Business News March 2021

Liz Walker acrylic

Village Gallery News

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 Debbie Teeter: Intro to Watercolor

Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 2-5 pm, 1060 NW Saltzman. 

This class will guide you through the basics of working with watercolor and provide options for creative approaches with it. Lessons will cover the unique properties of this medium, composition, color, and a few embellishments. We will explore varied subject matter and how other artists handle this medium. Please email me at debbieteeter@gmail.com if you need to be placed on a wait list. Maximum of three students per class. Class size may increase if COVID conditions improve. If this is the case, those on the wait list will be notified. 

Jean Anderson: Painting Fun Flowers in Watercolor

Monday, March 18, 10 am-12 pm. Maximum of 12 students per class. Zoom, one-session

This class is for anyone, from beginners to advanced, who would like to make quick expressive watercolor paintings of flowers. These are quick, fun, colorful flowers rendered in a semi-abstract manner, and drawing skills are not necessary. As you are having fun creating these paintings, I will be giving you instructions that will enhance your ability to paint other subjects. 

It is never my intention to have my students learn only one painting in my classes; rather, I emphasize learning techniques so that you can create other artworks. I provide written instructions prior to starting, and students will have access to a video of the class.

 Elizabeth Higgins: Nature Journaling with Watercolor

Sundays, March 21 and April 18, 1-3 pm, 1060 NW Saltzman. 

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature. Students will be guided through various drawing, painting, and journaling techniques as they observe real flowers and plants provided by the instructor. The instructor will bring additional materials to experiment with. You will leave class inspired and motivated to continue journaling on your own! 

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For a supply list and more details, please see our website. These are stand-alone workshops with repeated content; if you wish to attend more than one, you must register for each separately. No experience is necessary to participate. Maximum of three students per class. Class size may increase if COVID conditions improve. If this is the case, those on the wait list will be notified. One-session

 Lori McLaughlin: High Key Painting with Acrylic

Sunday, March 28, 1-4 pm, 1060 NW Saltzman

Do you like to create glowing pastels and paint with them? If so, high key painting is the right technique for you! This workshop will explore the basics of high key painting techniques, such as the palette consideration and creating your own high key painting. High key paintings are ethereal and sparkle with subtle complimentary colors. More details are on the Village Gallery website, and questions can be sent to the instructor at thewhiteoakgallery@gmail.com

 Maximum of three students per class. Class size may increase if COVID conditions improve. If this is the case, those on the wait list will be notified. One-session

Liz Walker: Acrylic Jump Start! Techniques for Reviving Old Paintings

Tuesday, March 23, 9 am-12 pm. Zoom, one-session
Liz Walker acrylic

We all have paintings that seem destined for the recycle bin or stuck in limbo—but what if we could repurpose them and turn them into something completely different? Join Liz for this lively acrylic painting workshop, where she will demo for you to paint along. Liz will provide ideas on how to successfully resolve color, shape, and value issues as we rework our paintings.

Topics include: how to prepare your paper for acrylic painting, retaining the “good parts” while obscuring areas that aren’t working, using collage and/or opaque pigments to change your painting, subtle use of stencils/stamping to create unique patterns, and the impact of adding line (either drawn or scratched into paint). Be sure to have several old (failed) watercolor or acrylic paintings to work on—these can be on paper or canvas, and a size of 11″ x 14″ or smaller is preferable. For supply list and other details, see the Village Gallery website.

Jean Anderson: Painting a Bunny in Watercolor

Tuesday, March 23, 10 am-12 pm. Maximum of 12 students per class. Zoom, one-session

This class is for anyone, from beginners to advanced, who would like to learn how to use watercolor and create a cute bunny. Drawing skills are not necessary to participate. 

I will emphasize painting eyes in this class, but you will also learn wet-into-wet technique for fur and hair. As you are having fun painting this bunny, I will also be giving you instructions that will enhance your ability to paint other subjects. It is never my intention to have my students learn only one painting in my classes; rather, I am emphasize learning techniques so that you can create other artworks. 

I provide written instructions prior to starting, and students will have access to a video of the class. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Jean Anderson: Using Strong Color in a Semi-Abstract Way: Watercolor and Acrylic

Monday, March 29, 10 am-12 pm. Maximum of 12 students per class. Zoom, one-session

This class is for anyone who would like to learn how to use watercolor or acrylics and paint simple shapes with vibrant color. Beginners through experienced painters will enjoy this class, and drawing skills are not necessary to participate. Through this session, I will emphasize “clean” and “dirty” colors, color repetition, triads, and various other information about color. 

It is never my intention to have my students learn only one painting in my classes; rather, I emphasize learning techniques so that you can create other artworks. I provide written instructions prior to starting, and students will have access to a video of the class. A supply list will be sent upon registration.

