Camas Gallery

Paintings by Phyllis Corwin at Camas Gallery

Phyllis Corwin will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery now through Thursday, Nov. 30. Corwin is a seasoned painter who resides in Washougal with her husband of almost 50 years. She was a belly dancer, teacher, director, and costume designer for 25 years and has been painting and teaching for over 20 years. Corwin travels the world with her palette, painting exotic animals. Famous for her subject’s striking eyes—portrayals of big cats intensely staring down prey—Corwin continues to capture amazing detail with her brush-strokes. The show at Camas Gallery also includes several beautiful bird portraits. You can see more of her art on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.corwin.

A First Friday art reception will take place at the Camas Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, with light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public, and is an excellent opportunity to meet the artist in person and see her work up close. All the paintings and prints shown in the gallery are for sale. Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Phyllis Corwin at Camas Gallery

Phyllis Corwin will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery now through Thursday, Nov. 30. Corwin is a seasoned painter who resides in Washougal with her husband of almost 50 years. She was a belly dancer, teacher, director, and costume designer for 25 years and has been painting and teaching for over 20 years. Corwin travels the world with her palette, painting exotic animals. Famous for her subject’s striking eyes—portrayals of big cats intensely staring down prey—Corwin continues to capture amazing detail with her brush-strokes. The show at Camas Gallery also includes several beautiful bird portraits. You can see more of her art on her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/phyllis.corwin.

A First Friday art reception will take place at the Camas Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, with light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public, and is an excellent opportunity to meet the artist in person and see her work up close. All the paintings and prints shown in the gallery are for sale. Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Above image: detail from original painting by Phyllis Corwin

Lois Settlemeyer at Camas Gallery

Noted photographer Lois Settlemeyer is Camas Gallery‘s featured artist through the month of October. Born and raised on a farm in Indiana where the land was flat and the neighbors were distant, Settlemeyer had ample time to explore local forests and creeks. She kept a variety of animals as pets and the family tended the garden for food. She came to photography by a circuitous route; she worked at the Dow Chemical Company for 31 years, using chemistry and mathematics to form the structured patterns of research, analysis, and technical problem solving. Upon retirement, Settlemeyer moved to the Pacific Northwest; where she was inspired by the beauty of the mountains and streams, the forests and ocean. Photography is a medium that allows her to capture the splendor in which she lives, showing details in flowers, birds, animals, insects, fruits, vegetables, the sky, the clouds, the changing seasons.

She has now achieved both national and international recognition for her photographs, winning awards and being featured in notable publications. All the paintings and prints shown in the gallery are for sale. Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 360-817.2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit Facebook.com/CamasGallery. To learn more about Lois Settlemeyer’s work, visit www.photosbylois.com.

Above image: detail from original photograph by Lois Settlemeyer.

 

Reception for Julie Olsen at Camas Gallery

Julie Olsen will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery from Friday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 30. Olsen, a pastel and oil artist, spends countless hours building up layers of pastels to create contrasting colors on the canvas. It is this meticulous layering process that produces Olsen’s stunning realism, which draws the viewer straight to the subject’s eyes. Olsen’s signature “eye-catching” feature is what brings her completed projects to life. Olsen—who worked for many years as a cake decorator before beginning a second career in the arts—studied with Phyllis Corwin, a well-known art instructor and award-winning artist in Washougal, where Olsen also resides. Olsen’s first pieces have brought her recognition among gallery owners and art collectors as well as places in local and regional shows and exhibits. Olsen’s work can be also seen on her website at www.julieolsenart.com.

A First Friday art reception will take place at the Camas Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, with light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public, and is an excellent opportunity to meet the artist in person and see her work up close. All the paintings and prints shown in the gallery are for sale. Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 360-817.2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Julie Olsen at Camas Gallery

Julie Olsen will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery from Friday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 30. Olsen, a pastel and oil artist, spends countless hours building up layers of pastels to create contrasting colors on the canvas. It is this meticulous layering process that produces Olsen’s stunning realism, which draws the viewer straight to the subject’s eyes. Olsen’s signature “eye-catching” feature is what brings her completed projects to life. Olsen—who worked for many years as a cake decorator before beginning a second career in the arts—studied with Phyllis Corwin, a well-known art instructor and award-winning artist in Washougal, where Olsen also resides. Olsen’s first pieces have brought her recognition among gallery owners and art collectors as well as places in local and regional shows and exhibits. Olsen’s work can be also seen on her website at www.julieolsenart.com.

