August 10, 2006 - Portland Art Focus - The World is Coming to Portland. You Should Too.
August 10, 2006

The World is Coming to Portland. You Should Too.

Rupert Jasen Smith, Sony Walkman (Homage to Andy Warhol), 1988, screenprint with diamond dust, edition T/P 26/30, 36 x 36 in.

Portland Art Focus 2006

The World is Coming to Portland.
You Should Too.

International artists, adventurous curators, cutting edge performances and never-before-seen treasures converge.
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Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA)

Leading Portlands 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 Northwests leading artists exhibiting alongside those from around the globe. Experience international artists, adventurous curators, cutting edge performance and never-before-seen treasures.

Visit Portlands premier fine art galleries: Augen Gallery, Blackfish Gallery, The Bullseye Gallery, Butters Gallery Ltd, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Froelick Gallery, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, PDX Contemporary Art, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Quintana Galleries, Laura Russo Gallery and Mark Woolley Gallery.

Disjecta / 230 East Burnside Maryhill Double
July 9 – October 1

This summer, a new Maryhill Museum will rise in the Gorge. Artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, funded by Creative Capital, have assembled a full-scale architectural double of the Maryhill Museum of Art made entirely out of scaffolding and construction netting. Witness the spectacle. Sunday bus tours.

Portland Art Museum 2006 Oregon Biennial
Celebrating the current moment in Oregons art scene since 1949
July 29 – October 8

Experience a thriving art community of emerging and established artists, through this juried exhibition of contemporary painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, video and installations.

Hoffman Gallery
Oregon College of Art & Craft
Lisa Conway
August 3 – September 3

Inspired by the human body and the natural world of insects, flowers, fruit, plants and shells, Conway addresses sexual relationships, the expression of identity, and humans’ responses to one another.

Feldman Gallery
Pacific Northwest College of Art Illegal Art
August 28 – October 21
1st Thursday Opening: September 7, 6-9 p.m.

A traveling exhibit on the plight of visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians like Heidi Cody, Todd Haynes, David Byrne and Danielle Spencer who’ve encountered legal problems over copyright.

Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
Reed College Sutapa Biswas: Birdsong
August 29 – October 8

The film installations of British East-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas are dreamy, metaphorical journeys that re-imagine culture and family through diverse time periods and works of art. Literary, fantastical and sumptuously visual.

Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery
Through September 17 Artist-made Books from the Collection of Barbara Tetenbaum

Coming September 22 – November 12 New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma’s Doily

An examination of the resurgence of handcraft traditions, surveying three decades of embroidery by twenty-one artists. Includes work by Hildur Bjarnadóttir, Louis Bourgeois, Lou Cabeen, Orly Cogan, China Marks, Darrel Morris and Anne Wilson.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
2006 Time-Based Art Festival
September 7 – 17

A contemporary art festival of more than 250 regional, national and international artists presenting theatre, dance, music, film, visual exhibition and installation. Join us for moments of movement and imagery throughout Portland, Oregon.

The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel
September 29 October 1

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.

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