June 7th, 2011
In April 2011 I received a commission for 3 panels based on my CA Transplant series “The Feast Before Us” and “Streptopus roseus”. And yesterday I finished it! Here they are beginning with the left panel (columbine),
part of Going Back to Cali triptych
Going Back to Cali (Dicentra) - central panel
and the right panel (Streptopus roseus)
Going Back to Cali (Streptopus roseus) - right panel
: In this commissioned work, I wanted to create new work that would be seen as a seamless continuation of the CA Transplant series. I feel I have succeeded and I am very very pleased with the outcome!
May 14th, 2011
The Gallery talk on May 7, 2011 went very well.
As soon as I get the talk off my digital camera, I will upload it here for your viewing pleasure!
But for now here is a picture of me with the dress that I wore at the talk. Enjoy! And thank you to Ruth Waddy for sewing the concentra pieces together for my fabulous dress!
May 2nd, 2011
Well, the show has been hung, prices and labels are being corrected. I was worried about the large installation (Contour lines, targets and growth rings) but thanks to the crack installation crew it went up easily and painlessly!
Come to the Opening on First Thursday May 5, 2011 from 6-9pm at Blackfish Gallery 420 NW 9th, Portland, OR! And if you can’t make it to the Opening, I’ll be giving an artist talk about the work on Saturday May 7 from 1-2pm. Hope to see you there!
Here is another sample of 1 of the 56 pieces that make up, “Contour lines, targets and growth rings.”
fabric and mixed media
March 20th, 2011
I will be teaching a screenprinting with Monotype workshop at Atelier Meridian on Sunday, March 27 from 10am - 5pm.
In this class you will learn the basics of photo screenprinting by printing on paper and exploring the use of mixed media. We can also print on fabric, so feel free to bring your own T-shirts! Any image or drawing on mylar can be used, or copy some clip art. Students will experiment with color by combining monotype elments with their screen prints, resulting in unique monoprints. All inks will be water based and non-toxic. The workshop fee of $125* plus $15 supply fee, includes ink, newsprint and two sheets of proofing paper. Additional paper available at cost.
To register for class please contact Jane Pagliarulo to register: 503-729-9013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*$25 deposit or **$50 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space. Deposit can be applied to a future class should you need to cancel.
February 28th, 2011
I’ve been busy getting ready for my May 2001 Exhibition - Concentra, opening at Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR on May 5, 2011.
Take a look:
The embroidery in the center reminds me of insect poop but yellow.
October 10th, 2010
Julie McNiel and I have agreed to continue our exploration from our Patterns of Migration show (Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR) and will be working on some new pieces.
This particular piece uses Screenprint, collage and continued appropriation from the wealth of prints I have made in the last several years. Enjoy!
June 8th, 2010
Atelier Meridian is hosting their monthly Ink & Drink.
This month, I will be doing a screenprint demonstration using contact paper and direct draw screenprinting methods.
If time allows, I will also do a photo screen demo. There will be snacks and drinks at this event. Ink and Drink events are free and run from 6pm - 10pm. Children are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Atelier Meridian is located at 665 N. Tillamook Street, Portland OR 97227.
June 7th, 2010
I will be giving a screenprinting demonstration at Atelier Meridian (http://www.ateliermeridian.com/) on Friday June 11, 2010 from 6pm - 10pm.
Here is a nice little bit that Jane Pagliarulolo wrote about it.
Palmarin Merges comfortably compounds imagery, text, and color to create pictures that read like well-written wallpaper. She is known for leading workshops on rambling try-anything-or-die-trying adventures through the material cabinets and bins. Come to grill her on embossement and embroidery and the low rumbling waves that shake the crust of the Pacific Rim centuries from their point of origin.
Ink & Drink - despite its moniker - is kid-friendly! Kids are invited to come and make art with wreckless abandon in our spacious, cement-floored studio.
I hope to see you there!!!
January 4th, 2010
Happy New Year All!
Julie and I have finally gotten a handle on our exquisite corpse collaborative project and here is a finished piece.
Even Falcons come home
Whether it will make it into the March 2010 Blackfish Gallery Backroom Show is still to be determined! What has been most interesting about this project are the itierations that the project itself has gone through. We started out with an excessively broad base and have winnowed it down to a few requirements. Which on hindsight seems backwards but it’s hard to tell where you’re going unless you Start. Enjoy!
November 1st, 2009
I had just finished listening to Simon Winchester’s audio book on Krakatoa. Before detonating itself into oblivion and killing over 36,000 people in the ensuing tsunami’s, Krakatoa was an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I needed to do a drawing so I began with a smooth piece of cloth. Embroidery to me is like drawing but onto cloth instead of paper. During the course of the embroidery, the addition of circles pushed the cloth up and out, like little volcanoes.