Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: David Abel

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with David Abel. Abel is a poet, editor, and educator, and the proprietor of Passages Bookshop & Gallery. Since moving to Portland he has published twenty-five issues of the free poetry & art broadside series Envelope and devised more than thirty performance, film, theater, and intermedia projects, both solo and with a wide range of collaborators.

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

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Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Vance Feldman

Join Blackfish Gallery for and artist talk with Vance Feldman. Feldman will discuss his epic drawing, ForeverScape, which measures more than three football fields long. Feldman began in 2009 with a single sheet of 8 1/2 x 11” card stock, and has grown the work at a rate of one page every three days, with now over 1000 pages of imagery that connect seamlessly in a riot of imaginative narrative and sly social commentary.

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

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Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk with Michael Brophy

Join Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with Portland artist Michael Brophy. Brophy’s haunting work returns him and the viewer time and again to the primordial beauty of the Northwest landscape and our human relationship to it, presenting awe and wonder in the midst of beauty or destruction. Whether endless rows of ancient forest giants or the geometric wall of stacked shipping containers, Brophy’s compelling virtuosity captivates viewers as they are pulled into the places he paints and confronted with new awareness of the relationship between themselves and the surrounding world.

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

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Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstrations at Waterstone Gallery

Join Waterstone Gallery for demonstrations with artists Michael deForest, Kristy Kun and Greg Wilbur. deForest, Kun and Wilbur will share their techniques for creating their specialized artworks.  Michael will do gilding, Kristy felting and Greg metal hammering.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

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Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery Talk with Portia Munson and Julia Greenway

Join Disjecta for a gallery talk with Portia Munson. Curator-in-Residence Julia Greenway will talk with Munson about her exhibition Flood. Flood presents a meditation on archive, materiality, and mass consumption. Describing her process of as “collecting objects and assembling, in essence using as my resource the refuse of consumer culture,” Munson assembles thousands of found objects, all of them made of blue plastic, creating a singular large-scale installation.

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

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Jan
27
to Jan 28

Portland Fine Print Fair 2018

Join the Portland Art Museum for one weekend only, to browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

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

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Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Q&A with Michelle Grabner

Join Upfor Gallery for a Q&A with
Michelle Grabner. On the final day of the exhibition Gingham | Ensō, Grabner will discuss her works in the exhibition and her practice. Since the 1990s, Grabner has used domestic fabrics as a source for painting, printmaking and sculpture, questioning the opposition between fine art and craft. Please RSVP by clicking the button below. Seating will be limited; let us know if you wish to reserve a spot.

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

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Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Art on the Vine 2018 Preview Party

OCAC invites you to be the first to see the fantastic items featured in this year's live auction! Mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet the 2018 student commission winners while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. This year's auction includes works from artists such as Mary Chomenko Hinckley, Mark Tobey, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Louis Bunce, Sister Corita, Toko Shinoda, Alexander Calder, Dino Matt, Manuel Isquierdo and many more!

Oregon College of Art and Craft
Hoffman Gallery

8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
ocac.edu

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Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Alix Pearlstein, Sara Krajewski, Lisa Jarrett

On the eve of of her solo exhibition at Upfor, Alix Pearlstein is joined by curator Sara Krajewski and fellow artist Lisa Jarrett for an informal, public discussion focused around recent social campaigns like #metoo and #notsurprised, particularly as they intersect with art and artists' practices.

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

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Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour and Discussion: Willie Little

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Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour and discussion with Willie Little. Little, an artist and storyteller originally from North Carolina, draws upon his early experiences observing his parent’s tarpaper and tin roof store, which served as a hub for the local African-American community both as a grocery and as an after-hours juke joint, a place for dancing and social gathering. His sculptural assemblages also incorporate vintage racial stereotype objects that he embellishes, reclaims and redefines beyond their original hateful intent.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222 1142
froelickgallery.com

 

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture for educators with LAIKA’s Mark Shapiroreturns. Shapiroreturns to take us behind the scenes of Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA. Founded in 2005, LAIKA has grown to occupy a unique and distinctive place in American cinema by continuously expanding the boundaries of the 120-year-old technique of stop-motion animation. LAIKA is a community of storytellers, artists, inventors, technicians, and craftspeople from around the world, committed to fusing filmmaking’s state-of-the-art technologies with a handmade animation tradition as old as film itself.

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

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Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Panel Discussion: The State of Photography in Portland Today

Join Disjecta for an evening discussion with some of the key figures in Portland's photographic community. What is happening now and what is next? What do you feel is working and what is missing? Stick around after the one-hour panel for a social hour to continue the conversation. 

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

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Renee Lopez

Join the Portland Art Museum for and artist talk with Renee Lopez . Lopez became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement in 2015, making good friends with Portland rapper Glenn Waco. This marked a shift from taking photographs as a hobby to using her camera as a tool of resistance, documenting injustices, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Portland’s hip hop scene. In her recent work, Women of Color in PDX, she focuses on Portland-based women of color, promoting self-love and unity while pushing back on internalized misogyny through portraiture and story sharing.

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

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Dec
19
11:00 AM11:00

D.E. May Book Release

With huge pride and gratitude PDX CONTEMPORARY ART announces the book release of “Inland Waterways: Correspondence”, an exquisite monograph of the much beloved D.E. May’s stereograph card boat drawings. Published by Lucia | Marquand with essay by Linda Tesner. Please contact the gallery with inquiries.

