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Galleries:

Acrylics     Graphite & Ink     Multi-media

Photograpy     Watercolors     Zentangles

Recent Happenings:

June 7, 2017

I was planning to be at Venti’s tonight for First Wednesday’s Shenanagins … alas, my body decided it was out of “spoons” for the day.  Still … My art was up! And it looks good against the aged brick.

Venti's Court St in progress (2)

May 30, 2017

Salem Art Walk tonight! Tonight’s theme is Reflecions. I will be debuting my newest collection “Reflections” which are abstracts created with Alcohol ink & resin.

Reflections Collection
Alcohol ink & resin on birch wood panels.
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My creation for the june 2017 PCL Auction!

Partners for Community Action are having a fundraiser June 24th at Eola HIlls and they have been asking the art community for donations. I created. Since I started playing with alcohol inks – I wondered how they would work on a mirrored surface. I loved this piece so much I’m making on just to keep!

I have two locations for tonight. My main location is at Venti’s Cafe and Basement Bar and that is where I’ll be hosting for tonight’s Art Walk. It’s the unofficial start of summer – so I pulled all my beach & summer themed pieces into this show.

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CC Willow & Heather Labbe at Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar – throughput June 2017.

However my artist group, Artists in Action, is participating as a group and we have been placed in a large room in the Salem Arts Building Underground.  nd I grabbed three of my collections for my piece of wall.

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CC Willow art in the AiA Pop-Up Gallery. On diplay May 26 – June 7th.

 

All that art in one space … Couldn’t resist. Had to take some panoramic pix.

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North and east walls of May’s AiA Pop-Up.
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Souh and west wall of May’s AiA Pop-U

May 3, 2017

Salem has her First WEdnesday’s fun tonight! Since my work is hanging at Create-A-Memory (ceramic and fused art studio) throughout May 2017 – I am planning to be hanging there.

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Create-A-Memory show pix 1

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April 28, 2017

Salem Art Walk tonight!. For details see today’s blog18121662_666685146852673_5287217697833574390_o

  • I have watercolors, acrylics & zentangles on display at Create A Memory in Downtown Salem, as well as cards & pendants for sale. My display will  be up through the end of May.
  • My contribution to this month’s art project “It’s a Trap”, featuring Stromtroopers’ helmets, is on displat at Prisms Gallery in The Reed Underground.
  • Two of my pieces “A Message from the Wanderer” & “Playful Dolphins” will be on the red Gallery Wall at Parallel Worlds, also in The Reed Underground.

I may be found this evening at Create A Memory with my easel or sketch book ….

April 19, 2017

Two things I am gearing up for ..

  1. April 28th Salem’s Final Friday Art Walk
  2. Paint The Town, Artist’s in ACtion’s summer-long event starts in May!

April 1, 2017

I aam the featured artst at Prisma Gallery, located Downtown Salemn in the Reed Underground! MAny of my pieces are available there as well as necklaces & cards.

Mar 31, 2017

This Final Friday ArtWalk had me in two locations: The Reed Underground as Prisms

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CC Willow at March 31 Art Walk

Gallery April Featured Artist and also up in the Salem Arts Building HIVE.

I stayed mostly at The Reed Underground; the Salem ArtWallk continues to grow this

even and two young musicians joined me at my spot. So while I created Zentangles, I was serenaded by guitar versions of my favorite songs. (“Hallelujah” & “Loved You for  Thousand Years” kept me thinking of My Tiger.)  My phone died – so I could only post a little to CC Willow facebook.  This month I brought along my pendants & cards to sell. FYI they ARE available throughout April at Prisms Gallery in the Reed Opera House Mall. THis month I desplayed four collections – coastal, textural, zentangles & my Redwood Creek.

Up in The Hive, I displayed for fruit still life watercolors up against painted brick. These were all, coincidentlally, painted with QUR Watercolors; I LOVE the intensity that resulted.  (These had to come down at the end of the ArtWalk.

I met two new artists during the event. One was a street artist that was incredible; I

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The Reed Underground March 31, 2017

introduced him to Anna (ArtWalk organizer). She got him set up wth some empty walls in The Hive and at the end of the evening I got the happy news that he sold a piece!

Another was a artist just moved to Salem – drawn into the Reed by my musican friends’ music. I handedJeremy  an ArtWalk map,  filled him in some on the Valley’s Art Scene (stressed Artists in Action) and then walked him over to, yep, Anna. We hope Jeremy includes his colored pencil work in the April 28th ArtWalk.

Mar 1, 2017

Salem Oregon has brought back the Cherry Blossom Festival (celebrates our many cherry trees in the Cherry City & our relationship with of Japanese sister city)  this year – and in the past

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“Ferns & Cherry Blossoms” parasol in Court Street window of Top Drawer.

month’s the committee has reached out to both the Theater and Art communitities to include special events.

One of them was asking Artists In Action to paint parasols that then were displayed throughout the Capital Mall and Downtown area.  My parasol, waxed paper, was displayed at Top Drawer.

