Eight Years of Angst – Angst Gallery’s Eighth Anniversary Group Show

First Friday Reception: December 2

Show: December 2-31

Angst Gallery is having a birthday! To celebrate our eighth anniversary we are having a special exhibit in December to showcase all the artists who have shown here over the years.

See work by many of the people who have shown at the gallery throughout its history, including Toni Partington, Christopher Luna, Erin Dengerink, Christine Eagon, Julian Nelson, Michele Venclik, Bill Leigh, Reid Trevarthen, Richard Schemmerer, Gwendolyn Morgan, Greg Ianto Bee, Marianne Stokes, and more.

In addition, there will be live painting by Coty Keller as Christopher Luna improvises a special poem beginning at 6. Christopher hopes to involve everyone in attendance in the creation of this special piece to commemorate eight years of art at Angst.

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Film Noir Posters from Roger Paulson

First Friday Opening Reception: November 4, 5-9pm

Roger Paulson has been collecting movie posters since the 1970s. Tracing a career in the theatre business, his archive is a reflection of the popularity of American movie-going from the 1940s through the present. Starting simply, by saving posters from careless disposal at theatres, the collection doubled in size before 1980, when several large acquisitions arrived from another collector in Canada. Those came from a long-closed rural theatre in the U.S. which had substituted posters as insulation in its walls. When finally discovered prior to the theatre’s demolition, it was one of the last large treasure chests of pre-1960 movie memorabilia.
Within Paulson’s collection are many classic posters which depict the film genre now known as “film noir.” Many such films were low budget B-pictures, produced for the bottom half of double features. They were often found in second run low admission downtown theatres. The strongest marketing tool for these theatres was a wildly colorful poster full of action and sex which drew from heavy sidewalk traffic.

Cinemaniac! is the business Paulson established to handle gradual dissemination of the posters. Prime examples of the movie posters which propelled film noir through the 1940s and 1950s can be seen in the show at Angst Gallery from November 4-26. Many of the posters displayed will be for sale along with original theatre Lobby Cards, which combine movie art graphics and actual scenes in a convenient 11”x14” size for display. All of the materials in this showing are genuine motion picture posters produced by film studios for use in theatre engagements.

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Food Culture of Southwest Washington

slowfoodSlow Food Southwest Washington is hosting an art show at Angst Gallery this October that will showcase our food regions — Valley, Estuary, Forest and Highlands. Artists are welcome to submit art in all media that captures the essence of one of Southwest Washington’s four food regions (see Call for submission below). The exhibit will be an opportunity to highlight local eco-gastronomic chefs, farmers and local food pioneers, while reclaiming an artistic language for the flavor, environment and people that make up this food region..

The Food Culture of Southwest Washington art exhibit will open on Friday, October 7th, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2016 and will run through Saturday, October 29th.

On Tuesdays throughout October, a food photography class will be offered, along with a menu highlighting the best of Southwest Washington’s eco-gastronomic traditions.

Food photography classes will be held each Tuesday in October 6:30–8:30. Each class will be $50. Contact for more info and questions on package deals:

The Art Exhibit is a fundraiser for Slow Foods Southwest Washington.

Call for Submission: Food Culture of Southwest Washington Exhibit

Submit your art and help Slow Food Southwest Washington highlight regional eco-gastronomic chefs, farmers and local food pioneers, while reclaiming an artistic language for the flavor, environment and people that make up this food region.


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Jason Phelps Presents Precipice at Angst Gallery September 2016

Show: September 2 – October 1

Artist Talk
Friday, September 16

Jason Phelps presents “Precipice,” an abstract examination of culture and nature. Jason finds ways to incorporate the memory of found objects into his work, resulting in compositions rich in material and metallic color. He juxtaposes geometric and organic shapes through the skillful utilization of both painterly and sculptural processes. Jason is a transplant from Southern Oregon who enjoys making and teaching art.

