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Oregon Art Beat Alumni Exhibition: Celebrating 15 years of Creativity

Oregon Art BeatThe exhibit is free (artwork is for sale) and open to the public, and runs from April 19 through June 15. It will take place on the third floor atrium of Pioneer Place Mall at The Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Woolley Gallery and the Art Beat Main Stage Gallery.

Hours for this exhibition are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. If you missed Maria’s “Art Beat” segment you can view it here:

So, grab a friend or two, and come celebrate a pair of artful events!  Here is a link to the event.

Ceramic Showcase 2014

Please look for me at booth C-5 in Exhibit Hall A.

Showcase 2014 postcard

31st Annual Ceramic Showcase 2013

April 26th, 27th and 28th 2013

  • Oregon Convention Center
    777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, OR 97232
  • On the Max Light Rail Line
  • – Free event admission –
  • Opens 10-9 Friday & Saturday, 10-5 on Sunday

I look forward to showing you my new work!

Portland Open Studios 2012

Maria Simon invites you and your friends to visit her sculpture studio during Portland Open Studios.

Saturday and Sunday, October 13th & 14th, and October 20th & 21st – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Find me at destination #41 on the tour map, where I’ll be demonstrating my bas-relief carving techniques and unique surfaces using terra sigillata—- my “special secret sauce”. I’ll be creating new work “live” during all four days of the tour. And I’ll be showcasing new work for both on and off the wall.

Brand new for this event are some intimate, colorful, and affordable terra cotta sculptures.

  • Join me and 100+ other artists for this premier Portland event!
  • Your children are most welcome, and will have a chance to get “down ‘n dirty”.
  • You’ll also have an opportunity to sign up for adults’ as well as children’s studio classes.
  • Tour guides and maps are available for purchase from me upon arrival, or pick one up at New Seasons Market & other local retailers, at the event website, or as an iPhone  app.

For more information, click

Directions to Studio:
2216 SE 50th Ave.
Portland,OR 97215
Phone: 503-236-8589

From Hawthorne bridge, drive east on SE Hawthorne, continue all the way to SE 50th. I’m about 6 blocks south of Hawthorne, between SE Lincoln and Division. Yellow house on East side of the street with big red sign in front that reads “River East Clinic”. Studio is in garage, with entrance on north side of the building, left of the driveway.

I look forward to seeing you.

Warm Wishes,


Maria Simon


503-236-8589 (studio)

Maria Simon at Portland Open Studios

Portland Open Studios 2011

Watch Artists at Work!

• Oct. 8th & 9th 10am – 5pm
• Oct. 15th & 16th 10am – 5pm

A unique opportunity to experience art as it is being made in the artist’s own space. In their studios, watch any of 100 artists who paint, sculpt, draw, print, throw, carve, sew, and more. Ask about their tools and techniques. Learn more about art from the artists themselves.

Indulge your curiosity and buy a Tour Guide. Walk, bike, drive or bus to studios around the Portland metro area. My studio is located at 2216 SE 50th Ave. Portland 97211 (#85 on the tour map).

You are welcome to visit my studio gratis; if you wish to take the tour to other artists’ studios I will have a Tour Guide with Map ($15) or the Map-only option ($5) when you visit me please contact me at 503-236-8589 if you’d like to purchase a ticket before the event, or you may purchase it at New Seasons markets, Art Media, or on-line at

I hope to see you in October!