and related artistic endeavors

Portland, Oregon
January 2017

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I send out Photo Happenings the first of each month.

Jennifer Stoots--On The Road

PAM is selected as one of the best “Portland Dates Under $20”

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Vogue Magazine, no less, has discovered the Dry Side of Oregon, and has some suggestions about what to in Oregon next summer.

Newspace is rated as one of 6 Places in Portland to Embrace Your Inner Artist.

Mark your calendar for the Portfolio Review Saturday, February 18!

At the Museum:  BBLT and Photography Council News

Photography Around the Town, On the Road and Bits and Pieces, Willamette Week on the Greatful Eight of 2016

Reel Music 34 January 13-February 5 at the Northwest Film Center

The 17 Best Socially Concerned Photobooks of 2016

Workshops--Orchestrating Your Artistic Legacy with Jennifer Stoots and Minor Matters founder Michelle Dunn Marsh at Palm Springs Photo Festival

Jennifer Stoots
on the road

January will be exceptionally busy with a workshop in Corvallis on Saturday January 7 (Orchestrating Your Artistic Legacy), followed by moderating the panel "Family, Fiduciaries and Foundations" on Sunday January 15 at PhotoLA.  

I'm then off to San Francisco to work with my beloved East Wing gallery at the inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion, January 27 - 29 and will conclude the month with a Bay Area version of "Family, Fiduciaries and Foundations:  How artists and collectors can best preserve the fruit of their labors" at RayKo Photo Center on Tuesday January 31.

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

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

Thrillist rates $5 Friday selected as one of 19 great “Portland Dates Under $20”

  See free art at the Portland Art Museum

What’s sexier than wandering around an art museum? Doing it for free, of course! The Portland Art Museum offers $5 admission most Fridays after 5pm, and totally free admission on the fourth Friday of each month. Arty hard!

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Most striking, though, are his wood-encased cameras. Take, for example, the P.90, a lensless camera that’s all graceful curves, beautifully polished cherry, and shiny, custom-made brass knobs (Gizmodo likened it to a “mysterious piece of nautical equipment”), or a panoramic pinhole camera with a gently undulating front surface.  Read more in Portland Monthly

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.


Vogue Magazine, no less, has discovered the Dry Side of Oregon, and has some suggestions about what to in Oregon next summer.

Next summer is a good time to escape the urbanity of Portland for the wildly pristine hubs of central and northeast Oregon and the high desert, glistening lakes, lush towering forests, and distant silhouettes of volcanic Cascade mountain peaks.

An adventure awaits.  Visit the public art, museums and galleries of Sisters, Bend, Joseph and Enterprise.  Enjoy the endless wealth of outdoor activities (skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, biking, hiking, fly-fishing), locally sourced eats, and highly bespoke drinking (a grand trifecta of beer, cocktails, and coffee).   read more

Newspace Center for Photography
rated as one of 6 Places in Portland to Embrace Your Inner Artist by Portland Monthly

From Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.

Take one of Newspace’s iPhone classes to better milk your Hipstamatic app—but who needs the Supergrain effect when you can produce the real deal from scratch?

The introduction to creating black-and-white prints from actual film grants you 10 hours of access to New-space’s community darkroom—plus infinite old-school cred. Once weekly for four weeks or a weekend intensive, $225

Save the Date
Portfolio Review Saturday, February 18!

Tune up your photographic portfolio with the experts in a fundraising portfolio review scheduled for Saturday, February 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Portland Art Museum's Miller Gallery.

Reviewers include National Geographic photographers Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson, master landscape photographer Stu Levy, photojournalist and former Sunset Magazine picture editor George Olson, Camerawork Gallery director Sharon Lavier O'Keefe and other noted professionals.

This special event is open to the public. Reviews are $40 per 20-minute session, and participants will be able to register for more than one session. Proceeds from the review go directly to purchase works for the Museum's photography collection.

Registration procedures and other details are to be provided in future issues of this newsletter and through other local photography news outlets. Take time between now and then to carefully consider how you want to present your best work. The organizers suggest you limit your portfolio to 12 printed images.


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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 MAR 5, 2017

This exhibition demonstrates the photographic medium's ability to encompass a dizzying range of reactions to social change, political unrest, new technologies, and cultural confusion and upheaval.

