A New Year

As I give an extremely sad goodbye to my teaching position at The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, I welcome my student-teaching position at Wilson High School starting in mid-January. In addition, Ill still be instructing Letterpress and Adult drawing in the evenings at

September Show!

Dates: September 5- September 28 Opening Reception September 7, 5-7pm Statement: Nate Orton and Cynthia are colleagues and friends who have collaborated on many projects in the past and regularly explore the world together through museum visits, plein air drawing and thrift store

August News

Monday, August 28th I’ll be instructing a quick polyester plate lithography one-day workshop at the Multnomah Arts Center. In class we will focus on producing a small edition of our own lithographs and we will review the history of the process from early printing

MY DAY #40 finally out!

Forget the fact that MY DAY #41 came out waaaay earlier. MY DAY driving The Dalles ORE to Lewiston IDA is here! Find it at Passages Bookshop or from my studio. Edition of 50. My Day #40. Driving The Dalles ORE to Lewiston IDA. Xerox, Letterpress and Linocut on found paper. 16

Spring news

As my school-year as a K-8 art instructor begins to wrap up I look ahead to a wonderful summer at the Multnomah Arts Center teaching adult letterpress, lithography and drawing fundamentals as well as a slew of youth art camps and afternoon classes. Rumor has it Ill even be

My Day #41. “Chopsticks III” AKA “A temporary hold on a temporary ban” AKA “Fake News Karaoke”. James-Writing. Nate-Images. Xerox, fold-out, pop-up, handwriting and pochoir on paper. 12 or so pages. Avalibale at Passages Bookshop or through me.

MY DAY books at Passages

My daughter editing my mural at Passages Bookshop. MY DAY issues 1-40 on display and for sale at Passages Bookshop in NE Portland till February 25th 2017.

Winter News

Happy Solstice! This winter I will be instructing adult drawing, adult letterpress and two youth drawing classes at the Multnomah Arts Center. Check their catalog at or email me. For this school year I am also the resident art teacher for Southwest

MY DAY the first 10 years box set

The first 10 years of MY DAY (issues 1-35) is available as a box set. The handmade box sets include all issues from 2005-2015,  letterpress broadside, statements, bios and catalog. Available at Passages Bookshop and Reading Frenzy  in Portland or by emailing

MY DAY 38 out now

I decided to focus on Portland’s very large homeless and housing crisis for MY DAY 38. After hearing my neighborhood’s resistance to a proposed homeless shelter THEN hearing our mayor’s decision to sweep the city’s Springwater Corridor of