JUNE 2019

FURTHER UPSTREAM  38" x 54" / Oil

FURTHER UPSTREAM 38" x 54" / Oil


This June Gallery 903 features the artist Neal Philpott. Through his close study of nature Neal captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in vibrant palettes of oil paint.

“I see myself as a record keeper of a specific place and a specific time—the views I capture change immediately and will never be repeated,” says Philpott. A master of illumination, Philpott uses light and shadows to capture those fleeting moments that make each interaction with nature unique. Whether it is in the forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest, or the mighty Columbia rolling through the Gorge – each moment is stamped in time.

”My paintings are real scenes of my world. I paint landscape as a way to preserve or recall how a transitory slant of light can transform an everyday view into something majestic. I capture how light enlivened these scenes – making them transcendent – even for a brief moment.

Neal Philpott is an artist who paints the mercurial nature of the West in his oil paintings. Originally from Michigan, Neal studied painting at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. His landscapes are widely collected throughout the US and his work has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and  Landmark magazine.

OPENING: First Thursday, June 6, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM

On display through June 30, 2019


MAY 2019

CELEBRATION  42" X 42" / Mixed Media / Adrienne Wannamaker

CELEBRATION 42" X 42" / Mixed Media / Adrienne Wannamaker


In May we will host our Artist’s Showcase featuring a mixture of abstract and traditional art by gallery artists. Come see the newest works at 903!

 OPENING: First Thursday, May 1, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM 

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On display through May 31, 2019


APRIL 2019

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD  48” X 48” / Mixed Media

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD 48” X 48” / Mixed Media



This April we are excited to feature artist Krista Harris. Her richly layered palette and sensually manipulated surfaces are a perfect complement to Spring.

Painting is a very physical and sensual process for me, beginning days or weeks before I ever make a mark. Stretching canvases, mixing new colors and mediums, searching for new tools and methods of working. Each step is as integral to the process as the application of paint and mark. Once the work begins I try to keep myself off-balance and my mind at bay for as long as possible. 

Risk and uncertainty are an artist’s friend, and once the work begins I try to keep the painting open to all possibilities, deviations and directions – where it’s outcome is not yet known and anything can happen. Getting things wrong is often more productive than getting things right. Getting lost has surprising outcomes. Working back and forth between organic and architectural elements, patterns and textures, colors that become saturated or atmospheric, tangles of marks that whisper or shout are laid down, discarded, rediscovered and reconsidered. The mystery keeps the work alive for me, and becomes a map of uncharted terrain."

– Krista Harris 

OPENING: First Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM 

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On display through April 30, 2019


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This January we are excited to present 30 Days with Ben Hucke. Over the course of 30 days hyperrealist artist Ben Hucke has captured a variety of subjects spanning people, places and things. 

Hucke discovered drawing after the age of 30. It all started with a pen, a piece of paper, with the single goal of just having fun drawing some of his favorite places and objects.

“Drawing has fulfilled my eagerness to accomplish and learn everyday with the same intensity I once felt as a professional BMX rider”.  “It is a very organic process which became a portal from professional athlete to artist”. “The technique of scribbling and layering with fine liner pens is an exciting process to watch come together over hundreds of hours”.


OPENING: First Thursday, January 3, 2019
6:00-9:00 PM | 
Artist in Attendance

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On display through January 31, 2019




THE SONG WITHIN 14" x 11" / Oil


903: What Does Your Art Mean To You? 

 I revived this from a woman the other day from an admirer. It touched me very much. It is the reason I paint these pieces. 

I have just seen your work while researching volcanoes online. A lovely moment of meditation for me, thank-you! I have to go to my world of working with children with autism, and I will hold the peace and purity of your work in my mind today.  Kathryn

In my exploration of these Pandora’s boxes I have wondered might treasures could or did they contain. I just had the second Pandora’s box photographed on Friday. It’s a lovely piece. I have titled it after this heartfelt message from this woman. It is titled “ The Song Within.” It would appear working with artistic children and what interaction I have had with it and those suffering from trauma that these boxes in someway represent us.

