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Notes from the Studio

Just posted 17 new prints to my online store

I just added 17 new prints, making a total of 32 signed fine art prints now available for $25 each. I invite you to take a look at squareup.com/market/samroloff    

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Dream Fever Magazine features Sam Roloff

Dream Fever Magazine

In July 2015, I was featured in Dream Fever Magazine, below is the article. Here is the direct link to the magazine.   In the age of Photoshop, I want the viewer to look at my paintings and know they were created by hand and brush. Unlike airbrushed models, I want the world to see […]

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Roloff in Art Slam at the de Young Museum

I wanted to share this news about getting accepted in Art Slam 2015 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. I grew up in SF and went to this museum many times in my youth. I have many fond memories of this museum and I am very pleased to be in this exhibition. If […]

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Private Art Sessions with Sam Roloff

An experience beyond the currently popular, basic paint-and-wine-event trend, an afternoon with Portland artist Sam Roloff provides a more unique, tailor-able experience for individuals or couples.  A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Sam has been a professional artist for over 15 years, and truly enjoys sharing his skills and enthusiasm with non-painters and […]

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Artists Repertory Theatre – Tribes

The Geezer Gallery presents: The Ring Master by Sam Roloff The Ring Master is a new collection of oil on canvas and limited prints by renowned Portland artist Sam Roloff to compliment Artists Repertory Theatre performance of “Tribes”. As in life, the circus if filled with odd characters, many of which have a great deal […]

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Featured Artist in AboutFace Magazine Portland Oregon

A great way to start off the new year, honored to be featured in AboutFace magazine for their winter issue. Thanks guys! The interview talks about my personal history as well as my latest series of paintings. Go here to download the PDF  

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Gliph Marketplace Featured Seller: Sam Roloff

From time to time, we’ll highlight sellers and listings from Gliph Marketplace. At the debut, we’re happy to highlight the listings of Portland-area artist, Sam Roloff. Sam Roloff was raised in the San Francisco Bay area and eventually graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Journeys through Central America eventually landed Sam in Prague, Czech Republic […]

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5th Annual HRC (Human Rights Campaign) gala dinner auction

Equal Rights Marriage Oil painting Sam Roloff Equal Sign

I am proud to announce that I donated this oil painting to The HRC Gala Dinner Auction.   ===================== text from their Facebook page ===================== HRC Oregon & SW Washington‘s Portland Steering Committee cordially invites you to spectacular evening celebrating local and national heroes of the LGBT community! Please join us for a Portland-style gala […]

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Sam Roloff Abstract Retrospective Opening Reception

Equal Rights Marriage Comes to Oregon

First Thursday July 3rd, 6pm-11pm July 3rd – July 31st A Retrospective look at the evolution of Sam Roloff’s Abstract Works from 2009 to 2014. “I define many of my paintings as ‘time capsules’. Many of my artworks have ten or more layers beneath the surface, indicative of the passage of time and the creative […]

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Artwork featured in The Burro Lifestyle Magazine

WANDERLUST CIRCUS Featuring original artwork by Sam Roloff The Burro Lifestyle Magazine met up with the leaders of Wanderlust Circus, Noah Mickens
and Nick D’Creature, in late spring as they were getting ready to kick off a summer tour at
the Sasquatch Music Festival performing all weekend long with the Super Geek League.

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  By Ross Blanchard For the exhibit’s May 2 opening night, the vaulted, lofty ceilings of the AFRU Gallery doubled as a circus tent, housing jugglers, contortionists, aerialists and other circus acts. They juggled, contorted, and hung from trapezes to promote the gallery’s First of May exhibit that highlights the carnivalesque work of several Portland and national […]

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  Harper’s Playground invites you to join us for “The Art of Play” – an evening of playful art, music, fine food and drink, fun conversation, and good company at Refuge PDX. We want to celebrate play and art together, and we want you there with us!Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-play-an-art-auction-tickets-10869939281 This is a fundraiser for […]

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Portlandia featured my paintings

Last Supper as seen in Portlandia TV Show IFC

In September 2013, I was asked to paint for Portlandia’s TV show on IFC. They hired me to paint whatever came into their mind.  So I was behind the camera’s painting images for Carrie Brownstein’s character, who was acting as an art student. Two paintings were created for the show and used in the clip […]

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Exclusive viewing at Prima Salon

Sam Roloff standing infront of Prima Salon Portland Oregon nw 13th and Burnside

  Sam Roloff has been working on his latest series of Black & White paintings since 2010,  after four years the collection is complete. These paintings are a wonderful compliment for an aesthetic that is elegant and refined.  The paintings are bold in nature but with a clean form that fits in best with a simple […]

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3rd Annual Love of Portland Art Show

3205 Portland, I Love You!

I am excited to participate in the 3rd Annual Portland Love Show, come see why Portland is on the cutting edge. Details on Facebook *** Peoples Art of Portland, Po Boy Art/Jason Brown, and Chris Haberman presents… “3rd Annual Love of Portland Art Show” • 150 + regional artists respond to the theme of Love […]

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Happy New Year 2014

sam roloff, holly green, jeremy roloff, nye, roloff farms, 2014

Having fun on NYE 2013, wishing you a wonderful new year. Below are some personal photos from my brother’s NYE party at Roloff Farms. Sam Roloff and Holly Green at NYE party at Roloff Farms 2013. Photo Credit (c) Jeremy Roloff  

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Open Studio Art Sale

Flotoma Studios Portland Oregon 97229

I will be opening my studio on Sunday for some amazing deals on older works and smaller paintings.  Stop by and make offer… Flotoma Studios Sun, December 15, 1-7pm 10345 NW Flotoma Dr Portland Oregon 97229        

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Sam Roloff’s paintings featured on MTV Real World Portland

That Bull Boy Drinks Wine 3158 Sam Roloff Portland Artist 2012Sam Roloff MTV Real World Portland

In 2012, I was asked by MTV Real World to offer up some paintings for the house in Portland. They used these 3 oil paintings in the Portland home.

