Thanks to our jurors:
- Damara Bartlett – Director, Blackfish Gallery
- William Hernandez – Artist (painter)
- Brett Binford – Owner, Eutectic Gallery
VERONICA ARQUILEVICH GUZMAN - One of a kind ceramic pieces, I do the pieces on the wheel and then alter them,(cutting) adding pieces (tails, heads, etc) to the original piece. I use low fire, and middle range clay and glazes.
PAUL X. RUTZ - With a Ph.D. in visual culture from Purdue University, Rutz lives in Portland, where he explores fresh ways to picture real people and objects through painting. His work has been featured around the country, including at The Smithsonian.
JOHN TRAX - Photographs of landscapes or nature printed on a variety of media including paper, canvas and metal. Works are framed as appropriate or sold without frames in the case of metal or canvas pieces. Cards and mounted prints are also available.
MARGARITA CASTILLO-BERNARD - My doll creations are sculpted using polymer and epoxy clay, with smaller parts made of resin casts. Each character based on original designs and executed without commercial molds or kits. The majority are costumed using recycled and natural fibers often hand dyed or felted.
TOM WEST - Framed original pencil and marker illustrations, as well as framed original hand painted glass. Prints,cards and magnets all created by myself in my studio.
BETSY SOIFER - Recycled mixed metals are crafted into whimsical animals for the home and garden. Animal heads in the tradition of taxidermy, flying insects, garden stakes, and free-standing animals are represented.
RON WOLF - Capture colors, textures of life and Oregon landscapes. Post processing with variety of softwares. Print on traditional framed acid free paper/mat. OR contemporary metal prints.
CERRI NOTO - Woodland, CA Using recycled redwood, I create primitive folk art FOLKZ. they are machine carved,then painted, found items sometimes used.
KATHY KOLLENBURN - Fused glass, also called kilnforming, is a process of joining pieces of glass together and heating in a kiln to various temperatures to bring texture and shape to functional and decorative art for your home and garden.
DON & JUDY KENNEDY - Don travels to Montana, Idaho & Utah to select the raw stone in which to handcraft ikebana flower vases, oil lamps & tea light holders. He carves, etches, terraces & polishes slate, quartzite, rainbow sandstone. marble, granite & agate into one-of-a-kind art.
CLARE CARPENTER - Linocut art prints, letterpress printed stationery & paper goods of my original designs, and block printed fabric goods sewn by me in my Portland studio.
DAN DANIELS - I create art through Lutherie, handcrafting traditional American folk instruments. I use only local woods and build each instrument from log to finish. I create art through Lutherie, handcrafting traditional American folk instruments. I use only local woods and build each instrument from log to finish.
MARLEY ROBB - Pen and watercolor. As a dyslexic artist, by both exploiting the subconscious through blind contouring and activating the conscious through minimalistic watercoloring, documenting a place becomes an intuitive act.
ROBERT HAWLEY - Wood cut by hand with a scroll saw unlike any other artist famous faces and art images.
DONALD WILLEY - WilBi Designs creates unique frame styles and cutting boards with bold inlay patterns that appear to braid like rope resulting in a visually dynamic enclosure that will accentuate mirrors, special pieces of artwork and photographs.
DONNA YUTZY - Each piece is hand fabricated with Silver Metal Clay. My inspiration comes from natural things and geometric structures. Pieces are kiln fired,clay burns off leaving only the metal. Other techniques are 24k gold foil is thermally fused to silver with heat.
ISABEL DUTRONCY - Oil paintings on wood panels some with clay tiles as frames as well as oil paintings on gourd tiles.
ALSHIREF ESKANDER - Hand draw icons from around Portland, OR as a start! than printed on fabric, wood and paper. Mainly Bridges and historic buildings designs. The printing process is done with Water based eco-friendly ink specific for fabric, then press heated to cure the color.
ASHLEY HEITZMAN - I explore texture and shape through the use of an array of metals including silver, gold, copper and brass. Etching and roll printing are used to achieve the textures in my work. All my jewelry pieces are formed and fabricated by hand - fused or soldered together.
RENEE STAECK - All artwork is created in my North Portland studio using mixed media (gouache, watercolor, ink, gold leaf, coffee) on watercolor paper. I use vintage and personal photos as reference material for the imagery. My printmaker is down the street from my studio.
KATHLEEN OLSEN - I use reclaimed materials such as copper wiring, book pages, or sheet music to sculpt 3D pieces. Additionally, I use original drawings and photographs to create 3D framed art.
JOHN HARDEN - John has a passion to transform raw wood into creative designs for art display and for everyday use. He specializes in handcrafted furniture and wood turnings that capture the beauty and character of domestic and imported woods.
VICKI GREEN - My work begins with a design and sheet glass. The glass is cut and or pre-formed into a design element and assembled to attain the design. It is then fired in a kiln where all of the glass elements become one piece. Then piece is slumped into a shape.
DUSTIN LYONS - We're a homespun outfit specializing in handmade leather footwear, hip & shoulder bags, wrist-wear, etc. Using bison, deer, elk, cowhide, antler, stones, and hardware of various finishes, our products reflect the sylvan sensibilities of their creators.
JEFF GRACZ - Abstract studies of the natural world are created by available light and a variety of creative techniques. Images are infused onto prepared aluminum panels using a dye sublimation process.
JACKIE IMDAHL - Bath and body treats are inspired by favorite cocktail and dessert recipes and crafted from natural and local ingredients. Soaps recipes are created from a melt and pour process and are then blended with oils, herbs, spices, and citrus peels.
