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Welcome to Kime Fine Art

Angeney Kime Art Gallery and Framing

featuring ORIGINAL paintings by

Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime

 

John D. Kime and Tamara Angeney Kime have been working for the last 17 and 15 years respectively as professional contemporary artists.  We create original paintings for residential and commercial application in a broad range of palettes, styles, sizes and prices.  We challenge ourselves to use our knowledge of the medium to express a mood or idea.  The outcome of this approach results in a variety of styles that range from post impressionism to abstract expressionism, whimsical to serene.

 

All of the images on our website are hand painted original works, we do not use prints or hand embellished giclees. Please contact us for further inquiry.

 

Gallery Exhibitions, Fairs and Events:

 

Current Exhibitions:

GRAND OPENING DECEMBER !-31, Art Gallery, Decor, Gifts, Art Classes Custom Picture Framing and More!

Angeney Kime Art Gallery and Studio, and ROCKSALT

769 North Main Street, Independence, OR 9735

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30AM-5:30PM

tamara@kimefineart.com

 

 

 

Future Exhibitions: 2013

Portland Spring Home and Garden Show February 20-24, 2013

 http://www.otshows.com/phs/

Spirit Mountain Home and Garden Show, April 5-7, 2013

http://www.wvpevents.com/?p=783

First Thursdays in The Pearl

http://urbanartnetwork.org/events/first-thursday-street-gallery

 

 

 

 

Past Exhibitions:

October 2008 John D. Kime "Face the Public" Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Salem, OR

February 2009 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime "100 Artist Show" Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Salem, OR

March 2009 John D. Kime "Spirit Structure" Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Salem,OR

August 2009 John D. Kime "Old School" Oregon State Fair Profesional Artist, Salem OR

October 2011 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime 1st Bi-Annual Home Studio Sale Independence, OR

February 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime 25th Annual Asian Celebration Eugene, OR

February 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime Portland Home and Garden Show Portland, OR

May 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime 2nd Bi-Annual Home Studio Sale Independence, OR

May 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime 14th Annual Columbia Gorge Arts Festival Corbett, OR

June 16-24, 2012 Marion-Polk County Tour of Homes 2012, #7, Olsen Designs, located at 758 Edwards Road, Monmouth, OR, OR

June 16-24, 2012 Marion-Polk County Tour of Homes 2012, #21, T. Wheeler Homes, located at 938 Sahalee Ct SE, Salem, OR

June 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime "Artist on the Horizon" Red Raven Gallery Salem, OR

John recieved First Place in the Red Raven Gallery Show

July 28, 2012 Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime, Estacada Summer Celebration Art Fair, http://www.estacadasc.org/

Downtown Estacada, OR Saturday from 10:00AM-7:00PM located at the 300 block of Broadway Street

August 30, 2012 Last Thursday's on Alberta Strret in NE Portland 6:00PM-10:00PM Locations vary on for this 20 block Art extravaganza.

September 12, 2012 Hump Day, second Wednesdays on SE Yamhill and 9th Ave from 6-10PM 100 Artist booths, 3 Bands and beer garden.

August 7, 2012-October 4, 2012 "Color Splash" Gresham Art Committee, Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime, Public Safety and Schools Building 1333 NW Eastman Prky Gresham, OR.http://art4gresham.tripod.com/

August 28, 2012 5:30PM-7:00PM "Color Splash" Gresham Art Committee, Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime, Public Saftey and Schools Building 1333 NW Eastman Prky Gresham, OR.http://art4gresham.tripod.com/

September 22, 2012 Urban Art Network, Portland Car Loop Show on NW Northrop and 11th Ave. from 11AM-5PM. www.portlandstreetcar.org

October 4, 2012 First Thursdays in the Pearl 5PM-10PM Awesome Area! Great Fun!

The First Thursday Street Gallery is from April to November, on the first Thursday of each month. Three blocks are closed off in NW Portland on 13th street between Hoyt and Kearney. The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. The gallery showcases hand-made and original artwork by local area artists. Come down to see the art and enjoy the setting!

