Monster Drawing Rally III at Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum's Monster Drawing Rally is happening again! Come watch me and other local artists draw in the Museum's beautiful courtyard. Last year was a whole lot of fun! Kids activities, hoards of people, lots of great drawings, beer garden.
Join me!

MDRIII

All drawings will be sold, hot off the presses, for 35 bucks a pop. Proceeds go to support the museum's free school and youth programs

Friday, July 14, 6-9 pm
Free and open to the public.

Assembly: A Group Exhibition

Artists: Shannon Baird, Shelley Chamberlin, Daniel Doford, Harrison Higgs, Ariana Jacob, Julie Keefe, Ellen Lesperance, Jim Lomasson, Vanessa Renwick, Sika Stanton

Helzer Gallery
Portland Community College
Rock Creek Campus, Building 3, Room 102
17705 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229

Exhibition runs January 11-February 17, 2017

Artist Talk: February 2, 12noon

 

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Shelley Chamberlin
Aftershock (3 details: images 15, 11, and 18)
Polyester plate lithographs
NFS

Following the upset of the 2016 presidential election, I felt compelled to document our shared grief. On November 8, we began as a tangle of nerves, anxious and excited; we became a country in shock, a nation in mourning. These images are poignant intimate portraits of those first hours and days of shock, grief, despair, rage, and disbelief following the election. 

The work spans the gap between the intimate and political, reminding us that these moments are not abstract and distant, but rather visceral, personal and deeply embedded in the fabric of our collective experience, that politics affects our nerve, our bone, our very being.

Studio Visit Radio Show

A couple of weeks ago, I had the great pleasure to be a guest on Freeform Portland's Studio Visit Radio Show. If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to it here:

Studio Visit is a curated sound exhibition of PDX-area artists, art professionals, art lovers, and makers of all kinds. DJs Abi and Megan host on alternating weeks, and each week a new guest joins the show for an exploration of their personal music tastes, creative process, and random daydreams. The show is 1/3rd talk and 2/3rds music, and the music is eclectic by definition because weekly guests determine the playlist. DJs Abi and Megan engage guests in casual conversation about how music affects their artistic practice, which music obsessions they have and why, memories of the local music and art scene, and what makes them tick creatively in general. More of a casual conversation than an interview, Studio Visit desires to uncover hidden sides of the local art scene in an idiosyncratic, random and synesthetic way.

Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep

Michelle Daly and I have been working madly on our upcoming show and we're delighted to invite you all to the exhibition!

Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep

A collaborative exhibition exploring vulnerability, intimacy, relationality, nostalgia, memory, disruption, determination, absurdist humor, and hope.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Gallery 51
51 Main St North Adams, MA 01247
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 106, Sun 12-4

September 29-November 20, 2016
Opening Reception September 29, 5-8 pm
Artist Reception October 27, 5-7 pm
 

Shelley Chamberlin, Skyline #3, charcoal on paper

Shelley Chamberlin, Skyline #3, charcoal on paper

Michelle Daly, Re-imagined Landscape, detail

Michelle Daly, Re-imagined Landscape, detail


See Press Release below for further details


 

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Gallery 51, 51 Main St., will present “Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep,” a collaborative exhibition between Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly. The show will run September 29 to November 20, 2016.  The public is invited to attend a free opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5-8pm.  A second reception will take place Thursday, October 27, from 5-7pm.

The exhibition explores the intersectionalities common to the artistic practices of Chamberlin and Daly spanning over a 15 year friendship and features artworks mapping the trajectory of their friendship along with their individual and collective artistic practices.

In “Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful To Keep,” Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly explore themes of vulnerability, intimacy, relationality, nostalgia, memory, disruption, determination, absurdist humor, and hope. The exhibition will include installation, drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and interdisciplinary works.

Shelley Chamberlin is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media from printmaking to film to performative installation. She is interested in exploring relationality and the ways in which we build and contextualize meaning. After earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Marylhurst University, she ran the studio art program at Portland Art Museum. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Goddard College. Her work has been included in a variety of film and print media, including NBC’s Grimm, The Grove Review, and Album Covers for The Speechwriters and Velvet Mishka. Her work can be found at Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery and is included in Regional Arts and Culture Council's Visual Chronicle of Portland Collection. She teaches drawing, printmaking and mixed media at Portland Community College and Multnomah Arts Center.

