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  • Terry Toedtemeier | Oregon Artswatch

    Blake Andrews interviews Prudence Roberts about the photographer and curator ,Terry Toedtemeier's, work, approach, and legacy for Oregon Artswatch.

    "Terry Toedtemeier (1947-2008) was an Oregon-based photographer and curator. His work is the subject of two shows this spring: Terry Toedtemeier: Photographer at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon (open through August 11th) and Arches (and apertures) at PDX Contemporary Art in Portland (open through June 1st).

    Prudence Roberts is a curator, writer, and art historian based in Portland, Oregon. She and Toedtemeier met while working at the Portland Art Museum and married in 1995. Blake Andrews is a photographer based in Eugene."

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  • Joe Rudko | Heirlooms

    JOE RUDKO | Heirlooms

    We are thrilled to present you an opportunity to commission well known photography artist Joe Rudko for a unique collage using your family photographs. This is your chance to be a part of his new project titled 'Heirlooms.’

    Many of us holds a treasure trove of memories in our personal photo collections, more than what can be neatly arranged in albums. Rudko's new, innovative project will preserve your personal photographs by crafting them into a one-of-a-kind heirloom artwork of your pets, people. and/or places. Each piece will be a treasure of your family's unique legacy, history and memories presented in a fresh and captivating way. 

    PDX is now accepting commissions and are happy to feature Joe Rudko's project at the 2024 Seattle Art Fair (July 25th - 28th) as the exclusive source for "Heirlooms" at the fair.

    If you are interested please inquire by email to and we will send you the details on the process, price, and timeline. 


    Heirlooms Sample Prices

    9" x 12" — $2,520
    15" x 11" — $3,600
    30" x 22" — $7,200

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  • Heather Watkins | Artist's Book Release

  • Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion: "the space in which to place me"

    We are honored to be among the sponsors of the U.S Pavilion.
    "The Portland Art Museum and SITE Santa Fe, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, present Jeffrey Gibson as the representative for the United States at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
    Celebrated for an artistic practice that combines American, Indigenous, and Queer histories with influences from music and pop culture, Gibson creates a dynamic visual language that reflects the inherent diversity and hybridity of American culture. Using abundant color, complex pattern, and text, he invites deep reflection on identity, inspires empathy, and advocates for a widening of access to democracy and freedom for all. On view April 20 through November 24, 2024, Jeffrey Gibson: the space in which to place me provides international audiences with the first major opportunity to experience Gibson’s work outside of the U.S.
    For the U.S. Pavilion, Gibson will activate the interior and exterior of the building with a series of new and recent works that invite reflection on individual and collective identities including sculpture, paintings, multimedia works, and a site-specific installation activating the pavilion’s courtyard. The title of the exhibition references Oglala Lakota poet Layli Long Soldier’s poem Ȟe Sápa." PAM

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  • Terry Toedtemeier | Talking About Terry: A Conversation about the Terry Toedtemeier Legacy

    There will be a talk about Terry Toedtemeier's legacy and current exhibition "Terry Toedtemeier: Photographer" at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on Saturday, May 5, 2024.

    Saturday, May 11, 2024 — 2:00pm

    Artist Terry Toedtemeier (1947-2008) was an influential photographer, curator, and historian who made a lasting impact on the state of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Join his colleagues Craig Hickman, artist; Prudence Roberts, curator and partner; John Weber, JSMA Executive Director, in a conversation moderated by Thom Sempere, JSMA Associate Curator of Photography.

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  • Terry Toedtemeier | Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

    Solo exhibition Terry Toedtemeier: Photographer, will open at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art May 4 - August 11, 2024.

    "Terry Toedtemeier: Photographer brings together a special collection of prints by the artist, given to the JSMA by his friends, family, and colleagues. Born and raised in Portland, Toedtemeier was a fixture in the Oregon cultural community until his untimely passing in 2008 at the age of 61.

    The exhibition highlights the range of Toedtemeier’s photographic work. It begins with his early experimentations made in the 1970s when, as a self-taught artist, he explored the boundaries of the photographic medium. The exhibition culminates with his impeccable later Northwest landscape images, where he balanced a discerning, scientifically-trained eye with an aesthetic interpretation of nature.

    The fortuitous combination of art and science in Toedtemeier’s work began when he earned a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences from Oregon State University in 1969. His coursework included experiential learning as students walked the land to understand that observation and description were foundational skills necessary to interpret the meaning of geologic processes. Over time, he came to intuit that perceiving how the land was formed only increased its beauty."

    Terry Toedtemeier: Photographer is curated by Thom Sempere, Associate Curator of Photography.

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  • Marie Watt | Exhibition and Artist Talk at Carnegie Museum of Art

    Marie Watt's exhibition, Marie Watt: LAND STITCHES WATER SKY, will be on view in the Forum Gallery at Carnegie Museum of Art from April 13 - September 22, 2025.

    Watt presents a new body of work that explores steel and glass—materials deeply tied to the region’s industrial history—from a contemporary Indigenous perspective, challenging assumed contradictions between visibility and invisibility, strength and vulnerability, and presence and absence.

