Featured Artist & POSCA

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July News Update
A Little Humor For The Day
A Facebook friend posted this – sort of apt lately 🙂
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I’m
going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I’d been drinking. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need water. I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I’ll be looking for the remote, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: the car isn’t washed the bills aren’t paid ,there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter, the flowers don’t have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my check book, I can’t find the remote, I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all the damn day, and I’m really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail….
POSCA Markers
Some POSCA markers are now available at Dots ‘N Doodles Art Supplies.  The full display will arrive at the end of August.July
Description
Non-toxic, water-based POSCA markers can be used on almost any surface so you can express your creativity freely. The alcohol- and solvent-free opaque paint covers well, is blendable, dries quickly and can be overlaid when dry. The pen has a valve mechanism for a tight paint seal and a ball inside the barrel that mixes the paint, allowing for even paint consistency, texture and continued optimal results. The pen tips can be rinsed with water and some are reversible. The cap ensures protection and longevity of the pen tip. There is no need for a base; these versatile markers can be used on paper, glass, cardboard, wood, porcelain, metal, textiles, ceramics, plastic and much more without priming (the markers will however produce different results on certain surfaces with a primer). They can also be used like watercolor when mixed with water and a brush. Available in tip sizes ranging from .7mm to 15mm for all types of art, craft, graffiti, décor and more.
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The PCF-350 brush tip marker combines the advantages of a paintbrush with the benefits of a pen. With its soft tip, it can be used for hard to reach areas, and it allows professionals, beginners and children to experience the pleasure of painting without the props. The PC-1MR ultra-fine tip marker has the same qualities as a paint marker in the form of a fine tip pen. It’s designed for professionals and beginners requiring an ultra-fine and consistent line in a wide selection of colors. The PC-1M extra-fine, tapered bullet tip marker is ideal for fine detailed work. A favorite of both children and adults to color or write with accuracy. The PC-3M fine bullet tip marker is great for both coloring and writing clean lines. This versatile marker can be used to customize, create, decorate or mark anything that inspires you. The PC-5M medium bullet tip marker is the “multi-purpose” marker of the POSCA range. It produces neat and precise lines, and is ideal for coloring. An all-around favorite of both professionals and beginners. The PC-8K broad chisel tip marker draws neat curves and covers large surfaces. Ideal for flat-tints, urban art, sign making, interior design, board customization and more. The PC-17K extra-broad, rectangular chisel tip marker is a favorite of professionals and artists for creating large-scale artwork. Great for filling in background colors, wall murals, urban art, interior design and more.
Roger Glen Dorband
Featured artist
Roger Dorband is a local Astoria artist who has a diverse portfolio from photography to mixed media to drawing and sketching.  Roger has been living and working in Astoria where he actively engages in the local art community.

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Roger Dorband is a native of Grants Pass, Oregon where he grew up on the Rogue River. He received a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Oregon before earning a second degree in fine art from Portland State University in 1975. He twice exhibited sculpture in the Portland Art Museum’s Artists of Oregon Exhibition, was included in a national drawing exhibition and the Oregon Print Makers Annual. He received both public and private sculpture commissions and exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions before turning to photography.
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My career in art began with a degree in fine art from Portland State University in 1975. For the first 10 years I exhibited sculpture, drawing and collage. I began transitioning to photography in the mid 80s.

In the late 1980s I collaborated with Oregon writer Ursula K. LeGuin on a book titled Blue Moon Over Thurman Street, combining my photography with LeGuin’s writing. In 2006 I published a book of landscapes on the Rogue River titled The Rogue, Portrait of a River. Four years later I published a second collaboration with LeGuin titled Out Here which featured the Steens Mountain area of eastern Oregon. Shortly after the publication of Out Here, I was hired by Seattle billionaire John McCaw to do a private commission on his southern Oregon ranch.

In addition to my books, I have exhibited regularly featuring bodies of work from India, Paris and Mexico. I moved to Astoria in 2008 and have had work in LightBox Photographic Gallery locally. In the past 4 years my photographs have been collected by the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University, and the St. Petersburg Florida Art Museum.

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My career in art began with a degree in fine art from Portland State University in 1975. For the first 10 years I exhibited sculpture, drawing and collage. I began transitioning to photography in the mid 80s.

In the late 1980s I collaborated with Oregon writer Ursula K. LeGuin on a book titled Blue Moon Over Thurman Street, combining my photography with LeGuin’s writing. In 2006 I published a book of landscapes on the Rogue River titled The Rogue, Portrait of a River. Four years later I published a second collaboration with LeGuin titled Out Here which featured the Steens Mountain area of eastern Oregon. Shortly after the publication of Out Here, I was hired by Seattle billionaire John McCaw to do a private commission on his southern Oregon ranch.

In addition to my books, I have exhibited regularly featuring bodies of work from India, Paris and Mexico. I moved to Astoria in 2008 and have had work in LightBox Photographic Gallery locally. In the past 4 years my photographs have been collected by the Portland Art Museum, the Hallie Ford Museum at Willamette University, and the St. Petersburg Florida Art Museum.
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Kristy Anne Kutch
Kristy Kutch is first a lovely lady but also an exceptional color pencil artist.  Kristy is just completing her 2 day workshop here in Astoria and is continuing on her West Coast workshop tour.
 
“Growing up in a creative family, I always had the freedom to experiment, make a mess, and generally putter around and entertain myself. Although not an artist by trade, my father was a gifted sketcher and used to draw cartoons for our family as entertainment. My sister and I shared this interest and talent, and from the time I was very young, I remember feeling that it was ” the ultimate” to have blank paper and fresh crayons- or maybe a set of Prang watercolors, the semi-moist kind in the oval pans. JulyWe usually had a pad of paper for notes and grocery lists, and I would draw on that, blank shirt cardboard, and even the blank fly-leafs of the volumes on the family bookshelves (only to be discovered – and admitted- decades later!)
I find in my art a sense of self that makes me feel unique. I look for subjects that are beautiful, vivid, and realistic, yet sometimes a bit bizarre or thought- provoking in that realism. I enjoy looking at a common scene or subject and probing more deeply to see it at an uncommon angle or from an arresting point of view. Dramatic contrasts of values also appeal to me, and I can get lost in that joy of carefully applying my colors and seeing something literally burst forth from that paper in a startling three-dimensionality, realism with a twist.
Teaching workshops throughout the country has added a new dimension to my art. The elementary school educator in me still enjoys seeing that dawn of comprehension and enthusiasm when demonstrating or sharing a drawing concept. On another level, I learn from and with my students, delightful groups of people from all walks of life. Patience is well-rewarded with the satisfaction – and yes, fun- of beholding that developing art, both for them and for me.”
–Kristy Kutch
July
Pencils of choice
Caran d’Asch
Faber – Castell
Derwent

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