Korey Gulbrandson, painting & Penelope Dews, ceramic sculpture

Korey Gulbrandson, Dreaming Days Away, mixed media on panel

Korey Gulbrandson, Dreaming Days Away, mixed media on panel

Korey Gulbrandson was born in Portland, Oregon in 1973. HIs artistic talents were recognized early when awarded a seven foot toy-stuffed stocking from a local drawing contest. Korey discovered painting later when he happened upon a cache of old oil paints, and found his destiny.
Based in Portland for the last two decades Korey’s work has gained significant local popularity and a loyal patronage. His signature self taught style is a result of remaining continually informed by each of his paintings. Each piece starts with a hand crafted wood canvas and evolves with an accumulation of layers, manipulating wax and various mediums. Using a torch and carving tools Korey scribes and removes the layers, this technique creates an exciting and surprising plane of texture and color.

Penelope Dews, River Keeper, the Badger, ceramic

Penelope Dews, River Keeper, the Badger, ceramic

Penelope Dews received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. She produces ceramic sculptures fusing a love of gardening with large scale sculptures from realistic to the whimsical. Stylized animals exude peaceful, playful expressions with a touch of the mysterious. Delightfully oversized seed pods, vegetable and fruits create intrigue in the home or along the garden path. A fifth generation Oregonian, Dews has been sculpting and teaching sculpture in the Rogue Valley since 1995.