Welcome to our 19th year!

Thank You to our visitors, artists, and supporters! As our year ends we celebrate the 106 artists that invited the public to become immersed in the creative process and learn about the expression of art. I visited studios across the city last October joining hundreds of patrons watching live demonstration of the creative process,

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Bringing a new life to the hand work of women through the ages

Karen Lewis had the pleasure recently of visiting Beth Yazhari  in her studio.  Here is an idea of what you could experience in a little over a month when Portland Open Studios opens. When you enter Beth Yazhari’s studio, you first notice a rich collection of textures and patterns. She delights you with colorful designs, […]

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Liv Rainey-Smith: Revealing Woodcuts

by Morgan Madison Liv Rainey-Smith is a Portland, OR based printmaker.  She was first introduced to the medium while earning her BFA from Oregon College of Arts and Crafts.  I meet Liv Rainey-Smith at Atelier Meridian, the print making studio and arts community in North Portland where she creates her wonderfully imaginative woodcut prints.  It […]

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Lovely Video of the 10×10 Show

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj8Z7DUWmiU] Videographer Ian Lucero has created a lovely documentary about our celebration.  Ian has worked with other Portland Open Studio artists in the past to create videos that could be utilized to demonstrate making techniques that might be difficult to share with the public otherwise. For more information, contact Ian at http://vimeo.com/channels/filmsofian

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Ten Years Celebrated in Style with Smiles

by Careen Stoll The Gala opening of the 10×10 Show was a wonderful success.  About four hundred people enjoyed a great celebration of Portland Open Studios’  Ten Year Anniversary.   Located in the lofty atrium at City Hall, each diminutive art piece looked  like it had drifted down from the sky.    With 80 of […]

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