The Things We Sit On

A pop-up show at the Bison Gallery, 421 NE Glisan, Portland, Oregon. This one-night group show looking at on what, where, and how we sit id Friday, October 5 starting at 6 pm. Unfortunately, I’ll be at the Hoffman opening, but my piece will be there to hold my place!


Chasing Ghosts III

Show runs October 13 to November 13

October 13 from 6–8 pm is the opening reception at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon for a group show called Chasing Ghosts III. The show runs through November 13. The piece of mine that is included is part of a new body of work. I’m really excited about this direction. Check it out if you’re out and about.

Cloud Bodies , 2018, gouache, graphite on paper; photo by Dan Kvitka

Cloud Bodies, 2018, gouache, graphite on paper; photo by Dan Kvitka

Word & Image: Writers and Artists in Dialogue

A show highlighting original art and poetry

Show Runs October 5–27, 2018

I am participating in a great project at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon. Artists and poets are paired and make new work in response to words and images they have previously made. The artists will share their resulting work with the public at the annual Word & Image event October 5 from 7–9 pm. Paired work is printed on broadsides and exhibited along with the original art in the Hoffman Gallery. If you happen to be at the beach in the next month be sure to check it out.

Deepening Mystery , 2018, plaster, graphite, acrylic on birch panel; photo by Dan Kvitka

Deepening Mystery, 2018, plaster, graphite, acrylic on birch panel; photo by Dan Kvitka

Upcoming Workshop

The Dark Moon: Where are we when going through change?

A discussion about the symbolic and concrete skills helpful to work with your evolving art practice

How do you recognize and manage through change in your art practice? These passages can be external situations like moving studios or internal transformation such as getting out of school or finishing a large body of work. This workshop focuses on understanding the process of change and the structures you might need to see your way through transformation—as well as discovering what you might want to take with you from the place you have just been to create a sense of continuity in your work. Preparing yourself for this inevitability or pausing while you’re in its storm, can help you adapt without losing a sense of your purpose or progress. For more information go to Art in Oregon.