Oregon’s Painted History — Update

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Oregon’s Painted History: Oregon’s hidden past revealed through historic surrealist paintings

Opening reception: August 1, 2014, 6-8 pm
Location: Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Ave, Portland, 503-231-7264

I know that of lot of you are asking about my grant project… so here goes: I am painting furiously to complete it for the August 1st show and so far I am extremely pleased with how it is developing.

Despite the stress I have felt during this process, I am benefiting in amazing ways that I had not predicted. For one, I am finding my concepting skills improving as I find clever ways to address and illustrate issues using metaphor and symbolism. Another surprise is seeing a gradual improvement in my technical skills as I am painting more hours per week than I am accustomed to. And I get to paint faces and people from a past era — my favorite thing in the world!

I do have postcards for the show — email me with your mailing address if you would like one mailed to you (annamagruder@hotmail.com).

An additional showing of the paintings will be in November-December 2014 at the Portland Center for Performing Arts lobby.

Funded in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council

ARTIST TALKS:

August 9, 2-4pm
Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Join us for an artist talk and Q&A and learn more about Oregon’s seedy history. I will speak about my historic realism works on display. I will be joined by Portland historian JD Chandler, author of Hidden History of Portland and Murder and Mayhem in Portland, Oregon.

September 13, 2-3pm
Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Join me for an artist talk and Q&A. I will speak about my historic surrealism works on display in the gallery. Learn more about my artistic process and techniques as well as getting a glimpse of Oregon’s seedy history.

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