Camerawork Gallery 03-29-19

Bernard C. Meyers, Urban Abstracts

March 2 – March 29, 2019
Artist Talk, Saturday, March 2, 3:30pm-4:30pm (calendar)
Reception following 4:30pm-5:30pm

Camerawork Gallery
301 N. Graham Street
Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus
9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free parking, ADA access; TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44
Free admission. Open to the public. 503-701-5347

Bernard C. Meyers notes, “I want to rattle the bones of a building, shake common perceptions of concrete reality. I want the temporal elements shifting between both the original architecture and my imagination. For me the higher ground of art has always been occupied by the unexplainable, the abstract.

“I see architecture as possibilities, as material to mold and shape. My intent is to uncover uncommon collisions of color and form, to exemplify texture and the rearrangement of line. I am building and deconstructing simultaneously. I want the original geometric intentions of the structure to find new life. I want these elements to discover a new context, a world off kilter, where conventional space is fraught; as if caught between like ends of magnets.

“Committed to lens-based capture I ask myself this question, “What is visually possible with new cutting-edge technologies, software and how can I apply it to my work?” Within that question this project was born. From a background as an architectural view camera photographer I have found a visual language between the structural impossibilities of M.C. Escher and the complex color spaces of Richard Diebencorn. The world of abstract expressionism has new chapter being written with the tools and techniques of the twenty-first century.

“I am celebrating the latent beauty possible with the building blocks of 2D design, color and the technology available in 2019. The distinctions between painting, printmaking and photography for me have become irrelevant as all disciplines merge in these images. I love the work, it both intrigues and surprises me. The reward lies in creating what I have never seen before. Throughout my career as an artist my guiding premise, from Minor White, has always been, photograph something not for what it is but for what it can become.”

To preview examples of Meyer’s Urban Abstracts exhibit, Click here.

Bernard C. Meyers is recognized internationally as an artist and master printer. His work is held in public, private, and corporate collections nationwide. He is represented by the Klotz Gallery in New York. Portfolios can be seen at His pursuit of beauty and the abstract has been an unwavering life-long passion.

Bernard earned an MFA in traditional printmaking, etching and lithography and a BFA in photography as a fine art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. In the eighties he founded and managed a fine art printing business, Portland Photographics specializing in portfolio and an exhibition photographic printing. This rapidly became one of the finest photographic printing facilities drawing clients from Magnum, National Geographic, ICP and photographers from around the world. From 1990 through 2010 his photographic studio specialized in architectural photography and art reproduction.

Bernard has taught photography at the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Maine Workshops and currently at the Waterford School in Sandy. Throughout all of this time he has continued to exhibit work. Klotz gallery has featured his work at the last three AIPAD shows. His exhibition history includes numerous group and solo shows. In 2017 early Urban Abstracts work was a solo show of large prints exhibited at the Rochester Institute of Technology University Gallery.

Portland Grid Project - 02-24-19

Portland Grid Project : Past, Present, and Future - A Conversation
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 3:00 pm (calendar)

Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan Street
Portland, OR 97209
The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12 noon - 6 pm

Pat Bognar
The Portland Grid Project began twenty-four years ago when Chris Rauschenberg took a pair of scissors to a map of Portland and cut it into 98 pieces. He invited twelve Portland photographers using a variety of cameras, films, formats, and digital processes, to photograph the randomly selected square each month. Currently in the midst round three, twelve different photographers are continuing to explore the changing face of Portland

Please join Chris Rauschenberg and photographers Larry Cwik, Lisa Gidley, Sarah Graves, Gary Gummanow, George Kelly, Ann Kendellen, Missy Prince, Faulkner Short, and others who have participated in the grid project over the years in a conversation about the Portland Grid Project and their participation in it.

The Portland Grid Project, 3rd Round Participants, continues at Gallery 114 until March 2, 2019.

Blue Moon - 04-04-19

Blue Moon Camera Staff Show

March 11-April 4th, 2019
Reception: Saturday March 16th 7-9pm (calendar)

University of Portland Buckley Center Gallery
5000 N. Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
M-F 8:30am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8:30am- 4pm

Claudia Howell
Blue Moon Camera and Machine in St. Johns is one of the few remaining labs dedicated to film and analog photography, and one of the last optical printing labs in the country. Such a specialized lab attracts a specialized crew to staff it, and when they’re not busy printing, developing, or scanning away, this group is out and about in the world with fully-loaded cameras.