903: Tell Us About Your Process

JQL: I use quality materials of Belgium linen on supports. My palette is limited. I use black, white, a variation of yellow and a variation of a red. The bright cadmium colors are used at the end to highlight the birds. Anderson Zorn is credited with using a limited palette with these colors. It is amazing to see how many colors one can get from four tubes of paint. When I started to use this limited palette I realized it added a greater harmony to my work and in general my shows. I really liked the effect and cohesiveness that could be achieved. 

903: What's A Typical Day In The Studio 

JQL: I work 5 to 10 hours a day in the studio. I have found that I prefer natural light to paint at the easel. Summers are wonderful with the early light and long days. This is when I try to put in as many hours as possible. I am a dedicated artist and rarely do I not paint 6 days a week. I do find time to hike about 6 miles a day. I find it a much needed to break to be out in the forests near my studio. It allows me time to be in nature It’s very peaceful to hike along the rushing creek and the cedar groves with their scent is heavenly. It is a time to reflect and meditate.




Oil Painter Jhenna Quinn Lewis is renown for painting Asian-inspired still lifes. Contained within her compositions are carefully chosen objects and songbirds. Jhenna's studio is filled with antique Asian bowls, tea cups, old boxes and natural treasures. Her shelves contain an entire collection of branches, leaves, acorns and stones acquired on her daily hikes in the Pacific Northwest.

"I adhere to simplicity. I find the negative space used in my compositions integral to the meditative feeling they impart. The negative space holds an atmospheric feeling that is achieved through transparent and opaque glazing techniques resulting in an aura of muted dusky evening light." 

Her latest show for 903 is titled Variations on a Theme. For this collection Lewis chose to explore the possibilities of using the same elements in each composition, while varying the backgrounds and placement of objects. The frames chosen are identical – furthering the idea of unity and creating a ribbon-like atmosphere. The pieces are intended to be viewed as a grouping in harmony. 

Visit the entire collection First Thursday December 6 through December 30, 2018.

First Thursday December 6, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Artist in Attendance

On display through December 30, 2018




903: You have a long showing history in both NY and the Pacific Northwest. Can you give us a brief trip through your career?

I graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Painting in 1977. My work was included in four art museum exhibits within the first two years of my career: Two in the Portland Art Museum, one in Seattle Art Museum, and one in Tacoma Art Museum. In 1981 I moved to New York City. I spent ten years there painting and doing sculpture. The work grew and changed along with my surroundings. It was a stimulating area and my work thrived in New York.

I relocated to Portland in 1991 and my paintings quickly changed. Colors became more vibrant and intense. I was seeing the beauty of the Northwest with fresh eyes after all those years away. This series, started in Portland, has consumed my time for 25 years. I have explored it relentlessly, seldom running out of ideas and new palettes to challenge my mind. My career blossomed with these paintings. Art galleries in many areas of the country have shown my work for the past 20 years.

903: Your work pops with color. How does color influence you? How do you choose your palettes? 

Color plays an important role in describing the emotional value and mood of each painting. I begin by mixing a new palette of colors. Usually, I see something in nature or on the street, or perhaps a movie or a book. Whatever stimulates me and gets me excited is valuable and can be used for a palette.

After much paint mixing, I start working on the canvas with those colors. As I go, new colors will be mixed and added. Each must relate to the other colors in some way. Changes come and go. Sometimes the completed painting reflects the beginning inspiration, but it often takes a different direction during its creation. Whichever happens, I work until I love it.

903: What's next for you in the studio? 

I’m nearly finished painting a commissioned work with a blue palette. Once that is done, I am excited to start a new red 4’x4’ painting. I have all the colors in my mind, just need to mix the palette to get going!




Carolyn Cole finds her voice within the rich traditions of abstraction and creates a cohesive body of work that translates into a language of intense color, sumptuous textures, and organic compositions. Color plays an important role in describing the emotional value and mood of each work. Her forms are instinctively achieved through the process of applying multiple layers of pigment and textured surfaces, layer upon layer, to complete her unique voice.

