May
27
4:00 pm16:00

Exhibition Walk-through with Shohei Takasaki

Join Upfor Gallery for an exhibition walk-through with Portland based artist Shohei Takasaki. Takasaki works on canvas and paper in both abstraction and figuration. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Dar Al Funoon Gallery, Kuwait; Backwoods Gallery, Australia; and Tokyo galleries Calm & Punk, Space EDGE and PLSMIS.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com
(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Conversation with Mickalene Thomas

Join the Portland Art Museum for a conversation with former Portlander and acclaimed multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas. Best known for large-scale portraits, landscapes, and interiors that combine art-historical, political, and pop-cultural references, Thomas’ work often investigates complex notions of femininity, beauty, and racial representation.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Jun
3
2:00 pm14:00

Gallery Talk: Connecting Lines Center for Contemporary Native Art

Join Luzene Hill at the Portland Art Museum, for a close look at her current work in Connecting Lines, on view in the Center for Contemporary Native Art. Hill is a multimedia artist, best known for conceptual installations that often address issues of violence against Native women, female empowerment, and Native sovereignty.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811


May
18
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Joel Fisher

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Joel Fisher. Fisher received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire and Master in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. His photographs have been shown nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions. Fisher is an Assistant Professor of Art and Studio Head of Photography at Lewis & Clark College.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

May
14
2:00 pm14:00

Lecture: John Yeon and the High Stakes of Regionalism in the 1930s

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University. Bergdoll explores the work of John Yeon within the context of the 1930s and complex issues of regional architecture and American identity. Yeon’s work will be considered in relationship to well-known architects of the period, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, and Marcel Breuer.
This Lecture is presented in conjunction with Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, on view May 13 through September 3, 2017.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Hot House: A Fundraiser For PICA

Join PICA for Hot House, a party with purpose. PICA's botanical garden awaits with magic, costumes, special guests, hosted cocktail bar and many more surprises. For one night only, step into their eclectic greenhouse to dream big with as they set down roots in Northeast Portland.

PICA at Hancock
15 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR
pica.org
503-242-1419

May
13
4:00 pm16:00

Artist Q&A with Virginia Heckert and Christopher Russell

Upfor is pleased to welcome Virginia Heckert for a question-and-answer session with gallery artist Christopher Russell on the subject of his solo exhibition, Escape From LA, on its final day of viewingVirginia Heckert is Curator and Department Head of the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Heckert’s area of expertise encompasses contemporary photography, German photography between the two World Wars and late 20th-century American photography. Christopher Russell’s work will be included in the group exhibition Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography at the Getty in early 2018.

RSVP by May 11 to attend.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com
(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

May
6
5:30 pm17:30

Workshop with Allie Hankins: Small Gestures Doing Big Things

Newspace Center for Photography invites you to an hour long workshop led by Allie Hankins. In this workshop we will mine our body language and gestures as a means of examining scale, communication, understanding, and stylization. Durational exercises, writing, and vocalizing will also be used to support our body language studies. This workshop is being held in conjunction with Dominant Form: Gestures in Recent Photography and Video, a group exhibition examining the various ways in which physical gestures serve as reflections of broader cultural narratives.

Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
http://newspacephoto.org

May
5
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk with Michael Kessler

Join Butters Gallery for a talk with nationally recognized artist Michael Kessler. Kessler will discuss the work in his exhibition New Works on view through May 27. Known for his nature-based abstractions, Kessler states:
Questions of how and why nature looked the way it did began to drive my work. I wanted to peel away the surface so that I could better understand its inner workings. I began to sensitize myself to the processes that were responsible for the appearance of the natural world—like sedimentation and erosion. Gradually, my painting process took on the characteristics of these natural processes. Nature is my model and transformation is my subject matter.

Butters Gallery
157 NE Grand Ave,
Portland, OR 97232
buttersgallery.com
(503) 248-9378

May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Functionally United: White Box Final Exhibition

Functionally United will serve as the final curated exhibition for White Box. An important and influential chapter for the Northwest’s arts community will officially come to an end. This final line-up of exhibiting artists is a testament to the impact, depth, and reach White Box has had locally, across Oregon, and nationally. This is not an exhibition where the spacious, room-to-breath aesthetic of displaying work will be implemented, but rather will be a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling collection of incredible talent. A group that formed out of solidarity for one of Portland’s iconic art venues, many have previously exhibited in the gallery and all have experienced, influenced and provoked White Box in some degree.

White Box
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209
whitebox@uoregon.edu

Apr
26
7:30 pm19:30

Art Conversations: Naive, Vernacular and Otherwise Unknown: Jim Heimann and Ryan Mungia

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books in conjunction with Design Week Portland, is pleased to present an evening conversation with Jim Heimann and Ryan Mungia, both of whom work as collectors, cultural anthropologists and historians of popular culture. Heimann, a graphic designer and writer, is Executive Editor at TASCHEN America and an instructor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Ryan Mungia is Director and Designer at BOYO Press, an independent publisher based in Los Angles whose recent titles have drawn from Heimann’s large collection of paper ephemera, vernacular photography and printed visual culture. Coinciding with an exhibition of naive drawings from Heimann’s collection at Ampersand, their talk will focus on aspects of collecting original vernacular and naive art, both for one’s personal art collection and for research, inspiration and source material for design work.

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon
(503) 805-5458
info@ampersandgallerypdx.com


 

 

 

 

Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Art Conversations: Interpreting, Understanding, Collecting

This is PADA's second series of art conversations, occurring monthly through April of 2017. This years' focus on interpreting, understanding and collecting is presented by the members of the Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) and sponsored by the Oregon Arts Commission.

