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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January 2016 @ Angst

​Angst Gallery is hosting our 5th Male Form art show.

We will be displaying work from many local artists in a variety of forms, turning a magnifying glass on men, maleness, and masculinity.

*UPDATE * Special thanks to Richard S @ PDX Art Now for opening show review.

 The Mad Gasser of Mattoon (detail) mixed media collaborative painting Pablo Cáceres & Greg Bee
The Mad Gasser of Mattoon (detail)
mixed media collaborative painting
Pablo Cáceres & Greg Bee


Please join the annual juried group art show. Viewing opportunities include:


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Dark Heart of the Wood by Madeleine MorrowWelcome to our group show Mytho-Logical!

Opening on December’s First Friday, 5-9 pm. 

A wide range of creations from Northwest artists is on display for the month of December. Focusing on the stories we’ve told each other since the dawn of time – ancient, modern and personal mythologies are all represented.

Art (right) – Dark Heart of the Wood by Madeleine Morrow


If you want to submit to “Male Form” – our next juried art show – click here for details.


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Bon Marché & 5 Years of Niche! This Weekend!

Niche – Celebrating 5 years! Sunday, November 8th

Join us for a pre party at Niche and then into the Kiggins Theatre to watch Spanish Film shorts and drink Spanish wine. 4:00 pm9:00 pm

Here is a clip from deep in the archives. June 2010 – Niche: The Process.

Bon Marché – November Show

Opening this Friday from 5-9pm

Original Call for Art (now closed) answered for this November’s show.

Have too much art? Make room in your studio for new work by selling your older collection. We at Angst Gallery thought about purging some of our creations that have accumulated over the years. We are inviting artists we have enjoyed working with in the past to join us in BonMarché (the good market). Starting a new series, need money for supplies? We are here to help.

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Submit to Myth-O-Logical

mythoSubmit your work to Angst Gallery’s Mythological themed group show.

Submission – Deadline for submissions is Saturday November 28th. 12-5pm (earlier arrangements can be made) Up to 3 works of art accepted. Art will be juried for relevance to the theme and quality

The stories that humans tell each other, from pre-history to modern urban legends both inspire and frame much of traditional and modern art. Mythic stories, Jungian archetypes, personal mythologies or religious antiquities would fit the concept. Mythical animals, creatures, characters are all appropriate themes. This is a group juried art show at Angst Gallery. The line between historical fact and mythology is obvious to us in a modern day civilization. Or is it?

Ancient and Modern Folklore, Fable, Urban Legend, Myth, and Fiction are all appropriate themes for Angst Gallery’s Myth-o-Logical show.

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