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Portland, Oregon
March 2019

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

Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata'

MAPPLETHORPE---Coming to Theaters March 1

April Baer and Barry Johnson comment on Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Marylhurst University’s Arts Programs

Photographer’s Forum magazine ceases publication

Photolucida is gearing up for the biennial seeking individuals who will volunteer their time

The Beauty of Wild Things:Charcoal  Drawings by Portland artist April Coppini at the High Desert Museum

Stupid Art Theif foiled at  Terry Etherton gallery in Tucson-you won't believe this one!

At the museum: Opens on March 9-The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier  and Heather Evans Smith speaks at this month's Brown Bag Talk

Photography Around theTown and on the Road

Bits & Pieces-call for artists

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

Celebration of Cherie Hiser's 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.  All  are encouraged to attend to celebrate this amazing woman and photographer.


A Go Fund Me site 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.  No amount is too small.

Johnny Depp as War Photographer W. Eugene Smith in 'Minamata'

In Production:   Johnny Depp is featured as war photographer W. Eugene Smith. Andrew Levitas is directing from a screenplay by David K. Kessler, who adapted the book by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Eugene Smith.

  The redemptive thriller sees Smith (Depp) take on a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan, in 1971.

With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse, disconnected from society and his career. But an old friend and a commission from Life magazine editor (Nighy) convinces him to journey back to Japan to expose a big story: the devastating annihilation of a coastal community.  read more

Coming to Theaters March 1

The film explores Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel, home to a world of bohemian chic. Here he begins photographing its inhabitants and his new found circle of friends including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground.
Watch the trailer

......And while we're on the Subject

Here are 40 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch

Check 'em out here!

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Oregon College of Art and Craft, a school with a 112-year history, will end operations in May. Read More

What Will Happen To Marylhurst University’s Arts Programs?  The Gym gave more than a few careers a critical push. For each exhibition, the Gym’s curator made a high-quality exhibit catalogue available to other museums, curators and the artists themselves. Listen to April on OPB

RELATED: Read more about this from Barry Johnson on Oregon Arts Watch

Photographer’s Forum magazine Ceases Publication

"After much soul-searching, we have decided to cease publication of Photographer’s Forum magazine as well as discontinue the contests, both the Spring Contest for amateur photographers and the College & High School Contest for students. The December 2018 Best of Photography Annual was our last publication."

Established in 1977, Photographer’s Forum magazine was an award-winning quarterly publication dedicated to quality reproduction of photography in the United States and Canada. Each issue strived to facilitate communication and publication experience among emerging professionals. Read More

April is Photography Month in Portland!



Photolucida is gearing up for the biennial Portfolio Reviews Event (April 25-28).   In addition to the popular Portfolio Walk at the Portland Art Museum (Thursday evening), they are presenting their second-ever publisher's Photobook Fair (Saturday evening) - along with a silent auction to benefit Photolucida's scholarship fund and a Pearl District Gallery walk!

Get the BIG picture HERE

Call for Volunteers!

Photolucida is
seeking individuals who will volunteer their time to help facilitate the 5-day event - welcoming participants, helping to keep things on schedule during the reviews, setting up the Portfolio Walk and assisting with other evening social events.

Volunteers get an inside look at this nationally known event and contribute to the culture-building of the photography community.

Please email

Life on the Dry Side

Culture, Curiosity and Character about
Oregon East of the Cascade Mountian Range

High Desert Museum
The Beauty of Wild Things:Charcoal  Drawings by April Coppini

April Coppini is a Portland-based artist whose enduring subject is wild animals. She is known for her large, gestural charcoal drawings of foxes, deer, jackrabbits, moths and bees.

Coppini is renowned for being able to breathe life into her charcoal depictions of the wild inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. Using only black charcoal and white paper, she makes images that are expressive, engaging and keenly observed in terms of their lifelike detail.

Score One for the Staff

Phillip Castro, 44, was arrested on suspicion of stealing a painting from a Terry Etherton gallery in Tucson after he reportedly returned days later asking for a receipt.  

Staff members recognized him from images captured on the gallery’s security cameras. “As soon as we realized who he was, we called the police and acted as though we were trying to accommodate him,” Srinivasan said. “We kept it low-key. We didn’t raise the fact that it had been stolen.”  The staff used several delaying tactics to keep Castro there until police arrived, claiming they couldn’t find the receipt and that the computer system was slow.

