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
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
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.

RSVP HERE

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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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibit Tour with Laurie Danial

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibit tour with Portland-based artist Laurie Danial. Danial’s process-driven paintings use the language of abstraction to construct ambiguous and idiosyncratic spaces. Her works fuse disparate sources of information and inspiration with a broad array of painting styles to form unique a cohesion. 

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

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Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Book Reading: Stephen O’Donnell

Froelick Gallery is delighted to celebrate the publication of Stephen O'Donnell's book, The Untold Gaze, which pairs his paintings with original fiction by writers. Join Froelick Gallery for an evening with Stephen and his wife Gigi Little and enjoy readings from the book by authors / contributors Suzy Vitello, Whitney Otto, Sam Roxas-Chua and Adam Strong. Doors at 5:30pm.

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

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Culinaria Dinner: Julie Green and Johanna Ware

Seatings for 20 people at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm
$145, $120 Disjecta Supporter price

As part of Disjecta’s Culinaria (Art+Food+Community), artist Julie Green’s handmade Wallpaper will be installed inside Disjecta, to create an intimate dining room. Wallpaper features repeating shells, a pattern inspired by Zen calligraphy and the Pattern and Decoration movement, as a meditation of the health of our oceans and unsustainable consumption. The translucent handmade paper produces a stained glass effect when lit from within. Johanna Ware of Smallwares will create a dinner held within the room on October 6th. Ware is known for her eclectic and refined “inauthentic Asian” meals that span many influences.

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

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Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

Process Talk: Palmarin Merges

In conjunction with Portland Textile Month, join artist Palmarin Merges at Blackfish Gallery as she discusses her process and how her residency at Textile Hive inspired this new body of work. Drawn to the flower patterns and abstractions in the Textile Hive collection, Merges reflected on how “each culture, continent and country ascribes their own meanings to flowers. Flowers connect me to particular places and moments in time. The flowers in textiles are bouquets: gifts to our desire that, despite our differences, we strive to make whatever place we are in a home.” She translated these reflections into her new series of mixed media screen prints on paper.

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

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Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Curators in Conversation: Julia Dolan, Ph.D.

Join the Portland Art Museum for a conversation with the Minor White Curator of Photography Julia Dolan, Ph. D. This conversation is part of a series of conversations in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Portland Art 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.

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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

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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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