Arts Walk Tonight January 18th

The January Artwalk is tonight. We’ll be open at my new location at Evil Eye Studios – 460 SW Madison Ave, Suite #7.

We invite you to drop by and visit, see what our artists are up to!

 

 

I will be setting up for the Artists Studio Clearance Sale – AKA Artist Garage Sale. Score early deals on original paintings, prints, coloring books and used/reusable canvases!

Help me make way for the new, and score some excellent deals!

Here’s a peek at some of the deals I’ll have for you.   

  • Original paintings: most 50% OFF ($10-$450)

  • Prints up to 50% off ($7.50 to $45)

  • Artists Coloring books- EACH $5

  • Individual Coloring Pages- $1 each!

See the Dragons Before They are Gone!

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WHEN:  June 1 – June 30, 2017

TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, plus during evening and weekend performances

LOCATION: Antoinette Hatfield Hall – Portland5

ADMISSION IS FREE

I invite you to visit the show, and take in all of the amazing work! Its stunning the way artists of different mediums have approached and captured the theme of the gorgeous Dragon Boats.

See more on their facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pg/DragonBoatArtShow

Heres a peak at many, many more pieces – ALL are for Sale, in downtown Portland, Antoinette Hatfield Hall – Portland5.

You can find details here: http://www.rosefestival.org/event/dragon-boat-art-show

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Art Show, Portland, Porland5, Downtown art, Oregon Artist, Rachel Urista, Dragon boat, Dragon Art, Fantasy Art, Mixed media art, Corvallis Artist

Art Show, Portland, Porland5, Downtown art, Oregon Artist, Rachel Urista, Dragon boat, Dragon Art, Fantasy Art, Mixed media art, Corvallis Artist

 

At least a year ago I saw the Dragon boat art show on facebook through friends. It looked amazing! I had missed any deadline to apply but fell in love with the theme and became fascinated with the boats too! Fast forward a year and I see the Dragon Boat Art show pop up again…but this time, the deadline is just a few days away- I thought, Darn! close but no cigar! I’ll have to wait till next year- but then– the deadline was extended- I had another shot at it! I wasted no time and got right to work.

YES! I jumped right in. I knew I saw the dragon and I DID.First dragon (really!) even though I love myth and magic and have been exposed to them all my life.

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As the painting progressed, the dragon grew gnarly and powerful…

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Early stages

 

I decided to hand build the frame. I did a float mount- and a nice black lacquer molding- about 1 3/4″ thick. I turned out great! I can’t wait to keep building out frames for my work- it felt so polished and finished. Heres a look…

Finished and framed!

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On Display at Art Department, Inc


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Do you  know about  Art Department Inc, in Salem, Oregon? If not, you should! 😀 This is my favorite art supply store in Salem, and now I work a bit dangerously close to it (just down the street!) It puts me in proximity to some fanstastic supplies, fellow artists, and also, art classes too!

Chalk pastels, oil pastels, sold by the pack or individually, colored pencils, markers and an awesome selection of my favorite FW Inks! Great assortment of professional acrylic paint colors…Great calligraphy tips and vast array of decorative papers….oh, also wood cradled boards, and other cool tools for artist like spatulas and tons of encaustic materials. In short, everything you could want, for whatever little niche or mixed media fetish you have! 

This store is great at supporting the local arts. They showcase an artists work on their walls each month, and for the month of February, I’ve been fortunate to have over 20 pieces of my work on display up at the shop. I think they did an EXCELLENT job at hanging the work! 

The show is up until Feb 26th. Salem peeps, friends and artists, take some time to drop by the store, check out the art, and browse some excellent supplies too.

I hope I’ve given you several good reasons to stop in at this awesome art store!

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My little Spring Fox….how cute that they set it up on the counter… and some of my paintings on the wall above…

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A wider view of the paintings… I’m always surprised at seeing my work all together- I usually see it in the studio, in groupings as I work… it is nice to pause and look up! 😀

Here are more shots of the store and more of my pieces on the wall.

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Do you see that Sumi-E brush? Oh my gosh, I’d LOVE that- it has to be 36″ long!

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Collaboration Energy

It started with this: Three artists paint prayers for the strength of another…

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Three artists- Bill Shumway, Paige Shumway and I in a group at Pegasus Art Gallery, April 2016. My pieces are the two tall totem like ones, and the green one below the portrait Bill did of fellow artist Rick Bartow.

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The collaborative potential was there, so we set a date and laid out some paint up at my studio downtown. Sometimes we worked all together in a few hours, and other pieces we took home and worked on individually, taking turns with each one until we felt they were complete. Below are some shots of the work.

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There is really nothing like collaborative painting. There is a certain energy, a meeting of the minds…a dance…. For the first piece, our only guideline was to work from the sketches we’d all done at the memorial. We gave eachother permission to paint over one anothers work, unless we stated otherwise. If you want to learn yourself really quick- do a collab- it will clear up who you are immediatly. We worked well together – with ease and delight.

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Currently, most of these pieces are on display at OSU, Along with many other collaborations and some of our individual work:
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Bill Shumway and Don Ferguson
with Raymond Hunter, Edith Wolfe, Kevin Clark, Paige Shumway, Rachel Urista, and Brizz Meddings

The show is up until the end of December 28th at the Center for Humanities OSU, Autzen House Gallery from 4-6. The gallery is at 811 SW Jefferson Avenue is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 to 4. This show will carry on to the Benton Historical Socitey in January, 2017.

