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
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, wine and beer 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
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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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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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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Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Robert Lyons

Join the Elizabeth Leach Gallery for an artist talk with Photographer Robert Lyons. Lyons will discuss the work in his current exhibition, One Eye Crying on view through June 2nd.  Best known for his richly complex photographs of Africa, Lyons color series One Eye Crying focuses specifically on Easthampton, Massachusetts, a location steeped in art historical and personal significance for the artist. The light and landscape of Northeastern America has long been a source of inspiration of painters and photographers, most famously idealized by generations of painters of the Hudson School among others.

A sense of discovery resonates through the series as Lyons captures authentic moments of connection and recognition in his portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Set among overgrown vertiginous backgrounds, cloudy grey parking lots or forgotten wooded roadsides, Lyons makes pictures that inspire curiosity and longing for the stories his subjects could tell.

Please RSVP to: art@elizabethleach.com

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

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Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Art Conversations 2018: What it's Like in the Studio

Join PDX CONTEMPORARY ART for a tax day happy hour. The artist’s studio has long been regarded as a romantic place of inspiration and creativity. Find out what it is actually like for each of these artists. Listen in on a conversation between them about how each creates a studio, what it feels like to walk in the door (is it heaven or hell or both) and strategies to get into a creative mind space. We are grateful to the artists for sharing what can be a private place and subject. 

Participating artists: Heather Watkins, Adam Sorenson, Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Joe Rudko, Vanessa Renwick, Marie Watt, Justin L’Amie, Elizabeth Knight and Tad Savinar.

RSVP: gallery@pdxcontemporaryart.com

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

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

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

In Dialogue: Wajdi Said

Join the Portland Art Museum for a dialogue with Wajdi Said. In conjunction with Common Ground, Wajdi Said, the Co-Founder and President of the Muslim Educational Trust, will lead a seminar on Madinan Society and Pluralism. Mr. Said will provide an overview of the fundamental beliefs of Islam, including the five pillars, significant holidays, and the impact of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In 622 CE, the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) founded the first free state in Madinah. We will discuss the values and ethos of a “Madinan” society. The latter portion of the seminar will address Islam from a modern standpoint and the anti-Muslim sentiment in America, as well as solutions for the growing prejudice. An overview of the ethnic and social demographics of Muslims in the United States and in Oregon and a brief history of our local community will also be covered.

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

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Gregory Grenon

Join Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with Gregory Grenon. He will be discussing his current exhibition Delicate Moments, his newest interpretations of the face and the figure painted on the reverse of glass. Throughout Grenon’s career, he has focused his attention on the “Face of Woman.” Grenon works as a colorist exploring the dynamic and expressive qualities of the people he paints and celebrating the strength of his bold subjects.

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

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Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition Tour and Discussion: Katherine Ace

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour and discussion with Katherine Ace. Ace’s latest series of paintings, Face to Face, is a collection of portraits of women in defiance of the dominant politics of today and of the idealization of the female figure throughout the history of painting. Ace’s women are emboldened, not diminished, imbued with strength, resilience, humor, and a connection to nature.

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

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Critic Series: Paddy Johnson

Join PNCA for a lecture with Paddy Johnson. Johnson is the founding Editor of Art F City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in magazines such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and The Economist. In 2014, she was the subject of a VICE profile for her work as an independent art blogger. She lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR
http://ccac.pnca.edu


 

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Apr
8
4:00 PM16:00

Vanessa Renwick: National Gallery of Art

Vanessa Renwick’s short Richart will be screened at The National Gallery of Art along with Bill Daniel’s Who Is Bozo Textino?. Both Renwick and Daniel will be in attendance with Renwick introducing her friend and collaborator Daniel. Vanessa Renwick is represented by PDX CONTEMPORARY ART.

National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

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Apr
8
1:30 PM13:30

Lecture: The Space Between Us

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture with Manuel Padilla, Executive Director, Portland Meet Portland. Global displacement is on the rise, thanks to intractable conflicts, economics, and climate change. Residents of the Northwest have seen and will continue to see the results of international migration in our own neighborhoods. In this conversation, Manuel Padilla, who has worked with refugees in Haiti, Chad, and Washington, D.C., asks participants to consider questions of uprootedness, hospitality, identity, perception, and integration and how we might build more informed, responsive, resilient and vibrant communities.

