Finishing one project and changing my mind

This past week was filled with indecisions that finalized. What indecisions were on the table? Well, the donation for The Art Center’s Art for the Heart. I kept waffling between old and new ideas before settling on the Fat Sheep felted sculpture. I think it’s a better choice that the owl pictured below. Sometimes IContinue reading “Finishing one project and changing my mind”

Community Love

Last night the awards were announced for the Howland Community Open. Red received enough votes to win the People’s Choice Award! Woo hoo! She’s thrilled and is looking forward to her remaining days at The Arts Center. I’ll actually be visiting tomorrow to talk about how she was created with a young fan and herContinue reading “Community Love”

Anemone Lamp progress

*Lamp design for About Light show in November at The Arts Center of Corvallis* Design Progress: It’s Wednesday September 4th and the clock is ticking down. Somehow I managed to stash myself inside the studio and force ideas onto actual paper with blade. Having a few parts started helps immensely. Shifting things around on theContinue reading “Anemone Lamp progress”

Finishing off the Lamp

House E is finished, delivered to the gallery, and on display with all the other amazing box creations. A lovely article was written up by the local paper and they actually posted an image of my work in an online slideshow.  Click on the blue link below the photo. Gazette Times Next project: Unknown, butContinue reading “Finishing off the Lamp”

Starting Inside/Outside the Box

I think I’m glad to have signed up for the upcoming show Inside/Outside the Box at The Arts Center in Corvallis. Part of me has really struggled with sitting down to produce something, anything. My brain has been so immersed in house projects that I haven’t been creating artwork since spring. So, it seems fittingContinue reading “Starting Inside/Outside the Box”

Completing the first quad

I’m pushing for a goal of 4 panels per week. Wednesday was the Hazelnut panel. It didn’t look all that complicated, but I had several interruptions that broke it into two days of work. Thursday, I set in motion the least liked (but certainly impressive) tree ring image. The day didn’t bode well as I immediatelyContinue reading “Completing the first quad”

8″ x 8″

So, how does one approach an idea for a wall installation? Well, I decided to start with cut paper, since that’s what got me this gig. Currently, I’m attempting to portray one of the multiple bee/honey crops out in the Halsey area. Clover, Radish, and Meadow Foam are all crops around the area for honeyContinue reading “8″ x 8″”

Visiting Friends

I pulled myself away from the house today to specifically visit a friend, Lauren Ohlgren , working inside the window at Footwise (a shoe store in Corvallis). Jeff Hess started the Window on Art program two years ago in this space. During the month of April, artists come and work live in front of folksContinue reading “Visiting Friends”

Perspective

This morning I receive an incredible photo from my friend John Ritchie. He is a photographer in Corvallis who has an amazing perspective on the night. He prowls around town taking street and alley photos during all weather and season. I first met John during the “Artists @ Work” installation in 2011. As one ofContinue reading “Perspective”

Taking Flight

It’s official! Hive can start moving forward with an exhibition date of February 2016! You’re probably wondering “what is Hive and what does this really mean for Gale’s art? ” Background: For the last several years I’ve been wanting to do something substantial related to bees. Yes, those little flying pollinators who make most ofContinue reading “Taking Flight”