A little inside scoop on our jury

A little more information on our jury process.  Each year, the board selects an artist, an art educator, and a gallerist distinguished in their fields to jury in the 106 artists who will participate in Portland Open Studios. In this way we are assured that we are giving opportunities to emerging artists while staying on […]

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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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The Figurative Tradition in Portland

Eduardo Fernandez started Kenton Studio, a drawing and painting atelier well equipped for artists to come and work in the figurative tradition. The studio is offering the following workshops in addition to drop-in life drawing every Saturday. Workshops and dates below, please email or contact Eduardo at 971-998-3155 for details. Open Session Life Drawing Saturdays […]

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Kelly Williams wins 2010 RACC Project Grant

“Recovery Panes” by Kelly Williams is a multi-phase community project involving those who have been impacted by addiction. Participants will create a small encaustic painting representative of their personal experience, strength and hope. The complex elements of encaustic wax will uniquely allow a symbolic and cathartic exploration of their experiences. Participants will also share a […]

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Bridget Benton wants your plastic bottle caps!

By Bridget Benton I am a woman obsessed with making art from just about anything I can get my hands on. I naturally tend toward collage and assemblage art, and have incorporated this approach into my work making jewelry, fiber art, acrylic paintings, and now encaustic art. The more media I can combine—and the more […]

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