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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Raven Undertown Gallery is now open for business!

And it is amazing!!! 




Come in and see what we are doing!
The new address is 211 Taylor st
Undertown shops
360-385-1493

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Big MOVE!



We are moving to the Undertown shops in Port Townsend at 211 Taylor st. and could not be happier! We have a great new neighbor with The Candle Store and a triple wide space... Our new space will give us amazing new opportunities starting with the addition of new Jewelry and sculpture artists that we were unable to have before.  We also have plans to hold classes and seminars there on a monthly basis along with art supply trading nights and other fun events.  

Our Grand re-opening will be Saturday July 6th during the PT artwalk, please join us then for refreshments, music,art and good company.  We will be holding a raffle for Art prizes that night... raffle tickets go on sale Saturday June 29th when we re-open for business. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No more Tears, Only Dreams now... June Show at The Red Raven

No More Tears, only dreams now....


The Red Raven Gallery is bringing out all the stops for June artwalk!  The Show, titled, "No more tears, Only dreams now...." Features Three Uber-talented figurative artists from different corners of the world with all new work done especially for us!

Inachis by Jel Ena
graphite and prisamcolor on Moleskine


Returning a year later, for her second show with the Red Raven Gallery we welcome Jel Ena from Los Angeles. Her show with us last year, Medusa in Furs, was very well received and she brings it again with new  mixed media works on paper and wood. Jels' style is at once in your face powerful and vulnerable... her subjects are the stuff of dreams in saturated color and fine swirling, graceful lines.

Not a feather, Then he fluttered
by Alice Savage
ink on paper


Our second artist in her first feature at the Red Raven is Alice Savage from Italy.  Alice is a well known international artist working primarily in pen and ink.  Her work is highly detailed and striking, concentrating on the face and intertwining the elements of nature in both flora and fauna.

Howl
by Laurie McClave
oil on wood


Finally our featured local artist is gallery manager Laurie McClave.  Laurie is working in oils on wood for the show and will be debuting her latest pieces at artwalk, Saturday night June 1st. Her new works portray a bit of  her life here in the PNW and touch on the fact that her husband works at sea much of the year, a common theme here in Port Townsend. The color of the sky, the water and the nautical elements of life on our little peninsula are interspersed with Lauries' female characters in her signature style.

Monday, May 13, 2013

RED RAVEN is MOVING UNDERTOWN!

Help Red Raven Gallery Co-op Move to their new space UNDERTOWN!!!!!


The Red Raven Gallery must move in July, and we need your help.  We are re-locating to the Undertown spaces of Port Townsend which will be a very cool move indeed.  We are a not for profit co-op so we do not have the funds to pay for the needed lighting, new shelving and the various items that go along with opening up a new gallery.....The coolest thing is we will now have room for an artists space to work in house... but we will need to build a little corner for that.. so, we are asking our loyal art loving customers to donate small amounts to help us achieve our goal of creating a welcoming artist gallery environment that is in keeping with our affordable accessible artwork from amazing artists both locally and worldwide! There are rewards at every level of donating.. cause we love to give back and pay it forward! Thank you in advance for any help you can give, sharing is also an excellent way to help us, so share this and our link to our Go Fund Me page

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dreamscape: Stories from Earth and Beyond


Red Raven Gallery presents.....

Dreamscape: Stories from Earth and Beyond for May Artwalk
 
Calypso, guardian of the sea

Kim Gordon
Full of symbolism, heroines, goddesses and talismans, Kim Gordon's "Dreamscape: Stories from Earth and Beyond" explores the age-old tradition of storytelling with special attention to legend and myth, both modern and ancient.

Kim Gordon is an artist living and working in San Francisco, California. Her art reflects and incorporates her interest in magic, travel, myths, historical events and family heritage. She prefers to paint on wood as the grain, and other natural elements of the material, contribute their own story to the final piece.
Specializing in the honored tradition of painting women, her figures are used as vehicles to represent a wide variety of issues. A soft strength balanced with quiet reflection is found in the faces of her subjects. The worlds she creates echo the present day, historical fact and mythological folklore.