This picture is japanese actually a re-do. I spent all February studing Japanese Brush Painting and had a round Salem landscape of Salem’s landmarks in ink, canopied by Cherry Branches in bloom. Sadly, the morning of Feb. 28th, my finish ruined it. I had less than 24 hours to create something worthy enough for Top Drawer to display. Due to the finish, I was now limited to acrylics. But I still got to play with a Pacific Northwest take of japanese motifs.  I may yet repaint this and get it right this time, just need to find a medium gel that mimics rice paper.

 Jan 27, 2017

Walked into Prisms Gallery on thursday, scouting out venues to display my work and

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CC Willow at Jan 27 ArtWalk

found out the Final Friday ArtWalks are starting! So first FF ArtWalk had my work on two walls up in The HIve in the Salem ARts Bldg . Fun experience – but selecting pieces for a art show in only 12 hours is HARD!  Didn’t know what to expect since this was a fledging event but very happy with it. Got assigned two walls.

January 14, 2017

CC Willow had four pieces entered into the Keizer Art Association’s Pacific Northwest Art Show, hanging throughout January.

  • Boiler Bay watercolor
  • Headwaters of Malhuer River watercolor
  • Nature’s Jewels watercolor
  • Three Brothers Taft Bay watercolor

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December 7, 2016

CC Willow had three artworks entered into the 2016 Something Red Artwalk. Didn’t plan to – but they all featured leaves!

  • Natures Jewels watercolor
  • Tangled Leaves ink &watercolor
  • In The Path photography (sold to private collection).

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Iris at Gaiety Hill watercolor

November 12, 2016

Iris at Gaiety Hill was picked for the back cover art for Write The Town’s 2016 Chapbook (published by Mid-Valley Poetry Society).

October 5, 2016

There are four CC Willow pieces being shown at the 2016 Paint The Town/Write The Town Show – Oct 5 – Oct 29th at the Elsinore Art Gallery in Downtown Salem. Also hanging were two of my Write The Town poems, written under Ariel.

  • Entrance at Mission Mill watercolor
  • Glen at Capitol Manor watercolor
  • Iris at Gaiety Hill watercolor
  • Poppy at Springer Botanical watercolor
  • “mission” poem
  • “the glen” poem

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October 5, 2016

There are eight CC Willow pieces being shown at the Westminister Festival of Fine Arts.

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Sept 20, 2016

CC Willow is currently preparing for  TWO (2) art shows in October.

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Participant in the 2016 Westminister Festival of Fine Arts October 6-9, 2016 Salem, Oregon.

One of them the Westminister Festival of Fine Art is a feather in  my cap! They accept ONLY 70 artists and I had to submit in May among with many hopefuls. In July I got the happy news – I am one of the lucky 70! So – except for a brief interval on Saturday Oct 8’s afternoon –  I will be found at Westminister Festival of Fine Arts!

It runs Thurs – Sunday Oct 6 – 9 at the Westmisinister Presbytarian Church (lovely wooded setting) in south Salem, Oregon.

The second show I am preparing for is Artists in Action‘s 2016 Paint The Town/Write The Town Show, also in Salem Oregon. Exhibit will be Oct 5 – 29 at the Elsinore Framing and Fine Arts Gallery. I plan to submit both paintings and , as Ariel, poetry.

I am not sure yet how many paintings; I was only able to attend 6 events this summer and there are times I just seem to be “forcing” a piece – leaving me unsatisfied with the result. I do have until this Saturday, though, so I am still trying to get a piece “up to par” which will happen when the muses starts to cooperate with me!.

Reception will be the evening of Oct 5  (night before Westminister opens) and I plan to be there.

The Write The Town Poetry Reading, by participanting Mid-Valley Poetry Society will be Saturday Oct 8 from 3 – 5 pm at the Elsinore Fine Arts Gallery. Come, drink some apple cider and hear Ariel read!

May 22, 2016

I am adding artwork galleries today. A quick disclaimer: I will be spending at least two days up in Portland this week, away from my home supply of “work” – So I plan to winnow these galleries down WHILE in Portland and accurately label the artworks. Just planning ahead and throwing it all up for now … ~ CC Willow

May 21, 2016

2016 Paint The Town/Write The Town: Event 3 @ Gaiety Hollow  in Salem Oregon – painting and poeming. What a magnificent location this was – both  house and gardens! I took over 300 pictures – I will be able to make several art pieces just from this one visit! I arrived at the start. Good thing, too – while the overcast sky was lovely to photograph and paint with, the rain hit after 3 hours. I so live in Oregon!

My plein air piece I started on was a pretty setting of irises and (my gardening skills are rusty) hostas(?) right at the entrance of the shade house  – lovely, lovely leaf combinations. I started with a watercolor pencil draft in my sketch book. Wanted to get the composition down and to really analyze the values of the natural colors and how they play off each other. After this I started the sketching the composition on 11X15 Strathmore paper.

I wasn’t able to finish this piece on site; while I put up a umbrella over me and my setup when the sky started to sprinkle – it did not stay a mere sprinkle. I and the other artists packed up our work in progress and headed for our indoor studios. I spent the rest of the day working from my reference photos. I crawled into bed about 1 am, fingers still paint stained.


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