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

Lucky raffle winners

Adding to the fun at the Aurora Colony Days Art Show (and many more details to come!) were raffles for Ron van Kleef’s giclee “Walking in the Rain” — won by Irene Winters of Lake Oswego — and for Julene … Continue reading

People’s Choice — 2015

The “People’s Choice” award went to Melvin McRobert of Tigard for his oil painting “Red Barn”. … Continue reading

New art show feature

In a first for the Colony Days Art Show, we will be showcasing what is actually a very long-standing artists’ practice — painting out-of-doors (“en plein air”).  We hope to make this an annual feature. Many artists work only in … Continue reading

Take a chance on a Ron van Kleef giclee

Feature artist Ron van Kleef has generously donated a giclee copy of his beautiful original painting “Walking in the Rain” (the header and background images on this website are from that painting) to be raffled off at the Friday night … Continue reading