September 4, 2007 - Portland Art Focus - The World is Coming to Portland
September 4, 2007

The World is Coming to Portland

Portland Art Focus
The World is Coming to Portland

SEPTEMBER 2007

Experience international artists,
adventurous curators and
cutting-edge performances. 

The world is coming to Portland.
 You should too. 

www.portlandartfocus.net

Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)
Exhibitions September 4 – 29

Leading Portland’s gallery scene is the First Thursday art walk hosted by the Portland Art Dealers Association. Started in 1986, these monthly exhibition tours are the driving force behind Portland’s vibrant and distinctive fine arts movement. Throngs fill the streets, for the see-and-be-seen citywide event. In Portland you will find the Pacific Northwest’s leading artists exhibiting alongside those from around the globe. Experience international artists, adventurous curators, cutting edge performance and never-before-seen treasures.

Visit Portland’s premier fine art galleries: Augen Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, Bullseye Gallery, Butters Gallery Ltd, Froelick Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, New American Art Union, PDX Contemporary Art, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Quintana Galleries, Laura Russo Gallery and Mark Woolley Gallery.

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art and Craft Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art and Craft
August 2 – September 27

Featuring work by more than 60 artists, this juried exhibition examines the state of modern craft in the Pacific Northwest.

Portland Art Museum
Ursula von Rydingsvard
September 1 – December 30, 2007

The latest installation in the Miller Meigs Contemporary Art series features a monumental, carved cedar sculpture by the German-born artist and recipient of the 2007 Rome Prize.

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College
Marko Lulic / Peter Kreider
A part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
Curators Stephanie Snyder / Reed + Kristan Kennedy / PICA
September 4 – December 9

This commissioned installation brings together two artists who explore the material and social repercussions of modernisms cultural cycles and cross-pollinations. Austrian artist Marko Lulic explores the repercussions of modernism and monumentality; and New York City artist Peter Kreider explores the unholy marriage of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Catalog published by Reed College and PICA.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2007 Time-Based Art Festival
September 6 – 16

A contemporary art festival of more than 200 regional, national and international artists presenting performance, dance, music, new media and visual arts projects. Join us for moments of movement and imagery throughout Portland, Oregon.

Portland Art Center
Multimedia Installations in three galleries
September 6 – 28
Piece Process; a national traveling exhibition by artists of Middle Eastern descent, working in America, Europe and the Middle East. Preparations by Mack McFarland; experiments in color, touch,
sound and smell.

Feldman Gallery + Project Space
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Regina Silveira
Part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival
September 6 – October 21

In Outgrown (Tracks and Shadows) Regina Silveira utilizes the white cube of the gallery as the backdrop for her spatial experiments, composed of poetically profound, stark, black images applied directly to the gallery walls.

Affair at the Jupiter Hotel 2007
Organized by Stuart Horodner & Laurel Gitlen
September 14 – 16

Forty rooms of contemporary art; adventurous and thoughtful dealers, curators, collectors and artists meet for an intimate art fair. Special exhibitions, tours of local collections, discussions and parties animate this immersive art weekend.

Museum of Contemporary Craft The Living Room
October 11, 2007 – March 23, 2008

Challenging notions of how a museum typically displays its collection, The Living Room re-contextualizes objects from the Museum’s collection within a contemporary domestic setting. The installation examines a cultural trend in which vintage garage sale finds, mid-century classics and fine craft mingle within the 21st century home, highlighting the resurgent interest in mid-century modern design, ornamentation and eco-consciousness.

Portland Art Focus travel packages available with The Jacobs Group
Packages include three-night deluxe hotel accommodations, tickets to art events, unique and exclusive events, select transportation and a VIP concierge service to help tailor your package to your tastes. www.thejacobsgroup.net / 866.362.1039

For more information about Portland Art Focus, visit: www.portlandartfocus.net

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