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JP Terlizzi, Mother

April 28th - June 1st, 2018 (calendar)

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
http://www.TheCameraworkGallery.org Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm

The course of a life can be determined by a single, sharp moment; one that is inevitable and ultimately essential. A moment of trauma, setback or challenge reverberates for years to come, daring us to keep moving forward, and shaping our capacity to connect and flourish.

Terlizzi notes, “My mother was devastated by my father’s infidelity, which led to a bitter divorce that had a profound impact on our family. As I witnessed her life unravel, I thought about strength of character, and began to wonder whether it was an innate quality or a personal choice. How is it that some emerge from the most difficult of moments better and stronger, while others find comfort in solitude, anger, jealousy and despair?

“It’s been over 45 years since that traumatic event, yet my mother has never fully recovered nor has she felt the need to seek professional help for her mental stability. Instead, I witnessed a woman who thrived on self-pity and detached herself from loved ones. As a result, her extreme actions and behavior were a detriment to the entire family.

“Mother explores the emotional and psychological terrain surrounding the ending of relationships and the loss of personal identity. I use photography as a means to interpret and understand my mother’s experiences, and piece together a tattered family narrative scarred by emotional trauma. For me, the process was one of personal discovery, but more importantly, it provided closure. A therapeutic process emerged where the feelings of sorrow, disappointment and anger resurfaced, and I was able to tame those feelings through acceptance and forgiveness.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST JP Terlizzi is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore themes of memory, relationship, and identity. Drawing inspiration from his personal
experiences he captures moments that convey narratives—whether the story is a framed moment that reveals something about family and home, or a poetic interpretation of a fading reality, the feeling of loss and detachment are recurring themes in his work.

Born and raised in the farmlands of Central New Jersey, JP currently lives in Manhattan. His career spans thirty plus years as creative director for a boutique agency specializing in retail design. He earned a BFA in Communication Design at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and has studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York and Maine Media College in Rockport ME. His work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad including shows at The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Texas Photographic Society, Dallas TX, Project Basho Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Municipal Heritage Museum, Malaga, Spain, and

The Berlin Foto Biennale, Berlin, Germany, among others. In 2018, his series Descendants was selected as a Finalist and was awarded a solo show with the Soho Photo Gallery in Manhattan. In addition, work from his series The Cedars Run Silent was selected in 2018 Photo Emerge as twenty emerging photographers with the Midwest Center of Photography in Wichita, KS. He was named a Photolucida 2016 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Mother and was a 2015 Critical Mass Finalist for his series Hunter’s Calling, which was also selected for the C4FAP Portfolio ShowCase Vol. 9 and ONWARD Compé '16. His work has been featured in PDN, Lenscratch, L'oeil de la Photographie, All About Photo, The Photo Review, F-Stop and Abridged Magazine.

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Rental Sales Gallery

The Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery is accepting New Artists Submissions

Once a year, the Rental Sales Gallery accepts submissions from artists working in Oregon or Washington. We carry a wide range of pieces in different mediums and styles, and are always on the look out for something new. The Pacific Northwest is home to a wide variety of communities, and we want the gallery walls to reflect our regions complexity. 
Our gallery is located across the street from the Portland Art Museum, so you do not have to pay museum admission to visit us. We host three major shows every year, as well as smaller events in which artists engage visitors about their work, techniques and mediums. Our goal is to expose visitors to the wide range of art that is being made in their own back yard.
All of these events are open to the public free of charge. 
All are welcome to attend.


If you're an artist in the region, we'd love to see your work! 


The 2018 submission period for New Artists is open April 7th - April 29th


 For details on how to apply, please click here.


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Photographer Speaker Series
Portland Photography Month

Friday, April 13 (calendar)
4:30 - 5:45 Avi Dascaloff
6:00 - 7:15 Leslie Hickey
7:30 - 8:45 Ray Bidegain

Saturday, April 14 (calendar)
1:30 - 2:45 Rachel Wolf
3:00 - 4:15 Margaret Jacobsen
4:30 - 5:45 Davis Hilton

Friday, April 20 (calendar)
4:30 - 5:45 Katharine T Jacobs
6:00 - 7:15 Blue Mitchell
7:30 - 8:45 Zeb Andrews

Portland Community College - Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Auditorium Room 104

Kelli Pennington
Instructor of Photography
Portland Community College - Cascade Campus

Portland Community College - Cascade Art Department is pleased to announce a Photographer Speaker Series in support of Portland Photography Month. All students and community members are welcome to attend. Featuring nine photographers, who photograph a wide range of subjects and utilize various forms of the medium, will speak about their life path, artistic practice, and thoughts on the state of photography. Each artist will lecture for 60 minutes and answer questions.

