Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

City Council Candidates Forum on Arts and Culture

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Join us at The Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization, for a public forum with Portland City Council candidates Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith to discuss the many ways that arts and culture intersect with other important community issues and to help educate voters for the November election.

This event is being presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, PADA, Open Signal, PICA, APANO, White Bird and The Bus Project.

Please RSVP!


IRCO Community Center
10323 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97220

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Culinaria: Drinks by Angel Face at the new Art Bar by Ben Sanders

Join Disjecta for the first of a series events surrounding their upcoming exhibition Culinaria. A multi-colored circular art bar designed by Ben Sanders will open during the exhibition reception. Sanders is a multi-disciplinary artist who was a co-founder of Happy Hour Agency, a Los Angeles based collective, which built interactive installations that came to life as fully functioning secret cocktail bars. Leah Brown from Angel Face, one of Portland’s finest cocktail bars, will serve as the bartender in residence for Culinaria 2018-19. Brown will craft unique cocktails to be served during the opening reception as well as at future Culinaria dinners and happy hours.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217
disjecta.org

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Art Conversations 2018: Collecting Power: Art, Agency and Community

Russo Lee Gallery is pleased to host an evening of conversation with Samantha Wall, Lisa Jarrett, Melanie Stevens, and Ashley Stull Meyers. All women of color, all transplants to the Portland area, and all actively involved in the northwest visual art scene, the panelists will take us on a wide-ranging discussion of their experiences, struggles, and frustrations in navigating a predominantly white visual art world in Portland and beyond, as well as their hopes and their vision for the role that the visual arts can play in creating a more diverse and inclusive community in which to work and thrive.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Samantha Wall immigrated to the United States as a child. She received her BFA from The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR. Her work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. Wall is the recipient of awards and grants from organizations including the Oregon Arts Commission; Portland, Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council; The Ford Family Foundation; and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. She was also a finalist for the Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards 2016 and the winner of the Arlene Schnitzer Prize.

Lisa Jarrett is an artist and educator. She is Assistant Professor of Community and Context Arts at Portland State University’s School of Art + Design. She is co-founder and co-director of KSMoCA (King School Museum of Contemporary Art) in NE Portland. Her intersectional practice considers the politics of difference within a variety of settings including: schools, landscapes, fictions, racial imaginaries, studios, communities, museums, galleries, walls, mountains, mirrors, floors, rivers, and lenses. She exists and makes socially engaged work within the African Diaspora. She recently discovered that her primary medium is questions.

Melanie Stevens investigates the reinforcement of societal power structures, specifically the narratives centering on people of the African diaspora. Her work juxtaposes a reimagined version while encouraging opportunities for meditation and discourse. She holds a BA from Yale and an MFA from PNCA.

Ashley Stull Meyers is a writer, editor, and curator. She has curated exhibitions and public programming for a diverse set of arts institutions along the west coast, including those in San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR. She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is currently Northwest Editor for Art Practical and has contributed writing to Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, Arts.Black, and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Stull Meyers was named Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University. She is based in Portland, Oregon.

This is the seventh installment of PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city, which will continue through December 2018. Click HERE for a schedule of talks.

RSVP to: gallery@russoleegallery.com

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Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Veronica Arquilevich Guzman

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Veronica Arquilevich Guzman. Arquilevich Guzman is a Mexican-born painter and ceramicist whose work is deeply inspired by her Mexican heritage as well as her experiences living in China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Italy, and the United States. Taking a spiritual view of the cosmos, she aims to reflect a deep interest in and appreciation of the natural world in her work and process.

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

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour and Discussion with Gabriel Liston

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibit discussion with Gabriel Liston. His new paintings in the show Above and Below the Flood ruminate on the current beauty of Oregon's majestic Columbia and Willamette Rivers' confluence and how it has historically been shaped- and possibly may be reshaped in future- by floodwaters.


