Lisa Raymer, artist.
Born and raised in Texas, I moved to Portland, Oregon, in 2012. I graduated with honors from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, with a Fine Arts degree and receiving the only art recognition award they offered, the Joseph Polley Paine Art Award. Spent time in the mid-80s in London, England, studying portraiture on my own and doing street portraits at Piccadilly Circus. Best time ever.
Even through many years as an entrepreneur in design, craft and retail importing, art was always in my soul. In Portland, I was able to start a new life and make it my priority again, rebuilding my portfolio with a indescribable joy each day I step into my studio and create. I hope you enjoy my work.
SHOWS & AWARDS:
2018 “Water’s Edge” Solo show, Chrisman Gallery, Portland, OR
2019 “Local Landscapes” Solo show, Chrisman Gallery, Portland, OR
2020 “Landscapes” Solo Show, Providence Medical Complex Gallery, Glisan Ave., Portland, OR
2020 BAM! Beaverton, OR, juried group online show.
2020 Winner of People’s Choice Award, Oregon Society of Artists, Spring Show
2020 Art2Life International Juried Competition – chosen one of fifty artists (out of 3450 entries) selected for online show.
2021 First artist selected unanimously for admission into the Santa Fe Gallery Association’s Artist Opportunity Portal.
2021 ” 6×6 ” Group show – Cannon Beach Art Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2022 Back to back solo shows: “Urban Images” followed by “Atmospheres” Chrisman’s Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR
2022 Well Well Project/Oregon Contemporary – Juried Show. “Laundromat Series: Sit” was selected.
July 2022 – “MOTION” Art Fluent, MA. Juried into online show with my mixed media piece entitled “Cart”
2022 – Arts Council of Lake Oswego ARTSpace Gallery (Sept 9 – Oct 28) 12x12x12: Celebration of Community juried into group show.
2022 International Guild of Realism offer of membership/accepted. (juried in)
2022 International Guild of Realism Fall Salon Online Exhibition (10/20 – 12/20) Juried into show with piece titled “Jessica”
2022 PDX Metro ART Show 22 – two landscapes juried into this show. Oct 8 – Nov 27.
Nov 2022 – CPSA Joined Colored Pencil Society of America