Friday April 13th
4:30pm - Avi Dascaloff

I was Born in a small town in Brazil, was adopted by an America Mother and a Romanian-Jewish Father who were living in Israel at the time. Grew up in Israel and after my military service in the Israeli Navy I moved back to the states at the age of 21. I was "lost" for a few years, didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life. after living in Florida, California, Texas and Oregon I finally came to a stop in Washington. 3 years ago I decided to quit my day job and pursue my dream of becoming a full time photographer. It hasn't been easy but very well worth it.

6:00pm - Leslie Hickey

Leslie Hickey lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She earned BA degrees in Studio Art and English from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her photographic work has been exhibited regularly, including a solo show at the Jules Maidoff Gallery at Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. Last October, she returned to Italy, travelling to Civita di Bagnoregio for a fellowship through The Civita Institute. In June she will mount another solo show at Edel Extra in Nuremberg, Germany. Her work can be found in the recent edition of Big Big Wednesday and at Essentialist, an online magazine. She is a founding member of Small Talk and also SCALENO, an international photographic collective. Leslie is also proprietor of a letterpress, Hoarfrost Press.

7:30pm - Ray Bidegain

Ray Bidegain was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon. After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wetplate collodion. Fascinated by both the science and the art of photography and printmaking, Ray is an engaging and respected photo instructor throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ray’s photographs are internationally collected, and his work has been exhibited across the United States, and in France, Germany, and Scotland. He is currently represented by Russ Levin in Monterey.

Saturday April 14

1:30pm - Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf specializes in Photography and Light Installations. Many of her projects are experiments in which the external world is lensed in a way that considers inner reality and visual perception; photography implies an objectivity, whose impossibility masks potent subjectivities. One of her principal methods of working with photography is without a camera, and involves directly exposing photographic paper to light and chemicals. She chooses to return to these irreducible elements, the invisible tools of analogue photography, in order to produce a new, tangible photographic subject. This way of working with light in the dark led her to start producing light-based installations. These are spaces in which a viewer may find themselves in a liminal space between sensory experience and knowledge, the analytical and the corporeal, perception and apprehension. Rachel exhibits her work nationally, and is an educator and speaker in the field. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Rachel earned her BA from Hampshire College and her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

3:00pm - Margaret Jacobsen

I'm a non-binary parent who loves dance parties in the kitchen, all day naps, brunch at anytime, writing articles that challenge, raising plant babies, and leading discussions around dismantling patriarchy, societies expectations with relationships, how to take care of our mental health, and how to build community in all that we do. A photographer + writer by trade, who has fallen into strategy + branding, while teaching fellow humans about race, queerness, gender, and often times plants, and pop culture. I try to do as many things as possible, because why not?

4:30pm - Davis Hilton

I am a 23-year-old photographer living in Portland, and I love taking portraits. To be honest, I could photograph people for the rest of my life and be the happiest person alive.

I am a college student, currently working on earning my degree in advertising at Portland State University. I'm also a proud member of the LGBT community, and a Game of Thrones fanatic.

Friday April 20

4:30pm - Katharine T Jacobs

Katharine T Jacobs is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Originally from the rural foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Katharine began her education at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. There she learned to shoot with a large format camera and discovered Polaroid type 55 film. In 2007 she moved to Portland, purchased her own 4×5 camera and started photographing friends, family and countless strangers. Her focus in street photography and large format shooting would inspire her journey across the United States and the production of her largest body of work to date; American Strangers.

Katharine continues to use portraiture as a main focus in her work. In junction with multiple exposures and mixed media she uses the photograph as a vehicle and a reference point that empowers the viewer to interact with objects and items they may not have. Katharine Jacobs lives and works in Portland, Oregon and is inspired by her family and the nature of the Pacific Northwest.

6:00pm - Blue Mitchell

Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft where he has also taught studio school classes and workshops. In his personal work, he implements many photographic techniques including toy cameras, pinhole, alternative processes, mixed media, and hand drawing. Most recently Mitchell has been specializing in acrylic lifts–this process and artwork have been published in Photographic Possibilities, 3rd edition by Robert Hirsch and Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks.

