Welcome to the Photo Blog of the Guardino Gallery Opening Receptions
Our November opening fell on Halloween. So in collaboration with the Day of the Dead show the Gallery was host to a remarkable range of characters. Christopher Wagner & Paul Rutz got into the spirit of things. Of course, The Day of the Dead brought out the dead. Great music was supplied by Rachael Rice, Kris Deelane & company. Roberta Stone painted faces non-stop that evening. It was a wonderful party!
Kim Campbell & partner Mel Rau, Paul, Christopher & Rebecca
Tory Brokenshire...the school nun Stephanie
Dayna Collins & Howard Rachael Rice & Kris Deelane
Kim Murton & Tabor Porter Matador & bull
Christopher & Paul Dayna & Stephanie
October Opening night. Tamae Frame (ceramic sculptures) & Srule Brachamn (paintings) in the Main Gallery
and Greg Carrigan in the Feature area with wood carving/mixed media
Tamae & Srule A beaming Greg
Greg and sister Tamae & friend
Srule & guests Greg and the purchacer of "Cigar Store Bandit"
Tamae & Alan Oliver Kim Murton, Alison O'Donoghue & Stephanie Brockway
A hot night on Alberta (in more ways than just one). Margaret van Patten (Intaglio prints) & Chris North (ceramics in the Main Gallery. Iver & Jennifer Hennig filled the Feature Area with their whimsical ceramics.
Margaret & Chris Iver & Jennifer Hennig
Viewing the Polar Bear Chris & guest
Nicole Rawlins, guest & Margaret Finn finds a quiet spot
Jen, Galen & Iver Thomas Rude, Norm& Becky Whitten
Summer was in full force for July's Opening reception. Sara Swink (ceramic sculpture) & Alison O'Donoghue (paintings) in the Main Gallery. Darrin Ekern delighted with his ceramic/steel sculptures in the Feature Are
Two pictures of Sara & Alison at the end of the opening
Two pictures of Darrin in the Feature Area
Alison, Carolyn Garcia & Kim Murton Sara & Stephanie Brockway
Carolyn, Tabor & Kim Sara, Alison & Donna
June's opening was packed with people who wanted to see the latest work from Mar Goman (mixed media) & Deborah Faye Lawrence (collage) in the Main Gallery and Stephanie Brockway (Carved wood & mixed media) in the Feature Area.
The artists: Mar, Stephanie & Deborah Mar & Deborah
Two pictures of Stephanie in front of her artwork
Donna, Stephanie & Dayna Collins Stephanie with guests
Deborah & Virginia Mar & Janet Julian
May's opening show was so much fun that I almost forgot to take some pictures of the show. Blame it on the weather...it was gorgeous! Here are some photos of the artists: Jeff Schnabel (encaustic), Jill Torberson (sculpture) LeBrie Rich (collage) & Laurie Vail (steel & found objects)
Jill & Jeff LeBrie & Laurie
A warm and sunny day and the crowds were out to enjoy it. April's show in the Main Gallery featured Laura Buchan (carved wood) & Rosalie Whitney (paintings) and in the Feature Area, Kelly Neidig (paintings) & John Nelson (hot glass/metal)
Kelly Neidig Laura Buchan
With Rosalie Whitney Examining the art
Kelly & Bonnie Meltzer Laura Buchan
John Nelson & guest Laura & Duane Snyder
The March show opening was great! Thomas Hughes (kinetic sculpture) and Dr Bob Pliny (paintings) added whimsey and humor to the Main Gallery. Dayna Collins wowed us with texture & color with her paintings.
Dr Bob Pliny & Thomas Hughes Dayna Collins & Greg Carrigan
Thomas showing his art Dayna & Stephanie Brockway
Dayna Collins Dr Bob
Dr Bob & guests Thomas & guests
February's shows are off to a great start. In the Main Gallery we are showing Soumya Jayaraman with photography and Daniel Castelaz with sculpture/"Objects". In the Feature Area the 5th annual "Heart of the Matter" shows off 18 artists and their interpretation on hearts.
Soumya & friends Daniel & Soumya
Daniel show the secret underside Stephanie, Gloria & Evan
Deborah Unger Kindra & Janet
Mason Bondi & Susan Saunders Daniel &friend
For being such a cold night, January's opening reception in the gallery was a hot and active place.
Judy Biesnz (oil paintings) and Ryan Selby (blown glass) in the Mian Gallery and Shelly Caldwell in the Feature Area.