The Wine Cellar: Pinot & Pages, featuring Andre Hueston Mack

Sunday, April 18, 5 pm via Zoom, $60

The price for this tasting includes Andre Hueston Mack’s wonderful book, 99 Bottles, and a 375mL bottle of his wine, P’Oui (pee-wee) Pinot Noir.

Andre is one of America’s top sommeliers; he worked at both The French Laundry and Per Se. He was one of the first Black somms in America and has been breaking barriers for years. He’s an author, winemaker, and artist.

 Learn more and sign up at portlandwinecellar.com.

Second Edition Resale

Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am- 2 pm. Depending on weather

Back in the early summer of 2020, Second Edition Resale of the Cedar Mill Community Library developed Sidewalk Sales as a response to the pandemic. Entirely outdoors (with distanced shopping and mandatory mask-wearing), staff and volunteers worked to give shoppers the fun and selection of the Second Edition indoor store in an environment that adhered to pandemic protocols. 

Now, Sidewalk Sales is returning for the spring of 2021! We will feature even more merchandise, more selection, and bring back popular themes—such as Vintage, Easter, Gardening, and Mother’s Day. Indoors or out, Second Edition is never the same store twice! Visit our Instagram @secondeditionresale for the most up-to-date information.

CMBA meeting news

Tuesday, March 9, 12 pm via Zoom
Amy Winterowd

The Cedar Mill Business Association continues our Monthly Speaker/Networking meetings via Zoom Online! Our speaker this month is Amy Winterowd, Vice President of Client Solutions at JE Dunn Construction’s Portland office. JE Dunn specializes in construction management for government and military building around the country. Amy’s 20 years of experience in facilitation, relationship building and public relations has positioned her as a local business leader and community advocate. During the meeting, she will join us in discussing JE Dunn’s work locally—while telling how she found her voice and rose through the executive ranks of business as a first generation Asian-American woman. Phillip Martin of First American Title will be “hosting” this Zoom Meeting.

CMBA Members will receive the Zoom Link through our Monthly E-Blast, so stay tuned. We invite Guests to two free visits at no charge. Please contact our admin, Chelsea, at admin@cedarmillbiz.com to receive the Zoom link. For more information about the Cedar Mill Business Association, please visit our website.

Juggle Source

Juggle Source began business in January 2020. Despite the complexities that COVID-19 presented, owner Joni Thurber has no regrets about the timing of her business.

juggle source

“A slow start was just fine with me,” she says. Joni has worked at various jobs and was a stay-at-home mom for fifteen years while her kids were growing up. Her last employment was as a principal’s secretary in the Beaverton School District. She’s used to wearing many hats, managing multiple projects and tasks at a time. Considering the demands that are placed on busy families, the idea of Juggle Source was born.

Clients typically retain Juggle Source for several hours at a time or hire Joni for a project. The range of tasks vary, but examples include pet care, garage organization and clean up, preparing a house for sale, gift purchasing and shipping, painting, home care while owners are away, and more.

To contact Juggle Source, go to their website or call 503-313-3921. Juggle Source can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Sunset Credit Union explains Traditional and Roth IRAs

An Individual Retirement Account, or IRA, is a plan for retirement provided by financial institutions with either a tax-deferred basis or tax-free growth. With an IRA, you are essentially investing money and letting it grow until retirement. The IRS increased the amount you can contribute to your retirement accounts by up to $6,000 for IRAs this year.

There are two main types of IRAs: Traditional and Roth. One key difference between Roth and traditional plans is how contributions are taxed. Here’s how they compare.

Traditional plans are sometimes referred to as “regular” plans—you can invest pre-tax income in traditional accounts. One advantage of traditional accounts is that when you contribute money, you can generally write off the contribution as a tax deduction, thereby lowering your tax bill. One disadvantage of traditional plans is that you typically can’t withdraw money without penalty until you are halfway through age 59. Thus, you pay taxes on the money as you withdraw.

Unlike a traditional IRA, contributions to a Roth IRA are made using money that’s already been taxed. Contributions to a Roth IRA are never tax-deductible. While there’s no tax benefit up-front, your earnings within the account grow tax-free, and withdrawals made during retirement are also tax-free. 

The money you contribute to a Roth IRA can be removed at any time for any reason, but a 10% early distribution penalty tax will apply to the taxable amount—unless you meet one of the IRS’s early distribution penalty tax exceptions. You can keep adding to your Roth IRA well into retirement, no matter your age.

Sunset Credit Union is located at 1100 NW Murray Blvd. We offer a variety of IRAs for investment. Everyone’s needs are different, and if you have questions about which IRA is best for you—or would like more information on IRAs—contact Debbie by calling 503-643-1335 or visiting Sunset Credit Union.

Easter Egg Hunt at Bethany

Saturday, April 3, 2-4 pm, throughout the shopping center

The community is invited to go around the merchants that are participating to collect Easter eggs and goodies. We will announce more details about this event on our social media pages. The map with the participating merchants will be posted a week prior to the event.