Attic Gallery

Holiday Group Exhibit at Attic Gallery

No gift is more personal than art: it’s a little piece of the artist’s soul, and there’s only one like it in the whole world. Attic Gallery in Camas—the well-respected and long-lived contemporary art gallery that relocated to Camas from downtown Portland—is hosting a Holiday Group Exhibit during the month of November, featuring works by scores of notable artists. The show will be on display through the end of November, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Nov. 3. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine, light refreshments, and live music by Bret Malmquist.

You’ll find new ceramic works by Terri Axness, Ann Fleming, and Natalie Warrens; acrylic paintings by Sandra Jones Campbell; clay and wood sculptures by Anna Wiancko-Chasman; pastel paintings by Susan Ogilvie; watercolor and pastel paintings by Mike Smith; and oil paintings by Liang Wei.

See works by these and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Above image: detail from “I Love Eyebrows,” by Sandra Jones Campbell

Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Attic Gallery, a showplace of contemporary art in downtown Camas, is highlighting the works of Earl Hamilton this month. Hamilton spent most of his childhood living in a small cabin in the Oregon woods with his parents Satsuko and George Hamilton, both successful artists. The family lived self-sufficiently on their secluded homestead, painting together in their cabin’s living room. Hauling water, milking goats, collecting eggs from their chickens—and without TV and radio—Hamilton learned self-sufficiency and to trust his own artistic instincts.

Hamilton studied art in high school, where he won a Scholastic Gold Key award for the State of Oregon and a National Gold Medal Scholastic Award for a competition in New York City. He won an art scholarship while studying art at Oregon State University. Hamilton also earned The Grumbacker Award for the Northwest Watercolor Society and the First Place Sweepstake Award for the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Hamilton’s paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness reflected in images such as castles, children, and animals. He layers acrylics and uses collage materials in many of his abstract works. Hamiltons’s bold and confident paintings—whether abstract or whimsical objects—are at once meditative, mystical, contemplative, and energetic.

Hamilton’s works will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 28. Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. To learn more, visit atticgallery.com.

Above image: detail from “Sifting Tides,” by Earl Hamilton

Reception for Local Artists’ Exhibit at Attic Gallery

The venerated Attic Gallery of contemporary art in downtown Camas is hosting its First Annual Local Artists Invitational Exhibit during the month of July, with an opening reception on First Friday, July 7, where you can meet most of the artists in person from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features one or more works by each of 12 local artists, including watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings by Kathy Backman, Hilarie Couture, Laura Bray, Tommer Gonser, Anna Norris, Liz Pike, Mike Smith, and Heidi Jo Curley; and porcelain, ceramics, bronze and steel sculptures by Chris Fackler-Lowery, Ann Fleming, Ted Norris, and Angela Ridgway. There will also be live demonstrations of plein air painting by Anna Norris and ceramic wheel throwing by Ted Norris.

Guests can chat with the artists about their work, their process, and their inspiration, and get an up-close look at some of the very best contemporary art in the Northwest. There will also be live music and light refreshments.

Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. To learn more, visit atticgallery.com.

Local Artists’ Exhibit at Attic Gallery

The venerated Attic Gallery of contemporary art in downtown Camas is hosting its First Annual Local Artists Invitational Exhibit during the month of July, with an opening reception on First Friday, July 7, where you can meet most of the artists in person from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit features one or more works be each of 12 local artists, including watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings by Kathy Backman, Hilarie Couture, Laura Bray, Tommer Gonser, Anna Norris, Liz Pike, Mike Smith, and Heidi Jo Curley; and porcelain, ceramics, bronze and steel sculptures by Chris Fackler-Lowery, Ann Fleming, Ted Norris, and Angela Ridgway. There will also be live demonstrations of plein air painting by Anna Norris and ceramic wheel throwing by Ted Norris.

Guests can chat with the artists about their work, their process, and their inspiration, and get an up-close look at some of the very best contemporary art in the Northwest. There will also be live music and light refreshments.

Attic Gallery is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. To learn more, visit atticgallery.com.

