New Landscape Painting for April

Spring is finally beginning to pop here, and my paintings have picked up some of that wonderful saturated color! “After the Rain” just makes my heart sing. It is currently featured at Catherine Bede Gallery in Hillsboro, Oregon. Painted in acrylic, it measures 36×48 inches. $950.

October 2016 Art Calendar

Where to see my art in October 2016 — It’s national arts month. So much going on! Special events, a class I am teaching, and all the shows and openings are listed here.

  • Saturday October 8
    BAM (Beaverton Arts Mix)
    demonstration on behalf of Washington County Art Alliance
    Beaverton City Main Library
    12375 SW Fifth Street in Beaverton OR 97005
  • Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16 OPEN STUDIO weekend
hours 11-5 both days
Washington County Open Studios Tour (free)
Visit me at work, hang out, enjoy the art, and shop in my Hillsboro studio!
Complete free online tour catalog and map:
paper catalog and map available free from participating artists

  • ART CLASS: Mini Collage Workshop

October 25 1:30-4 pm — teens & adults
Mini Collage Workshop for adults and teens
Super fun! We will cover collage techniques, glues,
and more. Make and take up to three adorable, tiny collages —
perfect for gifts. ALL materials included, but you may bring small pieces of ephemera if you wish. Please bring scissors. Taught by award winning local artist Barbara Martin. Held at Hillsboro Community Sr Center, 750 SE 8th Avenue 97123. Ample free parking behind the building.
To register, call (503) 648-3823.
Fee includes all materials.  $25 Hillsboro resident;  $20 Senior Hillsboro resident ;  non-resident Senior $30;  non-resident adult $38.

  • “October First Tuesday ArtWalk”Catherine Bede Gallery
    with Catherine Bede, Nyell LeFore, and Polly Shaw
    opening reception Tuesday October 4 from 5 – 8pm
    230 E Main Street Suite W in Hillsboro OR 97123
    thru October
  • “Going on Record”group show with Westside ArtShare  
    opening reception Tuesday October 4 from 6:30 – 8 pm
    Insomnia Coffee 5389 Baseline Road in Hillsboro OR
    thru October
  • “Autumn Exhibition” over 30 artists, juried by Diane Irby
    opening reception Friday October 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    Dark Star Tattoo and Gallery 611 W 11th Street in Vancouver, WA 98660
    thru October
  • “The Art of Politics” North Bank Artists Gallery
    opening reception Friday October 7 from 5-9 pm
    1005 Main Street in Vancouver, WA 98660
    thru October 29th
  • “Sneak Preview Exhibit” selected Washington County Open Studios artists
    opening reception was in September
    Beaverton City Hall on first, 4th and 5th floors
    12725 SW Millikan Way in Beaverton OR
    through October 28
  • “Colors and Light” with The Green Cab
    opening reception October 1 from 5-7pm
    Loft Gallery inside Beach Books in Seaside OR
    616 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138
    opening reception Saturday October 1 from 5 – 7 pm
    thru November
  • BIG500 with Chris Haberman in Portland December 10th.
    Ford Gallery 2505 SE 11th Avenue in Portland OR

All the News

cropped-GalleryLogo_outlines-e1465172133488Spring has been super busy and summer is shaping up the same way. I just updated both the shows and classes pages to reflect all much of the action.  Biggest news this month is the NEW Catherine Bede Gallery is opening in downtown Hillsboro and includes some of my art. Grand Opening is June 7 during the Downtown Hillsboro Art Walk.  230 E Main Suite W — look for the entryway between the Artful Garden and the Diversity Café.   Details about current shows .

I will be hopping back and forth between that and the opening reception for the Green Cab artists group show, Motif: Patterns Made and Found  June 7th at the Community Center on SE 8th Avenue. Sure wish I could figure out how to be in two places at the same time.

Also I have two great events SOON. A Paint and Sip evening (21+) on June 10th and a super fun afternoon workshop on mini-collage making open to teens and adults on June 14th.  Details can be found on the Classes page.  Either one (or both!) would be great with friends, and there is plenty of space. To register, call the Center at 503 615 1090 now and they will sign you right up.Paint and Sip Fri June 10

Without my calendar book I would be totally lost in the blur of shows and sales and classes and events. Suddenly discovered the current book stops at the end of June.  So I ordered a new one. Is that a sign? You tell me. 🙂

New Visionary Art Workshop

visionary painting Super Elf by Barbara Martin (Super Ply Series)
visionary painting Super Elf by Barbara Martin (Super Ply Series)

I have developed a new visionary painting and creativity workshop based on my recent black and white paintings on plywood, the “Super Ply” series. We will follow the steps of my usual process in creating these unique paintings. You will practice working from your own imagination and in your very own personal imagery and style.

Advanced to beginning painters welcome, you do not need much painting experience at all to learn the process because the technical aspect is pretty simple. The mental approach or thought process to it however is something every artist can learn and benefit from and I am delighted to share it with you.

I promise it will be fun and you will discover lots of useful information about your personal painting process.

Come prepared to loosen up, dive deep and paint freely! HINT: Wear painting clothes and bring hand protection if you are sensitive to art materials, it can does get messy.

You must preregister.  The cost includes all materials you need for your painting.  Get additional details and register now.

Did I mention how excited I am to be offering this new workshop!? Hope to see you there!