Dont miss this opportunity to purchase original art

The Buffalo Grass Art Society annual art show and sale will be held July 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mountain Park Recreation Center, 2 Mt. Jefferson Terrace in Lake Oswego. Admission is free.

The Buffalo Grass Art Society was originally known as the Sam Jackson Crafty Art and Buffalo Grass Society. The group was formed in the 1960s and many of its members were employees and physicians associated with Oregon Health & Sciences University, located at Sam Jackson Park Road in Portland. The initial members had been painting together weekly for several years under the tutelage of Charles Mulvey, a well-known Northwest watercolorist from Seaview, Wash. Early classes were held in the pathology lab at the medical school. The group began to invite other well-known artists to teach.

Buffalo Grass members are committed to continued growth as artists and to an openness to new techniques. Though membership has changed over the years, every artist has maintained a desire to learn more about their craft by attending monthly workshops taught by international artists. The results of these classes can be viewed and purchased at the annual Buffalo Grass Art Show and Sale.

Many Buffalo Grass members are residents of the area, including Kay Allenbaugh, Airi Foote and Linda Terhark, who live in Lake Oswego.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTOS: BUFFALO GRASS SOCIETY - Seaworthy by Kay Allenbaugh.

Allenbaugh grew up in Lake Oswego, with her twin brother, Lake Oswego Mayor Kent Studebaker.

“While I paint I focus on my mission to bring beauty into the world that did not exist before,” Allenbaugh said. “The joy I experience as I paint is similar to the pleasure I enjoyed as an author of the national best-selling series of heartwarming stories, ‘Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul.’ Inspiration feeds my soul, whether from art or books.”

Fantasy by Airi Foote.

Texture, color and design are sources of inspiration for Foote. Born and raised in Finland, she had art classes early in childhood. She recently discovered a passion for painting miniatures. She manipulates handmade papers, marble and rice papers into intricate and clean designs. Working under a magnifying glass she focuses on tiny details, finally gluing and ironing all the pieces into a work of art. She has received national and international acclaim with her tiny 3 inch by 3 inch pieces.

China and India Infusion by Linda Terhark.

Terhark also got her start as an artist as a child.

“Color is my inspiration, perhaps rising from memories of childhood, the excitement of a new box of crayons filled with a cadre of brilliant colors, fresh and unused,” Terhark said. “I hope that people viewing my work will smile, put aside their troubles and find visions of freedom and joy.”

Refreshments and jazz music will complete the arty experience.

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