Sidestreet Arts is starting off 2021 with our Third Annual Featured Printmakers Show. The show is curated by Gail Owen and Michele Sabatier, and features the artworks of national and Pacific Northwest printmakers. This group features diverse print mediums including intaglio, mezzotint, linoleum relief, woodblock, linoleum relief on clay, and monotype.
*see below for Zoom info
Online Preview Event
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 will be our online preview and buying event. Get a first look at the artworks featured in the upcoming show AND have an opportunity to buy them online.
Every month we chat with our featured artists about what they do and how they do it. This month we are chatting with the printmakers in our annual fine-art print show, The Inked Image. They will share with us their process, their ideas and we’ll engage in some cheerful artful conversation. Join us on Sunday, January 17, 12-1pm PST.
Zoom ID#: 870 5396 2812
Detail of James Wood Wilson’s etching, “Cafe Readers”
New Member Spotlight: Ha Austin
Sidestreet Arts has a new member! Welcome, Ha Austin!
Ha Austin wandered into becoming a ceramic artist. Her pursued career was in science and healthcare and while teaching at a community college, she happened into a ceramics classroom. Her artistic side took it from there.
Ha moved to Oregon in 2009 and focused her attentions on the art and science of creating functional yet decorative stoneware and porcelain. Using her high-fire electric and gas kilns as well as a Soda kiln, Ha creates wonderfully colorful porcelain pieces with crystalline glazes and sgraffito technique cups, bowls, and plates. She mixes her own crystalline glazes and considers herself a bit of a mad-scientist in doing so.
Sidestreet is turning three! We’ll be ruminating on “threes” and you won’t want to miss the fun on our walls.
*details forthcoming on our website
Around the Gallery: December
December was a little different in 2020, wasn’t it? Still, the gallery was as busy as ever offering online sales and shipping, as well as socially distanced buying in the gallery. We made merry with you digitally at our Zoom holiday party. Next year we hope to do the merry-making in person with real (not digital) eggnog!
We want to thank everyone for helping us enjoy the season and for making our season bright with your patronage!
Top left: our cheery front window all snowy and full of holiday spirit Top right: one of Kat Mistry’s crocheted gnomes.
Middle left: Online orders ready for pick-up. Middle right: “Mug Island”
Bottom left: Kat Mistry delves into some treats from our neighbor, Crema. Bottom right: Our Featured Gallery’s wall with Michele Sabatier’s trees and Bob Stensland’s carved creations.
Sidestreet Arts offers Layaway and Gift Cards
Off The Wall...
I awoke to the cat politely bopping my cheek. I opened one eye to see a dim blur of fur. Being in the very beginnings of winter, it was still dark despite the clock showing ten ‘til seven. I would have removed the furry paw from my face but the chill kept my hands from venturing from the under-blanket warmth. Mr. Mocha, who sat comfortably about an inch from my nose, was kindly reminding me of his food bowl, which may or may not be full; he was not one to eat alone.
Being as I wasn’t about to get up from my toasty-warm sleeping arrangement, I lay there with Mr. Mocha, and contemplated things. It was soon to be a new year and I was entirely ready to shed the weight of the last twelve months. It feels as if we’ve had a full year of Winter with short uninspired days spent in solitude. But change was coming. The promise of the new year was beginning to feel like a lantern shining hope forward out of the bleak dispirited days. There was warmth there in this new light, and an anticipated comfort. I smiled at the thought and snuggled down in my sheets.
Meanwhile, Mr. Mocha purred loudly and we both looked forward to the coming morning light.
“Light Maker” Linocut by Brian Knoerzer, $50, unframed