Exhibitions (Group)

Summer Show Lineup

I will have portrait/figurative and abstract works in three group shows this summer, two in Finland and one in Stowe, Vermont. I don't have the promotional/opening invitations as of yet, but I thought I'd post the information so anyone traveling in these neighborhoods could have a heads-up.

Westers Garden (Puutarha) - arSboretum 11

Three of my new portrait/figurative work will be shown in the Westers Garden gallery space. The arSboretum 11 exhibition is open from June 4th to August 27th, 2011 (4.6. - 27.8.2011), and the opening evening is on June 4th 12 - 6pm. More information can be found at www.westers.fi.

Taidekeskus Salmela - Summer Exhibition (Kesänäyttelyt)

Four of my newest portrait/figurative work will be shown in the exhibition center restaurant, Ravintola Kesäheinä. The summer exhibition is open from June 11th to August 7th, 2011 (11.6. - 7.8.2011). There will be an 'information opportunity' where the exhibition artists talk about their work (and which I will be attending too)* on Tuesday June 7th at the art center. More information about times and place at www.taidekeskussalmela.fi.

AstilboidesWest Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park

Two of my abstract oil paintings and some abstract watercolors will be included in the upcoming group exhibition (the exhibition will spotlight artists Rebecca Kinkead and Adelaide Tyrol). The exhibition runs from July 9th to August 7th (9.7. - 7.8.2011). The opening reception will be on July 9th 6 - 9pm. For more information go to www.westbranchgallery.com.

*As I can only attend either the information session or the opening party, I decided to be fabulous at the opening party. Hopefully no one spills/falls into/takes a fork to my paintings during the opening party brunch, which will be at the art center's Restaurant Kesäheinä. I'll be there to defend it, either from metaphorical or edible slings and arrows.

Surprise Exhibition at Galleria 5

The Oulu Artists' Association (Oulun taiteilijaseura 63 ry) organized a group exhibition at Galleria 5 with the cooperation of Oulun Saskiat ry. The organization and realization of the exhibition was all on short notice and last-minute, so the end result was named 'Yllätys' (in English 'Surprise', which warrants an exclamation mark, in my opinion). Two representatives from Saskiat ry were the jury for the artwork selection, and at the opening on 9.3.10, a modest grant was awarded to an artist participant, Anja Kurikka. I had one painting chosen for the show (along with 25 other artists' work), and I volunteered to help with the show hanging. While we did start off with only one hammer (what gallery only has one hammer in the toolbox?), the group got the show up pretty quickly. The OTS members in charge of the hanging did a very good job juggling the art in such a way that the entire show had a pleasing visual cohesion. Not an easy thing to do with such radically different pieces!

If you happen to be in the Oulu area, drop by! Gallery hours Wed-Fri 12 - 18, Sat-Sun 12 - 16, Hallituskatu 5, Oulu.

Yllätys-näyttely / Surprise Exhibition invitation