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"5th Annual Love of Portland Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, February 20, 2016. 5-9pm. All ages.

Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander or an entrenched Oregonian transplant, the City is our home and this month at People’s Art of Portland, regional artists respond to the themes of Love and Portland. To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.

50+ artists, celebrating the themes of LOVE and Portland:

As former joint curators of the LOVE show in past years, (a venture that began with artist/curator Ben Pink in Launchpad Gallery), Peoples' Art curators Chris Haberman and Jason Brown started The Love of Portland show in 2012 after the original “LOVE” show ended. We kept the show going because we feel it is important to express local artist’s response to the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day: our city. From tattoos, bikes and bridges, to themes of Portlandia and food carts, this show reflects a “People’s” view of what is Portland, from an artist’s perspective.

"Visual Crap - The Poster Work of Voodoo Catbox: A retrospective look at the works of Gary Houston"
RECEPTION: Saturday, November 20 – December 6. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, NOON-6pm.

Celebrating beloved Portland artist Gary Houston, and his long and amazing career of hundreds of original pieces, screen prints and music posters. Houston will be pulling works from his massive archive (The Houston Library), to showcase original drawings, art prints and his spanning career of notable screen printed music posters.

The World According to Gary Houston:

Portland based Gary Houston, is well known as the “Blues Fest” poster artist of Portland and for his illustration company, Voodoo Catbox. Houston’s posters are hand made using traditional methods i.e. scratch board illustration or hand cut rubylith, and then hand pulled. Since 1995, Houston has humbly operated under the moniker of Voodoo Catbox, a well known entity in the poster industry. But he is most well known as the signature artist for the Portland Blues Festival, which his unique scratch-board style has become the timeless branding of the festival since 2001. Houston calls the work he does as: hands-on, physical, creative and romantic. “It’s leaving a little bit of history,” Houston told Oregon Music News in 2009. Besides the Waterfront Blue Festival, Houston has done work locally for: Oregon Music Hall of Fame, Portland Art Museum, Crystal Ballroom (with Northwest acts like Mel Brown, The Decemberists, Robert Cray, The Dandy Warhols, Sallie Ford and Death Cab For Cutie). “Inspired by the music and musicians themselves as well as Northwest Native American art, Houston's work often contains a message and humor, but it wouldn't be rock and roll without eagles and skulls and flaming guitars,” writes Vortex magazine of Houston’s body of work.And Houston has always been a notable artist of his craft, locally and nationally, doing visual works for such national acts as: Willie Nelson, Ben Harper, Moon Alice, Steve Martin, Little Feat, Los Lobos, The Grateful Dead, Social Distortion, David Byrne, The Black Crowes, Wilco, and many many others.

"EMEK: THE THINKING MAN’S POSTER ARTIST"
RECEPTION: Saturday, July 18 – September 13. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, NOON-6pm.

Featuring hundreds of new and past works, ranging from electric and glow-in-the-dark poster installations, to hand-crafted originals by this internationally acclaimed print and design artist EMEK



The Peoples Art of Portland was opened in 2010. We were struggling for two things: a name for the gallery and a resident artist. Both came with one conversation with the amazing EMEK, who not only agreed to be our shining resident artist, but also helping to provide the basis for the name of the gallery.

EMEK has made his home in Portland (from L.A.) for nearly 10 years now. But he lives in many worlds and his art shows it. Born a decade after the 60's, he was nevertheless influenced by 60's culture and counter-culture. He was raised in an environment that supported his crazy artistic aspirations. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. EMEK writes of the creation, “On scratchboard, I depicted an image of MLK, Jr., rising above a concert crowd. No copies of this poster remain, but it does hold special meaning for me as the seed of my career.” EMEK is considered one of the most famous American poster artists alive today, part responsible for the lasting revitalization of the art form from the 1960’s tradition of music posters. His unique vision and insight to these creations spawned a new medium and collector base in the genre, and forever coined EMEK – “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist”.

So far, his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse musical spectrum, from Blues legend B.B. King to the Beastie Boys. He has painted album covers for Neil Young and Pearl Jam as well as for many punk and alternative bands. He was invited to exhibit at the opening for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “History of Rock Posters” exhibition and has been in national and international magazines. As you read this, his work is permanently displayed in Hard Rock Cafes. Over the last decade, EMEK’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States, in Berlin, London and Tokyo. In December, 2007, Billboard named the top 25 rock posters of all time. EMEK garnered 3 spots on the list, the most of any single artist.

In Emek’s posters, psychedelic 60’s imagery collides with 90s post- industrial iconography. To this collision of the organic vs. the mechanical worlds he adds humor, social commentary and fantasy. Even in the smallest details there are messages. All of EMEK’s artwork is originally hand-drawn and then hand-silkscreened for each actual concert or event, usually in limited editions of around 300.

This is EMEK’s 4th annual show with the gallery, an always celebrated and magical time as hundreds of art works grace the space. We will be featuring highly sought original works; installation areas of electric poster boxes and glow in the dark/black light works, as well as a selection of rare past works and concert handbills. Our gallery slogan, “For Artists, By Artists” is represented as a whole by this generous and talented Portland transplant and we are proud to present this enormous collection of his works.

"4th Annual Maker’s Dozen – Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 20 – July 12 from 5-9pm. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, NOON-6pm.


