Our SWA 2019 Spring Show Judge Greg Lewis, has 45+ years of creating contemporary art and fine art décor for clients in architecture, interior design, publishing, art collections, liturgical and healing environments. In addition to his art and design studio practice, Greg has taught drawing, painting, and watercolor studios at a local university for over two decades and was co-founder of its art and culture program. In addition, he has led art and architecture tours to both London and Paris for art and culture appreciation. As a member of Oregon Society of Artists, Greg heads up its exhibit installation team and offers, monthly art/artists talks on various topics called Art Without Passports.
Working closely with his clients, art patrons, and often with artist collaborations, Greg produces projects of timeless beauty that touches the human spirit. Holding an AAS degree in Commercial Art and BS degree in Visual Communications Education. Greg's faith, art philosophy and creative approach is one of multi-use applications of the original art. Whether producing custom art murals, relief sculpture, stained glass windows, or site specific custom furnishings, every décor assignment has different needs.
Thoughts on Show Judging
Greg’s thoughts on art show judging. "As artist, designer and now jurist, has allowed me the opportunity apply my years of professional experience in creating art and design for numerous private collections and commercial installations. And in addition, 23 years of teaching art at the college level. Whether the new artist is developing an emerging art talent or the artist with years of experience, is emerging into new creativity. I look into the subject matter for the originality of the work and focus its ability to engage and catch my eye with visual impact. Yes, the elements of art with its use of line, color, tone and texture and the principles of design with its composition and contrast do apply, but the level of maturity exercised in the artwork must prevail."
To find out more about Greg and his current adventures visit his website