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Portland, Oregon
February 2019

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Marlyhurst Art Gym finds a home

Jennifer Stoots at Photo LA

Portland’s Creative Laureate-One Year In

Cherie Hiser Celebration of Life-May 9

Call for 2019 Portland Photo Month Event Submissions!

At the Museum-Exhibits and Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

Book printers Experience a Comeback


Marlyhurst Art Gym finds a home

April Baer/OPB reports that the Portland Art Museum  has agreed to take over the Art Gym’s publication library, ensuring public access to more than 80 exhibition catalogues, complete with scholarly essays and annotations, chronicling the careers of artists like Vanessa Renwick, Samantha Wall, Manuel Arturo Abreu and others.

In a written statement, Museum Director Brian Ferriso said, “As one of the foremost sources of information about the history of Oregon visual arts in Portland, our research center is well positioned to steward these important materials, and to ensure their access for many generations.”

Read more on the Portland Art Museum website

Jennifer Stoots at Photo LA

Portland's own Jennifer Stoots will serve on a panel at the Sunday February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. dealing with the impact of the internet on the art market and the patterns we're seeing in buying and selling photographs online.  This talk is part of Photo L.A. Programming and tickets are $10 in advance(not including admission to the fair). Photo L.A. /

"Access to Excess" will open with a brief historical review of how we got here, followed by a panel discussion with industry luminaries and mainstream collectors about promoting, selling, discovering and buying artwork and photographs online.  Tickets

Portland’s Creative Laureate-One Year In

The post, the first of its kind in the world, was held by photographer Julie Keefe since its creation in 2012 by then-mayor Sam Adams.

One year ago Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish appointed dancer and educator Subashini Ganesan as the city’s new Creative Laureate.

A year in, how do you see your role evolving?
There’s potential for the Creative Laureate to be a true ambassador of the arts for national and international conversations. Can I help build a network so we can keep providing opportunities for homegrown artists be seen elsewhere? This is the beginning of a mission.   read the full interview

Cherie Hiser-Celebration of Life
Go Fund Me has been set up for a Celebration of Life

Cherie Hiser died on December 26th, 2018, she would have turned eighty years old on May 9th, 2019.  Cheri's first encounter with Photography was when she met Minor White at the Portland Art Museum.  Her last wish was for us to see if we could hold a celebration of her life and career at the Museum. 

Cheri Hiser's Celebration of 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.  We are inviting all or you to attend and celebrate this amazing woman and photographer.

For those who would like to read a little about Cherie, below is the link to the obituary written by April Baer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

This Go Fund Me sight 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, if you are able. No amount is too small.

May 9th from 6 to 7pm join us at the Portland Art Museum in the Whitsell Auditorium for an Epic Celebraton of Her Life

Cherie Hiser says Good-Bye

May 9,1939-December 26,2018

Call for 2019 Portland Photo Month Event Submissions!

Each April, Portland is abuzz with amazing photography events and exhibitions to celebrate Portland Photo Month! Photolucida spearheads the festivities and collaborates with local galleries and organizations to highlight all of the photographic happenings.

Are you or your organization hosting a photography-based exhibition or event during the month of April? Tell us all about it by filling out our submission form and we will feature it in the Portland Photo Month section on Photolucida’s website! 
Interested in being a Portland Photo Month Sponsor? Contact us for information on sponsorship opportunities!

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.

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

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Hillary Atiyeh

The Miller Room, Mark Building

February 20, 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.

Jewish Ghetto Photographers: Reimagining the Holocaust
Alan Ostrow Memorial Lecture Series
A lecture by Judith Cohen, Chief Acquisitions Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC

Tuesday, February 5th, 6 PM (calendar)

Around the Town and On The Road

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.

