About


VillaDuCarl Art Collection

The VillaDuCarl art collection is a compilation of artwork gathered over a lifetime and displayed in our home in Portland, Oregon.  Each piece was found while  enjoying our vibrant neighborhood monthly art walks, street fairs, art fairs, galleries, and art openings or in our travels.  We’ve made friends with old and new  artists along the way and enjoy discovering that next artist and new piece that catches our eye. Artists are everywhere and art is everywhere. Our collection is a journey and a map that documents our lives as collectors.

The purpose of this site is to promote art and to provide an opportunity to view art that otherwise may have been hidden away in some inaccessible place . . . like our family room, bedroom, hallway, bathroom, and yes, even our laundry room.  We aspire to sponsor/feature artists and to give you embedded web links to their works and to the venues that support, show, or sell art.  We also aspire to educate others that you don’t need to have a lot of money or be an expert to collect art.  Many of our pieces were very reasonably priced and on a few occasions were free.

We were inspired by Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a couple of modest means living in our times, who have shown the world that you don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art.  All you need is a passion. Read more about Herb and Dorothy Vogel.

What we find, define, or enjoy as art may not fit your taste.  But when it does, you can enjoy the piece, learn more about the artist and the venue where it was acquired, and perhaps acquire one for your collection too.  If you like what you see, please comment on this site to let us know what you think. Use the links to connect to the artist you enjoy to see their other works.  And finally, please use the embedded links to connect with the venues/locations where we bought the piece and let them know how you found them.

Support your local artist, your local artist venue, and your fellow collector.   Yours – The VillaDuCarl Curators