Friday, January 5, 2018

Two-Person Show at Clackamas Community College, Commons Gallery beginning Jan 9

January 5, 2018 Press Release

Clackamas Community College Commons Gallery presents a two-person art exhibition entitled ‘Solitude’ beginning January 9, 2018.  The exhibit showcases oil paintings by artists Joanne Radmilovich-Kollman and Celeste Bergin.

The exhibition runs January 9 through February 23. An Artist’s reception will be announced.

In this new show Radmilovich-Kollman and Bergin explore the theme of simultaneously seeking company while paradoxically having to “go-it-on-their-own”. One artist explained this contradiction as: “We want to be together, but we want to be alone”. This mystifying truth describes the life of a visual artist, as well as most everyone else.

Like the expressionists, both artists are concerned with the expressive and emotional qualities that can be evoked in the tactile quality of the oil paint. The brushwork portrays energy, atmosphere and emotion. Radmilovich-Kollman and Bergin devote themselves to painting full-time plein air (painting outside) as well as in the studio and they actively participate in art events and community building programs.

Joanne Radmilovich-Kollman and Celeste Bergin Two-Person Exhibition Solitude
January 9 – February 23, 2018.
Opening Reception: To be announced
Location: Clackamas Community College Commons Gallery
29353 SW Town Center Lp East, Wilsonville OR 97070
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Big 500 opens December 9, 2pm at Pioneer Square

I painted 20 8x8 paintings for the 10th Annual Big 500 show at Pioneer Place Mall (Second Floor Atrium), Be there Saturday, December 9th - 2pm sharp, all ART $40/each/8x8". 500 + artists, 5000 works of art. Cash/Carry.  This is a show that benefits the Oregon Food Bank. Free admission with can food or non-perishable item. Show runs Dec 9-Dec 24. Show curated by Chris Haberman Presents. Details HERE.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shoes make a good still life

Autumn is here --its time to paint more inside. I love spending time in the studio.
Celeste Bergin, 6x6 oil painting My Sling-Back Shoes

Thursday, August 31, 2017

First Friday, Sept 1, 5-8:30 Broderick Gallery

First Friday, Sept 1, 5-8:30 Broderick Gallery
Our two person show at Broderick Gallery 
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

China and Cherries

Happy Summer! Cherries are in season!
Celeste Bergin, 6x6 oil painting China and Cherries

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Painting Summer, June 10, 2017

It's been a long time since I posted. I keep thinking I want to start a new blog, but until I sort that out, I'll put up some of my daily paintings. Hope everyone is doing great! I will check out your blogs to see what you are all up to. :)
(Celeste Bergin, oil painting 6x6, Watermelon and Cherries)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

2016 Pacific NW Plein Air Competition and Exhibition, Mary Hill Museum of Art, Reception, Friday, August 26

Dear Friends:

The 2016 Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event begins Monday, August 22, 2016. 
For the first time the show is hosted by the prestigious Maryhill Museum of Art.

40 artists will paint at various locations throughout the Columbia River Gorge for four days beginning August 22 through Thursday, August 25.

The Opening Reception at Maryhill Museum of Art is a free event and open to the public Friday, August 26, 5 to 7 PM

You are invited to view the paintings the artists created en plein air, to meet the artists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres. All of the paintings will be available for purchase.

The exhibition continues Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28 at Maryhill Museum of Art.
Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM. (Over the weekend the exhibit is free with paid museum admission).

More information on the event is at

See you at the Reception!  


P.S. Check out my paintings throughout the week on my Instagram page.

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, oil, "Pebble Beach, Stevenson, Wa" 12x9 on canvas panel,