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

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with exhibition curator and catalog author Scott A. Shields. Shields Ph.D., Associate Director and Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, focuses on Richard Diebenkorn’s evolution to maturity and the art that precedes his shift to figuration. These early pieces evolved rapidly from representational landscape scenes and portraits of military colleagues, to semi-abstract and Surrealist-inspired depictions of topography and the human form, to mature Abstract Expressionist paintings. Many works will be unfamiliar to the public, yet they offer a fuller picture of the Portland-born artist’s precocious achievements and set the stage for what was yet to come.

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

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Sep
7
to Sep 9

Live Performances: Gregg Bordowitz

Join Cooley Gallery for a series of live performances in conjunction with Gregg Borddowitz's exhibition I Wanna Be Well. Over the years as Gregg Bordowitz has turned his poetics and camera lens inward, he has examined rituals of living with HIV, often in relation to popular images of disaster and cultural spectacle: crashes and pratfalls, in particular. Seeking to reach the largest possible audiences, Bordowitz has deployed the language of television to create internationally celebrated films about the culture and politics of the AIDS epidemic, intended, in Bordowitz’s words, “... to facilitate moves toward the treatment and cure of AIDS, the distribution of HIV-prevention education, and the protection of civil rights.” Bordowitz’ films, writings, and performances share a concern with pedagogies of healing and learning while embracing doubt and vulnerability.
Click HERE for performance dates and times.

Cooley Gallery
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR
reed.edu/gallery/

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Sep
6
to Sep 16

2018 TBA Festival

PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks and visual art installations.

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

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Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Discussion with Gwen Davidson & Joan Kirsch

Join us at Froelick Gallery for morning of conversation with Froelick artist Gwen Davidson and art historian & Portland Art Museum docent Joan Kirsch about the current exhibition of early works by Richard Diebenkorn at the Portland Art Museum, highlighting Davidson's shared interests with Diebenkorn.

Froelick Gallery
714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
froelickgallery.com

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Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Art Conversations 2018: Collecting Art Books, Artist Ephemera and Editions

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books is pleased to host an evening conversation with Heather Watkins and Fredrik Averin, both of whom engage with books as artists, designers and collectors. The event marks the sixth installment of PADA’s Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of talks focused on collecting and how it relates to the arts ecology of our city. Moderated by gallery owner Myles Haselhorst, the conversation will focus on various aspects of collecting art books and printed materials made by artists. Why collect art books? How do book collections inform and supplement our understanding and appreciation of art culture? When is a book a work of art in and of itself? How do art, photography and design books influence the creative process? What is the role of book dealers and bookstores in helping build a collection? How do we live with books, both as individuals and society at large?

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

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: James Nizam

Please join us for an artist talk with Diverse Voices from Vancouver, BC featured artist
James Nizam. Nizam’s conceptual photographic practice is labor intensive and time-based, requiring extensive research, experimentation, and planning. Combining his interest in constructed environments with the study of the physical qualities of light, Nizam cuts holes in the walls of empty rooms to record the movement of the sun over time, taking multiple exposures to create geometric forms in the space. In his recent Starlight Drawings series, Nizam spends hours photographing the night sky in complete darkness, capturing starlight on film as patterns of light and color, enabling the viewer a glimpse of the seemingly imperceptible. 

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

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Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Art and Conversation: Barbara Black and Angela Passalacqua

Join Blackfish Gallery for an informal gallery talk and conversation with painters painters Barbara Black and Angela Passalacqua. Black and Passalacqua will talk about their current exhibitions on view through September 1. Enjoy light refreshments and live guitar music.

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

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Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Anthony Hudson. Hudson is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi. Hudson’s new play, Still Looking for Tiger Lily, is in process through Artists Repertory Theater’s On the Workbench program. In 2018 Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow in Artistic Innovation by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

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

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Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Ellen McFadden

Join Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books for a special exhibition and artist talk with Ellen McFadden at Argyle Winery Tasting House in Dundee, OR. Myles Haselhorst from Ampersand and Kristin Rogers Brown from PNCA will converse with the artist about her life as a designer, arts educator and painter. Questions and an exhibition tour will follow.

