June 2018 !

June 7th, 2018; “First Thursday” Gallery Night

Alex Lilly (private collection)


Melchor Moore!

New works from these artists on display.

Alex Lilly’s work can be purchased through Michael Parsons Fine Art, 716 SW Madison, Portland (website:   http://www.michaelparsonsfineart.com/ )

Melchor Moore’s can be purchased at Willcall Art Gallery or you can contact him directly through this website:


Some samples:

Mr. Lilly



Limited Print Run- the real thing!

Mr. Moore:




Alex Lilly paints, prints, sculpts and sings about things many people do not want to think about.

Melchor works solely with acrylic, often leasing bold colors in gesture paintings.

Mr. Lilly is a Portland, OR native who has been at it for decades.  He is often motivated by current events.

Mr. Moore is from Wyoming and been living and painting in Portland for 4 years.

Both artists keep painting and will not stop!

Willcall Art Gallery is located at 625 NW Everett St. # 108 – by the parking meter.

One of Everett Station Lofts’ 16 storefront galleries, there is always plenty to see as one circles the block.

There are also many other galleries within 3 blocks, including the new PNCA campus, which is often open on the first Thursday of the month (especially during the school year).

Stop by for a water and a prune.

Looking forward to seeing you!

-Fred Rico

p.s. sorry about the ads..they were not there in the old days; I guess they want me to pay to make them go away.

Art of the Week: Jan 9 – 16

Giraffe:  Acrylic on wood by Ziggy, 24″x 16″:  $400

Purchased from a studio/gallery on Broadway, same building, in 2014.   The artists moved to MN, but it was a school of painters in town.  The gallery owner said the painter was a Brit and used another name but that “Ziggy” was a nome de plume. Maybe not, but it’s a giraffe.  Possibly the giraffe.

Predates the death of Marius in 2014….

(Where are you going to get a giraffe for $400?)

Map of Portland, OR, burned pink leather by Fred Rico, 9″x 9″r:  $100

Someone needs this:

Cartographically correct map of Portland, Oregon by master cartographer G. Miller, burned into pink leather for a fund raiser. Um, nobody purchased it, in spite of the needy cause of…well, I’m still not sure what that needy cause was, but TG nobody bought it!

Was going to slice and sew the leather to the piece of wood, but ran out of time, hence the sloppy edges. It’s slapped on with some glue and 4 copper tacks; easy to adjust.

I did the map in ArcGIS (good grief), printed it on paper, put it over the leather and burned it with a wood burning iron.  I thought the rivers and highways would come out brown, but they came out greenish.  I guess that goes with the pink.  -gm


Glass Plate by K. Engstrom, 9.5″ x 14″:  $300
“Bacteria, trying their best to wait in line”, glass in wood by Fred Rico, 8″ x 11″:  $200
Acrylic on board by K. Carter, 17″x 22″ framed:  $500

The original title was simply “Get Out Of The City” but Keith thought it might be misinterpreted.  The question remains:  which side is which. -GM


Red Plate by K. Hashagen, 17.5″ diameter:  $ 300

Ken is really good, works in an art glass factory and has unlimited access to it all, which makes him really picky.   He has a real eye for color and texture.  The color in this photo is pretty close – it is a really good red.

1st Thursday Pearl Gallery Night

Thursday, January 7th, 2016:  Open House Art Galleries in the “Pearl District”

We are open tonight from 6-10pm.  Everett Station Lofts, # 108 (by the parking meter); between Broadway and 6th Ave, in the Pearl Village / China Pearl area.

Use the code word “blog” if you need to use the bathroom!