Ryan Gillespie 12-19-18

Ryan Gillespie, Sharing views from his ground glass

Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Noon - 1pm (calendar)

Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch).

Separated at birth
Sharing views from his ground glass, Ryan Gillespie explores his obsession of light, shapes, and compositions and captures these elements in emotional images of the landscape around us.

Ryan works primarily with the black and white analogue process, working as the sole craftsman from the moment the negative is exposed in the camera to the creation of the final platinum palladium print.

Snake grass
Since being introduced to photography when I was 15,I have always used photography as a tool of self-expression, enjoyment, and relaxation. I am in love with the process of exploration, image capture, chemical development, and the final image presentation.

I learned photography with film and transitioned into digital when it became available. It was at that moment when my enjoyment of the photographic process was lost and I walked away from photography for more than a decade.

I decided to go back to photography and back to film, large film, and the large format process. The camera is big and the process is slow, but this oversized and somewhat primitive camera design is a romantic and creative way to become more intimate with the subjects before me.

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

About the Photography Council

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.

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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.


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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: https://klamathartgallery.blogspot.com/p/invitational-exhibits.html

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LeeAnn Gauthier, City Slicker

December 3, 2018 - January 13, 2019 (calendar)

Bread and Ink Cafe
3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland OR 97214
Mon-Thu: 8 am - 8:30 pm
Fri-Sat: 8 am - 9:30 pm
Sun: 8 am - 8:30 pm

LeeAnn is an urban adventuress who rarely visits Andrew Wyeth's grassy field or Ansel Adams' majestic parks. As the mid-'90s photographer/lab tech aboard The Love Boat, she had 3 hours and very long legs to explore the rustic fishing ports of Alaska. Skagway was a favorite for the jazzy 1920s vintage cabs.

As a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, she seeks beauty in texture, reflection and design. She is sadly addicted to her Etsy shop and aspires to get more than 20 likes on Instagram.

Carporn from Cuba shot with a Lensbaby included for the other four gearheads in Portland.

LeeAnn Gauthier
IG: Studio.Gauthier

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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 (Leah.AngstGallery@gmail.com) 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

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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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Zeb Andrews, Sea

December 1 - January 4, 2019.
Artist Talk, Saturday, December 1, 3PM - 4PM (calendar)
Artist Reception, Saturday, December 1, 4PM - 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 off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44

Portland photographer Zeb Andrews will be sharing selections from “Sea”, a series of medium format film images made during his many trips to the Pacific coast of Oregon and Washington. Andrews is a prolific photographer who has been working in the Portland photographic community for nearly two decades as an educator with various institutions and on the retail side of things with Blue Moon Camera and Machine. For as long as he has been involved with the local community, he has been photographing along the Oregon coast for even longer.

Made predominantly using a Hasselblad camera older than he is, and with B&W film, "Sea" represents a portion of the Pacific Ocean images that reflect Andrews’ attempts to understand and explain his relationship with the ocean. Visiting in a variety of weather, returning again and again, and using neutral density filters to lengthen the time he stands there watching the waves, "Sea" contains images that explore where our coastline and the ocean meet over spans of time and year-round. His images capture tranquility as well as tempestuousness; they invoke beauty but also caution and danger. Their scope ranges from stretches of coast reaching miles into the distance, to smaller and more intimate nooks along the shoreline. Through it all, "Sea" offers a glimpse of many different oceans—each with a different emotional resonance for Andrews.

Zeb Andrews has lived the entire 40 years of his life in the Pacific Northwest and within easy distance of the Pacific Ocean. Most of his photographic life has been spent on its windswept shores, breathing its salty air and making photographs to slowly piece together the puzzle of what it all means to him. Andrews is many other things, just as the ocean can be many things, but this is the facet of himself he would most have you know. At least for now.

This will be Andrews’ second solo exhibit at Camerawork Gallery. He held his first-ever solo exhibit at Camerawork Gallery in February, 2008.

More of Zeb's work can be found on his website at www.zebandrews.com, and he can also be e-mailed at zeb@zebandrews.com.

