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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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Schultheis Lecture at Oregon State University

Michael Schultheis will lecture at Oregon State University on the topic of "Venn Pirouettes: Changing the way the world sees math,” as part of the ART:SCI Lecture Series. It will take place at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center in the Construction & Engineering Hall and will be followed by a reception.
Schultheis is represented by Froelick Gallery.

Oregon State University
LaSalls Stewart Center
Corvallis, OR

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Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Nancy Arko

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Nancy Arko. Arko’s subject matter will be the focus of her talk. From hikes on a mountain to drives in remote areas to long walks on a beach, Nancy notes that all is in constant change.  As someone yearning to get out of the urban environment to gain perspective again in wide open spaces, Nancy Arko work takes you with her on her travels.

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

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Bug Toast - Acoustic Concert

Bug Toast, a progressive folk band, will give a concert at Blackfish Gallery of their original, genre-bending, world-influenced, music on bouzouki, accordion, guitar, bass, and violin. Bug Toast includes exhibiting Blackfish artist Christopher Shotola-Hardt (bouzouki, guizouk, bass, vocals), Susanne Shotola-Hardt (accordion, vocals), Dave Andrews (guitar, violin, bouzouki, bass, vocals), and Mark Andrews (bass, guitar, vocals).

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

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Subashini Ganesan

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Subashini Ganesan. Ganesan is an artist, arts administrator, and the creative laureate of Portland. Her art explores contemporary expressions of South Indian classical dance. As the founder and executive director of New Expressive Works (N.E.W.), she stewards a vibrant performing-arts venue in Portland that celebrates and supports multicultural independent performing artists to teach, be in residence, and create bold new works.

This talk will be followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

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

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Artist Talk: Megan Hanley

Join Broadway Gallery at Portland State University for an artist talk by Megan Hanley, winner of the 2017 Andries Deinum Prize for Visionaries and Provocateurs. The In/Habitable exhibit is a collaboration with the Center for Life in Extreme Environments (CLEE) at Portland State University that urges engagement with art, philosophy, and science. The talk will include presentations by two PSU biologists who study life in extreme environments: master's candidate Emily St. John, who will speak about "Life in a Cooking Pot: Microbial Communities," and research assistant Ignacio de la Higuera, who will present "Omnis virus e virus." 

Broadway Gallery
1620 SW Park Avenue
Lincoln Hall, Ground floor
Portland, OR
pdx.edu

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Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Collecting Conversation 2018: Equity and Inclusion as a Collecting Lens

Join Upfor Gallery for a conversation on Equity and Inclusion as a collecting lens. Institutions and many individual collectors are more conscious of equity in their acquisitions than ever before. Correcting past imbalances, and creating environments that are engaging and inclusive to all visitors are ethical imperatives for public institutions. Though we look to institutions for leadership, in many cases individual collectors lead the way by championing artworks and artists underrepresented by museums. In this conversation, the Portland Art Museum’s
Grace Kook-Anderson (Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art) and Sarah Miller Meigs (collector and lumber room founder) discuss how to build an inclusive collection, and how museums, patrons, galleries and visitors can work together to define a more equitable art world.

This is the eighth 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.

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

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Christopher Shotola-Hardt & Lauren Carrera

Blackfish Gallery invites you to a talk with artists Christopher Shotola-Hardt 
and Lauren Carrera on their new exhibitions. Both have interests in natural history and art history that, through installations and paintings, give visual commentary on collecting, collections, and on our threatened environment. 

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

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk by Mary Chomenko Hinckley

Mary Chomenko Hinckley will talk about her current exhibition at Augen Gallery, Material Evolution: Paper, Paint, Patina. This exhibition coincides with the release of her new book, Mary Chomenko Hinckley: Material Evolution, a 208-page monograph documenting Hinckley's career in which she has worked in various media including digital photography, sculpture, fused glass, and painting. The artist draws connections between nature, culture, time and place, focusing on areas where nature and man-made worlds collide.

Augen Gallery
716 NW Davis
Portland, OR 97209
503-546-5056
augendesoto@integra.net

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Judy Cooke and Malia Jensen

Join Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an artist talk with Judy Cooke and Malia Jensen. Cooke and Jensen will discuss the work in their current exhibitions Conversation: Aluminum, Oil, Rubber and Yields respectively. 

One of the Northwest's most influential painters, Judy Cooke has explored abstract imagery and the structure of painting for over 30 years. The results of Cooke’s experimentation is work that hovers at the intersection of painting and sculpture, where she often engages with formalism, color field and materiality. 

Malia Jensen reveals personal narratives of past and present in her work, exploring universal themes of redemption, resiliency, loss and mortality. In Yields, Jensen continues her exploration of human nature using clay constructions, a medium that holds deeply personal significance. 

Please RSVP to:art@elizabethleach.com

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
elizabethleach.com

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