The NEST Project

The NEST project is a collaboration of creativity from artists of Yamhill County, Oregon inspired by the word “NEST”. Learn about Jan Shield, Professor of Art at Pacific University, who envisioned this concept of NEST from his hilltop home in Chehalem Mountain at his website: Dancing Trees Sanctuary. I am contributing my creative talent to this project which will involve a several new originals utilizing the honeycomb structures found in beehives. For this art project, I will be delving into encaustics, using beeswax and oils to create my masterpieces.

Here are the upcoming venues:

First Exhibition: The Horse Radish at Carlton, Oregon from September 4th – 30th with a reception on Friday, September 5th from 4:30 to 6:45pm.

Second Exhibition: Accolades Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery at McMinnville, Oregon from October 4th – 30th with reception on Saturday, October 18th from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

Third Exhibition: To Be Announced

Fourth Exhibition: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center at Hillsboro, Oregon from November 4th – 29th with reception on Tuesday, November 4th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Artists Village update – McMinnville Downtown Festival

With temperatures in the high 80’s on Friday and mid 90’s on Saturday, the Artist Village received astounding traffic from art patrons & connoisseurs of all ilk. With 20 juried artists, the village was well represented with artists — copper-smith, pottery, sumi-e, water color, color pencil, felting, wood-carver, photography, and oils. This was a remarkable weekend of meeting new people who admired and purchased my art. Considering this was my first juried venue at McMinnville, I had a wonderful reception from the patrons stopping by my booth to gander at the originals on display. I definitely enjoyed my first showing at McMinnville, Oregon.

First Thursday Fun

First Thursday at Portland’s Pearl District, sponsored by, this past July 3rd was amazingly fun. Hundreds & hundreds of people came out in droves to enjoy & support the artist, such as myself. This was my first experience at the Pearl and what a night. Live music surrounded us all evening and the weather provided sunshine to keep my tentless art nice & dry.