Rick Bartow, artist, living and working in Newport, has been invited to show his work at the School House, Toledo for the 20th Annual Art Walk as the Guest Artist for the Yaquina River Museum of Art.
A unique experience as his work has not been shown in Toledo, viewers of this exhibit will participate in the work of this contemporary indigenous artist’s creative process in drawings and paintings. His work can be found in many prominent institutions, including the Heard Museum, Phoenix; the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis; the Denver Art Museum; the Berlin Ethnological Museum; and the Native American Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Closer to home, the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem has a collection of his work on display. He is the recipient of the 2013 Annual Community Legend award, Newport.
Bartow’s art is influenced by Northwest imagery, Japanese prints, Maori and African art. Oral traditions, especially Native American transformation stories, are also at the heart of much of his work. Bartow states, as quoted in an article by Charles Froelick who represents Rick’s art in his Portland Gallery “ I‘m an artist who happens to be Indian. I’m involved in what I can find in my culture, and I use that in my work. Wisdom is wisdom.”
To see this outstanding show of work available for sale, please visit the School House, 151 NE Alder Street, Toledo located in the Uptown Art District. Art Walk Hours are 10:-5:00pm Saturday August 31, Sunday September 1-2. The show will continue through September 25 and open hours are Wed.-Sunday noon to 4:00pm. For more information call the School House office (541) 336 1907 and visit www.ToledoArt.info