Feb
20
9:15 AM09:15

Art & Conservation: Kingdom Animalia

Join the Portland Art Museum on the third Tuesday of every month for a conversation followed by a lecture. This month, Mary Weaver Chapin, Ph. D., Curator of Prints and Drawings, will discuss Kingdom Animalia, an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection offering a 500-year sampling of the wide-ranging depiction of the Kingdom Animalia in prints, drawings, and posters.

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

 

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Feb
22
to Feb 25

Upfor Gallery: Photofairs San Francisco 2018

Upfor returns for the second year to Photofairs San Francisco, joining 30+ galleries from around the world, to present new works by contemporary artist Ben Buswell. Buswell, working from a sculptural discipline, approaches photographs as physical material, often cutting, tearing, melting or piercing the emulsion to highlight its properties. Contact inquire@upforgallery.com for more information.

Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA
photofairs.org/san-francisco

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

A Conversation with Dorothy Goode and Art Critic Richard Speer

Join Butters Gallery for a happy hour reception and conversation between Dorothy Goode and art critic and partner Richard Speer. The conversation will focus on Goode’s current exhibition, Phraseology, a series begun after the couple returned from Australia, completed after they returned from Japan.  In the paintings’ reductivist gestures and calligraphic brushstrokes, can we sense echoes of the spartan Australian landscape and the hushed elegance of Japanese scrolls? Goode will share excerpts from her travel journal, augmented by projected images of Speer’s photographs. Other topics will include the parallels between drawing and driving; Goode’s impressions of the travel writing of Martha Gellhorn, Bruce Chatwin, and Ian Frazier; and Speer’s research into the influence Japanese aesthetics exerted on American abstract expressionist Sam Francis. 

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

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Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Review's 2018 Winter Reading

Join Blackfish Gallery for an evening of prose, poetry, and art and to preorder your copy of Portland Review's 2018 issue. The Portland Review's 2018 Winter Reading, features readings by PSU MFA graduates Martha Grover, Shayla Lawson, and Kevin Sampsell. Past issues and contributor works will also be available for purchase.

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

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk, Poetry and Jazz

Join painter and print maker Christy Wyckoff, sculptor Kanetaka Ikeda and Seattle painter and poet Alan Lau to discuss the artwork in their three-person show at Blackfish Gallery. Enjoy a poetry reading from Lau, accompanied by jazz bassist Andre St. James. Lau, whose many talents won him the Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award, will share poems about art, artists and the late, great jazz pianist Thelonius Monk. Bassist Andre St. James works regularly with his own quintet and with luminaries such as Mel Brown and Dan Balmer and giants like Sonny Rollins. Wyckoff has a long, distinguished career as an artist and educator at PNCA. Ikeda is among the founding members of Blackfish Gallery.

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

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Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Artist talk: Arturo Mallmann

Join Butters Gallery for an artist talk with Arturo Mallmann. The Los Angeles-based artist will speak about his solo exhibition titled Stillness and Motion of recent paintings. Mallmann was born in Uruguay, and spent his formative years in Buenos Aires prior to coming to the U.S.  His paintings are about mystery and philosophy.

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

 

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Art Conversations: Buying Northwest - A Collector's Perspective

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The Portland Art Dealers Association  is pleased to present Art Conversations: Buying Northwest - A Collector's Perspective by keynote speaker, John R. Hoke III, Chief Design Officer at Nike. This event is sponsored by Oregon Arts Commission, the Contemporary Art Council and the Northwest Art Council of the Portland Art Museum.

Hoke will give a presentation sharing his experiences, approach, and life-long passion for collecting art and design. Attendees will hear directly from a local collector about how he makes decisions when adding to his collection, the scope of what he collects, and how his collecting practices have evolved over time. Hoke’s presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

This is the launch event for PADA's Art Conversations 2018, a monthly series of gallery talks focused on art collecting and the arts ecology of our city, which launches on March 13 and continues through December 2018. A schedule of talks will be released at the March 13th launch event.

RSVP by March 6 to: pada@padaoregon.org

Portland Art Museum
Miller Room

1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture: Michele Hollands and Idania del Rio

Cuban Ephemera: Exploring Aesthetics of Cuban Design highlights contemporary Cuban culture through posters generated by designers actively living and working in the country. The exhibition at OCAC will feature curated works from the collection of avid Cuban art collector Beverly Walton, director of Red Ink, as well as new designs made in Havana by various Cuban designers over the last year. On February 19th, graphic designers Idania del Rio and Michele Hollands, whose work is featured in the exhibit, will join us from Cuba for the opening reception and accompanying lecture at PNCA.

