Upcoming Events and Current News at Butters Gallery!

Join Butters Gallery, Ltd for a fantastic Summer and Fall filled with dynamic exhibitions!

July 5-28: Silvia Poloto

Cream and Coal #2, 2008
Painting mixed media on canvas
48 x 60 inch

Just after finishing up a huge solo exhibition at the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, CA, Brazilian-born Poloto began working on a fresh new body of work for her second Butters Gallery solo show. A group of very tall vertical panel works will be part of the amazing collection that is in the works for this exhibition, entitled Flowers Blossoming.

July also brings the introduction of  the newest  stunning glass works by Paul Cunningham, whose work was included in the recent exhibition King Street Concentric, curated by Benjamin Moore. His newest works are more monumental and the gallery will have examples from the two newest series: Modelli and Barca.

August 2- September 1:  The Butters Gallery, Ltd 24th Anniversary Group Exhibition
An annual dynamic display of a selection of works by gallery represented artists.

Solar Riddle 4, 2010
Painting encaustic, monotype & oil on panel
12 x 12 inches

September 5- 29: Elise Wagner

In addition to working on her much anticipated exhibition at the gallery, Wagner has been very busy. She will be a panelist at the 6th International Encaustic Conference in Cape Cod Provincetown in June where her work will  be in three group shows  will have a catalog signing event. She was nominated in all four categories for the la Vendeene Award for artists working in encaustic. She  is the subject  of a feature story in BePortland.com, and she will be the featured artist of the Portland Piano International Summer Festival at the World Forestry Center in July.


Full Circle Installation photo 2011

Ming Fay just put the finishing touches on a huge installation, Canutopia, which runs as a solo exhibition through February 2012 at the East Gallery of the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts, at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. The show has a great write-up in the May 18 issue of The New York Times.

Jeff Fontaine will be having a solo show at Friesen Abmeyer Fine Art in Seattle for the month of July, with an opening reception July 5th. Fontaine recently finished two very ambitious and prestigious private commissions.

Pretty Mess With Words #021, 2011
Painting egg tempera and graphite on panel
10 x 7.5 inches

Dorothy Goode was recently honored as her piece, “Paintings I wrote on in 2009, No. 17” was featured in the live auction of the annual Cascade AIDS Project Art Event, curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, curator of Northwest art at the Portland Art Museum. Additionally, she has been nominated for the preliminary round of consideration in the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. Currently Goode develops a new body of work for her October show at Butters Gallery entitled Other People’s Secrets, an investigation into the relationship between gesture and words. For the first time, she is using iridescent, metallic, and interference pigments , which impart an ethereal sheen to the paintings and make them appear to change color as the viewer looks at them from different angles. The works are hyper-energetic and more boldly colorful than ever.

Game Board, 2010
Painting encaustic on panel
24 x 24 inches
$ 1,400.00

In addition to working on a bold, fresh new body of work for our show scheduled at Butters Gallery in October, Andrea Schwartz-Felt’s work was published in Art on the Hill, documenting the collection of the Oregon Health Sciences University, as well as with an Honorable Mention in the catalog in the annual Cascade AIDS Project Art Event curated by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum. Schwartz-Felt’s work was also recently awarded First Prize in the International Encaustic Art exhibition.

Betsy Wolfson has nearly completed an elaborate multi-faceted public art project involving several spaces in the new Health and Wellness Center at Lane Community College In Eugene, Oregon.

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