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Portland, Oregon
December 2016

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Portland, Oregon: An Arts & Science City of Distinction

RACC distributes $555,358 in Work for Art proceeds

A year-end reminder from Jennifer Stoots about the worthy Portland insitutions that depend on your support.


Blue Moon Camera Fourteenth Annual Customer Show 2016

Life on the Dry Side   Bend isn't just a cow-town any more...

Christopher Burkett Inside a large-format photographer's bunker

At the Oregon Historical Society Julie Keefe-Portland Through Decades of Skanner Photography thru Dec 18

At the Museum--Photography and Contemporary Experience thru Jan 15,Brown Bag Lunch Talk, Photography Council News,

Photography Around the Town, On the Road, Bits & Pieces

Photographer/author, Linda Troeller has just won  2nd place best books (Other) in the Lucie IPA Awards for Living Inside the Chelsea Hotel

Northwest Film Center-- Don't Blink: Robert Frank

Extreme Weather playing at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Workshop with The Shutterbug:Evergreen Aviation Museum Photo Workshop (McMinnville)

Portland, Oregon: An Arts & Science City of Distinction

Phi Beta Kappa has named Portland a City of Distinction, recognizing the exceptional artistic vitality, cultural vibrancy and scientific engagement of our community.

“To have a city be recognized not for any political reason, but for the depth of its cultural life, is a very significant thing,” said Frederick M. Lawrence, CEO of Phi Beta Kappa, at a reception at OMSI on October 19th.

Lawrence noted that nonprofit arts organizations in the Portland metro region have an economic impact of $253 million a year, and 62% of Portland voters approved the Arts Education & Access Fund in 2012 as a way to fund more art and music teachers, and more grants for arts and culture organizations.

Eloise Damrosch accepted the award on behalf of the city. read more

RACC distributes $555,358 in Work for Art proceeds.

RACC has distributed proceeds from its 10th annual Work for Art campaign to 49 local arts organizations, including:  Including Blue Sky Gallery, Disjecta, NW Documentary Arts & Media, Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film Center, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.  See more at

Blue Sky Books

With Christmas closing in on us, you may be looking for the perfect neckties and pot holders for everyone on your list, but I  suggest that you take a look at Blue Sky Books ( as a one one-stop shopping possibility for your Christmas gift giving?

With 74 titles at highly affordable prices (averaging under $18 and as low as $10), we have books for almost any interest.

A year-end reminder from Jennifer Stoots about the worthy Portland insitutions that depend on your support.  

Photography Non-profits to remember
with your year end gift

Newspace Center for Photography
Photography Council of the Portland Art Museum - You can mail donations directly to Julia Dolan at the Portland Art Museum (write photography council to the note field on your check).   To donate via credit card call 503-276-4233 and ask for Jan Quivey 
Portland Photographers Forum.  email
Portland Institute for the Performing Arts

Arts Organizations that also exhibit or promote photography
Beaverton Arts Commission -
Children’s Healing Art Project -
Multnomah Arts Center -
Oregon Historical Society -
Portland Art Museum -
Regional Arts & Culture Council -
World Forestry Center -
Sitka Center for Art & Ecology -
Northwest Documentary


For more information about the services Jennifer Stoots offer to art collectors, archive administrators and artists, you can visit the Stoots LLC website at

Blue Moon Camera Fourteenth Annual Customer Show 2016 



Dec 3-31st

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7-9pm

Venue: Proper Eats
8638 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 445-2007
Monday-Sunday 9am-10pm

Life on the Dry Side

Culture, Curiosity and Character about the Oregon East of the Cascade Mountian Range

Oregon is blessed with three geographies, the Coast, the Willamette Valley, and those wide-open spaces East of the Cascades. 

The East of Oregon is, by far, the largest part of the state, and is home to  arts, culture, and character that ranges from the Cosmopolitan to the Country Folk.


Bend isn't just a cow-town any more...
I hadn't been to Bend for a few years, so last August I deceded to visit some old friends and check out the Art in the High Desert festival that was taking place in the Old Mill District     read more.

Inside a large-format photographer's bunker



1859 Oregon's Magazine .........At his studio location, Burkett manifests some of the world’s last remaining Cibachrome large-format photographic prints in progress.

He shoots on 8-inch by 10-inch film transparency and prints on 30-inch by 40-inch Cibachrome photographic paper. read more

Oregon Historical Society

Portland Through Decades of Skanner Photography
Julie Keefe

Few Portland artists can claim deeper ties to the city than Julie Keefe. She’s shot for everyone from the Oregonian to the New York Times; she’s done major community engagement projects like Hello, Neighbor, where kids in North Portland interview elders about how the neighborhood has changed.


Julie is wrapping up four years as Portland’s first creative laureate.But she might be best known, at least in Northeast Portland, as the primary photographer for the Skanner newspaper, where she’s documented Portland’s African American community since 1991, as seen in the exhibition Document of a Dynamic Community: The Skanner Photography of Julie Keefe, at the Oregon Historical Society through Dec. 18. 

Listen on State of Wonder with April Baer

At the Museum

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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.

Photography and Contemporary Experience
thru JAN 15, 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Talk -- Faulkner Short
December 21, 2016 @ 12–1:00 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.

Fridays at the Museum
5 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a beer or glass of wine en plein air at the outdoor Art Pub, get your photo taken at the photo booth, catch a pop-up improv performance and more. Stay tuned to the online calendar or our social media channels for the latest.

Print share holiday party

Photography Council members will hold the annual print share holiday party, one of the Photography Council's most popular events, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 6PM.

For those of you who are new to the Council or have not participated in the past, the print share event provides members the opportunity to show a selection photographs that they have created or are part of their personal photography collection. 

