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  • Marie Watt | Live Q and A "Hallie Ford Fellows: Art and Activism"

    Join exhibiting artists Bruce Burris, Harrell Fletcher, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Marie Watt on October 7, at 5:30 p.m. for “Hallie Ford Fellows: Art and Activism,” a virtual live presentation and Q&A on the intersections of activism, social practice and art making in their lives and communities.

    To join the Virtual Presentation and Q&A:

    For more information visit:

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  • Tad Savinar | Oregon ArtsWatch Review

    Tad Savinar's current show A Report on America's Weather 2016-2020: Selected Works by Tad Savinar On the Eve of an Election was recently reviewed in Oregon ArtsWatch.

    Read the review here:

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  • Marie Watt | 516 Arts Exhibition

    Marie Watt is featured in 516 Arts upcoming exhibition “Feminisms” opening September 26, 2020, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Feminisms” is a partnership between 516 Arts and the Wheelwright Muesum of the American Indian and is guest-curated by Andrea R. Hanley.

    “Feminisms features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. Works are far reaching from a diasporic experience, the politics of body, resilience, self-determination, and land. These artists approach their process and practice in a variety of mediums including video, performance, installation, two and three dimensional works, all of which are all connected to current cultural, political, historical and semiotic climates.”

    Feminisms will be open from September 26, 2020 to January 2, 2021.

    Read about some of the work in the show here:

    Listen to an interview with Carol Boss, curator Andrea Hanley, and Marie Watt here:

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  • Storm Tharp | Frieze review

    Storm Tharp’s Cinematic View of Everyday Life. BY BEAN GILSDORF IN REVIEWS | 24 SEP 20

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  • Jeffry Mitchell | TalkArt

    Jeffry Mitchell was interviewed on TalkArt. TalkArt is podcast hosted by artist Russell Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament, "a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artists, curators & gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism. Listen in to explore the magic of art and why it connects us all in such fantastic ways."

    This episode was recorded on September 6th, 2019 on the occasion of his being in London for his show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, which on view until October 18th, 2020.

    To listen to the episode visit:

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  • Storm Tharp in Conversation with Stephanie Snyder



    Storm Tharp - Artist
    Stephanie Snyder - The John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College

    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present a conversation between Artist Storm Tharp and Curator Stephanie Snyder. In their recent conversation, Tharp and Snyder discuss the Artist's recent move to Tokyo, Japan, in addition to his newest body of work, Seeking Fragrance, on view at the Gallery through September 26th.

    We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! Please let us know if you would like any additional information about the work or if you would like to schedule an appointment to view the exhibition.

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  • Tad Savinar | A Report on America's Weather 2016-2020: Selected Works by Tad Savinar On the Eve of an Election

    Tad Savinar's upcoming show "A Report on America's Weather 2016-2020: Selected Works by Tad Savinar On the Eve of an Election" opens on September 23, 2020 runs through October 26th, 2020 at the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Exhibition Space.

    Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
    Exhibition Space
    3033 NW Yeon Street
    Portland, OR 97210

    Walk in Hours:
    Tuesday, October 13th- 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Sunday, October 18th- 10:00 - 4:00 pm

    To inquire about the work, to make an appointment at a different time (weekdays between 10am and 5pm), or to have a representative from PDX accompany you to the show-please contact us at

    Tad Savinar
    I DO BELIEVE, 2020
    digital print on paper
    26" x 21"

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  • Justin L'Amie in Buckman Journal

    Artworks by Justin L'Amie have been featured in issue 004 the magazine Buckman Journal, an Anthology of Portland Writers and Artists. The works accompany a writing by Stevan Allred titled "Goose Queen."

    Get a copy of Buckman Journal here:

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  • River: Please join us in donating to Portland Harbor Community Coalition