Blue Sky Gallery Jinhyun Cha: Post-Border Line Chip Thomas: Messages from the Underworld February 7–March 3, 2019 First Thursday opening reception: February 7, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Jinhyun Cha Thursday, February 7, 5:00 PM Panel Discussion and Screen Printing Event* Saturday, February 9, 3:00 PM Participants will include: Chip Thomas, Thea Gahr, Jesse Hazelip, and Ryan Pinto, who will also perform a dance based in the grass dance tradition and hip-hop. visitors are welcome to bring a t-shirt or other item to screen print after the panel discussion

Adam Bacher, Ravens in Winter  Mural print exhibit  January 15th to March 15th  (calendar Pro Photo Supply  1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209  Mon-Fri, 9:00am to 6:00pm  Sat, 9:00am to 5:00pm

The Camerawork Gallery Jesse Rieser  The Changing Landscape of American Retail  Exhibit dates: February 2 - March 1.

Hoffman Gallery  Oregon College of Art and Craft--Morgan Buck, John Whitten & Rachel Wolf, Surface / Interrupted  Curated by Sam Hopple  February 1- March 1, 2019  Opening Reception: Friday, February 1, 4-6p (calendarHoffman Gallery  Oregon College of Art and Craft  45 SW Barnes Rd. Portland, OR 97225  503-397-5544  Gallery Hours: Monday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm  Email:

Pushdot Studio--Catherine Haley Epstein, My Nose Made Me Do It  February 1st - March 29, 2019  Opening Reception: February 1st from 6-8pm (calendarPushdot Studio  2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104  Suite 104 - in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street Portland, OR 97202 Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

Hosted by Gallery 114  The Portland Grid Project 3rd Round Participants  February 7th - March 2nd, 2019  Opening   Reception: First Thursday, February 7th, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (calendar)  Gallery 114  1100 NW Glisan St. Portland, OR 97209

Emerald Art Center--Rich Bergeman, Hilda Champion, Stone Peng,  Spotlight on Photography  Feb. 5 - March 1, 2019  Reception: Feb. 8, 2019, 5-8pm (calendar)  Emerald Art Center  500 Main St.  Springfield, Oregon 97477  Tue - Sat 11am-4pm  541-726-8595

......Road Trip

J. Cyril Coggins, Personalized Nude Portrait Project  The show runs from January 12th through March 7th, 2019  An artist reception will be held on Saturday, January 12th from 4-6 pm (calendar)  The O’Brien Photo  Gallery 2833 Willamette, Ste. B., Eugene, OR. 97405  541 729 3572  Open Weekdays, call to be sure we’re open.
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Adrian Klein, “Essential Nature” Landscapes  Now – June 11, 2019 (calendarUO Law School Gallery (2d floor) 1515 Agate St. Eugene, Oregon 97403 Every day / 9 am- 8 pm 541-346-1559

The Photographic Nude 2019 Exhibit  February 9 – March 6, 2019 LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing  1045 Marine Drive  Astoria, Oregon   97103  (503) 468-0238 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM to 5:30 PM


Pacific NorthWest Art School in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.   thru March 30th.  Photographs acquired from their many years of excellent Photography Workshop Instructors who have taught or donated to the school.  This exhibition showcases work by distinguished photographers including Michael Kenna, Ruth Bernhard, Huntington Witherill, Bruce Barnbaum, Judy Dater, Don Kirby, Jay Dusard, Martha Casanave and others.

In conjunction with this exhibition we are so VERY pleased to be hosting a special presentation by: Brooks Jensen, editor of LensWork Saturday, February 23rd from 1pm-3pm. Tickets are $10, we have a RSVP link under our gallery page on our website.

For further information contact Victoria Bjorklund (email address:


On the Shelf

Book printers surprising end-of-year crunch
E-books have declined in popularity in recent years: according to the NPD Group, sales peaked in 2013 and dropped nearly 30 percent by the end of last year. Meanwhile purchases of print books have steadily recovered, increasing 10 percent over the same period.

“On the way to the funeral of the book, it actually didn't die,” said Jim Fetherston, president of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute. While physical book sales have picked up, he saw membership at the association decline 8 percent between 2017 and 2018. For the first time in a decade, he says the industry is seeing more demand than it can supply.

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Photography Workshop with Richard Tuschman, The Staged Poetic Image   March 9-10, 2019 (calendar) Private Studio  Portland, Oregon   An intensive 2-day hands-on experience in a private studio in Portland, Oregon (then click menu item “workshops”)  Contact Richard at  tuition: $875*