About Raymond Kempe:
Raymond hails from the Northwest tradition of minimalism. His pieces include geometric bases with tangential, geometric flourishes highlighting the beauty and simplicity of objects that are often discarded. This series uses broken, acoustic musical instruments - Pianos, violins, etc...
About Brooke Weston:
Brooke started drawing and painting early in life. Her true passion for making mixed media sculptures came later and is now her primary focus. Her work is primarily made from old taxidermy and almost all recycled material. Almost all of her pieces share the concept of small worlds and dioramas situated in objects. She gathers inspiration from antique fairy tale illustrations, amusement parks and artists like Bosch and Joe Coleman.
Originally from Monterey California she is currently residing in Portland Oregon, Brooke spends her days addictively gluing, sawing and sewing any one of her many projects.
Brooke has had long term showings at local galleries and has regular shows in and around Portland as well as out of state.
About Tia Matthies:
Education – With parents that met in art school in the 60’s I have been making art since I could hold a crayon. I’m mostly self taught but have attended classes and work shops with artist friends and at the Gage Academy, Pratt, Cabrillo and North Seattle Community Colleges.
Residency - 2009 in Ascea, Italy.
Shows – Collusion Gallery, OK Hotel, TPN, Ascea, Italy, Auburn Court House, Vain Salon/Gallery and many bars and coffee houses in Seattle and Bainbridge Island.
Current Projects – In addition to two grown children and two music venues (Rendezvous & The Royal Room), I’m also working on a bird series for the Audubon Society at Seward Park and currently illustrating my first children’s book, “Buckeye and the Monsters”.