Looking at the art Judy Biesanz & guest
Judy & husband Tabor Porter & Stephanie Brockway
Crowds in the Main Gallery Ryan Selby
Shelly Caldwell Judy & guests
Shelly & Donna A happy Shelly
We had two receptions for the Little Things this year: Black Friday & Last Thursday. It was so busy &
packed the first opening that we didn't take a single picture. On Last Thursday we remedied that.
So here are some images from that reception.
Pat Countney-Gold & Mar Goman Doris Rink & Diane Marks
View from the desk with Bev Looking
Para Winingham & guest Decisions
Me &Beverly Bentley Dona White and guests
Doris Rink, knitting Mar Goman
Yep, it's definitely fall. The Day of the Dead show was back for it's 6th year. It has become a tradition here.
In the Main Gallery Cynthia Spencer (ceramic sculpture) & Robert Sumner (paintings and prints) lit up the room
Bob & guests Stephanie & her daughter
Janet & Dan entertain us Roberta Stone face painting
Alison O'Donoghue & Kim Murton Stephanie & Lulu Moon
Stephanie, Kim & Cynthia Crowds in the Feature Area
October saw the last street closure for the summer. (Yes, it's coming back next Spring) It's officially fall!
But the Guardino Gallery has a "Last Thursday" every month of the year. Featured this month: in the Main
Gallery, Nicky Falkenhayn (steel/glass sculpture) & Kim Lakin (stitched fiber art) and in the Feature Area
Barbara Rawls (paintings in plaster) & Rabun Thompson (ceramics)
Rabun Thompson & guest Nicky Falkenhayn & KimLakin
Tamae Frame & Nicky Rabun & guests
Barbara Rawls Nicky
Michael Sant Kim, son & guests
Barbara & Rabun Norm & Becky Whitten
September's Opening Receptions weather had a little of the Fall in the air. In the Main Gallery Robert Huff
(photographic emulsion on wood) & Ron Ulicny (sculpture). In the Feature Area Anne Goodrich presented both
encaustic paintings and ceramic sculpture. And Emilio Berwick in the Window Gallery with ceramic sculpture.
Ron Ulicny & Robert Huff Anne Goodrich
Anne & guest Emilio Berwick outside the Window
Anne among the crowd Bob & Ron
Ron & guests Anne with father & sister
Looking closely Bob with guests
Another HOT one. The weather warmed up for Last Thursday. August's show featured Paula Blackwell
(encaustic paintings) & Yuka Hirota (ceramic sculpture) in the Main Gallery. And Annamarie Peters
(paint & mixed media) in the Feature Area.
Paula Blackwell & friend Yuka Hirota & friends
Annamarie Peters & son Yuka & guests
Paula & guest Annamarie & guests
View of the Gallery Yuka & guests
July's last Thursday was in full swing. July's show featured Liza Jones (etchings) & Leslie Morgan
(tinted old photographs with assemblage) in the Main Gallery. And in the Feature Area Nancy Helmsworth
(paintings on paper) & Suzanne Vaughan (mosaic sculpture).
Nicole Rawlins & Liza Jones Leslie Morgan & Liza
Suzanne, Nancy and guests Leslie & Dianne Fisher
Leslie & Greg Carrigan Nancy Helmsworth & Suzanne Vaughan
Donna & Sara Wittenberg Liza & guests
June's opening gave us a taste of summer: hot & muggy. Lisa Kaser (mixed media sculptures) & Cathie Joy
Young (acrylic paintings) were in the Main Gallery. Father & daughter combo, Jim Willis (sculpture) &
Shannon Willis (mixed media painting) filled the Feature Area & Window.
Shannon & Jim Cathie & Janet Julian
Lisa Kaser & her mother Shannon, guest & Jim
Shannon Willis Jim Willis
Cathie Joy Young & guests Lisa & guest
May's opening reception was well attended, but dampened by the prospect of rain. Hey, this is Oregon!
Larry Halvorsen (with ceramic sculpture) and Mabel Astarloa-Haley (with oil stick on paper) in the Main
Gallery and Mason Bondi (paintings) and Amy Ruedinger (with raised and etched copper vessels). Kimberli
Matin was displayed in the Window Gallery featuring her recycled metal outdoor sculptures.
Mabel & guests Larry & guests
Amy and her mother Mason and his mother
Amy and guests Allan Oliver & Mabel
Amy & Mason in the Feature Area Larry amid the crowd
April showers were more like pouring rain! But the opening reception for Beth Kerschen &
Jerri Bartholomew (in the Main Gallery) and Louis Delegato & Erinn Kathryn (in the Feature Area)
was well attended.
Jerri Bartholomew & Beth Kerschen Erinn Kathryn & guests
Beth & guests Louis Delegato & Erinn Kathryn
Jerri & guest Louis & guests
Beth & guests Jerri & guests
Louis & Erinn opening attendees
The March show has started with a bang. Isn't that how March is supposed to come in?
