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October 9, 2017

Hey artists: the tour is just days away. Are you excited? Long-time tour goer, Diane Hunt, wants you not to downplay the importance of this event: “My moment with these talented people of great innovation and creativity, they make me feel like I’m being lifted up to their world, just talking to them, hearing their […] Read More

Our Glass artists

October 9, 2017

How do you like your glass? This year Portland Open Studios welcomes four very different artists working with this tricky medium: Bob Heath, Kurumi Conley, Carli Schultz, and Heather Fields. These four artists have very distinctively different working styles. Kurumi Conley (studio #66, NE Portland) is a fused-glass artist returning to Open Studios this year. […] Read More

Want to get your hands dirty during Portland Open Studios?

September 29, 2017

Here are a few artists who plan to have something for you to do if you visit their studios: You can go to our website to learn more about the artists and get your Guide to Local Artists. Shannon Carlson has some great fun in store for you if you visit her studio this October. […] Read More

The intern experience

September 29, 2017

More exciting news from Annamieka Davidson and her intern, Sid.  We are so excited that they are taking full advantage of our intern program.  Here’s her report:  “My PDXOS intern Sid came today. We looked at the mural that just went up across the street, and then we got a studio tour from a ceramic […] Read More

Introducing artist No. 92 – Karl Kaiser

September 28, 2017

Karl Kaiser’s mom was a teacher and so he was always doing art projects growing up. “But it wasn’t until I was older and on my first trip to Europe that I became interested in photography, specifically black and white photography.” During that visit he spent time with his Aunt Wanda, a working artist living […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 2 – Sally Squire

September 16, 2017

Meet Sally Squire.  Walking through Sally Squire’s studio, I am continually amazed by the flights of fancy her imagination takes. She thinks she “wants to get to the point where I call myself an experimental artist.” I think she got there years ago. I see all kinds of things around the studio, some highlighting her […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 6 – Paula Blackwell

September 13, 2017

Meet Paula Blackwell. Like many artists Paula was an artistic child, but she also excelled in science and physical fitness. Besides winning several Art awards she also won the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, a Science award and several Gold and silver medals as a short distance runner. Her art education consisted of a college class […] Read More

Portland Open Studios artists at Milwaukie First Friday

August 29, 2017

Here’s a chance to see Community 8 artists before the Tour. They are showing at the Milwaukie First Friday event at Milwaukie City Hall this First Friday, in coordination with the Milwaukie Arts Council.  Check it out Portland Open Studios will also have a booth there, so be sure to stop by to say hi! […] Read More

First Thursday at Blick

August 28, 2017

Come meet Portland Open Studios’ highest scoring artists and watch them demo their work during the September 7th First Thursday art walk.  From 5-7 pm, at Blick Art Supplies, 1115 NW Glisan in the Pearl. You’ll meet our top scoring artists – woodcarver Sam Hingston and emerging artist/painter Dane Eisenbart – and see works displayed from […] Read More