New series starting – interviews with working artists

We’re starting a new series of blog posts this month spotlighting some of our artists.  We’re hopeful that it will give the public and emerging artists a sense of what it’s like to work as an artist in the Portland area.  Kathleen Vidoloff has agreed to conduct the interviews with the artists and we hope […]

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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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ENTANGLED: intentional and unintentional interconnectedness

Andrea Benson, Ken Hochfeld, Todd Griffith and Bonnie Meltzer at ANKA GALLERY 325 NW 5 (between Everett and Flanders) Portland OR 97209 September 2 – 30, 2010 Opening reception 6:00 to 10:00 on First Thursday, September 2 Open house with the artists 4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, September 16 www.ankagallery.com 503- 224-5721 Exhibition postcard Inspired […]

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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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