Above image: “Butterfly Abstract” by watercolorist Laura Bray, who lives in Camas. You can see more of her work— including pillowcases and stamp sets!—at laurabraydesigns.com, where she blogs about her artistic life. You can also find loads of Bray’s artwork on functional items like mugs, travel mugs, tote bags, stationery, and even iPhone cases at https://society6.com/laurabraydesigns.

Painting Demonstration with Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Earl Hamilton will be the featured artist at Attic Gallery in March, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, March 3. The reception is free and open to the public and includes complimentary refreshments and live music. Best of all, guests to this longtime gallery of contemporary art will have a chance to see Hamilton doing live painting demonstrations; this is a rare opportunity to see a master artist at work!

Hamilton’s unique abstract paintings on canvas are bold, colorful and powerful, expressing subtle and emotional innovative energy. He creates intriguing texture by layering acrylics and using collage materials in many of his abstract works. Some of his paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness, reflected in images such as castles, clowns, children, animals, and Chagall-like lovers. Whether abstract or whimsical, Hamilton’s work is simultaneously meditative, mystical, energetic, and bold.

See works by Hamilton and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com—or better yet, visit the gallery in person to see the vivid variety of contemporary artworks, both small and large pieces, including wall hangings, sculpture, and ceramics. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Painting Demonstration with Earl Hamilton at Attic Gallery

Earl Hamilton will be the featured artist at Attic Gallery in March, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, March 3. The reception is free and open to the public and includes complimentary refreshments and live music. Best of all, guests to this longtime gallery of contemporary art will have a chance to see Hamilton doing live painting demonstrations; this is a rare opportunity to see a master artist at work!

Hamilton’s unique abstract paintings on canvas are bold, colorful and powerful, expressing innovative and subtly emotional energy. He creates intriguing texture by layering acrylics and using collage materials in many of his abstract works. Some of his paintings are filled with a kind of whimsical lightness, reflected in images such as castles, clowns, children, animals, and Chagall-like lovers. Whether abstract or whimsical, Hamilton’s work is simultaneously meditative, mystical, energetic, and bold.

See works by Hamilton and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com—or better yet, visit the gallery in person to see the vivid variety of contemporary artworks, both small and large pieces, including wall hangings, sculpture, and ceramics. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Above image: detail from “Sunbreak” by Earl Williams

Attic Gallery Holiday Group Exhibit

No gift is more personal than art: it’s a little piece of the artist’s soul, and there’s only one like it in the whole world. Attic Gallery in Camas—the venerated contemporary art gallery that relocated from Portland about a year ago—is hosting a Holiday Group Exhibit during the month of December featuring works by scores of notable artists. The show will be held from Dec. 2-31, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 2.

You’ll find new ceramic works by Terri Axness, acrylic paintings by Earl Hamilton, wood carvings with weaving by Monica Setziol-Phillips, welded repurposed steel wall sculptures by Angela Ridgway, watercolor and pastel paintings by Mike Smith, and porcelain ceramics by Natalie Warrens.

At the reception, you’ll enjoy complimentary wine, treats, and live music by Bret Malmquist. Stick around for the Hometown Holidays tree-lighting, fireworks, and photos with Santa, all happening around the corner in downtown Camas.

See works by these and other artists on the Attic Gallery website at www.atticgallery.com. Questions? Call  360-833-9747. The gallery, which is located at 421 N.E. Cedar St., is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Above image: this Chunky Chicken Raku #186 by Terry Axness really wants to come home with you.

“Thicker Than Water” Mother/Daughter Show at Attic Gallery

Attic Gallery—the venerable gallery of contemporary art that last year relocated to Camas from Portland—will be showing “Thicker Than Water,” a special mother-daughter exhibit of works by well-known artists Marilyn Singh and Melissa Singh Cole. You can meet both artists in person at the First Friday Artist’s Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas.

For Marilyn—and Oregon native who lived for many years in Nepal and India—painting has been a joy and a lifelong pursuit, capturing the light and changing seasons in watercolor. Marilyn’s dedication to her craft inspired her daughter, Melissa, to follow a similar path. Melissa has traveled to nearly every country in the world to country, letting exotic locales and distant oceans and mountains inform her own individual style of paintings, murals, sculpture and ceramics. Melissa’s most recent exhibit was at the Marmot Art Space in Kendall Yards, Spokane.

