The Oregon Landscape
An invitational, featuring:
Mark Clarke, Margaret Coe, Bets Cole, Robert Gamblin, Jodie Garrison, Heather Halpern, James Kroner, Erik Sandgren, Robert Schlegel, Humberto Gonzalez, Craig Spilman, and Karin Clarke.
Karin Clarke Gallery welcomes Spring with an invitational group show celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Oregon landscape. Twelve Northwest artists were invited to participate. Many are familiar friends of the gallery, others are new faces, and the group uses a variety of mediums.
The newer group includes: Robert Gamblin, founder of Gamblin art supplies, who brings his vibrant oil paintings to the gallery for the first time. Jodie Garrison, of the Western Oregon College art faculty, last showed her light-filled western landscapes in 2003. Washington artist James Kroner, a rising talent in the American art scene, contributes his plein-air oils. Heather Halpern, founder of Eugene’s Whitaker Printmakers, shows her newest monotypes.
The familiar faces include: Craig Spilman, retired Lane Community College teacher and master of graphite, brings his new landscape drawings. Elmira artist Bets Cole shows plein-air acrylics done in eastern Oregon. Moving farther afield, Portland artist and teacher Erik Sandgren, prolific in watercolor, oils and acrylics, is a dynamic addition to the exhibit. A gallery favorite and mixed media artist, Robert Schlegel of Banks, brings his new work. Beaverton painter Humberto Gonzalez contributes two grand scale, plein-air watercolors.
Finally, the exhibit includes work from the gallery family! Esteemed painters Mark Clarke (1935-2016) and Margaret Coe have striking paintings on display. Coe has just completed two mid-size, evocative oil paintings called The Road Less Traveled and Nocturne. Two works from the estate of Mark Clarke are exhibited. To complete the family representation, gallery owner Karin Clarke contributes two small oils of Grants Pass and Depoe Bay.
Join us to celebrate these artists and their fabulous work on First Friday, March 6, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.