Marjorie Ridgeway

Ridgeway Studios & Gallery is the dream of Asian American artist and designer Marjorie Ridgeway.  Marjorie practices her art under her maiden name, Marjorie Blume.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Marjorie was encouraged by her parents to never give up on being a full time artist, something she has known she wanted to be since the age of 5. After moving to Oregon in 2012, Marjorie continued her art practice, focusing on acrylic paintings on canvas, more recently adding collage and fibers to the mix. She also creates textile designs and jewelry, all of which influence each other.

Marjorie's mixed media acrylic paintings evoke a sense of nostalgia, pop culture and emotion, all with a freshness and warmth that is somehow relatable. She pulls from her collection of magazine clippings and photos she has cultivated since middle school to create these moving mixed collage/paintings that make you wonder-was this a dream? An emotion experienced in years past? An inexplicable feeling?

After working in retail for over 20 years, she took the leap to start her brick and mortar in 2023. Marjorie looks forward to sharing her vibrant, fun, and emotional styles with the world, and to supporting local artists by providing another welcoming space to share their creations.

Currently, the gallery features Marjorie's art and designs, as well as vintage lighting that has been refurbished by her husband, Patrick Ridgeway. Local artists will be added to the lineup, along with First Thursday art openings.