The annual staff show displays photos from the current members of the Blue Moon Camera and Machine staff, curated by the photographers themselves as pieces representative of their current work. It provides a glimpse into the lives of those who spend their days immersed in the photographic work of others, and how they choose to pursue their own photographic interests.

This is a photographic art show with free admission that is open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 7pm-9pm. The show will hang until April 4th, 2019.

Most images are for sale by photographer. Priced as listed.

Featuring images by:
Zeb Andrews, Ian Beckett, Peter Carlson, Sophia Diaz, Pete Gomena, Sarah Graves, Renee Heister, Claudia Howell, Misty Kerr, Jackson Keller, Shawn Kim, Michael Knight, David Malmborg, David Paulin, Tracy Pitts, Arthur Ruckle, Jake Shivery & Faulkner Short.

Blue Moon Camera - 03-31-19

Spencer Pond Photo Exhibition

February 25th- March 31st, 2019
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 5-7pm (calendar)

Blue Moon Camera & Machine
8417 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203
M-F 9-6, Sat 9-5

Spencer is a queer photographer and a writer living in Portland; they identify as a non-binary femme (they/them pronouns), graduated from PSU, and are currently working in the service industry fulltime and making art when they can. They have been taking photos since they were 17, but it wasn’t until purchasing a Yashicamat 124g five years ago that their approach to photography changed.

Most of the presented works have been captured using an Olympus XA and a Hasselblad 500c. Their work is a mixture of landscapes and portraiture from their portfolio; the collection on display has been taken over the course of the last 3 years varying from travels through abandoned factories in Leipzig to intentional styling of a set. Most of their work revolves around explorations of queerness and identity. Spencer’s portraits originally started during a darkroom class at PSU in fall 2014, interpreting themes of existence and isolation as a queer and trans person in a society that - at a federal level - is working to erase trans identities.

These works are but the start of something bigger.

LightBox Gallery 03-06-19

The Photographic Nude 2019

February 9 - March 6, 2019
Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9th, 5-8pm (calendar)

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238

Sarah Graves, The Morning After
LightBox Photographic Gallery opens “The Photographic Nude 2019” with an opening artists’ reception on Saturday, February 9th from 5-8 p.m. This is the ninth year of the annual international juried exhibit, a collection of photographic prints exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, dedicated to the creative spirit of photographer Ruth Bernhard.

LightBox established “The Photographic Nude“ series in 2010 to reveal compelling imagery and to gain an understanding of the nude historically in the photographic medium. With 50 images selected for the exhibit from 35 photographers, this year LightBox is happy to have Renée Jacobs as Juror for the Exhibit. Renée is a celebrated photographer of the female nude and recipient of the International Photography Award for Fine Art Nude. Renée, living in France, is Executive Director of Photos de Femmes, she is a fierce advocate of recapturing the “female gaze” and women’s agency in how they are depicted in art and photographic history.

The show features many very talented practitioners of the photographic fine art nude from around the world. This year’s International entries come from Israel, Spain, and Hungary along with work from around the United States. Congratulations to Allan Barnes of Los Angeles for receiving the Juror’s Award as well as Victor Zamanski from Israel and Ana Tornel from Spain for receiving the 2nd and 3rd Juror’s Awards.

Congratulations to all the artists exhibiting in The Photographic Nude 2019

Jason Guffey • Brian Winters • Joseph Deiss • Victor Zamanski
Charlie Noble • Eric McCollum • Steve Lease • Paul B. Goode
Robert Dutruch • Trinity Kai • Malcolm Lobban • Allan Barnes
Ana Tornel • Jim Hamstra • Patrick Whitaker • Nickolas Hurlbut
László Gálos • Ronald Butler • Steve Blackwell • Selina Mayer
Bob Quaglia • Thomas Robinson • Beamie Young • Sheryl Hess
Andrew Graham • Michael Puff • Ryan Sumner • Gary Samson
Sarah Graves • Erin Malone • Dave Hanson • George Lefteris
Andrew Janjigian • Sven Van Driessche • Robert A. Schaefer

The exhibit runs from February 9th through March 6th 2019. Visit for complete exhibit and artists info. LightBox offers memberships as a way of becoming part of the community of supporters that help to further the mission of the gallery. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at, and visit for more info and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.

