Coming Soon to CAVU Cellars Art Gallery!
Ivy Wreden, Slade Elbert, Tricia Harding, and Mary Kerns
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019
Ivy was raised in
Colorado but is presently living in Halfway, Oregon. Inspired by the
beauty in nature, she creates works in encaustic, pastel, mosaic, ink,
and Telamedera Fusion. An avid traveler, she sets up her art studio
wherever she travels. Ivy holds Sip and Paint Workshops and mosaic
workshops in which she finds it rewarding to see people get into their
element and connect with their artistic selves.
Slade has spent more than forty years
viewing the world through the camera lens and has learned to see the
world from a unique and much smaller perspective. He studied photography
in college and like many, he fell in love with the works of Ansel Adams,
whose work called Slade to Alaska. In 2006 he left Alaska and eventually
moved to Eastern Oregon to focus on the style of photography he wanted
to create and to write books. His desire is that viewers stop and look
more closely at the intricate details of everyday life which he displays
in his most recent work.
Tricia Harding, who has shown
many times at CAVU, says her new show will focus on simple works that
are part of a daily studio meditation practice.
Using bits and pieces of saved papers, textiles, and fibers from
other projects, and on occasion, a found object to provide depth and
interest, Tricia has created a small body of intimate works that explore
simple lines, and relationships of color and texture.
Each work creates joy when completed, just like the joy that
comes from getting together with a friend over a cup of tea.
Mary Davies Kerns has been a
professional artist for thirty two years and a cattle rancher all her
life. Her paintings are of her life. She lives on the ranch her
grandfather homesteaded in the early 1900’s, and the arid high desert of
Eastern Oregon is what Mary paints. Her paintings range in size from 3 x
4” cloudscapes to 30 x 40” panoramas of the vast desert landscapes with
huge skies. “Never stop looking at beautiful art,” she says. “We need
beauty in our lives. My beauty is here in the High Desert and I will try
my best to share it with you.”
Showing until January 25th
Pam Sharp, a professional painter for 20
years, lives and works in Kennewick, Washington. We are amazed by
her beautiful paintings and are so excited to have her show in our
“I love animals! As an artist I
try to capture the unique attitude of each animal I paint. Using
layers of thin washes to achieve depth and a palette knife to
provide texture to each piece, all work is done on 140lb Italian
watercolor paper, making each stroke a permanent commitment to the
Most pieces take a month to
complete. The soul of each animal I paint is captured in the posture
and the eye. Currently I am fascinated by the color and whimsical
nature of birds. I fall into a rhythm, when I paint, letting the
painting sing its own song. Not really focusing on methods used, but
what will convey the emotion.
Patrons are first drawn in by the
use of vibrant colors, and then the emotion of each piece I create.
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