    There will be a conversation in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater between Marie and her local collaborators on Saturday, April 13th, at 3:30pm, followed by CarnegieLab, multisensory activities inspired by Marie’s practice.

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  • Jenene Nagy | Helzer Gallery & Artist Talk

    Jenene Nagy's exhibition The Weight is now on view at the Helzer Gallery through May 4. There will be an artist talk and Gallery reception on Thursday, April 18, from 11am-1pm.

    Included in this exhibition is a decade-long meditation on everything and nothing. The basic materials that comprise the work bind us to this earth and each other. The drawings investigate ideas of labor and ritual while exploiting the physical properties of paper and graphite, resulting in a seemingly unknowable yet familiar surface. The intimacy of this process is a welcoming, a space where quiet contemplation can lead to a deeper understanding of this world.

    With these drawings, devoid of narrative, there is no spectacle, only attention. The simple mark is the moment, and the moment an infinite unto its own. Dense yet radiant, the works create an expansive space that opens the door to something unforeseen. The resulting surface is weighted by the patience to allow the poetics of nothingness to navigate uncertainty and instability in the contemporary world.

    Jenene Nagy | The Weight
    March 6 - May 4, 2024

    Helzer Gallery
    Portland Community College
    Rock Creek Campus
    Building 3 / Room 102
    17705 NW Springville Road
    Portand, OR 97229

    Artist Talk and Gallery Reception
    Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Gallery Hours
    Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
    Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm (free parking)

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  • Marie Watt | Printing Circle with Marie Watt

    Growing out of the sewing circle gatherings that have been integral to the artist’s practice, this printing circle is an opportunity for community members to come together and create printmaking plates and prints that will be integrated into future works by Watt. Attendees can also contribute their prints to an emergent installation in the Center’s Leslie and Johanna Garfield Lobby that will evolve over the course of the exhibition.

    Important Notes
    No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Materials will be provided.

    While supplies last, participants will receive a small print from Marie Watt in exchange for their time and participation.

    RSVP is encouraged but not required; visitors may join at any time as space allows.


    Printing Circle with Marie Watt
    Saturday, February 17, 2024
    1:00 PM 5:00 PM

    Print Center New York
    535 West 24th Street
    New York, NY, 10011United States

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  • Marie Watt | Marie Watt in Conversation (in conjunction with IFPDA Print Fair)

    Marie Watt (b. 1967) tells stories not only in her celebrated textile, sculpture, and installation work, but also in print. Over her career, she has collaborated with master printers at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR), Sitka Center for Art and Ecology (Otis, OR), Tamarind Institute (Albuquerque, NM), and Mullowney Printing Company (Portland, OR). This conversation with her collaborating printers will illuminate Watt’s enduring engagement with print as a key element of her material, conceptual, and community practice.

    Including Julia D’Amario (Sitka Center for Art & Ecology) and Paul Mullowney (Mullowney Printing Company), and moderated by Marjorie Devon, Director Emerita of Tamarind Institute, with a welcome by Jordan D. Schnitzer.

    This program is offered in conjunction with the IFPDA Print Fair. A ticket to the Fair is required to attend this program; no need to RSVP separately. Print Center New York Members receive a complimentary pass to the fair.

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  • Heather Watkins | Artist Talk: Heather Watkins & Katherine Shaughnessy at Sun Valley Museum of Art

    Join artists Heather Watkins and Katherine Shaughnessy for a conversation with author Sarah Sentilles about their practices, processes, and the ways that making art has helped each navigate experiences of illness. The talk is part of the exhibition Bodies of Work: Art & Healing on view at the Sun Valley museum of Art through March 23, 2024.

    This is a free event with limited space, please register here:

    Heather Watkins & Katherine Shaughnessy in Conversation with Author Sarah Sentilles.
    Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Sun Valley Museum of Art
    191 5th St E,
    Ketchum, ID 83340
    United States

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  • Gus Van Sant | Director "Feud: Capote Vs. the Swans"

    David Bianculli of NPR write
    "FX is promoting Feud: Capote vs. the Swans as "the original Real Housewives," but it's a lot deeper than that — and infinitely more watchable. Based on the book Capote's Women, by Laurence Leamer, this eight-part series tells of Truman Capote's friendships with, and betrayals of, New York's most prominent society women — the ladies who lunch."

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  • Marie Watt | Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt at Print Center New York

    Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt
    January 25 - May 18, 2024

    Print Center of New York
    535 West 24th Street 
    New York, NY 

    “Print Center New York is pleased to present Storywork: The Prints of Marie Watt, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, the artist’s first traveling retrospective and the first to reflect on the role of printmaking in her ambitious interdisciplinary work. On view in the Jordan Schnitzer Gallery, the exhibition considers Watt’s printmaking both as a process and a philosophy—a medium that has had a nuanced and enduring impact on her career since 1996. Featuring over 60 works, it presents Watt’s etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts alongside a selection of her monumentally-scaled sculptures and textile works.”