Cannon Beach Arts Association 03-27-19

Cannon Beach Arts Association Photography Invitational Exhibit

February 13 - March 27
Reception: February 16, 2019, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (calendar)

Cannon Beach Art Gallery
1064 S. Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
(503) 436-0744
Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Heron, Surf, And Sunset by Bob Kroll
This exhibit features the exceptional photographic work of Justin Bailie, Don Frank, Maya Dooley, George Vetter, Kristin Steinke, Lynne Allison, Kim Rose Adams, Cindi Plath, Carolyn Propst, Julie Adams, and Bob Kroll.

Exhibit Sponsored By: The Wine Shack and Martha Moulton

Chip Thomas 03-03-19

Chip Thomas, Messages from the Underworld
February 7–March 3, 2019
First Thursday opening reception: February 7, 6:00–9:00 PM

Panel Discussion and Screen Printing Event*
Saturday, February 9, 3:00 PM (calendar)

Participants will include: Chip Thomas, Thea Gahr, Jesse Hazelip, and Ryan Pinto, who will also perform a dance based in the grass dance tradition and hip-hop.
*visitors are welcome to bring a t-shirt or other item to screen print after the panel discussion

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm

Chip Thomas, Metzli in her grandpa’s cornfield, 2nd mesa, 2014, installed in Hotchkiss, Colorado. Photo documentation by Mary Hockenberry.
In Messages from the Underworld, Chip Thomas brings together a diverse range of photo-based work, including wheat paste murals, installations, and screen prints, to focus on the many ways that the agricultural development of corn has shaped the land, people, and cultures of the Americas.

He observes, “when one thinks of what it means to be an American – whether it’s indigenous people praying with corn pollen, religious groups ingesting corn flakes to curb sexual desires, people with amputations and blindness from type II diabetes, farmers feeding corn to their livestock or Central Americans pursuing a safer and better life, we have to examine our relationship with the plant that identifies us as Pan-Americans.”

Chip Thomas, aka “jetsonorama,” is a native of North Carolina and a photographer, public artist, activist, and physician who has been working between Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon in the Navajo Nation since 1987. He coordinates the Painted Desert Project – a community building effort which manifests as a constellation of murals across the western Navajo Nation, painted by artists from all over the world. Thomas is a member of the Justseeds Artists Co-operative, an international cooperative of 30 socially engaged artists. His large-scale photographs can be seen pasted in the northern Arizona desert, on the graphics of the Peoples Climate March, the National Geographic Blog,, and the Huffington Post.

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Jinhyun Cha, Post-Border Line

February 7–March 3, 2019
First Thursday opening reception: February 7, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk: Thursday, February 7, 5:00 PM (calendar)

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.

Woman in front of "Reunification," 2013
Post-Border Line by South Korean photographer Jinhyun Cha is a visual contemplation of the 160-mile border between North and South Korea and the ideologies that overlap within it. The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was created as a result of Cold War interventions in the region by the Soviet Union and the United States that led to the Korean War. The DMZ now functions as a consumer-driven tourist destination, with “Peace Parks” and “Unification Observatories” with entrance fees, souvenirs for purchase, and photo opportunities. For the artist, this commodification of conflict is at odds with this war’s fraught legacy. Through his thoughtfully composed black-and-white images taken within the DMZ, Cha presents a counter-narrative that reflects upon “the calamity caused by ideological conflicts and boundaries between remembering and forgetting.”

Jinhyun Cha (b. 1973) is a documentary photographer based in South Korea. He earned an MFA in Photography from Kyung-sung University and completed a doctoral course at Hong-ik University. His first photography project, Portraits of 108, won the grand prize in the first Sangsang-madang Korean Photographer’s Fellowship in 2008, and the Asian Pioneer Photographer Award at the 6th Dali International Photo Festival in China in 2015. In 2016, he was chosen as a finalist in the Daegu Photography Biennale in Korea. In 2017, his work was exhibited at the Go-Eun Museum of Photography in Busan and in 2018 at FotoFest Biennale in Houston, Texas. This is Cha’s first solo exhibition of Post-Border Line in the United States.

