Amory Abbott at Portland International Airport

Amory Abbott at Portland International Airport

November 2018 – November 2019

This one-year PDX Art Program exhibition will be displayed at the International Concourse Baggage Claim. The exhibition features 10 works from Amory Abbot’s recent series, A Storm Blown From Paradise, created after attending a writing and arts residency on Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland in May 2018

Samantha Wall on Adventures in Artslandia podcast

Samantha Wall on Adventures in Artslandia podcast

Artslandia

What a joy to dive into art making with Samantha Wall. Born in Seoul, South Korea, and now living in Portland, Samantha is represented at Russo Lee Gallery, and is courageously and beautifully expressing her life in her drawings. Don't miss this interview! Click the link below to listen.

Roll Hardy: Painting Portland's Impermanent, Industrial Beauty

Roll Hardy: Painting Portland's Impermanent, Industrial Beauty

Oregon Art Beat

I first saw Roll Hardy’s work some years ago while sitting at the Produce Row restaurant, located in Portland’s east side waterfront industrial area. The small paintings hung on dark wood walls in a dimly lit room surrounded by deep green booths.

They appeared like windows with views to the surrounding industrial area, each image depicting the nearby aging buildings, train tracks, graffiti-blasted walls and overpasses, rendered with a bold and precise hand.

Dana Lynn Louis' Gather: Make: Shelter project

Dana Lynn Louis' Gather: Make: Shelter project

Gather: Make: Shelter is founded and organized by artist Dana Lynn Louis and is a response to the current housing crisis in Portland. The project culminates in a celebratory public event where the hand-painted bowls will be available for sale and the money raised will be given to local organizations who support urgent housing needs for the upcoming winter.

Art Conversations 2018: Collecting Power: Art Agency and Community

Art Conversations 2018: Collecting Power: Art Agency and Community

Samantha Wall, Lisa Jarrett, Melanie Stevens, and Ashley Stull Meyers

On Thursday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m., Russo Lee Gallery will be hosting Art Conversations 2018: Collecting Power: Art Agency and Community, an evening of conversation with Samantha Wall, Lisa Jarrett, Melanie Stevens, and Ashley Stull Meyers. 

Jan Reaves: 1945–2018

Jan Reaves: 1945–2018

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Jan Reaves, died Sunday July 29, 2018, from complications related to cancer.

James Allen artist talk at Portland Art Museum

James Allen artist talk at Portland Art Museum

July 19, 2018 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by a complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Elizabeth Malaska awarded Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant

Elizabeth Malaska awarded Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant

Since 1955, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation is very proud to have provided financial assistance to over 1800 artists and art students from around the world. The Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that was created and endowed in 1955 by Mr. Charles Glass Greenshields. It provides financial grants of C$15,000 (first grants) and C$18,000 (second and third grants) to students and to artists in the early or developmental stage of their career. The Foundation focuses solely on those who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. Grants are intended to assist applicants in the study or practice of their art, and the costs associated therewith, such as tuition, studio rental, model fees, travel and living expenses. Eligible courses of study or training include undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate studies and diploma programs from accredited institutions, recognized residencies, apprenticeships/internships and studio training.  

Elizabeth Malaksa named a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts for 2018

Elizabeth Malaksa named a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts for 2018

Five Oregon visual artists from Corvallis and Portland acknowledged for their talent and their practices

June 4, 2018: The Ford Family Foundation today named its 2018 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts, recognizing five Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art. A jury of five arts professionals selected Avantika Bawa, Demian DinéYazhi’, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and Elizabeth Malaska of Portland, and Bruce Burris of Corvallis from a diverse pool of over 150 applicants. They each will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 30 of their peers selected over the last eight years as Hallie Ford Fellows.

James Allen "Booked" at Portland International Airport

James Allen "Booked" at Portland International Airport

On view in Concourse A March 13–September 9, 2018

James Allen is a Portland Oregon based visual artist that produces wonderfully unique “Book Excavation” sculptures. Allen painstakingly transforms vintage books into sculptures brimming with carefully chosen words, phrases and images. Twenty-three of Allen’s exquisite Book Excavations are currently on view post-security in Concourse A through the PDX Art Program. This outstanding exhibition, appropriately titled Booked, runs through September 9th of 2018.

Performance: Tahni Holt and Luke Wyland

Performance: Tahni Holt and Luke Wyland

Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

Join us this Thursday for A Body Full, a performative gesture in response to Elizabeth Malaska's latest exhibition, by Tahni Holt and Luke Wyland. The performance will be followed by a conversation moderated by Meagan Atiyeh of the Oregon Arts Commission. 

