CHARLES SCHWEIGERT

ARTIST'S STATEMENT
Very much a mixed-media artist, Charles Schweigert produces both two and three dimensional work incorporating a variety of materials and techniques. Bird imagery figures prominently in his sculptural pieces, which are made using old boro fabrics from Japan as well as other exotic textiles from around the world. His two dimensional paper pieces use a traditional Korean felting technique called Joomchi, which uses handmade mulberry paper, various dyes, a great deal of water, and physical agitation to fuse multiple layers of paper together. The felted paper is allowed to dry and can then be worked over with various techniques, including hand stitching, drawing, and burning with incense.

SHOWS
Solo Shows
CLEARING THE MIND AND THE HOLINESS OF BROKEN THINGS, November 2015, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
FLOCK, March 2014, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
THINGS WITH FEATHERS....PERCHED IN THE SOUL, January 2013, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
HEAVIER THAN WATER/LIGHTER THAN AIR, August 2011, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
RECENT PAINTINGS: September 2-27, 2009, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon
RECENT PAINTINGS: April 2003, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
CHEMICAL IMBALANCE: September 21-October 12, 2001, Fu Contemporary Art,Santa Fe, New Mexico
MAKING SENSE OF IT ALL: Solo Show at Segreto Contemporary Art, August 4 - 29,
2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico
NEW PAINTINGS AND MONOPRINTS: Solo Show at Santa Fe Contemporary Art, June 24 - July 21, 1998, Santa Fe, New Mexico
SPIRIT FIGURES IN WOOD AND BONE: Solo Show at the Maslak McLeod Gallery, July 1-31, 1997, Santa Fe, New Mexico
RECENT PAINTINGS ON PAPER AND CANVAS: Solo Show at the Weyrich Gallery, July 19-September 6, 1996, Albuquerque, New Mexico
THE POETICS OF SURFACE: Solo Show at Santa Fe Contemporary Art, April 11-May 7, 1996, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Selected Invitational Group Shows:
RED, February 2014, Cannon Beach Art Association, Cannon Beach, Oregon
ANIMAL INSTINCT, October 2012, White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon
AU NATUREL, the Nude in the 21st Century: February-March, 2011, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
NEW YEAR/NEW TALENT: January-February, 2010, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, Oregon
GROUP SHOW, February, 2009, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon
GROUP SHOW, July 6-29, 2006, RC Gallery, Portland, Oregon
FRIENDS OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Annual Juried Show, February 2-24, 2001, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
ART WITH HEART, February 2-24, 2001, Joyce Robbins Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
FRIENDS OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Annual Juried Show, January 21-February 18, 2000, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
SMALL WORKS, December 3-24, 1999, Nuovo Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
ABSTRACTION 99, International Juried Exhibition, August 2-23, 1999, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
DEVILS, ANGELS, AND FRIENDS, Annual Juried Show, June 5-July 1, 1999, Muse Image Gallery, Madrid, New Mexico
FRIENDS OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Juried Show, January 15-February 5, 1999, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
FACES OF WOMAN: March 18-April 8, 1998, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico
INVITATIONAL GROUP SHOW: June 27-July 4, 1997, Van de Griffe Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL WATERMEDIA SHOW: August-September, 1995, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
FIBER/TEXTURE 93: June-July, 1993, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, Colorado
INVITATIONAL SHOW: April, 1993, Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Corporate Collections:
Hale and Dorr, Boston
Aleph Corporation, Sapporo, Japan
Qwest/U.S. West, Denver
Stouffer's Concourse Hotel, Denver
Hilton Inns, Denver
Pennzoil Corporation, Houston
Knapp, Petersen, and Clarke, Los Angeles
PhTech, Portland and Salem, Oregon

Represented by:
Boston Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
Diana Felber Gallery, West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Four for Art, Lenox, Massachusetts
White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon
RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
Fairweather Gallery, Seaside, Oregon
Occasions, Scottsdale, Arizona