and related artistic endeavors

Portland, Oregon
December 2017

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This Sunday  Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Blue Moon Camera Customer Show 2017

OHS: Minor White Captures the Ornate Beauty of Portland's Past

A year-end reminder from Jennifer Stoots

Minor Matters books currently in print will be 50% off through December 15

NEW Stewart Harvey Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man


A ‘Touring Newspaper’ Launches in Portland

Artists 4 Artists (A4A) Holiday print sale, now through January 9, 2018.

At the Museum Minor White’s Oregon Photographs opens Dec 9 and Anne Marie Musselmanat the Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Exhibits Around the Town ond On The Road

Vivian Maier - The Story behind the Story



December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Lecture: Dawoud Bey – Representing

When:December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecture in Photography

Dawoud Bey, Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago

Join renowned photographer Dawoud Bey for a lecture celebrating the final day of Representing: Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans.

Bey often works collaboratively to depict individuals and daily life within varied communities. Notable photographic series include Harlem USA (1975-1979) and a 15-year photographic study of adolescents.

A graduate of Empire State College and Yale University School of Art, Bey is a recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and his photographs have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

Blue Moon Camera Customer Show 2017

Blue Moon Camera and Machine celebrates our sixteenth anniversary with a presentation of our Fifteenth 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.

We're always excited for this show as it is an opportunity to exhibit the work of our incredibly talented customer-base. It's also an opportunity for a unique community of creatives to get together and have a fantastic time. 

We hope to see you all there, dressed in your finest, ready to get into some shenanigans with the Blue Moon Camera Crew.

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December 2nd - December 31st

Opening Reception at 4 venues in St. Johns on December 2nd from 7-9pm, followed by a dance social at 45th Parallel

45th Parallel Wines
8527 N Lombard  
Tue-Thu 12pm-8pm; Fri 12pm-9pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 12pm-7pm    
Anna Bannana's
8716 N Lombard
Mon-Thu, Sun 6:30am-9pm; Fri 6:30am-10pm; Sat 7:30am-10pm; Sun 7:30am-9pm

Leisure Public House
8002 N Lombard    
Mon-Fri 2pm-2am; Sat-Sun 10am-2am

The Fixin' To
8218 N Lombard
Projecting photos one night only during opening reception!

Minor White Captures the Ornate Beauty of Portland's Past

A stroll down the streets of Portland 150 years ago would have revealed an ornately decorated architectural world, harkening to the streets of Venice. 

“The years between 1853 and 1889 were considered the cast iron age in Portland. The exuberance of the time was decoration,” said Bill Hawkins, an architectural historian and author based in Portland. Cast iron was an affordable way to embrace the grandeur of the Victorian Era.  

But by the 1930s, Portland was plagued by floods, and the streets were rapidly filling up with automobiles with no place to park. The city drew up plans to raze these buildings, making room for a new era.    More on OPB

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

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
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

Minor Matters

Minor Matters books currently in print will be 50% off through December 15. Please order by December 15 to ensure gift copies are received in a timely fashion.

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Minor Matters launched Adrain Chesser: I have something to tell you, on December 1, to mark World AIDS Day.

Please visit Minor Matters  website to see the trailer of a documentary short about this project, and to purchase the book.

Stewart Harvey
Playa Fire: Spirit and Soul at Burning Man

Playa Fire is a photographic pilgrimage that chronicles the creative evolution of Burning Man, and the desert panorama that has drawn millions to this revolutionary cultural phenomenon over the past 30-years.

Through the lens of award-winning photographer, Stewart Harvey, Playa Fire features over 250 breathtaking photographs, many never-before-seen, and a privileged inside look at the creation and evolution of this historic festival. 

Growing up in 1950s Oregon, brothers Stewart and Larry Harvey rebelled against their small-town culture and the conformist norms of Eisenhower’s America. Stewart turned to photography. Larry, drawn by the siren call of the burgeoning counter-cultural movement, relocated to San Francisco, where he met a group of alternative artists like himself.

Camera always in hand, Stewart has documented the creative journey of Larry and his friends—as well as creating a body of work that addresses the primal underpinnings of one of the most important cultural, artistic, and social movements of the twentieth century: Burning Man.

Available at Amazon and other fine bookstores


That evening nine legendary photographers will be inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame: Harry Benson, Ernest H. Brooks, Edward S. Curtis, William Eggleston, Anne Geddes, Ryszard Horowitz, James Nachtwey, Cindy Sherman, and Jerry Uelsmann.



Anne and I are thrilled that Kenny Rogers - our longtime friend, and former student - will be receiving 2017 International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award this Friday, November 17, 2007 in St. Louis. Here's an excerpt from the statement about the award, “Kenny Rogers, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, photographer, and author, will receive the 2017 IPHF Lifetime Achievement Award, the first of its kind awarded by the IPHF."

