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  • Jan 2
    Field of View 2018 Artist Residency Exhibition Jan 02 to Feb 24 @Wolff Gallery
  • Jan 3
    Rebecca Reeve - Sun Breathing Jan 03 to Mar 02 @Upfor Gallery
  • Jan 22
    Terrell James, Ritsuko Ozeki Jan 22 to Mar 02 @Froelick Gallery
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    Paula Blackwell, Hanna Traynham, Celeste LeBlanc Jan 31 to Feb 26 @Guardino Gallery
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    Mike Smith Paintings Feb 01 to Feb 24 @Attic Gallery
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    Meet the Makers Feb 05 to Mar 03 @Waterstone Gallery
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    Meet the Makers Feb 06 to Mar 03 @Waterstone Gallery
  • Feb 7
    FEBRUARY FINE ART PRINTS & EPHEMERA SALE Feb 07 to Feb 28 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Feb 7
    KENDRA LARSON – Backyard Disasters Feb 07 to Mar 03 @Augen Gallery
  • Feb 7
    Chris Topper, Micah Krock, Chris Pothier Feb 07 to Mar 30 @Steel Door Gallery

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Valerie Graham, Jewelry Artist

Handmade jewelery inspired by my time in Portland.
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Have you heard of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts? The first time I heard the name I immediately saw a picture in my head of tiny little musicians, playing on the corner of your desk just for you. I think of my jewelry in much the same way. Tiny pieces of art, made of silver, high karat gold, and precious stones; for you to wear and enjoy you as you go about your day. My years of travel have inspired my work in many ways. From the graphic layers of graffiti I spotted on the trains in Philadelphia, to the emoji imagery I loved seeing while living in Japan, to learning to appreciate the beauty of a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. It is these vivid experiences that inform me as an artist and maker. I also spent several years studying glass techniques and working as a glassblower. My time in the Hotshop, working with timing and temperature has also greatly informed my metalwork, including the fusing and granulation techniques I love to use in my current line of pieces