Wednesday, December 3, 2008

No New Blogging Until Spring of 2009

Unfortunately, all of our blog postings are being put on hold until the Spring of 2009. There are several reasons for this, but the main reason is family priorities. We'll continue to keep our websites and art resources current and blog again next year.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Dan Fear


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fine Art Photography Marketing Class

“Marketing yourself as a fine art photographer”
Portland Community Collecge
Instructor: Guy Swanson

This 7 session class, workshop and field trip is designed for photographers who want to find their way into the retail gallery world of fine art photography. Gain an insight into what gallery directors are looking for, how to do your research, develop collateral material and press packets, and how to present yourself as an artist. The program includes a trip to view the Portland Art Museum Photography collection, a tour of select First Thursday photography exhibits, and an evening of special speakers.

Monday, September 29th
First Thursday October 2nd
Monday October 6th and 13th
November 3rd and 10th

Trip to the Portland Art Museum Photography Gallery (date will be determined at first class) Class includes 5 Classes-2 Field Trips.

For additional information visit the website of:
Portland Community College

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Miami Art Fairs / December 2008

Art Basel Miami is rapidly approaching so it's time to start planning. In addition to the big fair located at the Miami Beach Convention Center, be sure to visit some of the other art fairs. Last year, the satellite fairs provided trendous visual treats and museum quality works. Visit them and you'll see talented, established and emerging artists represented by top teir art galleries from around the world. Local museums and galleries are also planning special events and parties. If you're interested in visual art, the first week of December you should be in Miami.

Additional details about each art fair, including pictures from
last year, visit


Art Basel Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
220 leading art galleries from around the world will be exhibiting 20th and 21st century art works by over 2000 artists. There are also numerous special exhibits and events organized by the fair. Some exhibitions and private openings occur on the December 3rd, be sure to check their website for additional details listed under visitor information.


December 4-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 3000 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
artASIA will inaugurate it’s first International Asian Contemporary Art Fair in 2008 from December 4-7 with a special preview on December 3rd. The fair will host 60-80 leading world galleries selected through an international selection committee and will further feature a strong program of talks, presentations and discussions by leading authorities in contemporary art – curators, artists, critics, notable collectors and other art specialists – concerning issues that matter in Asian contemporary art today.


Aqua Art Miami - Aqua Hotel
December 4-7, 2008
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This art fair features 44 galleries, with a strong representation of west coast dealers especially Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The hotel is a nice venue for both looking at art and enjoying the outdoors; all of the rooms face an outside courtyard. You'll also find several other hotel art fairs within walking distance, plan on spending a whole day looking at art fairs on Collins Avenue.

Aqua Art Miami - Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 42 NE 25th Street, Miami
50 galleries exhibiting contemporary art. This fair like the Aqua Hotel has a strong showing of west coast galleries. The fair is located in the Wynwood district not far from Pulse and will most likely be open during the evening of the Wynwood art walk.


Art Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Miami Midtown Arts District, located just north of downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard. Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street.
More than 100 leading national and international galleries participated in the 2007 fair, which attracted more than 20,000 attendees. Plans are currently in progress for this year’s fair to include a designer VIP Lounge, a café offering delectable cuisine and beverages, ample parking, space for outdoor sculptures. Shuttle service will be available between select Miami Beach hotels, the Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Basel) and Art Miami.


Art Now Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets, Miami Beach
This fair encourages participation from new and emerging galleries as well as established galleries new to the art fair scene. The South Seas offers a unique one of a kind oceanfront hotel location with access to the beach. Located close to several of the other art fairs, dining and bars on Collins Avenue including, the Bridge Art Fair, The Artist Fair, Ink and Aqua.


The Artist Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This fair was created as a resource for artists to exhibit during the prime Art Basel Miami Beach week. Most of the existing fairs cater only to galleries, leaving no opportunity for talented, successful and working artists to participate. The Artist Fair was created to fill this void and to allow professional artists to exhibit without gallery representation their paintings, photographs, mixed media and works on paper. The fair is also open to galleries who wish to exhibit a solo artist, curators and installation artists.


Bridge Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
Catalina and Maxine Hotels, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This is the third year for Bridge Miami Beach, and they are conveniently located within a few blocks of Art Basel Miami and the convention center. Visitors can browse nearly 80 rooms of international emerging and contemporary art. Each Bridge Art Fair features an international focus, defined both by geography and culture, providing each show with its own distinctive curatorial premise. Shuttles will run between each Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily. Several other art fairs are within walking distance, including Art Basel Miami at the convention center, Art Now, Ink Miami, The Artist Fair, and Aqua Art Miami, plus hotel bars and restaurants on Collins Avenue.

