Thursday, July 31, 2014

Red Raven Gallery is Proud to present The beautiful, geometrical works of Inge Vandormael..

"Sticking to a strict palette of black, white, red, and silver, Inge Vandormael creates pen and ink drawings with geometric precision. Symmetrical, mandala-like designs inspired by Buddhist art and other Asian religious imagery are rendered with painstaking line work and filled with minute details. Inge Vandormael cites the cyclical nature of life and death as her primary inspiration. Her subject matter is not morbid, but rather symbolic. Hearts engulfed in flames and birds flying into the abyss seem to allude to the possibility of a spiritual dimension beyond the grave."

Nastia Voynovskaya
Hi-Fructose Art Blog
February 19, 2014

Please join us for Artwalk Saturday August 2nd, and see these intricate works in person. The show will also be up for online viewing and purchase Starting Friday August 1st and will be sent out in our RRG Newsletter.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Decomposition of the Heart

"There is this man with a tree branch tied to his head. The branch flourishes and bares fruit and flowers. A bird lives in a nest within this tree branch. A serpent disguises himself as a bird wearing plumage to fool and distract the man. As the man gets close the serpent plunges into his mouth going down his throat and infesting his heart. The serpent sickens the man,corrupts him and soon, forces the bird that was once happy in the tree to fly away. This leaves the man sick and lonely. The man sets the tree on fire turning him and the serpent to ash in hopes of rebirth."

With this series, Scott Kirschner is working something out.. Using light, paint, graphite,charcoal and sweat, he is telling a story about love, mistakes and the demons we allow .

Red Raven Gallery is proud to showcase Philadelphia artist Scott Kirschner,
with an opening reception on Saturday July 5th from 5-8 pm
in the Undertown, 211 Taylor St. Port Townsend

Here is a sneak peek at two of the works from Scott's show.  The series is done in graphite,charcoal and gesso on board. 

As always after the show opens our online Shop will be updated with the new works available for sale. If you would like a preview please email Laurie at

charcoal,graphite and gesso on board
 a little about Scott....

Scott Kirschner was shaped and influenced by his earliest life experiences, with the loss of his Mother at the age of 3, then being diagnosed with A Plastic Anemia (Blood Cancer) at age 8 and watching his Father battle MS all his life. There was a somber thread that ran through Scotts most impressionable years. It was only natural that he become an artist and the sadness and isolation that surrounded Scott as a boy are now regurgitated into his imagery.
In 1991 he graduated with a Major in Illustration from Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia PA and went on to work as a freelance illustrator. Scott was one of the original 49 artists to work on the very popular card game MAGIC the Gathering creating approx. 43 cards. In the last couple years, Scott has been showing in galleries around the Country. “I like to use symbolism that I pull from my life experiences and create an image that will then hopefully make someone stop and wonder what the story is If I am lucky the viewer will find some way to relate to the image and feel emotion from my artwork”

Summer at Red Raven Gallery
New Artists and New works by the Old Vets.

We have the pleasure of welcoming our Newest artists into the Red Raven Roster of locals. James Nagel started with us just 2 short months ago and he is fitting in nicely.  This month we are pleased to announce a new sculptor, Esther Clark.  She works in clay and glass and creates fantasy sculptures and one of a kind glass beads and orbs. 
Jacqueline Chisick has been working on some new acrylic paintings and they are tricking in to the gallery as the varnish dries. Laurie McClave is steadily working on new studies in preparation for several shows at the end of summer. Jason Squire has just completed several photo shoots of our town and I hear there is a new Bell Tower image coming soon. Alicia Caruso has made some wonderful jewelry creations to go with her delicate water color and ink animals. Stop in and say hello to any of us, we like coffee. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Clockwork Coterie is coming this weekend!

 We love sneak peeks, we love Bees and We love Birds at the Red Raven.. so Who better to feature for a show than Braden Duncan?

Some of you may recognize Montana native Braden Duncan.  She now resides in Seattle where she enthusiastically wears several hats, including Director of the Seattle Arts Coalition. Come meet Braden and enjoy her new works along with all the other resident artists this Saturday April 5th for Port Townsend Artwalk

Oh And here is a little sneak peek of what is coming 


New Jewelry additions!
Andrea Dahdah

Fascinator top hats and Bone-men  by Gallery artists Lisa Benshoof, Handtooled copper necklaces by Connie La Flam  oddity keepsake  necklaces by Lynette May. 
Andrea Dah Dah

Monday, March 10, 2014

Clockwork Coterie

Red Raven Gallery is proud to present

We are so happy to welcome Braden back to the Red Raven Gallery for April.

Braden Duncan is a portrait artist by trade, imperfect by choice, and a cog in the machine of human mythology by default. She draws her inspiration from the peculiar minutiae of the human form, symbolism and mythology, the empty spaces left by missing friends, and the intricate elegance created by the convergence of biological and mechanical elements.

She is the co-founder of the Seattle Arts Coalition and a resident artist at Echo Echo Gallery in Seattle. She is the art director at Trabant Coffee & Chai, Laika Lounge, and The Georgetown Liquor Co, and she regularly assists with curating, art installation, and digital design for other art spaces around the Northwest. A graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, she resides in Seattle, WA with her chosen family and the animals of the Mongrel Circus.

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

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.

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.