Presence / Absence at Northwind Arts Center, July 2016

An exhibit of 8 artists working in encaustic at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington, from June 30th  until July 31st. On-line at:

Fearured artists are myself, Jef Gunn, Debora Kapoor, Brenda Mallory, Joan Stuart Ross, Kirk Weller, Martha Pfanschmidt and Andrea Schwartz-Feit.

The Death of Troy Laundry Studios 2016

After over 35 years as a cooperatively run warren of artists' studios, we have become the new Portland cliche - redevelopement refugees. I have been a Troy Studios artist for 11 years. Although the Troy artists had all recently signed a 9 month lease with a substantial rent increase, the trustee controling the building, who had negotiated the lease, did not sign it. The building was sold and we were given 3 weeks notice to leave. Individual artists can remain if they want to pay almost triple the rent and work in their space while construction goes on around them. Artists' schedules and plans be damned - its time to move! Hopefully, a new working address will be coming soon.