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 222-0063
pdxcontemporaryart.com

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Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Nancy Wilkins

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Nancy Wilkins. Wilkins will discuss her approach with and use of metal in expressing the subject of loss. She and guest artists share their contributions around the subject of brother and brotherhood— and welcome questions and discussion about process and content.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

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Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Ellen Goldschmidt

Join Ellen Goldschmidt at Blackfish Gallery as she discusses Hot Lava: Family Pictures, her latest series of paintings, based on photos from old family albums. Can painting function as memoir? Can an image evoke as much or more than a written account of a life? Explore these questions and more with the artist.

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

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Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Photographers Mike Slack and Tim Carpenter in Conversation with Ron Jude + Book Signing

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books is pleased to present an evening with photographers Ron Jude, Tim Carpenter and Mike Slack. Moderated by Jude, the conversation will center on recent bodies of work made by Slack and Carpenter, including The Transverse Path and Local Objects, both recently published by The Ice Plant, and dumbsaint 01: township, a collaboration between Carpenter and Raymond Meeks. As artists deeply involved in the creation of books, this open-ended discussion will also touch upon aspects of book design, publishing and the overall role of photobooks within the larger culture of photographic art.

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books
2916 NE Alberta St., B
Portland, OR 97211
ampersandgallerypdx.com
503.805.5458

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Dec
7
to Dec 10

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART at PULSE Miami Beach

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is please to announce they will be returning to Miami Beach this December for the PULSE Art Fair. They will be exhibiting work by Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson PaulsenAmjad FaurJohannes Girardoni and Jeffry Mitchell. Johannes Girardoni will additionally be featured in a special PULSE PROJECTS installation.
Please visit them in booth N - 213.

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Dec
6
12:30 PM12:30

Artist Talk Palmarin Merges + Mary Agnes Krell

Join artists Palmarin Merges and Mary Agnes Krell at Blackfish Gallery as they discuss their collaboration and two-person show, Some Assembly: A Remediated Exquisite Corpse.  The two artists exchanged visual and written source material for a year, using each other’s prompts to extend or alter their own ideas on the themes of boundaries, thresholds, assembly, and voice.  Melding traditional and digital media, their exchange culminated in the production of four chapbooks.  Come learn about their “exquisite corpse” for the digital age. The talk is part of the Print Media MFA Gamblin Lecture Series.

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

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Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: Dawoud Bey

Join renowned photographer Dawoud Bey for a lecture at the Portland Art Museum celebrating the final day of Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans. Bey often works collaboratively to depict individuals and daily life within varied communities. Notable photographic series include Harlem USA (1975-1979) and a 15-year photographic study of adolescents. A graduate of Empire State College and Yale University School of Art, Bey is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and his photographs have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

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

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Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Conversation: Linda Gordon

Join the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for a conversation with Linda Gordon. Gordon, author of the newly published The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition, will be in conversation with Eric Ward, Executive Director, Western States Center.

Oregon Jewish Museum and
Center for Holocaust Education

724 NW Davis St,
Portland, OR 97209
ojmche.org

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Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Barbara Mason and Greg Wilbur

Printmaker Barbara Mason and metalsmith Greg Wilbur will lead a guided talk about their two person show currently at Waterstone Gallery.  Barbara will describe her solar plate process and talk about the use of chine colle in her current body of work. Greg will answer questions about his process and explain the making of the work in this exhibition.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, OR 97209
503-226- 6196
waterstonegallery.com

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Shawn Creeden

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lively conversation with Shawn Creeden. Creeden is an artist, musician, DJ, and semi-professional horticulturist. His work examines the complex and often conflicting relationships between human beings and the natural world. His practice shifts among many mediums and formats, including sculpture, installation, drawing, textiles, prints, artist books, dance parties, cable access television, sound and photography.

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

 

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Traci Sym

Join the Pacific Northwest College of Art's Communication Design and AIGA student group for a lecture with Traci Sym. Sym is a founding principal at plus & greater than, +&>, an experiential arts practice and consultancy. She has spent the last couple of decades designing exhibitions, installations, interactive media and environments for some of the world’s leading institutions and brands. This marks the fifth lecture in the Design Lecture Series here at PNCA this fall.

PNCA
511 Building
BridgeLab
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209
(503) 226-4391
pnca.edu

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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Meet and Greet with Bill Will

Portland artist Bill Will has used Lewis & Clark College’s Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House. He has conceived a menagerie of mechanical artworks and kinetic sculptural objects, creating an interactive and unique exhibition best experienced in person. Bill Will will be at the gallery on Saturday (11/11), ready to talk and answer your questions about his work.

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 768-7687

 

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Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

American Craft Council Lecture Series: Jennifer Ling Datchuk

Join the American Craft Council and Oregon College of Art and Craft in welcoming Jennifer Ling Datchuk as she talks about her current practice and how it is informed by her personal narratives of being an other. Datchuk explores this conflict through her chosen media – porcelain, which nods to her Chinese heritage and also represents “pure” white, the white desire she finds in both cultures.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
(971) 255-4212
OCAC.edu

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: Rick Bartow at Boise Art Museum

Boise Art Museum presents a panel discussion focusing on the exhibition Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain. Learn more about heritage, culture, storytelling, transformation, and identity as a curator, a gallery owner, an artist, and a psychologist discuss the life and work of Native American artist Rick Bartow. The panel will include Charles Froelick of Froelick Gallery.

Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, Idaho 83702
boiseartmuseum.org

 

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Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Ben Buswell with Meagan Atiyeh

Artist Ben Buswell is joined by Meagan Atiyeh, independent curator and manager of the Oregon Arts Commission's Percent for Art Program, for a public question-and-answer session focusing on Buswell's studio practice and works in his solo exhibition, The Story is Not the Story.

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

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