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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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: 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.
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!
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!
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.