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Portland, Oregon
August 2018

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The Art Gym Moves from Marylhurst University to Oregon College of Art and Craft.

US Congressman Introduces Bill to Tighten Regulation on the Art Market

Oregon Historical Society has added 700 new images to their digital collections from the Oregon Journal Photographic Negative collection

Portland is hiring a City Arts Program Manager

The Towne Storage Building, Former Low-Rent Creative Mecca, Went Full San Francisco


At the Museum: Minor White and Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Photography around the town and on the road


The Art Gym Moves from Marylhurst University to Oregon College of Art and Craft

Marylhurst University has announced that The Art Gym, a regionally renowned nonprofit arts venue operating on the Portland-area campus for decades, will move to the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) on Oct. 1. The transition will follow Marylhurst’s closure after the summer 2018 term. Read More

The Art Institutes, with 31 campuses around the United States, is planning to close over half of them in the coming months.

The closure of 18 campuses represents an enormous loss of jobs and a blow to thousands of students (current enrollment across the whole system totals 22,280).  The faculty of at least one of the schools, in Portland, Oregon, is trying to buy its local Art Institute and keep it open. Read More

US Congressman Introduces Bill to Tighten Regulation on the Art Market

A small addition to an existing US law could have big implications for American art dealers and the art market at large.

A Congressman has proposed adding “dealers in art and antiques” to the list of businesses that are subject to strict anti-money laundering and other financial compliance rules. If the bill passes, dealers will need to prepare for a lot more paperwork—and scrutiny.

At a time when an increasing number of small and medium sized galleries are closing, this would put even more out of business. Most small and medium sized galleries would kill to have a Russian oligarch or two laundering money through some art acquisitions, but it's just not the reality. Requiring that all dealers establish new compliance programs, do customer due diligence and create monitoring systems is beyond the means of most gallerists.  Peter Hay Halpert



Oregon Historical Society has added 700 new images to our digital collections from the Oregon Journal Photographic Negative collection, including a brand new series of photographs of Portland streets and buildings! Follow the link and be transported to Portland in the early 1900s.

City Arts Program Manager

The City of Portland's Office of Management and Finance is seeking a City Arts Program Manager to join the Strategic Projects and Opportunities Team (SPOT). The City Arts Program Manager, a newly created position, develops and oversees program activities, agreements and contractor work plans for major elements of the City's arts and culture program, which are principally implemented with the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), a non-profit organization. Read More

The Towne Storage Building, Former Low-Rent Creative Mecca, Went Full San Francisco

On June 6, Autodesk unveiled its new office inside the 102-year-old Towne Storage building near the Burnside Bridgehead. Once a hub of artist studios and spaces, the iconic red-brick building began a massive renovation and structural upgrade in 2016. Now, the California-based 3-D drafting and engineering software firm has moved more than 200 employees into the building’s six floors. Autodesk makes a range of products for architects and engineers but is best known for AutoCAD, an industry standard for designing everything from high-rises to musical instruments to cars.



Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right—and that includes transportation facilities, the outside of federal buildings, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.

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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.

In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

Thru  October 21, 2018

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

J Frederic May
Fields Ballroom, first floor

July 18 @ 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.

Robbert Flick: Arena

MAY 19 – OCT 28, 2018

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.

Grace Weston "Escaping Gravity: Breathing, Dying, Swimming, Flying” An immersive, photo-based, mixed-media installation about loss, liberation. and water. August 2 - September 2, 2018 First Thursday Opening August 2, 6-9 pm Artist Talk Sunday. August 12, 1-2 pm Nine Gallery (Enter through Blue Sky Gallery) 122 NW 8th Avenue Portland OR 97209 Gallery Hours Tuesday - Sunday, noon - 5 pm This project supported by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Joni Kabana, The Salt Workers of Afar at Pushdot Studio   August 3-September 30  Artist Reception: September 7th from 6-8pm for First Friday. (calendar) (**Please note that there will not be a First Friday in August.)  Pushdot Studio  2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104  Portland, OR 97202  Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

Blue Sky Gallery   Michael Abramson Light: On the South Side Julie Anand and Damon Sauer Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks August 2–September 2, 2018 First Thursday opening reception: August 2, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Julie Anand: Thursday, August 2, 5:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.

Camerawork Gallery Andy Hann   August 4 – August 31, 2018  Welcome to Hollywood  California native Andy Hann notes, “Equal parts circus and train wreck, Hollywood Boulevard has to be one of, if not, the strangest boulevards in America.

Gallery 114   "Used: Musings around the Foster Floodplain"   For August Gallery 114 presents an artistic collaboration on Portland's Foster Floodplain Natural Area, with drawings by member artist Heather McGeachy and photographs by guest artist Dale Schreiner .

Small Talk Collective, Heartbreak City  August 3rd - September 30th  Opening Reception: First Friday, August 3rd, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm (calendar)  Redux 811 E Burnside St. #116 Portland, OR 97214 M-Sa: 11-7, Su: 11-5

......Road Trip

Center for Photographic Art Member Exhibit   San Carlos and 9th Avenue  Carmel, CA  First Place went to Brian Kosoff…/2018-members-juried-exhibition/ Through August 12.

Jim Lommasson Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.  The Illinois Holocaust Museum through January 19, 2019.


Street Portraiture - A Portland Walkabout

Want to walk the streets with Joni Kabana? This is one of my all-time favorite classes to teach: marrying backgrounds, lighting and styling with people I have never met on the streets. More

Erika Plummer, Nomenclature of the Night  August 3rd-5th, 2018 (calendar)  Spray, OR Price: $600 per person  Contact Erika Plummer for details and to reserve your spot: (310) 486-1536