We are so excited to announce that two wonderful award winning Northwest artists are bringing their skills together and will take over our studio with interactive art at Aubin Ahrens Photography on 11th and Scott from 5-8 during the October 3, 2014 Manette Art Walk.

Jane Friedman will bring her skills with encaustics and oils to at least 3 large canvases, while metal sculptor, Jeff Oens will add metal and glass to create amazing interactive three-dimensional elements to the art pieces that will inquire about memory and technology. The two have spent weeks working on pieces for this show and I am so excited to see their final art displayed in our studio.

Jane Friedman is a Northwest artist focusing on nature, humans and human nature. Born in Iowa and reborn professionally in Alaska, Jane now makes Bremerton, Washington her home. Jane completed her BFA at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she received “Best of Show” for her final series of paintings, From Innocence to Experience. Since that time, Jane frequently was featured in solo and group shows in Anchorage, including Stonington Gallery, and the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Jane also exhibited her work in solo shows at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, where her work is part of the permanent collection. She also enjoys teaching art to children and learning from them in the process.

Jeff Oens is a metal sculptor with work placed in corporate office buildings, and private home throughout the country, but predominately in the Northwest, Alaska and Colorado. One of the five metal moose he created will be on display in Manette as well as some of Jeff’s work with metal orbs.

Make sure to stop by during the October 3rd Manette Art walk from 5-8 to seem their amazing work – and of course, share a glass of wine with us! See you there!

Jane and Jeff discuss the three dimensional elements that will be added to her encaustic and oil pieces.

Jane and Jeff discuss the three dimensional elements that will be added to her encaustic and oil pieces.

Gears, and other metal pieces will be embedded in the encaustic and oil art works.

Gears, and other metal pieces will be embedded in the encaustic and oil art works.

Jeff Oens will add his own take on memory loss with his sculpture with found objects.

Jeff Oens will add his own take on memory loss with his sculpture with found objects.