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8225 SW Third Ave.
Portland OR 97219

Thanks to all of you who braved the smokey heat during Art in the Pearl and took the time to appreciate and purchase my ceramics. Your support is very much appreciated and I hope you will visit our studios in October to see where it all happens.

This is the 19th year the middle two weekends of October set the city a-buzz with Portland Open Studios - a self guided tour to over 100 artist' studios.
Dennis and Leslie will be among them once again.  
Save the dates: October 14-15 & 21-22

and visit the PDXOS site to see other studios open in our SW area. 


You can support this community project buy purchasing the printed 2017 Guide to Local Artists ($15) featuring maps and addresses of the participating artists arranged in 8 geographic communities. You can see an overview maps of the East and West side of Portland to find the communities you’d like to explore. Each community also provides a more detailed map, plus artist bios and images of their art.


Buy the Guide for $15 here or from any of the following businesses: New SeasonsBlickArtists and Craftsman, Portland Art Museum, Madrona Hill Cafe, Guardino Gallery, Bullseye Glass, Copy Pilot (N Portland).

The free smart phone Tour Guide app should be available soon!

Leslie's show "Out of That, This" at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria opened September 9 and will be on view until October 10.


Many thanks to those who attended the  Artists' reception!

1160 Commercial Street in the heart of historic downtown Astoria, Oregon.



The title for this show was chosen to highlight Leslie's painting process where each new work starts with a random abstract "smoosh" of colors which suggest various images to her depending on the orientation of the canvas.  Leslie has found that developing these ideas by inserting a photo of her canvas into an iPad drawing app (ProCreate) is much more spontaneous than repainting a canvas again and again, especially when the canvas is 4 by 4 feet! With the ideas explored on the iPad Leslie begins to develop the painting on the canvas, photographing it for continued exploration in the drawing app. The video below is a capture of every photo and drawing stroke Leslie made in the app showing all her trials before arriving at the finished painting. Turn on the audio for a fun musical addition.



Although this video is the longest and most animated, Leslie made a process video for each of the eleven paintings in the show. You can see them all here - while viewing the paintings in the gallery or from your device at home. 

Upcoming Events: 


October 14-15 & 21-22  
Portland Open Studios - Meiners & Lee Studios + Portland Citywide Tour


November 4-5 
SITKA  Art Invitational  - Miller Hall, World Forestry Center, Portland

November 17-19
Clayfolk Show and Sale  - Medford, Oregon

February 5-23, 2018
"Politics and Clay" Invitational Exhibition - The Gallery at Pottery Northwest, Seattle , Washington

"Give Yourself A DAY TO PAINT" Sessions will resume this Fall. Email Leslie to get updates.

Studio Visits Welcome. Please call ahead. 971-266-8180  map


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