Eric Loftin is a mixed-media, cross-disciplinary aratist focused on breaking down the border between drawing and painting. He draws influence from the Willamette Valley environment in which he grew up, especially the Little North Fork of the Santiam River, and is currently exploring a body of work dealing with opulence and consumption in relation to memory, time, growth and decay. His work layers color, texture, form and text to address the ebb and flow of control and chaos. The justapositions of imagery, text and formal elements in varying styles within the work keep it caught between the real and the ethereal.
Loftin's work has been shown in juried exhibitions in Oregon and internationally at Saitama University in Saitama, Japan.
Rebecca McCannell is a Professor of Art at Western Oregon University where she has been teaching drawing and printmaking for over 18 years. She has an MFA in printmaking and drawing from Northern Illinois University. She teaches occasional summer workshops at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon coast and exhibits her prints regionally and nationally.