Gabe Babcock’s work focuses on the relationship between humans and nature. Using found, natural materials, Gabe draws his creativity from the natural world around him and the media he works with. Inspired by the stonefly's cocoon of sand and pebbles, fit for three years of tumultuous waters: the cocoon can fail and its components once again become part of the river, shedding light on connectedness and impermanence. Using clay, stone and wood Gabe creates striking pieces of art with subtle, natural tones. He works from studios in both the Willamette and Sacramento Valleys.
Meet & Greet with Gabe Babcock, January 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. Learn more »
The world of photography and the world of the natural wonders of the Sierra Nevada opened to Don Jacobson simultaneously. Within a week of his first backpack trip into the high country, he bought his first SLR, a Pentax Spotmatic and began to take photography classes.
His love of taking photographs of our beautiful native wildflowers contributed to his interest in botany. He led trips for the California Native Plant Society, the Native Plant Society of Oregon, Bark, Oregon Wild (formerly ONRC) and Portland Audubon. For sixteen seasons, he was a naturalist/guide for the Middle Mountain Foundation, leading hikes in the Sutter Buttes of the Sacramento Valley in California. "Beauty of the West," a book of his photographs was published in 2007, "Owner Decorated Vehicles" in 2009, "Alaska!" in 2010, "An Intimate View of Japan" in 2011, "Pacific Northwest Architecture - A Photo Essay" in 2012 and "A Landscape Transformed" in 2015.
Art on display is available for purchase through the Garden Shop. For more information or assistance please email or call 503.228.8131.
Lan Su Chinese Garden invites artists working in all mediums to submit images for review for public exhibition in the garden in the 2020 calendar year. Exhibitions run generally one-to-two months in one or more of the enclosed pavilions within the garden. As 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the garden, of particular interest are works from artists with botanical and Chinese cultural themes although all manner of relevant subjects will be considered. Please include a brief biography stating work mediums and inspirations, as well as details about size, format, and, if possible, retail gallery price ranges for the bulk of your work. If selected, agreements will be entered into for exhibition sales on a commission basis. Review of images begins immediately upon receipt.
The deadline for submitting images is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. All artists considered for exhibition will be contacted for follow up. Submissions received after this time may or may not be considered for future shows. Email submissions to email@example.com; no calls or drop-ins please.
Lan Su Chinese Garden, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, serves approximately 150,000 visitors annually. The Mission of Lan Su Chinese Garden is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony, to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Chinese culture.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is pleased to offer an Artist Membership Addendum for photographers and artists — professional and amateur alike. This yearly membership provides benefits created specifically for artists including additional access to Lan Su, the ability to sell photos and paintings of the garden and invitations to events tailored for an artist.
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