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Portland, Oregon
April 2019

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Celebration of Cherie Hiser's Life will take place on May 9th, 2019 at the Portland Art Museum

Find out how to Take Advantage of Events like Photolucida

Photolucida's Portland Photo Month Events!

At the Museum: Terry Toedtemeier exhibit and Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

Page Stoyer and Jim Lommasson co-curate 
The Immigrant Story.

Announcing the launch of the Daylight Photo Awards!


Celebration of Cherie Hiser's Life will take place on May 9th, 2019 at the Portland Art Museum in the Whitsell Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A reception will follow in the Marion M. Gallery from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All  are encouraged to attend to celebrate this amazing woman and photographer.

A Go Fund Me site has been set up to help pay for the costly arrangements in honoring Cherie Hiser as she deserves to be remembered.  Please donate in memory of Cheri Hiser.  No amount is too small.

Photolucida's Portfolio Reviews event takes place April 25-28, 2019.

How to Take Advantage of Events like Photolucida

A Recent Study Finds Artists Become Famous through Their Friends, Not the Originality of Their Work.

Chazen Senior Scholar Paul Ingram and his colleague Mitali Banerjee, of HEC Paris, examined the role that creativity and social networks played for in relationship to the level of fame they achieved.   Their findings revealed that for successful artists, making friends may be more important than producing novel art.

While past studies have suggested that there is a link between creativity and fame, Ingram and Banerjee found, in contrast, that there was no such correlation for these artists. Rather, artists with a large and diverse network of contacts were most likely to be famous, regardless of how creative their art was.  Ingram and Banerjee’s findings aren’t surprising and they do offer important reminders—that we won’t become famous in a vacuum and should seek to diversify our social circles.

Photolucida’s Portland Photo Month Events!

Portland Photo Month and the 2019 Photolucida Portfolio Reviews is right around the corner, and with that comes some really fantastic events that are free and open to the public!


Check out the exhibition schedule HERE!

Photographers and reviewers are coming from as nearby as
Portland, and from as far away as Japan, China, South Korea, Germany,
Norway, Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands, Russia, and Australia. We hope this
gathering will create opportunities, inspire creative alliances, and provide
fertile ground for honest dialogue.

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Public tours of all photography exhibitions and other Portland Art Museum exhibits, click here to see the Museum's Event Calendar.


The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

MAR 9 – AUG 4, 2019

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Heidi Kirkpatrick

The Miller Room, Mark Building

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Picturing Oregon
paintings and photographs inspired by the distinct regions that comprise the state
AUG 19, 2017 – AUG 2019

Around the Town and On the Road

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.   Stu Levy, Recent Photographs April 3-27, 2019  Preview Reception Wednesday April 3, 5-7 pm First  Thursday Reception: April 4, 5 - 8 pm Artist Talk: Saturday, April 13th, Noon

Camerawork Gallery  Ray Bidegain, Memory of Never March 30 – May 3, 2019  Artist Talk, Sunday, April 14, 11am-12pm Reception following 12pm-1:30pm (calendar)

Blue Sky Gallery Meghan L. E. Kirkwood, #ViewsfromDAPL  April 4–28, 2019   First Thursday opening  reception: April 4, 6:00–9:00 PM  Artist talk: Saturday, April 20, 3:00 PM (calendar)

Blue Sky Gallery  Noah Addis, Future Cities  2018 Critical Mass Solo Show Award  presented in collaboration with Photolucida  April 4–28, 2019   First Thursday opening reception: April 4, 6:00–9:00 PM  Artist talk: Thursday, April 4, 5:00 PM (calendar)

Pushdot Studio   Adam Bacher, Riding the Storm Out – A Blizzard of Ravens  OPEN/CLOSE: April 4th  - May 31, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday April 5th,  6-8 pm Artist Talk: Friday April 26th,  7:30- 9pm (calendar)


Blue Moon Camera & The Portland Darkroom, Analog Print Swap  Saturday, April 20th, 2019, 6-8pm (calendar)

......Road Trip

Rich Bergeman, The Vanishing West  April 5-27, 2019  Opening reception Friday, April 5, from 6-8pm (calendarThe Lobby Gallery  Columbia Center for the Arts  215 Cascade Ave.  Hood River, OR 97031  541-387-8877 Open Tues-Sat 11-5pm

PhotoZone Gallery Group Show  April 5th to April 26th  Reception is Friday April 5th from 5:30 - 9:00 pm (calendarNew Zone Gallery 22 W. 7th  Eugene, Oregon  Telephone: 541 729-3572  Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 6:00 pm

LightBox Photographic Gallery recognizes the Northwest photographic community for their incredible talent in the PNW 40 Exhibit.  This group exhibit opens with an artists reception on Saturday, April 13th, from 5-8 pm. 

In recognition of Portland Photo Month, April 2019, this group exhibit celebrates the photographic talent of the Pacific Northwest.  For the last 7 years the exhibit celebrated the Portland Photographic Community combining great work from the Portland community.  This year, we have opened the Exhibit to the entire Pacific NorthWest for the PNW 40. The exhibit combines work from emerging photographers with that of established and known photographers from the Region. One image each from 40 photographers have beenchosen, images which stand out and uniquely exhibit the vision and creativity of the photographer. 

LightBox is very pleased to have Terry Novak as Juror for the first PNW 40 Exhibit. Terry is the new Executive Director at Photographic Center Northwest, an education institution dedicated to the photographic arts, located in Seattle, WA. Her current work focuses on partnerships, grants, public programs, and exhibitions that foster financial support and resources for photographers and thephotographic arts in the Pacific Northwest. Novak received her BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and MFA in arts administration from Seattle University. She has an affinity for color analog photography and alternative processes.


Partners The Immigrant Story and Pro Photo Supply are  helping to address issues that are increasingly prevalent in our country today: xenophobia and the dehumanization of immigrants, whose stories are our stories as a community and a nation.
Page Stoyer and Jim Lommasson co-curator this year.

This year’s photo contest, open from March 1 through April 14, 2019, welcomes submissions that depict the stories of immigrants who have added to our diverse cultural landscape. We encourage photographers of all levels, including students, to submit, as well as families and individuals who wish to share family snapshots which help tell their own immigrant story — either past or present.

A final selection of 30 images will be made in May and showcased at Pro Photo Supply in a large format exhibition that will run from June through August 2019. There will be a gallery opening and a community event at their store on First Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Additionally exhibit curators, photographers Paige Stoyer and Jim Lommasson, will be selecting up to 20 images to be shown at Blue Sky Gallery throughout June and July 2019, on the community wall and in one of the community drawers that the gallery is providing especially for images from our exhibition. Photos will also be shared on social media and other online platforms.  For further information:  Paige Stoyer (email address:

Announcing the launch of the Daylight Photo Awards!

  Michael Itkoff, Cofounder

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Announcing the launch of the 
2019 Daylight Photo Awards! 
This year's jurors are: 

Jacqueline Bates (California Sunday Magazine)
Clinton Cargill (Vanity Fair)
Elizabeth Renstrom (Vice)
Gabriel Sanchez (Buzzfeed)
Kamil Tyebally (Refinery 29)




Don Jacobson, Wildflower and Midday Photography  April 12th - April 14th, 2019 (calendar)  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  360-699-6398  $179.00

Sharon Lavier O’Keefe, Learn Manual - Understand Auto  Saturday’s, 4/13 through 6/15, 9am-1pm (calendar)  No class on 4/27 & 5/25  Clark College Main Campus  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663 360-699-6398  Tuition: $259
The class has limited enrollment so sign up now if you are interested.  The registration link is