A First Friday art reception will take place at the Camas Gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, with light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public, and is an excellent opportunity to meet the artist in person and see her work up close. All the paintings and prints shown in the gallery are for sale. Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call 360-817.2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit Facebook.com/CamasGallery.

Above image: detail from original painting by Julie Olsen, which you can see in person at Camas Gallery during the month of September

First Friday Reception for Liz Pike at Camas Gallery

Liz Pike—known for her involvement in the arts community as well as for her service as a Republican in the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 18th Legislative District—will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery for the month of August.

Pike is self-taught, and began working in oil on canvas at the age of 22. She paints en plein air (in the open air) can frequently be found in her art studio at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie. Pike is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the lush gardens at her organic farm. She is the founder of the Camas First Friday Art Walk, believing that historic downtown Camas could become a haven for artists and art galleries. In 2005, she opened the Pike Art Gallery in downtown Camas and operated the gallery for three years. Pikw paints natural landscapes, still life, and historic buildings. Her work can be found for display and sale at several outdoor art festivals and in local galleries. Details about private and group painting lessons and events can be found at LizPikeArt.com.

Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, will celebrate Pike’s exhibit with a First Friday event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 4. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call the gallery at 360-817-2415, see the gallery’s Facebook page, or visit the Camas Gallery website at www.camasgallery.com.

Art by Liz Pike at Camas Gallery

Liz Pike—known for her involvement in the arts community as well as for her service as a Republican in the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 18th Legislative District—will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery for the month of August.

Pike is self-taught, and began working in oil on canvas at the age of 22. She paints en plein air (in the open air) can frequently be found in her art studio at Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie. Pike is inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the lush gardens at her organic farm. She is the founder of the Camas First Friday Art Walk, believing that historic downtown Camas could become a haven for artists and art galleries. In 2005, she opened the Pike Art Gallery in downtown Camas and operated the gallery for three years. Pikw paints natural landscapes, still life, and historic buildings. Her work can be found for display and sale at several outdoor art festivals and in local galleries. Details about private and group painting lessons and events can be found at LizPikeArt.com.

Camas Gallery, located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas, will celebrate Pike’s exhibit with a First Friday event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 4. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call the gallery at 360-817-2415, see the gallery’s Facebook page, or visit the Camas Gallery website at www.camasgallery.com.

First Friday Reception for Rob Blackaby at Camas Gallery

The paintings of acclaimed artist Rob Blackaby will be featured at Camas Gallery during the month of July. Blackaby is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, with a professional background in commercial and fine art spanning nearly four decades. He was previously employed as an illustrator and graphic designer at Lockheed/Martin Aerospace, and he’s worked full time as a fine artist in Washington State since 1988, exhibiting in various Pacific Northwest galleries. His artwork has received many awards and his work is in corporate and private collections in the United States. Blackaby was also involved in the Lake Chelan murals program, which resulted in eleven murals in the city of Chelan, Washington.

Blackaby’s work will be on display from Saturday, July 1, until Monday, July 31. You can meet Blackaby in person at Camas Gallery’s First Friday Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7. The reception will include complimentary light refreshments and live music. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

Rob Blackaby at Camas Gallery

The paintings of acclaimed artist Rob Blackaby will be featured at Camas Gallery during the month of July. Blackaby is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, with a professional background in commercial and fine art spanning nearly four decades. He was previously employed as an illustrator and graphic designer at Lockheed/Martin Aerospace, and he’s worked full time as a fine artist in Washington State since 1988, exhibiting in various Pacific Northwest galleries. His artwork has received many awards and his work is in corporate and private collections in the United States. Blackaby was also involved in the Lake Chelan murals program, which resulted in eleven murals in the city of Chelan, Washington.

Blackaby’s work will be on display from Saturday, July 1, until Monday, July 31. You can meet Blackaby in person at Camas Gallery’s First Friday Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 7. The reception will include complimentary light refreshments and live music. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

First Friday Reception for Lillian Pitt at Camas Gallery

Don’t miss Camas Gallery‘s First Friday reception for June’s featured artist, Lillian Pitt, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

Pitt, a highly regarded artist in the Northwest, is a descendant of the Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people and draws her creativity from thousands of years of Native American history and tradition. Pitt has been awarded the Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, among with many other awards. Pitt uses the traditional characters known to her ancestors, such as Coyote, the Salmon People, and the legendary Stick Indians. Characters like She Who Watches—originally painted and carved on rock walls—can be found in Pitt’s works.