Portland Fine Print Fair
Jan 28, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

Jan 29, 11:00 am– 5:00 pm

For one weekend only, browse and buy prints in the historic Fields Ballroom. Thousands of prints dating from 1500 to the present will be for sale from top art galleries from North America and Europe. These friendly and knowledgeable art dealers welcome your questions, offering an exciting opportunity for both novice and expert collectors to peruse and purchase original prints for their collections.

Brown Bag Lunch Talk
Not Yet Posted at this time

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.

Around the Town

Willamette Week  Jennifer Rabin
tells us about the Portland Art Shows she was most glad to see in 2016. "What these shows have in common is that I am still thinking about them and talking about them many months later."

Includes Photographers: Joe Rudko at PDX Contemporary, The Soul of Black art at Upfor, Holly Andres at Charles A. Hartman, and Peter Brown Leighton at Blue Sky.    read more

Camerawork Gallery  December 31, 2016 - February 3, 2017 Streaming South Florida photographer, Doug Eng's Streaming South: Illuminations From A Journey Home series started from a curiosity about the waterways around his home with a one year kayak exploration of nearby creeks. Eng notes, "As I experienced the seasonal transitions in a visual and physical sense, I became aware of what the creeks were revealing to me about my own feelings and emotions about discovery, respect, loss, beauty and the harmonious complexity of nature itself."

Blue Sky  Stan Raucher, "Metro" Eric West, "Cityscape Burma"    First Thursday opening January 5, 6:00–9:00 PM  Artist Talk with Stan Raucher  Saturday, January 7, 3:00 PM  wtih a special opening talk by 2016 Drawers artist Stefan Lesueur

Newspacephoto Torrent Tea: Queer Space and Photographic Futures Curated by Ashley Stull Meyers January 13 – February 25, 2017

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art   Winter Group: Personal Selections December 22, 2016 - February 11, 2017

12 x 16 Gallery Exhibit by two of the founding members, Cary Doucette and works from the private collection of Eunice Parsons. January 5 - 29, 2017 First Friday Reception: January 6, 6-9 Artists' Reception: Sunday January 8, 2-4

Pushdot Studio Tessa Bolsover, Lapse  thru  January 27th, 2017

Portland International Airport - Art Program       Wendy Given will be working with the Port of Portland as the new Art Coordinator/Curator for PDX!    Please peruse the website/blog link for the current programs and exhibitions.

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

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.

Newspacephoto   MEMBER SPACE:2017 Newspace Members’ Exhibition   Deadline to submit: Tuesday, January 17, 2017  March 3 – April 1, 2017  Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6 – 8pm  Check back for additional programs.


Reel Music 34
January 13-February 5 at the Northwest Film Center

At the 34th annual edition of Reel Music you can discover and get inspired with an eclectic mix of the familiar and unknown in jazz, blues, rock, soul, opera, classical, avant-garde—or anything in between. (read more)


NOT TO MISS The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith Saturday, Jan 14@4:30 pm


On the Shelf

The 17 Best Socially Concerned Photobooks of 2016

Another Collectible Book from
Minor Matters

The goal of this volume is not so much to add to the study of the Black Panther Party’s history—though it clearly highlights the persistence of its sophisticated visual communication—but to look to its present influence among a variety of significant cultural contributors, and to acknowledge what could still be achieved to the benefit of American society as outlined in their Ten Point program fifty years ago.

Buy it Here

Minor Matters founder Michelle Dunn Marsh will be teaching a two-day workshop at the Palm Springs Photo Festival in May at JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER in NEW YORK CITY


Orchestrating Your Artistic Legacy with Jennifer Stoots

"Every artist should know this." -Sunny Bak, photographer & workshop participant (January 24, 2016)

This 2 1/2 hour workshop will give artists, photographers and filmmakers the information they need to understand how legacies are built and preserved, by way of good business practices and estate planning.

DATE:      Saturday January 7, 2017
PLACE:    David Paul Bayles Studio
                 24662 Ervin Road, Philomath, OR - 10min East of Corvallis; 1hr North of Eugene
TIME:       2:00 – 4:30 p.m. (with break)
COST:      $99 Early registration (until December 27) ; $130 regular registration (registration closes Thursday January 5 at 11pm.

REGISTER AT:  Eventbrite

Minor Matters founder Michelle Dunn Marsh will be teaching a two-day workshop at the Palm Springs Photo Festival in May at JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER in New York City  Stay Tuned

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