Project Space is a gallery managed by Sarah F. Burns in downtown Talent, Oregon. The gallery shows artwork by Sarah Burns and Julian Bell, as well as group shows with local Southern Oregon/Northern California artists.
Sarah Burns is an observation-based painter working in the European tradition. For nearly two decades, Sarah has been painting timeless subjects that include Figures, Still-life, and Landscape, while exploring her personal and cultural history. Just like she preserves the truth and beauty of each of her subjects in her paintings, her paintings are physically able to stand the test of time using proven traditional methods and techniques.
Burns is based in Southern Oregon and has exhibited in group exhibitions at The Maryhill Museum, The Arkell Museum, Grants Pass Art Museum, Coos Art Museum, and other notable institutions. When she is not in her studio, she teaches drawing and painting to adults and young people. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector, Southern Oregon Magazine, among other publications. In 2016, Burns was awarded the Hudson River Fellowship by the Grand Central Atelier. sarahfburns.com
Julian Bell started painting in the year 2000, but has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. He starts his paintings en plein air (meaning outdoors, on site), and finishes them in the studio where he can take plenty of time to adjust the patterns and colors. Sometimes all he makes outdoors is a drawing, and that’s all he needs to build a painting from in the studio. Julian makes time to paint, despite having young children, being a full time physician and serving as the Ashland Parks Commissioner. When asked why he makes time for art, Julian says it’s essential for him: “It’s a bit of transcendence in a world that sometimes seems very venal.” julianbell.work