This performance is supported by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Elizabeth Malaska now in the collection of the Portland Art Museum

Elizabeth Malaska now in the collection of the Portland Art Museum

We are pleased to announce Elizabeth Malaska's "Still Life on War Rug" has been acquired by the Portland Art Museum.

Jo Hamilton | Knots in Time

Jo Hamilton | Knots in Time

Boise Art Museum

A survey of Jo Hamilton's work, with over 50 pieces including some that have never been exhibited, is on view at the Boise Art Museum January 13 – May 13, 2018

Jo Hamilton in "Symmetry Breaking"

Jo Hamilton in "Symmetry Breaking"

The Art Gym at Marylhurst University

The Art Gym presents Symmetry Breaking, featuring eight contemporary visual artists from the Pacific Northwest. This exhibition showcases the work of artists who engage or intersect with craft materials or processes.

Mel Katz | Choices

Mel Katz | Choices

Opening October 14, 2017 at the Museum of Northwest Art

Aptly titled Choices, the Museum of Northwest Art presents a survey of artworks by revered Portland-based sculptor Mel Katz.

Dana Lynn Louis - La Grande Robe

Dana Lynn Louis - La Grande Robe

Front of House Gallery

Dana Lynn Louis

La Grande Robe: A Salutation to the Women of Sinthian

Opening September 22, 5–8 pm

September 22 – November 17

 

Front Of House Gallery

Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

112 SW 1st Avenue, Portland OR 97204

Russo Lee Gallery is participating in the Seattle Art Fair

Russo Lee Gallery is participating in the Seattle Art Fair

August 3–6, 2017

Please join us at the 2017 edition of the Seattle Art Fair. August 3–6 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. We will be in booth D26. Hope to see you there!

Artist Talks with James Allen and Amory Abbott

Artist Talks with James Allen and Amory Abbott

Saturday, May 13 at 11 AM

Join us Saturday, May 13 for artist talks with James Allen and Amory Abbott. They will be discussing the work in their current shows, which are on view through May 27.

Sherrie Wolf at Caldera

Sherrie Wolf at Caldera

Open Studios on March 25, 2017

Join Caldera for an afternoon of art and conversation with their 2017 Artists in Residence. Experience the power of creativity in the warmth of Caldera's Arts Center while dynamic and diverse artists from various disciplines, as well as students, share their work.

Dana Lynn Louis at the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Dana Lynn Louis at the World Affairs Council of Oregon

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

This last Fall-Winter visual artist Dana Lynn Louis spent 9½ weeks traveling to Senegal for Thread, an artist residency sponsored by the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation. The Alberses—artists from the famed Bauhaus school and refugees from Nazi Germany—spent a lifetime revealing the wonders of color, textiles, and artistic process so that they could be enjoyed across the planet. The Albers Foundation established Le Korsa in 2005 to provide medical care, education, nutrition, and cultural enrichment in some of the poorest and most isolated regions of the world. Louis' sojourn also included a site visit to the Cultural Center Ko-Falen in Mali, West Africa.

Francis Celentano 1928–2016

Francis Celentano 1928–2016

We are saddened to learn that Francis Celentano passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016.

Celentano was one of the original innovators of the Op Art Movement of the 1960s.

A great artist and a gentle soul—he will be missed.

PADA Art Conversations: Dealing with Dealers - Why It Matters Where You Buy

PADA Art Conversations: Dealing with Dealers - Why It Matters Where You Buy

October 26, 2016 at 6 PM

A conversation with Sarah Conley Odenkirk and Linda Tesner

 

What role do galleries play in creating and maintaining a vibrant art scene and a strong art community? How do galleries benefit both collectors and artists? When you have a myriad of options for purchasing art—on line, auction houses and benefit art auctions, straight from an artist’s studio—why should you patronize galleries?

30th Anniversary Celebration and gallery name change

30th Anniversary Celebration and gallery name change

Laura Russo Gallery will now be known as Russo Lee Gallery

This October we are celebrating 30 years of representing artists from the Pacific Northwest! We're particularly excited about this anniversary as we will be introducing our new name: Russo Lee Gallery. We will also be producing a 106 page catalog to mark this milestone. For the month of October we will be a exhibiting a group show of new work by our gallery artists.

Samantha Wall wins 2016 CNAA Arlene Schnitzer Prize

Samantha Wall wins 2016 CNAA Arlene Schnitzer Prize

Portland-based 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards winner Samantha Wall was awarded the Arlene Schnitzer Prize.

