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A Bold Legacy

April 2 - May 31, 2024

A retrospect of Mary Pacios linocut prints, paintings, and drawings.

Join us to celebrate Mary's art and her 90th birthday, April 27th
, 6-8pm

Mary has a long distinguished art career that began in the 70's.  Her work over the years have been bold in line and concept. Being an expressionist artist, Mary developed a strong distinctive style in her work. Driven by her emotions to the world and relationships around her, the work digs deep into the inner self. The energy in her work is accessible through her bold cuts in the linoleum and her strong use of color.  Her paintings carry the same intensity through each bold stroke of the brush. Her work spans decades and is still bold and dynamic to this day. She is turning 90 and still a very active artist.

Meet the artist, Mary Pacios at the MFS Annex Gallery (next door to Mel's)
All month in April, Thursday - Saturday, 12- 5pm. 

MFS Gallery showcases Mary's work April & May.
"Black + White + One"

Nov 1 - Jan 31, 2024

Join us Nov 11th, 6-8pm Opening Reception

Join us Dec 7th, First Thursday, 6-8pm Holiday Party

Art themed with a limited palette of black and white plus one color.

All media, all sizes, all subject matter.

A large collection of art by over 25 local artists. Framed works starting at $125, unframed art starting at $45, and art card packs at $25. Great gifts for the holidays.

Featuring works by local artists; Margie Lee, Mel Townsend, Camille Hofvendahl, Beth Kerschen, Paula Carlson, Gail Simmons, Barb Welty, Grace Dunbar, Roberta Aylward, Katherine McDowell, Ningshu Fang, Angela Morrow, Jessica Hartman, Teresa Weil, Holly Whitney, Jeanne Levasseur, Janis Wells, Eliza Williams, Mary Pacios, Isabel Deaver, Chad Vinson Tucker, Richard Rolfe, Gail Vines, Nancy Klos, Roxanne Coleman, Debra Kennedy, Matthew Banbury, Ikie Kressel, Karrie Amiton, & Renee Hernandez

"Color Pop"

Sept 5 - Oct 25, 2023

Let the bounce of color move you through each work of art

Local artists Noriko Sugita, Annie Meyer, and Mel Townsend new work plays color and shapes to evoke feelings.  Sugita and Meyer are printmakers that use their inks in bold ways. Sugita uses complex mark making with layers of colors that weave into playful designs that dazzles your eye. Meyer's color field monoprints are layer on top layer of color that radiates light, her trees and horizon line bring the landscape to a modern composition. Townsend's mix of figurative and bridge work capture the energy of her subjects by bold color and brush work following her strong expressionist roots. 

"Art For The Underdog"
Art show bringing awareness and action to end world poverty.
August 1-31, 2023
Portland artists come together with Mel's Frame Shop & Gallery to raise awareness and money to help The Borgen Project . Great artists you love at a great price.  MFS will donate 100% of commission funds to The Borgen Project. Buy art in show or go to and donate directly. This is a special show to show support to Max, Mel's son that is a college intern for The Borgen Project. Let's encourage our young people that change starts in our community.  Together we can make a difference.