Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Delta Forever

I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in the traveling Delta Forever exhibition to be held in Sacramento, CA this upcoming month. I am honored to exhibit along with an esteemed selection of California artists including my beloved mentor Gregory Kondos and fellow painter Barbara Arnold.

This is an exhibition held in protest of a highly controversial bill that has the potential to damage a significant amount of agricultural land and wild life in the Sacramento Delta area. This includes my grandfather's property which is located at the planned spot for intake no. 3.

Here are a few links to articles about this topic.
Stop the Tunnels
Friends of the River 
Delta Water Tunnel Project Delayed

Here are a few images from my recent research trip to the delta, we flew over the 
Sacramento River and surroundings sloughs. 

My Grandfather's House, The Go Residence. (Location of intake 3)


Steamboat Slough Bridge

Monday, April 13, 2015

Children's Theater Concept Proposal

Putting together a quick proposal for a mural at Sacramento's Fairytale town. They have been laboring to restore their quaint theater. Here are my ideas!

Layered Concept Works

Just sketching up a few concept works for a window display and cat walk back drop. Lovely rainy afternoon in PDX!

Cat Walk back drop concept work, Image borrowed from Yohji Yamamoto.
Love that dress with this backdrop.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

30 Under 30: Posters

I am so grateful to be a part of organizing this exhibition! Our mission is to put forward 30 amazing international artists under the age of 30. These talented people are ones to keep your eye on because of their progressive works, concepts and techniques. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Glitches of Late

I have been doing a little painting and a little digital work recently. Here are some interesting turn outs...

I've always dreamed of designing an album cover, haven't yet found a bad that fits the work. If this feels like your music please feel free to reach out! 

A+ to anyone who gets the text reference, no relation to any actual bands.
Thumbs up to anyone who gets the text reference, no relation to any actual bands.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Art Into Dusk: Alberta's January Last Thursday

This past Thursday was the monthly Alberta art walk and I was honored to be a part of it! If you have the chance to, I'd highly recommend a stroll down this artsy street. Especially between 6-9 of any Last Thursday of the month. While summer months are busy and packed, the winter and spring will be full of warm galleries, lovely people and (I'm sure) some wine.

I would first like to thank the lovely Julie Ruckman for hosting my show. If you need a new up-do or a trim definitely check out Zuzu Organic Salon and their gallery while you're at it!

At the Alberta Studios there was an amazing array of work. Here are a few artists I found particularly inspiring:

Just across the hall from me was Megan McGuinness. You can find her work at 

Also the work of Ariel Zimman as well as Cooper Jeppsen were fantastic:

"StuStuStudio presents Beyond Archipelago, a collection of ceramic works by ceramic artist Ariel Zimman of RELM STUDIOS, featuring collaborative pieces with Cooper Jeppesen."

Here are a few shots from my show in the Alberta Studios at the Zuzu organic salon and gallery! 
Photo credit goes to Julie Ruchman here. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A view into the studio: Jan 2015

Working big, working small and working hard. Gearing up for a little show for the Alberta arts district monthly "Last Thursday" art walk!

So close!

Some inspiration

My lovely lovely kitten whom I miss dearly

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Call for Entry: Thirty Under 30

We welcome you to submit your work to our Thirty under 30 show! Accepting all mediums and scale! For those recent grads, take advantage of this! No commission and it is free to participate! Now go make something! 

Email entries to

  • JPGS 72 dpi, 1000 pixels on the shortest side

  • Limit is 3 works

  • Save files as lastname_firstname_entrynumber.jpg

  • Include an image list as a PDF with your full name, email, age, current city. In regards to the work include title, medium, edition, price, date and size. 

  • All media and sizes will be considered

Entry DEADLINE: FEB 20, 2015

Notification: MAR 6, 2015

Exhibition: MAR 27- APRIL 17

Location: ACME Art Studios, Wilmington, NC

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A View From Above

Show announcement:

A View From Above
Recent Works

Aerial Landscapes by Sami Lee Woolhiser

Zuzu Gallery and Salon
1627 Northeast Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

Opening Reception: Last Thursday, January 29th, 6-9pm
The exhibition runs from January 29th - February 23rd, 2015. 
Limited edition prints will be available end of January!

You can support my work and check out my Patreon campaign at:

New Year, New toys, New work!

Hey everyone! I have a good feeling about 2015, the past 6 months or so have been a huge transition from graduation, into a new city, adjusting to a new  schedule and way of life beyond school. Here are some exciting new things happening!

A generous gift from a neighbor, a craftman table saw. This is so great! I can finally build my own stretchers at home!

A new investment: The shapeoko 3, a cnc mill. 
Now just look at this beautiful machine, if cnc is your thing then this may be the tool for you! I preordered mine! 

New work!
I have some paintings in progress, sculptures are still in sketch and planning phases. Finally I have taken the step up to push the scale of my work. I think it is working out well. 50x70 inches