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Portland, Oregon
February 2018

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Christopher Burkett is on PBS NewsHour Weekend February 24

Marylhurst University-Ashley Stull Meyers rated nationwide as 1 of 23 Art Curators to Watch

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

Critical Mass
2017 Solo show award

Oregon Historical Society Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon

Photography Council News

Photography Exhibits around the town and on the road

Portland Center Stage--The town photographer lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development.  For the run of Kodachrome, Blue Sky Gallery curated a gallery in the Studio Lobby.


Christopher Burkett
PBS NewsHour Weekend

February 24

PBS NewsHour Weekend will nationally broadcast a segment about Christopher Burkett on February 24, 2018.   It will show locally on Oregon Public Broadcasting at 5:30pm.

"It will be interesting to see what they come up with, they videotaped us for about 9 hours and the final edit will be about 8 minutes, which is a lot for prime time: the program will be viewed by around 1,000,000 people."

23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

Ashley Stull Meyers is the Northwest editor of Art Practical, covering Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon for the online arts publication. | Courtesy Marylhurst University

Ashley Stull Meyers, Director and Curator | Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Ore.

Ashley Stull Meyers was appointed the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director and Curator of the Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion in October. An important cultural venue in Portland, Ore., area, the former gym at Marylhurst University was transformed into a contemporary art space in 1980.

A Portland-based writer and curator, Stull Meyers was outreach coordinator for the artist-in-residence program at the c3:initiative, an arts nonprofit. Earlier, she worked in a commercial gallery, held a series of academic residencies, and taught introductory art history as an adjunct lecturer at Wichita State University.

Can City Council Help Save Portland’s Endangered Arts Spaces?

Art pods in the parks? High-rise arts spaces? Creative places in public buildings? These were among 24 ideas proposed at a city council work session on Tuesday, January 9, with a goal to preserve affordable arts spaces in Portland.

The two dozen recommendations come at a time when arts organizations and practitioners have been squeezed out of central locations by the current real estate boom. The closure of the Towne Storage building in 2015, once home to dozens of artists and craftspeople, was specifically cited in the presentation. Several arts organizations—Profile Theatre, Third Rail, and the IPRC among them—have been forced to find new homes in recent years as rents rise around the central city, and others have closed, such as the Fremont Theater and longtime jazz venue Jimmy Mak’s.  Read More in Portland Monthly

Related Article:
Can Portland Artists Survive the City’s New Gilded Age?

Critical Mass Solo Show Award Winner

J. Fredric May has been selected to receive the Critical Mass 2017 Solo show award - an exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery. work from his series Apparition: Postcards from Eye See will be shown in April, 2018 during Portland Photo Month!

Oregon Historical Society
Racing to Change Oregon's Civil Rights Years

thru June 24, 2018








Racing to Change illuminates the Civil Rights Movement in Oregon in the 1960s and 1970s, a time of cultural and social upheaval, conflict, and change. The era brought new militant voices into a clash with traditional organizations of power, both Black and White.

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In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

Thru  MAY 6, 2018

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

William Anthony

February 21, 2018 @ 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.

Photography around the Town

Blue Sky Gallery Robert Frank, Books and Films: 1947–2017  thru February 25th

Loren Nelson  botanical photographs at the Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209) on Thursday, February 1st, from 5-7 PM.

Angelica Dass, HUMANÆ - Work In Progress  OPEN/CLOSE: February 2, 2018 –March 26th, 2018  PUSHDOT STUDIO  2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104 - in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street  Portland 503.224.5925 Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

Broadway Gallery, PSU is pleased to premier an exhibition of Patrick Collier’s “Field Burns,” a series of dramatic photographs taken over the last three years of controlled burning by Oregon farmers seeking to improve soil conditions. The exhibition in the Broadway Gallery in PSU's historic Lincoln Hall, 1620 SW Park Avenue, runs thru May 15

Melanie Flood, Mirror Mirror   Now through March 3rd, 2018 FOURTEEN30 CONTEMPORARY  1501 SW Market Street  Portland 503.236.1430  Gallery hours: Friday and Saturdays, 12-5 & by private appointment

The Camerawork Gallery  Chris Ogden, Stones Echo - Visual Poems Written On Quarry Walls  February 3rd - March 2nd, 2018  Camerawork Gallery  2255 NW Northrup Street  (Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)  Portland, OR 97210 Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm

Please join us THIS Saturday, February 10th for FOSTER SECOND SATURDAY - EVERY MONTH 6004 SE Foster Road

......Road Trip

(La Conner, Washington)  Holly Andres: The Homecoming  thru March 25 at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner on the WA Peninsula.

(Astoria, Oregon) Lightbox Photographic Gallery The Photographic Nude 2018     February 10 - March 7, 2018

(Lincoln, Nebraska) What We Carried: .  Yazidi survivors of the 2014 ISIS genocide.  A collaborative  storytelling project. The Nebraska History Museum: Jan. 26 - May 25, 2018.

(Wiltshire, England) Heidi Kirkpatrick  Fox Talbot Museum in Wiltshire, England   “Tribe”  opening Feb 3  artist reception May 18, all artists will be present.  thru May 21


Live Onstage

Portland Center Stage
At The Armory

Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.

Happy Hour with Blue Sky Gallery

For the run of Kodachrome, Blue Sky Gallery curated a gallery in our Studio Lobby. Check out the gallery and meet the team from Blue Sky at a Happy Hour, Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Alexis Cuarezma, Awaken Your Creative Vision  Tuesday, February 13, 2018  Social Hour: 6:30PM  Program: 7 to 9 PM Pro Photo Supply - Event Space  1800 NW Northrup  Portland, OR

The Project Salon  presented by Charles Purvis @ MICX Studio  February 17 through July 28, 2018   MICX Studio  6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203  971-901-7200   12 weeks for $450  For information: 

Youth Darkroom Class with Bobby Abrahamson  Dates:  Feb. 18 - Mar. 18, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Five Sundays  Saturday  Academy, classes held at University of Portland  Instructor:  Bobby Abrahamson  Open for students grades:  8-12 Tuition:  $185  To register:  For questions contact:  Mary Wisneski  503-200-5852