Pacific Northwest College of Art
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture

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PART III: Creative Endeavors: It's Not What You Do, It's How You Do It

Feb 21, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


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Alumna, Tamara English offers up a three-part workshop about how you can improve your professional practice and develop techniques to guide you towards success.

PART I Beautiful Beginnings: Starting with a clear intention and putting a plan into place

PART II Obstacle and Bumps in the Road: How to remain engaged in the work you do continue moving forward

PART III Wrapping Up & Review: Determine when you are “finished” and evaluate ways to improve


Tamara English’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad including in exhibitions in Riga, Latvia and in London as well as at the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Lesher Art Center in the Bay Area, Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, and the Eisemann Center in Dallas,Texas. Her paintings have appeared in the television series Portlandia and she was featured in the documentary Art; PDX. In March of 2017 her work will be featured in an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum’s Northwest Artists Gallery. Her paintings are represented by Caplan Art Designs in Portland, Seattle Art Museum Sales & Rental Gallery in Seattle, Addington Gallery in Chicago, Turner Barnes Gallery in London, Cooper & Smith Gallery in Essex, Connecticut, and by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale, New York.

In her work, English explores themes related to the literary genre of Magical Realism, blending magical or imaginary elements with rational elements to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a broader understanding of reality beyond the physical world, as a vehicle to discover the divine presence in life. English’s oil paintings reveal the atmosphere of interior space, imagining these worlds as types of landscapes that one might move through. The visual vocabularies of patterns found in Islamic tile-work, medieval European illuminated manuscripts, Indian textiles, and quantum physics combine and overlap in an invitation to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]


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