fairview on the green : chili on the green event poster

Fairview on the Green : Chili on the Green event poster

2010 Fairview on the Green event poster for the City of Fairview.

I wanted this poster to pop out, feel like a warm summer day and a family event. The radial bands emulate rays of the sun and the swirling design adds texture and movement. All the colors are warm tones. The illustration of two birds holding a banner offers a sense of playfulness. This is the first year the event’s name has been changed to Fairview on the Green (prior it was Chili on the Green). The task was to communicate equal importance of the new event name and the chili cookoff.


crackedpots in troutdale

Cracked Pots uses art to encourage our community to creatively look at trash. Reuse is at the heart of all we do. Think before you throw.”

 This is one art show I try to attend every year. All the garden art is created from recycled materials. The show features more than 80 artists in a garden setting that surrounds McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. The people are down to earth and the event is enchanting. This year the dates for the show are July 21-22.

I’m displaying some past items to give you a feel for what you might find. The 80 plus artists on with work on display (and for sale) have more than artistic ability in common – they’re ingenious!



(photos from crackedpots website)