Portland Open Studios artists at Milwaukie First Friday

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! […]

Continue reading

First Thursday at Blick

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 […]

Continue reading

PDX-CSA: All About Connection

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 […]

Continue reading

Introducing Artist No. 26 – David Castle

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 […]

Continue reading

Introducing Artist No. 79 – Diane Russell

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 […]

Continue reading