Thursday, October 11, 2018

HAND PAINTED EARRINGS


More Apartment/Dining Room Table Art!

These are hand painted, incorporating printmaking techniques.

I love to wear them and everywhere I go, 
people ask me where they can get them.

The answer is the American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, WA 98402


REVISITING EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES


"Lightening Up"

I've always been in love with printmaking.  At Montana State University as part of my curriculum in Applied Art, I studied a number of printmaking techniques. Intaglio, Woodcut, and Linocut were some of my favorites.  Later I studied with Michi Osaka, a wonderful printmaker, who delighted in "happy accidents" on her commercial press.  We combined Japanese rice paper collage with carved linoleum block printing, relief roll, embossing, monotypes, collagraphy and direct sumi painting. We experimented with etching, aquatint, serigraphy (silk screen) and so many techniques I don't even remember. I had heart palpitations in anticipation of what was rolling off the press, which we hand cranked, by the way. Intoxicating!  But then I stopped to build a house, move, and with all the time, energy and aggravation required in getting resettled, I let it simmer for a time.  Pastel won my heart for the next 25 years with an occasional affair with printmaking.  After selling our house, going on our second year's vacation from home ownership and embracing apartment living, I'm back to the printmaking party!  I took a class in combining pastel with monotypes and fell in love all over again. And here's a sample of my newest experimental printing technique with help from the sun. I hope to do a lot more dining room table/balcony art in the future.  Life is just full of surprises and "happy accidents."

Sunday, September 30, 2018

16TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED SHOW

"Mellow Yellow"  pastel
This is the canal near the Whidbey Island Ferry.

Harbor History Museum
4121 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
10/05/2018 - 11/30/2018
Reception: 10/05/2018  6-8:00

This is a beautiful museum offering a wealth of history
from the area, as well as frequent art exhibitions, a gift shop
a restored one-room schoolhouse and more.
Come and join us for the opening 
and treat yourself to the other exhibits as well! 

NORTHWEST PASTEL SOCIETY MEMBERS SHOW

"Montana Winter Light"

This is a view from my daughter's house in Missoula, MT

Come and join us at
Evergreen Health Medical Center
12040 NE 128th ST,  Kirkland, WA 98032
10/20/2018 - 1/09/2019
Reception: 10/20/2018  1-3:00.  All are welcome!



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

32nd Annual Northwest Pastel Society International

"Maui Magic"                
This is one of my two paintings exhibited in the show.  
Pastel paintings from around the world have been juried
into this annual show of very special work on display 
5/5/2018- 6/16/2018 at the
American Art Company 
1126 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
www.americanartco.com 253-272-4327

Come and join us at the Reception
5/5/2018  2-4pm

"Maui Magic" received a Juror's Award

Monday, February 26, 2018

PASTEL TRAVELS

"Mount Rainier In Fall"  18x24

Dedicated to the medium of pastels, please join us for an exhibition of this 
popular medium depicting landscapes, animals, still life, and urban scenes.

You're invited to a gala opening on
SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1:30-3:30
IDA CULVER RAVENNA
2315 NE 65th ST, Seattle, WA 98115

Enjoy complimentary wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music 
by the Fred Hadley Trio.
Please RSVP at 206-523-7315 by March 13

This exhibition is on display until July 22, 2018

Parking is on the street and free on Sundays.






Sunday, February 4, 2018

         You are invited to an exhibition of my work, 
28 pastel paintings. 
      The museum is kindly hosting an opening.  
I’d love to see you.
                 P.S.  I’m baking Greek Baklava for the event!    
Shameless Bribe, I know.

PAT MERAS / SOLO SHOW
“LIGHT AND SHADOW’
LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS IN SOFT PASTEL
HARBOR HISTORY MUSEUM
                                    OPENING FRIDAY, FEB 16, 6-8Pm

www.harborhistorymuseum.org
4121 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor, WA 98332
253-858-6722   
SOLO EXHIBIT WILL BE ON VIEW FEB16-APR 21, 2018
EXTENDED THROUGH MOTHER'S DAY MAY 13!