Subscribe To the newsletter


  • D.E. May Archiving Project | The Oregonian

    Keen writer and arts and architecture appreciator Briana Miller finds ten great shows around Portland with a wide range subjects from Black Lives Matter to Swedish log cabins to D.E. May archives in today's Oregonian.

    Read the full article here:

    Read more
  • Winter Holiday Hours

    Happy Holidays from everyone at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART!

    Both locations will be closing at 3:00 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.
    Additionally, we will be closing at 3:00 pm on New Years Eve and will be closed on New Years Day.

    Jeffry Mitchell's exhibition I Have a Winter Friend will be open through December 24, 2021 at 1825 B NW Vaughn Street, Portland, Oregon.

    In the new year, additional construction will begin at our Vaughn Street location to complete our new space and a wonderful exhibition by Storm Tharp will open at our Flanders Street location on January 13, 2022.

    We look forward to seeing you and are grateful for your continued support!

    Friday, December 24, 2021- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Saturday, December 25, 2021- CLOSED
    Friday, December 31, 2021- 10:00 AM - 3:00 pm
    Saturday, January 1, 2022- CLOSED

    Read more
  • Extended: The World of Jeffry Mitchell Pop Up and Online Shop

    The World of Jeffry Mitchell Pop-Up

    The pop-up is also available to shop online:

    A portion of the sales from the pop-up will benefit the Portland Art Museum’s Connection Campaign for the Mark Rothko Pavilion. The pavilion will connect the Portland Art Museum’s two historic buildings on all four floors and integrate universal design principles throughout the campus to ensure that all people will enjoy improved access throughout the buildings to the Museum’s entire art exhibition and programmatic spaces. At its core, it underscores the Museum’s greater mission — building community through the arts.

    Read more
  • We will be open November 26-27

    Both spaces will be open the days around Thanksgiving. Thus we will be open Wednesday, November 25th, Friday November 26th and Saturday November 27th.

    We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th, 2021.

    Read more
  • Jeffry Mitchell | I Have a Winter Friend Gallery Info

    We are excited to invite you to come along on our slow, but sure, journey of creating a new gallery space in a Skylab creative community project. Happily, a portion of our quonset hut is almost complete.

    Jeffry Mitchell's new show will be at our new space, open our regular hours 10:00 am - 5:00pm.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    1825 B NW Vaughn Street
    Portland, OR 97209

    Read more
  • Iván Carmona | Oregon Artswatch

    Iván Carmona's new exhibition tierra de GIGANTES, was reviewed in Oregon Artswatch.
    The review goes in depth about the stories and memories attached to these vibrant, colorful works.

    Read the full review here:

    Congratulations on a wonderful and successful show, Iván!

    Read more
  • Marie Watt | hyperallergic

    Marie Watt and her work on display at the Hunterdon Art Museum was featured in hyperallergic.

    Curated by Jason Vartikar in collaboration with the artist, Companion Species (At What Cost): The Works of Marie Watt, highlights tapestries among a variety of textile works.

    Read the full article here:

    Congratulations, Marie!

    Read more
  • James Lavadour | New Works on Paper from the Artist's Studio

    We are happy to present new works on paper by artist James Lavadour.

    Started as early as 1994 and finished in 2021 during the pandemic, Lavadour has titled these new works on paper Portfolio: 1994/2021. They are from different time periods, on different papers, and different sizes but were worked on and completed as a group during this past year of isolation.

    Lavadour found applying his current way of painting to pieces he was working on in 1994 to be an astonishing experience. For him, paintings hold memories and to be using new techniques that he has developed over time combined with techniques he has used or experimented in the past was an interesting meditation on how his thinking in paint has evolved over 27 years.

    These new works range in size from 20” x 28” to 14” x 20” and feature the same rich depth and physical, process-oriented practice of Lavadour’s works on panel.

    View all available works here:

    Read more
  • Marie Watt | Artist Talk: Artist Marie Watt in Conversation with Author Sarah Sentilles

    Join artist Marie Watt and author Sarah Sentilles for a conversation about their shared interest in responding to the natural world in their respective practices. The two will discuss their explorations of "companion species" (the title Watt gave to a large body of work), and their expansive thinking about what counts as family and about kinship as a practice. As Sentilles asks, "What would the world look like if we lived as if we were all related?"

    Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00pm at the Sun Valley Muesum of Art in Ketchum, Idaho.

    To attend the virtual livestream- free, pre-registration here:

    Read more
  • Jenene Nagy | Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency

    Jenene Nagy will be an artist-in-residence at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency this fall. The residency takes place at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis, Oregon.

    The Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency was established in 2002 to provide working artists with little or no printmaking experience the opportunity to explore a new creative medium with guidance, instruction and technical assistance from a professional etching printer, Julia D'Amario. 

    For more information:

    Read more
  • Heather Watkins | The Semi-Finalist

    Heather Watkins was recently interviewed by David Schell for The Semi-Finalist.

    Heather talks about her practice and process, her use of language and material, and her exploration of the unknown and the unnameable.


Read the full interview here:

    Read more
  • Heather Watkins show still-moving extended to October 9th

    Heather Watkins' current exhibition still—moving at PDX CONTEMPORARY has been extended until October 9, 2021.
    Welcoming you Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Read more
  • 20 Years of Printmaking Residency on Oregon Coast | Chessman Gallery

    Sitka Center for Art & Ecology are celebrating 20 years of the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency with a show in Lincoln City

    Read more
  • Marie Watt | Sewing Circle Invitation

    Marie Watt invites you to an Open-to-the-Community Sewing Circle.

    “Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 we will be hosting in-person sewing circles in Portland, Oregon and look forward to connecting with our community through shared embroidery and conversation. This is an all ages event and no experience required.

    Friday, July 23, 2 - 4:30pm
    Sellwood Park, Picnic Area H
    714 SE Miller St.
    Portland OR

    Saturday, July 24, 10am - 12pm
    Oregon Center for Contemporary Art
    8371 North Interstate Avenue
    Portland OR 

    Sewing circles are inclusive by nature and design. Everyone’s voice is equal in a circle; circles can expand or contract as needed to create space. The panels being stitched often start with an Indigenous point of view in relation to site, histories, and Iroquois teachings, and these themes then become touchstones for conversation, connection, and cross-cultural knowledge generously exchanged by participants. Our stories connect us. 
    No sewing experience necessary
    All ages welcome (participants to date have included individuals from ages 3 to 93) 
    Come and go as you wish
    I will trade a print in exchange for your stitches
    Bring a friend and feel free to pass the invitation on 

    These outdoor sites are new to us. As table space will be limited, consider bringing a blanket to gather and stitch from. 

    RSVPs are appreciated, but not required.”

    RSVP July 23 at Sellwood Park:

    RSVP July 24 at Oregon Contemporary:

    Read more
  • PDX Visits Lostine | A PDX pop-up at Lostine Tavern

    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is delighted to announce a pop up show July 16 - 26 at the Lostine Tavern in Lostine, Oregon.

    Jane Beebe, Owner and Director of PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, has been visiting Wallowa County for forty years to spend time at a family place. Last January, noticing a "For Sale" sign in the Lostine Tavern window, Beebe wondered if Peter Ferre, owner of the Tavern, would let PDX have a pop up in the space. Ferre welcomed the idea and thus plans began.

    While the Lostine Tavern is currently closed, the Tavern continues to host classes and community events and remains a beautiful, two-story, local stone building in the center of town. The Lostine Tavern was built in 1900, renovated in 2013, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

    Like a visit from an old friend, the show hopes to say hello, share what's new in work and life, and have a fun summer visit. The show will feature twenty eight artists with work ranging from prints, paintings, and photographs to ceramics, bronzes, and books. All art will be for sale and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the Lostine basketball court effort.

    The Artists: Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Tina Beebe, Nick Blosser, Iván Carmona, Bean Finneran, Jacques Flèchemuller, Ellen George, Victoria Haven, Elizabeth Knight, Justin L’Amie, James Lavadour, Kristen Miller, Wes Mills, Jeffry Mitchell, Megan Murphy, Jenene Nagy, Georgina Reskala, Joe Rudko, Tad Savinar, Adam Sorensen, Barbara Stafford, Storm Tharp, Terry Toedtemeier, Molly Vidor, Nell Warren, Heather Watkins, Marie Watt, and Yamamoto Masao.

    We hope you will stop by!


