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)

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Charles Purvis

Monday, January 28 Artist talk from 8-9pm (calendar)
The Forum meeting begins at 7pm.
All are welcome.

Multnomah Arts Center
Portland Photographer’s Forum
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219

Charles Purvis will be presenting select work from his time in New York and from work made more recently in Portland, including handmade books and image objects.

“Two things that (generally) define my work: traditional materials and personal interpretations. Faithful rendering is not of interest to me. I prefer to express an intuitive experience of objects. In my mind’s eye, everything is alive.

What interests me is to create images that I have not seen before, images that are, in some way, not fully resolved, stimulate associations, or present a visual tension.

I like to work with traditional materials because the limits of analogue photography call forth particular creative strategies and solutions.”

Bio: For many years Charles Purvis worked as a photographer in New York City creating groundbreaking imagery for a wide variety of internationally known clients. In addition to commercial assignments, Charles has created a large body of innovative work inspired by a relentless curiosity and desire to uncover the creative potential of camera, light and film.

Open Call for Art 01-23-19

Open Call for Art for Black History Month at Angst Gallery

Submit up to three pieces for $10.
Art can be dropped off on January 26 from 3-6 or Wednesday, January 30 from 12-6. (calendar)

Black History Month at Angst Gallery February 1-23
First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception: 5-9pm February 1

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA
Hours: Wed, Thur, Fri: 12-4
Saturday: by appointment
Contact: Leah Jackson
Accessible via Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main Street) after 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.

In honor of Black History Month, Angst Gallery seeks art which reflects all aspects of African- American life, culture, and history. All media are welcome.

According to show organizer Claudia Carter, “I would like people to have a better understanding of African American culture and what it means to be recognized for our worth to the community in which we live. Living in the Northwest, it is easy to be overlooked and to feel like you don't belong. Black History Month is not automatically recognized as a holiday. We have to insist that it be recognized. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievement by Black Americans. It is a time for recognizing the central role African Americans have played in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week" founded in 1926 by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black History.”

Since its opening in 2008, Angst Gallery has hosted solo and group shows featuring more than 300 local and national artists and cultural events including art shows, musical performances, book launch parties, art talks, classes, workshops, and the monthly Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic. More than just a place to show art, Angst Gallery is also a safe space for community discussion, where all people are respected for who they are. We donate the use of the space to organizations that work for human rights and progressive social change.

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.

Therese Gietler - 01-24-19

Therese Gietler, Ask a Producer presents: How to Get Ahead in Social Media: IG + LI + your database = $$$

January 24, 2019 at 6:30pm (calendar)

Andy Batt Studio
1910 NW 23rd Place (not Avenue!)
Portland OR 97210
Sign up link here:

We now spend more time on social media than in our email inboxes. Because of this fact, we can no longer ignore the platforms that can impact our business!

This 3 hour class is for beginners AND seasoned social media users of the CREATIVE CLASS. Photographers, designers, illustrators, and makers will all benefit. Our time together will be jam-packed with information that will immediately improve your social accounts.

We’ll start with Instagram, where we’ll discuss
• Bio Pages
• Personal vs. Business Accounts
• What to Post
• What to Write
• Hashtags
• Stories / Live Stories
• The Algorithm
• Robots and Robot Behavior
• How to Get More Followers

Then we’ll move on to LinkedIn, where I show you why you need to be there too!
• Profile Page
• Home Page
• Jobs
• Messaging
• Notifications

And then, for the best part, I show you how I use my IG + LI + MY DATABASE to get jobs!!!

Sign up now, space is limited. I sure hope you'll join me! Sign up link here:

Therese - Ask a Producer

"Ask a Producer" is powerhouse producer Therese Gietler’s boutique consulting business. She lectures about better business practices and consults with creatives, offering portfolio editing, marketing advice, and production services. People hire her for her astute business advice in negotiating contracts, especially at high anxiety times when they just aren’t sure what to do.

