Naked: Art on Raw Surfaces

SArt on Raw Surfaces salon showtudio Art Direct presents “Naked: Art on raw surfaces”

art show at the AIA New Center for Architecture gallery space June 5 – 30.


Art, technology and the human figure will intersect in a fascinating show called “Naked: Art on raw surfaces” June 5 – 30 at the AIA’s new gallery space in the Pearl District:  403 NW 11th, Portland, OR.


The art is created by Janelle Fendall Baglien, president of Studio Art Direct, a Portland based corporate art services firm. The show is designed to educate architects, interior designers, trade professionals and artists about new ways of integrating fine art into the built environment.  The event will showcase new technologies that allow art to be reproduced in almost any size on a multitude of surfaces including green/sustainable surfaces.


The show will feature a nude painting reproduced on an exciting variety of materials including eco-friendly paper made of elephant poop, bamboo, panels made of sorghum, and resin made of recycled plastics.


The show kicks off with a Reception Party on First Thursday, June 5, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. During the party, local artists will be sketching a live model (tastefully draped) in a long pose and ending with a series of short gesture drawing sessions. Artists will sell their work as drawn.  Audience members will be encouraged to grab charcoal and paper and join in for the gesture drawing poses. 


“We are excited to merge so many elements into this show including demystifying figure drawing, experimenting with sustainable surfaces, and, most importantly, encouraging designers to incorporate art in the early phases of design using fine art created by local artists,” says Janelle Fendall Baglien, President of Studio Art Direct.


About Studio Art Direct 


Studio Art Direct provides personal corporate art services to design professionals, offices, headquarters, medical facilities, condos, hotels and resorts. We help our business clients enhance their environments through affordable fine art created exclusively by Portland, Oregon and Northwest regional artists. 


Our online art gallery,, features 900 original paintings, limited editions, giclees, sculptures, glass works, printmakings, and photographs created by Portland area emerging and established fine artists.  The website exists as a resource for designers but is open to the general public 24/7.


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