Kim Murton (ceramics) & Marcia Hindman (oil paintings) in the Main Gallery
and Carol Murray (beaded paintings) & Lucy Blue Berger (blown glass.
Jill & Bruce Townley Marcia Hindman & Kim Murton
Lucy Blue Berger Marcia and guests
Galen and Lucy Amy (Carol Murray's niece)
Michelle Gallagher & Cynthia Feature Area
The reception for our second show of 2012 was well attended & fun. Chris Giffin (mixed media assemblages)
& Maryanna Hoggatt (paintings) opened in the Main Gallery. The Feature Area was filled with the group show
about the heart. As someone said that night: It was filled with love.
Chris Giffin & Maryanna Hoggatt Maryanna & guests
Heart show Maryanna
Maryanna & guests Chris & Tabor
Heart show Stephanie Brockway
Sal & Allan Oliver Diane Archer & Chris
The shows for the beginning of 2012 are up and and looking fantastic. What a way to start the new year!
In the Main Gallery we have Olinka Broadfoot (sculptures in brick & clay) and Robert Tomlinson (chalk,
oil stick, mixed media). And in the Feature Area Kurumi Conley shows her kiln formed glass and Kurt Dahlke,
his paintings on plaster.
Robert Tomlinson & guest Kurt Dahlke
Kurt & guest Kurumi Conley
Olinka and guest Kurumi Conley & Shoehorn
Robert and guests Olinka and guest
Kurumi & Kurt Robert and guests
It is definitely fall! Gabriel Fernandez (with oil paintings) & Michelle Gallagher (ceramic sculpture) were featured
in the Main Gallery. We also opened the 4th annual Day of the Dead group show.
As you can see it was an festive evening.
Tory Brokenshire, one of the Day of the Dead artists Stephanie Brockway, curator of the show
Barb Campbell & Javier Cervantes, Day of the Dead artists Gabe, Marsha & Michelle
Richard Cutshall, Day of the Dead artist Belinda Underwood & Rachael Rice
Gabriel Fernandez & guests Crowds in the Feature Area
Looking at art Rachael Rice, aka Frida
Kim Murton & Michelle Gabe's family
Beautiful weather and a relaxed crowd. Kim Hamblin (mixed media) & Mark Clarson (sculpture) opened
in the Main Galllery and Tim Timmerman (mixed media assemblage) in the Feature Area and Window Gallery.
Mark Clarson & Bob Huff Baby Cash, Kim & Dan
Tim with friend Diane Fisher
Kim (with Cash) & Julie Mills Looking at the art
September's opening exceeded "hotness". While the temperatures rose, people still crowded in to see the latest shows.
Main Gallery featured Kathleen Powers (acrylic paintings) and Kendall Mingey (bronze). In the Feature Area was Carolyn
Hazel-Drake (ceramics) and Deb Perry-Guetti (pen & ink).
Kathleen & guest Kendall & guest
Carolyn, guest and Deb Carolyn, guests & Deb
Kathleen & Thomas Rude Kendal & guests
KC Cowan & Carolyn Deb & guests
Viewing the art Deb in the Feature Area
August's Opening Reception was hot...in the literal sense. But people came out and enjoyed meeting the
artists. Here's some pictures from that night. Jeana Edelman (drawings/paintings) and Christopher B Wagner
(sculpture) in the Main Gallery and Doreen Baskin (ceramics) in the Feature Area.
Jeana & friend Christopher & friend
Guests viewing Doreen's ceramics Looking at Jeana's drawing
Carole Turner & sister Elise Scolnick & Galen Beals
Our Alberta neighbor's, Murr & David A moment with the Minataur
July's Opening Reception....actually the last day of June! Carole Turner & Rio Wrenn in the Main Gallery and
Tabor Porter & Greg Carrigan in the Feature Area and Window Gallery.
Rio with guests Tabor Porter & Greg Carrigan
Tabor & Greg with guest Rio & friends
Rio & Scot Cameron-Bell Dayna Collins & Stephanie Brockway
Allan Oliver, Donna & Elise Scolnick Tabor & Janet Julian
Here are some pictures of June's Opening Reception. Rogene Manas & Devin Bernard (both with paintings) in the
Main Gallery and Bonnie Taylor-Talbot (paintings) & Scot Cameron-Bell (ceramics) in the Feature Area.
