I am a self-taught artist. I live and work in Portland Oregon. I began non representational painting in the summer of 2015.
My light hearted abstractions are an interplay of line, color and expressive mark making, often with collage elements adding dimension to the interesting surface texture.
I paint intuitively and spontaneously, using built up and obscured layers to convey a sense of mystery, curiosity and imperfection.
Paintings are signed and titled on the back. The canvas and wood paneled paintings are wired and ready to hang. Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Current Gallery Representation. Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Portland OR., RiverSea Gallery, Astoria OR.
For more online, visit Shellie’s gallery on Instagram @shelliegarberart.
Exhibitions and Awards
2020 February 8- March 10 Solo Exhibit at RiverSea Gallery, Astoria Oregon.
2019 October 19- November Rental Sales Gallery Fall Show. Portland Oregon.
2019 September 28- December Remax Equity Art Show Portland Oregon.
2019 July New Gallery reresentation. Riversea Gallery, Astoria Oregon.
2019 June Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open tent exhibition. Lakewood Center.
2019- April 26 Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Juried Spring Exhibit. Portland Oregon.
2019- March Oregon Society of Artists Spring Exhibit- First Place Blue Ribbon and cash award won for “Fields of Gold”.
2018 October – November Wake the Sloth Cafe Peterkort Center, Portland Oregon.
September 7 – October ISEA International art exhibition. Runyon gallery, Newport Oregon.
2018 August – October Chehalem Cultural Arts Center exhibition.
July – August Canby Library, Canby Oregon.
2018 June 15 – July 15 Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery New artist exhibition.
2018 June Lake Oswego Festival of the arts summer show.
2018 February – April 2018 Clackamas County Arts Alliance Artists Exhibition Program, Oregon City.
2017 December Big 500 Pioneer Place Mall, Downtown Portland Oregon.
2017 November – Current Bluestone Fine Art Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.
2017 October – December Tanner Building Solo Exhibit. Pearl District, Portland Oregon.
2017 September Little by Little Fundraiser/Art Exhibit. Milwaukie , Oregon
2017 June Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Open show. Lake Oswego, Oregon.
2017 June 11 Saatchi Art “Artist of the Day” Site wide and social media feature.
2017 May Saatchi Art Spring Catalog featured “Pink Cadillac”.
2017 April Gallery at Cerulean, Portland Oregon.
2017 March 12×16 Gallery, Sellwood Oregon. Month long exhibition featuring emerging women artists.
2016, September Verum Ultimum Gallery. Catalyst exhibit. Portland Oregon.
2016, June Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego Oregon. Blue ribbon winner for “Gazebo”