Small Works - December 1st - January 4th

Small format pieces inspired by the California coast, Nice France, and the Northwest!  Shyama, Annie, and Carolyn will be displaying new work for the holidays. Join us for the opening reception on First Thursday December 7th, 2016 from 6-9pm.

NICE, FRANCE 2017 - Paintings from my balcony
Gouache on paper by Annie Meyer

SMALL WORKS 2017
Mixed media on panel by Carolyn Cole

SANTA CRUZ, CA. 2017 - Cypress Trees
Tinted scratchboard by Shyama Helin

Welcome Carolyn Cole

Annie Meyer Gallery is pleased to announce that Portland artist Carolyn Cole has joined the gallery.  Join us for her opening receptions July 5th and 6th from 5-8pm.

As an artist with work shown in five galleries nationwide, Cole's paintings are regarded by peers and collectors alike as a quintessential example of providing access to abstract and contemporary art. Seasoned and novice collectors appreciate Cole's versatile, vibrant paintings.

Cole is recognized for application of color and her distinctive artistic process of incorporating multiple layers of acrylic paint, pencil, charcoal and collaged papers. One signature trait includes use of handwritten letters, pages from old books, and recycled envelopes; these become collage elements for texture beneath painted surfaces.

Cole states, "I love to create surfaces that are visually intriguing and mysterious, with expressive colors and shapes. By building layers of paint and collage, the paintings become infused with a cultural history, at the same time allowing the viewer to create their own personal history. 

For more information about Carolyn visit https://carolyncoleart.com

Ron Campbell: Beatles Yellow Submarine Animator & Beatles Saturday Morning TV Cartoon Series Director

Meet Ron Campbell and watch him work!
Friday, March 31st – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 1st – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 2nd – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine Animator & Beatles Saturday Morning TV Cartoon Series Director will appear live, painting, exhibiting & talking cartoons beginning March 31st. Campbell will also be exhibiting artwork featuring other beloved cartoon characters that encompass his 50-year career in Children’s Television such as Scooby Doo, the Smurfs, Rugrats, Winnie the Pooh, Flintstones, Jetsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & more.  All works are available for purchase.

Contemporary Figurations

March 22-25th
Artist's reception Friday, March 24th, 5-9pm

In conjunction with the 51st annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference titled "Future Flux", The Annie Meyer Gallery will be featuring figurative ceramic works from artists Angel DiCosola, Rob KolhouseLisa Merida-PaytesMarsha Karagheusian, Carrie Pate, and Kristine Poole.

These works were inspired by a summer residency entitled "Special Studio: Exploring the Figure with a Live Model", at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and will be on display from March 22nd through March 25th, 2017.

Small Works: December 1st

Small format pieces inspired by the Northwest as well as travels to France, Shyama and Annie will be displaying new work for the holidays.  Join us for the opening reception on First Thursday December 1, 2016 from 6-9pm. 


NICE, FRANCE 2016 
Gouache on paper by Annie Meyer

BLACK & WHITE
Scratchboard by Shyama Helin
 

Guest Artist Char Breshgold

Opening receptions with the artist Wednesday August 3rd 6-9pm and Thursday August 4th 6-9pm.
 

"Red Bathing Suit" 20x19 - acrylic on paper

Join us to celebrate Char's new body of work titled " Red Bathing Suit Series - float, sink, or swim".

About the work Char writes: “This series of paintings came to life after my mother’s death in early 2015. Packing up her apartment I began going through old photo albums and looking at familiar black and white childhood photos in a different way.

In an age when we all have multiple photos viewed instantly and documenting every moment in our lives, this was different. The moment was captured, you got what you got- whether the subject was smiling or 1/2 out of the frame. I began working with these images that evoked the complexities of family relationships, not just visions of a happier, nostalgic past. Layering paint, I worked with colors and textures that set the mood of a different time. I wanted to create paintings that show beauty, fun, some mystery and just a touch of irony”.

 

SUMMER ART SALE - 25% OFF

Saturday to Saturday - beginning July 23rd

Saturday to Saturday - beginning July 23rd - everything is 25% off!  The sale begins at studio 2507 during the Clinton Street fair this Saturday, July 23rd and culminates at the Annie Meyer Gallery the following Saturday. Everything will be on sale for the entire week.  Annie Meyer’s framed and unframed work as well as Shyama’s paintings, large and small.

 

Welcome to SGCI Print Maker Conference Attendees

In conjunction with the international Southern Graphics Council printmaking conference Flux: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow 2016, The Annie Meyer Gallery will be featuring monotype prints of Eastern Oregon.  

Annie Meyer, a member of Print Art Northwest and a well known artist in the Portland area for over 25 years will have her work on display throughout the month of March and will be an active participant in the Pearl Gallery Tour on March 31st.

In addition, her studio in South East Portland, will be open for studio tours on Friday evening, April 1st.  Located in the heart of the Clinton district, she will displaying her 84" x 44"  Takach press as well as her work.


Shyama Helin

"Migrations"

paintings by Portland-based artist, Shyama Helin.  Opening reception Thursday, September 3rd from 6-9 pm.

Shyama's natural and moody paintings blend figurative and abstract elements, and reflect our spiritual and emotional connection to the environment. Surface textures, paint washes, charcoal and cracking techniques help illustrate nature’s fragility, and give each piece a unique, organic and contemporary style.

Shyama, pronounced “Shaw-ma,” grew up finding her own way of doing things. An only child, raised in Ananda Village, a spiritual commune outside Nevada City, California, she learned both to entertain herself and to play with the other kids in the community. It was isolated, woodsy, and without electricity or telephones and she often found herself sketching under the comforting canopy of the forest.  Without the influence of TV and pop culture, she and her friends made their own fun and built life long connections to nature. Her parents and the community recognized Shyama’s artistic talent by the time she was in kindergarten, and she was always encouraged in that direction following an artistic path through to college and beyond.

Her latest "Migrations" painting series, created over the last six months, explores movement from one part of something to another. This concept, while expressed so beautifully by birds in nature, has many parallels to her personal life as an artist – seasonally moving back and forth between working as a full time artist and working in the marketing industry.

Visit ARTISTS see more of Shyama's work available at the gallery.

Paintings will be on display from August 27th - October 15th.

Annie's Super Art SALE! August 1st -26th

There is so much art we can't see around it!  Help us clear the air, start fresh, and make room for new and exciting work.  Starting August 1st, all of Annie's work will be on sale.  Ranging from her largest pieces to her smallest.  Framed and unframed artwork - everything will be marked down 30% -50% from it's original price.   Come visit the gallery to see what is available.