7:30pm - Zeb Andrews

Zeb Andrews is a Portland-based photographer who has lived his entire life in the Pacific Northwest. The majority of his work week is spent immersed in photography while working at Blue Moon Camera and Machine in North Portland. Much of his inspiration comes from the photographers and photography he sees circulate through that store on a daily basis, and he in turn loves passing that along. Zeb was an instructor at Newspace Center for Photography for seven years and frequently gives presentations to local high school and college photography programs on all things photographic. When he isn't at work or enthralled in a class lecture he can often be found on some windswept beach or quietly verdant forest, camera in hand.

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PDX 30 and The LightBox Files Exhibit

April 14th - May 8th, 2018
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 14th, 6-9pm (calendar)

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

Juror’s Award - Blue Mitchell: Of Salt and Earth no.14

LightBox Photographic Gallery recognizes the Portland photographic community for their incredible talent in the 7th annual “PDX 30 Exhibit”. This group exhibit opens with an artists’ reception on Saturday,
Aril 14th from 6-9 pm. In honor of Portland Photo Month, April 2018, this group exhibit celebrates LightBox’s appreciation of the Portland Photographic Community by showcasing their work. One image each from 30 photographers was chosen to be featured in the exhibit, work that exhibits the unique vision and creativity of the photographer and stood out above the crowd. This year Portland Photographer Zeb Andrews of Blue Moon Camera served as juror.

Congratulations to the Photographers accepted into PDX 30

Kate Ampersand • Heather Binns • Briana Morrison • Cecily Caceu • Gary Canazzi
Harley Cowan • Angela Holm • Randahl Finnessy • Jim Fitzgerald • Keri Friedman
Bob Gervais • Austin Granger • Shane Eldridge • Jarred Decker • Ashley Jennings
Jonathon Moore • Brian Kosoff • Nathan Lucas • Lloyd Lemmermann • Luke Olsen
Blue Mitchell • Mia Krys • Angel O’Brien • Jeffrey Rooney • Isaac Sachs
Scott David Schaerer • Shelbi Schroeder • Ken Hawkins • Olivia Stonner • Adam Bacher
Also opening on this night is the LightBox Files Exhibit. The LightBox Files are entering the third year, honoring the complete photographer by recognizing those that pursue the art of fine printing, in whatever medium that may be. On this night seven photographers will be featured with a series of prints on the walls and a collection in the drawers. Photographers work will be featured in the viewing drawers at the gallery for the 2018 calendar year.

Congratulations to the Photographers of the LightBox Files

Jim Fitzgerald • Laura Kurtenbach • Donald MacDonald • Roger Dorband
Mike Demkowitz • Ken Hochfeld • Robert Potts
“The PDX 30 Exhibit” and “The Lightbox Files Exhibit” will be on display in the gallery through May 8th. Please visit the gallery during the month to see the collection of work.

Complete show info is on the LightBox website at LightBox memberships are a way to become part of the community that helps to further the mission of the gallery.

Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 - 5:30.

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Minor White’s Beginnings
A Public Symposium

April 20, 9:30am – 5pm (calendar)

Whitsell Auditorium
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

Free and open to the public, no reservations required

Minor White, Untitled (Dock), ca. 1939, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain, L42.3.10

Minor White (American, 1908-1976), Arches of the Dodd Building (Southwest Front Avenue and Ankeny Street), 1938, gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, no known copyright restrictions, L42.3.39

In this daylong symposium co-organized by the Portland Art Museum and the Princeton University Art Museum, scholars of art and art history, archivists, and artists will explore Minor White’s early career and works, and discuss the ways that White’s art and archives are being cared for and accessed by the public. Please join us on April 20 for part or all of this free event, which celebrates the museum’s current exhibition In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs.

This symposium is supported by the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum.

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Aaron Hockley, The Evolving World of SEO for Photographers (Workshop)

Saturday June 2nd, 9:00am-4:30pm (calendar)

Pro Photo Supply Event Center
1801 NW Northrup
Portland, OR 97209


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) brings people to your website. Your website brings people to your business. After word-of-mouth, internet and web traffic can be the number two source of new clients for your business. SEO isn't just about getting more traffic to your website, but getting the right traffic to your website.

The long-term effort of improving your SEO will lead to long-term success.

**SEO tactics evolve; what worked a few years ago might harm you in 2018.**

Photographers walk away with an understanding of concepts and tactics that will enable them to start making positive SEO changes immediately and learn how their website fits into a long-term web marketing strategy.

