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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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Art Conversations 2018: Proper Care and Feeding of Young Artists

In conjunction with their 23rd annual Recent Graduates exhibition, Blackfish Gallery will host a panel discussion that explores what exhibiting and selling work looks like for a new generation of artists. The white box still holds sway, public exhibitions continue, but digital technology has opened up a variety of means for artists to directly connect with an audience. How do young artists engage with these new models? What else are they doing that audiences may not be aware of? Come learn about the latest ways to connect to and collect from savvy young artists. 

Panelists:
Trécha Dacres (Recent Graduates Exhibition 2018, BFA Marylhurst University)
Hannah Bakken (Recent Graduates Exhibition 2017, BFA Southern Oregon University, 2019 MFA candidate Pacific Northwest College of Art)
Rachel Mulder (BFA 2007, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design)
Rachel Peterson Schmerge (Recent Graduates Exhibition 2012, BA Reed College)

This is the fifth 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.

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

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Q&A: Stephanie Snyder and Julie Green

Stephanie Snyder, the John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College, joins exhibiting artist Julie Green at Upfor Gallery in conversation to discuss Green’s recent paintings in Food, Fashion, and Capital Punishment. The exhibition remains on view Following the talk, Green will launch her latest book project, Picnic Brownies Make Life Easy. A facsimile of Green's personal cookbook, it includes functional recipes, notes, sketches and images of artwork collected over many years in an antique ledger. Green was awarded an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant to produce the book.

Upfor 
929 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
upforgallery.com
503.227.5111
welcome@upforgallery.com

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Art Conversations 2018: Collaborations with Artists - How to Commission an Artwork

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Waterstone Gallery artists Stephen Adams, Shawn Demarest, Sue-Del McCulloch, and Martha Pfanschmidt will participate in a panel discussion covering a wide range of topics involved when commissioning an artist to create an artwork. These topics include the creative process, communication, contracts, expectations, stages of approval, deadlines, and approval of final artwork. Examples of past public and private commissions will be shared, as well as issues that arose during the completion of those projects.

RSVP: waterstonegallery@yahoo.com

This is the fourth installment of PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city.

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

 

 

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Poems and Pictures: Dialogue with Lois Leveen

What happens when we look deeply at a photograph and discuss what we see? How can comparing photographs to works of literature deepen our shared understanding and help us build community? Join Blue Sky Gallery for this free event, in which author Lois Leveen leads a conversation connecting how Latina and African American experiences are represented in the photography of Cinthya Santos-Briones and Daesha Devón Harris, and in poetry by a diverse group of writers. This Poem and Pictures event is the second in an ongoing literature exploration with author Lois Leveen.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue,
Portland, Oregon 97209
503-225-0210
blueskygallery.org

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Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

"Who Was Rick Bartow?" Chat with Charles Froelick at the Autry Museum

If you're in Los Angeles June 23rd drop by the Autry Museum and meet gallerist Charles Froelick of Froelick Gallery, who for some 20 years worked with and exhibited the works of the late Rick Bartow. Bartow's retrospective Things You Know But Cannot Explain is on view at the Autry at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. May 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019. Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.

Click HERE to read the LATimes review of the exhibition.

Autry Museum
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA
theautry.org

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Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson: Discussion Series

Arranged by Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson in conjunction with their current exhibition The Book is a Body That Bends this Saturday morning discussion series is centered around healing and moving through suffering. When we re-tell our traumas as part of our stories, that’s when we begin to heal. Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson are represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
pdxcontemporaryart.com

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Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: The Shape of Speed

The 19 streamlined cars and motorcycles in The Shape of Speed span a fascinating time period from 1930-42. Despite the debts of the Great Depression and the looming threat of war, the U.S. and European automotive industry’s creativity and imagination was unparalleled at the time. Join us at the Portland Art Museum to go behind the scenes to hear stories of the famous designers, talented engineers, and past and present owners of the vehicles that represent some of the most fascinating events in automotive history.

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Jun
16
11:30 AM11:30

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson: Discussion Series

Arranged by Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson in conjunction with their current exhibition The Book is a Body That Bends this Saturday morning discussion series is centered around healing and moving through suffering. When we re-tell our traumas as part of our stories, that’s when we begin to heal. Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulson are represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
pdxcontemporaryart.com

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Soirée

Join Disjecta for their annual members only Summer Soirée. Disjecta will look back on the year past with the official release of our catalogue for Julia Greenway’s season (designed by Sibley House, with essays by Ms. Greenway, Ellie Dicola, Paul Maziar, and Minh Nguyen), and look to the year ahead with 2018–19 Curator in Residence Suzy Halajian.

The Disjecta Summer Soirée is a members-only event. To become a member, join online! If you forget, you can also become a member at the door. We’re looking forward to seeing you.

Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR
disjecta.org

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Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Cinthya Santos-Briones

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Cinthya Santos-Briones. Santos-Briones will discuss her solo exhibition, Abuelas, on view June 7 - July 1. Abuelas is a portrait series that honors the culture and experiences of Mexican immigrant women living in New York. Having come to the United States decades ago in search of opportunity for themselves and their families, these women are now the elders, the Abuelas, in their communities.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk: Marlana Stoddard-Hayes

Butters Gallery presents Aequanimatas, their fourth solo exhibition of paintings by Portland-based artist Marlana Stoddard-Hayes. The artist posits regarding this body of work: Over time I have developed a following by staying true to what my body has told me to make, and not only my mind. This exhibition traces a path through the entire garden year, as I found great solace and calm by living on and tending to an acre of land near the Willamette, in a time of great personal challenge.
Join Butters Gallery on Saturday, June 9th at 1pm for an artist talk with Marlana Stoddard-Hayes.