A ‘Touring Newspaper’ Launches in Portland

The new publication, created by Corvallis-raised designer Corbin LaMont, aims to connect artists and explore a difference place each month.

Earlier last month, Corbin LaMont released The Changing Timesa “community-supported” traveling newspaper, comprising eight pages of crackling off-white paper and large typeface intermixed with photography, maps, and cover art. Her plan is to issue one paper a month, from November 2017 to October 2018, showcasing a new city each time and mailing it to subscribers. She kicks off with Portland this month, with a print run of 1,000 and the paper’s subscribers funding its existence. Read More in Portland Monthly

Artists 4 Artists (A4A)
Holiday print sale, now through January 9, 2018.


thru — JANUARY 9, 2018

All proceeds go directly to the artists and their projects

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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 Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Bill Finger

December 20 @ 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.

In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

DEC 9, 2017 – MAY 6, 2018

Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans
Through DEC 3, 2017

Bringing together studio portraits from an important North Portland family album, vernacular snapshots, and Polaroids to demonstrate the rich diversity of African-American life and experience from the late 1800s through the 1990s.

Members Marketplace- The Museum Store's annual holiday sale!
December 2nd & 3rd

Around the Town and On the Road

 Portland Photo Events has added a calendar function for show openings and lectures

Camerawork Gallery Bill Finger, Transit of Venus  November 25th - December 29th, 2017 

Architectural Heritage Center  Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938-1942 thru Saturday December 23rd.  Read a great article in Portland Monthly

Augen Gallery TERRY K.THOMPSON • Entanglement - Photographic Works: 1967-2017   a retrospective collection of photographic works December 6–30, Preview: Wednesday, December 6, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.  First Thursday Opening Reception for the Artist: December 7, Artist Talk: Saturday, December 9 at Noon  Assistance from Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation

Terry Halstead,  A Culture of Bike  December 3rd - December 31st, 2017
West Linn Public Library  1595 Burns St West  West Linn, OR 97068  Contact: Cheryl Hill
Email:  Phone: 503-742-6172

From December 7 through 31, 2016, Nine Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg.  There will be a First Thursday opening reception from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, December 7th.  Available in a pixelier version at:

NW Drawers Portfolio Walk & Print Sale Saturday, December 2,  3 - 5pm at Blue Sky

12x16 gallery founding members Israel Hughes and Lee Ann Slawson will be exhibiting new works at 12x16gallery in Sellwood, Portland, Oregon, December 2017.  Slawson and Hughes- an art couple, will be the last artists to show, as the gallery is closing its doors after twelve years.  November 30 - December 17, 2017  First Friday Reception: December 1, 6-9 pm  Artists' Reception: Sunday December 3, 2-4 pm  12x16 gallery 8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5  Portland, Oregon 97202  Thursday - Sunday 12-5 pm

......Road Trip

LightBox Members Exhibit 2017 December 9th, 2017 - January 9th, 2018 Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 9th, 5-8 pm LightBox Photographic Gallery 1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 468-0238

Sarah Grew, Photography as Drawing

The show runs from November 18th through January 11th.
The artist reception will be Saturday November 18th from 3-6 pm.
The O’Brien Photo Gallery
2833 Willamette, Ste. B
Eugene, OR 97405
541 729 3572
Open weekdays, call to be sure we’re open!

Alison Carey, Mark Hooper, and Grace Weston, ULTRA Real

thru February 3, 2018

Archer Gallery
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
T-W-Th 10am – 7pm, F-S 12-5pm

Lightbox Photographic   Christa Blackwood is thrilled to jury LightBox’s annual nude exhibition and is interested in seeing nudes presented in unique and meaningful ways, i.e., nudes that meld photographic technique with ideas and surprise.    Submission Info


2017 PPF print sale. It takes place one day, Saturday December 2, 10am to 5pm, at the Multnomah Art Center, Rm 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Arrive early for the best selection.

This year Slideluck continues to bring exciting activity across the globe. Read on to find out about our current programming, projects, press and opportunities to get involved!   Slideluck accepts submissions for events all over the world. The process is the same for all events you submit to.

On the Shelf

The Story behind the Story

Vivian Maier, Through a Clearer Lens


A new biography, “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife,” by Pamela Bannos, strives to rescue Maier all over again, this time from the men who promulgated the Maier myth and profited off her work; chiefly Maloof, who controlled her copyright for a time. After a legal battle — “the Vivian Mire,” one critic called it — her estate passed into a trust last year, where it will be held for possible heirs and eventually released into the public domain.

A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife

By Pamela Bannos

Buy it at Powell's


Digital Photography II class with Senseney Stokes  January 9th – March 22nd, 2018  T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm  $450
Clark College  FAC 105  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  360-992-2182

Photography II/III class with Senseney Stokes  January 9th – March 22nd, 2018  T/Th 9:00am-11:50pm   Clark College  FAC 105  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  360-992-2182  $450