Argyle Winery Tasting House
691 Highway 99W
Dundee, OR 97115

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Talk by Joanna Fiduccia as part of the exhibition CATHY WILKES

Join Yale Union for a talk on CATHY WILKES' exhibition by Joanna Fiduccia. Fiduccia is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Humanities at Reed College, where she teaches twentieth-century European and American art history. She received her PhD in Art History from UCLA. Alongside her scholarly work, she is co-founder and editor of the new journal of art history apricota, and the author of essays and reviews on contemporary art for publications including Artforum, Spike Art Quarterly, East of Borneo, and Parkett, as well as numerous catalogues.

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Ave
Portland, OR
yaleunion.org

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Aug
2
to Aug 5

SEATTLE ART FAIR 2018

Visit the PADA at the Seattle Art Fair August 2 - 5, 2018. PADA galleries Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Booth J01), PDX CONTEMPORARY ART (Booth C17), Russo Lee Gallery (Booth F05) will all be there.
Theo Downes-Le Guin (Upfor Gallery) and Denise Mullin (OCAC) will lead a special tour of the fair.

SEATTLE ART FAIR
CenturyLink Field Event Center
1000 Occidental Ave S,
Seattle, WA 98134
seattleartfair.com

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Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

'The Snake' Sunday Salon

Join PICA’s Visual Art Curator, Kristan Kennedy, for a guided walk-through of PICA’s current exhibition The Snake. Portland artists DB Amorin, Judy Cooke, and Marcus Fischer will be present to discuss their work in the exhibition, and Mexico City-based artist Daniel Godínez Nivón will present a public action, the result of participatory local workshops in collective dreaming.

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

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Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: James Allen

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with James Allen. Allen transforms used books into sculptural reliefs by selectively cutting through pages, keeping fragments of images and words to create a composition using the content of the book. His work is in several public collections, including the Fine Art Library and Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA and Johns Hopkins University’s Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

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

 

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Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Panel Discussion: Diverse Voices from Vancouver, BC

Join the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for a panel discussion with four of the artists featured in Diverse Voices from Vancouver, BC, A group exhibition of mid-career Vancouver, BC based artists opening July 19th. Diyan Achjadi, James Nizam, Brendan Tang and Howie Tsui will be in discussion with the exhibition curator Rachel Rosenfield Lafo. An exhibition opening reception will follow.  

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR
503.224.0521
elizabethleach.com

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Jul
17
8:00 PM20:00

Performance: Like a Villain (Holland Andrews)

Please join The Art Gym for the final event at Marylhurst University — a special performance by Like a Villain (Holland Andrews). In collaboration with Cymaspace, a Portland non-profit headed by musician Myles de Bastion, Andrews will highlight the unique acoustics of an empty Art Gym through improvisational sound and voice work. The performance, Valediction, will be the final gesture within this historic architectural space in gratitude for 38 years of exhibition, performance, and regional artist support.

The Art Gym
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036
503-699-6259
marylhurst.edu

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Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk: Eva Lake

Join us for an artist talk with Portland artist Eva Lake at Augen Gallery. Lake will talk about her current collage exhibition Through the Ages. The exhibition takes its name from Gardner's well-known art history text, Art Through the Ages. Lake's works playfully investigate concepts of identity and beauty in women in ancient Egypt and India and in modern times, partly in an ongoing effort to rewrite standard art history that has excluded women artists as a matter of course. 

Augen Gallery
716 NW Davis
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 546-5056
augengallery.com

 

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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Streamlined Sundays: Cars in the Park

Join the Portland Art Museum on July 8th for Cars in the Park. 40 classic sports cars from 1967 and earlier will line the Park Blocks outside the Museum for this month’s Streamlined Sunday, a program of The Shape of Speed. Ranging from 1930’s Alfa Romeos to competition Ferraris from the 1960s, Cars in the Park is the kickoff for Keith Martin’s Sports Car Market 30th Anniversary Tour.

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

 

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