nature as a subject allows me to experiment with shape, value, hue, texture, and form creatively. The specific landscapes I am currently working with offer a deep personal connection, which hopefully evokes memory and fantasy in the viewer. The figure and portrait are a great challenge, especially in this medium.

Colorful landscape with orbs floating in the foreground
Mirage by Karen Story

Water is my life’s most common recurring theme. It has appeared in vivid dreams since childhood, and in reality, as an adult, water is the element which rules my life. I am an avid swimmer, live part-time on a river houseboat, snorkel regularly, and do underwater photography. It is a challenging element to capture artistically, since it is translucent/transparent, ever-changing, and distorts elements within it, and reflects those on the surface.

Encaustic painting of body of water, mountains rising up behind it and a stormy, rusty sky
Waterscape by Karen Story

Exhibit Opens July 1st, Artists Reception July 2nd

Join us at Village Frame & Gallery, starting at 6 PM, to meet Karen and see her latest work. We are located at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Can’t  make it Friday? Drop by the Gallery in July during regular business hours. We will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3rd and 4th for the Independence Day holiday. Our Summer Hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Have a safe and festive Fourth of July!

 

Koi swimming in a blue pond
Magic Fish by Karen Story

Patricia L. Giraud – Last Week in the Gallery

If you haven’t had a chance to see this month’s featured artist exhibit, now is the time! It has been a pleasure to have intaglio prints by Patricia L. Giraud in the shop this month. Read more about Patricia here.

The exhibit comes down Saturday afternoon, June 30th, so don’t delay! And remember, our summer hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, or by appointment. See you soon!

 

 

Patricia L. Giraud Exhibit Opening and Artist Reception June 1st

Black and white image, there is a white horse on the near side of a barbed wire fence, there are two darker horses on the other side of the fence. The horses are nuzzling each other in greeting.

Join us for First Friday, starting at 6 pm to meet local printmaker Patricia L. Giraud!

Black and white image, there is a white horse on the near side of a barbed wire fence, there are two darker horses on the other side of the fence. The horses are nuzzling each other in greeting.
The New Mare by Patricia L Giraud

Patricia L Giraud Artist’s Statement

The seeds for my imagery were planted long ago. I have always been intrigued by the complexity and immediacy of the natural world. My childhood days were spent outdoors, quietly exploring shallow streams, scooping up tadpoles, and seizing the opportunity to be near any animal but especially horses.

Working with horses for decades allowed the opportunity to observe how they function and think and to celebrate their form, their nature. Inspired, I began recording, through photography, the essential relationship between horse and rider. The process-rich medium of printmaking brought a new dimension to my explorations of nature on paper. Intaglio offers a variety of techniques with which to express anatomy, forms shaped by light and shadow, large forces at work and intimate moments.

Initially, the horse was chosen as a totem around which the nuances of relationship, trust, vulnerability and stewardship were considered. More recently, I have expanded the scope of those themes to include figures in natural environments–drawing upon memories while interpreting the shapes, textures found in the landscape.

More from this Exhibit

Large bunch of black and white peonies against a yellow background
The Abundance of Peonies by Patricia L. Giraud
Two young girls in colorful dresses standing in front of an apple tree. They are holding hands. Their faces look serious, perhaps even angry.
Blue Apples by Patricia L. Giraud

As always, our artist’s receptions are free and open to the public, starting at 6 pm, First Friday, at Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Summer Hours at Village Frame & Gallery

Head’s up! Our summer hours start this week. Come see us Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 6pm, Saturdays, 10am to 4pm, or by appointment.

There’s Still a Few Days Left to Save!

15% off new custom framing orders May 24, 2018 - June 2, 2018 at Village Frame & Gallery, Portland, Oregon
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