PEGGY JO BALL MORRILL'S PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS
The paintings without a SOLD on them are for sale.  Prints are now for sale.
 

 

 

From Peggy's first show in January 2015 

Kinship Stories: Remembering Native North Portland

Reading Frenzy, 3628 N Mississippi, Portland, Oregon 97227

Opens Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:00pm -9:00pm

 

Reading Frenzy is proud to present Kinship Stories: Remembering Native North Portland by Peggy Ball for the month of January in our Minikin Gallery!

Klamath/Modoc artist Peggy Ball-Morrill grew up and raised her family in North Portland. Her paintings portray memories of family and community in Vanport, at St. Andrews Church where weekly Bow & Arrow Culture Club gatherings were held, and sitting on the front porch of their home on N. Fairport Place. While places and people are real, memories and relationships twist time, for example, in one painting the artist sits in her wheelchair next to her mother; in this portrait 2014 sits next to 1964.

The artist portrays a community nearly invisible in popular culture where representations of native people are often limited to westerns or cartoons. The paintings remember a close-knit native community at a time when federal termination and relocation policies threatened native survival. They call attention to the relationships that sustained community. Mothers and children, siblings and couples and through time and memory, the relationship of ancestors to their descendants. The family are watched over and cared for by those that came before them.

Peggy Ball-Morrill’s parents moved from Chiloquin, Oregon to Vanport during World War Two. She was raised in North Portland, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and began taking art classes at PCC Cascade campus in the 1970’s. She studied drawing and painting at The Drawing Studio with Phil Sylvester and is also a master star quilt maker. She and her husband Dwight Ball-Morrill live in Pacific City, OR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Peg painting

 

Wedding  1975 -  Not for Sale

Family    NOT FOR SALE

18" WIDE by 14" HIGH     

 

 

 

PEGGY AND HENRY    NOT FOR SALE

12" WIDE X 16" HIGH  

 

 

 

 

PEOPLE AT THE HOUSE    NOT FOR SALE

20" WIDE X 16" HIGH     

 

 

 

 

 

UNCLE JOE AND THE DEER    NOT FOR SALE

16" WIDE X 20" HIGH   

 

 

 

 

LILLIAN AND EVELYN     NOT FOR SALE

 10" WIDE BY 20" HIGH 

 

 

 

 

Grandma and Roy with Goggles   NOT FOR SALE

 

 

 

 

At the Lake    SOLD

House in the Woods

SOLD

Sisters Triptych  SOLD

Tryptch 2  the two on the right are SOLD

 

 

Katsa and Blue  SOLD

 

Nana and Grandpa Morrill

 SOLD

 

 

Sister and Crows  SOLD

 

Dwight and the Dogs

$300  SOLD

 

Uncle and Auntie Poaching  SOLD

 

Watches Over Us  SOLD

 

Joanna and Pups  SOLD

 

Chiloquin Cowboy  SOLD

Mom and all the Kids  SOLD

 

 

Happy Dogs  SOLD

 

Owl Dance at the Pow Wow  SOLD

 

Wild Flowers  SOLD

 

Vanport  SOLD

Women Ancestors    SOLD

 

Cowboy and Cows

 SOLD

 

Mama and girls Vanport

 SOLD

 

Grandmas  SOLD

Roy Sundance Leroy Grandpa

Roy Sundance Leroy Grandpa  SOLD

 

Dogwood  SOLD

Poaching  SOLD

Chiloquin Cowboy  SOLD

Young Mama   Not for Sale

 

 

 

 

 

Momma and girls again      SOLD

Grandma

8 1/2 by 11 canvas paper   $100

Grandpa

81/2 by 11 canvas paper   NOT FOR SALE

Aunt Mary

81/2 by 11 canvas paper  NOT FOR SALE

Aunt Peg

81/2 by 11 canvas paper  NOT FOR SALE

Uncle and Grandpa Poaching    SOLD

81/2 by 11 canvas paper  

Mother and Child   SOLD

Mother and Child  SOLD