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  • Writer's pictureCaitlynn 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

  • Writer's pictureCaitlynn 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 

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.

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.

  • Writer's pictureCaitlynn Abdow

Happy March! I’m eagerly awaiting Spring’s warmth and color, and transitioning from comfort food and tea to smoothies and, more tea.

I’m working on a new painting series for a show at ZB Gallery in April. The theme is spring and I’m enjoying delving into the seasonal symbolism and mythologies. Hummingbirds, March hares and many spring flowers will feature in these works.

This last weekend I took part in The Alchemy of Oil painting, a three day workshop taught by David Heskin and Aloria Weaver. The workshop was hosted at Seattle’s gorgeous Praxis Arts in the Georgetown neighborhood. David and Aloria are true inspirations. I learned so much and met a group of wonderful, dedicated people. Weekends like this one change your life and I’m so thankful. I’m ready to jump back into the studio with new knowledge and ideas.

Check out ZB Gallery at

For David Heskin and Aloria Weaver, visit

For more information on Praxis Arts, visit

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