Photography Council San Francisco Weekend
January 26-29, 2017

Do not miss an opportunity to join Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, and fellow Photography Council members on a weekend trip to San Francisco from Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, 2017.

- Opening night preview of PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, -Private morning tour of PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco (Friday, January 27) -Tour of the new photography galleries at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) -Tour of Pier 24's exhibition Collected -Visit to the De Young Museum to view the exhibition Danny Lyon: Message to the Future -Visit to 49 Geary Street, location of photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery
-Visit to a private photography collection
COST PER PERSON: $425, which includes entry to PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco and museums as well as tours by Julia Dolan and/or designated representatives from each institution.

We hope you can join us for this special San Francisco weekend!

To Join the Photography Council

A Portland Art Museum membership is required to join. Once you are a Museum member, simply  e-mail or call Council Coordinator Jan Quivey, (503) 276-4242. You also may sign up for both Museum and Photography Council memberships from the "Support" menu on the Museum's main web page .
If you already are a Museum member, click here and select your membership level to join, or call or e-mail Council Coordinator Jan Quivey, (503) 276-4242.


Around the Town

Camerawork Gallery Seeking Terra Firma November 26 - December 30, 2016

Blue Sky   Patricia Lay-Dorsey, Tea for Two December 1st - December 31st, 2016 First Thursday Opening Reception: December 1st, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Artist Talk: December 1st, 5:00 pm  Calvin Chen, Cómo Juegan los Niños  December 1st - December 31st, 2016  First Thursday Opening Reception: December 1st, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor in Contemporary Culture  Friday November 4th, 2016 thru Saturday January 7th, 2017  First Friday Reception: November 4th, 6-8pm  Jointly presented at Newspace and the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).   Newspace Center for Photography  1632 SE 10th Ave.   Portland, OR 97214  (503) 963-1935  Mon-Thur 10am-10:30pm Fri-Sun 10am-6pm


Charles A. Hartman Fine Art Into the Wilderness: Signal Fire’s Wide Open Studios thru  December 17, 2016

Ephemeral  Gallery Members Group Show   The members of 12x16gallery will be exhibiting a diverse and exuberant array of work ranging from etching, lithography,  photography, collage, painting and sculpture.

Pushdot Studio Tessa Bolsover, Lapse  Friday December 2nd, 2016 – January 27th, 2017  Artist Reception:  Friday December 2nd, 6-8pm

Second Saturday Art Walk On Foster   December 10th, 5-8pm, 6004 SE Foster Rd.

......Road Trip

(Bend, Oregon) 48 works by Ansel Adams (1902-1984).    High Desert Museum.  These photographs represent about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life's work. Called "The Museum Set," these works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of nautral environments that might not, to the ordinary passing hiker, have revealed their secrets.     October 22, 2016 through January 8, 2017

Sandi O'Brien, Along the Way  December 9th - January 12th  Artist reception: Friday,  December 9th, 5 - 6 pm Dot Dotson’s  1668 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 97401
541 485 1771 or 1773  Hours: M-F 10-6, Sat 11-3

(Florence, Oregon) Squares Opening Reception Sunday, Dec 4 at 1pm

Nick Carulli  Please join us as we support Threads, a world wide company supporting women around the globe. Threads works with Artisans in developing countries to promote and sell their handmade jewlery and accessories  Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 6-10 PM  Visual  Expressions Gallery 2115 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 110  Camas WA., 98607

Photographic Center Northwest 900 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
 21st Juried Exhibition, open to all levels of photographers. This year's juror is Sandra Phillips, Curator Emeritus, SF MOMA. The deadline is February 1, 2017.  Selected entries are exhibited at PCNW March 27–June 11, 2017  More Information

 Portland Photographers Forum will be having a show and sale at the Multnomah Arts Center  on December 3rd.    See some wonderful images by local photographers in digital, platinum, gold leaf and silver gelatin. Reasonable prices and just in time for the holidays.

23 Sandy Call for entries  Our next exhibtion opportunity is BUILT : artist books exploring architecture, design, the built world, the built book. Submission deadline is January 7, 2017.   Click here for the BUILT prospectus and call for entries.

On the Shelf

Living in the Chelsea Hotel
2nd Place, IPA, Lucie Award

Photographer/author, Linda Troeller has just won 
2nd place
best books (Other) in the Lucie IPA Awards for Living Inside the Chelsea Hotel


The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography including lectures and a presentational gala in NYC Oct 23. View her winning IPA Book Photo-Essay with selection of photographs Click


Linda moved into the Chelsea Hotel in 1994 where many famous people had left imprints such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Miller, Janis Joplin, Larry Rivers, abstract expressionists and poets passed through or stayed.  The board wanted a ˜boutique  hotel", and  the hotel was sold in 2011. The new owners bought seven of her photographs for the walls of the renovated hotel.

Since the book came out, she has been invited to talk about her book at the Griffin Museum, in Boston, at Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and signed books at PhotoNola with a retrospective at Coup d'Oeil Art Gallery. She will be part of a NY exhibition and book signing in January and plans to speak at colleges on the value of photographing to bring attention to 'place' especially for for artists who suffer as gentrification continues to increase in San Francisco to other cities, removing them from their base.

Order books -Joe Langman, Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, Pa. 19310  phone 610-593-1777

For additional porfolios and reviews of the book see her website




Dont Blink: Robert Frank information and tickets   

“The life and work of Robert Frank—as a photographer and a filmmaker—are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans in 1958 up to the present, is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures.”—Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Showtimes--Friday, December 16 @ 6 pm,Saturday, December 17 @ 7 pm,   Sunday, December 18 @ 4 pm

watch the trailer

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone.

Daily: 10 am, 2 pm & 4 pm  500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way  McMinnville, OR 97128   Phone Number:   (503) 434-4180







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