by artist Jillian Barthold
March 8 through June 2, 2019
A new art exhibit in a vintage travel trailer turned into a permanent art gallery, at The Sou’wester Lodge
‘Treasure From’ is a new series of illustrations by Portland-based artist Jillian Barthold that explores her relationship to the objects surrounding her and their worth – while removing the word worth from the context of monetary value. The series examines what constitutes treasure to an individual and finds that perhaps most often, treasure is less about the object itself and more about where it comes from.
OPENING RECEPTION on Friday March 8, 6pm-9pm.
OPEN: Fri/Sat/Sun 9am-9pm (and by request: visit the lodge front desk and we’ll open the gallery for you)
Art Gallery & Opening Reception free and open to the public.
Jillian Barthold is an illustrator, designer, and maker originally from nowhere, but currently living in Portland, OR. Her work is heavily inspired by the Japanese world view or aesthetic of wabi-sabi, travel, and child-like wonder. She creates and makes many things under the moniker Monster Songs. Other enjoyments include, but are not limited to, staring at the moon, sitting in the ocean, and playing fetch with her cats.
This trailer is a 1960’s Aloha made in Aloha, Oregon. It was rescued from a neglected RV park in the northern part of the Long Beach Peninsula. Now repaired and transformed into an art space, this art gallery is part of our Artist Residency Program and our non-profit organization, Sou’wester Arts.