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Portland, Oregon
November 2017

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The Portland Darkroom to keep film alive and accessible in Portland.

Jennifer Stoots tapped for the Oregon Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts

Value of classic cars and fine art plunges as photographs soar

National Geographic comes to town with 'Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice' 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

Wordstock-- November 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum

Galen Rowell's legacy – the closure of Mountain Light

At the Hollywood Theater--First Daughter and the Black Snake Filmmaker Keri Pickett - winner of the  2017 Portland Ecofilm Festival's Best Feature Film Award!

At the Museum Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Ken Hawkins

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

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The past three months have been a long and volunteer-driven process.   The Portland Darkroom is a fully-equipped film processing area, a gorgeous eight-enlarger darkroom, and a four-scanner digital lab.

Located in the historic North Coast Seed Building, photographers can now utilize the space through monthly memberships with 24/7 facilities access and have lauched launched Community Darkroom Nights, where every single Wednesday PDR facilities will be open for anyone to rent.

Update: The initial goal is met! Let's keep this momentum going and raise $20,000 to keep film alive & accessible in Portland!

Check it out on Kickstarter

Jennifer Stoots tapped......






Jennifer Stoots has been invited by Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts to join their Resource Council.  

"I look forward to contributing to their ongoing programming and supporting their efforts in helping the creative community by providing legal assistance, resources and educational programs to artists and organizations in the visual, literary, performance, media and other arts."

For more information about OVLA and upcoming workshops for creatives, please visit their website at

Value of classic cars and fine art plunges as photographs soar



Photography was probably the hottest new investment area among collectables, said Coutts, the seventh oldest bank in the world. A photograph of visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990 by Thomas Struth sold for $777,080 (£600,890), with pictures by Gilbert & George, Robert Mapplethorpe and Andreas Gurksy all making more than $400,000.


Alec Soth    Falls 55

Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 ‡

“It is definitely one of our fastest growing categories,” said Brandei Estes, head of photographs at auctioneer Sotheby’s in London. “It’s the nature of the work; it is the most democratic of art forms and because of the relatively accessible price points, it’s an attractive category for the growing middle market.”

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National Geographic talent comes to town

'Coral Kingdoms  and Empires of Ice'

7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20

Groundbreaking underwater photojournalists David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, who's also an aquatic biologist, will take the Newmark stage to show stunning imagery from their assignments in faraway places such as the warm, tropical Papua New Guinea, all the way to the frozen tundra in Antarctica.

Doubilet has been a photographer and writer for the magazine since 1971.


Read More in the Portland Tribune

  Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival presented by Bank of America will be held on November 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum and neighboring venues in downtown Portland, Oregon. Purchase your advance tickets. November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Another Sad Passing of Galen Rowell – the closure of Mountain Light

When Photographer Galen Rowell and his wife Barbara were killed in a plane crash in 2002, I lost a good friend.  We had several shows with him at the photographic Image and I had a chance to visit his studio while in the Bay Area. 

One morning when he was in Portland I drove him up to Timberline Lodge so he could run to the summit of Mt. Hood and back down, and made a stop along the Sandy River so he could "take a dip".  

Now the studio is closing, and his name will slip into history, but I'll still remember the nice times I had with him.


2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
First Daughter and the Black Snake Filmmaker Keri Pickett - winner of the  2017 Portland Ecofilm Festival's Best Feature Film Award!

I met Keri Picket in the early 90's while reviewing at Fotofest, and showed her work in Portland at the Photographic Image Gallery in the early days of her fine art career.  We had several successful shows of her photographs.

She returned to Portland last month to kick off her new filmmaking career at the at the premiere of the Portland Eco Film Fest.   At a sold out opening night Keri was honored with the Best Documentary Feature Award and Winona LaDuke recieved the Eco Hero Award.

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Vernacular Photographs of, by, and for African Americans
Through DEC 3, 2017

Bringing together studio portraits from an important North Portland family album, vernacular snapshots, and Polaroids to demonstrate the rich diversity of African-American life and experience from the late 1800s through the 1990s.

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Ken Hawkins

Novermber 15 @ 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

Blue Sky Gallery   Benoit Fournier, Babylon  and  Sylwia Kowalczyk, Lethe  Nov 2nd - Dec 3rd,  First Thursday Opening Reception: November  2nd 6:00 - 9:00 PM  Artist talk: November 4th, 3:00 PM

The Camerawork Gallery    Mark Indig  Oct 28th - Nov 24th

Luke’s Frame Shop   Joni Kabana, Here + Afar  Opening: November 18th, 3pm - 5pm   (Albina Location) 47 North Albina Avenue, Portland 


......Road Trip

(Eugene, Oregon) Jerry Uelsmann and Olivia Parker   Two Photographers at the Gallery at Dot Dotson’s   Sponsored by Photography at Oregon  October 13th - November 9th, 2017  Dot Dotson’s  1668 Willamette St.  Eugene, OR 97401  (541) 458-1773  Hours: M-F - 10-6;  Saturday  11-3  
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(Corvallis, Oregon) Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild, For the Love of Oregon  November 3rd - December 8th, 2017  Reception and  Awards Presentation:  Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm  Giustina Gallery  LaSells Stewart Center  26th & Western, Corvallis, OR 97333  541-737-2402

(Camas, Washington) Visual Expressions Gallery ; Nick Carulli  Opening Exhibit: large metallic prints of the recent eagle creek fire and recent images from the SW.Saturday, November 11th, 2017, 6 - 10 PM  Visual Expressions Gallery  2115 SE 192 nd Ave suite 110  Camas Wa 98607

(Astoria, Oregon)Nature's Way group show & Jody Miller's Storms  November 11th - December 5th, Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 11th, 5-8pm  LightBox Photographic Gallery 1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 468-0238


Pinhole Photography Workshop With Zeb Andrews  Wednesday, November 8th  12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Clark College  Photo Lab: Room FAC 105  1933 Fort Vancouver Way  Vancouver, WA 98663  For directions please contact the Art  Department at 360-992-2370 For other questions please contact Bobby Abrahamson  email:
Phone: 503-281-4162 Cost: Free

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