Monday, June 28, 2010

Mar's Studio Sale, Oh My

I had a great adventure on Friday afternoon. I got to attend Mar Goman's final studio sale. Her studio has been located in NW Portland at 14th and Everett for years, but she is closing it down and moving her studio to her home in Washington. The sale started at 4:00 pm, so my friend Steph picked me up at 3:30 -- we wanted to be there right on time. And boy were we on time: we were the first ones in the door.

After climbing the stairs to the studio, right there at the top were piles of free stuff. FREE STUFF, I tell ya! Steph and I were hyperventilating we were so excited. I was in such a fluttered state, that Steph grabbed my camera and helped me get some photos.

I ran into a few people I know, including Judy Vogland, an artist from Portland who teaches at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. I'm signed up to take Judy's Painting with Natural Forces: Sand, Sun and the Tides in August (for the second time, it is such fun), so it was great to see Judy and reconnect in advance. (That's Judy digging through the free table).

Here is a sampling of what Mar had for sale. I was so overwhelmed and excited, I didn't want to take too much time shooting photos!

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the wonderful pieces of art I bought (or the fabulous free stuff I managed to snag), but I'll share a few photos after I return home next week.

Steph summed up our experience so perfectly, I'm going to include the message she sent to me over the weekend (and because this really was a joint blog post):

I still cant believe the good fortune of yesterday. I wish I had a blog , to post about all the wonderfulness of yesterday. Mars art is so primitive and raw, yet beautiful and fun. The imagery and craftsmanship make up for the dark subject matter. And then the free table....

Wow still reliving the score, fun stuff for us found object junkies:)



George said...

How large can I say OMG!!!! You lucky girls. from Tory - I'm babysitting

Paula McNamee said...

Thanks for sharing photos of Mar's studio sale. I felt like I got to see some of it without even being there but darn no free stuff to take home.

gl. said...

oh, gosh! i totally would have enjoyed one of mar's studios sales!

lynda Howells said...

oh you lucky, lucky ladyxxxthere was a lot l saw that l would have taken home, given half a chance!hax glad you had an amazing timexlynda

Patti said...

Rats... it was on my calendar to get over there on Sunday, but it just didn't happen. Oh, well, at least she now lives near me... so am looking forward to her first Ridgefield "studio warming". :)