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Magic of the Animals: Paintings by Gwendolyn Morgan

August 5 – 27: Magic of the Animals Exhibit on Display

Please join us on Friday, August 5 for a reception to celebrate Gwendolyn Morgan’s exhibit Magic of the Animals

After inheriting paint brushes and boxes from her grandmother nearly a decade ago, Gwendolyn Morgan became more attentive to her creative process. As an emerging artist, she holds much gratitude for the encouragement of local artists including Susan Bourdet, Flora Bowley, Margaret Hartsook, Cecelia Henle, Alena Hennessy, Mollie Hashimoto, Jude Siegel, Katherine Dunn, and Andre Thrams, amazing women, artists and teachers who focus on creative expression as a means for healing and attaining wholeness. As a child, Gwendolyn dreamed of being a naturalist, artist and writer.  As an adult, she imagined painting more realistically. Nonetheless, her whimsical birds and animals have emerged again and again.

With a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, Morgan has been a recipient of artist and writing residencies at Artsmith, Caldera, Into the Depths of Winter, and Soapstone. She has been published in numerous anthologies, blogs and literary journals. Gwendolyn Morgan’s first book of poems, Crow Feathers, Red Ochre, Green Tea, received the Wild Earth Poetry Prize from Hiraeth Press. Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces will be released by Hiraeth Press ( in late July 2016. Gwendolyn and Judy A. Rose, her spouse, share their home with Abbey Skye, a rescued Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

7pm Saturday, August 20 at Angst Gallery: Book Launch for Gwendolyn Morgan’s Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces with singer and songwriter Judy A. Rose on Native American Flute.

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Lady Bond Presents – The Life of Tattoos

Lady Bond invites you into the beautiful, chaotic life of the tattoo. Join us for a month of exciting events to accompany the show. Inspired by history, personal experiences, life around us, and then brought forth into the skin, tattoos express an interpretation of a particular experience, emotion, or idea. Each piece has an identity, a personality, a life.

Lady Bond began her tattoo career in 2008, leaving the “corporate world” behind. Inspired by The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, Bond is committed to following her personal legend. She explores many artistic mediums and styles. She is married, has two amazing small, furry children (dogs), and enjoys the beautiful thing called life.

First Friday Opening Reception: July 1
Show: July 1-30

July 1 Opening Reception includes the following:
Artist Talk
Q&A – About the Artist and about Tattoos
Featuring in-person tattooed art pieces

On July 16 Lady Bond celebrates Cruisin the Gut with a Temporary Tattoo Station

July 30th Closing Night/Gallery Finale Party  include the following:
Temporary Tattoo Station
Client Talk – Their stories of why they have the tattoos they have
Show off your ink” Runway
Photo Booth

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Contemporary Abstract Paintings–Exploring the Unknown by Karen Folgarelli


**Update 6/7/16 – Special thanks to Columbian writer, Scott Hewitt for his article about Karen Folgarelli, whose work will be on display at Angst Gallery through June 25.

Opening Reception: June 3, 5-9pm
Show: June 3-25
Artist Talk: June 11, 4-6pm

Karen Folgarelli was trained in illustration and design. She worked as an art director and photography stylist before discovering process painting. Inspired by science, music, metaphysics, literature and a childlike sense of wonder, her work merges the physical with a metaphysical quest for discovery and personal evolution. Her experiments reflect an acceptance of the inevitability of change, challenging the known and familiar, and pushing the viewer beyond comfort to birth the new.

Artist Statement: Abstract art contains the essence of non-cognitive awareness in a manner that is undefinable. It is visual poetry. It holds mysteries where the inner and outer senses merge. All of life is a fluid work of art. I paint to reveal the unfolding expression of merging moments. Inspired by the infinite details of inner and outer landscapes, my perspective flows between the microcosm and the macrocosm, the physical and the metaphysical. I study the paradox of life, operating from the hypothesis that the observer and the observed are one. Perception and attitude are the bridge to parting the veils, revealing One Living Being intricately woven into a tapestry of expression.


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Ranae Exhibit Featuring Artists Anne John, Kathi Rick, and Cynthia Heise

Opening Reception – March 4 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Ranae (Frogs, Latin)

Using the frog as an icon, we have embarked upon a largely unplanned adventure. We invite you to witness the migratory, transformative process of artmaking as we adorn three currently blank frogs. Throughout this journey, we hope to inform and enchant as we bicker our way along, weaving our various talents into a pristine, thought-provoking installation that will challenge the senses.