Pitt’s work will be on display until June 30. The reception will include complimentary light refreshments and live music. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

Lillian Pitt at Camas Gallery

Don’t miss Camas Gallery‘s First Friday reception for June’s featured artist, Lillian Pitt, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 2.

Pitt, a highly regarded artist in the Northwest, is a descendant of the Wasco, Yakama, and Warm Springs people and draws her creativity from thousands of years of Native American history and tradition. Pitt has been awarded the Chiles Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission, among with many other awards. Pitt uses the traditional characters known to her ancestors, such as Coyote, the Salmon People, and the legendary Stick Indians. Characters like She Who Watches—originally painted and carved on rock walls—can be found in Pitt’s works.

Pitt’s work will be on display until June 30. The reception will include complimentary light refreshments and live music. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

Katey Sandy at Camas Gallery

If you missed the Camas Gallery‘s First Friday reception for Katey Sandy on May 5, there’s still plenty of time to see and appreciate her work; she’ll be the gallery’s featured artist through May 31.

Sandy paints intuitively from the internalized inspiration of nature’s shapes, colors and textures.  She loves to experiment letting each composition unfold and change as she works.  She uses a variety of approaches and interacts with what is happening during the process. Her work is very diverse. Her finished works are not realistic renderings, but expressionistic interpretations. She enjoys creating abstractly and developing “Artistic Montage” –overlapping shapes. Her sense of design guides the creation of each painting.  She offers each piece to the viewer, hoping they will find beauty and enjoyment based on their own experiences and interpretations.

Camas Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com. You can also keep up-to-date with Camas Gallery happenings by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/camasgallery.

Above image: detail from one of Katey Sandy’s paintings, on exhibit now at Camas Gallery

Reception for Mike Smith at Camas Gallery

Mike Smith—an English teacher who transformed himself into a highly sought-after painter and sculptor—will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery from April 1-30. Smith received a degree in English Literature from the University of Portland, taught briefly, and then became committed to developing his art on a professional level. His early work was abstract, but Smith soon abandoned schools of art and developed his own unique, colorful style which has subsequently influenced other artists. His work contains worldwide themes and ideas, but the focus of his painting and sculpture remains the hill where he lives and has his studio in Camas.

In his 30 year career, he has had almost 100 solo exhibitions of his work, which includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, bronze, ceramic, and printmaking. Smith has had solo shows across the United States as well as in Europe. His work can be seen public and private collections around the world. A few of Smith’s collectors include Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ed Asner, and directors Richard Donner and Richard Carpenter.

Camas Gallery will host an opening reception for Smith on First Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is location is 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com.

Mike Smith at Camas Gallery

Mike Smith—an English teacher who transformed himself into a highly sought-after painter and sculptor—will be the featured artist at Camas Gallery from April 1-30. Smith received a degree in English Literature from the University of Portland, taught briefly, and then became committed to developing his art on a professional level. His early work was abstract, but Smith soon abandoned schools of art and developed his own unique, colorful style which has subsequently influenced other artists. His work contains worldwide themes and ideas, but the focus of his painting and sculpture remains the hill where he lives and has his studio in Camas.

In his 30 year career, he has had almost 100 solo exhibitions of his work, which includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, bronze, ceramic, and printmaking. Smith has had solo shows across the United States as well as in Europe. His work can be seen public and private collections around the world. A few of Smith’s collectors include Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ed Asner, and directors Richard Donner and Richard Carpenter.

Camas Gallery will host an opening reception for Smith on First Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is location is 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com.

Photography by Mehrdad Shojaei at Camas Gallery

Dr. Mehrdad Shojaei is the featured artist at Camas Gallery from March 1-31. Shojaei serves as a physician at local hospital and, during his time off, travels to beautiful places and stunning habitats to photograph nature’s beauty. While Shojaei enjoys his chosen field as a medical doctor, he has turned toward photography as “an exhilarating experience which completes what was missing” from his life. In fact, Shojaei would like to explore the possibility of using photography in the treatment of his medical patients. He believes the use of photography in storytelling can bring profound results in improving the health of patients—to the same degree as music, art, and the companionship of pets.

Camas Gallery will host an opening reception for Shojaei on First Friday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is location is 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com.

