My artist book, In This Land of Lakes and Volcanoes is included in the exhibition Wanderlust at 23 Sandy Gallery. As always, I was inspired by gallery owner and book artist Laura Russell’s call to artists to explore the theme of wanderlust. Using my recent trip to Nicaragua as inspiration, I explored themes of passion, longing and connection in this latest work.
I’m happy to share that my latest artist’s book, Send A Rescue Ship, sold to the University of Washington, Special Collections, Seattle, WA.
I am pleased to announce that I joined Waterstone Gallery, where I will be exhibiting my paintings. Founded in 1992, Waterstone is an artist-owned organization with 18 members. We show a wide variety contemporary art including paintings, prints, glass work, and sculpture.
WATERSTONE GALLERY, 124 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR waterstonegallery.com
I am also excited to share that I will be represented by 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine arts gallery specializing in book and paper arts. You’ll find my one-of-a-kind and small edition book works here.
23 SANDY GALLERY, 623 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 23sandy.com
This month I travelled to the Bay Area and saw two inspirational shows – J.M.W Turner at San Francisco’s DeYoung museum and an exhibit of Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks at the Stanford University’s Cantor Art Center. From Turner to Diebenkorn, I covered a span of 131 years in a 45 minute car ride. However, some shared aspects of their work could link them as contemporaries.
It’s been over a year since my last blog post…a year filled with art adventures, studio days and new work. I’m hoping to post some catch-up stories, but I have some news that can’t wait! I am very pleased to announce that I have joined Waterstone, an artist run gallery located in Portland’s Pearl District. The gallery has just moved to a larger space and I am looking forward to painting BIG.
A Near Perfect Place
(ten new Paintings by Lisa Onstad)
August 2nd-August 27th
Opening Reception August 3rd, 2:30-4:30
West Linn Public Library
Community art Room
1595 Burns Street, West Linn, OR