We’re gearing up for the first internships with the 2017 Artists

As our Application for Artists is coming to a close, Portland Open Studios is happy to announce our internship program for 2017.  We offer the internship program to high school juniors, seniors, and college students. Students are connected with member artists to get a valuable window into a working artist’s studio-life. Students who enrolled in […]

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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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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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We have a jury!!!

This is an exciting day for us.  We have a jury!  Every year we look for an artist, a gallerist, and an educator to form our three-person jury.  In this way we are assured that we are giving opportunities to emerging artists while staying on the forefront of the Portland art scene.  We are honored […]

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Ice Crystal Painting

PDXOS artist Ruth Armitage is sharing one of her many ideas for creating her wonderful paintings.  Ice Crystal Painting  This is one of the many things that excite me about attending Portland Open Studios and getting to know the artists we meet there on an individual basis.  What a great idea!!

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