This full-day workshop explores:

- A holistic look at SEO
- Identifying and framing things for your ideal client
- Google’s current search ranking signals
- Technical factors of speed, security, and mobile
- How content strategy trumps keywords
- Optimizing images for search
- A web publishing checklist for SEO success
- A gaze into the future: what Google’s artificial intelligence for photos might mean for SEO

Aaron Hockley, Cr.Photog., FP-OR brings a mixture of expertise in both the technology and photography worlds. He’s worked in the online publishing space for over ten years and has spoken at events such as BlogWorld and New Media Expo. In the photographic world, he’s recognized by PPA as a Photographic Craftsman as as a Fellow of Photography by the Oregon Professional Photographers Association. In 2015, he was awarded third place for Illustrative/Commercial images at PPA’s Grand Imaging Awards and was a World Photographic Cup finalist.

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Randall L. Milstein, Character

April 6 - June 30, 2018
Reception Thursday, April 19, 4-6pm (calendar)

OSU Center for the Humanities
811 SW Jefferson
Corvallis, Oregon
Gallery Hours: 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday

An exhibit of color portraits of cosplayers (costumed participants attending popular culture conventions, such as ComicCon). "Regardless of the elaborate makeup, costumes and affectations of the cosplayers, there is always a face within a face," says Milstein.

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J. Fredric May, Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You
2017 Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award in collaboration with Photolucida

April 5–29, 2018
First Thursday Opening Reception, April 5, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 7, 3:00 PM (calendar)

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

J. Fredric May, No. 37 "Jamie"

In 2012 J. Fredric May experienced a major stroke, causing him to lose 46% of his vision. This rendered him legally blind and subject to vivid visual hallucinations. This life event dramatically changed his artistic vision, opening up an entirely new visual style as he began to illustrate how his brain now processes information.

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 is pleased to present Apparition as the 2017 Critical Mass Solo Exhibition Award in collaboration with Photolucida.

A graduate of Brooks Institute, J. Fredric May received his B.S. in Commercial/Color Technology and was accepted into the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop in 1989. He made his living as a photojournalist and commercial photographer traveling all over the world, telling visual stories with a signature style of bold color and confrontational composition. He won numerous state and regional honors. As a filmmaker, May directed more than 50 corporate and industrial films and helped raise more than 7 million dollars for nonprofit organizations. He has won Telly and Cine Awards for his creative film work and national awards for his corporate and nonprofit clients.

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Svetlana Bailey, once there was there wasn't

April 5–29, 2018
First Thursday Opening Reception, April 5, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 5, 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

Svetlana Bailey, hammock, 2016

"Objects, places, and events that occur in separate times and places can coexist psychologically. My work supposed that this coexistence can be reconciled with photographs, which, although normally fixed to particular times, locations, and stories, are nevertheless able to travel, in boxes, or as mind images on overlapping currents."

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.

Svetlana Bailey was born in St Petersburg in 1984, and after the fall of the Soviet Union emigrated to Germany with her family. After beginning her studies at FH Dortmund, Bailey moved to Australia to complete her BFA at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney. In 2016 Bailey graduated with an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since then she has completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine; the NARS Foundation in New York; the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida; The Bundanon Trust, in Bundanon New South Wales; and the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. She will be in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City in 2018. In 2017 Svetlana was the winner of the Flash Forward Prize presented by The Magenta Foundation and in 2018 she was awarded an Australia Council Career Development Grant.

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.

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Small Talk Collective, We’re Always Touching By Underground Wires

OPEN/CLOSE: April 6 – May 28, 2018.
Opening reception on April 6th, 6-8pm for First Friday in conjunction with Portland Photo Month (calendar) .

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

Pushdot is proud to host Small Talk Collective for their first joint exhibition and book release! In this redefining point of history for the Portland photography community, these seven women are showing the importance of supporting and empowering one another as artists, entrepreneurs, and experts in their field. They invite you into a conversation – both visual and societal – around the strength of joining individual visions in order to speak to broader human desires and themes, including empathy, belonging, memory, and transformation.

The exhibition, book release, and the later community conversation in May, are supported by a generous Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture.

About Small Talk Collective
Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women artists. It was formed in Portland, Oregon in 2015.

As a group, Small Talk explores the nature of what it means to be visual storytellers. They pool resources, provide support, and exchange ideas - engaging in the best kind of small talk, that which binds them together, fostering stronger work and facilitating collaboration.

About the Work
Change is incremental, barely noticed, until it’s sudden and irrevocable. A house slowly ages and wears, until abruptly, it’s demolished and gone. Inside our own homes, we find imperfections and repairs, evidence of former occupants and our former selves. We feel these transitions and make new connections: between a bird discovered in a field and one dismembered by a cat, between the furrows on a face and those on the landscape, impressions left on skin and in memory. We look for change and find its mark. We look at what is, attempting to find the shape of what was.

