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Portland, Oregon
January 2019

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I send out Photo Happenings the first of each month.

Eulogies to Cherie Hiser are peppering the internet, facebook, twitter and the media.  I offer my special remembrances.

At the Museum-Memory Unearthed, Picturing Oregon, and Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Photography Around the Town and on The Road

Workshops-Laura Valenti, Ray Bidegan, and an invitation to join to with Joni Kabana in Mexico 

 'Photo Evangelist' Cherie Hiser Gone At 79

I met Cherie Hiser on April 1 of 1984 when she came to the Grand Opening of the Photographic Image Gallery.  Although we shared many memories and she influenced me in a myriad of ways, I can only lay privilege to be one of the many creative lives  she touched.   

I could say that I was Cherie's best friend, but it is a claim that many hundreds of others could rightfully make; that is how she made you feel.  Cherie could drive you to the heights of creativity and to the depths of despair, and when you met her you soon knew you were at the beginning of an epic ride.

Hiser was an evangelist, and her flock was vast.   It made no difference if you were Dennis Hopper, Ansel Adams, Minor White, a soiled dove or citizen of the street, she reached her spirit out to everyone who crossed her path.  In all those years I never heard her denigrate another soul.

Cherie was a life force that called for no quarter, the world was her congregation.  For those who knew her there was always the smiling shake of their head at her every story of adventure and every quest that sparked her inner light.  They followed her anyway. 

Cherie was never one to discourage an idea or a dream, and she had the ability to light that spark in every soul who crossed her path.


I am told that friends are planning a celebration of Hiser’s life in May.  I will send out that information when I get more details.

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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

Jan Cook

The Miller Room, Mark Building

January 16, 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.

Around the Town and On the Road

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.

Jeffrey Conley, Reverence  Exhibition: December 5- January 19  Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  134 NW 8th Ave.  Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

Blue Sky Gallery  Out of the Drawers: Hidden Wonders of the Natural World  featuring photographs by Adam Bacher, Danielle Dean, Claire Dibble, Hal Gage, and Melinda Hurst-Frye  on view through February 3, 2019

Don Jacobson, Botanicals  January 2 - January 30, 2019  Reception: January 19, 2019, 1 - 3pm (calendarLan Su Chinese Garden  239 Northwest Everett Street  Portland, Oregon 97209  503.228.8131  10am - 4pm everyday
A meet and greet will be held Saturday, January 17, 1 - 3pm.

Camerawork Gallery  Darcie Sternenberg will be giving an Artist Talk, Saturday, January 12 from 3pm-4pm followed by a Reception 4pm-5:30pm. Remember, Free Parking is available and the gallery has ADA access. The event is free and open to the public.

Blue Sky Gallery  Ashley Miller: Sweet Things  Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures  thru February  3,First Thursday opening reception: January 3, 6:00–9:00 PM  Artist talks:  Ashley Miller: Thursday, January 3, 5:00  PM  Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Saturday, February 2, 3:00 PM

Gallery 114  Don Jacobsen  January 3 - February 2, 2019  Winter In America  Reception, January 3, 6 - 9pm  I will have one of my photos in the Winter In America exhibit at Gallery 114  Address: 1100 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209 (Across from Blick Art Supplies)  Phone: (503) 243-3356

......Road Trip

Jennifer Stoots:  B&H / January 8th at 4:00 p.m. Photo history lecture "Follow the Money" B&H NYC SuperStore / Event  Space 420 9th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY ------A beautifully illustrated art history lecture that takes a retrospective look at the Western art market, the fine art photography market and where we are today.
This lecture is free & open to the public but registration is required

PHOTO LA / January 31st - February 3rd  Presentation & panel discussion "Access to Excess"  (Day & time TBA)
Barker Hanger, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monca, CA  Stoots will open the presentation with a brief, illustrated summary of the fine art photography market. The subsequent panel discussion will center around the internet and its impact on looking at and collecting photography.

 Tacoma Art Museum is holding a retrospective of the work of Blue Sky co-founder Terry Toedtemeier. The exhibition, Sun, Shadows, Stone: The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier, is on view through February 17, 2019.

Don Jacobsen  will have two photographs in the "Reflections" exhibit at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River. The show runs from January 2 through January 26.
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877 January 2 - 26, 2019


Gresham Arts Festival Saturday, July 20, 2019 Historic Downtown Gresham Artist Application

Blue Sky Solo Show Award Recipient is Noah Addis!  The Critical Mass 2018 Blue Sky Solo Show award recipient is Noah Addis - whose series Future Cities will be on exhibit April, 2019 at Blue Sky Gallery during Photolucida 2019 and Portland Photo Month.


Study Photography with Ray Bidegain and friends in a robust environment with a focus on student success.

Laura  Valenti- If you’re itching to get a photo trip on the calendar, join Laura her upcoming retreat in Eastern Tibet!    Follow her on Instagram right here for pics of her travels from late December through the month of January.  Travel along with her to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, and Italy.

Joni Kabana is putting together a photo gathering in San Miguel de Allende in March/April.   This is not a workshop, Joni states - just an invitation to come down during that time.  If you are interested pleas contact here at