Anisa Asakawa

Anisa Asakawa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1987. Asakawa graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from Washington University in St. Louis. As the daughter of a Malaysian botanist and a Texan forester, Anisa’s identity is defined by a multiracial/multicultural experience and a reverence for Mother Nature. She specializes in vibrant, expressionistic landscapes, figurative…

Carrie Clegg Gilbert

Carrie Clegg Gilbert is a mixed media artist working in the Portland area. Her creative process relies heavily on experimentation and typically involves a combination of painting, printmaking, and collage techniques, through which she creates layers of texture and color. Her work examines our complex relationship with the natural world around us. As humans, we…

David Ezziddine

David Ezziddine was born in California, raised in West Texas, and has lived in various locations throughout the desert Southwest. He is quite happy to call Portland home.   Throughout his early years, David was sustained by the freedom of expression he found in art, music and theater. He went on to study at the…

Doug.E.Smith

I am a painter from Portland Oregon.  My medium is acrylic on canvas with a focus on bright bold colors. The work is informed by a love of nature and my community in the Pacific Northwest.  I am fascinated with the vastness and mystery of the unknown, the beauty and dread of the known world,…

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…