She’s very active on Instagram, follow her there! @theaskaproducer

Ashley Miller - 02-03-19

Ashley Miller, Sweet Things

January 3–February 3, 2019

First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk: Thursday, January 3, 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

In Sweet Things, Ashley Miller creates abject still lifes with unsettling imagery that draw attention to the subtexts of desire, consumerism, and overabundance present in product and food photography. Miller’s particular brand of grotesque also alludes to culturally reinforced anxieties about the female body and sexuality that are often manipulated in advertising. The artist playfully disarms these notions using humor and an uncanny ability to present the familiar as strange, and vice-versa. However, despite these critiques of consumer culture, Miller admits, "I am a consumer, too. I crave sugary food that has been marketed to me all my life. I bite and I chew and I swallow what I am given. Modern society is built on overabundance and addiction. This state of anxiety is the starting point for my work, in which I attempt to embrace the tautological regurgitation. After all, I am peddling the fetish."

Ashley Miller was born in Aleppo, Syria and raised on the island of Guam. She currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is completing an MFA at the University of New Mexico. Miller previously earned a BA from Evergreen State College, in Olympia, Washington. Her photography has been shown nationally and internationally, most recently at the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina and at the Organ Vida International Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia.

Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma -02-03-19

Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma, Talking Pictures

January 3–February 3, 2019

First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk: Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Saturday, February 2, 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

Originally commissioned by curator Mia Fineman for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Talking Pictures is a photographic conversation between Manjari Sharma and Irina Rozovsky. Over a five-month period surrounding the 2017 US election, the two artists exchanged iPhone photos in real time using a call-and-response format. Living different lives in different cities, Sharma and Rozovsky approached the exchange as a form of modern-day letter writing. Their improvisational images reveal personal chronologies that exist within public and private spaces and respond to current political tensions. Most importantly, the dialogue is focused on the creation of new life at such a precarious time, as the artists, both pregnant during this project, conclude the 122 image conversation with the arrival of their newborns.

Irina Rozovsky was born in Moscow and raised in the United States. She is currently based in Athens, Georgia. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Smith College in Northampton, MA; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; Breda International Photo Festival in Breda, The Netherlands; Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA; Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, WI; Chelsea Art Museum in New York, NY; Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL; and Noorderlicht Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands. Rozovsky participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in August 2012.

Manjari Sharma is an internationally published photo-based artist born and raised in Mumbai, India, and currently residing in southern California. In addition to many private collections, Sharma’s work is represented in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions worldwide. Sharma holds a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from S.N.D.T University in Mumbai and a BFA in Still Photography from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.

Darcie Sternenberg 02-01-19

Darcie Sternenberg, Earth Etchings : Emigrant Lake

January 5 - February 1, 2019
Artist Talk, Saturday, January 12, 3pm-4pm; Artist Reception 4pm-5:30pm (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.

Jacksonville, Oregon photographer, Darcie Sternenberg, notes, “In the series, Earth Etchings, I explored Emigrant Lake reservoir in southern Oregon during drought conditions over a 3-year period. At one point the water level was 10% of normal. Ironically, the drought was a “wet” one. Due to unusually warm winters, most of the precipitation fell as rain. Therefore, there was not a considerable visual change in the surrounding landscape but the reservoir, that relies on melting snowpack to sustain water levels, became a new world. One could think of it as an inverse oasis.

“The heat of summer created the cracked earth suggesting a displaced desert. There was almost a post-apocalyptic feel at this near barren reservoir and an overwhelming feeling of quiet and loneliness. Walking on the lakebed somehow felt surreal—as if it shouldn't even be allowed. And the landscape was not static. With sequential modest filling and emptying of the reservoir, for irrigation needs, it continually changed. I felt compelled to return again and again.

“Initially conceived as a climate change documentary project, I found the more I was there the more I developed a fascination with the interplay of the forms created by the drought and the changing atmospheric conditions, at times with a magical effect. I began to see beauty amongst these earth etchings, and became more connected to the natural world than ever before.”

Darcie Sternenberg is a Southern Oregon-based B&W photographer who prefers to search for images in the everyday. For her, capturing these images involves a deliberate process of searching for and ultimately visualizing the familiar, forgotten or unnoticed in an extraordinary way. She earned a B.S. in Microbiology at Oregon State University and an M.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After a number of years in private practice Nephrology, she left the world of science to pursue her passion and interest in art.

