Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

Lecture: Reuniting a Masterpiece

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with David Steel, Curator of European Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. For more than 20 years, David Steel has been on a quest: to bring together all of the nine panels that originally formed an altarpiece by the 14th-century artist Francescuccio Ghissi. Eight of the panels are in museum collections, including the Portland Art Museum, but the final panel has never been located. This led Steel to propose a radical solution: Why not re-create the missing panel? Come hear more about the journey to reunite this incredible work of art.

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

 

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

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
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
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
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
28
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

 

 

Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

Crative Exchange Lab: Meet the Artists

Spend an evening with PICA’s Spring 2017 Creative Exchange Lab artists! Each artist in residence will share briefly about their work, including performance artist Kaneza Schaal (New York); choreographer/writer/performance artist Will Rawls (New York); performance artist Jennie Liu (Los Angeles); musician Andrew Gilbert (Los Angeles); visual artist Manuel Solano (Mexico City); visual artist Sarah AbuAbdallah (Saudi Arabia); and transdisciplinary artist Demian DinéYazhi’ (Portland); and songwriter/music producer/actor Amenta Abioto (Portland). Following the talks, stay for drinks, food, and conversation!

PICA
415 SW 10th Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR
(503) 242-1419
pica@pica.org

 

Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Reception at Blackfish Gallery

Join the eight artists of Legacy Emergent, an exhibition of wood fired ceramics, for light refreshments and conversation at Blackfish Gallery.  These emerging artists represent a progressive generation that is exploring ceramic forms, materials and techniques in new ways.  Experience how they are reinvigorating the ancient art of wood firing ceramics.

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

Mar
22
Mar 25

2017 NCECA Portland

The 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference is taking place in Portland on March 22-25. PADA and PAF members such as Augen Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, Broadway Gallery at PSU, Butters Gallery, Disjecta, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Froelick Gallery, OCAC Hoffman Gallery, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Russo Lee Gallery, Upfor Gallery. These spaces will host events and extended hours to honor this conference. Check individual websites for detailed information.

 

Mar
19
11:00 am11:00

Artist Talk with Shawn Demarest and Kristy Kun

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Kristy Kun and Shawn Demarest. Kun will talk about her new series “Tenacities and Opulent Fibers” created during her residency at Leland Iron Works.  She’ll be sharing the inspiration for the series, methods of construction, and the highlights and challenges of working in an off-site studio.
Shawn Demarest will discuss the new direction her work has taken as she continues to explore the urban landscape.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon
waterstonegallery.com
(503) 226-6196
info@waterstonegallery.com

 
Mar
18
4:00 pm16:00

Heidi Schwegler: Exhibition Tour and Artist Talk

Artist Heidi Schwegler will lead an exhibition walk-through and talk followed by an audience Q&A at Upfor Gallery, on the subject of her solo exhibition, Extinction Anxiety. Schwegler often finds beauty and disquieting humor in refuse and decay. Working primarily in sculpture, she approaches discarded objects as investigations into overlapping ideas of mortality, consumption and coping mechanisms. The sculptures in her current exhibition reverse industrial production, painstakingly recreating durable, mass-produced stuff into fragile, unique works of glass, porcelain and gold. By presenting transformations of consumer goods in unexpected materials, Schwegler seeks to create a new relationship between viewers and the mundane objects that she refers to as “intermediaries of human desire.”

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

 
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

Art Pasport PDX Launch Party

Blue Sky Gallery is pleased to participate in Art Passport PDX, a free public program founded by arts writer and arts activist Jennifer Rabin to foster engagement in the visual arts and nurture a new generation of art collectors.
Rabin has handpicked eight local galleries that she knew would welcome newcomers with open arms, answer questions, and share what they love about art. The program will begin with a launch party on Thursday, March 16 from 6–8:00PM, at Blue Sky Gallery.
To learn more about how you can participate and enter to win $1,600 to spend on art, visit the Art Passport PDX website.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209
blueskgallery.org
(503) 225-0210