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Is this even legal?

Starting back in October 2013 I started stamping all the money I got my hands on with this icon. The symbol I used is based on the fact of my body being so recognizable that by putting on the Anonymous mask is absurd.  So I coined the term Non-anonymous and created a stamp. The idea […]

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Sam Roloff portraits in Flotoma Studios Nov 2013

Sam Roloff in artist Studio Nov 2013

On Friday Nov 15 2013,  I was asked to pose and interview for a “Self Portrait” project of photography artist Lauryn Hare. She had a lot of great questions and keen insight to the process of Self Portraits, Oh and we had a lot of fun as well! Enjoy the shots!         […]

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Be My Muse…

Check out my new logo for Sam Roloff.

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Love of Portland Artist Sam Roloff.

Title: be my muse... Medium: Oil on Canvas ID Number: 3258 Year: 2013 painted in Portland Oregon – Flotoma Studios Size: 24 x 24 inches Price: $9,000

Love of Portland Artist Sam Roloff. 2nd annual 300 + artist group art show celebrating LOVE and PORTLAND – Reception, Saturday Feb 16. 5-9pm – bikes, bridges, people, places, shapes/sizes and the wonderful Portland weirdness. Joint art show between Peoples Art and Mark Woolley Gallery – 3rd floor, Pioneer Mall. All ages. DJ Adam B Vitamin, LIVE music, beer by […]

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New Series of Red Paintings

The New Red Series in Flotoma Studios

This photo was taken as a sneak peek of the new series at Flotoma Studios. Each painting is 48 x 60 inches Oil on Canvas. The series was inspired by my love of the color of persimmons and the play “Red” that just came to Portland. The painting to the right is called “The Big Red […]

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Recycled art bi-product

‘Storm Large At The Piano’, my featured work in this show, started out as a graphite sketch of my living room and baby grand piano, with a heavy glaze applied over the surface. I found several intriguing pieces of paper from the studio floor and selected one to layer on top of the base. While […]

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Artist Sam Roloff on TLC’s “Little People, Big World” Reality TV Show

Little People, Big World Season 6, Episode 15 Little Brother, Big Sister Inspired by his artistic uncle Sam Roloff, Jeremy experiments with becoming a photographer. Meanwhile, Molly may have bitten off more than she can chew when she tries to balance schoolwork, a job, a college search, and running a marathon. $1.99 | Amazon Video […]

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starting a new painting

First painting started with new Birch floor panels.

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Check out this new TV series on IFC called Portlandia, in this clip you can see my painting in the background titled “140 Days in North Korea”. It was filmed at the Urban Grind North East location in 2010 .Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein Here is the clip on Hulu Read more about “140 […]

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Experiment with local pigment Jory Soil

In August 2010 I went to a winery in the Dundee Hill, Archery Summit, to gather soil samples so that I could create a new pigment. The soil in this region is highly praised in the making of a pinot noir. The soil type in the Dundee Hills AVA is Jory. Named after the Jory […]

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Coined a new phrase

“Forced Exquisite Corpse” another term for a collage piece done by many different artist, but without their consent. I just added the word “forced” in front to imply that when doing collage you are not allowing the artist to choose but rather force his hand by using reproductions of the artist own work. “Exquisite Copse is a […]

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Nancy’s Butterfly

This painting was started last summer of 2009 at the Roloff Farms as part of an art project called the”Roloff Art Experience – The ABC’s (Apprenticeship, Back-story, Collaborate)” Younger brother of Matt Roloff of “TLC’s Little People, Big World”, Sam Roloff.   He is working on his newest series of paintings and is giving an […]

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2010 gulf oil rig spill painting

This is in progress. I am letting the mix of oils and glaze dry before doing any more work. I am loving how the paints are mixing so well looking just like a spill of crude oil on water. More to come… Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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golf oil spill painting

Detail of BP Golf Oil Spill painting by Sam Roloff Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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the golf spill 2010

The very beginning of a new painting about the golf spill. Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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Gamblin Oil Black Spinel

Opening a new tube of this paint. And I see that it is being discontinued, so I wonder why! Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.

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bottles didnt work out

After letting the bottles sit on top of the pooled glaze over night. I took them off this morning and found that I really didn’t like the yellowish tint to the glaze. So I used an exacto blade and cut out the parts that were pooled up under the surface of the galkyd. I then […]

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My Hand in Front of Hudson

Here is a photo I took of my right hand in front of a painting in progress called Hudson.

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pooled up glaze

I added just much Gamblin Galkyd and it pooled up over night. The top skin of it is dry but the inside layer is still wet in a gelatin like state. I am able to put my hand print in it and it stays there for a minute or so. This got me thinking that […]

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finger painting

Working on the clouds and water with fingers.

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rubbing in the oil paint

Here is a close up example of oil paint being rubbed into the texture of the painting Hudson of the Orlander Series. Notice how the darker side had full coverage of paint first. And then it was wiped off while the lighter side has the high spots lightly painted with the wet end of the […]

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