The Art of McMenamins: Celebrating 40 Years of Creativity, A Conversation with the Artists

Jennifer JoyceArt News, Events

Join Jenny as she joins other artists in celebrating 40 years of McMenamins’ art! From the McMenamins website: Meet the unique artists who transform each McMenamins pub, hotel, restaurant, brewery, and music venue into a visual journey that sparks the imagination and reflects local history. Jenny Joyce, Cleo Hehn, Eona Skelton, Myrna Yoder, and Lillian Ripley share the stories and …

Capturing Oregon’s Magic

Scott DochertyArt News, Events, Personal

This past weekend I visited a show that, sadly, ended on May 1. It was at the Hoffman Centerfor the Arts in Manzanita, and was titled Capturing Oregon’s Magic. It featured a sampling ofworks included in the book, “Oregon Painters Landscape to modernism, 1859-1959”.This is a wonderful book by Ginny Allen and Jody Klevit. It was a beautiful show. I …

Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Portland Art Museum

Jennifer JoyceArt News, Events, Personal

Thoughts about Frieda Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Portland Art Museum exhibition. I loved closely examining the paintings to understand their process, what brushes were used and how color was modeled and the designs of their work. They were both superb draftsmen, and could both draw beautifully.  There were aquatints of details in one of Diego’s murals, and they were …

Home Show Postponed

Scott DochertyArt News, Events, Personal

Due to the coronavirus, we are postponing my home show scheduled for this Saturday, March 28.  The new date will be announced when this crisis has passed. Meanwhile, I hope everyone is taking precautions and staying healthy, and, dare I say it,  happy.  Let’s get through this together. Thanks all, Jenny


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At McMenamins we started painting exposed pipes, treating them as opportunities for creativity. Hence, I gravitated to painting the 2” pipe elbow which formed the perfect shape for whimsical faces.  I love the size, weight and shape of these miniature sculptures.

Imaginary Landscapes (Guardino Gallery Show 2015)

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I have a habit of keeping a small drawing pad in which I draw imaginary concepts and/or places.  I troll through the pictures, and when one grabs me, I develop it into a painting.  The original drawing is enlarged and painted in color achieving a fullness only suggested by its humble origins and sometimes it really surprises me.