Butters Gallery
157 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR  97232
buttersgallery.com

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Jun
9
11:30 AM11:30

Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen: Morning Reading Discussion

Join PDX CONTEMPORARY ART for a Saturday morning reading discussion. Emily Squires, Ariana Jacob and Rachel Hines will co-host a series of Saturday morning reading discussions during Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen’s exhibition, A Book is a Body that Bends. Discussions will be centered around reading material that addresses topics relevant to their exhibition. Details and links to reading material can be found on the artist’s website starting June 1st.

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART
925 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
pdxcontemporaryart.com

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Curators in Conversation: Sara Krajewski

Join the Portland Art Museum for a program series in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Museum. Each one-on-one conversation will take place between Director Brian Ferriso and the Museum’s respective curators, offering insight into an area of the permanent collection. Learn about the rich histories of building the Museum’s collection and hear curatorial visions for the future.
Curators in Conversation runs through the end of 2018.

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

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Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction

Join the Portland Japanese Garden for an artist talk with Gary Rogowski. As part of the Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future exhibition, Northwest author and woodcraftsman Gary Rogowski presents his recently published book, Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction. More than a how-to woodworking book, it speaks to our needs to be creative, to the worth of practice and to the need for working with our hands in this fractious time.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205
503-542-9351
japanesegarden.org

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Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Daesha Devón Harris

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Daesha Devón Harris. Harris will discuss her solo exhibition, My Soul Has Grown Deep Like the Rivers, on view June 7 - July 1. This exhibition is a series of portraits inspired by African American folklore, slave narratives, and Harlem Renaissance poetry. Through this work, Daesha Devón Harris examines current and historical racial ideologies in this country while highlighting Black Americans’ ongoing struggle for freedom.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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May
26
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Stephan Soihl and Steve Tilden

Join Blackfish Gallery for an artist talk with Stephan Soihl and Steven Tilden. Stephan Soihl melds physics and art in his elegantly designed kinetic sculptures.  Learn what goes into the “guts” of these beautiful machines and how motion turns an artwork into a performance of shifting compositions. Steve Tilden discusses his latest series of shellac and acrylic paintings that explore the Demeter and Persephone story from Greek mythology and poet Paul Merchant performs a reading of his poem on the same subject. Find out more about Greek myths specifically, the Centaur and Daedalus stories, as represented in Tilden’s glass and steel sculptures.

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

 

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May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ryan Pierce Book Release Event

Please join Portland-artist Ryan Pierce at Elizabeth Leach Gallery to celebrate the release of The River in the Cellar, a work of short fiction with corresponding illustrations hidden and to be found by each reader. The narrative of The River in the Cellar guides the reader on a scavenger hunt, using clues in the text, locating and assembling the printed color plates that complete the book. The original source paintings will be on display in the back office gallery and copies of the book will be for sale. The artist will give a short reading at 6:30 pm. Set in the fictional city-state of Multnomah, The River in the Cellar tells a story of a refugee who is seeking a home. The story takes place in the future depicted in Pierce’s paintings. It’s a world responding to catastrophic climate change and the collapse of the nation state. In its place is self-governance, community resilience, and a recentering of human society around the health of natural systems. The story leads the reader into a future with questions about the roles of justice, human industry, and the place of our species in an altered world.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

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May
24
5:00 PM17:00

SNAG Conference Gallery Crawl

The Society of North American Goldsmiths will gather for their 47th annual conference May 23 - 26th in Portland. This year SNAG has organized a gallery crawl in the Pearl district. PADA members, Blackfish, Elizabeth Leach, PDX Contemporary Art and Waterstone Galleries along with Blue Sky Gallery and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will keep their doors open late for the gallery crawl. 
Click HERE for a copy of the SNAG Gallery Crawl map.

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Gwen Jones, Robert Lashley, and Christopher Paul Jordan

Three artists (Gwen Jones, Robert Lashley, and Christopher Paul Jordan) who grew up within three blocks of Ash Street in Tacoma, WA, over three eras exchange stories as they discuss the creative process, comingof age and the production of history in an era of mass displacement. This event also marks the closing reception for the Place Names exhibition and subsequent catalogue release.

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

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour: Matthew Dennison and Barry Pelzner

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour with Matthew Dennison and Barry Pelzner. Dennison and Pelzner will speak about the materials and motivations behind their current solo exhibitions, (Ir)regular and Democracy.

Matthew Dennison’s eccentric, poignant paintings draw upon his deep ecological and political concerns. He depicts wise-seeming animals and oblivious humans, placeless urban scenes and serene but threatened natural places. A portion of this exhibition includes a selection from 365 small paintings on vintage book covers that he created daily in 2017 as a reaction to each day’s news cycle. 

Barry Pelzner’s graphic paintings explore infinitely repeating patterns, illusory space, stasis and movement within the self-imposed limitations of black paint on white paper. Their seeming formal rigidity is belied by wry visual non sequiturs and a hand-painted quality.

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

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Tricia Langman

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Tricia Langman. Artist and textile designer Tricia Langman has 18 years of experience designing for prestigious fashion companies worldwide. Tricia is founder and co-owner of the print design studio Spoogi. Her work has been featured at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has been a guest artist with several Portland-based companies, including Pendleton.

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

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