Anne John has loved frogs ever since she was a little girl. She spent her days playing beside a beautiful pond with three varieties of frogs. Walking through her garden only to find a frog hidden under a leaf was a magical experience for her. Frogs and other amphibians have porous skin and are so sensitive to pollutants in our ecosystems that they are the equivalent to a canary in a coal mine — warning us about dangerous changes in our atmosphere, water, and soil.

Artist Bios:

Cynthia Heise, a Minnesota transplant, is usually a 2D artist. Her paintings are meant to illustrate an imagined life in a graphic novel; however, for this installation she will be imagining a flight of flying frogs in 3D. A board member of Arts of Clark County whose work has appeared in galleries around the Pacific Northwest, Heise participated in the Arts of Clark County-sponsored Open Studios in 2015.

Anne John’s artistic roots began as a young girl growing up in Bellevue, Washington, where she had the unique opportunity to study under William Cummings and Liesal Salzer, who directly influenced her love of the painted figure. She attended three years at WSU Pullman, before moving to Vancouver where she continued her education at Clark College, PNCA, and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. Between 1995 and 2002, Anne worked strictly in ceramics and sculpture, before returning to painting full time. She employs a narrative style, within a surreal framework. Her work is a commentary of contemporary issues, where she often uses humor as a mode of communication. Family members, pets and friends frequently find their way onto her canvases. Her surfaces comprise a multilayer of mixed media and transparent glazes. Anne has been active within the art community, as an instructor, jurist, and participating member of the Arts of Clark County. Her images are often featured in regional publications and newspapers. Public works may be viewed at the Fort Vancouver Visitors Center, The Kearny Breast Care Center (in both Longview and Vancouver), Peace Health Hospital, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library, and the Vancouver Community Library.

Kathi Rick: Born and raised in Seattle Washington I have been holding a pencil to a blank piece of paper ever since I can remember. I lived in Europe when I was 9 and 10 years old and went to every art museum I could wangle my parents into taking me to. Stand outs were the plaster death body casts of Pompeii and the black paintings of Francesco Goya at the Prado gallery in Madrid Spain, both of which have influenced my own art making and what I think the power of art and the link between life death and art can and should be forever after. I received a BA from the University of Nevada Reno with an emphasis on printmaking and photography, and an MA and MFA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in Fine Art Photography. Although my advanced degrees are in photography (a medium whose power still awes me), my MFA show introduced me to the joys of working in installation art. This show, The Daughters of Saint Catherine (a show addressing eating disorders, the cultural silencing of adolescent girls, and the patriarchal voice of authority) traveled nationally and was the invited opening exhibit at the newly refurbished CEPA Gallery in New York. Later installations have been Memento Mori, La Petite Mort, Imperfect Specimen and the infamous Pussy show. Thematically, fear, unease and injustice seem to lie at the heart of my creative self, with threads of rage, outrage and violence always ever present. Gender politics and socio-economic issues are also exceedingly important to me as a sounding board for the validity of my art making.

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February Show: Maid, Mother, Crone – Innerlight Photographic Society explores female archetypes

Maid, Mother, Crone – Innerlight Photographic Society explores female archetypes

Cover Photo – (above): LG Freeland – Bird Bath
Opening reception on February 5th from 5-9pm during the first friday artwalk.

Join us for the Artists’ Panel; February 13th from 4-6pm. Artists will be talking about their work, answering questions, and there will be hors-d’oeuvre / appetizers and wine.  Bring your friends!

Inner Light was founded in 1986 by photographer Shedrich Williames (a friend and protege of Ruth Bernhard).  Today, the group includes 22 photographers who work in a wide range of photographic styles and media, from classic black and white landscape to manipulated imagery, from street to semi-abstract photography, from alternative process dating back to the beginning of photography to the latest in digital imaging. 

All of the members of Inner Light are exhibited photographers, and the group shows together frequently.  The Oregonian, in a review of one of the group’s shows commented: “what makes this diversely profiled group of photographers so fascinating (is) a range of appreciation of the silvery medium and a common search by its individual members for genuine expression.”


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