Trail’s End Gallery extend a warm welcome to our brand new members, our September Featured Artists, during the Gearhart ArtWalk on September 7th.. A reception in their honor will be held from 2:00-5:00 but the gallery is open for viewing from 11-5. Other Trail’s End artists’ work will be on display throughout the gallery and in the entry. We are located at 656 A Street in Gearhart, a block south of Pacific Way.
We are proud to introduce the following new artists to our association: Christine Kende, Fay Stross, J. R. Moyer, Carol Braden, Jim and Jen Crowe, Bill Brock and David Gleason. Their talents with mixed media, fused glass, wood, photography and watercolor will be showcased in this exciting exhibition.
Christine Kende works in glass using a layering process, fusing each layer as she goes until she achieves her desired effect. She holds Fine Arts degrees in music and tau. She has found her voice in glass, which she enjoys because it combines the physics of glass with art.
Fay Stross was inspired to learn to paint after studying art therapy and is now focusing on watercolor after studying other media, taken many courses and has a Master’s Degree from Antioch University.
J.R. Moyer gathers wood from the beach and rivers in the area and turns them into items of beauty to let each piece show off its simple yet complex pattern, its unique character and history. He says, ”The goal of the woodworker is to get out of the way and let the wood have the stage.”
Carol Braden is known for her decorative guitars and has been a professional since 2008, showing in contemporary galleries nationwide.
Jen Crowe is a multi-disciplinary artist working in natural fibers, encaustic paint and metal, sterling silver as her favorite for jewelry. She says, “I love the way it ages. In my painted art, I use encaustic medium for the way it interacts with the light and creates a sense of depth.”
Jim Crowe is a photographer who loves both science and art where his photos lie squarely in the intersection of creativity and technology. He likes to photograph the world in ways that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Bill Brock is both a photographer and painter who brings a different eye to his art.
David Gleason is a traveling photographer and has authored a book, My Winter in Gearhart.
The September show promises to be exciting. We hope you will join us in celebrating these fine artists who are all seasoned but new to the area. Trail’s End is the oldest gallery on the North Coast, operating since the 1950’s having been reverted from a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse. Besides the gallery there is a gift shop full of prints, small objects and artwork, notecards and discounted paintings. The membership continues to grow and has artists joining from Washington and parts of the North Coast, including the Portland area. We offer workshops and classes to our members as well as the public, and open studios to our members with a small fee to nonmembers.
Our annual judged show is open to everyone in August and in July we hold a Kids Kamp and July 4th events and sales. For further information, please contact the gallery during its winter hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00-3:00. The phone number is 503-717-9458. One may also send an email to email@example.com or visit the website, trailsendart.org.