A week ago, a wall in the upstairs of the Uppertown Net Loft was lined with paintings by Royal Nebeker, many of which were created within the iconic Astoria building.
Wednesday marked the end of a strenuous process of carefully fitting the artwork into narrow crates and preparing them for a journey.
The paintings will be part of an art exhibit entitled “Royal Nebeker: An Artist’s Journey” and will be displayed at six to eight museums in the coming years.
The crates were put together by Nebeker at the Net Loft with the help of a couple local carpenters. His wife, Sarah, admired the beauty of the crates in addition to the artwork and said she hoped the paintings would be well taken care of as they travel around the West Coast.
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