Winter News

Happy Solstice!

This winter I will be instructing adult drawing, adult letterpress and two youth drawing classes at the Multnomah Arts Center. Check their catalog at multnomahartscenter.org or email me. For this school year I am also the resident art teacher for Southwest Charter K-8 School, so, um, register your child for a new school?
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Im excited to be showing the My Day book collection in it’s entirety at my old friend David’s amazing Passages Bookshop mid January till the end of February. There will be an opening Saturday, January 14th with readings from James and Chris, live drawing installation by me, booze, and hopefully wild surprises, etc. Email with questions.

MY DAY 38 out now

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I decided to focus on Portland’s very large homeless and housing crisis for MY DAY 38. After hearing my neighborhood’s resistance to a proposed homeless shelter THEN hearing our mayor’s decision to sweep the city’s Springwater Corridor of the 500 homeless campers with few alternatives for them, I was left very confused as to the ethics and function of this city. I decided to draw some of the homeless dwellings while walking from my neighborhood to Downtown Portland. Hand printed with paper relief and letterpress. 6×5″ closed. 24pages. Available at Passages Books, Reading Frenzy, and through me. All profits from this book will go to Sisters of the Road, a barter cafe working to end homelessness. sistersoftheroad.org

Summer Show!

This month and next I’ll be showing new and old work concerning the neighborhood that I live in. Over the 3 years that I’ve lived in Sellwood/Westmoreland I’ve made countless etchings, books and drawings that come from my sketchbook that I pack with me every day. I’m very happy to have this art show in my favorite neighborhood coffee shop. Shoot me an email and we can meet at RCCO for a cup of coffee. (image letterpress/linocut)Rose.

Summer!!??!!

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I can’t believe it’s already here. Over the next couple months Ill be taking time away from instructing my usual youth art camps to spend time in my own studio, HOWEVER Ill be instructing a quick Polyester Plate Lithography Workshop Saturday June 25th from 10-3pm at the Multnomah Arts Center (multnomahartscenter.org Class number: 1049032) and Beginning to Intermediate Letterpress on Saturdays from 10-1pm, July 9th to August 13th (multnomahartscenter.org Class number:1049031) Call or email with any questions!

Spring!!!

I’m in the Middle of instructing Letterpress, Children’s Drawing Classes and Adult Drawing Classes at the Multnomah Arts Center this Spring and I have an Upcoming Polyester Lithography Plate Workshop Monday, May 23d from 9:30am-2:30pm. Contact: multnomahartscenter.org. 503-865-3487. Class# 1044867. Contact me with questions.

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My Day #24. Cover: Polyester Lithograph with Letterpress on Found Paper. 2013