News about artists and art shows in the local area

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Deborah Marble's piece, Construction Site, is one of many on exhibit at Realty Trust Group through December. • The sixth annual Artists’ Greenhouse Sale — 1335 S. Woodbine Road, West Linn. Better known as “22 artists clean out their studios in time for the holidays and sell high-quality art cheap” event. Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• The Art Gym, Marylhurst campus — Showing M.K. Guth’s “when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain" through Dec. 9. The artist will host a series of conversations about food around a large table built for the exhibition on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at noon in the Art Gym. Reserve your seat at the table by emailing Terri Hopkins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• Ego Accessories — 21900 Willamette Drive, West Linn. Showing jewelry and crafts by local artists Meg Forest, Tammy Archuleta, Margie Johnson, Melissa K. Hoy, Mary Louise and Laura Scott on Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. and ornaments made by local students with proceeds benefiting the Music and Arts Program through the month of December.

• Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College — 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland. The “Fighting Men” exhibit will showcase Leon Golub, Peter Voulkos and Jack Kirby. The exhibit combines Golub’s paintings, Voulkos’ ceramics and Kirby’s cartoons in an exhibit that probes images of violence and masculinity through art.

The artists operated in different spheres of art history and discourse: Kirby innovated superhero comics that brimmed with an exceess of balletic violence, Golub meditated on images of power and barbarity in modern man yet stayed in the margins of contemporary art until late in his career, and Voulkos transformed the gentle, middlebrow art of pottery into something sweaty, macho and monumental.

Fighting Men will attempt to work the joints between disciplines. The exhibit runs through March 3.

• Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College — E. McKnight Kauffer, Gwen Raverat and the Illustration of Modernity. This exhibit explores artistic responses to rapid change in the period before World War II. Both artists worked in England, where the impact of new technologies and the consequent transformation of the landscape — both urban and rural — created a fertile friction when they met up with a long tradition of pastoral poetry and art and Romantic longings for a pre-industrial Golden Age. You will find the art familiar because it has graced a book cover, illustrated children’s books and advertised an airline. The exhibit runs through May and is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

• Lake Oswego Market — 599 A Ave., Lake Oswego. This new art venue will be open weekends through December offering art, crafts and vintage treasures by local and regional artisans.

• The Original — 300 SW Sixth in Portland. Lake Oswego artist Mark Randall presents “Tastes Like Chikin: A POP Art Expression of Food Malfeasance” at The Original through December. This solo show is an Elroy Artspace Production. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-609-0503 for more information.

• 510 Museum and Art Space, 510 First St. in Lake Oswego — The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will host the artists of LOCAL 14 for the second year. A First Friday open house is planned for Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The holiday market will feature arts and fine craft items. A portion of sales from art pieces will go to art scholarships. The holiday gallery will be open through Dec. 23. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call Geraldine Foote at 503-706-8736.

• Oregon Jewish Museum — 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. Showing Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women through Feb. 17. This exhibition of original drawings, full comic books and graphic novels presents the powerful work of artists whose intimate and complex work has influenced the world of comics over the last four decades.

Hours are Tuesday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. General admission is $6; for seniors and students it's $4. Members and children younger than 12 are admitted free. For more information, call 503-226-3600.

• Realty Trust Group — 600 A Ave., Lake Oswego. The "Home is Where the Heart Is" exhibit continues through December. This exhibit features work by 20 local artists and is a celebration of Realty Trust's relationship with Habitat for Humanity. A portion of sales made during the show will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

• Trinity Episcopal Cathedral — 147 NW 19th Ave., Portland. A holiday show and sale of Palestinian and Armenian artwork through Dec. 30. Exhibit includes embroidery, pillow covers, shawls and wall hangings, plus felt work, olive wood and weavings.

• Trios Studio — 3 Monroe Parkway, Lake Oswego. A fair trade gemstones and jewelry holiday party is set for Dec. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

• Westminster Presbyterian Church — 1624 NE Hancock, Portland. Showing the works of Lake Oswego calligrapher Cliff Mansley through Dec. 31. Exhibit includes various subjects such as scripture verses, Shakespearean quotes, a series by Martin Luther and William Stafford’s “Vespers.”

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