Loading the Walls

gtf sign

Wednesday morning a small group from the Merry Inksters went to Philomath to hang a print exhibit inside Gathering Together Farm. The business isn’t open yet for the season, but they are having 3 big dinners at their restaurant around Valentine’s Day. The 6 artists exhibiting are Carol Chapel, Debby Sundbaum Sommers, Julia Lont, Victoria Martinez, Sally Oviat and me. The below image is of Carol & Debby hanging Julia Lont’s letterpress work. Sally’s beautiful letterpress poem is resting by Debby’s head.

gtf hanging crew

There is one long yellow wall and part of the blue wall to hang work on. The sloped counter top is normally filled with fresh veggies, but most of the root crop and local wines had to be moved to gain wall access. My dogs took up residence starting on the blue wall and spread into Carol Chapel and Victoria Martinez. The photos progress down the long wall.

gtf gale everett

Victoria’s mandala block prints in the center.

gtf victoria

Julia Lont’s Bluebird, Carol Chapel’s frog and the large monotype by Debby Sundbaum- Sommers (3 color separation).

gtf debbie

Julia Lont’s letterpress grouping. Sorry about the glare, I just couldn’t get in a good spot.

gtf julia lont

I wish I had taken a close up of Carol Chapel’s Redtail Hawk. It’s wonderful! Since I didn’t please visit her website here.

gtf right end

Carol Chapel and Debby Sundbaum- Sommers

gtf carol and debbie

Me and my pooches. To see the dogs please check my website here.

gtf gale n dogprints

We moved pretty quickly to get out of there since the river was rising. I bet the full parking will be flooded by this evening!

GTF parking

Gathering Together Farm will officially open at the beginning of March. The artwork will remain up until early April. Carol Chapel also designed and created the GTF sign in the top image.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

6 thoughts on “Loading the Walls

    1. With all the snow melting and several inches of rain, it’s pushed the river levels up quite a ways. Some of the smaller rivers are spilling over their banks. Hopefully with today’s break, the 2+ inches expected to come over the weekend will not be as bad. We will see….
      Your flooding is pretty crazy. We wont’ get to that level for quiet a while. Stay dry! 🙂

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