    Lostine Tavern
    125 Hwy 82
    Lostine, OR

    Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Read more
  • Iván Carmona and Justin L'Amie Pendleton Center for the Arts | East Oregonian

    Iván Carmona and Justin L'Amie's exhibition at the Pendleton Center for the Arts is open July 1 - 31, 2021.
    They will be discuss their work during an opening reception for the first in-person show in the East Oregonian Gallery at Pendleton Center for the Arts in 16 months.

    The reception is Thursday at the arts center, 214 N. Main St., from 5:30 - 7pm.

    For more information on the reception and exhibition:

    Read more
  • Jenene Nagy | Iris Project Residency

    Jenene Nagy is an Artist in Residence at the Iris Project in Venice, California, for the month of June.

    Iris Project Residency offers artists, curators, writers, and creative thinkers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines the space and time to push boundaries in their practice, freed from the pressure of production or material exchange. We strongly believe that when creativity is uncoupled from commercial requirements, new directions and insights will emerge, and that these benefits will extend beyond the artist's time at the residency.

    Additionally, there will be a live, virtual studio visit on the Iris Project's Instagram LiveTV on June 26th from 2-5pm. To tune in visit their Instagram @irisprojectresidency

    For more information visit:
    To tune in for the studio visit on Instagram LiveTV: @irisprojectresidency

    Congratulations, Jenene!

    Read more
  • Jeffry Mitchell | Breakfast Under the Tree at Carl Freedman Gallery

    Jeffry Mitchell is currently in a group exhibition, Breakfast Under the Tree, at Carl Freedman Gallery in Margate, UK curated by Russell Tovey of TalkArt.

    “Breakfast Under the Tree brings together a diverse range of depictions of contemporary social scenes, group portraits and shared spaces. Populated by characters both real and imaginary, and wide-ranging in style, from neo-realism to cartoonish dreamscapes, they together form a pictorial survey of how we live now.”

    The exhibition includes works by Ana Benaroya‌, Susan Chen‌, Caroline Coon‌, Lenz Geerk‌, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings‌, Oscar yi Hou‌, Cheyenne Julien‌, Jon Key‌, Doron Langberg‌, Lindsey Mendick‌, Jeffry Mitchell‌, Cassi Namoda‌, Toyin Ojih Odutola‌, Sola Olulode‌, Benjamin Senior‌, Salman Toor‌, Charmaine Watkiss. 

    Breakfast Under the Tree is on view from 4 June – 14 August 2021.

    Read more
  • Marie Watt | The Art Newspaper

    Marie Watt's exhibition Each/Other with Cannupa Hanska Lugar at the Denver Art Muesum was featured in The Art Magazine.

    "The American artists Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger originally envisioned their joint exhibition Each/Other at the Denver Art Museum (until 22 August) as a project that would activate the galleries with collaborative, hands-on events evoking Indigenous art-making and community-building traditions. But with plans upended by the coronavirus pandemic, the artists shifted their focus “toward the idea of shelter, both as it relates to the global health crisis but also the civil unrest in the US that ensued over the last year”, Luger says. The show comprises more than 20 mixed-media sculptures, wall hangings, installations and two crowd-sourced works."

    To read the entire article visit:

    Read more
  • Marie Watt | Each/Other at the Denver Art Museum in the New York Times

    Marie Watt's new exhibition Each / Other with Cannupa Hanska Luger opened at the Denver Art Museum on May 21. The exhibition celebrates collaborative art-making that involves public participation.

    "Exploring the collective process of creation, Each/Other will feature 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by Watt (Seneca, Scottish, German) and Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European), along with a new monumental artist-guided community artwork. While each artist’s practice is rooted in collaboration, they have never before worked together or been exhibited alongside one another in a way that allows audiences to see both the similarities and contrasts in their work.

    Watt and Luger's work is divided into two sections that explore the artists’ engagement with community, materials and the land. A new collaborative piece will be located where the two artists’ works converge within the gallery. Works on view in Each/Other will consist of materials including carved wood, ceramic and fabric sculpture, photography, installation works with concertina and oil drums, video-based interpretive elements and documentation pieces to show past performance works by the artists."

    The exhibition was featured in the New York Times, to read more about the exhibition:

    To learn more about the exhibition:

    Read more