We invite you to follow our Events page information on upcoming conversations.

Ellen Dean
padaellen@gmail.com

 

 
Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

Design Week Portland: Envisioning the New Rothko Pavilion

The Portland Art Museum recently announced plans for a new Rothko Pavilion to connect building to building, the Museum to the community, and people to art and to each other. The museum feels that new public spaces deserve public input. For this evening event the Museum invites you tolive in the future, imagining what’s possible for this new space in Portland.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Amjad Faur

Join PDX CONTEMPORARY ART for cocktails and conversation with gallery artist and Photographer Amjad Faur, Michael Zirinsky (Professor of History & Middle Eastern Studies, Boise State University), and Julia Dolan (Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum). The discussion will be centered around Faur’s current solo exhibition in that gallery and how it has been shaped by the history, culture, and  current events in the Middle East. 
RSVP 502 222-0063 or gallery@pdxcontemporaryart.com

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders Street
Portland OR 97209

Jane Beebe
503-222-0063
info@pdxcontemporaryart.com

Apr
21
Apr 30

Boom Arts Presents: Spiritrials

Join Disjecta for Def Poetry Jam alum Dahlak Brathwaite’s hip hop theatre meditation on drug policy, racial profiling, and human imperfection. Spiritrials, based on Mr. Brathwaite’s personal experience of attending a court-mandated rehab program after being arrested, flows seamlessly between rap, song, and storytelling, accompanied by beats and samples spun live from the turntable by DJ Dion Decibels. 

DISJECTA
8371 N Interstate Ave,
Portland, Oregon 97217
disjectaarts.org

Apr
21
2:00 pm14:00

Gallery Talk: Jack Ryan

Join the Art Gym for a gallery talk with interdisciplinary artist Jack Ryan. Ryan will talk about his solo exhibition The Lost Chord, on view through May 20th. Ryan's practice uses sculpture and sound as a conduit to explore culture. He is the co-director of Ditch Projects in Springfield, OR, the director of Pacific Sky Exhibitions in Eugene, OR, and is a co-founder of Fugitive Projects based out of Nashville, TN.

The Art Gym, Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036
marylhurst.edu

(503)699-6243
artgym@marylhurst.edu

Apr
14
5:30 pm17:30

Reading: Wayne Koestenbaum

PICA and PNCA present a reading with renowned artist, writer, and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum. Wayne will be reading excerpts from The Pink Trance Notebooks and its upcoming sequel, Camp Marmalade (both published by Nightboat Books).

PICA at West End
415 SW 10th Ave suite 300
Portland, OR
503-242-1419
PICA@PICA.ORG
 

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Visiting Artist Lecture: MK Guth

Elizabeth Leach Gallery artist MK Guth with give a lecture at University of Oregon's Lawrence hall in Eugene, Oregon. In her lecture, Interaction and the Social Landscape, Guth will discuss the ways in which her work pays close attention to rituals and sites of social interaction in our everyday experiences. Guth invites the visitor to question where exactly the artwork exists, whether it is in the object, the performance, or somewhere more liminal in the context of the gallery space, which functions simultaneously as the site of presentation, performance, dining hall, or even a tavern.

University of Oregon
School of Architecture and Allied Arts
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

1190 Franklin Blvd,
Eugene, OR 97403

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Erik Geschke

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at venues including the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris. He lives and works in Portland, where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Portland State University.
Geschke will be discussing Richard Serra’s Untitled, 1969.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811

Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art : Diana Nawi

White Box, in behalf of Oregon College of Art and Craft, is pleased to present Diana Nawi of Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) as the speaker in the 2017 Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures program, Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art. Nawi will give a lecture that explores the importance of context, place, and history in creating a museum program, including a discussion of Nawi’s recent exhibitions and how they relate to larger questions of institution building. 

Oregon College of Art and Craft
Vollum Drawing, Painting & Photography Building
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR

 

Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture/Performance: Merridawn Duckler and Geordie Duckler

The public is invited to a lecture at Blackfish Gallery on science and poetry by evolutionary biologist Geordie Duckler and a performance on the famous automaton, the Golem, with Faith Helma and Scott Davis, directed by Jamie M. Rea and written by Merridawn Duckler.

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
blackfish.com
(503) 224-2634

Apr
8
5:30 pm17:30

Art On The Vine 22nd Annual Gala Auction

The Art on the Vine Gala Auction is a highly anticipated event attended by over 500 patrons, artists, gallerists, and community leaders from across the Northwest. The evening will showcase over 150 artworks featuring the innovation and variety of mediums for which the Oregon College of Art and Craft, OCAC is known, diverse wine packages, and an exciting live auction. All funds raised support OCAC student scholarships.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Heather Ohta
971-255-4177
aov@ocac.edu

Apr
7
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk with Rick Stare

Northwest photographer Rick Stare has been capturing images of Gales Creek for the last six years, looking for moments when the world above is reflected in the complex surface of the moving water; and sometimes the world below the surface is also revealed. The experience is dynamic and challenging, as the light and the water is constantly changing. He is not trying to provide a documentation of the overall scene, but rather looks for images and patterns and colors that evoke emotions or memories in the viewer. The artist will talk about his Gales Creek series, the process and purpose, and on the importance of choosing a location close to home.

Butters Gallery
157 NE Grand Ave,
Portland, OR 97232
buttersgallery.com
(503) 248-9378