Attic Gallery will offer complimentary wine and light refreshments at the reception, along with live music by Bret Malmquist. The “Thicker Than Blood” exhibit will last through Saturday, Oct. 29. Attic Gallery is normally open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. There is no admission fee.

Jean Schwalbe at Attic Gallery

Attic Gallery—the venerable gallery of contemporary art that recently relocated to Camas from Portland—will be featuring the works of Jean Schwalbe during the month of April. You can meet the artist in person at the First Friday Artist’s Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Schwalbe’s impressionist paintings of many Oregon views are well known for their strong and unique visions of the Oregon landscape. Attic Gallery will also exhibit a selection of Schwalbe’s masterful, jewel-toned abstract painting.

The reception on April 1 will feature complimentary wine, refreshments, and live music by Bret Malmquist. If you’re not able to make it on Friday night but would still like to meet the artist and see her works, Schwalbe will also be at the gallery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Her paintings will be on display and on sale at Attic Gallery through Saturday, April 30. For more information, visit the gallery’s website at www.atticgallery.com.

Jean Schwalbe at Attic Gallery

Attic Gallery—the venerable gallery of contemporary art that recently relocated to Camas from Portland—will be featuring the works of Jean Schwalbe during the month of April. You can meet the artist in person at the First Friday Artist’s Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at Attic Gallery, 421 N.E. Cedar St. in downtown Camas. Schwalbe’s impressionist paintings of many Oregon views are well known for their strong and unique visions of the Oregon landscape. Attic Gallery will also exhibit a selection of Schwalbe’s masterful, jewel-toned abstract painting.

The reception on April 1 will feature complimentary wine, refreshments, and live music by Bret Malmquist. If you’re not able to make it on Friday night but would still like to meet the artist and see her works, Schwalbe will also be at the gallery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. Her paintings will be on display and on sale at Attic Gallery through Saturday, April 30. For more information, visit the gallery’s website at www.atticgallery.com.

Above image: detail from one of Jean Schwalbe’s landscape paintings

Attic Gallery Grand Opening Celebration

More great art is coming to the North Bank when Attic Gallery celebrates its grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. This Portland gallery is relocating to downtown Camas at 421 N.E. Cedar, to the space formerly occupied by Studio 2911. Attic Gallery has been one of Portland’s favorite art spots since 1973, a home for vibrant, approachable contemporary art and artists. The new Camas location will be filled with giclées, high-quality posters, and fine art paintings in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media as well as sculptures in bronze, metal, clay, and wood.

North Bank art lovers are invited to attend Attic Gallery’s ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on January’s First Friday (which is actually the second Friday this month, due to the New Year’s holiday) beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8. If you miss the grand opening, no worries; the gallery highlights different artists with changing monthly exhibits, so there’s always something new to see.

Attic Gallery also offers custom framing with a full-time expert framer on site, as well as a design center with the area’s most extensive collection of frame and mat samples. To learn more, visit www.atticgallery.com or follow the gallery on Facebook.

Attic Gallery Grand Opening

More great art is coming to the North Bank when Attic Gallery celebrates its grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. This Portland gallery is relocating to downtown Camas at 421 N.E. Cedar, to the space formerly occupied by Studio 2911. Attic Gallery has been one of Portland’s favorite art spots since 1973, a home for vibrant, approachable contemporary art and artists. The new Camas location will be filled with giclées, high-quality posters, and fine art paintings in acrylics, oils, pastels, and mixed media as well as sculptures in bronze, metal, clay, and wood.

North Bank art lovers are invited to attend Attic Gallery’s ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on January’s First Friday (which is actually the second Friday this month, due to the New Year’s holiday) beginning at 5 p.m. on Jan. 8. If you miss the grand opening, no worries; the gallery highlights different artists with changing monthly exhibits, so there’s always something new to see.

Attic Gallery also offers custom framing with a full-time expert framer on site, as well as a design center with the area’s most extensive collection of frame and mat samples. To learn more, visit www.atticgallery.com or follow the gallery on Facebook.

Above image: detail from “Zebra Dreaming of Blue Mountain,” by Mike Smith, available as a poster from www.atticgallery.com.