About the Artists

Audra Osborne is a photographer and crafter whose work stems from the often debilitating emotions she (and many people) feel on a daily basis. These ideas typically center around anxiety, depression, and loss. Her photographs act as a visual diary and study of these emotions, as well as a remedy. By creating these images she has created a space for herself and others to discuss these "taboo" topics on an open platform. This self-enforced openness has allowed her to become more in control of her anxiety, beyond systems and treatments.

Briana Cerezo utilizes photography as a process of discovery. Making photographs offers opportunities to deeply study those things in life that she finds most perplexing -- namely people, the nature of relationships, creative process, spirituality, philosophy, and the inner workings of the self. Photography allows her the opportunity to reflect and organize fragments of her experiences in order to make sense of the world and her role in it.
Briana's editorial and documentary photographs have been featured in newspapers and magazines such as Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, Fraction, Ain't-Bad and The New Asterisk, and her artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. In 2017 she was awarded an artist residency with Oregon Historical Society to interview and photograph members of diverse and underrepresented populations throughout Oregon.

Jennifer Timmer Trail, originally from Northern Michigan, spent over a decade in New York, and some time in Copenhagen and Victoria, BC, before settling in Portland, Oregon. Life circumstances have kept her far from the idyllic small town she still calls home, and this has played a crucial role in the development of her work. Her photographs explore the longings that exist within relationships, things we wish we could hold on to but can’t, and the nostalgia that accompanies the process of aging. She is most interested exploring and pushing the boundaries of what a photograph can communicate on an emotional and psychological level.
Jennifer received her MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School and her BA in Art History / Studio Art / Natural Science from Michigan State University. She is currently an instructor of photography, design, and publication production, and her work has been written about and exhibited internationally.

Kelli Pennington often plays a role for the camera, which allows her to feel outside of herself, or forces her to feel her skin tautly strung over her bones. She sees herself in her mind's eye and feels fragile and human. That vulnerability is as thrilling as it is terrifying. Kelli is an educator at Portland Community College and an avid traveller.

Kristina Hruska has worked as the Education Director for Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR, Photo Workshops Director at Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, MT, and as an Editor for Diffusion: Unconventional Photography Magazine. She currently holds the position of Gallery Director at Pushdot Gallery in Portland. She is the Founder of Small Talk Collective.
Kristina’s photographic work explores the themes of mystery and resilience and often speaks to the intersection between the ordinary and the extraordinary. Her photography has been shown in galleries across the U.S. and is held in private collections across the globe.

Leslie Hickey holds BA degrees in Studio Art and English from Whitman College. She recently worked as a teaching assistant in the media department at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and was a fellow through the Civita Institute in the tiny village of Civita di Bagnoregio. In addition to her photography, she runs a quarterly letterpress subscription service through her imprint, Hoarfrost Press. Leslie is also a founding member of an international photographic group entitled Scaleno.

Marico Fayre is a photographic artist whose work explores vulnerability, aloneness, mental illness, LGBTQ identity, the search for belonging, and the dialogue that occurs between making and experiencing art. Her work has been described as visual poetry and her drive to create both encompasses and challenges notions of beauty.
Marico often collaborates with performance artists and writers, weaving together the two voices in order to create projects of depth and strength. She teaches workshops and mentors MFA students, incorporating her background in branding, project management, and creative direction, to support and teach the business side of being an artist. Her combination of determination, efficiency, and calm lead one client to describe her style as, “doing wild things very quietly.”
A gypsy at heart, she travels as often as possible in order to continue challenging how she sees the world and what she is able to discover with her camera.

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April 6 – May 19, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm (calendar)

Passages Bookshop
1223 NE ML King Blvd.

Thurs – Sat, 12:00 - 6:00 pm,
and by appointment or chance

It is the moment when layered meaning reveals itself that I most revel in. Paper tears, colors blur, lines bend, graffiti erodes — a new composition emerges. Capturing these fragments in the physical world allows me to create a new essence — a composition existing for a moment in time. — Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson has been taking photographs since getting her first Brownie camera in high school. Now based in Portland, Ann studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute and received her MFA from San Francisco State; she has worked in the Photography Departments at California College of the Arts (CCA) and Pacific NW College of Art (PNCA) in Portland. The images in this exhibition are from her newest body of work.