Kim Gordon's art is exhibited, featured and collected nationally and internationally. Gordon's recent exhibitions include the annual Laluzapalooza show,
hosted by La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Her first show (acting as curator), titled, "Hope Beyond" brought together a talented roster of artists to successfully raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy (www.hope-beyond.com). Additionally, Gordon also generously donates her works to charitable causes, including the Sea No Evil Art Show and the Great West Coast Migration. Gordon’s work has been published in many publications, including Catapult Magazine, Clutter Magazine, Complex Magazine, Wired Magazine and Hi-Fructose magazine.


Jacqueline Chisick Local Painter

Nuns in the field 

JACQUELINE CHISICK has emerged as an important artist of the Northwest. Her rich, luscious colors are always recognizable., and her forms seem full of the very life around her. Born in Arizona, she was raised in the hill country of cowboys and copper miners, with her family later moving to the desert; the muted colors of Arizona figured prominently in her earlier works. She received her Master’s degree from Arizona State University, and apprenticed under several European-trained artists. After teaching university and college art classes for twenty years, she packed her paints, her cat and her levis into her 1977 Porsche and moved to Port Townsend, Washington.


 The human figure has always been important in her paintings, but since moving to Port Townsend her colors have become more intense and rich, with mysterious, deep crimsons and violets contrasting with the light of gold and vermilion.

Please Join us Saturday May 4th for Artwalk night at Red Raven Gallery.. 922 Water st. in Port Townsend from  5:30-8:30 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Re-Calibration of Light and Dark


The Red Raven Gallery Presents

Paintings by Julie Luke and special guests




Julie Luke is an emerging visionary artist based out of Tacoma, Washington. She creates whimsical spiritual paintings that evoke her ideals of being boundless and one with spirit. She uses bold patterning, and intense contrast to express her distinct works of art. Julie’s works have been exhibited in galleries and art venues throughout the Pacific Northwest, including a commission for the private gallery of the Dr.Martens U.S. Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
Born on June 18, 1980 in Port Angeles, Washington, Julie was the eighth of nine childrenand formal art culture was not accessible to her as a child. She began creating time based ecological art at the age of five years old and began to educate herself in painting when she was fifteen. Julie’s artistic beginning evolved from an innate means to express her distinctive voice among a repressive environment. Julie states that the world she would travel to while creating was pure and loving, full of otherworldly expression and freedom. Her inherent talent to express and create was influenced by her father, who was a self-taught blue collar artist; Julie’s father is still her favorite artist and key inspiration to date. Julie never imagined her art would bring her a life as a professional artist but blissfully welcomes the many exciting and healing opportunities it brings. She is currently working on several bodies of work,  including  ‘The re-calibration of light and dark’.


Please join us Saturday April 6th from 5:30- 8:00 pm for the opening party where we also will be featuring a stellar line-up of very special guests from around the country.

Jel Ena Los Angeles CA
Lea Barozzi Portland OR
Patricia Ariel Seattle WA
Amy Katherine Minchew Atlanta GA
Amber Michelle Russell Eau Claire WI
Jessica Ward Manistee MI
Kim Gordon San Francisco CA



Red Raven will also feature our resident artist Amy Weber with new paintings in watercolor and oils to round out this fantastic showing!
The show will run through May 3rd so don’t miss it.  







Monday, February 18, 2013

Mythologique: the figurative work of Patricia Ariel and New Icons : the Works of Brazillia R. Kreep

Red Raven Gallery presents New works 

by Seattle artist Patrica Ariel

“Whenever I wanted answers or inspiration for life and art, it was not in the mundane or in the ordinary life that I looked for them, but in the unlimited world of my inner reality. This world, inhabited by mysterious places and people, has its own stories, its own rules, its own wisdom. I am only the storyteller.

I think of my work as a celebration of the human experience in what they have of sacred and profane. My language is the one of beauty and emotion, composed upon a hybrid of drawing/painting. Graphite drawing of classically constructed bodies, rendered with oil, acrylic washes and abstract embellishment, reflect the point of contact between the physical and the reality of dreams, spirituality, and abstract perceptions. I create my own mythology; characters, stories, fables, worlds that speak and connect with the viewer through the language of symbols and archetypes.  Themes like transformation and transitions, the human duality, spiritual and emotional experiences, and the ties of man with nature and the raw forces of life are often explored. Since I focus primarily on the female figure, I can say that my work is also about the the female experience according to my own vision of the feminine: power, creation, energy, witchcraft, life. My women are forces of nature, sorceresses, bearers of darkness and light.”

