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President’s letter: Portland Open Studios Runs on Volunteer power

Feb 1, 2019

By Leah Kohlenberg Today, as we kick off the 21st year of Portland Open Studios by opening our call to artists, I am privileged to find myself in the company of the open studios board. The board members are all volunteers, and put in thousands of hours of work, starting now, to make this event […]

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Studio Latino program pairs PDXOS Artists with Kids from Underserved Communities

Feb 1, 2019

By Liz Smith Starting in January, Portland Open Studios started a new partnership with the Latino Network, sending eight volunteer artists into public after-school programs to teach art to underserved students. Jessica Lagunas, the arts and culture program coodinator for Latino Network’s “Studio Latino” program, is moved to count her blessings when speaking of this […]

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Meet our 2019 Jury

Feb 1, 2019

By Janie Lowe This year, we decided to increase our jury from three to four judges.  They will be judging the artwork together and in person.  We feel that we will have a better idea about what the jurors are looking for and what impresses them in this way. As usual, the jury is comprised […]

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Journey of Discovery

Oct 18, 2018

By Liz Smith Until you experience it, it’s hard to describe Portland Open Studios in a way that does it justice. For my first time attending PDXOS, I was simply looking forward to meeting some artists and looking at some art –  I had no idea it would be so personal, and that’s largely due […]

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