Catherine Haley Epstein - 03-29-19

Catherine Haley Epstein, My Nose Made Me Do It
February 1st - March 29, 2019
Opening Reception: February 1st from 6-8pm (calendar)

Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104
Suite 104 - in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

Catherine Haley Epstein is an award-winning writer, artist, designer and curator. Over the past eight years she has pioneered the incorporation of scent into her visual and conceptual art practice. The effect has been an entirely new and more abstract dynamic to her work.

Mixing scent requires chance, knowledge and courage. In this installation, "My Nose Made Me Do It," the artist has combined visuals with which she has been obsessed for over twenty years in the same manner she has combined scent materials - with love, patience and curiosity. The installation is a weaving of philosophy, art history and multimedia where scent, visuals, text and sculpture become distilled tales of her nose journey to date.

Most recently Catherine attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference at Middlebury College in Vermont, and spoke at the Society of Illustrators in New York on her writing and scent practice. She is a multimedia artist and has recently done educational programming around scent at the Portland Art Museum, and with Public Annex, who serves community artists with disabilities. In 2016 she was selected to exhibit her experimental fragrance project at the inaugural AIX Scent Fair at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the 2017 Perfumed Plume Award in Fragrance Journalism, for her writing on the use of scent as an art medium, and has served on the panel for Visual Artist grants for the National Endowment for the Arts.

You may find Catherine’s portfolio at and her essays at (instagram/twitter @mindmarrow).

Jesse Rieser 03-01-19

Jesse Rieser, The Changing Landscape of American Retail

February 2 – March 1, 2019 (calendar)

Camerawork Gallery
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44
Event is free and open to the public

Beginning in 2015, The Changing Landscape of American Retail is an ongoing documentation of the shift from traditional brick-and-mortar locations where we once socialized and interacted with our community to the stark and generic structures that house shipping, fulfillment, call, and server centers, now essential for E-commerce.
Like memories, familiar retail entities are fading away. Today, they stand as modern-day ruins and architectural artifacts that reach into the not-so-distant past of our own maturing interests and evolving identities.

Toys “R” Us brings back of memories of avoiding my brother’s aerial assaults of red dodge balls and Nerf guns while simultaneously ignoring my mother’s plea to stop tearing into brand-new boxes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures and Lego Pirate sets.

The Battlefield Mall was once a central meeting spot for my junior high peers— anchored by the food court and Aladdin’s Castle arcade. Here, a myriad of sights and smells trigger the memory to act as a roadmap for navigating the mall. Orange Julius produced the sweet scent of Florida citrus in Southern Missouri; there was the salty cheese sauce wafting from Potato Plus; and the fragrant cinnamon-sugar of Auntie Anne’s baked pretzels. The nearby arcade elicits a sensory transaction when I’m greeted by the flashing lights of Street Fighter II, manic electronic beeps, purple geometric carpet, and the oddly unique odor of stale popcorn mixed with the metallic scent of quarters tucked into my front pocket.

During high school and college, I spent hours at the Best Buy listening stations, previewing new music releases from my favorite artists. Today, I laugh when thinking back to a time when a Circuit City sales associate begrudgingly answered my product question by reading the back of the box, all before returning to watch Shaq and Kobe’s Lakers in the NBA Finals. It makes sense, Circuit City was known for having the best televisions and poor customer service.

By 2012, Circuit City closed their doors. Toys “R” Us folded in the spring of 2018, and Best Buy continues to shutter underperforming stores. Additionally, arcades and food courts are endangered as small- and medium-sized “Class B” malls are closing all over the U.S.

Like most Americans, I love the ease and product availability of Amazon and online retailers. I order my toothpaste with a click of a button and can obtain work supplies from the comfort of my sofa. My concerns are rooted in our recent pattern of isolationism and shrinking human interaction. Store closings feel like a continuation of our declining thoughtful conversations, empty playgrounds, and sense of community as we opt for a digital facsimile. We are no longer previewing music and getting recommendations on new releases in person and in retail shops. We will no longer meet our friends in food courts. And there will never be an opportunity to watch an NBA game with an uninformed and complacent Circuit City employee.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Jesse Rieser’s exploration and celebration of the elements that often go overlooked in our day-to-day lives can be traced back to his midwestern upbringing in Springfield, Missouri. At ASU he majored in photography and art history while attending the Herberger Institute of Art and Design. Now working and teaching in Phoenix, he is internationally exhibited and in 2018, a judge for the prestigious One Club’s interdisciplinary Young Guns award.

