February 2020: Farewell to the Pig

The Cave Gallery (Contemporary Art Vancouver Experiment)

108 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660


Artist Reception on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 5-9pm

Artist Talk Saturday, February 15th, 2020 at 11am

As we enter 2020, we will also be coming to the end of the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Tradition would call us to welcome the Year of the Rat, but we are instead going to give a sweet farewell to the Year of the Pig.

Please join us from February 5th thru the 29th to enjoy the new swine-related works of more than 15 artists including Pepe Hidalgo, Robert Bickel, Erin Dengerink, Anne John, Sharon Svec, kathi rick, Greg Bee, Cynthia Heise, Sarah Dillon, Jill Falk, Russell Ford, COWS Vancouver, Vivi LaRue and Steve Eichenberger.











Sarah Dillon: Where We Are

The Cave Gallery (Contemporary Art Vancouver Experiment)

July 5 - 27, 2019

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, July 5, 6-9pm
108 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660


The objects in this series of work function as symbolic sentries for social and political reflection.  The work responds to where we are as a culture caught up in a climate of rigidity, fear, and resulting inability to accept and assimilate people into the makeup of the nation, a principle in which it was founded.

Where We Are recognizes that we all come from somewhere else.  We each have a background story that includes a personal or family journey.  Where We Are aims to evaluate privilege, ownership, and sense of place.

The figure is introduced as disembodied and distorted parts, mixed with rough, found housing construction materials which add to the conceptual texture and harshness of human resilience.  I ask the viewer to parallel their own personal or family experiences (often only a paycheck or a political circumstance away from being in the shoes of the homeless or the refugee) and to treat people as people – with empathy and compassion. 

Place, as a multifaceted sensibility, can function as a catalyst for art-making that delves into the depths of self-reflection, social analysis, international issues, politics and history, and offers up an excellent conceptual basis for creativity as well as human interaction.  As a visual artist, it functions as the backbone of my work generally as I contemplate time, narrative, change and ultimately explore what it is to be where I am.  I encourage self-reflection in life around us in effort to define or question truth.

Video Presentation of Where We Are


Image Above: Hearts and Minds, graphite, acrylic, repurposed wood, 20 x 26 x 6 inches, 2019


At the Good Arts Building

We've just launched the Salon Rue de Cerise, a private  Air B&B suite for overnight stays that supports the surrounding studios. It comes with its own private mini-bar of affordable local art.  If you are in town, check it out!