Come to the Village this month for cool watercolors and hot deals!
First Friday, August 7th
We have an exciting new exhibit opening this month at the Gallery featuring Susan Koch with Dee Anderson. Join us for the artist’s reception Friday, 6 pm to 9 pm at the Gallery.
A place of familiarity–a feeling of being home
Art has always been my passion. I have to do it; it’s too much a part of me. I’ve tried to quit and I couldn’t do it. I finally realized, I’ll never retire, because I’ll always be painting.
Over the past thirty five years my paintings have won many awards, including “Best of Show” and “Peoples’ Choice” several years running in the Watercolor Society of Oregon annual shows. I now devote my energies and attention to painting what I find meaningful, something that speaks to me. Usually it is the light that captures the scene for me. I try to convey to the viewer a place of familiarity or belonging, a feeling of “being home”.
~ Susan Koch
Stubborn, Gorgeous, Determined
Nearly everyone I know has tried to paint with watercolor at least once. Most say “It’s too difficult.” I find that watercolor is willful, stubborn, gorgeous and determined to find it’s own way. Just like all of us! I welcome the challenge of watercolor. It continues to bring me frustration, beauty and most of all…joy!
If you opt to take one of my paintings into your life, it is my hope that it gives you a lifetime of solid companionship. Art transcends relationships, troubles and time! Art is always there for you!
~ Dee Anderson
Multnomah Days 2015, August 15th and 16th
Don’t miss all the savings and special events in Multnomah Village this month. Follow the Multnomah Village Facebook page for updates and insider information.
A couple of weeks ago, Southwest Community Connection included a pullout section about Multnomah Village shops and 2015 events and activities. Did you get your copy? If not, click the image below to open it online.
Southwest Community Connection is our neighborhood paper, published by Pamplin Media Group. You can subscribe to it online or pick up a copy at one of the newspaper boxes in our neighborhood to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Southwest Portland.
First Friday with Jeanette Nuxoll at Village Frame & Gallery
A printmaker with roots in both Washington and Oregon, Jeanette is currently a grad student at University of Cincinnati where she is earning her masters in fine art. Join us this Friday, May 1st, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. to meet the artist and see her work.
Multnomah Arts Center Spring Arts & Crafts Sale
While you’re in Multnomah Village, visit the Multnomah Arts Center for their Spring Arts & Crafts Sale. They are open Friday, May 1st, 9am to 9pm and Saturday, May 2nd, 9am to 4pm. The sale features the work of over 50 artists and supports MAC’s mission to promote arts education in our community.
Get 50% off designer mirrors in stock now at Village Frame & Gallery. There are lots of great reasons to decorate with mirrors; come check out our selection and save. Our regular business hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
Spend Halloween in the Village for a Spooktacular Good Time!
It’s that time of year again! Bring your ghosts and goblins to trick or treat in Multnomah Village this Friday. The fun starts at Starbucks, winds around the Village–through Village Frame & Gallery, of course–and finishes up at Dr. Jensen’s office. Along the way, there are lots of fun things to do and 1000s of trick-or-treaters in costume. This has become a major annual event in our neighborhood, so we hope to see you there this year!
Will we recognize you? What are you dressing up as this year? Tell us in the comments section or on our Facebook page. Better yet, post a picture of you in your costume!
More details on Halloween 2014 in Multnomah Village:
Make sure to arrive in the Village before 10 a.m. to see the parade and stay for the fun. This year’s theme is “The Village Goes Green” in celebration of our new “green street” run-off and pollution reduction facilities. Follow the Multnomah Village Facebook page to stay up-to-date about Multnomah Days activities and special events.
Village Frame & Gallery Will Be Closed Saturday, August 16th
Yes, yes, we know we are missing all the fun, but we’ll be open again for regular business hours next week. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of events planned for this weekend. Click on the poster below to open a PDF version you can print out and take with you.
Do your holiday shopping in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale to earn Golden Tickets from participating businesses.
Take your ticket to another participating business and receive a discount or a treat! Golden Ticket specials start November 15th and run through December 31st–and yes, Village Frame & Gallery is a participating business.
Golden Ticket Here Signs Tell You Who is Participating
Just look for signs like the one here on the right in the windows of participating businesses. Or, click on the image to enlarge it, print it out, and plan your shopping day to get the maximum number of Golden Tickets.
Bring a Golden Ticket to Village Frame & Gallery and receive a free gift!
We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!
Holiday activities begin the evening of “First Friday” December 6th with our annual Multnomah Village Holiday Gala. Village Frame & Gallery is excited to celebrate being part of this unique and supportive community. In our gallery, we will feature a salon of our favorite local artists Friday evening and Saturday afternoon to offer a selection of unique creations, answer questions, and take last minute gift orders! Joining us will be Watercolorist Kay Synoground, Woodworker Randy Bonella, Mosaic Artist Denise Sirchie, and Jewelry Artist Susan Koch.
Plus! It’s Golden Ticket time in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale. Do your holiday shopping in our neighborhood and earn tickets when you shop at participating businesses. Take your ticket to another participating business and receive a discount or a treat! Golden Ticket specials start November 15th and run through December 31st–and yes, Village Frame & Gallery is a participating business.
SW Portland’s biggest community celebration is coming to Multnomah Village again this summer on Saturday, August 17. Multnomah Days’ crowd-pleasing parade – attended by literally thousands – begins at 10 a.m. An all-day street fair follows with local food, music, a wine garden, arts and crafts, and a chance to test your skills at the ping pong table. Live music and interactive booths will keep the fun going until 4 pm. After months of construction, this year’s “The Village Goes Green” theme will celebrate Multnomah Village’s new “green street” run-off and pollution reduction facilities. Attendees should be sure to stop by the energy fair, which will showcase ways to go green at home and at work.
Organized by the Multnomah Village Business Association with the help of community sponsors, this annual street fair takes place on Capitol Highway between SW 33rd and SW 39th –Multnomah Village’s main street. It’s our 105th anniversary year, so, drive, walk, bike or bus on over to enjoy a full day of fun for the whole family. Parking is available on the street as well as at the Multnomah Art Center. TriMet buses 44 and 45 serve the community, and the area is easily accessed by bicycle.
Multnomah Days Special: Subscribe to Village Frame & Gallery’s new e-newsetter and you could win a print.