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A Look Inside the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition of 2021

A Look Inside the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition of 2021

  Some artists paint in a studio with their subject sitting in front of them. Others paint from photographs that were taken. Then there are those who participate in “plein air” competitions, which is a French saying for someone being out in nature and painting the scene that is before them. One of the artists within our marketplace, Kristina Sellers, took part in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Exhibition 2021 last month, where artists painted in the Colombia River Gorge in Hood River, OR then had their work displayed in the Maryhill Museum in Washington, and has graciously shared with us...

Story Behind the Artist - Karen Lee Fisher

Story Behind the Artist - Karen Lee Fisher

Most children, when they’re young, long for the days they can run outside to play with their friends, hide and seek, hopscotch, and other childhood games that allow them to be free from the walls of daily life and routine. Then there are those who find their passion early and only long for the moments they can get lost in their own little world and nurture their skill as though their soul’s happiness depends on it. This was the story for Karen Lee Fisher.

Story Behind the Artist - Jennifer Strohm

Story Behind the Artist - Jennifer Strohm

To determine where to put each piece in order to create just the right design and Jennifer Strohm has found the right recipe for it.

Story Behind the Artist - Kate Tomasini

Story Behind the Artist - Kate Tomasini

Working mom. Lover of essential oils. Desire for making something her own… Sound familiar? This month’s featured artisan, Kate Tomasini, decided to take her love of essential oils and turn it into a full-blown business. Here is her story. We share it with you, not just to highlight her talent as a female maker, but also hopefully to inspire other female makers to reach out of their shell and go for their dreams just like she did.
Story Behind the Artist - Natalie Esfahanian

Story Behind the Artist - Natalie Esfahanian

  Jewelry making is a unique art, just like any other, but it’s one that can bring the material world together with nature in a way unlike any other. From silver to gold to copper, there are so many metals to use. Then from diamonds to pearls to one-of-a-kind gemstones, you can embellish any piece to become a unique trinket that will last for years to come and even carry memories both to and from generations.   Natalie Esfahanian of Salayi Designs has been making jewelry since she was 12 years old when she took a class at the Interlochen...

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