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Blue Moon Camera's Annual Customer Show 2018

December 1st - December 31st, 2018
Reception: Saturday, December 1st, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (calendar)
Dance party social: Saturday, December 1st, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm (at 45th Parallel Wines)

Various venues. See below.

Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates their Seventeenth Anniversary with a presentation of their Sixteenth Annual Customer Show. As one of the last optical printing labs in the country, Blue Moon Camera handles film from thousands of photographers around the globe throughout the year. Tens of thousands of images pass through the lab – some destined for the walls of a gallery, others for an esteemed place on the refrigerator.

Regardless of where they end up, many of these images are so strikingly beautiful that they cannot be contained by the hands of the Blue Moon staff member who notices them, this is how the Customer Show is born. Candidate images are selected democratically by the staff, and after a majority vote and the photographer's signature, they become the images that make up the Customer Show.

This year's Customer Show will take place in the following venues. There will be an opening reception at all venues on Saturday, December 1sth from 7-9pm. Images selected in 2018 will hang at 45th Parallel Wines, and other venues will host images selected and shown in previous years.

A dance party social will follow the opening from 9pm until 11pm at 45th Parallel Wines.

45th Parallel Wines
8527 N Lombard
(971) 266-0886

Anna Bannana’s
8716 N Lombard
(503) 286-2030

Leisure Public House
8002 N Lombard
(503) 289-7606

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In Transit
A group exhibition featuring the works of
George Awde, Daniel Castro Garcia, Gohar Dashti,
Tanya Habjouqa, and Stefanie Zofia Schulz

Curated by Peggy Sue Amison

November 1–December 30, 2018
First Thursday opening reception: November 1, 6:00–9:00 PM (calendar)
*Please note that the curator and artists will present about the work in early December.*

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

image © Gohar Dashti, from the series Stateless
In Transit is a multidisciplinary exhibition that focuses on the tentative, limbo-like experience of living between different cultures. The exhibition explores the stories of immigrants who traverse the no-man’s land that exists between home and hope.

The lives of those fleeing from unsafe, economically depressed homelands towards dreams of a more secure future are filled with boredom, sadness, fear, and apathy. They experience the deep absence of the loss of loved ones, familiar places, and citizenship. The photography and video works in this exhibition are created in Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, and Iran, and are testimonies to day-to-day survival alongside the struggle to find a sense of normalcy and stability and a place to call home.

Utilizing photography, performance and filmmaking, each body of work examines the experiences of those thrust into a culture that is markedly different from their own. These stories illustrate the physical and psychological challenges faced, while additionally looking at the deeper discussion of what constitutes citizenship in the wake of the enormous migrations into Europe. Through their narratives, the artists strive to disrupt accepted misconceptions about immigration and otherness in order to tell a more accurate story. By collaborating with their subjects they give voice to those who must endure mountains of dead time while tangled up in bureaucracy in order to become more than merely ‘registered aliens.’

image © Daniel Castro Garcia, from the series I Peri N'Tera About the Artists and Curator

About the Artists and Curator

Tanya Habjouqa (JO) is an award-winning photographer, journalist and educator. Her practice links social documentary, collaborative portraiture, and participant observation. Her principal interests include gender, representations of otherness, dispossession and human rights, with a particular concern for the ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in the Middle East. Habjouqa’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is in the collections of MFA Boston, Institut du Monde Arab, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. She is a founding member of Rawiya, the first all-female photography collective from the Middle East. She is also one of four mentors for the Arab Documentary Photography Program, organized by Magnum Foundation, Prince Claus Foundation, and AFAC. She is a member of the Noor Agency and represented by East Wing Gallery. Habjouqa lives with her family in East Jerusalem.

Gohar Dashti (IR) received her M.A. in Photography from the Fine Art University of Tehran in 2005. After studying photography in Iran, she has spent the last thirteen years focusing her practice on social issues with particular references to history and culture through a convergence of interests in anthropology and sociology. Her practice continuously develops from life events and connection between the personal and the universal, the political and the fantasized. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is in collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (JP), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (USA), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City (USA), National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (USA), Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago (USA), and Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (FR). Dashti presently lives with her family between Iran and the United States.