Bridge Miami Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
NE 1st Avenue and NW 34th Street, Miami
Building on three highly successful years in Miami Beach, Bridge will host their inaugural Bridge Miami Wynwood. The fair will feature some of the best in international emerging art, presented in a modular, museum grade exhibition space, built on a 60,000 square foot development in Miami Midtown, immediately adjacent to Art Miami, Photo Miami, and centrally located between Scope, Pulse and Aqua. In addition to a spectacular booth fair, Bridge Miami Wynwood will also showcase an outdoor sculpture project. Shuttles will run between the Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily.


Design Miami
December 3-6, 2008
NE 39th Street and 1st Court, Miami
Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that came before. Design Miami/ is the global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design. The Design Miami/ show includes the Design Galleries, Satellite Exhibitions, Design Talks, and the Designer of the Year Award.


Full House PooL Art Fair
December 5-7, 2008
Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the "art fair" experience for dealers and collectors as well as the general public. PooL's purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding artists, primarily those artists who do not yet have gallery representation. The show will be comprised of young contemporary art dealers, artist agents, emerging galleries, artists' collectives, and non-profit organizations.


December, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami
On July 14th, we were told that Geisai Miami would be back for 2008. Six years since the first inception of GEISAI in Japan in the summer of 2001, this is the American debut of a fair that has been a launch pad into the art world for many emerging artists. Artist are selected by jury and not charged a fee. Last year the fair was hosted by the Pulse Art Fair and they were located in the same complex, no details about this year’s location but most likely the same.


INK Miami
December 4-7, 2008
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Thirteen notable publishers and dealers will exhibit new publications, projects and acquisitions by leading contemporary artists. If you're looking to purchase prints or works on paper, you should plan on attending this small art fair. It is located just a few blocks from the convention center and Art Basel Miami. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association.


December 3-7, 2008
Ice Palace, 1400 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
Organized by New Art Dealers Alliance, in 2007 this fair featured eighty-one dealers and galleries showing contemporary artists from around the world. They also featured a section for small publishers and one of the best "Art T-Shirt" selections in Miami.


Photo Miami
December 3 - 7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami (31st and North Miami Avenue)
This is primarily a contemporary photography art fair, showing photo based art, video and new media. Over 60 new and established galleries will present highly anticipated works many that will be seen in the U.S. for the first time. Photo MIAMI 2008 will also have a dedicated Solo Projects section. If you are looking to see the latest trends in photography check out this fair.


Pulse Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, NW 21st Street, Miami
The fair will follow its successful invitational format, representing about 70 galleries invited by the Pulse Invitational Committee. They will be located in the same venue as last year and also have a shuttle service running to Art Basel. They usually have a wonderful preview party; if you have a chance to attend don't miss it. Shuttle service available.


Red Dot Fair
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami
Red Dot Miami's move to a booth-based event in a temporary structure will provide the exhibitors with a sophisticated, friendly environment, and ample space in which to build upon the engaging presentations and diverse styles that the fair has already established. Last year this art fair was hotel based. Approximately 60 galleries will be showing contemporary art.


Sea Fair
December, 2008
This is a 228 foot luxury mega yacht that features several art galleries. SeaFair is the world’s first mobile mega yacht venue, showcasing unique works of style and innovation including fine art and antiques, jewelry, fashioned cutting edge technologies. They feature a coffee bar, formal and informal dinning areas. Last year they were docked close to Miami Beach. Be sure to check their website for additional information. Because of the location you will want to plan ahead. Tickets can be purchased online from their website.


Scope Miami
December 3-7, 2008
2951 NE 1st Avenue, Miami (Between NE 29th & 30th Street)
Returning for its sixth year in Miami, expanded in size and global reach, with 85 exhibitors presenting at the 60,000 square foot pavilion at 101 NW 34th Street (NW 2nd Avenue) in Roberto Clemente Park in the Wynwood Art District. The SCOPE pavilion is convenient to the Rubell Family Collection, the Margulies Collection, as well as Miami's top galleries.


It's a good idea to visit each art fair website for special events and other details regarding the fair. Also, be sure to visit the art fair sponsors websites.

Finally, if you know of any special events taking place during the Art Basel week, please send us an email so we can add it to our event listing.

