2 spots in advanced “invite only” workshop in Portland June 15-19th

May 24th, 2017

I am doing an advanced level workshop in my studio this June.  I  had a couple cancellations so there are now two spots available.  The dates of the workshop are June 15th -19th and will be held at my studio in Portland.

To take the class email me at jesse@jessereno.com and let me know what workshops you have taken with me.  I am asking that you have taken at least a 3 day workshop with me and understand my basic techniques and process.


Here is a link to the information about the workshop  http://jessereno.com/2017-workshops.html

and here is more information specifically about the June workshop  http://jessereno.com/june-2017.html



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One and Two day workshops Friday, April 7th and 8th-9th at Portland ART&SOUL : FILLING FAST!

March 28th, 2017

There are only a few spots left to take my one or two day classes  at Portland Art&Soul this year.   Below are links with more info and to sign up.

one day, friday April 7th  – https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx17-3988-workshop.php

two day, Saturday April 8th and Sunday the 9th  –https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx17-3987-workshop.php

Here is a short video I made showing my process..

you can watch a longer video about my art career and process here




Solo Show March – Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

February 20th, 2017

Just Beyond The Mountain

my latest works deal with the idea of fragments and the connection. feeling rather than knowing. choosing instinct over logic to achieve desire rather than defined outcomes. the chaos of volcanoes, the collapse of an avalanche, the weight of an anchor. the idea of buoyancy over balance. some locks do not open with keys. this is a world where candy canes grow at the tops of mountains. freedom comes from belief and choice, and all things are connected.

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts – Opening March 2nd

heres a link to a talk i did earlier this year at the national art educators convention in Chicago not sure if its useful to you but it has a lot of good background info on me and my career as an artist – http://media01.commpartners.com/ArtED/Annual_2016/Thurs03Reno/archive.html


Art & Soul Portland – April 3-9

February 20th, 2017

I will be teaching 2 classes at this years art and soul retreat in portland.

April 3-9.
2 day workshop https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx17-3987-workshop.php
1 day workshop https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx17-3988-workshop.php



new pieces on sale for 1 week only

February 7th, 2017

decided to try something new…i am going to put 5 pieces on sale for a week, and then replace them at the end of the week with five different pieces. not sure how long i will keep this up, but i plan to do it each week with five different paintings as long as people are expressing interest.

check out the 5 pieces available this week here… http://jessereno.bigcartel.com/

this piece is one of this weeks 5, and is available for $300 (originally $1125)


Upcoming Mexico Workshop

January 3rd, 2017

who wants to come paint and mexico? still a few spots left. learn about my techniques and ideas about finding yourself within your work. find purpose and understanding in your work by following feelings rather than logic to arrive at imagery that is personal and hidden in abstraction waiting to be found. become engaged in your process by finding techniques that reveal forms and imagery rather than struggling with perfection.. this 5 day workshop takes place at hacienda mosaico in puerta vallarta mexico. the grounds are amazing a perfect place to forget the rest of the world and dig deep into your creative process. all skill levels welcome.

to find out more – http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_24.html

to get a better idea of what im all about you can check out this talk i gave at the national art educators annual convention earlier this year in chicago – http://media01.commpartners.com/…/…/Thurs03Reno/archive.html


30% off original works at my studio this week only – free coloring book with any purchase

December 17th, 2016



This week only 12/17/2016 – 12/23/2016 I am offering 30% off all original works in the studio by myself (jessereno.com) and Melissa Monroe (www.melissamonroeart.com).  Also a free coloring book with any purchase.

My studio/ gallery is home to over 300 paintings and drawing, many not available on my website.  I also have books, originals, shirts, skate decks, and prints.  True Measure Gallery is located at 3022 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214. http://truemeasuregallery.com/   text – 503 235 8549


My hours for this week are as follows or email/ text for an appointment anytime.

18th Sunday 11-6pm

19th Monday by appointment

20th Tuesday 12-6

21st Wednesday by appointment

22nd Thursday by appointment

23 Friday 11-6

23rd Saturday by appointment


Art Sale on Bigcartel

December 13th, 2016

Still a nice group of pieces available for immediate sale – clearing out some old inventory – link in profile – pieces up to half off – http://truemeasuregallery.bigcartel.com/category/jesse-reno


December Solo Show PDX

December 1st, 2016

Friday Dec 2nd 6-8pm the Gallery at the Jupiter – presents – jesse reno – bubble gum geometry – a solo exhibition of over 20 new works – the Gallery at the Jupiter – 800 e burnside st – pdx or 97214


Gallery @ the Jupiter is proud to present “Bubble Gum Geometry,” an abstract art collection by local artist Jesse Reno (official), from December 2, 2016, to November 31, 2017.

The First Friday – Portland’s Eastside Artwalk artist opening reception will be held on Friday, December 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Bubble Gum Geometry happened, it was not conceptualized. It is a progression and extension of my ongoing experimentation with the process of abstraction and expressionism… a place where I act and react to my process, guided by mark, shape, and color interactions, and feelings more than form. The outcome is unknown and non directed. The directives are fueled by feelings rather than clear ideas or imagery.”

The Jupiter Hotel has been an incubator for small businesses and a supporter of the arts. The First Friday event is an opportunity to treat attendees to a variety of sensory stimulation and support the local artisans that make Portland a unique and wonderful place to live.

Mexico Workshop – Spots Left

November 11th, 2016


5 day workshop at Hacienda Mosaico. More info at http://www.haciendamosaico.com/ws_24.html.

Jan 29th – Feb 4th this will be a special workshop focusing on large scale work. this is thanks to the expansive facilities at the hacienda.
it will be the closest look you can expect to get at my process, ideas, techniques, and methods. with techniques that promote introspection, through random actions, methods and expressions. the perfect amount of time to take on a project of large scale and really get a feel and full experience of how to best engage in these techniques.
there will also be plenty of time to step away or into the pool to get a fresh perspective on our work.

In March I gave a speech in Chicago at the national Art Educators yearly conference called “Ambition over direction”  I spoke in front of over 200 people.  You can watch it via the link below, I talk about why I do what I do and how I got to where I am…