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Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Heather Evans Smith

The Miller Room, Mark Building

March 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.

MAR 9 – AUG 4, 2019

The Photography of Terry Toedtemeier

Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947 – 2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher, and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography.

His many notable professional activities—from cofounding Portland’s Blue Sky Gallery to rapidly growing the museum’s photography collection—never took away from his deep passion for making his own photographs. Toedtemeier’s artistic legacy is explored in Sun, Shadows, Stone, the first exhibition to feature works from all phases of his career.

Around the Town and On the Road

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art Harry Callahan, Eleanor thru 3/16

Pushdot Studio Catherine Haley Epstein, My Nose Made Me Do It   thru 3/29

Blue Moon Camera & Machine  Spencer Pond Photo Exhibition -(calendar) February 25th- March 31st, 2019 opening Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 5-7pm

Blue Moon Camera Staff Show   March 11-April 4th, 2019  Reception: Saturday March 16th 7-9pm (calendarUniversity of Portland Buckley Center Gallery  5000 N. Willamette Blvd  Portland, OR 97203  M-F 8:30am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8:30am- 4pm

Gallery 114 features InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, a joint show featuring the decorated and tattooed human figure, featuring painter David Slader and photographer Owen Carey.

Camerawork Gallery-- Bernard C. Meyers, Urban Abstracts    March 2 – March 29, 2019 Artist Talk, Saturday, March 2, 3:30pm-4:30pm (calendar)  Reception following 4:30pm-5:30pm    Camerawork Gallery  301 N. Graham Street  Portland, OR 97227  Located in Lorenzen Conference Center  Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus  9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday,  Sunday, 10am-4pm  Free parking, ADA access; TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44  Free admission. Open to the public.   503-701-5347

Adam Bacher, Ravens in the Wild Photography, Legends and Lessons for Care-Free Living  Photography Talk and  Presentation  Tuesday March 5th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (calendarPro Photo Supply – Event Center  1112 NW 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209  503-241-1112  $5 - $15  Tickets at

 InkBodySkinPaint+Fire   @Gallery 114:Owen Carey and David Slader Preview & Artists' Reception  Wednesday  March 6, 7:00 p.m. And First Thursday  March 7, 3-9:00 p.m. Open Thursday-Sunday, noon-6:00 p.m. through March 30.   Additional Events: - Risk/Reward Experimental Performance; First Thursday, March 7, 6:30 - 8:30pm (intermittent) - 'The Importance of Being Frank': Rusty Newton Tennant , One-person Show; Saturday, March 16, 4:00pm (Donations accepted) - 'The Invisibility of Visibility': Literary readings by members of Street Roots vendor community; Tuesday, March 26, 6:00pm    More

Small Talk Collective, Rumors  Audra Osborne, Briana Cerezo, Jennifer Timmer Trail, Kelli Pennington, Kristina Hruska, Leslie Hickey, and Marico Fayre  February 27–April 28, 2019  First Friday opening reception: March 1, 6:00-8:00 PM (calendar)  Wolff Gallery  2804 SE Ankeny St.  Portland, Open Wed-Sun 11am-6pm // Open until 8pm every First Friday of the month

Blue Sky Gallery Barbara Kruger From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation Natalie Krick, Natural Deceptions

......Road Trip

Lightbox  Photographic Gallery March 09, 2019 through April 09, 2019 The Portland Darkroom Exhibit The Portland  Darkroom Exhibit March 9, 2019 – April 9, 2019  Artists’ Opening Reception – Saturday, March 9, 5-8 p.m.

Bryan Andresen Photography, Rock, Ice and Water  The show runs from March 9th through May 9th.  There will be an artist  reception on March 9th from 4-6 pm (calendar) The O’Brien Photo Gallery  2833 Willamette, Ste. B.  Eugene, OR. 97405  541 729 3572  Open weekdays, call be be sure we’re open.  email:  website:

Work by Angela Holm & PCPDX, Photographic Intentions  March 1st 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Artists Reception, Meet the Artists!  (calendarChehalem Gallery  415 E Sheridan St,  Newberg, OR 97132



PNW 40  (Pacific Northwest 40)  April 13, 2019 – May 8, 2019.  LightBox Photographic Gallery invites all Pacific Northwest photographic artists to submit work Deadline for submissions is Midnight, Sunday, March 10, 2019 Artists’ Reception, Saturday, April 13, 5-8 p.m.