Eric Von Beck, seen here creating new wooden bowls, is one of the more than 40 artists who will open their studios to display their work during the 8th annual Mt. Tabor Art Walk, May 18 and 19 at more than 25 sites around SE Portland. There will be an assortment of paintings, ceramics, sculpture, metal arts, photography, glass mosaic, printmaking, jewelry, wood-turning and fiber and the opportunity to visit with the artists in their native habitats.

Photo by Don Jacobson

Mt Tabor Art Walk returns May 18-19 for the eighth year. The juried event showcases 40 talented neighborhood artists at 25 sites and admission is free! Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday.

If you need a reason to walk or bike in the beautiful Mt Tabor neighborhood, this is it. As you make the rounds you’ll have the opportunity to see quality visual art and meet the artists in their studios and homes. Artists work in a multitude of media including painting, ceramics, sculpture, metal arts, photography, glass mosaic, printmaking, jewelry, wood-turning and fiber.

Participating artists include:

• Don Jacobson – fine art photography with vibrant landscapes and majestic views from his extensive travels in the Northwest and beyond.

• Watercolorist Sharlane Blaise’s dramatic light, shapes and colors of evocative landscapes found in her travels.

• Diane Russell oil and pencil works are vibrant portraits of musicians and dancers

by Sharlane Blaise

• Todd Samusson sculpts totemic sculptures and iconic masks. Working with salvaged wood and found metal objects, his works are whimsical and mysterious.

•Adrienne Stacey’s high fired ceramics are characterized by their organic forms

•Robin Bown’s Ukrainian egg-painting uses bold colors and patterns both intricate and striking.

People return year after year to the Mt Tabor Art Walk because they enjoy the artwork, the neighborhood and the community experience. Preview the art and download a map at www.mttaborartwalk.com .