 
Mar
3
12:30 pm12:30

Artist Talk: Tara Sellios

Join Bluesky Gallery for an artist talk with Tara Sellios. Inspired by Last Judgement paintings of the Baroque era, Sellios’ Testimony is a visual rumination upon the fragility, impermanence, and carnality of life. Her process is meticulous and deliberate, with each tableaux beginning as a detailed watercolor sketch. Sellios then translates each painting into sculpture, carefully placing rehydrated insect specimens and animal skeletons into intriguing configurations that she subsequently photographs with an 8x10 view camera. The resulting larger-than-life color photographic prints, which will be on view alongside selected watercolors, are meant to disrupt preconceived notions of death while also offering a space for contemplating our mortality.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209
blueskgallery.org
(503) 225-0210

 
Mar
2
5:00 pm17:00

Artist Talk: Lauren Semivan

Join Bluesky Gallery for an artist talk with Lauren Semivan. In her current exhibition Observatory, Semivan brings together the visual languages of drawing, still life painting, and performance to express her dreamlike interior narratives on film. Using charcoal and graphite, Semivan makes gestural marks on large backdrops, setting the emotional tone for each image and leaving traces of her presence. When Semivan does appear in the front of her 8x10 view camera, she often seems caught in a dance, her identity obscured within the image’s painterly abstraction. Strategically placed objects also populate the staged environment, adding additional layers for the eye to peruse and inviting us into the depths of the artist’s inner world.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209
blueskgallery.org
(503) 225-0210

 
Mar
1
Mar 5

Reed Arts Week

Reed Arts Week is a five-day arts festival organized by Reed students and featuring Reed student artwork and the work of select visiting artists. 2017 visiting artists and writers include: Rodrigo Valenzuela, Arvie Smith, Betty Yu, keyon gaskin, Pochas Radicales, Molly Soda, Demian DinéYazhi', manuel arturo abreu, Elissa Washuta, and more.

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
503-517-7851
cooley@reed.edu
reed.edu/gallery

 
Feb
26
3:00 pm15:00

Panel Discussion: “Responsibility and Relevance: The Role of the Artist in an Ever-Changing Contemporary World”

Hoffman Gallery for a conversation with Tad Savinar regarding topics surrounding his solo exhibition youniverse - past, present, future currently on view at the Hoffman Gallery.
Savinar is represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

Moderator:
Randy Gragg, director of the John Yeon Center for Architectural Studies, University of Oregon
Panelists:
Samiya Bashir, poet and assistant professor of creative writing, Reed College
Eleonora Beck, James W. Rogers Professor of Music and director of musicology, Lewis & Clark College
Jon Raymond, novelist and screenwriter
Luan Schooler, director of new play development and dramaturgy, Artists Repertory Theatre

Hoffman Gallery
Lewis & Clark College
Miller Building Room 105, 
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland OR 97219

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

 
Feb
25
4:00 pm16:00

Conversation: Bodies of Werk

Join Newspace Center for Photography for a conversation moderated by artist Bart Fitzgerald. This conversation seeks to explore the shrouded spirituality at play on the dance floor of black queer communities. The conversation will draw upon works by Fitzgerald and those in Newspace’s current exhibition Torrent Tea, as well as the 1998 text by E. Patrick Johnson Feeling the Spirit in the Dark: Expanding Notions of the Sacred in the African-American Gay Community.

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

 
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

PDX Hip-hop 4 Standing Rock CD Release Benefit Concert

Join Disjecta for a fundrasing event to spread awareness about the Standing Rock cause. Featuring emcees, guest elder speakers, amazing dance and art!! 

Throughout the event, we will be hosting a silent art auction featuring amazing works by local artists. 100% of the proceeds from the art auction go to the Water Protector cause.

Half of all other of the event proceeds will go to our youth-based non-profit, Cypher Cure, to be sustainable and continue to do work with youth and host community events. The other half will also go to the Water Protector cause.

DISJECTA
8371 N Interstate Ave,
Portland, Oregon 97217

disjectaarts.org

 

 
Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Art Conversations Canvas for a new age: discovering and displaying art on screens with Electric Objects

Please join media art supporters Alex Payne and Nicole Brodeur at Upfor Gallery for a discussion of their recent experience with the Electric Object, an internet-connected screen designed to display art. Over the past 6 months, Alex and Nicole lived with the EO1 (the first of Electric Object’s screens) and displayed a variety of artwork and artists in their home; they’ll discuss their experiences living with media art in this interview and audience Q&A.

