47th Annual

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Event dates: June 25, 26 & 27 2010

Lake Oswego, Oregon USA


Luminous Layers

Exploring Contemporary Encaustic

Juried Exhibit:

Part of the Luminous Layers exhibit will feature a juried exhibit open by application to all encaustic artists.This portion of the exhibit will be juried by featured artist Cari Hernandez; Tom Burns, publisher and founder of Artworks Magazine; and Kristina Butters, the director of sales and marketing at Butters Gallery in Portland,Oregon.


 About the Jurors



Cari HErnandezI was born and raised in the Bay Area of Northern California. I studied fine art photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Prior to becoming a full-time studio artist, I operated my own commercial photography studio for 7 years in San Francisco, CA. As a full-time artist I teach, lecture, and show my work nationally. I am a founding board member of International Encaustic Artists, and have served as the creator and director of their past three annual retreat & conferences. My life is full and I am grateful for all that is a part of it, especially my daughter. We make our home in Northern California, enjoying the ocean and mountains as much as possible.

Website: http://www.carihernandez.com



Tom BurnsTom Burns founded Artworks Magazine and has served as its publisher since its inception in 2004. The publication is dedicated to promoting the art and artists of the West Coast. The glossy publication celebrates art in all of its forms, giving artists a platform in which to share their visions. So much attention is given to artists working in New York; Tom feels that the richness and diversity of West Coast art is often overlooked.

Although he has a business and marketing degree from Texas Christian University, he went back to school to pursue a career in fine art after working several years in the corporate world. As a painter, he is inspired by the great Bay Area abstract expressionists of the 1950sand 1960s, as well as the California landscape in all its diversity.

Website:  www.artworksmagazine.com

Personal artwork site: http://tomburnsgallery.com/



Kristina ButtersKristina Butters helped found the family owned and operated Butters Gallery in 1988. This Portland, Oregon gallery focuses on artists from throughout the United States and abroad including several prominent regional artists. The gallery looks in all directions to find artists whose work is innovative with regard to content and media. Included are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture consisting of a range of media from paint to glass to ceramic to encaustic. She has served as director of sales and marketing for the gallery for over 21 years.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Services in Art Education from the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR where she had internships with art organizations such as the Lane Regional Arts Council, the Maude Kerns Center, and the Zone Gallery. As a U of O alumni, she has enjoyed staying connected with art students through the UO Career Center in Portland. She enjoys collecting art, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Website: http://www.buttersgallery.com

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