    We are donating $1,000 During our RIVER exhibition to Portland Harbor Community Coalition. The mission is to elevate the voices of communities most impacted by pollution in the Portland Harbor Superfund site, including Native, Black/African American, immigrant and refugee, and houseless people of all backgrounds, and to ensure that impacted communities benefit from and lead the cleanup, restoration, and redevelopment of the harbor. Please make a donation of any size. Every contribution helps.
    Core Partners
    Get Hooked Foundation – Introduces children and families in at risk communities aquatic ecosystems through mentorship.
    Camp ELSO – empowering youth of color to explore the possibilities of careers in science fields, by exposure to unique outdoor learning opportunities while nurturing a love for
    ​the outdoors.
    Iraqi Society of Oregon -Helps integrate Iraqi residents into Portland life by providing basic skills and a sense of community.
    Brown Folks Fishing – A community of anglers of color cultivating the visibility, representation and inclusion of people of color in fishing and its industry
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – Portland Branch 1120 – The Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development.
    Right 2 Survive – Educates both houseless and housed people on their civil, human, and constitutional rights empowers houseless people to stand up for themselves when their rights are violated. They bridge the gap between housed and un-housed people by clearing away misconceptions and stigmas associated with houselessness.
    Wisdom of the Elders –Records and preserves the oral history, cultural arts, language concepts, and traditional ecological knowledge of exemplary American Indian historians, cultural leaders and environmentalists in collaboration with arts and cultural organizations and educational institutions.
    Portland African American Leadership Forum – A grassroots organization, uniting people of African descent to advance equity through community organizing, civic participation, and leadership development.
    Support/Advisory Partners
    Audubon Society of Portland
    Blue Green Alliance
    Bonneville Environmental FundColumbia Riverkeeper
    Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
    Confluence Environmental Center
    Constructing Hope
    Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
    Earth Justice
    Green Anchors
    International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701
    Jobs With Justice
    League of Women Voters of Portland
    Linnton Neighborhood Association
    LiUNA – Local 737
    Metropolitan Alliance for Workforce Equity
    NAYA — Youth and Education Services Department
    Neighbors for Clean Air
    Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
    Occupy St. Johns
    Oneill Electric Inc – O’Neill Construction Group
    Oregon Community Health Worker Association
    Oregon & Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers
    Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Oregon State University – Superfund Research Center
    Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
    Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
    Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group
    Portland Jobs with Justice
    Portland People’s Coalition
    Portland Raging Grannies
    Sierra Club-Oregon
    St. Johns Center for Opportunity
    Willamette River Advocacy Group
    Willamette River Partnership
    Willamette Riverkeeper
    Our River. Our Future.
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  • Jeffry Mitchell: PDX online pop up and benefit for Southern Poverty Law Center

    Jeffry Mitchell spent the Spring of 2020 as the first Artist-in-Residence at Township 10. One of the many projects he worked on while in residence was to make a series of mugs, which we are delighted to have the opportunity to share with you and sell.

    Thinking of these mugs as both utilitarian and as sculpture, Jeffry Mitchell’s approach includes sculpted tiger handles, his iconic hand-drawn imagery of ‘elefants’, bears, roosters, owls, and peonies, and saturated, pooling glazes that reference those of Michoacán and Oaxaca in Mexico, in addition to Tang Dynasty ceramics.

    20% of sales from Jeffry Mitchell’s Mugs will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    *Please note that the images in this email are examples of what the mugs look like. While the mug you purchase will be similar in format, glaze, and size, each mug is handmade with varied imagery and subtle differences from piece to piece.

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  • Iván Carmona: Named a 2020 Hallie Ford Fellow

    Congratulations to Ivan Carmona, Natalie Ball and Donald Morgan! The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2020 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, recognizing three Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence.

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  • Marie Watt: The Devil is in the Details, PANEL - May 29th at 1:00pm PST

    I ‘sindikit I

    The Devil is in the Details

    Hosted by Carrie Secrist Gallery on the eve of
    Diana Guerrero-Maciá:
    The Devil’s Daughter is Getting Married

    Join in conversation with
    Diana Guerrero-Maciá (Chicago, IL), Paolo Arao (Brooklyn, NY), and Marie Watt (Portland, OR)

    Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM PST

    "The Devil is in the Details" is an idiom that refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details, meaning that something might seem simple at a first look but will take more time and effort to complete than expected... details are important.

    Idiomatic images lose their historical/ economic/ material gravity over time -- that which is hidden is archived in the details.  Diana, Paolo, and Marie convey ideas around who they are and what their work represents through material choices often coded in abstraction, using a collage aesthetic. There isn’t direct access into each of the panelists’ identities unless you understand the signifiers engaged or each artist’s visual language—it’s mediated in the work.  The details in their work are important, and often the details are sewn. Their work sets a foundation for a conversation around visibility and invisibility.

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  • Open by Appointment Only Starting on March 13th, 2020

    "A Stitch in Time"

    Barbara Stafford’s show “Falling Green” is exactly the uplifting, breath of spring we hope to share with you right now.

    Yet, to use an old phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” in current language “flatten the curve,” of COVID-19 we ask you to visit us by appointment.

    Please email us at to set up an appointment.

    If you are staying home, let us know if we can help you online. Whether you see the exhibition in person or online, we hope you feel you are in a place of peace, curiosity, and even joy.

    Please know how much we appreciate your interest in the artists we represent and whose art we exhibit. We will update our website and social media with updates to our open hours.

    Wishing you and your loved ones the very best in health and spirit.

    Jane Beebe with Jordan Pieper, Debbie Mishler, Iván Carmona, Lydia Beebe, Nathan Anderson, Jill Guild

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  • Natalie Ball Awarded the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship

    Congratulations to artist Natalie Ball on winning the 2020 Bonnie Bronson Award! Natalie joins the Bonnie Bronson Fellows, an important group of makers, who have previously won the award.

    We are also very pleased to announce that PDX CONTEMPORARY ART will have a solo exhibition of work by Natalie Ball at the Gallery in June 2020.

    Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon. She furthered her education in New Zealand at Massey University where she attained her Master’s degree, focusing on Indigenous contemporary art. Ball then relocated to her ancestral homelands to raise her three children. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including: Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Te Manawa Museum, NZ; Half Gallery, NY; Portland Art Museum, OR; Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA), NM; Seattle Art Museum, WA; and SculptureCenter, NY. Natalie attained her M.F.A. degree in Painting & Printmaking at Yale School of Art in 2018.

