Art Newsletter January 2017

RESISTANCE IN 2017!!!!!!

Portland has been blanketed with snow for the past week, bringing the city to a halt.

  • LOVE TRUMPS HATE prayer flags
  • Many forms of resistance
  • CODEX International book fair
  • AMAZONS & object n. object v.
  • Monthly workshops

Since the election I have felt such a deep and disturbing sadness and disgust followed by fear of irreparable damage.

We don’t have time for climate deniers!!! 

My feelings are starting to transform into seeds of hope-  sprouting from a powerful resistance!!!

The incredible victory at Standing Rock is evidence of what can be done when led by indigenous women elders, without violence, and with a unifying voice.

I stand for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, BLACK LIVES, Indigenous sovereignty, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, the poor and disenfranchised, and anyone targeted by this xenophobic president.

Shu-Ju Wang conceived of a prayer flag engagement project soon after November 8th. 53 different participants supplied cut fabric and a design saying LOVE TRUMPS HATE. Shu-Ju Gocco printed (similar to silkscreen) all but a few by herself.  I plan to hang the flags in front of my house.

This past Saturday, I went to an inspiring First 100 days of resistance event at PICA in Portland where creatives converged to be educated and activated.

On Sunday I went to a rally to save healthcare. Over 1300 people attended spilling outside the venue onto the street. Here are two upcoming events:

Inauguration Day Protest

Rise Up and Resist Fascism

Friday January 20, 3:30 – 9 PM 

Pioneer Court House Square
701 SW 6th Ave.


SATURDAY January 21, 2017

All over the country there will be marches defending human rights!! 
To find a sister march near you click here

I will be at CODEX 2017 

The Craneway Pavilion

1414 Harbor Way South

Richmond, CA 94804 

Please come by my table – #43

I can’t wait to show you my latest artist’s books
object n. object v.

detail of AMAZON cover.

object n. object v

Have you ever wanted to make a relief print? You are in luck!
 I will be teaching a 4-hour workshop on linoleum block carving and relief printing without a press

on Saturday February 25 from 1 – 5 pm.

example of a one-color linoleum block print

If you live in the Portland metro area I would like to start offering a monthly workshop out of my studio on NW 29th Ave. and Industrial Way. I will need a minimum of 4 people for the class to go with a maximum of 8. The first class will be Saturday, February 25 from 1 – 5 PM. We will create a one color linoleum block print, edition of 6. The cost of the workshop will be $75 plus a $15 materials fee. Please let me know if you are interested in attending by emailing me at If this date doesn’t work for you but you are interested let me know that too. I hope this morphs into a monthly workshop series in a variety of media designed to suit beginners as well as artists interested in learning new techniques. Please inquire if you have a particular interest you would like to pursue (printmaking, collage, drawing, book arts, letterpress and more).

Thank you for your interest and support!

love, resist, unite