Online Miami Gallery Guide

This information supplied courtesy of

Friday, September 5, 2008

Terry Stringer
Beppu Wiarda Gallery

For the month of September, Beppu Wiarda Gallery is presenting leading New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer. His work has been exhibited internationally since 1978. He is a key figure in the history of art in New Zealand, a fact acknowledged in 2003 when he received the country’s national honor, the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The September 2008 exhibit at beppu wiarda gallery, titled “Head Room,” includes abstracted full and partial images of the head and human body. Humankind is expert at reading the figure and thus it becomes a vehicle to carry ideas. The most subtle message is in the face, therefore an exhibition of sculpted heads can communicate a group of ideas.

Terry Stringer
The Wrestlers
Bronze, 2008, Edition of 3
28 inches high
Courtesy of Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Terry Stringer
Body Language
Bronze, Edition of 3
16.5 inches high
Courtesy of Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Terry Stringer
Head Hand Hangings
Courtesy of Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Terry Stringer
Balthus and His Model
Bronze, Edition of 3
24.5 inches high
Courtesy of Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon

These works seek to build the figure as architecture. They conflate sculpture and architecture, both of which are structures in space. Regarding his work Terry says, “Many of these pieces relate to Folk Art which has long fascinated me. My work is a mixture of my memories and popular culture. I find that if I gift them with my own views, modeled figures indeed have life.”


Terry Stringer
September 2008

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 to 5

Beppu Wiarda Gallery
319 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209


For additional information visit the
Beppu Wiarda Gallery

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Laura Russo Gallery
Margot Voorhies Thompson Exhibition

For the month of May, Laura Russo Gallery is presenting a body of work by Margot Voorhies Thompson. The exhibition will be on display until May 31st.

<Margot Voorhies Thompson
Words In Motion 4 2008
Mixed media on canvas, 24" x 24"
Courtesy Laura Russo Gallery, Portland

Margot Voorhies Thompson
Words In Motion 3, 2008
Mixed media on canvas, 24" x 24"
Courtesy Laura Russo Gallery, Portland

Margot Voorhies Thompson
Words In Motion 8, 2008
Mixed media on canvas, 24" x 24"
Courtesy Laura Russo Gallery, Portland

This exhibition of work by Margot Voorhies Thompson looks at the relationships between calligraphic forms and language. Similar to nature, language has the ability to reinvent itself and adapt over time, or run to extinction. Through adaptation, the meaning of our words change. Thompson takes language and explores these changes by reinterpreting its meaning through form. The words are undecipherable and her unique idiom expresses the lyrical form rather than the symbolism. She deconstructs the alphabet literally by breaking up the letters into abstract elements.

Her work is in collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Stanford University Hospital, and the Printmaking Workshop in New York. Margot Thompson has completed several collaborative book commissions with Kim Stafford, Pattian Rogers, and Wendell Berry for the University of Oregon’s Knight Library Press. Other recent commissions include pieces for Oregon University of Health and Sciences, Portland; Portland State University; Kaiser Permanente, Tualatin, OR; the Woodstock Branch Multnomah County Library; and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, both in Portland.

Margot Voorhies Thompson
Inventing / Adapting, Paintings & Works on Paper
May 1 - May 31, 2008

Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave.
Portland OR 97209

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 5:30 pm
Saturdays 11:00 - 5:00

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website Laura Russo Gallery


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Slideshow Potshow - Food and Photography

SLIDELUCK POTSHOW to be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008
at Straub Collaborative Studio.

WHAT: Slideluck Potshow is a slideshow and a potluck to which members the arts and photography communities bring food, and submit a maximum of 5 minutes worth of slides. The evening begins with a couple hours of mingling and dining and on the home-cooked delights of participants. Following the potluck, the lights are dimmed, the crowd is hushed, and a spectacular slideshow commences.

Slideluck Potshow is a forum for exposing artists, curators, and editors to new work, while infusing the arts community with a non-commercial vitality and refreshing exchange. Photojournalists, painters, sculptors, designers, fashion, and fine art photographers all show their work alongside one another in a relaxed and spirited atmosphere. It is an event that brings together scores of spirited and creative individuals-- and what could be better than that?

WHO: The event is open to the public and the slideshow will feature artists from the Portland area. Slideluck is an opportunity for artists and art-appreciators to come together and share their work in a congenial, non-competitive atmosphere. Presenters range from the very accomplished to the up and coming, but regardless of status, none is allotted more than 5 minutes for their slideshow. Participants are encouraged to take creative risks, in terms of content and presentation. Slideshows are often accompanied by music, commentary, or other surprises. The theme for this seasons event is "Transmutations." Work by Mark Colman and others will be featured.