He has been interviewed and his personal works have been featured in the NY Times Lens Blog, Time, National Geographic, Buzzfeed, NPR, Fast Company, Wired, The Guardian, and Refinery29.

These works, editorial assignments, and advertising commissions have been celebrated by the Communication Arts Annual (2X), PDN Annual (6x), American Photography Annual (8x), Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 (3x), an Art Director’s Club Young Gun (Top 50 International Creative Under 30), and a recipient of the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward award in 2012

Adrian Klein 06-11-19

Adrian Klein, “Essential Nature” Landscapes

Now – June 11, 2019 (calendar)

UO Law School Gallery (2d floor)
1515 Agate St.
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Every day / 9 am- 8 pm

“Essential Nature” landscapes of the Northwest and Hawaii is an exhibit of 20 color photographs by award winning Portland photographer, Adrian Klein. The adventure mountain and ocean photographs on canvas and aluminum are on display at the Oregon Law Gallery from January 21 to June 11, 2019 from 9 to 8 PM daily.

Klein’s photography often is the result of long backpacking hikes into national parks and wilderness areas. The beauty of flowers, landscapes, and running water come through in his wonderful images. As Klein explains ‘my love of nature has nurtured my love of photography.”

Gallery 114 03-02-19

The Portland Grid Project
3rd Round Participants

February 7th - March 2nd, 2019
Opening Reception: First Thursday, February 7th, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (calendar)

Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209

In order to see the whole city and not just its scenic cliches, a group of local photographers in 1995 created a plan to explore Portland methodically, one mile at time. They drew a grid in red ink on a Portland map, totaling 108 square-mile sections, enough to take up 9 straight years of photographic work. Phase one began then and lasted until 2004. A second phase followed, on display is work from phase three and includes photographers Pat Bognar, Larry Cwik, Sarah Graves, Gary Gumanow, Philippe Justel, George Kelly, Nathan Lucas, Alberta Mayo, Jenny Olsen, Missy Prince, Steve Rockoff, and Jeffrey Thorns.

Surface / Interrupted 03-01-19

Morgan Buck, John Whitten & Rachel Wolf, Surface / Interrupted
Curated by Sam Hopple

February 1- March 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 4-6p (calendar)

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR 97225
Gallery Hours: Monday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

The Hoffman Gallery at Oregon College of Art and Craft is proud to announce Surface / Interrupted, an exhibition of new work from Morgan Buck, John Whitten and Rachel Wolf, curated by Sam Hopple.

Through the mediums of Drawing, Painting, and Photography, Surface / Interrupted is an exhibition full of poetic optics. The visual disruption, surface tension, and optical illusions present in the artists’ compositions pose the question if what we are viewing is analog or digital. Buck, Whitten and Wolf all use experimental methods of making to produce visual enigmas that challenge the eye’s ability to clearly comprehend what is being seen.

Morgan Buck uses photography and painting to produce blurry large scale works that invite the viewer to play a guessing game of what the subject matter actually is within the canvas. Using a special IPhone lens, Buck distorts imagery from the internet, rendering an image of spatial discombobulation. Using an airbrushing process, Buck removes the digital elements of these found images; the pixels, glitches, and hard lines to create soft, out of focus versions of the original.

John Whitten’s laborious drawings navigate the sound and noise of the everyday by employing methods of intuition and chance as a means to disengage from pictorial realism. Moving away from the representational, he translates the chaos of the everyday into static abstraction. Whitten presents his own system of personal mapping, translating emotional experiences into lines and waves. The result is reminiscent of a digital print or Magic Eye stereogram, but is in its essence the artist’s therapeutic process in documenting the unknown.

Rachel Wolf is a photographer working without a camera whose experimental processes with chemicals and light make her a practicing alchemist. By removing the camera, a tool for representational documentation, Wolf’s elemental approach lets her create images of the unseen, unexplainable, other. While her process is analog, Wolf uses a digital printing process to realize her compositions as large scale prints and aluminium transfers. According to Wolf, “taking the camera away from photography doesn’t remove the possibility for an image, instead it provides space for proposing images for an un-lensed, visual world.”

A panel discussion with the artists regarding their work and practice will be held in the Hoffman Gallery as a Lunchtime talk on Monday, February 25 at 12:45pm. OCAC’s Drawing and Painting Department Head Michelle Ross and Curator Sam Hopple will be guiding the discussion.

