Save These Dates & Talk About Art

A New Heaven and A New Earth

exhibit continues through Sunday, 29 June 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Hours:  Tuesdays 9-1, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 9-4


In the beautiful Kempton Hall, a simple and wonderful show with vast interpretations of the theme.


Wilsonville Festival of the Arts

Booth #16 in Town Center Park–stop by and visit and see earthy art!

Saturday, 31 May 2014 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 1 June 2014 10am-5 pm


Open Studios of Beavercreek

I am hosted in Studio #5.  Click to see the driving map through this beautiful territory and a glimpse of the fantastic and varied art we are making.  Last fall we had visitors from Portland and the distant surrounding area, with comments that this is one of the best Open Studios tour in Oregon!  

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 6-8 June 2014, 10am-5pm each day.


“Weather Makers,” “Moving Into Holy Land,” “Buried Skull on Elk Rise”

all images ©CherilynSunRidge, acrylic, 16″x16,” each $365

Make this summer your summer of art, with gazing and thinking and contemplating and sharing and acquiring for your heart&soul&sacred space!  See you soon!  Light, Cherilyn

Artist Reception & Artist Forum Talk–Both This Weekend!

“A New Heaven & A New Earth” show at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, part of their Artists Among Us

147 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

16 May 2014 – 30 June 2014, Tuesdays 9-1, Saturdays 10-4, Sundays 9-4

I have a piece accepted into this show, and our reception is Friday, 16 May 2014, 6-9 pm, at the address above. There will be signs directing you to the exhibit hall.  I have been to this show twice, and it has been beautiful work in a beautiful space.  My work in this show is “Compassionate Conspiracy,” which you may have seen before, and possibly worth a contemplative review!  It is about having your sacred-circle-life-arena, and noticing leagues of spiritual support holding and nurturing you!


©CherilynSunRidge, “Compassionate Conspiracy,” acrylic, 16″x16,” $485

The other two pieces I submitted for the show with such a wonderful conceptual title– “A New Heaven & A New Earth”– are “Stitch Your Soul To A Sacred Hoop” and “First Innocence.”  The former offers the strength of quadrants with earth-like embellishment of the stained glass motif.  The latter offers a glimpse into land meeting sea, and orbs of spirit light assisting creatures and beings in their interface with one another and with the integrity of being.  Alas, neither of these will hang in that hall for this show!

Image©CherilynSunRidge, “Stitch Your Soul To A Sacred Hoop,” acrylic, 30″x30,” $1100



      Image©CherilynSunRidge, “First Innocence,” acrylic, 30″x30,” $1100


The Artist Forum is Sunday, 18 May 2014, 9 am, also at the above address, and I will be speaking.  

Please come visit!  See art!  Enjoy a lovely evening in Portland!  Introduce yourself!  Sending LIGHT!

San Luis Valley, Colorado

Image“Oh my goodness,” says I.  I brought out a 24″x48″ canvas and had to grin at its foreignness.  It is broad.  Not square.  It is long from there to there.  During my studio sessions I felt there were several different paintings going on at the same time on the same canvas.  I usually work on more than one canvas at a time, but they are separate pieces.

I was delightedly uncomfortable with the literal space, and then when it became too pedestrian/popular in its palette and symbolism, I found myself going away from that sentiment.

Dimensional change is quite the life reflection! Image I kept with the four sacred directions theme, the weather came into the piece, I took memory walks across the southwest, and then the wind storms of the San Luis Valley came in to bring the life.  My finished broad art is the way that high mountain valley feels, with the dirt flying and making the sun red, with tumbleweeds racing, with the walking over the unseen aquifer, and Mount Blanca looming from its 14,000’+ vantage point.

©CherilynSunRidge, “San Luis Valley,” acrylic, 24″x48″ Image

This piece took me out of my self in a quest different than doing mandala work.  And, in pondering the feeling left after showing up to that “dimensional change,” I come with the awaring prompt that

you do not have to know anything about “it” and can

have an experience of working/endeavoring/bringing to peace

something you never did and still do not understand fully.

The “simplicity of confusion” can be a big delight when it is not being fussed over!

Sending out Light…….