 

 

 

When Mirrors Chase Sky • Mini Abstract Paintings

 

Its just around the corner- Another Artwalk!  For Julys art walk, here at my downtown studio, I’ll be featuring my small paintings from  “When Mirrors Chase Sky” Series. Stroll in and view small paintings packed full of intense color, expressive line work and writing. Experience these small abstract paintings up close and personal.

Hope to see you there!

We are located at: 340 SW 2nd St Studio #12 (Above Corvallis Cyclery)  4-8pm

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A look in my home studio-its getting full in here!

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Walk the CAW and celebrate the arts in Corvallis! July 21st, 2016 4-8pm

Locations and Show:
ArtWorks (CEI) | 4-8pm | Larry Hurst, What He Sees
Brittney West Studio | 4-9pm | ABSURD ACTIVIST ARTWORK
Fairbanks Gallery | 4-8pm | OSU Art Faculty Exhibit
Karen Wysopal Studio | 4-8pm | New Works
Laurel Thompson & Rachel Urista Studio | 4-8pm | When Mirrors Chase Sky Series
Living Room Gallery | 4-8pm | Long Distance
Majestic Theatre | 5-8pm | ART•BORETUM
Pegasus / Azure / Old World Deli | 4-8pm | Window on Art 2016
Studio Beatrice | 4-7pm | Porcelain Pottery
Studio262 | 4-9pm | The NeverEnding Story
The Arts Center | 4-8pm | Imagine artist reception
Voices Gallery | 4-8pm | RED

Local Holiday Art Show

Local Holiday Show at Studio262 Opens this Tuesday!
Last year it was jammed packed of hand crafted arts and gifts. Can’t wait to see it this year! Amazing selection of gifts for the holidays. I’ll have a few new pieces there too, which I’ve posted below.

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TheGlance_RachelUrista_2015Wide Eyed, 16×24 Mixed media, $350 Available at Studio262

 

BearDreaming_RachelUrista2015Bear Dreaming, 12×12 Mixed media, $150 Available at Studio262

Rick Bartow @ OSU

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So this happened a few weeks ago at Oregon State University’s event for Indigenous People’s Day. Beautiful ceremony and prayers… I got to meet my an artist I truly admire, Rick Bartow… What an amazing artist and powerful collection of art.

The show is up at Kidder Hall until Dec 18th. If you’ve not seen his work before, I highly recommend you drop in. The work is raw, moving and sometimes layered. I always learn so much when viewing Bartows pieces. Check out Froelick Gallerys Page to see more of this artists work. I am looking forward to visiting again to soak in the work at a slower pace.

Feeling so fortunate for everyone’s presence that day.

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..And, I’ll leave you with a few goofy pics to prove I was really there! I’m usually the one with the camera, as a result, I’m not in many pictures at events. 🙂

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Dreamers Shield and more – New Work on Display

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The dreamers shield. You began as a prayer. In the darkness I ask and you are the answer. But before this you were parts and particles floating around and stuck to the tip of my brush. I dream my paintings, and paint my dreams. Catch me in the darkness. Listen. Your teachers are with you always. This is how I honor you.

~Dedicated in memory of G. K. and all my teachers past, present, future~

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Lost drum circles. We arrive at the canvas. Heron, your tall majestic stance is fleeting. In the dark stumbling around grasping for a broken rope. Canoe to carry us with a weeping moon. Let go. Drift down dark rivers.

Dance. Our lost drum circle. Stamp our feet around the fire. In the dark we begin to rise. Lost brother lost sister we drum each other home. Renewal power and grace. Fierce commitment. What say you? Listen, watch the movement of each feather.

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I am honored to have these pieces displayed at Pegasus Art Gallery in downtown Corvallis as part of Nov/Decembers ‘Moveable Feast of Art’ this November and December. 

An Art-filled Week Ahead

I have a very art-filled week ahead! I’d like to invite you to the opening of Studio262 in downtown Corvallis this Friday evening. Come out to see original art from the Temporary Artists Guild and support the newest art gallery Corvallis!

The following morning, I will be doing another round of the Nature based Art Journaling at the NEW Workshop space at Studio262! The cost is only $25. You can sign up online simply by clicking on any of the images below.  Email me for your materials list (rachelurista@gmail.com)  You can see more of my nature based art journaling  here. We had a blast at the last nature journaling class and I am looking forward to this one!

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Hope to see you this week! Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

Until then, stay inspired and happy painting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journeys • Mixed Media Paintings At Stash

Creating my art begins with an experience, emotion, and inspiration and travels onward from there. Layer upon layer, the destination comes closer until the journey is complete.

Below is a selection of my mixed media pieces now on display and for sale at Stash in Corvallis, Oregon. March to the end of April. For information on each piece, email me at rachelurista@gmail.com or contact Stash in Corvallis.

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Stand Tall_RachelUristaStand Tall, 12×48, Mixed Media

Spring Buzz • Art Workshops and Art Shows!

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We’ll play with pastels, spray inks, ink pens, and black gesso! We’ll have moments of fast movement and calm as we work to create layers of meaning with simple but unique mix of materials!  Come out to play!!

Saturday, March 8th at 11am at Imagine Coffee in Corvallis. Email me at rachelurista@gmail.com to hold your seat!

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Secondly, I am happy to announce a new art show at Stash Local in Corvallis, featuring my mixed media paintings and original art journal pages!  Come by and see the show, featuring a wide variety of sizes and price ranges for sale. On display until the end of April. Two full months to stop in and see my work in person. Thank you for your support!

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Coffee and Art = Happiness


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Drop by Circle St. Beanery in Corvallis, Oregon to see my original Art Journal pages on display through January. ~Thank you for your support!~

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