About the Artists
Morgan Buck is a visual artist living and working in Portland, OR. He earned an MFA in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2015, and a BFA in Painting from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2010. Buck’s work has exhibited throughout the Portland area and internationally in Leipzig, Germany.

Rachel Wolf is an educator and speaker in the field of photography based in Portland, OR. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR, Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH and National Video Center, New York, NY. Wolf is a founding member of FO(u)RT Collective, a multi-disciplinary arts collective that creates/curates exhibitions and events. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Rachel earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

John Whitten earned his MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR and his BFA from Watkins College of Art in Nashville, TN. He recently had solo exhibitions at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art and Eastern Oregon University’s Nightingale Gallery, and his work has been included in group exhibitions at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum in Korea, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Tropical Contemporary, Linn-Benton Community College, S1, and Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, OR. Recent awards include a Project Grant from the Regional Art and Culture Council, a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, and a Faculty Research Award from Oregon State University. Whitten, who lives in Portland, OR, is a co-founding member of Carnation Contemporary, and is currently a Full-time Instructor of Digital Art and Time-Based Media at Oregon State University.

About the Curator
Sam Hopple is an independent curator and arts writer currently based in Portland, OR. Hopple received her B.A. in Art, Design and Media from Richmond University in London in 2012. She is interested in contemporary visual culture and investigating the relationship between space and object. Hopple currently serves as the Gallery Manager at Oregon College of Art and Craft and Senior Editor at 60 Inch Center.

Angst Gallery Call for Art - 02-27-19

Open Call for Art for Women Warriors Month at Angst Gallery

Submit up to three pieces for $10.
Art may be dropped off on Saturday, February 23 (12-4) or Wednesday February 27 (12 -4). (calendar)

Women Warriors at Angst Gallery March 1-23, 2019
First Friday Opening Reception: 5pm, March 1

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-4.
Accessible via Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main Street) after 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Contact: Leah Jackson

Women warriors come in all shapes, sizes, and ages: Malala, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Florence Nightingale, Great Aunt Beatrice. So many women inspire us behind the scenes or in the public eye. What makes a woman warrior? Not all heroism involves violence. What drives such acts of heroism? What qualities or circumstances drive women to push back, protect, or change the world? Who are the women in your life who inspire you?

Angst Gallery recognizes that women have shaped society in ways for which they are not often enough acknowledged. For the month of March, Angst Gallery will celebrate Women Warriors in all their various incarnations.

All media welcome

Art may be dropped off on Saturday, February 23 (12-4) or Wednesday February 27 (12 -4).
If these dates and times don’t work, please contact Leah Jackson to make other arrangements.

Submit up to three works for a $10-$20 sliding scale submission fee. All work must be clearly labeled and ready to hang. Please download and fill out an Angst Consignment Form from our website and drop it off with your fee when you submit your work:

In 2018 the New York Times recognized that they had overlooked many important women in their obituary section and have been working to go back into the archives and feature those who were overlooked.

In Sweden, ancient Viking remains were discovered to actually belong to a female and not a male 100 years after they were found. Sometimes it is our tendency to incorrectly assume that remains from archaeological conform to stereotypical gender roles. What other assumptions have we made in history? What assumptions will be made when looking back 100 years from now?

“Wonder Woman lived: Viking warrior skeleton identified as female, 128 years after its discovery” By Amy Ellis Nutt September 14, 2017

For more information about National Women’s History Month, visit the National Women’s History Alliance website:

International Women’s Day is March 8, 2019:

Richard Tuschman 03-10-19

Photography Workshop with Richard Tuschman, The Staged Poetic Image

March 9-10, 2019 (calendar)

Private Studio
Portland, Oregon

An intensive 2-day hands-on experience in a private studio in Portland, Oregon (then click menu item “workshops”)
Contact Richard at
tuition: $875*

This workshop will help you develop and/or hone your ability to craft personal conceptual photographs with authentic emotional resonance. Join us for two intensive days of learning and creating in an inspiring, supportive environment.

