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
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
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
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
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

 
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
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

 
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

 

 

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

 
Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture: Almost Good Hair- Arvie Smith

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Arvie Smith. Smith, art offers freedom. Smith exposes racial slights, denigrations, and atrocities drawing from both his own lived experience as a Black man and the larger context of the history of race in the United States. He is a Professor Emeritus at Pacific Northwest College of Art and has taught at University of Oregon; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland; and Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. His work is in the collections of Charlayne Hunter Gualt; Myrlie Williams Evers; the City of Portland; Reginald Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore; The Estate of Nelson Mandela, South Africa; Portland Community College; Oregon State University; and Portland Art Museum.

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

 

 
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Art On The Vine Preview Exhibition & Reception

The Art on the Vine Preview Exhibition features a sneak peek of items available in the 2017 Art on the Vine auction. The exhibition will open with a reception on January 29 featuring catering by Nicoletta's Caffé. If you are unable to attend the opening party, stop by the gallery during the week to see the exciting live auction items that will be available at the gala on April 8, 2017 at the Portland Art Museum.
The Auction Preview Exhibition will remain on view through February 4, 2017.

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft

8245 SW Barnes Road
ortland, OR 97225
ocac.edu

(971) 255-4177
hoffmangallery@ocac.edu

 
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Weaving Words

Join the Portland Art Museum for an afternoon of collective storytelling with Susan Pavel, through an installment of her ongoing Weaving Words project. Pavel describes the experience: “Born from a place of love and community, the intention of Weaving Words is to bring a blanket loom to a gathering and invite participants to weave a weft of yarn and share a story beckoning to be told.” Through sharing stories with each other over the loom, participants are woven together through laughter, joy, pain, and sorrow.

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

 
Jan
28
12:15 pm12:15

Screening and Talk: Julie Perini’s They Have a Name for Girls Like Me

January 27: screening on a loop, 11am to 6pm; January 28: sit-down screening at 11:15am and 1:15pm,
artist talk at 12:15pm, looped screening resumes from 2:00 to 6:00pm

Julie Perini’s experimental video project, They have a name for girls like me, is comprised of appropriated material from nearly 40 films spanning many cultures and decades with characters named “Julie.” The video offers a cross-section of global fiction narrative filmmaking while exploring the history of representation of women in cinema, notions of gender as performance and ideas about cinematic identification.

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

(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

 

 
Jan
28
Jan 29

Portland Fine Print Fair

Join the Portland Art Museum, for one weekend only, 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

 
Jan
27
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Dao Strom

Join the Portland Art Museum for and Artist Talk with Dao Strom. Strom is a writer and musician whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. She is the author of two fiction books, Grass Roof, Tin Roof and The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys. Her latest project is an experimental memoir, We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

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

 

 
Jan
23
12:30 pm12:30

Panel Discussion: Contemporary Prints From Crow's Shadow

The Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art and Craft is pleased to host a Monday Lunchtime talk as the closing event for Contemporary Prints from Crow's Shadow. The panel will be moderated by Charles Froelick, President of the Board of Crow's Shadow and owner of Froelick Gallery. Participating artists Pat Boas, Damien Gilley, Blair Saxon-Hill, Victor Maldonado, Marie Watt and Brenda Mallory will discuss their residency experiences working with Master Printer Frank Jantzen, and how their varied artistic practices influenced the outcome of their prints.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 297-5544
shopple@ocac.edu

 
Jan
22
11:00 am11:00

Mai Tais, Emus and Mukluks: Facilitated Tales of the Exotic

Join Waterstone Gallery for a facilitated discussion about the varied and personal meanings of "Exotic" using the artworks in the exhibition as well as attendee’s postcards, images, and stories as starting points. Bring your postcards and stories to share.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon
waterstonegallery.com

(503) 226-6196
info@waterstonegallery.com

 
Jan
21
2:00 pm14:00

Art Conversations: Shaping Emerging Artists: An Inquiry

What are the forces shaping the development of Portland’s emerging artists? How does arts education, the art marketplace, as well as efforts to brand the artist through work and artist statements, monographs and other packaging efforts influence the trajectory, success and satisfaction of artists?  How do arts professionals in Portland negotiate the tricky dance between creativity and commerce?
This panel discussion at Blackfish Gallery brings the viewpoints of local MFA faculty members, gallerists, and artists to this inquiry.  At stake is something fundamental: creating the best environment for creativity to flourish in our community.
This marks the seventh in a series of art conversations on interpreting, understand and collecting presented by the members of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

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

 

 

 
Jan
15
6:00 pm18:00

Performative Lecture: Etat de Siege (Under Siege)

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center invites you to Etat de Siege (Under Siege) a performative lecture in different voices. Choreographed by Modou Dieng and curated by Michele Fiedler with the collaboration of young emerging artists based in Portland. Aruni Dharmakirthi, Adrienne Fernandez, Jaleesa Johnston, maximiliano, Angelica Millan, Ruben Marrufo, and Jamaali Roberts.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
disjectaarts.org
 

 
Jan
14
1:00 pm13:00

Artist Talk and Book Signing: Rory ONeal's Urban Hike of Manhattan

Join Blackfish Gallery for an artist talk with Rory ONeal. ONeal will talk about his latest paintings and photographs, inspired by the two months he spent walking every street on Manhattan Island in New York City—more than 600 miles. Thirty-eight of ONeal’s photographs are collected in a color-saturated publication, available for sale at Blackfish, and for signing at the talk.

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

 
Jan
12
10:00 am10:00

Augmented/Virtual Reality Artist Colloquium

Oregon Story Board, Eyebeam and Upfor present a colloquium reviewing and discussing results of the recent Augmented/Virtual Reality Residency held at Oregon Story Board. Participating artists will be attending via Skype or in person to review their research and experimentation during the residency, as well as to discuss related topics.

Attendance is capped at 30; to inquire about attendance availability, please send a note to welcome@upforgallery.com

Oregon Story Board
411 NW Flanders Street, #100
Portland, OR 97209

(503) 227-5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

 
Dec
31
Jan 1

Mahmoud Ahmed performs on New Years Eve

Mahmoud Ahmed returns to Portland for an encore performance at Yale Union on New Years Eve. Ahmed is one of the pioneers and great innovators of modern Ethiopian music, a true legend who has influenced the way music gets made and distributed on the African continent.

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
yu@yaleunion.org
(503) 234-2210

 

 
Dec
21
12:00 pm12:00

The 8th Annual Publication Fair at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel

Join Ampersand Gallery and Portland's best independent bookstores, publishers and artists for the 8th annual Publication Fair. Books, as we all know, make the best gifts, so it's a great opportunity to shop for all the book lovers on your Xmas list in one place. 

Complete list of exhibitors here.

Free and open to the public. 

The Cleaners at Ace Hotel
403 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

 
Dec
18
11:00 am11:00

Artist Talk: Stan Peterson

Waterstone Gallery invites you toan artist talk with Stan Peterson. Peterson, a self-taught whittler and wanderer discovered his love of story telling while carrying mail for the Portland postal service. Walking his route daily and visiting with folks along the way led him to many surprising places. Peterson’s unique, hand-painted, wooden sculptures tell the story of these real and imagined places.

Waterstone Gallery
124 NW 9th
Portland, Oregon
waterstonegallery.com

(503) 226-6196
info@waterstonegallery.com

 

 
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk: Dao Strom

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Dao Storm. Storm is a writer and musician whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. Her latest project is an experimental memoir, We Were Meant to Be a Gentle People, accompanied by a music album, East/West. She was born in Vietnam and grew up in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave,
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org


(503) 226 - 2811