Slideluck Potshow was founded in the backyard of advertising
and editorial photographer, Casey Kelbaugh, in 2000. Kelbaugh produced 20 shows around Seattle, and is now, along with Alys Kenny, organizing 3 events a year in NYC. Slideluck takes place in about 25 cities globally, including Berlin, Mexico City, San Francisco, London, Milan, Sao Paolo, Barcelona, and Copenhagen.

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2008, from 7pm until 11pm.
The potluck begins at 7pm and the slideshow begins about 8:30pm.

WHERE: Straub Collaborative Studio, 2503 N. Albina,
Portland, Oregon 97227



Friday, April 25, 2008

Mark Woolley Gallery
William Park: Life is Good

In May, the Mark Woolley Gallery will be presenting a major solo show by veteran Portland painter William Park. Park's upcoming exhibition features primarily abstracted bird imagery executed in acrylic on canvas and paper.

This show is dedicated to Park's mother, Muriel Dowhen Park, who recently passed away. Park recently wrote this dedication: "Her spirit and enthusiasm for life have been a constant inspiration. This work is about that spirit: the extraordinarily ordinary joy of life. Life is Change. Painting is the act of making changes. Looking for the extraordinary through continuous ordinary acts."

Preview Party: Wednesday, April 30th, 6-9 PM
Food, beverages & music by Flamenco guitarist Jefferey Trapp
First Thursday Opening: Thursday, May 1st, 6-9 pm

Painting by William Park
4 + 3, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 20 x 16
© 2007 by William Park
Courtesy Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

Painting by William Park
Confluence , 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 42" x 42"
© 2007 by William Park
Courtesy Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

Painting by William Park
Some May Wonder , 2007
Acrylic on paper, 28" x 22"
© 2007 by William Park
Courtesy Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR

William Park was born in 1945 in Oakland, California and is very well known to Portlanders for his numerous public art commissions and projects. These include the recently completed public mural in downtown Portland, developed with New Avenues for Youth and Outside In. He has also worked with youth at the innovative p:ear program in downtown Portland and runs an extensive printmaking studio with classes adjacent to his primary painting studio near the Wonder Ballroom in NE Portland. He has had two prior shows at Mark Woolley prior to 8 years showing with Portland's Augen Gallery. His work is in many public collections, including the City of Portland, Tacoma Art Museum, OHSU, University of Oregon and others.

William Park: Life is Good
Recent Paintings
May 3 - 28, 2008

Mark Woolley Gallery
817 SW 2nd Avenue (2nd & Yamhill)
Portland, OR 97204

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website: Mark Woolley Gallery.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quality Pictures - Eric White Paintings

Quality Pictures is presenting an exhibition new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Eric White. The exhibition continues through May 31, 2008.

The exhibtion presents seven paintings in three distinct styles that highlight the breadth of Eric's skill and confirm his place as one of the new contemporary masters.

Eric White
The Settle-Down or Barefootin, 2008
Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Copyright Eric White, courtesy of Quality Pictures

Eric White
Albina, 2008
Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Copyright Eric White, courtesy of Quality Pictures

Eric White lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been exhibited worldwide and will be seen next at the Laguna Art Museum in "In the Land of Retinal Delights". This is his first exhibtion at Quality Pictures.

Eric White
New Paintings
April 3rd - May 31st, 2008

Quality Pictures
916 NW Hoyt
Portland, OR 97209

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 6pm

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, Quality Pictures.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bullseye Gallery / Cobi Cockburn Glass

Bullseye Gallery is featuring a solo showing of Australian artist Cobi Cockburn’s graceful and naturally inspired glass works.
The exhibition, Hinterlands, will be on view through April 5th.

Cobi Cockburn
Bundle, 2007
kilnformed, blown, hot-formed and coldworked glass
8.5 x 31.25 x 5.875
Photo: G. Piper, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

Cobi Cockburn
Collect, 2007
kilnformed, blown, hot-formed and coldworked glass
19.75 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches
Photo: G. Piper, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

Cobi Cockburn
The View Beyond, 2008
fused, slumped and coldworked glass
26.125 x 49 x 1.125 inches
Photo: P. Leonard, Image courtesy of Bullseye Gallery

“These forms celebrate my long-term interest in the gathering of materiél and the making of hand-woven forms,” says Cockburn. “In producing this body of work, it was important for me to incorporate my interest in fibres, my love for the natural Australian landscape, and my commitment to creating works that document a personal journey.” The patterns she uses “were inspired by the harsh colours and soft movement of low-lying grasses found throughout Australia. Within these grassy plains were the remains of beautiful old trees, some standing and others lying down. Together their strength and presence inspired me to create works that reflected these strong lines and celebrated their existence.”