CASSANDRA HACKWORTH – rock, stone and mineral lapidary (cutting and polishing stones), electroformed copper (the process of 'growing' copper), cold forged brass, handset rivets.
SHAINA BEESON - I make concrete vessels and decor by hand. Each item is made from scratch and then hand painted. I then turn the concrete vessels into either planters or candles. Aside from vessels, I also make concrete jewelry in the same process.
CHERI BOSSERMAN - I am using traditional jewelry techniques and nontraditional methods to create new and exciting pieces. Combining fabrication and metal clay is one technique lost wax casting is another. Most of my work is in Sterling Silver with Semi Precious Gemstones.
CORRIE JACKSON - Marshmallows! hand crafted and made with real food. All marshmallows are handcrafted in small batches. We use no artificial colors or flavors. We only use cane sugar - no corn syrup.
CASEY NEWMAN - I create prints of leaves that are formed only by the natural pigments found within them. I sometimes add other colors from plant-based dyes that I make. I print the leaves onto silk and wool fabric to create wearable and display items.
HILDA KIDD-BARBER - Wheel thrown pottery with hand built designs. I use a mid range stoneware and fire in an electric kiln. I use underglazes for most of my work, although I do make my own clear and white glazes.
JENNAH LITECKY YOST - Sheet copper designed with heat patina and hand tools. Color is drawn with a torch, designs are drawn with metalworking hand tools. Finished sheet copper is bent over handmade wooden frame and coated. All designs are inspired by the Pacific Northwest.
LUCY DAVENPORT - Bonsai sculptures created from Northwest grown nursery stock, using traditional techniques of root pruning, branch pruning, leaf reduction and wiring, and presented in handmade pottery containers fashioned by Northwest ceramic artists.
ALLAYNE SEAMANS - Locally produced quality ceramic mugs, ornaments, and tables goods. Handcrafted and designed with northwest inspiration.
JUNE MARTIN - Mosaic Art Jewelry - I create miniature mosaics using various materials including tile sourced from Morocco, various glasses, smalti, etc. My mosaics are set into high quality jewelry bases. Influenced by Antoni Gaudi, each piece is one-of-a-kind.
MAGGIE MACHADO - Micro-macrame using .4-.9mm threads. Jewelry and accessories, bracelets, earrings, decor. Paracord and handmade cotton plied cordage. Machado is mentioned in The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots and is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.
KATHY LUM - Mostly sterling and some copper one of a kind pieces hand fabricated from start to finish sometimes incorporating beads, cabs and or faceted stones in a the process.
EILEEN SORG - Realism using colored pencil over an ink & watercolor base. I use imagination & still life to compose. Signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, with work featured in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, American Artists – Drawing Magazine.
CARSON ABBERT - Abstract paintings on a variety of surfaces: canvas, wood panels, paper, and reclaimed wood. I primarily work with acrylic paints (and a little spray paint), but have a substantial series of watercolors. Works on paper are framed in a professional manner.
CARRIE KITZKE - Working with cone 6 clay, I'm delighted by endless possibilities. My work combines wheel throwing with hand building, often making cut out, carvings or alterations on thrown work. I also create using slabs and sculpting techniques to create my designs.
SATORI NICOLE D'ANGELO - Flipside Hats is a small batch local business promoting local and ethical fashion. This year we are excited to feature our sleek new ball caps, custom patch designs and new variations of our fan favorite, 'The Weekender'.
ROBIN HENRY - I make handmade soap and bath products via the cold process method. My work reflects an artistic approach to soapmaking.
LYLE ANG - I exclusively utilize Argentium Sterling Silver and 14/20 Gold-filled to create pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings. I create by silver soldering, lost wax casting, and wire sculpturing. I also incorporate hand engraving of a western scroll design.
WILLIAM HERNANDEZ - Trained at Lima's Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Peru, Hernandez now lives in Portland. He creates both figurative and abstract paintings with his distinct vision, incorporating intense colors, warm figures and humor. His work has been exhibited around the world.
DAVID DUCKETT - My functional work/art:coat hooks, door knockers, key hooks, bottle openers, etc are made from re-purposed wood, tools and a variety of common and not so common items.
BRENT CHENEY - Oil and acrylic paints used for pop art. I am an American Pop Artist and Designer with an affinity for bright colors, bold shapes, and high levels of contrast.
MARVIN MAST - My display consists of digital images (many Pacific Tree Frogs & Northwest Vineyard landscapes) I've captured with a camera and processed using computer software and then had printed onto paper, canvas, glass, or aluminum.
ARTHUR M BRAUD - My work consist of many layers of watercolor. Some of my work includes minimal layers of ink and acrylic for details. Utilizing color theory, I use color to portray mood and create depth.
JUNE CLARK - My oil on canvas paintings are expressionistic,featuring images in landscape, figurative, and detail studies of nature.
CHRISTINE SMITH - Stained glass mosaics. My art comes from my heart. God gave me the ability to look at other peoples throw-a-ways and vision a piece of art. I visualize it, sketch it, find a frame, select the glass and start the process of bringing my vision to reality.
HEATHER WELLS - Artful photographs showcasing a deep love of Oregon rivers. Utilizing long exposures with film & digital cameras to create a dreamy and atmospheric impression of moving water.
JAMES MERRIGAN - Stained glass,fused glass and slumped glass framed in cedar some with copper accents designed as a freestanding panel for the garden
TINA HOSPERS - 3D Shadow Boxes and coaster sets are hand drawn scenes then transferred to computer. We hand sand and stain each piece of wood, then precision laser etch and cut. The final work is assembled, glued, lacquered.