Program includes:
• hands-on shooting in studio
• create your own miniature set!
• professional models
• lunch and snacks included both days
• demos and handouts
• recipe for Richard’s lighting and Photoshop secret sauce

enrollment limit: 8 participants
location: private studio 3 miles north of downtown Portland
skill level: open to all levels, working knowledge of your
Digital SLR and some familiarity with Photoshop suggested

for more information and/or to register, email Richard at

* deposit of $400 due upon registration will secure your spot, refundable until February 8, 2019 (four weeks before the workshop date). Final payment of $475 due February 22, 2019 (2-two weeks before workshop date)

Adam Bacher 03-15-19

Adam Bacher, Ravens in Winter

Mural print exhibit
January 15th to March 15th
Artist Reception: Jan 15th from 6-8pm (calendar)

Pro Photo Supply
1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Larger than life, 30 mural size Raven prints reflect a raw intimacy between photographer and subject. Often close enough to feel air rushing through muscular wings, Adam concentrates his time photographing Ravens during and after heavy snowfall to emphasize the contrast of the black birds in a white environment.

Artist reception on January 15th, 6-8pm. Meet the artist to hear inside stories about this exciting project. Light refreshments, snacks and good company for all.

Contact Adam directly for more information:

Adam Bacher is a professional photographer living in Portland for over 25 years. Prospering as both a commercial and fine art photographer, it’s not uncommon for him to begin a day photographing a Fortune 500 CEO, and end the day in a snowstorm photographing ravens. – Business and commercial portfolios. – Raven galleries.

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Leslie Peltz, Silos of Washington County Photographs

September 27, 2018 – May, 2019
Opening Reception, Thursday September 27, 2018 6-8 pm (calendar)

Washington County Museum
Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Molly Alloy, Community Engagement Coordinator and Guest Curator

Photographs by Leslie Peltz of silos used for grain, seed and silage storage in Washington County are part of the new exhibit, AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley. Her pensive black and white images invite the viewer into quiet moments she has encountered in her outings across Washington County to document silos with a Holga camera.

Visitors to this dynamic, colorful exhibit will be able to touch, hear, see and learn about agriculture and the many ways it impacts our communities. Since time immemorial people in the Tualatin Valley have used their labor and technology to maximize the amount of nourishing food and valuable plant products that grow in this fertile area. Those efforts have re-formed human habits and social structures as well as the physical landscape. This interactive exhibit centers on eight oral histories drawn from the museum’s archive housed within Pacific University’s digital exhibits. These individuals, some historic and some contemporary, speak to the field of agriculture through their personal experiences and the experiences of their families and ancestors. Together they become a dialogue across time, culture and technology that highlights many facets of agriculture’s impact on us all.

Along with photography, video, illustration, and an interactive drawing station, historic objects from the museum’s collection will be featured throughout the exhibit so that visitors can experience first-hand some of the tools that have helped shape the land around them.

Blue Sky Drawers 2019

2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Artists Announced

First Thursday, April 5th (calendar)

Debuting on First Thursday, April 5, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2019.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm

PORTLAND, Oregon - Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 42 artists selected for inclusion in its 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers").

Issac Sachs, Portland Meadows, 2015
2018 Drawers artist and Sitka Residency recipient
Danielle Dean, Elegy (Ripples), 2017
2018 Drawers artist and Sitka Residency recipient

Adam Bacher • Doran Bastin • Susan Bein • Ray Bidegain • Jennie Castle
Harley Cowan • Fretta Cravens • Danielle Dean • Lucas DeShazer • Claire Dibble
Gloria Feinstein • Dean Forbes • Hal Gage • Randi Ganulin • Joseph Glasgow
Sarah Graves • Lauryn Hare • Melinda Hurst Frye • Tim Jaskoski • Ryota Kajita • John Kane
Heidi Kirkpatrick • Cheston Knapp • Brian Kosoff • Zachary Krahmer • Laura Kurtenbach
Julie Lopez • Nathan Lucas • Sofia Marcus-Myers • Ryan Mills • Blue Mitchell
Marilyn Montufar • Stan Raucher • Shawn Records • Pat Rose • Isaac Sachs • Skip Smith
Deb Stoner • Nolan Streitberger • J Swofford • Samuel Wilson • Jennifer Zwick

2018 Juror

Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Center hosts approximately 17 exhibitions annually and features the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. The Center has been recognized as one of the prestigious nonprofit photography centers in the United States. Ms. Glasgow’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Filter, etc.), contributions to publications and online magazines, and the co-hosting of regional conferences. She is also a founding member of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, curators, and writers focused on work that engages with current social and political forces.