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© 2019 Emerald Empire Art Association

Gallery Hours 11am - 4pm   Tuesday through Saturday

500 Main Street, Springfield, OR 97477
541-726-8595

Paula Goodbar

Paula Goodbar <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4406" class="yiv7629150444MsoNormal"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4405">My photography has been the one place where I can express total honesty.  I can expose past emotions from abuse, joy, pain, peace and desire.  Art is where I can dream and feel free to dig deep inside to find the core of the woman that I have been and will become.   I relate my deepest fears as well as dreams to others in the hopes that they can relate and find some empowerment from the message that lies within the art.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4400" class="yiv7629150444MsoNormal"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4399">I waited almost twenty years before trying to express myself through any artistic medium.  I realized that I saw things photographically and decided that I wanted a camera to capture the world around me, as I saw it.  I carried my 35mm with me everywhere seeing the world frame by frame for more than 30 years.  I worked in a corporate world and raised two daughters as a single mother for most of that time and still managed to find time in the darkroom to bring those captured images to light.  I made the transition from film to digital and embrace several different techniques, tools and processes as well as delving into mixed media to convey my stories.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4414" class="yiv7629150444MsoNormal"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4413">My work has been exhibited in more than twelve solo shows in the last 20 years and has been in at least 26 group exhibitions in Arizona, California and Oregon.</span></p> <p id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4416" class="yiv7629150444MsoNormal"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1455912566825_4417">I don’t want to play on the surface of a subject.  I want to dive in and get below the obvious to discover the essence of each subject.  I throw light into the darkness to discover what’s waiting to be explored.  My art is meant to expose and express emotion to create a connection with the viewer.  The deeper I go, the more I learn and can share.</span></p> <a href="http://www.facebook.com/paulagoodbarart/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://www.facebook.com/paulagoodbarart/</a> <p class="yiv7629150444MsoNormal">Links to Paula’s art:</p> <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/paulagoodbar" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.etsy.com/shop/paulagoodbar</a> <a href="http://www.society6.com/paulagoodbarart" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.society6.com/paulagoodbarart</a>[/vc_column_text][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width="3" grid_id="vc_gid:1516392309947-28d17c84-a28a-2" include="2571,2572,2573,2574"]

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