Honors Abound for Three Very Talented 23 Sandy Artists
Three of our favorite artists have recently won accolades that deserve to be spotlighted.
Susan Collard is featured in this month's issue of Oregon Home magazine with a full page with three color photos and a story about her always intriguing artist book constructions. Being an architect herself, Susan's work is a perfect fit for this local magazine. See an online version the article here. Also, stop by the gallery anytime to see Susan's work in inventory.
Heidi Kirkpatrick was one of the Top 50 winners of this year's Critical Mass, an annual photography competition sponsored by Portland's own Photolucida that involves multiple rounds of voting by 200 distinguished curators, gallerists and other photography world luminaries. The field starts with over 650 photographers and competition is fierce. Heidi is one of our regular artists here at 23 Sandy. She has a permanent display in the back room featuring her lovely blocks, tins, books and more, all layered with her gorgeous photographs and often other printed matter such as Gray's Anatomy book pages. Heidi's new work will be up on her gallery web page soon but in the meantime you can check out her work an the other top 50 winners here.
New to 23 Sandy Gallery and new to the book arts world is local photographer Fritz Liedtke also won a coveted spot on the Critical Mass Top 50. Just last week we added a new unique artist book to our glass book case in the back room. He is working on a series of altered books, the copy we have here titled Lands and Peoples I: DaVinci, features one of his photogravures of a freckled women set inside the carved out text block. I don't have a photo of this work yet, but as soon as I do I'll set up his web catalog and let you know. In the meantime, you can see Fritz's work this month at Blue Sky Gallery here in Portland. His Astra Velum series (the aforementioned freckled women) is on display and is just gorgeous.
Congratulations again and keep up the good work!