February’s Third Thursday with Chet Malinow

Welcome artist Chet Malinow to our Lake Oswego’s Third Thursday.
As a painter, Chet is constantly combining different colors and mediums to create depth on a flat surface. He enjoys working with aerosol paint, oil and acrylic paints and uses tape, stencils and rubber squeegees to alter these mediums. With graffiti as a backbone for his style, he brings what he has learned from the streets to the canvas.
When he is not working on schoolwork for his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Oregon, he is creating something – whether it’s a new song on his piano, a painting, or a sketch.

The Pacific Northwest is a huge inspiration for my work. I go back and forth from Portland to Eugene. In both areas I have the opportunity to constantly be subjected to impressive artists and inspiring family and friends.

Please join us this Thursday, February 18th from 4-7PM at our Lake Oswego office in Lake View Village (310 N. State Street) for art, live music, appetizers and spirit samplings served by Crafted Life.

Announcing Debbie Todd

Debbie Todd
Debbie Todd, Broker

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty would like to welcome real estate professional,  Debbie Todd to our Lake Oswego, Oregon office.
As a sixth generation Oregonian with over 25+ years as a licensed broker, Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our company. Specializing in the sale of luxury real estate, corporate relocation and new construction, she has sold over 350 million in residential real estate. Clients have consisted of families from some of the following: Nike, Adidas, ESI, Intel, Standard Insurance, Pacificorp, Infocus, just to name a few.
Debbie has achieved status as a Portland Million Dollar Club and Top Ten “Five Star Agent” award annually since 2012 and was featured in the Portland Monthly Magazine. She was also voted as Best of Lake Oswego by readers of the Lake Oswego Review & West Linn Tidings.

I am really most proud of the relationships I have with my clients. My business is 97% repeat clients year after year. To me this is the greatest compliment anyone could receive. It isn’t about how much business you do, it’s about how you do your business.

Debbie is a local resident of Lake Oswego, where she shares a home with her husband Larry, who is a local Builder and Developer. We are thrilled to have her on our team in Lake OswegoDebbie can be reached at debbie.todd@cascadesir.com.

First Friday in Vancouver with Mary Burgess

Artist Mary Burgess will be joining us for February’s First Friday event in Vancouver, Washington. Mary Burgess began painting in watercolor in 1997 while teaching art at David Douglas High School, and has been hooked ever since. Mary is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Lake Area Artists, Art on Broadway and has shown and sold her work throughout the Northwest. Now retired from teaching in the public school system, she shares her skills by teaching adult watercolor classes at the Village Gallery of the Arts.
Mary’s paintings reflect her appreciation of nature and her love of observing the world, including her four chickens whom she paints frequently. She has called Lake Oswego home since 1963 when her family moved from Missoula, Montana.
Pleases join us Friday, February 5th from 5-8pm at our Vancouver Gallery Location (402 W 8th Street) for art, wine and appetizers!

First Thursday in Portland with Annie Meyer

Please join us this Thursday, February 4th from 5-8pm at our Pearl District location  (1321 NW Hoyt Street) for art, live music, appetizers and spirit sampling provided by a Crafted Life!

About our Evening with Annie Meyer and Crafted Life

We are happy to be displaying the work of artist Annie Meyer for February’s First Thursday event in the Pearl District. Her landscapes come from her yearly travels. They are of specific places, but with minimal colors and shapes they are more emotional rather than factual in content. She has an affinity for minimal landscapes, which she attributes to growing up in the Midwest, staring out at farmland with a few lines and few trees. Over the past 21 years, she feels that her work has evolved into what she considers an abstract sense of time and place, and with it she aims to translate the sense of identity she feels with these landscapes that are both from her childhood and herself today.

French Landscapes:

Since 1994, Annie has spent the month of September plein air painting in France. The paintings and ideas she produces in France are the basis of inspiration for a body of work developed in her studio during the rainy Portland winters. This yearly sojourn to France, a beautiful place where she has some time to think and paint, has singularly been the most important thing she has done as an artist to develop her work.

Oregon Landscapes:

Since 2005, Annie has worked on a body of paintings and monotypes based on the landscapes around the Pendleton/Blue Mountain and Palouse area of Oregon and Eastern Washington. She works there at the wonderful and inspirational Crow’s Shadow print studio.


Inspiration for this body of work comes from a collection of waterways that she visits or that are part of her life. They aim to capture the beauty and mood she feels when viewing skies and the reflection of that sky on the water.  She has been developing her water series over the last 6 winters.
All of Annie’s work is original and she has no reproductions. Annie welcomes commissions, and her body of artwork translates well from very small to several feet in size and varied shapes.

Crafted Life

Samplings will be poured this Thursday by Crafted Life. Crafted Life is a collection of artisan distilleries from the Northwest.  Each distillery brings its own unique interpretation to the creation of hand-made spirits and this company brings them all together in a unique membership for spirit lovers.  Members enjoy free tastings at participating distilleries, invitations to private events, release parties and monthly recommended cocktails.

First Friday in Bend with Barton DeGraaf

We are thrilled to be displaying the work of Barton DeGraaf for February’s First Friday event in Bend. For Barton, it all started when his son was born in 2006. He quit his corporate job in the pursuit of happiness and time to be together with  family. In 2007, Bart was asked to be the featured artist for the month at a winery in Spokane whose theme was “From the Earth.” Without having any paintings ready for the show, Bart frantically began painting wine still lives that included frogs, ravens, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. The show was a hit.
Now that Bart has come to accept his calling, he often dreams of new paintings and never seems to run out of ideas. He loves to come up with original, creative images that tell a story, reflect a personal experience, or just make you laugh. His goal is to bring a smile to the viewer and bring some happiness to the world.
Bart has been painting his whole life. Born in Chicago, he fell in love with art at the Art Institute of Chicago. He pursued his passion and received his BFA in 1999 from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. He currently lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife Heidi and son Jon.
Please join us from 5-8PM at our Downtown Bend location (821 NW Wall Street) for art, wine and appetizers!