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Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets
A juried show featuring 47 Oregon photographers

Sarah Grew, Herman Krieger and David Becker of PhotoZone Gallery were among the 47.

April 6 - 28, 2018 (calendar)
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Ave.
Baker City, Oregon
Gallery Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday

The Magic of Christmas Morn, by Lori Rowland, Best of Show Award

“Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets,” a touring juried exhibit featuring photographs and photographers from all corners of the state, opens at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City on April 6.

The exhibit, which will visit three cities in the state this spring and summer, is an effort to “bring an ever-divided state of Oregon closer together through the lens of photographers, both urban and rural,” according to Crossroads Director Ginger Savage, who spearheaded the project.

The inaugural exhibit at Crossroads will run through April 28, with a reception and awards ceremony scheduled for Friday April 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Eleven of the 47 exhibiting photographers will be awarded cash prizes ranging from $500 for Best of Show and People's Choice to $100 for Honorable Mention.

“We asked photographers from across the breadth of our state to interpret 'the authentic Oregon experience' and to show us stories about what we share from both sides of the Cascades,” says Savage. “We named the show for the geology under us all. When the Cascadia Subduction Zone breaks (and it's only a matter of time!), the little picky things that have divided Oregonians, including urban vs. rural, will not matter anymore.”
The exhibit includes black-and-white and color photographs depicting the varied landscapes and people of Oregon from the Coast to the Snake River and from the Columbia Gorge to Klamath Falls. The project was underwritten by the Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore.

After Baker City the exhibit will be on display at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in The Dalles May 4 - 31, and then at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis from July 2 to Aug. 5.

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Ann Ploeger, The Woman Who Was Alive There
Portraits by Ann Ploeger

April 7th - 30th, 2018
OPENING PARTY: Saturday, April 7th, 6-8pm (calendar)

Luke's Frame Shop (Albina)
4703 N. Albina Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm
*wheelchair accessible

There remains something that goes beyond the testimony to the photographer’s art, something that fills you with an unruly desire to know what her name was, the woman who was alive there, who is even now still real and will never consent wholly to be absorbed in art. -Walter Benjamin

I made these portraits of my community of women during the summer of 2017. I wanted to strip away the environment allowing these women to take center stage: the simple figure on a white background looking at me looking at you. Their gaze transports me to a place where I think about who I used to be and who I thought I would be. My selection from each sitting puts me at the forefront; shows the viewer my truth. I am the invisible variable.

In this time of rampant misogyny and hate, I needed to celebrate the strength and beauty around me. The work is a love letter to the women in my life and to photographic portraiture.

Ann Ploeger

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Andy Richter, Serpent in the Wilderness

March 31st - April 27th, 2018 (calendar)

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm

Minneapolis, Minnesota photographer Andy Richter notes, “from ashrams and caves throughout India to living rooms across America, Serpent in the Wilderness reveals hidden layers and rarely seen dimensions of a profoundly spiritual path and way of life.”

This exhibition is a visual exploration of yoga that emerged from Richter’s personal practice and experience. After studying yoga for years, he decided to use his medium to search for the essence of the teachings. For more than half a decade, Richter traveled to places that are historically relevant to yoga’s past, as well as to places that embody its living present, documenting a variety of yoga traditions with many of the world’s great saints and yogis. While this ancient Indian science has roots in Hindu mythology and doctrine, today it is mainstream, global, and growing in popularity. Both a method of self-realization and a state of being, yoga encourages greater equanimity and awareness, a calm mind, a healthy body, and a compassionate heart. This photographic exhibition captures that spirit, along with the face of yoga around the world.

Andy Richter is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota whose work embodies his desire to see past surface illusions to a deeper, more universal truth. Richter immerses himself in his subject and its wider context, exploring such themes as aging and loss, self and cultural transformation, and spirituality with the heightened awareness that the camera brings. Far from a neutral observer, he is emotionally and experientially invested in his subjects, and uses color and light to engage the viewer and evoke inner experience.

Richter studied photography at the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors with degrees in Spanish and Psychology in 1999. He spent the next several years climbing and photographing the great mountain ranges of the world, where he feels he learned how to really see. Upon returning to Minnesota in 2006, his focus shifted from landscape photography to experiential documentary and portraiture. His monograph, Serpent in the Wilderness, published in 2018 with Kehrer Verlag, sheds new light on the ancient science of yoga, documenting rarely seen aspects across different cultures. He is also experimenting with camera-less technologies.

