July 31 – August 31, 2013
at Schrager & Clarke Gallery (760 Willamette St)

Artist Receptions: 
First Friday, August 2, 5:30-8pm, with Craig Spilman at 6:30pm  
Saturday, August 10, 2– 4 pm, with Erik Sandgren and Humberto Gonzalez 

Humberto Gonzalez was born in Mexico, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10, and studied at Northern Illinois University in Dekallb, IL, earning a B.A. in Art and Spanish Literature, and then a M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art. He moved to Oregon to teach Spanish and Art from 1971 until his retirement in 1999, at which time he returned to painting full time. His colorful, impressionistic landscapes are widely collected.

Erik Sandgren was born in Corvallis, but went east to study, first at Yale to earn a B.F.A. in 1975 and then, Cornell to receive a M.F.A. in 1977. He returned to the northwest in 1989 to teach art at Grays Harbor College. His father Nelson Sandgren, a student of David McCosh, has exerted a strong influence on the brush strokes and swirling color of Erik’s vivid landscapes and foggy seascapes. After his father’s death, he continued the summer tradition of Newport Paint Out excursions, during which professional and amateur painters gather in plein aire to paint and learn on the Oregon coast.

Craig Spilman retired in 2002 after a 30-year career teaching drawing, painting and printmaking at Lane Community College. He has exhibited extensively in Oregon and in several international shows. This exhibit includes striking graphite landscapes, with the elements reduced to simple forms and executed in intense, luminescent black.

Karen Perkins, a ceramic artist working in Eugene, earned a M.S. in Art Education from the UO in 1992. For 30 years, Perkins taught in public schools and at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Her graceful vessels, wheel-thrown and then hand-formed, are burnished and smoke-fired, and often accented with horse hair in the smoky finish.

Please join us and meet the artists at a Reception on Saturday, August 10, from 2– 4 pm. 

We will also be open First Friday, August 2nd, and at 6:30 pm Craig Spilman will give a brief talk about his work.

Erik Sandgren, Bay on the Salish Sea, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Cummins Creek, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Deep Summer, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Deep Shade and Splashing Light at Cummins Creek, acrylic on panel
Erik Sandgren, Hikers at Hole-In-The-Wall, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Hovering Pines, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Lewis River Falls, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Light in the Forest, acrylic on panel
Erik Sandgren, Lions Head Rock Yaquina Head, acrylic on canvas, 16 X 20
Erik Sandgren, Rock Crabs, watercolor
Erik Sandgren, Seal Rock, acrylic on panel
Erik Sandgren, Snowbright at Summerland, watercolor
Humberto Gonzalez, Summer Splendor: A Tree Study, watercolor, 2006
Humberto Gonzalez, Berry Field: In the Shadow of the Butte, watercolor, 2007
Humberto Gonzalez, Brookings - Harbor Beach, watercolor, 1999
Humberto Gonzalez, Newport: Dock #5, watercolor, 2012
Humberto Gonzalez, Cascade Lava Beds:Trees' Evolution, watercolor, 1988
Humberto Gonzalez, Newport Marina, watercolor, 2008
Humberto Gonzalez, Oregon Landscape: Farmland, watercolor, 2009
Humberto Gonzalez, Rock Islands Boardman State Park, OR, watercolor, 1987
Humberto Gonzalez, Seal Rock and Shore Pine, watercolor, 1990
Humberto Gonzalez, Summer Sunset: Newport, watercolor, 2009
Humberto Gonzalez, Winter Color, Country Road, watercolor, 2010
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Raku-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Raku-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karen Perkins, Stone-fired ceramic vessel
Karin Clarke Gallery        760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401         541.684.7963         kclarkegallery@mindspring.com
Craig Spilman, Beacon #1, graphite pencil
Craig Spilman, Beacon #3
Craig Spilman, Clouds
Craig Spilman, Fish
Craig Spilman, Moon Cycle
Craig Spilman, Road
Craig Spilman, Small Road