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
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
28
6:00 PM18:00

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
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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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

In Dialogue: Artist as Citizen

Join the Portland Art Museum for a seminar facilitated by Dr. Priya Kapoor, “Human Resilience in Mobility: Politics of the Image and the Global South,” in conjunction with the special exhibition Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013. The seminar will look at certain images from Sheikh’s exhibition alongside an excerpt from Deepa Mehta’s film, Water, to discuss the localized caste-specific treatment of widows in the ancient cities of Varanasi (Benaras) and Vrindavan, India. Recommended readings on the concepts of globalization and transnationalism offer a lens through which we can understand our world in vignettes and through photos.

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

 

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May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Artist talk with Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.. Brown will discuss his work in the exhibition 2018 Curatorial Prize: Ultra Vivid Dreaming on view May 3 - June 3. Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers, Ultra Vivid Dreaming features photography and video work by two emerging artists that upends art historical legacies of portrait making and instead introduces contemporary studies of the body that are divorced from notions of "revealing". Elliott Jerome Brown Jr. (b. 1993) is a conceptual photographer based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work focuses on intimacy, vulnerability, and social perception. 

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
5
1:00 PM13:00

Film Screening & Discussion: Human Flow

Join the Portland Art Museum for a post-film discussion led by Portland Meet Portland. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives visual expression to this massive human migration. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey and documents the courage, endurance, and unassailable spirit of the displaced.

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

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May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Matthew Picton

Join the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an artist talk with Matthew Picton. Picton delves deeply into sites of cultural, political and sociological significance through elaborate three-dimensional sculptural artworks made from paper cut-outs. Each one is layered with historical text and imagery related to specific locations throughout the globe, and his new series, El Dorado feature sites throughout Europe, South America, and Africa that exemplify man’s quest for riches. El Dorado was known as the mythical city of gold believed to exist somewhere in the vast Amazon basin. Although no more than a mirage, it remains a powerful symbol of humankind’s feverish madness in pursuit of wealth and commodity. 

The artworks included in Picton’s El Dorado exhibition present correlating literary narratives which coexist alongside contemporary music and movie references. A highlight of the show includes one of the artist's largest artworks to date: a breathtakingly massive and brilliantly executed 10 foot x 10 foot unframed wall sculpture titled Histories of the Congo River #2, 2018. In all of these artworks Picton is figuratively and literally layering meaning to illuminate periods of societal and cultural upheaval within each country's past to present. The artist continues to present a multifaceted look at human history; one that acknowledges periods of violence and oppression and the indefatigable beauty and resilience that endures.

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

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May
4
6:30 PM18:30

Special Reception and Artist Q and A with David Geiser

Celebrating a 30-year history of representation, Butters Gallery presents the latest offerings from acclaimed New York-based painter David Geiser. With a nod to archeology, paleontology, psychology, and art history, Geiser, in his signature style, explores the phenomena observed in nature. His hybrid multi-media collage paintings bridge the traditional with the unusual—blending oil paint, metal leaf and powder pigments with natural elements such as clay, tree bark, and fungi. David Geiser will be present for this special opening and will be available to answer questions about this newest body of work.

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

 

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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Artist talk with Laurie Lambrecht

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Laurie Lambrecht. Lambrecht will discuss her exhibition Jungle Road on view May 3 - June 3. Intermittently over a period of two years, Laurie Lambrecht photographed the lush habitat surrounding the Robert Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, Florida. Her focus on patterns and texture, as well as a desire to work more directly with her hands, soon led to Lambrecht's Bark Cloth series, which is included in this exhibition.

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
1
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Lecture: Christy Matson

The OCAC Fibers Department welcomes visiting artist Christy Matson for a lecture on Tuesday, May 1 in the Fibers Construction Studio. Matson's work has been included in recent exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Knoxville Museum of Art, the Asheville Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design. Her work is in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum of Ameican Art’s Renwick Gallery and was included in collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, OR.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
ocac.edu

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Apr
28
to Apr 29

Meta Gala and After Hours Affair

Join PICA for a party with purpose. On the last Saturday in April, with red carpet underfoot, photos snapped and champagne served, PICA will continue their long-standing tradition of legendary parties, known for their chaos, wonder and splendor.
PICA will roll out the red carpet for celebrities, creatives and industry paragons alike to make this the biggest night out in Portland all year. They promise a night of celebration in honor of the beloved organization, with all of the unique and provocative twists synonymous with PICA.
Expect art and fashion to collide, patrons are encouraged to dress in avant-garde red-carpet realness in anticipation of the runway that awaits.

Tickets: $250
Sponsorship tables: $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000
For inquiries, phone sales, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Sophie May Hook at sophie@pica.org or call 503-242-1419 x16. Tickets available here

Meta Gala's After Hours Affair with Amanda Lepore:

After our annual gala, the party is just getting started - don't miss Meta Gala's After Hours Affair with Amanda Lepore. Curated by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and NXT LVL PDX, and hosted by Club Kai Kai this is the party of the year. Dress to impress - we're into avant-garde red carpet realness all night long - so this is your chance to GET WEIRD AND WILD. DJs, hostesses, and entertainment to be announced! 
Performances by:
Amanda Lepore
The House of Ada
The House of Flora
LIGHT ASYLUM (DJ set)
Kim Ann Foxman (DJ set)

Tickets: $20
VIP Meet and Greet with Amanda Lepore: $50
Tickets available here

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk: Stephanie Adams-Santos

Join the Portland Art Museum for an artist talk with Stephanie Adams-Santos. Adams-Santos is the author of Swarm Queen’s Crown (finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award) and several chapbooks: Total Memory; Little Fugues; and The Sundering, winner of the New York Chapbook Fellowship. She is the founder of Tarot Obscuro and Ojo de la Selva Press.

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

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Fellini Film Screening

Matthew Picton’s wall-mounted sculptures of urban and rural environments reconstruct, in paper and vellum, geographical aerial views of specific sites from city streets to complex river systems. Picton’s sculptural reliefs are at once cartographic, topographical and cultural, incorporating period-specific texts, musical scores and often film stills. 

Join Elizabeth Leach Gallery to examine Picton’s work a bit further with a screening of Il Casanova the 1976 film by Federico Fellini. This film helped inspire Picton’s work, Venice #2 Casanova featured in his solo exhibition El Dorado, currently on view at Elizabeth Leach Gallery. 

The film will start at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm). Popcorn and beverages will be served. 

Click HERE to watch the trailer.
and HERE for a synopsis of the film.

Please RSVP to: art@elizabethleach.com

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Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Stan Peterson

Join Waterstone Gallery for an artist talk with Stan Peterson. Peterson will talk about the wall and free-standing carved wood sculptures in his current show Postcards and Souvenirs. In his talk he will address how an artist can be playful and still be taken seriously. He will talk about how he starts with a quick drawing, and then carves and paints it into a sculpture.

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

 

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Performative Artist Talk: manuel arturo abreu

Join the Art Gym at Marylhurst University for a performative artist talk with manuel arturo abreu. As part of the public programming component of Place Names, manuel arturo abreu will activate the replica of their garage included in the exhibition with sound, a reading of an amotivational speech, and a discussion of their practice. abreu works with text, ephemeral sculpture, and photography in a process involving non-making, magical thinking, and the ritual aspects of aesthetics.

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

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