Canvas for a new age: discovering and displaying art on screens with Electric Objects at Upfor Gallery, marks the eighth in a series of art conversations on interpreting, understand and collecting presented by the members of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com

(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

 
Feb
23
Feb 26

Ampersand at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair

Check out Ampersand GalleryMonograph Bookwerks and Division Leap at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair,  a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines presented by over 300 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers. Ampersand will be releasing new publications by LA artists Alec Egan and Jordan Sullivan. 

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Booth Q05
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

 
Feb
18
12:00 pm12:00

Marie Watt: Artist Talk and Discussion

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART and the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) invite you to a conversation with artist Marie Watt about her experience making and installing a three-story tall interior sculpture for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. The sculpture is composed of 314 reclaimed blankets collected from the community and assembled into one totem-like column, which intermingles diverse narratives including American, Pakistani, Native American, Islamic among many others.
Marie, as a former OCAC Artist in Residence, lecturer, visiting artist and instructor, embodies the ethos of OCAC: materials knowledge, superbly executed ideas, and a focus on community narratives.
Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to info@pdxcontemporaryart.com.

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders Street
Portland OR 97209

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

 

 
Feb
18
11:00 am11:00

Exhibition Tour and Discussion: Saimaiyu Akesuk and William Huffman

Froelick gallery invites you to an exhibition tour and discussion with Saimaiyu Akesuk and William Huffman. Visitng artist Akesuk and Dorset Fine Arts representative Huffman will discuss the history of Cape Dorset printmaking and Akesuk's prints and drawings.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97217
froelickgallery.com

info@froelickgallery.com
(503) 222-1142

 
Feb
11
11:00 am11:00

Artist Talk: Eric Stotik

Join the Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with Eric Stotik. Stotik will be discussing the work in his current show Set. Stotik is well known regionally and nationally as a master painter with a surrealist vision, bordering on the dark and mysterious. With intense color and meticulous execution, his work reveals worlds within worlds, often examining where nature, man and culture collide.

Russo Lee Gallery
805 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
russoleegallery.com
(503) 226-2754

 
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Fernanda D’Agostino

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Fernanda D'Agostino. D'Agostino's work has been commissioned and displayed internationally and nationally in traditional venues such as film festivals and museums and in non-traditional public spaces. Her work acknowledges the viewer as an active participant within prepared, responsive environments that incorporate architecture, sculpture, and interactive sound and video.

Fernanda D'Agostino is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

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

 
Feb
8
6:30 pm18:30

Spring 2017 Visual Studies Lecture Series: Ralph Pugay

Upfor Gallery artist Ralph Pugay kicks off PNCA’s spring lecture program with an overview of his artistic practice. Motivated in part by anxiety in a world of uncertainty and absurdity, and informed by the culture of video games, Pugay's mind-bending scenarios provide comic relief while serving as allegorical puzzles for our time. Pugay holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. 

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209

Peter Simenksy
psimensky@pnca.edu

 
Feb
8
6:00 pm18:00

Marie Watt: Equity Sewing Circle

Marie Watt, currently featured in an exhibition at the Block Museum in Evanston, IL, makes many of her pieces in “sewing circles”. These events bring people together in making and conversation. Meet the artist, connect with neighbors, add to a new collaborative work of art, and take part in conversations around the theme of equity. No sewing experience is required and all ages are welcome.
Marie Watt is represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART

Block Museum at Northwestern University
640 Lincoln Street, The GYM, 640 Lincoln St,
Evanston, IL 60208

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

 

 
Feb
7
6:30 pm18:30

Artist Talk: Julia Oldham

Join The Art Gym at Marylhurst University for The Ghost Bird and Other Tales, a talk by video artist Julia Oldham. Oldham will share tales of her recent explorations of the swamps and sloughs of South Florida as part of Artists in Residence in the Everglades. She will also talk about her childhood obsession with ghost stories and graveyards. Oldham is featured in the Art Gym’s current exhibition MOTHER, on view through March 18, 2017.

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

(503)699-6243
artgym@marylhurst.edu