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

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Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Art on the Vine: 23rd Annual Gala Auction

Join the Oregon College of Art and Craft for the 23rd annual Art on the Vine gala auction, an exciting and festive celebration of art, artists, and wine to support scholarships for OCAC students. Over 90% of OCAC students receive financial assistance in order to access the unique OCAC educational experience. All funds raised will directly support scholarships for students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts and youth programs.

EVENING SCHEDULE
5:30pm – Complimentary Valet Parking, Registration Opens, Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:15pm – Silent Auction Closes
7:30pm – Dinner and Live Auction
9:45pm – Art and Wine Pick-up

Click here to purchase tickets

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Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: J. Fredric May

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with J. Fredric May. May will discuss his exhibition Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You on view April 5 - 29.

May’s photographs are a hybrid of analog and digital processes that are the result of extensive experimentation. He begins with vintage portraits that he scans and puts through data corruption software. He then creates layered composites and prints these as cyanotypes, which he bleaches and tones with a mixture of photo chemicals and tea. He then digitizes the altered cyanotypes and creates an archival pigment print of each enigmatic portrait.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Exposure, a special artist reception for Axel Breutigam

Join Butters Gallery for a special reception introducing a solo exhibition of black and white photography by Axel Breutigam. Breutigam, a German-born Canadian artist located in Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied black & white photography with Alan Ross, was an assistant for Ansel Adams for many years gaining firsthand experience of Adams' work. Breutigam travels extensively, with his camera always ready to record the visual stimulus from his adventures. Nature, architecture, and compelling surfaces comprise his vast array of imagery.

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

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Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Talk: Svetlana Bailey

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Svetlana Bailey. Bailey will discuss her exhibition once there was there wasn't on view April 5 - 29.
Until the age of eight, Svetlana Bailey’s summers were spent at her grandmother’s house in the Russian countryside. It was there she discovered the world on her own and formed her earliest memories. Sixteen years ago her grandmother passed away and now the house stands empty. To create once there was there wasn’t, Bailey returned to her grandmother’s home and constructed installations throughout the abandoned property, using objects found there and photographs depicting her life after leaving Russia to create new images. She followed a similar process at her parents' home in Germany and in her own home in the United States, constructing photographs that allow disparate times and places to exist together in the mind.

Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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

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Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Michał Cała

Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with Michał Cała . Cała photographed the Silesia region in his home country of Poland. In the 1970s and early 1980s the area was at its peak of industrial development and mining activity, providing mass employment at the expense of the environment and public health. Cala remembers his first impression of Silesia as “terrifying and beautiful at the same time,” leading him to focus his camera on the natural and altered landscape as well as its inhabitants. Although the mines, factories, laborers’ housing districts, and slag heaps no longer exist, the artist’s gelatin silver prints serve as as an unsettling yet intriguing visual record of this recent period in Polish history.

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

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Here Meets There in Contemporary Art

The Transcultural Art of Zhang Hongtu and Michael Cherney
Lecture by Jerome Silbergeld, PhD

Join the Portland Art Museum for a lecture by Jerome Silbergeled on Zhang Hongtu and Michael Cherney. Hongtu is a Chinese-born painter and installation artist who makes America his home. Cherney (also known as Qiu Mai) is an America-born photographer and calligrapher living in China. This talk examines how these two prominent contemporary artists not only combine aspects of East and West but also reach deep into China’s cultural past for the basis of their own very modern art.

Dr. Silbergeled is the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History, Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University.

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

 

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Art Conversations 2018: Material Matters: Collecting Ephemeral Art

Join Froelick Gallery for the second in a series of Art Conversations presented by the Portland Art Dealers Association. In this conversation Nicole Nathan, trained in curatorial practice and collections care and now the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, and Robert Krueger, object conservator and proprietor of Cascadia Art Conservation Center, along with Charles Froelick will discuss the use of non-traditional materials in contemporary art:  What exactly is ephemeral art, should you collect; how to recognize potential issues; and care of collections with artwork made from unconventional materials.

This is the second 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 began March 13 at the Portland Art Museum and continues through December 2018.
For a complete schedule of talks click HERE.

