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Journal of Financial Services Professionals

July, 2021

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The Oregonian

March 22, 2021

<h5 class="font_5">Cheryl Schweizwer has written an article about the I-90 Project:</h5>
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<p class="font_8">Holcomb’s paintings take their inspiration from the trip across Washington on Interstate 90 – literally. The entire exhibit is the view from I-90, but not just what’s visible along the roadside. Anybody who’s taken a car trip knows that sensation of blurred images – a passing truck, trees, road construction – glimpsed as the car speeds from one side of the state to the other.</p>

Columbia Basin Herald - I-90 Project

May 1, 2019

<h5 class="font_5" style=""><span style="">Michael Upchurch, art reviewer for&nbsp;The Seattle Times, Crosscut&nbsp;and other publications has written a review of my Dec. 2018 exhibit at Linda Hodges Gallery:</span></h5>

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<p class="font_8">Seattle painter Fred Holcomb’s high-velocity encounters with the landscapes of the contemporary American West might be described as photorealism with a twist. The backgrounds of his oils on canvas may be impeccably crisp depictions of&nbsp;</p>

Crosscut Review: Fred Holcomb: New Work

Dec 13, 2018

<p class="font_8">“From the Landscape,” the current exhibit at the Spokane Community College Fine Arts Building features two artists who take inspiration from the outdoors in two very different ways.</p>

<p class="font_8">Fred Holcomb’s paintings, courtesy of the Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, are from his “I 90 Project.”</p>

<p class="font_8">Many of Holcomb’s paintings show blurred landscapes, as one might see them while driving by.</p>

The Spokesman-Review: Artists Holcomb, Ebendorf take inspiration from the outdoors in ‘From the Landscape’

Sep. 26, 2018

<p class="font_8">"Painter Fred Holcomb’s large-scale land- and seascape paintings depict scenes of the wide-open West. Some are blurry — as if you’re seeing them through the window of a moving vehicle — others show the calm, cool water of a serene lakeside setting. Holcomb’s work is on display now through Nov. 26 at Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle <span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive3ya2b">(lindahodgesgallery.com)</a></span>."</p>

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<p class="font_8"><span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive4a7ov">Link to the <span style="font-style:italic;">Seattle Times</span> Story</a></span></p>

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Nov. 11, 2016

<p class="font_8">They say: "For his 7th exhibition at the Linda Hodges Gallery, Fred Holcomb continues to mine the fertile ground of land- and seascape painting. Large in scale, some are very still and meditative with gargantuan skies and evergreens dotting the landscape, while others contain a sense of movement. Many show familiar Puget Sound sights. Each one is exquisitely rendered and offers fascinating perceptual challenges."</p>

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<p class="font_8"><span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive4k2mi">Link to<span style="font-style:italic;"> The Stranger </span>listing</a></span></p>

The Stranger: Fred Holcomb

Nov. 3, 2016

<p class="font_8">"It’s all a blur. Rapid motion underlines Fred Holcomb’s latest collection of paintings at Linda Hodges Gallery. His images of natural beauty evoke the view outside a speeding car on a remote two-lane road. The effect gives a vitality and sense of action to the lush still scenery."link to the <span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive3e0ay">event listing</a></span></p>

Seattle Met Event Listing: January 2015 Linda Hodges Exhibit

January, 2015

<p class="font_8">"Linda Hodges Gallery represents some of the finest modern landscape painters in the region—artists who frequently renew the genre with sensitivity and humor. Fred Holcomb’s work is squarely in that realm."Link to the<span style="font-style:italic;"> </span><span style=""><a dataquery="#appbuilder_4D22BBC1"><span style="font-style:italic;">Vanguard</span> Preview</a></span></p>

Vanguard Seattle Art Walk Preview Guide

January, 2015

<p class="font_8">"Holcomb is entering beguiling new territory: landscapes of the mind, concocted from landscapes faithfully observed."Link to the&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive37ulw">The Michael Upchurch review&nbsp;</a></span></p>

Seattle Times review: January 2015 Linda Hodges Exhibit

January 9, 2015

<p class="font_8">"The Seattle artist’s new exhibit of landscape paintings is called “A Beautiful Day in Paradise,” but what that title doesn’t tell you is that this is a “paradise” explored with a heavy foot on the gas pedal. Holcomb’s oils on canvas capture familiar Puget Sound sights at high speeds. Sights in the background may be in focus, but the foreground is a roadside automotive blur."link to the <span style=""><a dataquery="#appbuilder_80057943"><span style="font-style:italic;">Seattle Times</span> arts listing</a></span></p>

Seattle Times, The Week Ahead. Arts and entertainment HIghlights

July 20, 2013

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Seattle Art Dealers Association

July 2013

<p class="font_8">"Depicting the American landscape as seen from the road is not a new idea. But it is a solid one, handled here with tremendous effectiveness by Fred Holcomb"</p>

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<p class="font_8">link to the <span style=""><a dataquery="#appbuilder_C2DFAFB8">David Carmack Lewis review</a></span>.</p>

December 6, 2011

<p class="font_8">"The Tacoma native's landscapes detail the "new normal" of development and nature existing as a single state. What's distinctive about Holcomb's places is that the viewer seems to be hurtling past them, rather than observing from a stationary position."link to the<span style=""><a dataquery="#textLink_ive3m1fa"> <span style="font-style:italic;">Seattle Times</span> arts listing</a></span>&nbsp;</p>

Seattle Times, The Week Ahead. Top arts and entertainment picks.

November 27, 2011

<p class="font_8">"...large-scale abstract landscapes and seascapes attempting to evoke the wide open spaces of the American West and the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean."</p>

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<p class="font_8">Link to the&nbsp;<span style=""><a dataquery="#appbuilder_9F5777DB">Veronica Russell article</a></span></p>

Coast Explorer article: "Expansive Reach"

Spring, 2010

<p class="font_8">Text of the <span style=""><a dataquery="#appbuilder_7E448B2B">Regina Hackett review</a></span></p>

Seattle Post Intelligencer: Review of group show "Painted On," curated by Carrie Scott

June 2, 2006

<p class="font_8">"His basic relationship to the land remains,yet there are new ways of seeing."</p>

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Artdish: Review of "Panorama," April 2005 Exhibit at Soloman Fine Art

April 1, 2006

Oregon Home Magazine

July-August 2002