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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

    Check out the website for more information:

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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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  • Marie Watt | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

    Marie Watt's piece "Companion Species (Speech Bubble) 2019" is now a part of the permanent collection at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.
    The museum has new acquisitions from several contemporary female artists as part of their commitment to developing a more inclusive American art collection.
    Congratulations, Marie!
    View Marie's piece and more information here:

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    Happy holidays from everyone at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART!

    We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day and have altered hours:

    Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - CLOSED
    Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday, December 29, 2019 - CLOSED
    Monday, December 30, 2019 - CLOSED
    Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:00am - 3:00 pm
    Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - CLOSED

    We will return to our regular business hours of Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00am - 6:00 pm on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020.

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  • Adam Sorensen in Juxtapoz Magazine

    Adam Sorensen was recently interviewed in the Winter Issue of Juxtapoz magazine by Gabe Scott. In the interview, Scott discusses the inspiration and framework around creating Sorensen's lively and mysterious landscape paintings. Of the work, Scott writes, “These expansive vignettes are influenced by Adam’s interaction with the natural world, as well as his enthusiasm for old reference books. Ambiguity is an important aspect of Sorensen’s earthly allusions, and at their core, his paintings are built on abstract emotion, rather than an explicit narrative. Bathed in vibrant energy and soaked in sumptuous chromatics, these environments are energy fields of density and optical resonance…” (Scott, Gabe. “Adam Sorensen: The Electric Light Landscape,” Juxtapoz, Winter Edition 2020: Page 108)

    Congratulations, Adam!
    Be sure to get a copy of the magazine to check out the full interview featuring Adam Sorensen.

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  • Iván Carmona Interview with David Schell

    Iván Carmona was recently interviewed, ahead of his solo show at PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, in his studio by Portland-based artist David Schell on his blog Semi Finalist.

    Iván talks about his minimalistic style, the inspiration he finds in nature, culture, and childhood memories from his time spent in Puerto Rico, and the influences he draws from as he creates his sculptural works.

    Check out the interview here:

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  • Joe Rudko: Interview in In the In-Between

    Joe Rudko was recently interviewed in the In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography by Bree Lamb- artist, educator, and editor based in New Mexico. Lamb’s interview gives an in depth look into Rudko’s studio, aesthetic, process, materials, and experiences.

    Take a look at the interview online here:

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  • Marie Watt: Whitney Museum of American Art

    Marie Watt's work is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 'Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019.' Skywalker/Skyscraper (Axis Mundi) was made in Brooklyn, New York, and references the Iroquois iron workers who were known as 'Skywalkers', and built many of the skyscrapers in the city.

    This exhibition remains on view through January 2021.
    Congratulations, Marie!

    Listen to Marie talk about her work in the show here:

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