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

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Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Reception: Places and Names

Join The Art Gym at Marylhurst University for the opening reception of Places and NamesPlace Names is an exhibition by regional artists manuel arturo abreu (Portland,OR) and Christopher Paul Jordan (Tacoma, WA). Through painting, sculpture, built environments, and explorations of language,Place Names explores the abstracted visual and emotional cues that influence how a sense of "place"; is communicated.

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

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Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk: Dan Gluibizzi

Join Russo Lee Gallery for an artist talk with Dan Gluibizzi. Gluibizzi paints frolicking figures from our digital cosmos, utilizing photography from the amateur and selfie-sourced Internet. This exhibition, predominantly comprised of images from social media, highlights both the open possibilities and dark edges of online community life. Gluibizzi’s analog rendering of sexual, nude, or semi-nude digital images employ line and subtle washes to transform the mundane into the charmingly erotic. He creates works on paper that are often hand cut, and break the boundaries of traditionally framed spaces.

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

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Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Maggie Nelson at PNCA

Join the Cooley Gallery at PNCA for a lecture withMaggie Nelson. Nelson is a writer forging a new mode of nonfiction that transcends the divide between the personal and the intellectual and renders pressing issues of our time into portraits of day-to-day lived experience.
The Cooley Gallery at Reed College is proud to collaborate with PNCA's MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies to present lectures by Harry Dodge and Maggie Nelson, visionary queer practitioners, and partners in art and life. This event is free and open to the public.

511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Or

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Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Lecture: Harry Dodge at PNCA

Join the Cooley Gallery at PNCA for a lecture withHarry Dodge. Dodge is an American sculptor, performer, video artist, and writer, whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality, and the unnamable with a special focus on ecstatic contamination. His solo and collaborative work has been exhibited at many venues nationally and internationally. 
The Cooley Gallery at Reed College is proud to collaborate with PNCA's MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Visual Studies to present lectures by Harry Dodge and Maggie Nelson, visionary queer practitioners, and partners in art and life. This event is free and open to the public.

511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Or

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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 and Argyle Winery.

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: pada@padaoregon.org

Portland Art Museum
Miller Room

1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR

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Mar
10
9:00 PM21:00

Lecture and Audiovisual Performance: Elysia Crampton

Yale Union invites you to a lecture and audiovisual performance by Elysia Crampton, Red Clouds. Crampton is an Aymara composer, writer, and abolitionist with roots in Bolivia and the United States. She composed American Drift (2015, Blueberry Recordings) and Demon City (2016, Break World Records). Red Clouds is part of a world tour in support of the March 2018 release of Crampton’s newest LP from Break World Records. Her work reflects aesthetics of Native survivance, dealing with ongoing themes of spirituality, transformation, and anti-colonial struggle.

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
yaleunion.org

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Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Exhibition tour with Tom Prochaska

Join Froelick Gallery for an exhibition tour with Tom Prochaska. In his latest series of oil paintings and papier-mâché sculptures, longtime Portland artist Tom Prochaska show humans engaged in tasks both menial and mysterious- his scenes exude an old world fabulism with touches of humor and foreboding.

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

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Mar
8
to Mar 11

Upfor at the Armory Show

Upfor presents Morehshin Allahyari’s ongoing series She Who Sees the Unknown at The Armory Show in New York. Allahyari recontextualizes goddesses and female Jinn figures of Middle Eastern origin. Using 3D printing, scanning, video and archiving as tools of investigation, the artist explores symbolic meaning behind ancient myths as they relate to contemporary colonialism and oppression. An earlier iteration of the project exhibited at Upfor this past June.

The Armory Show
Piers 92 & 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY
thearmoryshow.com

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Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Lecture: Keith Lewis

Join the Hoffman Gallery for a lecture with jewelry and metalsmithing artist Keith Lewis. Lewis will discuss the trajectory of his career, from his early focus on the AIDS pandemic and moving through work that addresses sex, sexuality and the notion of belonging. The talk will primarily focus on his current body of work entitled The Saddest Aisle, in which he attempts to channel and honor the melancholy and sense of abandonment that permeates woven baskets found at Goodwill and other thrift stores.

Oregon College of Art and Craft
Hoffman Gallery

8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
ocac.edu
 

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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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