SINCANVAS

Ours is a language of slavery. We are binded by walls of words. Our questions can never be answered truthfully in this manner. I lean towards visually communicating with my audience. I take them on an honest voyage—a trip with a man at odds with the world he feels trapped in. I take from everything…

Bear Medina

Privileged with a preliterate and nomadic perception of the world up into young adulthood when she learned to read, this initial experience allowed for an awareness and sympathy for the under seen to remain active. Bear Medina’s work now centers on continuing this exploration of overlooked spaces and marginalized knowledge, yet is informed and empowered…

Cedar Lee

My name is Cedar. Here’s what I can tell you about my life as an artist: Having moved around the U.S. a lot, I consider myself a native of both the East and West Coasts. I was always a straight-A student, and I hold an art degree from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. I’ve sold…

Schuyler Stell

Born in 1990, I grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, as well as the Midwest, and have almost permanently had a pen in my hand since I was a child. My mother always encouraged my creativity, and would provide colored pencils and crayons, but it was her inky, fine tip pens and…

Tom Mattox

Tom Mattox is a visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. Trained as a journalist and communications professional, he accidentally discovered his love for abstract painting in 2002. He believes everyone has the ability to express themselves artistically in a way that is satisfying. He holds private lessons and group workshops on creativity and artistic expression…

Robyn Johnsen

Robyn Johnsen studied art at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the University of Minnesota where she received her BFA and M.ED. She moved to Hood River Oregon in 2002 with her family to escape the city traffic and to be surrounded by the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. She has been…

Angela Swanson

I am an artist living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. I mostly focus on mixed-media abstracts, though I love to indulge my creative curiosity and experiment with watercolors as well as encaustics.   I started making art later in life and discovered how well it served my well-being. I turn to art to feel.…

Eryn Tehan

Eryn Tehan, Artist Bio, Statement and Curriculum Vitae Artist Bio Eryn Tehan was raised in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. She is best known for her modern, impressionist paintings with bold palette knife textures, and thick applications of intensely colorful oil paint. Her deep connection to…

Kellie Kawahara

Kellie Kawahara-Niimi (pronouns: they/theirs) is a non-binary asian-american artist based in Seattle, Washington. They use their artwork as a way to communicate kindness, comfort and compassion to the world. Each piece is made with vulnerability and authenticity, which makes the work feel comforting and relatable. The paintings invite the viewer to find a space of…