Memorial Day Weekend at Hawk Creek Gallery

If you are at the coast Memorial Day weekend please stop by and see Michael's latest paintings, including this piece, "Big Proposal",  42"x48" acrylic on panel.


March 31st.... 


Michael is having a special, one night showing of his artwork at Williams-Sonoma, NW 23rd, Portland, March 31st, from 6-8pm. He will be showing new work from his latest trip to Italy. Also showing with Michael will be Portland artist William Park. Please stop by on the 31st. There will be a selection of Oregon wines served as well as tasty treats.


"Vieste"  acrylic  28"x32"


Spring 2015

For the months of April, May and June, Hawk Creek Gallery is welcoming back Fred and Rosemary Achelpohl, of Dallas, Texas, as this year’s Spring Artists in Residence. This will be their third stint as Artists-in-Residence at the gallery.

Fred and Rosemary are a unique couple, each with very different approaches to creating their exceptional works of art in oil paints. Fred has become a favorite landscape painter in the Dallas area, translating his travels into expressive impressions ranging from European villages to American rivers and landscapes. Recently he has been working on a series of paintings depicting the historical Grapevine area of Dallas.
Rosemary utilizes bright colors, applied in thick oil paint, to create joyful abstract, floral and landscape paintings based on her world travels. Her love for Cezanne and Matisse is evident throughout her work. Her creative energy is expressed in her work and her life, which she enjoys sharing through her painting, stories and teaching.
The Achelpohl’s are represented by the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine, Texas and the Gallery at Midtown in Dallas.




Fall 2014

A very busy summer has come and gone at the Hawk Creek Gallery. The Oregon coast had an unusually warm and sunny summer and people responded by flooding to the beach. Even with the crush of traffic I did manage to produce an number of paintings and am looking forward to the quieter months of autumn and winter to continue my studio work. I'm also looking forward to another trip to Italy and the wonderful subject I always find there. Stay tuned for new work from this journey!

My Artist in Residence for the fall months at the gallery is Nancy Klos, a wonderful artist from Portland.

Ms. Klos graduated with a degree in Fine Art and minor in Art History from Connecticut College. She also earned a double major in French Literature. When she lived in France she studied: "Art through the Ages" at the Louvre, Plein Air Painting in the Dordogne with The Parson's School of Design (NYC/Paris) and French History in Aix-En-Provence. Ten years after completing school in Fine Art Nancy moved to Portland and went on to study French Pictorial Tapestry, Surface Design and Mixed Media Painting at The Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Klos Studios celebrates 25 years of designing original art for a national clientele. Nancy's work in tapestry has been featured on OPB's ArtBeat HGTV's Modern Masters and in national magazines: "Handwoven", "Surface Design" and "Ornament". Look for Nancy's monthly Friday workshops "Lessons from the Masters" on the OSA website:
Ms. Klos has taught art to all ages at The Portland Art Museum, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Creative Arts Community at Menucha, Portland State University, The Oregon Society of Artists (member since 2008)

I hope anyone in the Neskowin area this fall will stop by the gallery, meet Nancy and check out her artwork!




December 2013

I'm happy to announce that this painting, "Harbor Heritage", has won the Award of Excellence at the 2013 Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial, in Shenzhen, China. This watercolor competition attracted close to 3000 entries from around the world, out of which 237 were chosen for the exhibit. This award was one of only three given to an artist from the United States, and came with a cash prize of $4100.
In other news, and in an interesting departure from my gallery painting, one of my paintings will be the cover art for the February issue of Dark Horse Presents, a monthly comic book anthology published by Dark Horse Comics. It's been a fun experience and may lead to future work in this genre. You can see the image below...


"Harbor Heritage" mixed watermedia  22"x30"


Cover art for Dark Horse Presents #33
"Ghost Forest" acrylic

June 2013

Hello friends,
Another summer season is upcoming at the Hawk Creek Gallery! I had no idea back on Memorial Day weekend, 1978, after hanging a few paintings on my living room wall and sticking a hand-lettered sign out by the highway, that 35 years later I’d be approaching another Memorial Day weekend with paintings still on those walls and a sign, albeit larger, still out by the highway! The gallery, and my life, have evolved and grown during the intervening years, but that I’m still here is a testament to all your tremendous support and encouragement throughout the years. Thank you!
As this season begins I’m excited to present my newest work. Sketching and painting throughout my travels in Chile this winter, I had the amazing opportunity to spend two weeks in Patagonia, traipsing around the mountains, river valleys and fjords of that wild and beautiful country. I also spent time on the Chilean coast and outside of Santiago. A lot of my new imagery came from this adventure. And of course the Oregon coast always inspires me. I hope you stop by the gallery this summer to see it.
And if you do get to Neskowin this summer, I’m happy to note that our little village, so saddened last summer by the closing of the cafe and the virtual closing of the marketplace, has rebounded with new owners of both the cafe and store. Frank and Genie Ullrich have taken over the reins at the Cafe. They are long time residents of Neskowin, and understand what the cafe’s success means for the community. Can’t wait until that pizza oven gets fired up again! The new owners of the store, to be christened Neskowin Trading Company, are Mike and Kim Herbel. They are just finishing a complete remodel of the store and I think everyone will be pleased with their effort and vision. They are excited to be offering an expanded wine shop and a fresh deli. Also, the popular Farmer’s Market will be returning on Saturday mornings this summer.
I look forward to seeing you this summer. If you can’t make it to the beach this year, I hope you’ll follow my work on this website, and on my Facebook page, The Art of Michael Schlicting.