An honors graduate of Portland State University in 1977, her work has been exhibited all over the United States, including the Seattle and Portland Art Museums. She spent ten years as an artist in New York City, where she exhibited extensively before settling back in the Northwest.
Her paintings are included in numerous private and public collections including Vice President Al Gore, Gordon Seigel, president of Crate & Barrel, former Presidential Chief of Staff John Podesta, Disney Productions, Zale Corporation, IBM Corporation, Kaiser Permanente, RNM Properties, Salton, Inc., TRW Corporation,  American Express, Campbell Soup and the Heinz Corporation.

First Thursday November 1, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Artist in Attendance

On display through November 30, 2018







It's human nature to look for subject matter within an abstract piece, but to love an abstract one must view it with the heart. I believe in the importance of looking beneath the surface to find the real truth and meaning. My joy is the experimental freedom of mixed media to create evocative compositions and layered surfaces which can elicit a variety of interpretations and emotions from each viewer.

– Chuck Gumpert 

"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

— Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

OPENING: First Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00-9:00 PM

Artist in Attendance

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On display through July 31, 2018


Welcome New Artist Rachel Warner 



Rachel Warner is the fifth generation of her family to grow up in the ski town of Whitefish, Montana. As a teen she was moved to Havre, Montana which is a blue collar town with a colorful history located between the Chippewa-Cree and Assiniboine Indian reservations. This experience has had a profound impact on Rachel’s interest in Native American customs and spiritual philosophies.

It was during her time enrolled at the Flathead Valley Community College that Rachel had the opportunity to study Renaissance Art History in the northern cities of Italy under the instruction of professor John G. Rawlings. Because of this life expanding education, the artist continues to stay connected with European art, culture and Italian oil painting history. 

In 2000, Rachel completed her B.F.A. at Montana State University in Billings and began her coast to coast career in fine art shortly after graduation.

Twilight Reverie 20" X 77" / Oil

Twilight Reverie 20" X 77" / Oil

Rachel is inspired by many of the great oil colorists throughout American and European art history but her greatest artistic influence is the California- Montana painter, Russell Chatham. With over twenty years of study and refinement, Rachel considers herself  amongst some of the most serious American Tonalist artists working today and a lifetime apprentice of Russell Chatham.

Rachel was recently honored as one of the important painters of Glacier Park in the show and documentary, ‘A Timeless Legacy, Women Artists of Glacier National Park’. The documentary led to speaking at the National Plein Air Convention and Expo in Tucson, Arizona in 2015. Rachel has over two decades of auction records and shows  her masterworks in some of the finest collections in the world, namely; Craig Barrett, Retired Ceo of Intel, Alice Walton of Walmart, Hollis Shaw of Google, Allan Roth of Sun Opta, David Berman, retired President of Capital Records, and many others. Rachel is currently exhibiting in a small, select group of galleries while working on private commissions in her Montana studio.

OPENING: First Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00-9:00PM | 
Artist in Attendance


Welcome Guest Artist Preston Trombly

My "Quartet for the People of Aleppo" uses only combinations of black and white to capture the powerful feelings engendered by the maddening and saddening news of this city and its people.

These works combine elements of drawing and painting. Each piece maintains the essential fluidity of drawing (with various materials), while utilizing the mass and volume available in painting (with both brush and palette knife), to capture on canvas or paper, the fleeting temporal moments of the energy of life and the art-making experience itself.   

BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON  46” X 64” / Acrylic on Canvas

BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON 46” X 64” / Acrylic on Canvas

Preston Trombly's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the greater New York Metropolitan and Tri-State areas. His works have received awards including those from The National Arts Club in New York City, the Cooperstown Art Association and The Art Students League of NY, where he studied for a number of years. He has had solo exhibitions at Westfield State University, Krasdale Foods Corporate Headquarters, The Jasper Rand Museum, and Fairleigh Dickenson University.

Classical music devotees know Preston as the host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's nationally broadcast "Symphony Hall" on channel 76. 

OPENING: First Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:00-9:00PM | 
Artist in Attendance