Richter’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards and been recognized by American Photography, Photolucida, the
International Photography Awards, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. His clients include Time, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, AFAR, Mother Jones, UN Women, The Trust for Public Land and UNICEF.

2018 Exhibitions of Serpent in the Wilderness • MPLS Photo Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 23 to May 1, 2018 • Camerawork Gallery, Portland, Oregon, March 31 to April 27, 2018 • Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont, June 1 to July 1, 2018

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Rich Bergeman, Renee McKitterick, Frank Boyden, Empathies and Energies

April 2 to May 10, 2018
Reception: April 5, at 6 p.m. (calendar)

Royal Nebecker Gallery
Clatsop Community College Campus
1799 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm

Rich Bergeman

Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman will be joined by fellow Oregon artists Renee McKitterick and Frank Boyden for an exhibit titled "Empathies and Energies" at the Royal Nebecker Gallery on the campus of Clatsop Community College in Astoria from April 2 to May 10, 2018.

The exhibit features recent infrared landscape photographs by Bergeman, who has been exhibiting his black-and-white photographs throughout the Northwest since the 1980s; ceramics and sculpture by McKitterick, who is currently chair of the Art Department at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany; and ceramics and prints by Boyden, an internationally acclaimed artist from Otis, Oregon, whose public sculptures can be seen at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and elsewhere
A public reception will be held on Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the gallery.

“Empathies and Energies” takes its name from the commingling of Boyden's dry-point etchings of anguished faces with the fire and light that Bergeman and McKitterick use to create their infrared photographs and ceramics, respectively. Boyden's “Empathies” is a suite of 96 intimate dry-point psychological portraits that began in response to the artist's disillusionment with the depravity of humanity and evolved into one of empathy and personal introspection. Bergeman said he began using infrared photography in recent years because it has a “haunting quality" that fits well with his historical projects, and can transform an everyday landscape into a surreal experience. McKitterick describes the new work she is showing as “fundamentally feminine," and an exploration of how “shapes can move the viewer through, around, and back into its space.”

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Magnet Academy school of Arts and Battle Ground High School Student Show

March to May 26th 2018
Reception: Saturday, March 24th from 2 to 4pm (calendar)

Cedar Hills Rec Center
11640 SW Park Way
Portland, OR 97225

The photography students of the Magnet Academy school of Arts, Beaverton Oregon and Battle Ground High school, Battle Ground, Washington are pleased to be showing their work at the Cedar Hills Rec Center.

There will be a reception open to the public on Saturday, March 24th from 2 to 4pm. Come see the work, visit with the students and their teachers, Annie Davern and Jon Gottshal.

These schools and others in Oregon and Washington offer photography to their student body and are always in need of film and digital cameras, darkroom equipment and supplies.

For more info contact Robert Brummitt at

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Jon Gottshall, Scale

April 5-28
Opening: April 5, 6-9pm (calendar)

Gallery 114
1100 NW Glisan, Portland OR 97209
(503) 243-3356
Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, 12-6pm

“Scale” is my homage to landscape photographers of the past, those who have celebrated the humbling vastness of the land around us and yet also made it seem tactile and accessible. Names are too many to mention, but let it rest for now on the shoulders of Timothy O’Sullivan, Carlton Watkins, W.H. Jackson and Edweard Muybridge. Their photographs convey wonder at the spaces before them and of their own smallness. The sense of being tiny in a vast world has always moved me, and in these images I attempt to carry that tradition forward.

My goal in these images in not just to document, in as visceral way as I can, the size and scale of the landscape, but to also use the photographs as the first step in a creative process. Starting with the photograph itself, I print onto clear, non-absorbent acetate, which allows the ink to remain fluid. It moves and interacts or stays distinct according to it’s own viscosity. The longer I wait, the more the image is altered. I repeatedly scan these transformed images and incorporate them into the original photo file. The variability that results is an organic addition to the digital process, which I find an immensely interesting form of inquiry.

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Joe Rudko, Intermediate Techniques of Photography

April 4th - April 28th (calendar)

925 NW Flanders Street
Portland OR 97209

HOURS: 11:00 – 6:00 Tues. – Sat.
Open First Thursday, April 5th, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00

This April PDX CONTEMPORARY ART presents Intermediate Techniques of Photography, an exhibition of images by Joe Rudko that explores both the magic and the limitations of the photograph.

Using collage, drawing and sculptural methods Rudko extends, manipulates and distorts found images to create new relationships of color and line. With an improvisational confidence, he gives once-antiquated snapshots new life through creative play.

