Current Exhibit

COMMON GROUND:
Paintings by Kristen O’Neill
RECEPTION: Friday, June 21, 5–8pm

Moved by the transformation brought by forest fires, Kristen O’Neill created a series of landscape paintings that evoke the passion of flames, the recovery, and the beginning of the next cycle for the forest.

Artist Statement

“I started working with encaustic, to incorporate heat into my art-making process. I traveled to forest fire sites and grabbed charcoal from the forest floor. (…). I listened to lectures on fire, old-growth forests, and land management. I sought out situations where I could be the most ignorant person in the room, soaking up knowledge and asking questions.” …

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"Common Ground" Statement

Videos from Artist & Wildfire Talk

Kristen O’Neill, Burnt Stump Peek-a-Boo – Jedediah Smith, Stout Grove, Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas
Kristen O’Neill, Snags and Survivors – Kalmiopsis Wilderness, Acrylic on Canvas
Kristen O’Neill, Chetco Bar Fire – Kalmiopsis Wilderness, 2021, Acrylic on Canvas

 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibit

FRESH COLORS: An Alice Stambaugh Retrospective
June 28–August 9, 2024
RECEPTION: Friday, July 19, 5–8pm

Alice Stambaugh (1920– 2014) was a member of AMBUS, a local women’s artist collective. Alice’s watercolors and collages shared her joy and happiness. Join us in celebrating Alice’s artwork through this retrospective and sale.

About the Artist

“Alice was born in 1920 in Connecticut, majored in art at Skimore College (class of ‘42) and went to work in advertising and illustration for a Hartford jeweler.  WWII brought marriage and huge changes including a life in rural Montana and children. In the 1950’s the family moved to New Mexico where she painted landscapes in oil and worked for a photographer.

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About Alice Stambaugh
Alice Stambaugh, Another Happy Day, watercolor