Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Artist: Neil M. Perry

Neil M. Perry, a co-founder of Antler Gallery, will have his work on display at Works!

Neil M. Perry is an artist and illustrator, with creative roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Neil has participated in group and solo exhibitions at galleries in Europe, the United States and Japan. Thanks largely to David Attenborough, he has been fascinated by the animal kingdom since childhood. This has driven him to develop a body of work consisting primarily of drawings and paintings that fuse wildlife and nature with elements of man-made settlements and imagined landscapes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Artist: Susannah Kelly

Susannah Kelly, one of Antler's founders, will bring her drawings and paintings to Works!

Susannah is a painter and drawer currently practicing in Portland, Oregon. She often draws on the human figure as a source of inspiration for her work. She owns and curates "antler gallery" in Portland with fellow artist, Neil M. Perry. Her work has been shown in various galleries in California, Louisiana, Italy, and Portland, most recently at the Hellion Gallery in San Diego and the Gigantic Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

Susannah is available for commission and has been known to make a joke every once in a while.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artist: Gigantic Gallery

Gigantic Gallery will have a booth at Works this year!

Gigantic Gallery focuses on interesting art and fine woodworking. They could be huge.

A few of the artists they will have on display are -

Erin Nations aka Novelty Knees: http://erinnations.com/

and Jason Edward Davis: http://jasonedwarddavis.com/

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Artist: Brett Superstar

Working with mostly re-claimed wood and found objects, Brett SuperStar creates images of birds and beasts that we are so pleased to have a Works this year.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Artist: Magnetic North

Magnetic North's artists specialize in sign painting, hand-drawn lettering and screen printed goods amonga plethora other things. We are excited to have these artists showcased at Works!

Magnetic North Studio and gallery space is located in lovely NE Portland where you can peruse the work of Mary Kate McDevitt, Fred DiMeglio, K. B. Sawyer, Lacey Van Nortwick, BT Livermore, and Man’s Face Stuff. 


Artist: Tinymeat

Who doesn't need a lazercat zippered pouch?! We love Tinymeat's awesome, yet functional vision!

If a Mr. Toast wallet doesn't make you smile, then it's hard to say what will. 

Tinymeat™ creates readymade and bespoke handgoods, housewares, and art prints. They are best known for the cheeky wallets, card cases, passport covers, and checkbook holders. 

Tinymeat has a long-standing commitment to grow our brand in an ethical manner by featuring independent artists and producing our goods in-house right here in Portland. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Artist: Emily Bates

Emily Bates will also be showing again!

About the Artist
Emily Bates, an oil painter originally from England and now residing in Portland, grew up on an estate in the English countryside. After moving to America in her late teens and obtaining her bachelor's degree in Art and Art History, she began more conscientiously incorporating her interest in the Victorian era and the English flora and fauna into her paintings.
Textural backgrounds and demure subjects are reminiscent of her childhood memories on the estate, when she would wander in the woods, hoping to catch a glimpse of a secretive fox or deer and would take refuge in the stately house, creeping around its many corridors and grand rooms, thinking of the original family that lived there in a time long-passed.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Artist: Beth Myrick

We are excited to have Beth again for this year's event!

About the Artist
Beth is a Portland based artist working mostly in aerosol.  Beth creates hand-made stencils, wood cuts and uses spray paint to create forms of animals, peoples and words, from “cutesy” images to neo-political.  She has been a very active artist in Portland for many years, sharing “spray paint love” and collaborating with many artists in the fine art, craft and graf scenes.   In a male dominated “graf” scene, Beth has emerged as one of Portland’s best “spray paint” artists, showing in salons, restaurants and galleries.
She lives, paints (a lot), and works and loves in Portland, Oregon.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Artist: Tripper Dungan

Artist Statement
 I often paint children, who in my opinion are better than most at “making believe.” At least a little imaginative thinking and daydreaming are important for one’s balanced mental health. 

My work frequents the insect world -- after all we were all once little guys seeing things from different points of view.

Clouds are very inspiring to me, with their ever changing forms and shapes -- one moment there’s a bubbly white jalopy, the next a great dane floats by wearing a top hat.

The night sky is one of my favorite subjects. Looking into space in its infiniteness conjures thoughts of the endlessness of perception and the amazing places we can go in our imaginations. This special attribute is the basis for the philosophy behind Number Star.


Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Poster by Chris Haberman

Chris Haberman of Peoples Art Portland, one of our event sponsors, has created our 2013 Works poster. We feel really special/gleeful/giddly/spoiled to benefit from his talent and support of this event.

You can get yourself an autographed poster by donating to our Kickstarter fund! 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Musician: Lost Lander

Lost Lander is headlining Works this year!
"Matt Sheehy and company have engineered one of the best Northwest records of the year in DRRT.
Sounds like: A lovelorn woodsman emerging from the forest and struggling to come to grips with this dang newfangled technology." - Williamette Week

Monday, January 28, 2013

Antler Gallery

We are thrilled to be partnering with Antler Gallery this year! Antler will be showcasing contemporary art and innovative handmade craft from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We will be highlighting a selection of the artists and craftspeople on this blog over the next few weeks! 

Antler is a tiny gallery located in the Alberta Arts District. Founded in January 2012 by co-owners Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry, the space showcases the highest caliber contemporary art and innovative handmade craft from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Monthly original art shows at the gallery rotate every Last Thursday and the store is open Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm. To find out more information and view the 2013 show schedule please visit www.antlerpdx.com or www.facebook.com/AntlerPDX.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Works 2013 - Mark Your Calendars!

We are knee-deep in preparations for the eighth annual Works extravaganza on February 22, 2013! Excited to soon be sharing the musicians and artists taking part this year.

In case you forgot how great 2012 was, here's a refresher: