Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Concert: Marginal Consort

Join us for a concert at PICA. Japan’s legendary ensemble Marginal Consort uses established and homemade acoustic instruments, electronics, bamboo sticks, marbles, water, and other objects to realize sonic constructs as well as incorporating actions that do not produce sound.

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

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Jan
24
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Sandow Birk

Join the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery for Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College for an artist talk with Sandow Birk. Birk will discuss his exhibition Dante’s Divine Comedy and Selected Works from American Qur’an on view January 24 - March 17, 2019.

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Lewis & Clark College
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland OR 97219
503-768-7000
lclark.edu/hoffman_gallery

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Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Kavin Buck

Please join us for an engaging dialogue between artist Kavin Buck and Ed Schad, writer and curator living in Los Angeles, who will be discussing Buck’s current exhibition which investigates impermanence and the temporal quality of time.

Kavin Buck received an MFA at the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) and his BFA from the Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA). He attended the American University/Parsons School of Design in Paris (France) and completed post-graduate studies with the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (New York, NY). Kavin Buck’s artworks are included in many public, private and corporate collections in the United States and internationally.

Ed Schad is Curator and Publications Manager at The Broad Museum (Los Angeles, CA). Schad curated Carlos Cruz-Diez's Couleur Additive, co-curated Creature, Oracle, and A Journey that Wasn't, and was the host-curator of Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth. His writing has been included in Art Review, Frieze, Modern Painters, Flash Art, The Brooklyn Rail, The L.A. Weekly, Truthdig, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. In 2008, he wrote the essay "Drywall and the Artist’s Pallet" for Kavin Buck’s solo exhibition at LA Contemporary Gallery. Ed Schad is currently curating a large survey of Shirin Neshat's work opening at The Broad Museum in Fall 2019.


Elizabeth Leach Gallery

417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97232
elizabethleach.com

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Feb
2
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma. Rozovsky and Sharma will talk about their exhibition Talking Pictures. Originally commissioned by curator Mia Fineman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Talking Pictures is a photographic conversation between the artists. Over a five-month period surrounding the 2017 US election, the two artists exchanged iPhone photos in real time using a call-and-response format.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration

Join Waterstone gallery for an artist demonstration with Greg Wilbur, (hammered metal), Shawn Demarest (oil painting), and Stan Peterson (wood sculpture). This event will take place in lieu of an artist talk in conjunction with their February exhibition, Meet the Makers.

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

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Sabina Haque

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Sabina Haque. Haque’s work draws on South Asian folk rituals, video performance, and hand-drawn animation, to explore the transformations of identity and place. Haque received an M.F.A. in painting from Boston University and teaches art at Portland State University.

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

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Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Panel Discussion: Drawn to Manga

Join the Portland Japanese Garden for a panel discussion drawn from artists, illustrators, and comics editors in Portland who have been inspired or influenced by Japanese manga in their work.
Moderated by: Jeff Jahn, art critic and curator

Introduction by: Jason Leivian, Owner of Floating World Comics

Panelists: Kristine Evans, Pacific Northwest based artist and educator, Carl Horn, Manga Editor at Dark Horse Comics

Portland Japanese Garden
Garden Studio
611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1321

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Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talks and Book Signing at Russo Lee Gallery

Join Russo Lee gallery for artist talks with Gabe Fernandez and Michael Brophy. Both will be discussing the work in their current exhibitions at the gallery. Following the artist talks there will be a book signing with Michael Brophy for his new artist’s book Terry’s Map

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

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Jan
3
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Ashley Miller

Join Bluesky Gallery for an artist talk with Ashley Miller. Miller will talk about the work in her solo exhibition Sweet Things on view January 3 - February 3, 2019. In Sweet Things, Ashley Miller creates abject still lifes with unsettling imagery that draw attention to the subtexts of desire, consumerism, and overabundance present in product and food photography.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Hannah Piper Burns

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Hannah Piper Burns. As a multimedia artist, Piper Burns creates projects spanning video, performance, installation, text, and interactivity. Her work has been shown widely across the United States and Canada. She recently presented Venus Retrograde as part of the Museum’s APEX series.

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

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Gallery Talk: Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith

Join the Laura and Ronna Hoffman Gallery at Lewis and Clark College for a gallery talk with Maria T.D. Inocencio and Mark R. Smith for a gallery talk on their exhibition Loss of Material Evidence. Inocencio and Smith investigate the dispersion and disposal of material possessions—long associated with specific experiences or periods of time—from their family homes. The exhibition examines topics such as loss, remembrance, legacy, the passage of time, and the making of art as a means to process grief through abstract visual language.

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: Collecting Old Master Prints in the 21st Century

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Armin Kunz, Owner, C.G. Boerner LLC, New York and Düsseldorf. This talk is organized in honor of the Museum’s recent acquisition of Adam and Eve, a celebrated 1638 etching by Rembrandt van Rijn.

The introduction of printmaking in the 1400s represents a watershed in the history of Western Art. Old Master artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt van Rijn made some of their finest work in etchings and engravings. Old Master prints are still relevant today and represent unique collecting opportunities for both museums as well as individuals. Come learn what makes these prints so compelling today.

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

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Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Stephanie Gervais

Join Cooley Gallery at Reed College for an artist talk with Stephanie Gervais. Gervais created the works in GULALHI while living outside of the Unites States, from 2010–2018. First residing and making art in the hillside favelas above Rio de Janeiro for four years, Gervais then moved to England to earn her MFA at Goldsmiths University. It was there that she discovered a network of people supporting the rapidly expanding camp of Sudanese, Afghan, and Syrian refugees in Calais, France.

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial
Art Gallery, Reed College

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR

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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Panel Discussion - Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

Join catalogue contributors and curators Julia Dolan, Sandra Phillips, Toby Jurovics and Prudence Roberts for a panel discussion on the photography of Terry Toedtemeier at the Tacoma Art Museum. The discussion will be followed by a signing with all four contributors.
Toedtemeier is represented in Portland by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
tacomaartmuseum.org

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Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

Disjecta's 12th Annual Artists' Auction

Disjecta cordially invites you to have a drink, something to eat and then to spend all of your discretionary income on something worthwhile. Every fall, the northwest’s most interesting artists donate work to Disjecta to auction. The proceeds help us to continue to provide the community with challenging new visual and performing art. 

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Conversation and Book Release: Avantika Bawa

Join Ampersand for an evening conversation with artist Avantika Bawa, curator Grace Kook-Anderson and writer Brian Libby  They will discuss her current exhibitions at Ampersand Gallery and the Portland Art Museum. The event coincides with the release of Bawa’s new artist’s book, Coliseum, published by Ampersand Editions

Ampersand 
2916 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 805-5458
ampersandgalllerypdx.com

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Demian DinéYazhí

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Demian DinéYazhí. DinéYazhí is an Indigenous Diné transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). DinéYazhí grew up in the colonized border town of Gallup, New Mexico, and the evolution of their work has been influenced by ancestral ties to traditional Diné culture and ceremony, matrilineal upbringing, the sacredness of land, and the importance of intergenerational knowledge.

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

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Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Collecting Conversations 2018: Arguing About Seeing - A Conversation About Contemporary Photography with Artist Isaac Layman

Join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for a conversation on contemporary photography with artist
Isaac Layman. Layman makes large format photographic constructions of objects inside his home and captures astonishingly vivid details through the scientific precision of his process.

This is the ninth and final installment of PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city. Click HERE for a schedule of this years talks.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR
elizabethleach.com

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Ralph Pugay’s Spiritual Guide to Brute Force

Join Upfor Gallery for a presentation by artist Ralph Pugay that might involve some exercises and a performative talk about work currently on view.

Scratch-it bingo cards designed by Pugay will be on sale at $10 each, with the lucky winner enjoying a 15 minute chair massage by the artist. All proceeds will benefit Teach for the Philippines, an organization advocating for education reform in Filipino public schools.

This event is free and open to all, but we’d be grateful if you register in advance LINK.

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

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Nov
8
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk at Harvard University: Anna Von Mertens

Anna Von Mertens will talk about her solo exhibition Measure, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Von Mertens uses the structures of quilting and drawing to explore the frontiers of human understanding. In this commissioned exhibition, she explores the life and work of Henrietta Leavitt, one of the women “computers” hired to study glass-plate astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory a century ago.

Anna Von Mertens is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

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Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Special Reception with Artist Comments by Debra Van Tuinen

Join Butters Gallery for a special reception with comments from Olympia-based artist Debra Van Tuinen. Van Tinen will talk about her exhibition Light Revealed. This exhibition will highlight Van Tuinen’s most recent abstract painting inspired by nature using layers of acrylic and sumi ink.

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

 

 

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Call and Response: Writers on the Art of Birds

Five extraordinary local poets will be giving readings of their work created in response to the current exhibits at Blackfish Gallery. The readings will be followed by a conversation with the exhibiting artists, Lauren Carrera and Christopher Shotola-Hardt.

Participating writers: Erin Perry, Jessica Lynn Skinner, Chrys Tobey, David Wagstaff, and Consuelo Wise.

Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
blackfish.com

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