July 29 – August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday July 30 6-8pm.
Gallery Hours: Friday, July 29: 3-6pm, Sat, July 30 12:30-5pm & Sunday, July 31 from 2-5pm. Saturdays in August from 1-3pm or email info@RainmakerArtistResidency.org for a viewing appointment.
Rainmaker Artist Residency is located at: 2337 NW York Street, Portland, OR 97210
PORTLAND, Ore – July 25, 2016 – Rainmaker Artist Residency is pleased to announce the group show, INCOMING: 3, featuring works from the new Rainmaker artist residents for 2016-17. New Rainmaker artists are: Amory Abbott, Jason Berlin, Hannah Newman, Nick Patton, Veronica Reeves, Rachel Brown Smith, and Lauren Stumpf.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Amory Abbott was born in a house along a creek in Madison, Indiana. His ceramicist mother and sculptor father raised him in Bloomington and on the road to art fairs. He moved to Indianapolis in 1999, earning his BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2004. He currently lives with his wife and cat in Portland, OR, having earned his MFA at Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016.
Jason Berlin is a native of Longview Washington and works predominantly in the medium of oil painting, but includes sculpture in his oeuvre. Berlin received his MFA in Visual Studies in 2016 from Pacific Northwest College of Art. He completed a BFA with distinction at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland Oregon in 2013. His work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest, New York, France, and Vancouver BC.
Hannah Newman received a Master of Fine Arts in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland in 2016. Previously she worked as a long-term artist-in-residence at Springfield Pottery in Springfield, Missouri and is currently working towards a solo exhibition at PCC Cascade Gallery in Portland, OR. Newman’s work seeks to investigate questions concerning language and the digital through personal, bodily, and experiential methods.
Nick Patton is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Portland, OR. Patton received his BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2005 and his MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2015. His studio practice is currently focused on addressing various social, political, and ecological issues through abstract sculptural representations.
Veronica Reeves gathers inspiration for paintings and other art making from her travels, dreams, and minimally tending an overgrown garden. She received her MFA in Visual Studies from PNCA in 2015. Reeves earned her BFA in Painting from the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado in 2008, and graduating summa cum laude.
Rachel Brown Smith is a visual artist living in Portland, OR. Born and raised in MO, Brown Smith received a BFA in Painting from Missouri State University and her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2016. Utilizing painting, collage and installation, her work investigates mysticism and states of being. Revealing symbols and bodies as potent with sacred potential, Brown Smith harnesses physical forms to speak to a metaphysical ecstasy and excess.
Lauren Kristine Stumpf is an interdisciplinary artist from Saint Louis, Missouri mainly working in found object sculpture, installation, ceramics, performance, and video. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Leigh Gerdine School of Fine Arts at Webster University in Saint Louis and recently graduated with her MFA in Visual Studies from the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Her current work and research resides within the realm of humor, wordplay, gender politics, and consumerism.
Rainmaker Artist Residency is a 501 c-3 non-profit organization that provides studio space and professional development opportunities and support to recent MFA graduates who live in Portland, Oregon. For more details please visit: www.RainmakerArtistResidency.org
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