I submitted five paintings to the open show at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. The show has a long history, as this was the 55th one! This year there were more than 1200 artworks entered. I’m very proud to be awarded a blue ribbon for “Living on Hope.”
Westside ArtShare group exhibition, Hillsboro Brookwood Library, May-June 2018
Ten members of Westside ArtShare hung art at the Hillsboro Brookwood library gallery. Each explored the theme of “journeys” in a different way. I focused on the idea of personal, emotional journeys and used torn journal pages and lots of texture to create two 36 x 36″ pieces.
With my painting, “Introspect,” at the Journeys show, Hillsboro Brookwood Library, June 2018
Riis Griffen, Let It Be, mixed media on 20×20″ canvas.
This is a painting I finished in March. It’s now hanging at the Grand Opening exhibit at Tappen Studios in SE Portland along with several other paintings of mine and work by four other artists. The show is up until the end of July.
I’m honored to be invited to participate in the Grand Opening of Tappen Studios along with four other local artists (Shauna Meiri, Dawn Tappen, Pegguin Pfenniger Reed and Alexis Terry Bouchard). Join us on May 27 to celebrate the opening of this new gallery and workshop space in SE Portland!
I’m very happy to find out that my “Sancho” is one of the paintings that have already sold at the Black + White + One show. There’s still lots of art to see at the new Insomnia on Main St in Hillsboro until the end of April!
Riis Griffen, “Sancho,” mixed media on 12×12″ canvas.
I have a show coming up with my Westside ArtShare group in April. We decided to challenge ourselves by limiting our palettes to shades of black, white, and one other color. It’s been amazing to see how differently each artist approaches this, and how different the results are! You can see all of the work at the brand new Insomnia Coffee location in downtown Hillsboro, starting on April 1.
If you’re local, stop by and see us at the reception on the evening of April 4! It will be part of the Hillsboro Art Walk.
This morning, bright dark and early, several members of Westside ArtShare hung almost 50 pieces of art at Insomnia Coffee Co. (5389 W Baseline Rd, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123). All of the art is created on old vinyl LPs. It was so much fun to see what people did with them, and the variety of styles. Each piece will sell for $85.
Right after we put the show up, one of my paintings sold! That’s an exciting way to start off.
Come and see the artists and the art at our reception on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8.
I’m excited to announce that my art was selected to be featured on the website of the International Outsider Exhibition of Modern Art website and my painting, “Not the Boss of Me” is now in the permanent collection!
Lisa Griffen, Not the Boss of Me. mixed media on 16×20″ canvas.