Have you ever wondered how gemstones are made? Well, they're created in the Earth but after they're found, they have to be polished to become gems and then jewelry. Karen Britt uses different techniques to prepare Oregon stones to be set in to original jewelry designs. Ask questions and see how the work is made 'from scratch' to wearable art piece.
During the ReNEW show, we will be creating woodblock prints right in the gallery. In addition, we are doing some really different mounting techniques. INstead of the glass and frame, the prints are mounted to upcycled wood panels, sealed in Encaustic, and framed in found/upcycled woods. Different limited print runs will be printed live at any given time through the show including the Pacific Red Octopus, Moon Jellies, and Seahorses in the Coral.
*Show has been delayed! Soft opens on February 10th. One of our most popular shows of the year, the ReNEW show is about art inspired by upcycling, renewable resources and the environment. Pieces on reclaimed woods, paints sourced from local products like Walnut Oils, and 'found object' art pieces are always part of the offerings. Many artists work in this vein all year and others bring out newly created pieces just for this event. Different every year, we never know exactly what we'll get other than fabulous 'out of the box' works of art, that may have even upcycled the box.
Saturday, December 2nd is the Lighted Boat Parade in Yaquina Bay! This annual holiday tradition is an absolute 'do not miss' on the holiday bucket list. All sorts of boats adorned in holiday lights cruise the bay in a regatta of luminous splendor. In addition, the Aquarium has the light festival and all of the Bay Front Businesses are lit up an ready for the Holiday Cheer. At the Ozone, we will be offering very special Holiday Shopping Deals and Wine Tasting to really boost that holiday cheer.
Now is the time to shop for unique gifts for the giving season before shopping frenzies begin. All month long at the Ozone, we will offer Daily Special Sales; like 50% off items, Buy 2-Get the 3rd Free, and other helpful gifts to you from the gallery.
To get you started, how about a free gift card with any purchase (in addition to the sales!). When you're shopping this season, think about buying local and supporting your local businesses. Cheers!
Watch as Karen Britt creates Botanical Monoprints in the gallery/studio. Each print is hand inked and arranged with natural, organic flora then hand pressed into a one-of-a-kind print. Some of the prints undergo multiple registrations and treatments with other printmaking techniques like encaustic collograph. The prints are available mounted, unframed (discounted), and as art cards (which we are always asked about this time of year). See what the new offereings are daily as we sell through stock quickly (especially with the cards).
New raw materials have been acquired to make hand polished gemstones and finished pieces of fine art jewelry. The Lapidary (or polishing of the stones) and setting of the stones, or metalsmithing, is done right here in the gallery. Check the New Jewelry Page for the latest pieces and the Jewelry Blog for the latest news.
The eclipse reignited the vision for the 'Eclipse Over Agate' woodblock print. The current print run will reflect the response, both visual and emotional, of having experienced the event. While the ink is on the palette, print runs of existing blocks will be created in the hauntingly cool hues inspired by the eclipse.
Fit to Print is a long anticipated show featuring the art of Fine Art Printmaking. The show offers the opportunity to see many different kinds of printmaking techniques, learn about the applications, and experience the contemporary edge of its artistic expression. Feature artist Amy Royce has a brand new body of work in a sculptural vein that shines a light on that edge while Ron Zaneveld and Karen Britt show more of a traditional aspect. Michael Guerriero illuminates how realistic serigraphs can be and a variety of other entrants display the spectrum of potential.
Print and Integration
Amy Royce is shown here integrating encaustic with prints at a live demonstration in the Ozone. Her work for the Fit to Print show pushes the envelope on what she created before.
Studio space happens where the artist finds oneself and is inspired. The Ozone staff will be out-and-about in the wilds of Oregon gathering vision, passion, and media to bring back to the gallery for the new shows. We are sorry if you missed us but please use the Contact page to be in touch about art and hours when we're back.
We will be completing our 'Journeys' show and pulling down the Eclipse work to rehang the gallery for our 'Fit to Print' show (all about printmaking). Here's the good news for you; ALL the work for both shows will be coming and going for your viewing pleasure. You get three shows in one! All work that is in transit on and off the walls is 10-50% off. Time to get that piece you've been wanting.
Ozone Fine Art will likely be closed for the Eclipse. We will be enjoying the event with all of you and open before and after in a timely fashion. Check out the Total Earclipse Event for more information about what's going on to celebrate this fun and potentially freaky event.
An artist that plays music, a musician that's an artist, a juicy jam room called the Ozone, a celestial event, that equals Total Earclipse. Guitar, Bass, Drums, Drone Instruments, Effects, amps, and who knows what for a live music audio escape into an experimental, psych-zone. We're all feeling it, why not hear it too. We're aiming to play during this period for portions of time given availability. Check here for updated details on exact amplitude.
Our demi-show in honor of the upcoming Full Solar Eclipse event features art depicting the solar, lunar, and planetary phenomena. New work is arriving daily for this installment.
Aug. 21st Eclipse
Our once-in-a-lifetime occasion is preserved in all manner of art, from paint to jewelry. See what the artists are compelled to create and what will remind you of the spectacular event.