Michelle Daly is an artist and Program Manager at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. She also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Marylhurst University. Michelle’s work has been exhibited in juried, group, and solo exhibitions. She is interested in exploring the tension found where spaces overlap, and creating work that displays the labor of its making. Her work has been featured in group and traveling exhibitions throughout the country and is held in private collections around the world. She has had solo exhibitions in Portland, OR, Los Angeles, Calif., and Brooklyn, NY. 

 

MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA and greater creative communities through its cultural programming, including: MCLA Gallery 51, DownStreet Art, Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP), and MCLA Presents! The BCRC promotes, facilitates and encourages a dialogue to foster a sustainable, creative community.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens. For more information, go to www.mcla.edu.

 

 

Monster Drawing Rally at Portland Art Museum

I am excited to announce that I will be participating in this year's Monster Drawing Rally! Come watch me and other local artists draw in the courtyard of Portland Art Museum. All drawings will be for sale for 35 bucks each. Proceeds go to support PAM's awesome free education programs!

July 15, 2016, 6-9pm

 

Art Rock

I'm excited to be participating in Portland Community College's Visual Arts Fair: Art Rock.

This Monday, May 16, 10 am-2 pm, Mike McGovern and I will be leading a collaborative printmaking demo and workshop. Come get your hands dirty and make some prints with us!

Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Free and open to the public!



Print Print Print!

Southern Graphics Council International is having their annual conference in Portland this year: Flux Portland, and the city is full of amazing prints and shows and happenings!

I've got a couple of pieces on view around town.

I have this brand new piece up at the Trayle Studio Print Show
There will be a little opening this Friday if you'd like to pop by.

In this Metaphor, I am the Tree of Singing Birds
Polyester Plate Lithograph with Watercolor


I'm thrilled to be a part of the fantastic Print Portfolio:
My Rules, curated by Mike McGovern

The piece below is on view at PCC Sylvania

The Ghost Ship
Polyester Plate Lithograph with Watercolor



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Check out all of SGC International's Flux PDX events here: http://sgciportland.com/
On Instagram and Twitter: @sgci_2016
#sgci #sgci2016 #fluxpdx

PAPER

These new pieces will be in the PAPER show at Waterstone Gallery this month. There's some really interesting work in the exhibition; I'm excited to be a part of it!

The opening's this Wednesday from 5-8 pm 
424 NW 12th ave, PDX 
I hope you can stop by if you're in the area.

Apart
Altered book
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Alone
Altered book
225-    sold

Object and Meaning: An Exploration of Brokenness and Repair

Place Gallery (in the atrium of Pioneer Place Mall)
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Exhibition runs September 21-November 2, 2013
Opening Reception- September 21, 2013, 6-9pm
Second Reception- October 19, 2013, 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm




















In this exhibition, you are invited to break things, things that are merely objects, or things that are personal and meaningful to you. You are also invited to bring things to be mended.

how long will you have to make clay pitchers
that have to be broken to enter you?
--Rumi

It's easy to categorize things in our lives or in the world as either falling apart or coming together, but these things are always happening in tandem. By paring them down to simplest form and bringing them into the same room, the juxtaposition illuminates their relation to one another, how they are two sides of the same coin. Construction and destruction are both part of the same unfolding story.

In destroying and mending objects there is an opportunity for reflection about the meanings and stories we attach to these objects. By transmuting the objects, there's the possibility of transmuting their stories as well.

It is an opportunity to glimpse into the possibility of a new organization of meaning. It is the way things are always breaking down and building up at the same time. It is the making and remaking of meaning. It is systems and stories that no longer work in their wholeness, things that have to be pieced together from what remains, from what has been worn and torn and shattered, loved into loose strands.

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***I would like to invite you to bring glass, ceramic or fragile items that you wish to break during the opening, or at any point throughout the exhibition, or anything you would like to have mended. I will be 'repairing' objects in the gallery to return to their owners in new incarnations. I am also seeking donations of glass or ceramic objects in bulk that you are willing to part with for the general public to break throughout the course of the exhibition. Please comment here or send me an email at shelleychamberlin@gmail.com if you have anything you wish to donate. It'd be much appreciated!