Kitty Wallace

Kitty Wallace

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A word from the president

This October, Portland Open Studio’s 20th year offers both something old and something new. Unchanged is the event itself, in which 99 artists will open their studios to the public on the second and third weekends of October (Oct. 13-14 and Oct. 20-21). Visitors can expect artist demos, the chance to try out some artistic […]

Meet Jesse Reno – Portland’s Best Visual Artist of 2018

Portland Open Studio artist Jesse Reno is a classic Portland success story. A self-taught mixed media artist with Basquiat sensibilities, he has grown his career into a successful self-supporting artist who is widely shown, who sells most of the paintings he creates and who teaches his intuitive painting techniques in the U.S., Canada, Australia and […]

Pricing Your Artwork with Confidence (in a nutshell)

Once upon a time, in 1998, I had two small paintings in an exhibition. I was asked to price the pieces low, so that they would sell, and sell they did. But when I received my percentage, it seemed as though I didn’t earn anything at all from this double sale. And so, after 17 […]

A Word from the President

You might think of Portland Open Studios as an October happening. And yes, while it’s true our flagship event – the citywide open art studio tour – takes place over the second and third weekends of October, our 100 artists are around and visible  all year round. And we want to do more! You’ll see […]

Volunteer Opportunities for Artists

Hello artists!  Here are some Volunteer/demo/exhibit opportunities this summer for you all: We need a handful of artists to display one small piece of artwork for our PDXOS sampling at the Artist and Craftsman North store Parking Lot party July 22, noon – 5:00. Contact [email protected] before the end of May if you would like […]

Monster Drawing Rally on Friday The 13th

This Friday, July 13th from 6-9pm you can see many artists drawing, painting and mixed media–ing to help benefit the Portland Art Museum. The Monster Drawing Rally will be held between the buildings of the Portland Art Museum. Several Portland Open Studios artist will be drawing at the event including Jesse Reno, Melissa Monroe and David […]

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Announcing Portland Open Studios 2018 Participating Artists

Portland Open Studios is pleased to announce the 2018 participating artists, in alphabetical order.  Welcome to the 20th year!!! Nancy Abens Dennis Anderson Rachel Austin Sherri Aytche Don Bailey Marcy Baker Davey Barnwell Paul Bartnik Serena Barton Dave Benz Tanmaya Bingham Don Bishop Brenda Boylan Charissa Brock Rudi Broschofsky Rio Butler Erin Cadena Kit Carlton […]

A Word from the President – When I got rejected by Portland Open Studios

By Leah Kohlenberg, President, Portland Open Studios As we announce our latest round of Portland Open Studio artists, I am struck by how the blind jury process raises the quality of our group. Each year, three respected art professionals volunteer to review applicants as part of a jury and score them. This process ensures that […]

Community and Volunteerism

By Samyak Yamauchi Volunteer Coordinator Many aspects of the 2018 Portland Open Studios Tour will be different this year. Besides the new presentation of the tour guide, we will be looking at ‘Community’ in a different way. We would like to build more community and commitment within our artist communities and our group as a […]