“Safe Harbor” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller
“Honey Time” mixed media by JoAnn Pari-Mueller
“I use watercolors, pastels, marbling, collage, and/or calligraphy to put down on paper the observations I make about the colors, lines, shapes, and patterns of these natural and handcrafted items. It is my goal to have others take away some of the awe I feel when studying their intricacies.”JPM
Art Show and Sale
Fairweather House and Gallery
“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.
“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”
Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, basket maker Carol Bolster, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.
“I have always lived in the countryside and always been a collector. I was raised in farmland Wisconsin and moved to farmland Oregon in my mid-twenties, continuously amassing interesting objects of nature and hand-made textiles and crafts from around the world. Mainly I use watercolors to express my interpretations of the magnificent creatures of this planet Earth, but for this show I’ve done a bird in paper collage, a honeybee using a botanic print background, and a nest with walnut ink calligraphy (in many languages) in the background.” JPM
Art by JoAnn Pari-Mueller, pine needle dinner bells by Martha Denham, and wood compote by Tom Willing.
Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.
Grace notes about JoAnn Pari-Mueller’s art that made news…
“Just returned from the Watercolor of Oregon show in Bend (I won an award).
I am getting ready for the 50th anniversary show of the Portland Society of Calligraphy that opens Nov. 2 (I’m in charge of it).
I have a painting that won an “award of distinction” at the recent Watercolor Society of Oregon show. There were 286 submissions, 80 selected for the show, and 20 of those received awards.” JPM