A graduate of the Australian National University (ANU), in Canberra, Australia, Cockburn chose glass as her medium because of a belief that it “holds the colours, movement and touch of the maker’s hand in an honest, stable and incredibly beautiful medium.” Her work has been exhibited in Australia, Europe and the US and is included in the collection of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA.


Cobi Cockburn
February 19 – April 5, 2008

Bullseye Gallery
300 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

Gallery Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Saturday

For additional information contact the gallery or
visit their website Bullseye Gallery


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Augen Gallery / David Hockney Prints

This week the Augen Gallery will open a new exhibition featuring prints by David Hockney. The exhibition opening will be Thursday, March 6th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

David Hockney
Van Gogh Chair (White)
1998 Etching 37¼" x 34½" Edition/35
© David Hockney, courtesy Augen Gallery, Portland

David Hockney arrived in the United States a few years after the Beatles and has since become another of Great Britain’s best-known cultural exports. His early paintings of Southern California viewed American culture with a more objective eye than any of the native artists were able to externalize. He has continued to develop an artistic career characterized by more sensitive cultural antennae than most of his contemporaries. He was one of the oldest artists included in the most recent Whitney Biennial, which is decidedly an exhibition about and reserved for younger artists. Hockney has been one of the most active contemporary artists with respect to printmaking which has always been a vehicle for the artist to re-inform his paintings. Hockney’s printmaking experiments with home color copiers and collaged photo prints continue to be referenced by many of the younger artists working in Britain.


David Hockney - Prints
March 6 - March 27, 2008
Opening: Thursday, March 6th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


Augen Gallery
817 S.W. 2nd
Portland, OR 97204

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 - 5:30pm
Mondays by appointment

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website, Augen Gallery.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday Brunch at Quality Pictures

Quality Pictures is hosting an event that should not be missed.
On Saturday, March 1st, from 10:30 - 11:30 am, they will be presenting a free brunch. This is a wonderful opportunity to see their Brian Ulrich exhibition, learn about art and fill your stomach. ADMISSION IS FREE but SPACE IS LIMITED!
RSVP to or call 503-227-5060.

Brian Ulrich
Untitled Thrift (Vhs), 2006
C Print, limited edition
20 x 26 in. Edition of 5 + 2AP
50 x 40 in. Edition of 3 + 2AP
© Brian Ulrich, courtesy of Quality Pictures, Portland

Brian Ulrich
Untitled Thrift (99 cents), 2007
C Print, limited edition
26 x 20 in. Edition of 5 + 2AP
40 x 30 in. Edition of 4 + 2AP
© Brian Ulrich, courtesy of Quality Pictures, Portland

Saturday will be your last chance to see Brian Ulrich's artwork.

The Portland Mercury writes:
Chicago-based photographer Brian Ulrich has seen his stock rise dramatically over the past several years for his smart and detached photographic examinations of American retail and consumer culture. Neither as caustic as Martin Parr's sassy snaps, nor as clinical as the neo-objective trendsters who currently dominate the gallery scene and market, Ulrich's large format scenes have an almost 19th-century sense of carefully observed realism.

Erik Schneider, CPA will be presenting a talk on his latest curatorial effort "The Man Show". He will be looking at the show from 3 angles: CONCEPT: Mr. Schneider will discuss the underlying ideas behind the works in the show as well as commenting on the curatorial process for the exhibit.TECHNIQUE: A discussion of the various photographic techniques at work in the exhibit will be explored as the show is an excellent survey of many of the practices being employed today.MARKET: Finally, the show will be explored from a market standpoint including discussion of what makes art investment quality and how art is priced.


Brian Ulrich
January 11 - March 1, 2008

The Man Show
February 7 - March 29, 2008


Quality Pictures
916 NW Hoyt
Portland, OR 97209

Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11-6

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website, Quality Pictures.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

PDX Contemporary Art / Molly Vidor

This month, Molly Vidor painting are on display at PDX Contemporary Art, located in the Pearl NW Art District of Portland. The exhibition will continue through March 1st.

