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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

PDX-CSA: All About Connection

August 28, 2017

By Kit Carlton Art enthusiasts, collectors and artists alike, mark your calendar! Sept. 17th  is the last official date to choose an exclusive work from one of the artists participating in our creative program: Portland’s Community Supported Art (PDX-CSA) PDX-CSA is currently in its fourth season, but began when cofounders Jason Kappus and Kristin Thiel […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 26 – David Castle

August 25, 2017

I love the way all of our artists come to their profession in very unique ways. David Castle shares some of his journey. “My early grade school years were spent in a Denver suburb long enough ago that students had ample access to art and music classes, so my interest began quite early. I even […] Read More

Introducing Artist No. 79 – Diane Russell

August 23, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing and painting people. I began my professional career as a fashion illustrator, and over time my art has evolved towards portraiture. I have always found the human face, with its limitless expres-sions, fascinating, and I love the challenge of bringing those expressions to life […] Read More