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The annual application process, open to Clackamas County artists, selects artists to rotate artwork

Susan Schenk of Wilsonville will be exhibiting her mixed media collages in the AEP program this year.   Clackamas County Arts Alliance has announced the selection of 56 individual artists and two artist groups to exhibit in the 2020 Artist Exhibit Program. The list includes 26 artists new to the program.

The annual application process, open to Clackamas County artists, selects artists to rotate artwork every three or four months in one of the 17 gallery spaces located in 10 county venues. Artists will showcase a wide selection of two- and three-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums.

This year's artists include: (* indicates first time AEP exhibitors)

Boring: John Raley* (acrylic)

Clackamas: Nancy Zhang (oil)

Estacada: Cheryl Butterfield (watercolor, ink)

Gladstone: Leslie Crist* (wool, stone, cord); LeeAnne Gibney* (colored pencil)

Happy Valley: Anneli Anderson*(acrylic); Richard Gaffield (oil, mixed media); Donald Griffith (waxed colored pencil, watercolor pencil); Micheline Ronningen (acrylic, mixed media); Nancy Williams (watercolor); Elo Wobig (ink, watercolor)

Lake Oswego: Jeanie Bates (oil); Christopher Bekins (oil); Martha Parisi Dirksen (oil); Ross Kaplan* (digital pigment print from photography); Rosalyn Kliot (3-D, 2-3, mixed medium collage); Kenneth Sanford* (acrylic)

Milwaukie: Mark Clifford* (photography); Louisa Moutos (oil); Jeri Oswalt (3-D hand embroidery box); Raphael Schnepf (oil); Pascale Steig (chalk markers)

Molalla: Patricia Davidson* (photography)

Oregon City: Brad Beach (3-D, ceramic); Albert Gelskey* (acrylic); Nicolette Hume (photography); Leland Johnson (oil); Mary Kitzerow (watercolor); Kate Mitchell* (watercolor, oil); Lucas Nickerson (oil); Terry Olson (handwoven tapestry); Kathy Rock* (photography); Marianne Schecklman* (graphite); Eileen Sheridan* (3-D ceramics); Cynthia Tierney* (oil, cold wax); Troy Torgerson* (photography)

Sandy: Melody Bush* (book carving, excavation); Kristin Harris (photography); Karin Hoffman (acrylic); Troy Kimura* (photography); Jodi Kincaid* (acrylic, ink); Marcia Morrow (watercolor); Pamela Smithsted (oil); Robert Stone* (oil)

West Linn: Shenshen Dou (photography); Anne Paris* (encaustic); Kathy Sandell (acrylic, collage); Casey Shannon* (Sumi-e); Natalie Wood (photography)

Wilsonville: Toni Avery (acrylic); Mariola Masur* (wool, silk, wet felt); Cathi McLain*(watercolor); Benjamin Mefford* (photography); Susan Schenk (mixed media collage)

Artists who work in Clackamas County: Jason Faucera (photography); Lizzie Keenan* (watercolor/sheet music)

The artists groups included in the 2020 rotation are North Clackamas Christian School of Oregon City with a display of pastels and Sandy-Hoodland Library photography group showing photographs.

The Artist Exhibit Program began more than 18 years ago and continues to provide local artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork commission free. Over the years the Arts Alliance has offered workshops for artists that include technical training and assistance and other educational opportunities.

"This program allows me to exhibit in a venue widely visited by thousands of people," said AEP participant Cheryl Butterfield. "The venues are perfect to show my work in the best light and space. It is most professional, and to have no commission to pay for the sale of work is just the best for an emerging artist."

For more information about the exhibits or the AEP program contact Sue Allen, AEP program coordinator at 503-655-0525 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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