October 11, 5:30PM-7:30PM Gallery Opening, October-November 2012, 10th Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, http://www.theartscenter.net/exhibitions/artists/kime-john/

October 11-13, 2012 Th 7-9PM Fri 10AM-7PM Sat 10AM-4PM Westminster Presbyterian Church 25th Annual Fine Arts Festival, Tamara Angeney and John D. Kime, www.salemwestpres.org

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3737 Liberty Rd. S, Salem OR 97302

 December 1-31, 2012 Crush Wine Bar, Main St, Monmouth, OR www.crushonmain.com Tamara Angeney and John Kime

 

Creative Collaboration

INDEPENDENCE -- Husband-and-wife artists John Kime and Tamara Angeney-Kime share a life, a home, pets ... and a studio split down the middle.

John and Tamara in the living room of their home in Independence. Most of their house is decorated with a rotating display of their art.

Photo by Pete Strong

John and Tamara in the living room of their home in Independence. Most of their house is decorated with a rotating display of their art.

INDEPENDENCE -- Husband-and-wife artists John Kime and Tamara Angeney-Kime share a life, a home, pets ... and a studio split down the middle.

John's mixed-media and expressionist paintings adorn one half of the room, Tamara's impressionist and more representational work, on the other.

The rest of their home, meanwhile, is a constantly evolving art gallery filled with their paintings, those of friends or admired peers. Redecorating isn't a problem; John coordinated exhibitions for years.

John

Photo by Pete Strong

John's art style leans toward abstract expressionism -- "an attempt to bridge the gap between painting and sculpture." 

Despite their contrast of styles, they often work side by side. You would think those sunrise-to-sunset days in front of a canvas would be a recipe for conflict between artists.

About the only real rift comes from music choice, John said.

He listens to punk rock and ska, not unexpected for somebody painting quickly with big, expressive brush strokes. Tamara's playlist is pop and jazz -- anything to keep her focused on the details within a landscape piece.

"Either I have headphones on or she's willing to put up with my music," he said.

"And sometimes, it's silence," she added. "Those days can be good, too ... when we're lost in our painting."

You could say art is their lives. For many years, the couple has been heavily involved in the business side of the institution, marketing artists and handling sales and distribution to galleries and high-end home furnishing outlets.

Tamara

Photo by Pete Strong

Tamara's subject matter is "all over the place," but some landscapes rooted in realism can take on an abstract edge.

They've also been creating on their own, with original paintings hanging in private collections and fine art galleries in Dallas, Texas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and other locales across the United States.

The two work day jobs currently -- the economy hasn't been kind to artists, John said. They're trying to break free of that through their own enterprise, Kime Fine Art, selling and distributing their own paintings to the public and hosting their own showings.

"It's great going from a blank canvas to a finished piece," John said. "Our goal isn't to be famous or rich, just to paint and enjoy life."

The pair has lived in Independence since 2006, transplants from John's hometown of Phoenix, Ariz. John worked for the Phoenix Art Group, coordinating exhibitions and designing displays nationally and abroad for 10 years.

He started The Kime Collection, an art distributor, in the mid-1990s, partly out of resolve to concentrate on his own work. He mainly does abstract expressionism, with images built up from layering paint -- "an attempt to bridge the gap between painting and sculpture."

Tamara, a Missouri native, met John while working in Phoenix -- she was a sales representative for the same atelier. An art major in college, Tamara returned to painting full time when they married in 1999.

Tamara reloads a brush while working on a nearly-finished portrait of two dogs. She

Photo by Pete Strong

Tamara reloads a brush while working on a nearly-finished portrait of two dogs. She's recently started painting pet commissions.

Tamara said her subject matter is "all over the place," though a major focus is landscapes, some with an abstract edge.

"One thing about painting, it can be an isolating profession," she said. "The act of painting, you're usually painting alone.

"John and I have learned about each others' styles," she continued.

Through The Kime Collection, the pair was marketing 15 different artists and designing art for corporate and residential buyers. Sometimes, the two collaborated on posters with one another.

"Art can be a risky endeavor," Tamara added. "Normally, you don't find both people (in a couple) doing it."

This one does. The Kimes started Kime Fine Art in 2010 and are now concentrating on their own work, marketing directly to the public and hosting shows in their home.

Artist brush cup

  

"I think it's easier for me to sell Tamara's art and for her to sell mine," John said with a laugh.

Learn More

* For more information on Kime Fine Art, call 602-684-2555 (Tamara) or 602-923-6065 (John). You can also check out Kime Fine Art's page on Facebook