    About the Fellowship:
    Bonnie Bronson (1940–1990) was an artist and vital member of the Pacific Northwest arts community. In celebration of her life, the fund bearing her name was founded in 1991. Each year a fellowship is awarded to a working Northwest artist in recognition of artistic excellence and to encourage intellectual and creative growth. In 1996, the Fund established the Bronson Collection. It is comprised of works purchased successively from each of the Bronson Fellows. The Collection exemplifies the Fund’s long-term commitment to the work of the Fellows, while building a visual record of the Fellowship. On extended loan to Reed College, the Collection is installed throughout the campus. It is the Bronson Fund’s gift to the community.

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  • Storm Tharp at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

    Storm Tharp’s pieces Cadre and Wolves at the Door are a part of the the exhibition What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, on display at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums from thirteen of Oregon’s contemporary visual artists who have received the Hallie Ford Fellowship Award between 2014-2016, administered by the The Ford Family Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Independent Curator Diana Nawi.

    Of Storm Tharp’s work, Diana Nawi writes, "... Storm Tharp's ‘Cadre' (2017) contains a quality of pathos, communicated through dynamic gesture and bodies and visages that make visible sentiment and sensation. For Tharp, seriality yields both juxtaposition and cohesion. While a breadth of gestures is contained in this suite of thirty-six works on paper, ranging from total abstraction to clear figuration, from grinding black lines to washy inks, together they form an expressive, almost linguistic set of images that holds contradiction and grace side-by-side." ('What Needs to Be Said,' Diana Nawi, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, 2019, Page 17)

    The exhibition will be on display from February 15 through April 5, 2020.

    Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
    8371 N Interstate Ave
    Portland, OR

    First Saturday Reception:
    March 7, 2020

    Gallery Hours:
    Friday through Sunday

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  • Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson Paulsen | Archer Gallery at Clark College

    February 11th - May 2nd, 2020

    Anna Gray + Ryan Wilson are exhibiting in a two person show with Anna Von Mertens at the Archer Gallery at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.
    Please join the artists for the opening reception on Thursday, February 13th from 11:00am - 1:00pm and for a short talk about the exhibition beginning at 12:15 pm.

    Archer Gallery
Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way

    Vancouver, WA 98663

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Friday and Saturday - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    The Archer Gallery is located in the Penguin Union Building (PUB) attached to Gaiser Hall on the Clark College campus in Vancouver, Washington.

    Pull into the Parking Lot south of Gaiser Hall. Park in any of the unmarked spaces. F/S spaces are reserved M–F until 5:30. Enter at the SW corner of Lower PUB.

    Look for "Archer Gallery" lettering on the outer doors of the building. The gallery is just inside the door.

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  • ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 | Mexico City

    ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 | Mexico City
    February 5 - 9, 2020
    Booth FS105

    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to announce participation in ZONAMACO FOTO 2020 in Booth FS105.

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  • Jenene Nagy at Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin

    Jenene Nagy's work will be on display at the Furlong Gallery at the University of Wisconsin from January 29th - February 22nd, 2020 in her exhibition "flags + monuments." The exhibition features both her monumental works on paper as well as her printed flags.

    Gallery Director Robert Atwell says of the exhibition, "Jenene Nagy is interested in creating symbols of place while continuing to examine what we know about things and what we expect from images. The flags stake claim to a chosen and cultivated path, a symbol of a commitment to living in this world with an open mind and generosity of spirit."

    flags + monuments
    Furlong Gallery
    University of Wisconsin - Stout
    Opening reception Wednesday Jan. 29, 5-7p
    Exhibition runs through Feb. 22, 2020
    178 Micheels Hall
    712 South Broadway Street
    Menomonie, WI 54751

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  • Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond in Conversation

    Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond in Conversation
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    7:00pm (Reception at 6:00pm)
    925 NW Flanders Street
    Portland, OR 97209
    *Please RSVP to*

    On the occasion of Adam Sorensen’s exhibition Skeleton at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, we are pleased to host a conversation between Adam Sorensen and Jon Raymond.

    Jon Raymond is a well-known cultural figure in Portland who works as an author and screen writer. He has worked with Director Todd Haynes to produce the critically acclaimed mini series, Mildred Pierce. In addition to his work as a screen writer, Raymond has written many novels and is the editor of Plazm magazine. His work appears regularly in Artforum and Bookforum, among others.

    Adam Sorensen lives and works in Portland, OR. He received a BFA from Alfred University in New York and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in painting from the Studio Art International, Florence, Italy. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. In 2011, Sorensen had a solo exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in the APEX project space. His work was recently featured in the winter 2020 edition of Juxtapoz magazine.

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  • Barbara Stafford in Oregon Live

    Barbara Stafford was featured in Oregon Live's list of beautiful shows opening in 2020.
    Her graceful, atmospheric landscape paintings will be on display here March 4-28, 2020.

    Check out the feature here:

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