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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.