Aurora Arts members in action

— Mary Weil’s first-ever show (“Time and Place”) of her pastel paintings — Chehalem Cultural Center at 415 E. Sheridan in Newberg. The opening is Friday evening 5-9 and the shows runs until March 5. — Jude Welter’s “Christmas at … Continue reading

Aurora Arts in Canby

Several Aurora Arts members are also members of the Canby Arts Association and take part in that group’s Art in Business program, displaying their work in various Canby businesses throughout the year. As you shop, look for paintings by Gordon … Continue reading

Ginny Stevens WSO

Congratulations to Colony Days art show ribbon-winner Ginny Stevens, who has obtained the respected status of “Active Membership” in the Watercolor Society of Oregon. This status requires the submission of 3 paintings that are judged on technique, composition and artistic … Continue reading

New watercolor prize awarded

Updating the August 23 and July 20 posts about plein air painting at the Museum during Aurora Colony Days … The Museum asked to display 3 paintings from this day — the Steinbach Log Cabin — at the 48th annual … Continue reading

And a good time was had by all

Numbers tell some of the story of the 2015 Aurora Colony Days Art Show.  55 artists from 18 locales submitting175 works of art.  There were 42 watercolor paintings — 25 acrylics — 25 oils — 23 photographs — 60 mixed … Continue reading

Wait, wait — there’s more!

This updates the August 21 post about Urban Sketchers in Aurora — More feedback from Urban Sketchers Portland from the August 8 Colony Days visit! Including the words ” … residents of Aurora were very kind to us while … Continue reading

Watercolor painting at the Museum

These photos update the July 20 post about watercolor painting “en plein air” at the Museum on the Saturday of Colony Days, August 8.  All involved had a wonderful time — beautiful paintings — look for this to become an … Continue reading

Urban Sketchers Portland came to Aurora!

6 members of Urban Sketchers Portland accepted my invitation to come to Aurora on Saturday 8/8 during Colony Days. Usually this group (part of an international movement) sticks to Portland venues (“urban,” you see) for their weekly outings, but I … Continue reading

Best of Show — 2015

The judge awarded “Best of Show” to Michael Muldoon of Lake Oswego for his oil painting “Valley Glow”. … Continue reading

Townsend Award — 2015

Winner of the Townsend Award for Student Art — presented for the first time this year, and intended to be an annual award — was Alaina Fidanzo of Aurora for her mixed-media painting “The Fantasy Flower”.  The award honors Larry … Continue reading