Photography at Camas Gallery

Dr. Mehrdad Shojaei is the featured artist at Camas Gallery from March 1-31. Shojaei serves as a physician at local hospital and, during his time off, travels to beautiful places and stunning habitats to photograph nature’s beauty. While Shojaei enjoys his chosen field as a medical doctor, he has turned toward photography as “an exhilarating experience which completes what was missing” from his life. In fact, Shojaei would like to explore the possibility of using photography in the treatment of his medical patients. He believes the use of photography in storytelling can bring profound results in improving the health of patients—to the same degree as music, art, and the companionship of pets.

Camas Gallery will host an opening reception for Shojaei on First Friday, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Camas Gallery is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is location is 408 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. For more information, call 360-817-2415, e-mail art@camasgallery.com, or visit www.camasgallery.com.

Above image: photograph by Dr. Mehrdad Shojaei

Glassworks by Vicki Green at Camas Gallery; First Friday reception

The beautiful, fluid, vividly colorful and contemporary glasswork of Vicki Green will be on display at Camas Gallery through the month of February. Green’s glasswork started with stained glass over 35 years ago after taking a class at a local studio. In 2004, she traveled to Italy and—after watching glass masters create spectacular art and visiting fabulous glass galleries—she returned and learned the art of kiln-formed glass, also called fused glass. Her work consists of functional pieces, display pieces, and a collection of whimsical yard art. Green’s work is continually evolving and often expresses her interpretation of natural elements, life experiences, and textiles.

Camas Gallery will have a First Friday reception for Green from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. Camas Gallery, which is located in downtown Camas at 408 N.E. 4th Ave., is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.camasgallery.com or “like” the gallery on Facebook.

Glasswork by Vicki Green at Camas Gallery

plattervickigreenThe beautiful, fluid, vividly colorful and contemporary glasswork of Vicki Green will be on display at Camas Gallery through the month of February. Green’s glasswork started with stained glass over 35 years ago after taking a class at a local studio. In 2004, she traveled to Italy and—after watching glass masters create spectacular art and visiting fabulous glass galleries—she returned and learned the art of kiln-formed glass, also called fused glass. Her work consists of functional pieces, display pieces, and a collection of whimsical yard art. Green’s work is continually evolving and often expresses her interpretation of natural elements, life experiences, and textiles.

Camas Gallery will have a First Friday reception for Green from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. Camas Gallery, which is located in downtown Camas at 408 N.E. 4th Ave., is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.camasgallery.com or “like” the gallery on Facebook.

Above images: blue bowl and red platter, both by Vicki Green

Reception for Matt Gibson at Camas Gallery

You’ll get more than a penny for your thoughts at Camas Gallery this January, with the beautiful and painstakingly sculpted “pennyfish” by Matt Gibson, created using a combination of bright copper pennies, wood, and metallic paints. Gibson—whose work will be featured at the gallery through Jan. 31—draws inspiration from his love for nature and his admiration for the way that all life is interdependent. The idea for Gibson’s pennyfish was spawned (if you’ll pardon the pun) by his interest in the way that local rivers and fish support each other. His use of pennies and other reflective material gives his fish the illusion of movement in a three-dimensional world. His work echoes the beauty that lies beneath the river, drawing the viewer into an underwater world.

Camas Gallery will have a First Friday reception for Gibson from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. Camas Gallery, which is located in downtown Camas at 408 N.E. 4th Ave., is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.camasgallery.com or “like” the gallery on Facebook.

Pennyfish at Camas Gallery

You’ll get more than a penny for your thoughts at Camas Gallery this January, with the beautiful and painstakingly sculpted “pennyfish” by Matt Gibson, created using a combination of bright copper pennies, wood, and metallic paints. Gibson—whose work will be featured at the gallery through Jan. 31—draws inspiration from his love for nature and his admiration for the way that all life is interdependent. The idea for Gibson’s pennyfish was spawned (if you’ll pardon the pun) by his interest in the way that local rivers and fish support each other. His use of pennies and other reflective material gives his fish the illusion of movement in a three-dimensional world. His work echoes the beauty that lies beneath the river, drawing the viewer into an underwater world.

Camas Gallery will have a First Friday reception for Gibson from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Complimentary light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. Camas Gallery, which is located in downtown Camas at 408 N.E. 4th Ave., is normally open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, visit www.camasgallery.com or “like” the gallery on Facebook.

Above image: detail of one of Gibson’s pennyfish.