Molly Vidor
Elephant, 2007
Oil on canvas, 84" x 56"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
Slush (Snowflake), 2007
Oil on canvas, 68" x 56"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
La Jeune Fille, 2007
Oil on canvas, 73" x 48"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Molly Vidor
Swan Lake, 2007
Oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
© Molly Vidor, courtesy PDX Contemporary Art

Artist Statement
There are moments in nature and in great paintings that are inexplicably beautiful. The way that Bonnard paints a foot can change the way everything else looks. Each of these paintings is inspired by moments like these. They grow from a particular instance into what, I hope, is a broader experience.

I strive for a union in which neither the painter nor the paint overwhelms the other. I have the sense of a canvas fitting around its subject. Sometimes, intimacy and distance, or density and dissolution occur at the same time. Things pass by and can leave an impression that lingers.


Molly Vidor
February 5, 2008 - March 1, 2008
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
11 am - 6 pm

PDX Contemporary Art
925 NW Flanders
Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222-0063

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website PDX Contemporary Art


Sunday, February 3, 2008

Portland Gallery Guide - Major Changes

We've just completed a major changes to our online Portland Art Gallery Guide. The galleries are now listed according to which art district they're located in. If you're a gallery owner, please check the guide to make sure you're listed correctly.

Portland Art Gallery Guide

Also, I'd like to thank Annie Meyer of Studio 2507. It was her idea to reorganize the gallery listing and she also helped with identifying gallery locations. Thank you Annie!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Froelick Gallery - February Exhibit

Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon
February 1 – March 1st, 2008

Alfred Harris

Alfred Harris
Ariadne's Thread I
resin & acrylic on paper on panel


Robert Aland Hollingsworth
Vintage Silver Gelatin Prints: 1950-1970

Robert A. Hollingsworth
Dogs and Hydrant, 2007
Vintage silver gelatin print

Preview Reception with Artist:
Saturday, February 2, 3 – 5:30pm

First Thursday:
February 7th, 5 - 8:00pm

For additional information visit their website.
Froelick Gallery

Friday, January 25, 2008

Portland Art Galleries

If you're looking for fine art in Portland, Oregon, here are a few galleries to check out. The galleries represent a variety of artworks ranging from contemporary art to traditional Native American art. To learn more about the galleries and artists represented, click on the links below.

Portland Art Galleries

Downtown Art Gallery District
Attic Gallery (two locations)
Augen Gallery (two locations)
Broderick Gallery
Fireborne Creations in Glass
Gottlieb Gallery
Mark Woolley Gallery
The Real Mother Goose
Shaffer Fine Art Gallery

Pearl NW Art Gallery District
Attic Gallery (two locations)
Augen Gallery (two locations)
Beppu Wiarda Gallery
Blackfish Gallery
Blue Sky Gallery
Bullseye Gallery
Butters Gallery
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Froelick Gallery
Gallery 114
Gallery 7126
Laura Russo Gallery
Lawrence Gallery
Margo Jacobsen Gallery
Museum of Contemporary Craft
PDX Contemporary Art
Print Arts Northwest
Pullian Deffenbaugh Gallery
Quality Pictures
Quintana Galleries
Rake Art Gallery
Waterstone Gallery

Central Eastside Art District
23 Sandy Gallery
Bamboo Grove Salon
Launch Pad Gallery
New American Art Union
Newspace Gallery
Pushdot Studio
Studio 2507
CEAD - First Friday Art Openings and Map

NE and Alberta Arts District
Brian Marki Fine Art
Guardino Gallery
HiiH Gallery
ONDA World Art
Six Days Art Co-op
Talisman Gallery

Other Portland Art Galleries
Bonnie Kahn's Wild West Gallery
Chambers Fine Art
Fifty 24PDX
Genuine Imitation
Sugar Gallery
Tilt Gallery and Project Space
Village Gallery
Working Artists Gallery

Private Dealers & Other Art Related Services
Art, etc...
Imba Gallery
Mongeon & Associates
Night Gallery
Stoots Fine Photography

If you know of galleries that should be added or removed from this list, please let me know by sending an email.

Art-Portland Welcome Message

Welcome to "Art - Portland" a blog about art in Portland, Oregon.
It will cover news related to fine art in and around the Portland area. Our goal is to present local art news, exhibition information and to show some of the artworks being exhibited.

Since this blog is accessed (linked) primarily through our online Portland Gallery Guide, it will have a strong focus on gallery news.

If you'd like to share interesting news or stories, please contact us via email at Also, if you're associated with a gallery or other art related business, please add us to your press release, email mailing list.

Thanks for looking, check back soon and help spread the word about this new art blog.

Dan Fear