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{updates from the studio}

  • Caitlynn Abdow

Happy Spring!

The sunshine is finally here, and everywhere flowers and soft green leaves are budding.


I'm coming out of my Winter hibernation in time for a busy summer with lots of shows!


I hope to see you at the opening nights, and the shows run throughout the following month. I like to go to opening nights for the party and then see the art again on a quiet weekday without the crowd.

Here's what I have coming up:


  • May Show, The Remains Gallery, Opens this Friday May 3rd, 6pm-midnight at 13 Oak Street, Hood River, OR (new location!)

  • Women's Show, Redux Gallery, Opens Friday June 7th, 6pm-9pm, 811 east burnside #116 PDX OR, Portland, OR

  • Big and Small, Columbia Center for the Arts, Opens Friday, July 5th, 6-8pm, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, OR

  • Upcoming Solo Show at Wolff Gallery, March/April 2020, Portland, OR


Here's a detail of Brigid, goddess of inspiration and craftsmanship. The Celts in their epic stories sometimes described inspiration as "awen" or "a fire in the head". This concept is so relevant to me, and I'll be painting more characters in a state of inspiration in the future.


Brigid will be on view as part of the Women's Show at Redux in June.






If you're looking for me in the meantime, I"ll be here:

Progress on Ivy Mind/ Morgan Le Fay for Columbia Arts in July

Thank you for all your support!

-Caitlynn


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  • Caitlynn Abdow
Me working on "Ivy" for Columbia Center for the Arts

2019 has been exciting already! I did an interview for Curensea last month, I'm wrapping up current shows, planning upcoming shows, and looking forward to my second wedding anniversary. I applied to Portland Open Studios (I find out if I've been accepted in April so wish me luck) and I was asked by Wolff Gallery to do a solo show next March/April!


When I'm not drawing on people I'll be working hard in my studio with lots of deadlines. Here's a list of current and upcoming shows, I hope you can check some of them out!


Yin-Yang, Remains Gallery, Hood River, OR

(opens February 8th)


Art of Celebration, Art for the People Gallery, Austin, TX (Saturday, Feb. 2nd - Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 8th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm)


Remains Gallery, May 2019, Hood River, OR (in their new location!)


Redux Gallery, June 2019, Portland, OR


Big and Small, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR (Exhibition July 3-28, 2019 Opening Reception July 5, 6-8pm)


Wolff Gallery, March/April 2020, Portland, OR





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  • Caitlynn Abdow


Hello and happy harvest season!  I'm excited to share that I have two upcoming shows:



First up is Harvest, a solo show at the Imperial Taproom on NE Alberta in Portland.  Opening night is August 30th as part of the Last Thursday art walk on Alberta.  I'll be there starting at 6pm working on small paintings so stop by and say hello!  I'd love to tell you all about the inspiration behind the pieces and share my process with you 


Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom

2006 NE Alberta Portland, OR 97211 (503) 954-2021





Just one week later I'm returning to The Remains Gallery as part of their September show, If It Is.  Opening night is September 7th from 6pm to 12am.  There will be live music, drinks and a whole lot of wonderful artists.  It's a great excuse to get out to the gorge.


The Remains Gallery

500 Industrial Ave

Hood River, Oregon







This year my work has been heavily influenced by the botanical life we've cultivated over the millennia, how it transforms from Spring to Autumn, and our relationship to it.  I'm beginning a new series this September where I'll be building on these themes and expanding them into a folktale narrative.  You can follow me on Instagram to see my process and progress @caitlynnabdow.


If you have any questions or you're interested in my work don't hesitate to get in touch, I love talking about these things!



Lastly, here's a behind the scenes look at framing and documentation day.  This picture was taken just before things got really messy.










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visual artist & illustrator | portland, oregon