I have two shows coming up: Celebration of Creativity and Nature Perceived.

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”

-Ansel Adams

Celebration of Creativity – March 1 – 4, 2018

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Celebration of Creativity. This showcase of local and regional artists is held at Southminster Presbyterian Church: 12250 SW Denney Rd., Beaverton, OR 97008. Especially noteworthy: the show features more than 80 established and emerging Northwest artists.

Click here for a video preview of some of the work I’ll have featured and a peek at my nice clean studio!

I’ll be there as the show opens with a First Look Gala from 7-9 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. $10 at the door includes hors d’oeuvres and music by pianist Matthew Thompson-Aue. I hope to see you there! All other times are free admission.

Friday, March 2, 10 am – 5 pm Exhibit and Sale – 7-9 pm Meet the Artists

Saturday, March 3, 10-5 Exhibit and sale

Sunday, March 4, 10-11 am – Worship in the Art Gallery – 11:30 – 3:00 Exhibit & Sale

Nature Perceived – February 23 – March 30, 2018

Randall David Tipton, Ruth Armitage & Don Gray

Nature Perceived Postcard

229 SW G Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526 – 541-479-3290 – www.gpmuseum.com

I am thrilled to be included with these two master artists for this show. Each of us brings our own sensibilities to our interpretation of the landscape. We are good friends, too, which helps! We all plan to be at the Artist’s Reception: Friday, March 2, 5-9 pm. I hope you can join us, and if you’re in the area, spread the word!

Renewed Goals

One thing getting these two shows together has shown me is that I have a lot of available work. While I sent 12 award-winning pieces to Grants Pass for Nature Perceived, I still have lots of work for the Celebration of Creativity. My flat file is getting full of work that is ready to frame, including a painting that was just accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon Spring show in Florence, coming up in April.

This tells me that I probably need to focus more on sales, because the work doesn’t do anyone much good when it is all alone in my studio. It needs viewers to enjoy it – and furthermore, I need to make room for more paintings! Now I have a renewed goal of getting more work listed for sale online.

If you already own one of my paintings, I’ll be offering a special birthday sale just for collectors in April. That’s one way to use your tax refund! Watch this space for details, and look around your home for empty walls or places that could use a refresh.




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