Like analog glitches, Rudko’s images stutter and shapeshift, demonstrating the malleability of photographs as representations of reality and as physical objects. Taken with the knowledge that truth is becoming increasingly recognized as an unstable concept in our world, the relevance of Rudko’s explorations becomes more profound.

Joe Rudko is a graduate of Western Washington University and has shown broadly in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the Northwest including shows at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART (Portland, OR), Roq La Rue (Seattle, WA), LxWxH (Seattle, WA), Disjecta Center for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR), Photo Center Northwest (Seattle, WA), Whatcom Museum of Art (Bellingham, WA), and Greg Kucera Gallery (Seattle, WA), among others. He has been the recipient of the Future List Award and two Art Walk Awards from City Arts Magazine as well as the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award. His work was also featured on the cover of indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie’s 2015 album Kintsugi and is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Fidelity Investments, and the private collections of Dorothy Lemelson, James and Susan Winkler, and Driek Zirinsky.

The Work:
• Explores the photograph as malleable object for creative play and for exploring the unstability of truth in the visual
• Uses collage and drawing techniques to dissemble found material and create new visual relationships, extending the fragments and giving them new lives
• Improvisational, playful, renders photographic interpretation unstable and precarious
• Questions the photograph as a representation of history

The Artist:
• Lives and works in Seattle, Washington
• Uses the photograph as a jumping off point for exploring the perception of truth in the visual
• Shown widely in the Northwest, with solo and group shows in Seattle, Bellingham, and Portland
• Recipient of the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Future List Award, and two Art Walk Awards from City Arts Magazine
• His work was featured on the cover of indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie’s 2015 album Kintsugi

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Lisa Bauso, Mexico

April 5 - 29 2018

Preview April 5 6-8 pm
Opening April 6 6-9 pm (calendar)

Join us for refreshments and discussion with the photographer about the photographs

Union Knott
2726 MLK JR.Blvd
Portland, Oregon

Photographer Lisa Bauso traveled to Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City to photograph the contrast of traditional and modern culture and landmarks in these Mexican cities where old ways of life and new ways of life seem to coexist without interruption.

Images on instragram feed @lisabauso
& view all work @

Press and appointment inquiries contact Lisa:

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CALL FOR ART: Family Corvidae

May 4-26, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: 5-9pm May 4

Due: Intake of artwork will happen on Saturday, April 28, 2018 between 3pm and 8pm, Tuesday, May 1 between 3 and 8. (calendar)

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 12-4pm
(or by appointment)

Angst Gallery invites you to submit art for Family Corvidae, a celebration of nutcrackers, jackdaws, ravens, crows, jays, magpies, ground jays and and treepies which will be displayed May 4-26.

Each artist can submit up to three pieces for a submission fee of five dollars per artist. Artwork can only be delivered during the two drop off days specified below. Angst Gallery reserves the right to disqualify any artwork that does not fit into the theme of corvidae or that is not ready for hanging.

Unsold artworks can be picked up from two until eight pm on Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 between 3 and 8.

Family Corvidae is being presented in conjunction with “Escape From Audubon,” presented by our neighbors at Art at the Cave (108 EAST EVERGREEN BOULEVARD, VANCOUVER, WA, 98660) and featuring art by Cynthia Heise, Anne John, William Park, Kathi Rick, and Michael Smith. According to Cave co-founder Anne John, “their show is based on the little- known fact that the Audubon Society is named after a prolific artist who prolifically killed his subject matter in order to paint them. As a bird lover, the dichotomy is striking. Our intention is not to invite the disapproval of the Audubon Society, which does wonderful work saving and protecting avian creatures. However, as artists, we just can’t help ourselves sometimes.”

For inspiration:

Leah Jackson, Gallery Director

Christopher Luna, Promotions Director

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Digital Photography 2 (ART 240) with Kelli Pennington

Friday’s 9 am - 2:50 pm, April 6 - June 15 (Spring Term) (calendar)

Cascade Campus
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
(971) 722-6111
$312 + fees

The central focus of this class is to work in the studio on different lighting techniques and to learn advanced printing skills while exploring different paper surfaces. Thank to paper donations from Canson, Moab, and Hahnemuhle, each student will receive $100 worth of paper free.

If you have taken ART240 A and would like to take the course again, we will work on strengthening your portfolio and allow for 3 self-directed projects.

Please consider registering for this course. If you are interested in taking this class but have concerns about having the correct number of core classes, please email me.


240A - 26823
240B - 26827
240C - 26828