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  • Joe Rudko | Acquisition by The Morgan Library

    Joe Rudko’s work Stage has been acquired by the @themorganlibrary in New York City and will be included in Seen Together: Acquisitions in Photography, on view January 26 through May 26, 2024.

    “Seen Together showcases over forty previously unexhibited works acquired by the Morgan’s Department of Photography since its founding in 2012. The pieces selected, and their thematic arrangements, reflect the department’s two highest priorities: first, to build a photography collection that converses with other collections at the Morgan, including drawings, printed books, and literary manuscripts; and second, to draw from widely varied historical contexts and traditions for photographs that collectively tell larger stories about the medium.”

    Congratulations, Joe!

    Joe Rudko
    Stage, 2017
    32x45 inches
    gelatin silver print collage
    Courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery

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  • Marie Watt | PEM Awardee

    From the Peabody Essex Museum
    "Artists change the way we see and interact with the world.

    The PEM Prize is presented to artists from any field whose work explores the catalytic relationship between creativity and civic engagement. Reinvigorating and reimagining the communities in which we live, these artists are leaders, connecting us to the possibilities that exist for a more inclusive and understanding world.

    Along with a cash award, the PEM Prize recipient receives the opportunity to work with the museum on a project or series of projects that will be accessible to all. While each project will assume a different form, PEM Prize awardees will be individuals or groups who strive to deepen our global cultural connections, ignite our imaginations and inspire us to action.

    This year’s PEM Prize is awarded to artist Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots). She will be creating a piece to be completed onsite, creating a multisensory experience in collaboration with the museum’s community as part of the PEM Prize from November 2023 through June of 2024.

    The PEM Prize Awardee is selected by a committee of museum staff and leadership for their catalytic use of creative expression in civic engagement."

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  • Heather Watkins | Sun Valley Museum of Art

    We are pleased to share that Heather Watkins work is included in Bodies of Work: Art & Healing at the Sun Valley Museum of Art. Bodies of Work: Art & Healing will be on view January 12 - March 23, 2024. Participating artists include: Katherine Shaughnessy, Heather Watkins, Renée Stout, Katherine Sherwood, Estelle L. Roberge, and Dylan Mortimer.

    “The notion that making and experiencing the arts can be healing has a long history. At the beginning of the 20th century, tuberculosis patients “taking the cure” at sanatoria often participated in structured arts and crafts programs. Wounded soldiers recuperating during World War II were taught “lap crafts,” such as beading and embroidery, as part of their medical therapy. The arts have served as powerful medicine for both mind and body for centuries.
When planning for this exhibition considering the connection between art and healing began, the Covid-19 pandemic was dominating headlines around the globe. How do the arts help us process and/or recover from medical illness? How can they help us navigate the complex experience of what it is to be a medical patient facing serious illness in the 21st century? And how can art help us heal from other kinds of social and emotional trauma?

    The exhibition features artwork by several contemporary artists who have used their practices as ways of exploring and processing their own experience of medical illness and also the experiences of others. Working in a range of media and from widely varying points of view and experiences, these artists have made art as part of their own healing and in order to enable the healing of others.”

    Sun Valley Museum of Art
    191 5th St E,
Ketchum, ID 83340

    Tuesday - Friday
    10:00 am—5:00 pm 
    11:00 am—4:00 pm 

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  • Iván Carmona | 2024 Solo Exhibition at OSU

    Iván Carmona starts the New Year with a solo show, Nostalgia, at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon.

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  • James Lavadour | Art Focus KBOO interview

    James Lavadour was recently interviewed for Art Focus on KBOO radio.

    "On Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews gallerist Jane Beebe about painter James Lavadour’s new show Planet Waves which is on now at PDX Contemporary Art through Nov. 28. Beebe talks about Lavadour’s use of color, the role of landscape in his abstract expressionism, and the way he works impulsively, tearing the paper from the pins on the easel. Lavadour from Umatilla is considered one of the best Native American painters working today. Beebe talks about the collectors who are attracted to his work at art fairs like the recent Armory Show which Beebe attended in New York "

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  • Heather Watkins | Art Focus KBOO interview

    Heather Watkins was recently interviewed for Art Focus on KBOO radio.

    "On Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins about her show Elemental Things which is on now at PDX Contemporary Art through Nov. 28. Watkins talks about turning line drawings into sculptures, her method of pouring ink on paper then cutting around the lines, and the values of lines in nature. "

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  • Iván Carmona | Intuitive Nature: Geometric Roots & Organic Foundations, Schneider Museum of Art

    Iván Carmona is included in Intuitive Nature: Geometric Roots & Organic Foundations at the Schneider Museum of Art.

    This exhibition brings together the work of eight visual artists engaged in abstract, contemporary painting and sculpture. Each artist brings with them a personalized set of tools that reflects their intuitional play on geometric roots and organic reflections. Together, they form an exhibition that is visually stunning, revealing their brilliance and expertise. The artists are selected for their contrasting works as much as their complimentary ones to make the whole of the experience complex yet connected and rooted in like-minded histories.

    There will be an opening reception on Thursday, October 5 from 5 to 7pm.

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