George Awde (USA/LB) was born in Boston of Lebanese origin. Drawn to alternative narratives, his work delves into issues surrounding citizenship, nationality and sexuality, focusing on people living on the margins of the city and their parallel realities between life in Beirut and elsewhere. He graduated with an MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2009 and holds a BA in painting from Massachusetts College of the Arts, Boston. Awde presently lives between Doha, Qatar; Beirut, Lebanon; and Cairo, Egypt. He is represented by East Wing Gallery and teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar, and is also co-founder and co-director of marra.tein residency program in Beirut.

Daniel Castro Garcia (UK) was born and raised in Oxford, England, by parents who emigrated from Spain’s Galicia region seeking economic opportunities. As the son of immigrants himself, Castro Garcia wanted to use his work as a photographer and filmmaker to help migrants/refugees have their voices heard. Since May 2015, he has revisited many of Europe’s refugee/ migrant hotspots. The book, Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015 – 2016 was self published in 2016, with graphic designer Thomas Saxby and producer Jade Morris. In 2017 Castro Garcia received the British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award and selected as a grantee by the Magnum Foundation Fund. He was also awarded the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Castro Garcia is represented by East Wing Gallery. He is lives and works in Sicily.

Stefanie Zofia Schulz (DE) was born in Germany and is a graduate of the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. Her photographic practice focuses on the documentation of important social issues and the human condition. Her work has been exhibited in Festival Circulations (FR) in 2016 and has been published in i-D Magazine, Emerge magazine and Dazed digital. She presently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Peggy Sue Amison (US/IE) is Artistic Director for East Wing, a platform for photography founded in Doha, Qatar. As a curator, strategist, mentor, photographic consultant and writer, Amison has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally in Europe, China, the United States, and the United Arab Emirites. She is originally from San Diego, California, and holds a BA in Art from San Francisco State University. Prior to her work with East Wing, she was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh County Cork, Ireland from 2001– 2014. In Transit was initially exhibited at Gallerie Image, Aarhus, Denmark in 2016.

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Isaac Layman, Never Was A Thing

November 1 - December 29, 2018
First Thursday Reception: Nov. 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (calendar)
Arguing About Seeing, a conversation between artist Isaac Layman and Linda Tesner, Director and Curator of the Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark College

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:30 - 5:30

Isaac Layman, Untitled, 2018, photographic construction, 33.5 x 42"
Isaac Layman makes large format photographic constructions of objects inside his home and captures astonishingly vivid details through the scientific precision of his process. Multiple perspectives coalesce and recognizable subjects challenge the viewer’s perception through meticulous optic detail. The artist creates the visual experience of “semantic satiation”, a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener. Layman’s images similarly seem to transform through extended periods of looking and become more peculiar, alien and intriguing.

Layman's new large format photographs are featured in the first gallery, along with his uniquely conceived installation in the adjacent space. On display in the second gallery are pictures that Layman captured during a 24-hour silent retreat within the confines of his bathroom. During his self-imposed home retreat, the artist absorbs and reflects the experience of listening to National Public Radio’s perpetual news cycle through images on his phone camera. Every picture included in Never Was A Thing is imbued with Layman’s intensive process: a record of unflinching visual absorption and a meditation on the subjective nature of reality.

Layman’s work has appeared in Lifelike, a traveling exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) second nature: abstract photography then and now, at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA), and Paradise, a solo show at the Frye Art Museum (Seattle, WA). Layman’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Frye Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Miami, FL), the Monsen Collection of Photography (Seattle, WA), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX), the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL), the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), the Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA) and the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN). Among the artist’s awards and honors are the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum and the Contemporary Northwest Art Award from the Portland Art Museum in 2013. In 2016, Minor Matters Books in Seattle published Isaac Layman Home Schooled a monograph on his work including an essay by Bob Nickas.

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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.