Monday, April 25, 2016

Bumper Sticker design

text: Portland OR
2016 mural design for North Mississippi Avenue by David Carmack Lewis

3.5" x 10" Bumper Sticker for donations of $40 or more

Mural T-Shirt design

Another perk in support of my mural project this summer. For donations of $70 or more.

Note: This design is not final but the t-shirt will feature the mural as the primary design element.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mural Funding

As part of my effort to raise money for the mural in North Portland on Mississippi Avenue I am offering these paintings at slightly below their regular gallery price. Instead of simply paying me, the proceeds will go directly toward expenses involved in the mural project. For a donation of $2475 you can choose any one of the paintings below. If you are in the Portland Metropolitan Area I will personally deliver the original to your door (If you live somewhere else I am afraid to inform you that insanely expensive shipping charges may apply. OK not that insane. Just enough to make the total more or less match the original gallery price of the painting).

note: Hatchfund is a non-profit and your donation is tax deductible. But Hatchfund requires an additional 10% in order to run their programs so the actual donation amount to the project is $2250. The good news is that the entire amount that you pay (minus $100 material costs) is completely tax deductible!

"Hovel"  oil on canvas  34" x 50"

"Robinson"  oil on canvas  45" x 52"

"Root"  oil on canvas  48" x 35"
"Truffula"  oil on canvas  35" x 50"

"Witness"  oil on canvas  35" x 50"

"Under the Hawthorne Bridge"  oil on canvas  50" x 50"

"Under Water no.2"  oil on canvas  37" x 41"

"The Cedar"  oil on canvas  30" x 52"

"Containers"  oil on canvas  42" x 42"

"City Map"  oil on canvas  49" x 41"

"Coda"  oil on canvas  40" x 50"

Thursday, April 7, 2016

selected works at OMCC

Selected pieces from my show "A God In The Hearth" is currently hanging in the lobbies of the Olympic Mills Commerce Center at:

 107 SE Washington Street in Portland OR.

The work will be there through the end of May. (change - make that through the end of June!)

“A God In The Hearth: a visual essay on fire and fossil fuels”

My latest project is a visual essay about the deep relationship between human beings and fire and the implications of fossil fuels. By harnessing the power of wildfire, ancient humans transformed both themselves and the world around them, becoming a force like fire itself, spreading across landscapes and transforming them utterly. These paintings draw comparisons between the traditional hearths of kitchen, camp and fireplace, with our new hidden hearths, the engines and power plants that fuel modern life. The fossil fuels burning in these new hearths are changing the climate of this planet. One ironic result of which is an increase in the number and severity of wildfires in the American west. For the first time in our history our ability to change the environment no longer benefits us. Just because we don’t see the flames doesn’t mean the world isn’t burning.

This project was featured as a solo exhibition at Portland Community College, Cascade Campus from Nov. 2015 to Jan. 2016 and at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton OR in Feb. to Mar. 2016.

The final version of the show will be held at the Art Center in Corvallis OR in the summer of 2017
and will be accompanied by a published catalog of the artwork. If you are interested in learning more please contact me and leave your email address at


David Carmack Lewis has been exhibiting in galleries for twenty years. His work has been selected for numerous juried and curated exhibitions. In 2015 his paintings were included in the “Build It” exhibit at the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa AZ,  the “Expressions West” show at the Coos Art Museum in Oregon and the “Art Convergence” show at the Port Townsend Arts Center in Washington. His painting “Burn” was included in the 2015 West Coast Bienniale at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park Museum in Redding California. In the 2011 “Expressions West” show at the Coos Art Museum, his entry was awarded first place by Juror Erik Sandgren. As part of the Art in Embassies program his work was included in exhibitions at the American Embassies in Abuja, Nigeria and Abidjan, Ivory Coast. 

Mr. Lewis currently lives in Portland, Oregon.