I’m excited to announce a three woman show,  Art of Personal Story will showcase three different approaches to combing art and story to explore our personal narratives. It will be held September and October 2014 at the gallery in the library in Hillsboro Oregon.

Rebecca Shapiro

Untangled installation by Rebecca Shapiro
Installation art by Rebecca Shapiro at the Portland International Airport

Rebecca is a Portland Oregon based painter, illustrator and installation artist. She’ll be creating a follow up to her current piece shown above, Untangled. She created this piece for the stage of the Tedx-Concordia. You can hear her talk about the story in the piece in the short talk she did for the event.

Lisa Sonora Beam

Lisa Sonora Beam visual journal page
Lisa Sonora Beam visual journal page

Lisa is an author, artist, and creative business consultant based in Marin, California. Much of her work has been in visual journaling. For this show, she’ll take some of the ideas she usually develops in the intimacy of the sketchbook space to the wall.

Next step in my Memoir project

I’ve been working on a memoir project, so my part of the show will be the next phase of this story. You can see the work and read about the stories I’ve been doing in the artwork section of my site.

Developing the Show

The three of us have been in conversation about our different approaches to our personal stories.  We will be sharing what we learn as we go about the art of personal storytelling as well as co-creating the show.

We are interested in connecting with other artists and writers who are doing cross-discipline work in personal narrative and memoir. Do you know anyone?  Let us know in the comments.

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25 Comments

  1. I would love to connect with you, as I have a private journal collection of paintings and a personal story that crosses my energy healing work with my art. Your work is beautiful and your exhibit sounds amazing! Thank you.

  2. I would love to connect with you, as I have a private journal collection of paintings and a personal story that crosses my energy healing work with my art. Your work is beautiful and your exhibit sounds amazing! Thank you.

  3. I would love to connect with you, as I have a private journal collection of paintings and a personal story that crosses my energy healing work with my art. Your work is beautiful and your exhibit sounds amazing! Thank you.

  4. I would love to connect with you, as I have a private journal collection of paintings and a personal story that crosses my energy healing work with my art. Your work is beautiful and your exhibit sounds amazing! Thank you.

    • Hi Noel,
      Fantastic. We have this idea of connecting with artists/writers in other places so we could potentially travel the show to collaborate with different artists in those places. It’s in early stages, so we are starting to put the word out. I’m particularly interested in Massachusetts since I grew up there and parts of my story are about that area.

  5. Hi Christine,

    Beautiful job, congrats. It is funny how the sometimes seems that some of us get under the same light without knowing we are and star some kind of small movement…. probably Jung’s collective unconscious plotting here and there. 🙂 I am in the same thread with a group of paintings, writings and a piano recital that works as the script. Plus I am working a program to facilitate workshops using this idea.
    Great to see so many artist speaking up for freedom and authenticity.
    Loved Shapiro’s talk too.
    My best wishes for the 3 of you.

  6. Hi Christine,

    Beautiful job, congrats. It is funny how the sometimes seems that some of us get under the same light without knowing we are and star some kind of small movement…. probably Jung’s collective unconscious plotting here and there. 🙂 I am in the same thread with a group of paintings, writings and a piano recital that works as the script. Plus I am working a program to facilitate workshops using this idea.
    Great to see so many artist speaking up for freedom and authenticity.
    Loved Shapiro’s talk too.
    My best wishes for the 3 of you.

  7. Hi Christine,

    Beautiful job, congrats. It is funny how the sometimes seems that some of us get under the same light without knowing we are and star some kind of small movement…. probably Jung’s collective unconscious plotting here and there. 🙂 I am in the same thread with a group of paintings, writings and a piano recital that works as the script. Plus I am working a program to facilitate workshops using this idea.
    Great to see so many artist speaking up for freedom and authenticity.
    Loved Shapiro’s talk too.
    My best wishes for the 3 of you.

    • Mercedes,
      I know there are more of us exploring these topics. Oh where oh where are they all?

      Looking forward to hearing more about what you are up to. Sounds fascinating.

  8. I AM HERE….is there a way for me to participate in this?

  9. I AM HERE….is there a way for me to participate in this?

  10. I AM HERE….is there a way for me to participate in this?

    • We’re exploring ideas for this. Thinking about spin off events and what creative ways we can involve more people in the conversation.

    • Fabulous Bo, I’ll add you to the list. I’m working my way through your stories, photography and writing sure are powerful agents of change.


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