Sternenberg’s work has been included in group and 2-person exhibitions including: •What is the Question?, Rogue Art Gallery, Medford, OR. •Beauty in the Time of Climate Change, Hanson Howard Gallery, Ashland, OR. •On Iceland, Copper Country Art Gallery Hancock, MI.

Juried exhibitions: •The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA • A Smith Gallery Johnson City, TX.

Published work includes: •Redwood Portraits, LensWork Sixes, 2016 •Divine Places, LensWork, 2017 •On Folded Earth portfolio, LensWork, 2014. •Earth Etchings - Emirgrant Lake, LensWork Magazine #135, April 2018. •Earth Etchings - Emigrant Lake was also selected as a PhotoLucidia 2018 Critical Mass finalist and received an Honorable Mention Award in the International Photography Awards— FIne Art Landscape category.

Don Jacobson 01-30-19

Don Jacobson, Botanicals

January 2 - January 30, 2019
Reception: January 19, 2019, 1 - 3pm (calendar)

Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 Northwest Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
10am - 4pm everyday

Portland photographer Don Jacobson will be presenting a collection of his botanical images in the Scholar's room of the Lan Su Garden. The exhibit will consist of both native wildflowers and images taken at the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Klamath Art Gallery 01-27-19

The Klamath Art Gallery is hosting an open invitational exhibit in January 2019 titled "A Pictorial Roundup." The exhibit is featuring art, photography, sculpture and crafts that relate to and honor rodeo, ranching and agricultural activities. We want to be sure to get the word out, so PLEASE SHARE ABUNDANTLY! Anyone can submit up to two works for this exhibit, but be sure to check the KAA web page for full details about entry rules and hanging requirements. There will also be three best of show awards for the best works in three different categories. Here is the link:

Angst Gallery Call for submissions 012619

Angst Gallery Seeks Work for its Annual Celebration of the Male Form

You can submit your art on Saturday, December 22 from 2-6 pm or Wednesday, January 2 from 11am-2pm (calendar).

Annual Celebration of the Male Form January 4-26, 2019
First Friday Art Walk Opening Reception: January 4, 5-9pm

Show: January 4-26, 2019

Angst Gallery
1015 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

Open call to artists for entries into Angst Gallery’s annual Celebration of the Male Form (January 4-26, 2019).

Art museums around the world are filled with images and representations of the human figure. Some of the Western world’s most famous and compelling works depict people, both clothed and unclothed. It usually goes unnoticed that the art has a disproportionate amount of female figures compared to male ones, especially nude forms.

Angst Gallery showcases the male form at the beginning of each year in order to bring more balance to the equation. We see this as an opportunity to appreciate the male body for what it is--natural, beautiful, and worthy of aesthetic examination--while also acknowledging the gender imbalance in the art world, both behind the scenes as well as in the work being displayed in museums and galleries. The show will include depictions of the male form in various media.

Submit up to three pieces for a sliding scale submission fee of $10-20.

You can submit your art on Saturday, December 22 from 2-6 pm or Wednesday, January 2 from 11am-2pm.

If neither of these times work, please contact Leah Jackson ( to make other arrangements.

Art that is not accepted for the show can be picked up on January 3 between 12 and 4.

Unsold artwork that appeared in the show can be picked up from noon til 5 on Saturday, January 26.

Leah Jackson
Angst Gallery Director

Christopher Luna
Angst/Niche Promotions Director

Lincoln Kwan Miller 012919

Lincoln Kwan Miller, Undocumented Credentials

December 5th - January 29, 2019
Opening reception on December 7th from 6-8pm (calendar)

Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97202
Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

I had never considered myself as the primary subject in an image. But then I started thinking why not? A terrifying thought, because I have spent my life dealing with feelings of alienation and trying to fit into my skin. I've coped with this by attempting to become invisible, hopeless for the apparent but superficial reason of my physical appearance. This show is about the irony of feeling different yet wanting to fit in and a reflection on how our external environment helps define who we are.

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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.