Roll Hardy in Story Time: Contemporary Urban Narratives

Roll Hardy in Story Time: Contemporary Urban Narratives

On View at The Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art on the campus of Western Oregon University

Story Time: Contemporary Urban Narratives

Len Davis and Roll Hardy

January 6–February 5, 2016

Cannon Gallery hours: M-F 8 am–5 pm or by appointment

 

Rae Mahaffey in The Pull of Repetition

Rae Mahaffey in The Pull of Repetition

At Portland Community College Sylvania Campus in the North View Gallery

The North View Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring eight mid-career artists, deeply engaged with pattern and formal repetition in the realization of visually dynamic and structurally complex works. 

Dana Lynn Louis | As Above, So Below

Dana Lynn Louis | As Above, So Below

Opening Saturday, January 23 at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art presents As Above, So Below, a site-specific installation by Portland-based artist Dana Lynn Louis, recipient of the 2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Award. Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum states, “Creating spaces with intimate and large-scale drawings, light projections, and sculptural objects, [Louis] uses glass, light, and shadow to achieve a glitteringly magical environment.”

Film Screening: Lucinda Parker | Water & Clouds

Film Screening: Lucinda Parker | Water & Clouds

On Wednesday, November 18th from 6–8 pm, the Laura Russo Gallery will host a screening of the film Lucinda Parker: Water & Clouds. This dynamic film explores Parker's creative process as she makes work for exhibition and two major public commissions over the course of three years. Parker and Michael Annus, the film's producer, will participate in a discussion at the screening.

 

Please RSVP to the gallery: 503.226.2754 or gallery@laurarusso.com

Laura Russo Gallery now representing G. Lewis Clevenger

Laura Russo Gallery now representing G. Lewis Clevenger

The Laura Russo Gallery is happy to announce that we are representing Northwest artist G. Lewis Clevenger. Clevenger has been showing his work in Portland since 1978, and will have his first solo exhibition with us in January 2016. Stop by the gallery in November to see one of his newest paintings.

James Allen on season premiere of Oregon Art Beat

James Allen on season premiere of Oregon Art Beat

James Allen creates unique book excavations that transform books into sculptures filled with word and image-rich pieces.

James starts with a discarded vintage book, often found at one of Portland’s used book stores, then cuts carefully through layers of illustrations and images to create a multi-faceted display. He combines words and images to allow a story to emerge from inside the book.

Eric Stotik: Fugue opens at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery

Eric Stotik: Fugue opens at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery

Eric Stotik: Fugue, a survey of the artist's work spanning over 20 years is now on view at the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery.

Artist Talks with Rae Mahaffey and Jack Portland

Artist Talks with Rae Mahaffey and Jack Portland

Saturday, September 12th at 11 am

Join us on Saturday, September 12th, for artist talks with Rae Mahaffey and Jack Portland. Both artists will be speaking about the work in their current shows at the gallery and answering audience questions. Admission is free, and light refreshements will be served.

Sherrie Wolf solo exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Sherrie Wolf solo exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Sherrie Wolf: Object Lessons

Sherrie Wolf: Object Lessons, an exhibition of paintings, prints and other works on paper, will be on exhibit Saturday, Aug. 1, through Oct. 25 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State St. Wolf juxtaposes exquisitely rendered still-life compositions with Old Master themes. John Olbrantz, Hallie Ford’s director, organized the exhibition.

Samantha Wall named as a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts

Samantha Wall named as a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts

6/3/2015

A huge congratulations are in order to gallery artist Samantha Wall, one of five Oregon visual artists named as a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts for 2015. Way to go Samantha!

Neo-Naturalist at MoNA

Neo-Naturalist at MoNA

The work of gallery artist Michael Paul Miller is featured in the current exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA

3/17/2015


 

RACC Portable Works Collection

RACC Portable Works Collection

Regional Arts & Culture Council adds 56 artworks to the Portable Works Collection

2/27/2015

The Regional Arts & Culture Council recently announced 56 artworks by 39 artists that were added to the Portable Works Collection of smaller scale artworks that rotate through City and County office facilities.

We are pleased that Laura Russo Gallery artists Judith Poxson Fawkes, Fay Jones, Dana Lynn Louis, Jan Reaves, and Samantha Wall were included in their selection!

Dana Lynn Louis and Samantha Wall

Dana Lynn Louis and Samantha Wall

2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

1/16/2015

Congratulations to gallery artists Dana Lynn Louis and Samantha Wall! Both are winners of the 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards presented by the Portland Art Museum. They will be featured in the 2015 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards exhibition opening in October 2015 at the museum.