Artist of surrealist and visionary themes, Patricia was born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she lived and worked until moving to the United States. Since she was a little child, she has been enjoying to give life to her private world through her drawings and writings. She has been drawing since the age of three, never remembering a single time of her life when she was not exploring some type of creative language. She has been also a performing artist, acting, dancing, and singing since her late teens. Although in part self-taught, she has had some formal training in visual arts that included academic drawing classes and a background in Fashion Design. Her love for teaching took her to a bachelors degree in Art Education with a specialization in History of Art from the Rio de Janeiro State University. But it was just after leaving her homeland that she considered the possibility of becoming a fine artist more seriously. Currently she has been consistently working as a fine artist, illustrator, and designer,  basing her images on her passion for the figurative art combined with ornamental abstracts. Her inspiration and aesthetic references come from several sources, from the theater and ballet to Eastern Art, from the Art Nouveau and Jugendstil to contemporary Pop Art, including occult symbolism, Tarot, Astrology and metaphysics.


Brazillia R. Kreep New Icons



Brazillia R. Kreep aka R. Richard O'Donnell.. coming fresh off his smash hit cabaret play last week, 'Bite Me!' He debuts his 2d work for the first time in Port Townsend.  His recognizable portraits stand out as pop culture icons in his own unique style of macabre tongue in chic retro.

The Kreep first appeared on Halloween, 2007 as a weekly column published by webzine Static Multimedia. The column, under the banner of Kreep's Korner, reviewed classic and contemporary horror films in rhyme which were also linked to a weekly podcast on iTunes, voiced by creator O'Donnell and engineered by Eric Hoffhines.[1] Formatted to resemble a penned letter to its readers, Kreep’s Korner included historical facts and an original poem about the film with the reoccurring sign-off of "In Eternity".

In 2008, O'Donnell began blogging regularly under "The Kreep" banner. Gothic poems in verse dubbed "Kreeplets" appeared almost daily, illustrated with original art, and covered a variety ofmacabre topics such as vampires, ghouls, and goblins. Other topics outside the sphere of horror included homelessness, love, war, and poverty. Additional blogs began reposting The Kreep such as In Shadows, Dirty Wings, and Gothican on a regular basis.


Opening Reception for the artist is March 2 2013 
5:30-8:30 pm 
Red Raven Gallery 
922 Water st. Port Townsend
360.385.1493





Friday, January 18, 2013

Zoom in/Zoom out : The Paintings of Counsel Langley

We are pleased as Punch to welcome our local creative and all around awesome gal, Counsel Langley as featured artist for the month of February! 

Counsel  works with acrylic paint, graphite and ink, as well as generous amounts of glitter, paper, and various recycled materials.

Her recent series of works were originally inspired by the Campbell McGrath poem, "Nights on Planet Earth." They reflect moments of awareness that so much is happening all at once, that tigers and happy hour exist on the same planet; that Jupiter and Twinkies share a solar system. "I find these times of hyper-awareness powerfully beautiful, disturbing, comforting, overwhelming, enlightening and unpredictable."

As a part of her larger body of work these paintings are hybrids of two opposing approaches. One, loose painting techniques: dripping, pours, splatters, which effectively represent natural elements—weather, water, clouds, smoke, etc. The other approach, using pen and ink with architects' tools, templates and compasses, Counsel fastidiously draw controlled lines, concentric circles, grids and repetitive dots; using these to reflect structures and infrastructures that we build.

"I am influenced by the look of outer space, computer chips, dramatic weather, electric circuits, decay, rock-n-roll glamour, plans and diagrams, b-rate sci-fi control panels, urban environments, fluid turbulence, engineering schematics and architectural drawings."

You can see Counsels work and meet the artist at the Red Raven Gallery starting with Artwalk on February 2, 2013.  The show runs through March 1st.  

Core
Counslel Langley