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Blaine Fontana
Blaine Fontana

Blaine Fontana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Imbuing his vision with the divine symbolism of religious myths, worldly folklore and current social dynamics, his works contain a kind of shamanic exploration of meaning that recognizes the totemic quality and power of the image. With extensive experience within the design world, including working as [...]

rhiza A+D
rhiza A+D

rhiza A+D has forged a practice that has its foundations set firmly and equally in the realms of architecture and public art. Our studio reflects this stance clearly, one part shop and one part drawing space. Our members are equally suited to making as they are to planning and managing. We have extensive experience guiding [...]

AJ Fosik
AJ Fosik

“Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized fictional gods. Nameless, assigned no specific meanings or powers, beholden to no formal faith—real or contrived—Fosik’s idols are not meant to contribute to some grand theological narrative of the artist’s design. They are masterfully made beautiful objects [...]

Brin Levinson
Brin Levinson

Brin Levinson grew up in Northern Vermont and moved west in 1997. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, graduating from the character animation program in 2001. After moving to Portland Oregon, focus shifted to painting and illustration. Eventually urban landscapes became the subject of his art. A “new place” has emerged in his work [...]

Greater Than Four
Greater Than Four

We are Greater Than Four, a collective of designers who explore free of constraints. Our studio consists of rock, paper, scissors, wood, fabric and cookies. We believe in learning through making and that making makes us Greater Than. www.greaterthanfour.com

Wolf Child
Wolf Child

Wolf Child was created in 2013 by Sabrina Concertina, former owner and illustrator for graphic tee label Poppy & Moe. Sabrina started illustrating and printing out of the desire to create beautiful and wearable art tees. Inspired by music, art, and nature, she strives to translate all that is beautiful and magical in to a [...]

Jen Lobo
Jen Lobo

Born and raised along the shores of Los Angeles. Graduated from Otis College of Art & Design. Living & working in Portland, Oregon. Married with children. And animals. jenlobo.com

Souther Salazar
Souther Salazar

Souther Salazar was born in 1978 in Hayward, CA. In the early 1990s, as a teenager in rural Oakdale, Salazar made photocopied cut-and-paste mini-comics and ‘zines. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he moved to Los Angeles where he lived and worked for ten years before re-locating to Portland OR, where [...]

Scrappers
Scrappers

Scrappers I was born in the deep northern woods of Vancouver Island in Canada, but grew up in the suburban sprawl of southern California. Now I stand firmly rooted between those two extremes in Portland, Oregon. I’d rather be adventuring in the creative outdoors with my son Camper, but most of the time you’ll find me [...]

Stephanie Buer
Stephanie Buer

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie Buer has an intimate appreciation of urban desolation and a love for the once prosperous buildings that have been abandoned to time and the elements. Her works in both oil and charcoal capture with photo-like detail the layers of gritty history that accumulate as these places succumb to the [...]

Kenneth Benjamin Reed
Kenneth Benjamin Reed

Using principles of lighting and composition from classic paintings and early photography, commercial photographer Kenneth Benjamin Reed has a knack for teasing fantastic images out of any situation. He shoots studio and environmental portraiture, weddings and events, editorial/advertising assignments and a whole lot more. He’s also an energetic instructor with a passion for helping people [...]

Eugenie Fontana
Eugenie Fontana

Originally from Southern California, Eugenie has always enjoyed being in the creative world. From her first play in pre-school, being the lead singer of a band, to establishing a design studio, the arts never seem to stop calling her name. After receiving her BA in Theatre Arts from University of California, Irvine, she Co-founded a forward thinking design [...]

Eugenia Pardue
Eugenia Pardue

A professional artist for over twenty years, Eugenia Pardue has showed her work internationally and been collected by numerous corporations and individuals. Her exhibition career includes dozens of solo and group exhibitions. In 2012 Eugenia was awarded “Grand Prize” in the Center on Contemporary Art Northwest Annual in Seattle, WA, an exhibition of comprehensive survey [...]

Homeschool Snowboarding
Homeschool Snowboarding

We started this company with one goal in mind, making the best technical outerwear out there. Quality and durability are first and foremost. It has to work here in the great Northwest under some of the gnarliest conditions imaginable. From freezing fog, to waist deep pow to the good ol’ pissing rain. If it works [...]

Doug Davidovich
Doug Davidovich

My paintings involve the aesthetic, utilitarian and structural use of wood grain patterns in modern architecture, interiors, and urban industrial environments. Directly brushed to paper or panel, the faux bois forms interact with color and structure; creating stylized images influenced by mid-century and modernist designs of the fifties, sixties and seventies. Wood has a lot [...]

James Halvorson
James Halvorson

James Halvorson is a native of the High Plains region in North America. Raised in the Western Dakotas, he received his BFA in Painting from the University of South Dakota in 1998. His mixed media work integrates disparate cultural residue for ontological investigation of humanity’s acts, and its remnants as their effects persist. His process [...]

Matt Linares
Matt Linares

Originally from Southern California, Matt Linares is a pop surrealist artist currently residing in Portland, OR. Matt attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco before relocating to the Pacific Northwest with his wife in 2010.  His acrylic paintings feature sci-fi/fantasy themes and express the inescapable bond between the organic and the mechanical.  His depictions [...]

Carola Penn
Carola Penn

Carola has been painting her highly processed and textural paintings for the better part of 25 years. She received her BA from UC Berkley, and a BFA from PNCA. Her work has been exhibited all across the states. She resides and works currently in Portland, OR. http://carolapenn.com

Trish Nickell
Trish Nickell

I am an observer…views outside of a window, people, nature. The primary attraction for my compositional choices is color. I isolate details of a scene with photographs and sketches—from these my paintings begin. Nature can be a sanctuary—a place for meditation and renewal—a palette of images that may seem ordinary and often go unnoticed. As [...]

David Szafranski
David Szafranski

www.davidszafranski.com

Nicholas Knapton
Nicholas Knapton

After graduating from Portland State University in 1994 with a degree in painting, printmaking and drawing Nicholas Knapton moved to Berlin, Germany to participate in the thriving and vibrant art scene taking place in one of the world’s capitals of art. Returning in 2003 to pursue a career of painting in the Northwest lead him [...]

Nao Ceramics
Nao Ceramics

Nao has been in the North Coast Seed Builing since 1995 and has been creating original decorative ceramics, fusing glass, and painting. www.tajirinao-mylifeinamerica.blogspot.com

Camas Snakechurch
Camas Snakechurch

Born in Portland, Oregon, Camas Snakechurch is a Klamath Modoc American artist.  His Practices include painting, printmaking, illustration, scrimshaw, taxidermy, weaving, and sculpture. Camas’s work is a blend of surrealism, abstraction, dream maps, and landscape. In addition to painting the sites of Native American massacres, his landscapes and images depict the places he has seen [...]

David Cordes
David Cordes

I am a professor of organic chemistry at Pacific University, a small liberal arts college located in Forest Grove, Oregon.   While I love to teach and do research with students, I have also come to enjoy exploring chemistry and science through painting.  In these paintings, I record impressions of chemical and scientific history.  I started [...]