and related artistic endeavors

Portland, Oregon
September 2018

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Critical Mass Finalists To be announced in September

Call for Proposals for Blue Sky's 2019 Curatorial Prize

Brian Kosoff and William Neill featured in On Landscapes, the online magazine for photographers.

Oregon Artswatch-Photo Essay  Saturday Market

At the Museum-Minor White, Avantika Bawa and the Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

Critical Mass Finalists

To be announced in September


The Critical Mass 2018 finalist list is on Photolucida's blog - take a look-see!  All of the finalists will go on to have their work viewed by our amazing 200-person jury.  A heartfelt thank you to all who submitted, please keep doing the work!

The Critical Mass 2018 TOP 50 list will be announced in September, along with the Blue Sky Solo Show award recipient, the Rauschenberg Foundation and CAMPO residency award announcements. So stay tuned!

Call for Proposals for Blue Sky's 2019 Curatorial Prize

Call opens: August 9, 2018  Call closes: September 17, 2018         
Decisions announced: November 2, 2018  Exhibition held: May 2–June 2, 2019

Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR is seeking proposals for a Curatorial Prize for a one-month long photo-based exhibition in May 2019.  (Learn More)

Brian Kosoff and William Neill featured in On Landscapes, the online magazine for photographers.

Brian Kosoff has described his default setting as being beauty, but in contrast to the many landscape photographers who go to great lengths to exclude obvious signs of man from their images, Brian embraces these and imbues them with an elegance that defies their often humble origin.

William Neill is no stranger to On Landscape, most notably because he runs his own On Landscape column for Outdoor Photographer

Photo Essay

 Saturday Market

Portland's iconic open-air market, the largest of its kind in the nation, is a bustling village of arts and crafts and people-watching in the city.  Read More at Oregon Artswatch

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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.

In the Beginning

Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

Thru  October 21, 2018

Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Fields Ballroom, first floor

September 19 @ 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.

APEX: Avantika Bawa
thru February 10, 2019
Portland-based artist Avantika Bawa. Looking at a singular Portland architectural structure, she presents her ongoing series of drawings, prints, and large panel paintings of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Photography Around the Town and On the Road

For a summary Calendar function for show openings and lectures.

Portland Photo Events.

The Camerawork Gallery  Carl Weese September 1 – September 28, 2018 Artist Talk, 4pm-5pm, September 8 followed by Artist Reception,   5pm-7pm  The drive-in movie theater is an iconic feature of the American landscape, found in every corner of the country. Once there were over 4,000, now fewer than 400, but those that remain are busy summer nights providing entertainment to thousands of fans. The pictures in this exhibit show 16 theaters from 12 states. They are selected from over 200 theaters photographed by Carl Weese over nearly twenty years.

Blue Sky Gallery Matt Eich I Love You, I'm Leaving Touch a group show curated by Christopher Rauschenberg September 6–30, 2018  First Thursday opening reception:  September 6, 6:00–9:00 PM Artist talk with Matt Eich: Saturday, September 8, 3:00 PM Curator talk Christopher Rauschenberg: Saturday, September 29, 3:00 PM All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.

Wendy Given, You, Darkness   Tuesday, September 18, 5 - 7pm, 6pm talk (calendar)  1953 NW Kearney  Street (Guild Mortgage Building)  Exhibitions are in the gallery inside the Guild Mortgage Bldg. Thursday 9/6, Tuesday 9/11, Thursday 9/27, 1 - 5pm  Presented by VERNISSAGE FINE ART  Contact MaryAnn Deffenbaugh for an appointment 971-277-4118,

Pushdot Studio  Joni Kabana, The Salt Workers of Afar  Artist Reception: September 7, 6-8pm  Exhibition: August 3-September 30  Pushdot Studio  2505 SE 11th Avenue  Suite 104  Portland, OR 97202  (503) 224-5925  Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art  Wayne Miller: World War II Photographs
Exhibition: September 5-29

......Road Trip

 LightBox Photographic Gallery  The Portfolios  September 8th - October 10th, 2018 Artists’ Reception:  Saturday, September 8th, 5-8pm (calendar) 1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103 (503) 468-0238

David N Jones - Paper, Shell and Flowers - High Key Images  The show runs from September 8th through  November 8th.  The artist reception will be on Saturday, September the 8th from 3-6 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 email: website:

Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts Call for Proposals  Blue Sky's 2019 Curatorial Prize