Artist in Residence

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.

john simpkins

Painting Big in the Playa

In the foothills of the Steens Mountain and minutes away from the playa of the Alvord Desert, John Simpkins paints in a one-room schoolhouse in the ghost town of Andrews.

Art from War

Out of clay, veterans at the LH Project, an artist residency in Joseph, shape vases and grenade-shaped teapots, targets and canteens.