Rogene & Devin Bonnie & Scot
Bonnie & Scot Rogene & Devin
Rogene & guest Bonnie & guests
Scot & guests Viewing Devin's work
Allan Oliver & Rogene Rio Wrenn & Scot
The beginning of the May shows are off to a great start. The oening reception featured: Kelly Neidig (oil paintings)
& Brian R Jones (ceramic & wood wall constructions) in the Main Gallery and Stephanie Brockway ("Circus Puppet Theater:
Curiosities in Wood") in the Feature Area.
Kelly & friends Kelly
Brian with Julia & Robert Huff Brian & wife
Stephanie with her Circus Theater Stephanie & friends
Guest enjoying the puppets Stephanie
Here are images from the April opening reception of the two Galleries (Katherine Treffinger & Maria Wickwire
in the Main Gallery and Anna Magruder & Will Schneberg in the Feature Area)
Maria Wickwire & friends Katherine Treffinger
Viewers in the Feature Area
Katherine & Maria Anna & Willa
Bev & Willa View of the Main Gallery
The March show featured two solo shows: Mar Goman in the Main Gallery and Jill Torberson in the Feature Area.
Virginia & Beverly model Mar's Altered Clothiing Back
Guest enjoying Mar's paper dresses Stephanie Brockway, Mar & Gloria Sowell
Jill Torberson Guest in the Feature Area
Mar and guests Jill and guest
February's opening reception was well received. In the Main Gallery: Anne Goodrich (ceramics) & Diane Kingzett
(oil paintings. In the Feature Area and Window Gallery: A group show about Hearts. Here are some pictures from the festivities.
Anne Goodrich & Diane Kingzett Anne
Diane & guests Diane
Anne & friend Stephanie Brockway & Dayna Collins
Jill Torberson & Kim Hamblin Heart Show (Tory Brokenshire)
January's show...the first show of 2011. Suzy Kitman (oil paintings) & Jessica Orlowski (ceramic sculpture) in the Main Gallery.
Mark Perry (prints) & Momoko Sanderson (metal & mixed media sculpture) in the Feature Area. And George Heath in the
Window Gallery with polymer sculptures.
Mark Perry Suzy Kitman & guests
Jessica Orlowski & Donna Guardino Momoko Sanderson & guests
Mark Perry & Momoko Sanderson Jessica & Suzy
Jessica Orlowski Art viewers
George Heath Momoko & Allan Oliver
10th Anniversary Little Things Show
One of our most popular shows. You can see why. Art by great artists for great prices!
Robert Huff & Greg Carrigan Michelle & Donnie
Guest & Alisa Looney Elissa Knoper
Galen Beals & friends Marcia Hindman & Scot Cameron-Bell
Scot & friend Crowds
Dan Pillers Alisa & Duane
Fall is definitely here. November's Show opening featured Marcia Hindman & Janet Geib Pretti in the Main
Gallery and the Fourth Annual Day of the Dead Group Show.
Enjoy the opening reception's pictures.
Janet Geib Pretti Marcia Hindman
Marcia, Emilio & Elena Janet & Beverly
Sonja Connor & Marcia Janet Julian
DAY OF THE DEAD SHOW:
Tory Brokenshire & Tabor Porter Tory & Stephanie
Crowds Darlene Schaper with Bunny
Janet & Mary Stephanie, daughter Nicole & Tabor
Opening night at the Gallery: Lisa Kaser & Katherine Dunn in the Main Gallery. Andy Paiko & Carol Sternkopf in the Feature Area.
Lisa Kaser Katherine Dunn
Lisa and guests Lisa, Greg Carrigan & Tabor Porter
Carol Sternkopf & daughter Katherine
Andy Paiko & guest Andy & Andy (Andrew Holmberg)
This group of photographs are from the opening of the September show. (Actually Last Thursday, August 26)
Robert Sumner (collagraphs/drypoints) & Shannon Weber (fiber art constructions) in the Main Gallery and
Annie Foong (photography) & Hsin-Yi Huang (ceramic sculpture) in the Feature Area
Annie Foong & Hsin-YiHuang Robert Sumner & Shannon Weber
Robert & guest Crowds in the Feature Area
Shannon & friend Shannon with guests
Robert & friends Annie & Beverly
This group of photographs are from the opening of the August show. (Actually Last Thursday, July 29)
It was a hot night and the Last Thursday event was in full force.
Ingrid Hendrix (ceramics) & Yvonne Hanks (mixed media on board) in the Main Gallery and Julie Fiedler
(ceramics) and Bridget Benton (mixed media/encaustics) in the Feature Area
Outside the Gallery, looking in Ingrid Hendrix & Yvonne Hanks
Julie Fiedler & Carey Smith Bridget Benton & Julie Fiedler
Guardino Gallery artist, Margaret van Patten Bridget & partner
Beverly Beals & Yvonne Crowds at the opening