PNCA
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
 

 

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Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Shawn Demarest

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Shawn Demarest. Demarest will talk about her current exhibition Building Cranes and Butterfly Wings. The paintings in this series explore layering continuous lines over initial paintings of Portland streets and then reworking the paintings with the new information the lines provide.

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

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Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Rodrigo Valenzuela

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Rodrigo Valenzuela. Valenzuela uses staged scenes and digital interventions, manipulating codes of representation to affect viewers’ perception of logic and reality. Working primarily in photography, video, and installation, Valenzuela utilizes imagery rooted in the contradictory traditions of documentary and fiction, often involving narratives around immigration and the working class. In conjunction with the exhibition Rodrigo Valenzuela: Labor Standards.

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

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Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception: Jess Perlitz and Joel W. Fisher

Hoffman Gallery invites you to an artist reception with Lewis and Clark College professors of art Jess Perlitz and Joel W. Fisher. Perlitz and Fisher share the Hoffman Gallery this early spring, filling the space with contemporary multi-media sculpture and photography.

Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR
lclark.edu/hoffman_gallery/

 

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Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Elizabeth Malaska

Join Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with Elizabeth Malaska. Malaska will be discussing her debut exhibition with Russo Lee Gallery, Heavenly Bodies. In Heavenly Bodies Malaska paints large tableaux which position the female form as the prime protagonist and instigator in art history. Exploring the embodied experience of the feminine subject under patriarchy, Malaska mines the power given to historically sanctioned signs and re-purposes them along more equitable lines. Malaska is gaining a critical reputation for paintings that explore the place of the female body in a range of art historical contexts, raising issues about femininity, power, domination, and vulnerability, with contemporary social and political implications.

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

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Marcela Dyer

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Marcela Dyer. Dyer is the founder and designer of the label Myriam Marcela. Her work is known for attention to detail, expert craftsmanship, and consciously sourced materials. She is originally from Monterrey, México, and currently resides in Portland. As a Mexican designer living in the United States, Marcela has a passion to integrate creative talent among different cultures.

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

 

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Feb
8
to Feb 11

Upfor Gallery: Material Art Fair

Upfor presents new and recents works by Rodrigo Valenzuela for their debut at Material Art Fair in Mexico City. Valenzuela's new and recent works include limited edition photographs from his ongoing General Song series and unique mixed media works incorporating painting and photography on canvas. Contact inquire@upforgallery.com for more information; click here to see available works.

Frontón México
Mexico City
material-fair.com

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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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Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Art Museum Public Annex’s Contemporary Trends Class

As part of the ongoing programming for We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments., Public Annex leads a monthly Contemporary Trends class, free and open to the public, at Portland Art Museum, exploring a different section of the Museum each month, creating a space for discovery and discussion amongst people who identify with and without disability.

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

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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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Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Art on the Vine Preview Party

Oregon College of Art and Craft invites you to be the first to see the fantastic items featured in OCAC's 2018 Art on the Vine 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
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
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
26
7:00 PM19:00

Robert Lyons and Chikara Umihara in Conversation

Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books invites you to a book signing and conversation between photographers Robert Lyons and Chikara Umihara. The conversation will center around their recently published photobooks, Whispering Hope by Chikara and Pictures from the next day by Lyons, featuring photographs from his 2013 body of work, which was shown at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. The artists will explore questions related to how the design of photobooks relates to their own art practice and the culture of art photography at large, both here in America and in Japan.

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

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Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Lecture with MK Guth at Hallie For Museum of Art

On January 25th, MK Guth will give a lecture on her practice and current exhibition, MK Guth: Paying Attention at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, OR. Guth brings people together into cultural conversations, through her photography, video, installations, performances and mixed-media works. Paying Attention features a range of new and previously created still-life installations, where Guth draws upon the interactive nature of conceptual art to invite her audience to explore how social interaction is shaped through rites and treasured objects.
MK Guth is represented in Portland by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
 

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Hap Tivey

Please join us at Lewis & Clark College for an artist talk with Light and Space movement artist Hap Tivey. In installation, painting, sculpture and projection, Tivey pursues the concrete experience of light as well as the emotional and theoretical implications it holds for the human condition. This talk is held in conjunction with Art 311: Studio Seminar on Contemporary Art Theory and Practice Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Lewis & Clark College. Hap Tivey is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Lewis & Clark College
Miller 102
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219

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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
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
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
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
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
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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