Artist in Residence

Portland Pin Ups Mike Long

Mike Long Creates Portland Pin-Ups

Mike Long is the owner of Portland Pin-Ups—the only studio in the Northwest specializing in classic 1950s-style pin-up shoots.

Allison Brown with Oregon Duck Bronze Sculpture

Alison Brown

As a college student at the University of Oregon, Alison Brown searched for a career that would be fulfilling. She knew she loved art, but didn’t think she could make a living sculpting. Then she discovered her calling was all over campus—in the form of Puddles the Duck, the university’s mascot.

karen ruane, the wilds

Karen Ruane Lets Go With Fluid Art

To watch Karen Ruane work with paint and ink is to go into a sort of trance. Her hands gracefully manipulate the liquids, every motion fluid.

Chris Lamb and the Eugene Opera

Christie “Chris” Lamb has been a member of Eugene Opera’s choir for thirty-four years, ever since a 1982 help-wanted ad in the Register-Guard enticed her to audition. As an alto, she’s the lowest of the women’s voices, singing a range that is also called mezzosoprano.

Bud Thomas

Bud Thomas Creates New Lives from Old Shoes

Bud Thomas has taught himself to forge horseshoes into straight, elongated pieces for spines or gentle curves to create horses, birds, fish and elk.

Matt Wagner: Tall, Tall Trees

Matt Wagner’s sumptuous new book, Tall Trees of Paris, will leave you smitten with the working artists of Paris and falling head over heels for the City of Light, even if you’ve been there many times.

Aaron James Draplin

The Everyman’s Designer

Aaron James Draplin is Portland’s lovable logo-making graphic artist with a cult following.

thomas shahan, macrophotography, jay mather

The Beauty of Bugs

Thomas Shahan is the master of bugs, using macro photography to capture their beauty in unbelievable detail.