Floy Preslar Gallery

May 2018 Newsletter

May exhibit: Each day a new world - art of Andrea Vidrine

May 5-27, opening May 5, noon-5 p.m.

The Floy Preslar Gallery at Estancia Serenova is pleased to present the art of Andrea Vidrine, a recent Texas transplant to Oregon. Using elements found in nature combined with ink and water abstract painting, Andrea invites you to a new world that is yours to discover.

First Saturday opening reception: Saturday, May 5, 2018 - noon to 5 p.m.
Free admission
The show runs from May 5 through 27.

Beginner's calligraphy class on Saturday, May 5

The First Saturday art class series continues with an introductory Western calligraphy class on Saturday, May 5.

This 2-hour class walks you through the basics of the Western calligraphy and good penmanship. You will learn the Italic style of calligraphy, including how to space letters and lines.

The fee for this class is $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Maximum capacity: 10 persons. (Walk-in is only permitted as space allows and will be subject to a $10 surcharge).


Saturday, May 5, 2018, 4 to 6 p.m.


Floy Preslar Gallery, Alice Tarbell Cultural Space at Estancia Serenova, 32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051.

(Print out this direction and bring it with you if you rely on iPhone’s driving directions service, or if you use AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or MetroPCS.)

How to register:

Registration form is here (or, http://tx0.org/qy)

Suggested supply list:

Usually they are available at Walmart (2295 Gable Road, Saint Helens) and Fred Meyer (51501 Columbia River Highway, Scappoose).

  • Calligraphy markers (at least two different chisel point nib sizes, one between 1.0 and 2.0 millimetres and the other between 2.5 and 3.5 millimetres), preferably Yasutomo or Itoya brand. Traditional ink pens are not recommended for beginners.
  • Lined sheets (about 20 of them) of paper for practice (regular “college-ruled” paper with a white background from a school supply section will do).
  • A ruler (at least one foot or 30 centimetres in length) — plastic, metal, wood, or bamboo.
  • A pack of “resume paper” or a “drawing pad” (with a plain background).
  • A drawing pencil (recommended lead hardness: B or 2B — please note: “Number 2” pencil in the U.S. is actually HB).
  • A plastic eraser (Staedtler brand is recommended). Rubber erasers are not recommended. (What’s the difference?)

How to find us without getting lost

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Our second gallery is coming to you soon!

Yes, we’re opening the second location for our gallery.

Yes, and it’ll be closer to your home.

Since the inauguration of the Floy Preslar Gallery, we’ve had a number of wonderful emerging artists. We truly enjoy having them. It is one of the gallery’s missions to discover emerging artists and promote them.

Yet, we also know that not everyone’s able to visit the gallery. Public transit access is limited (nearest bus stop is 5.3 miles away and it costs up to $17 to make a round trip from the TriMet or C-TRAN service area). Gas can be expensive.

So we’re making a second location for the Floy Preslar Gallery, in the world of virtual reality where anyone with a decent computer and a broadband access can visit!

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Call for artist (deadline May 12): Construct and deconstruct, a queer visual dialogue

In honor of the LGBTQ+ History Month in this challenging time for the queer community, the Floy Preslar Gallery will present a juried art exhibit that explores the subjects of identity, sexuality, self-image, and community at the intersection of queerness and other challenges in life.

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Visitors survey

In order to enrich the programming and visitor experiences of the Floy Preslar Gallery, we are working to make our events more interesting and our gallery a place worth your visit.

To this end we are conducting a brief (5–7 minutes to complete) survey. Your participation directly helps future programming and directions of the gallery.

The survey is open to residents of the Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver (Oregon/Washington) metropolitan area including Clark, Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties, as well as to residents of Clatsop and Cowlitz counties.

Floy Preslar Gallery and Creative Liberation Lab by Limeadestand Works