Three years, three cycles, three moods

monoprints by thea gahr

artist reception May 31 2018 6-8 pm


These prints were created during residencies with Linfield College at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, which sits just outside of Pendleton on the confederated tribes of the Umatilla reservation.

Thea Gahr is a queer bilingual printmaker and educator who works both in Oregon and Mexico City. She is a member of the Justseeds artist cooperative. Through teaching young people, building community, printmaking, and farming across cultures, she strives to empower ideas of social and environmental justice, and this message permeates through her work. Visit with the artist and pull your own letterpress souvenir print from the event!




Unbraiding light

ellen julia brown

artist reception april 26 2018 6-8 pm

StuStuStudio presents “Unbraiding Light,” an exhibition of work by Portland-based artist Ellen Julia Brown, featuring a series of abstract watercolor paintings and digitally-printed quilts. From meditative color gradients to kaleidoscopic landscapes, these works playfully tease apart the spectrum of visual light into its constituting strands.







Ashley B. McDaniels

artist reception March 29 2018 6-8 pm

The work presented in this show is the culmination of six years of self guided practice, as well as some work from McDaniels recent years in graduate school. Being such a wide span of time, this body of work is diverse yet interdependent upon each other and includes a wide variety of media.  Some work is purely based on experimentation while other work is thematic and derivative of the artist’s interests and life experiences. 

All proceeds fund a study abroad program to Spain through the School of Architecture where McDaniels is a current graduate student.  For more information please visit  Thank you for your interest and support!



thank you to everyone who stopped by for our open house!






linocuts by Shannon Buck


Intersections is a series of Portland street intersections created by linocut artist Shannon Buck. The balancing act of working with negative space and contrast, and improvising to create grey areas in linoleum formed the basis for this work as we witness the changes within the Portland urban landscape and how the intersections between race, social status, and the old and the new converge.

On display in conjunction with Portland Open Studios. Shannon Buck is one of 106 Portland artists participating in this yearly event! Join us the weekends of Oct 14 & 15th and Oct 21st & 22nd 10am-5pm for a sneak peak at her process and workspace, and get a chance to pull your very own letterpress souvenir!





jan bentley

artist retrospective

sept 2017








Artist Jan Bentley is showcasing a collection of acrylics and watercolors that span the past twenty years.

The painter’s work has been inspired and influenced by her travels throughout Europe and love of the impressionist masters of the 20th Century.


Join Guest Artist Celina Stilphen of Woven Currents for an evening of Margaritas and Macrame in the backyard space of StuStuStudio!

You will be provided with rope, a holding ring and instruction on how to make your very own ocean inspired plant hanger. Margaritas and light snacks will also be provided!

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Luke Buser of Musique Plastique and his Fumage/Smoke Paintings

Fumage is a technique using smoke from fire (in this case, candles) to create an impression on canvas. The pieces tend to have a dimensional effect. Each piece will consist of a number of “smoke dots” and will have the effect of showing greater detail as the dots grow in size.






Newest Artist in Residence Solveig Noll and her series:

Plants As People


Stu’s youngest artist, Desmond Ruckman