Featuring a dozen Oregon based artists of different media (Jessica McGrath, Mosely Watta, Mark Bishop, Deborah Martin, Cliff Maynard, Christin Dunbar, Larry Cwik, Diane Pinsonault, Paul Lockhart, Seamus Kennedy, Luna Crow and Don Bishop, Shane Kohfield). Poster/print artist: GUYBURWELL

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a celebration of artists’ of different passions and methods of “making art”. These special “Makers” are true to each of their own diverse crafts, from glass work, painting/illustration to working with discarded marijuana “roach” joint ends; these 12 artists run the gamut of Oregon creativity. The 13th artist (eg. Maker’s Dozen, 12 plus 1) is acclaimed poster artist GUYBURWELL, a master of screen printing with his unusual, detailed and highly illustrative style. This show, first an idea of placing new artists’ together has become one of our most celebrated annual group/feature shows, encompassing new talent and veterans together in one Maker’s Dozen (Artist Media Descriptions below).

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirety knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.” - Agnes De Mille

Feature Poster Artist: GUYBURWELL's distinctive line work can be like a kick in the teeth, all hard lines and action, giving the impression that the art might cut your skin if you get too close. At other times, he can fill the lines with helium, floating the images just beyond the grip of reality in pools of color that aren't meant to coexist peacefully. Any which way you approach the images, give them a good close look because there are things to see well beyond the cursory glance. But never. Ever. Turn your back on them. If you want flat, boring, empty, meaningless, common, pseudo contemporary counter culture corn, you can get that anywhere. For GUYBURWELL, you can only come to the source." -M. E. Cargill - PORTLAND 2008 "My paintings and illustrations don't handle serious topics in a head-on manner. Some of them have underlying currents that project my own skewed sense of humor on a certain topical notion. Sometimes the work makes a wry comment on social issues in the undercurrents of a piece. I try to go for 'fun' or 'cool' in my work and that seems to hit the right chords with my viewers. The point is often left to be discovered in it's own time, the proper details surfacing to coherence over time. You're sitting on the couch two years later and you realize: hey, that fellow in the painting is picking his nose! Things like that. Smart stuff. With heart." -G.B.

4th Annual Maker’s Dozen:
Jessica McGrath – Painter, sculptor, multi-mediaoutsider artist. Based in Portland, OR
Mosely Wotta – Painter, musician. Oregon art beat feature artist. Based in Bend, OR
Mark Bishop – Painter, special needs artist. Based in Portland, OR
Deborah Martin – Glass artist. Based in Portland, OR
Cliff Maynard – Multi-media artist, working primarily in the creation of realistic portraiture using old “roaches” from Marijuana joints. Based in Vancouver, WA
Christin Dunbar – Textile artist. Based in Bend, OR
Larry Cwik – Photographer, life documentarian. Based in Portland, OR
Diane Pinsonault – Painter, supporter of the arts. Based in Portland, OR
Seamus Kennedy – Painter, fine artist, arts advocate. From Ireland, but based in Portland, OR
Luna Crow – Multi-media artists working in 2d/3d, LED lights, costuming. Based in Portland, OR
Don Bishop – Fine art painter working in landscape and portraiture. Based in Portland, OR
Shane Kohfield

"Paraphrase"Abstract and figurative works based off phrasings, passages and textual tid-bits
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 16 – June 1 from 6-9pm. Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, NOON-6pm.


4 Artist show (Fred Swan, Chris Haberman and Deborah Martin) Featuring poster/print artist, Andrew Ghrist.

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland Gallery is an annual pairing with staff artist, Fred Swan. At 74 years old, this lifetime artist continues to make engaging and beautiful works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, plaster and photography. He is joined by painter Chris Haberman for this show with a theme they created together, working from phrasings, songs or quotes, creating jointed work based off the written word. They are joined by sculptor and glass artist Deborah Martin, who has created a “wall of glass” for the show, and FEATURING rare limited edition prints and originals from international poster/print artist, Andrew Ghrist.

“Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it..” – song writer, Lionel Richie, one of the many quotes used in Paraphrase.

"Outside The Box" Featuring poster/print artist, AJ Masthay
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 18. 5-9pm Gallery hours are Thursday- Sunday, NOON-6pm.


Dozen artist group show consisting of three-dimensional framed wall pieces that extend out from the frame.

With a mastery of both illustration and printmaking, artist AJ Masthay blends ancient techniques with modern vision to create truly unique and beautiful works of art. Priding himself on being as much of a craftsman as an artist, each step of his process is done by hand utilizing no digital instruments whatsoever. He believes by doing so, his works takes on a beauty and character that cannot be achieved through any other means. The vibrancy of color, the slightly embossed texture and the glasslike finish are just a few examples of why Masthay’s works are sought after by clients and collectors alike.

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a semi-annual show called “Outside The Box.” Artists are given the assignment (and wood) to create art that “escapes the frame,” making 3-D sculpture that hang on the wall. All the framing is constructed by Peoples Art co-owner/curator Jason Brown, through his framing business, PoBoy Art.

Artists are asked to “think outside the box,” as well as create work that “escapes the frame.” The show has always been a favorite at Peoples Art, and at its place of origin, PoBoy Art Framing Studio, where Brown and Haberman thought up the idea years ago. The format definitely gives the involved artists a new platform to make 3-D works. Some of the artists are sculptures, but most are painters working in a new form.

Exhibiting artists for Outside The Box are: Chuck E. Bloom, Chris Haberman, Jason Brown, Jessica McGrath, Heather DeWitt, Jen Berry, Jennifer Urquhart, Julie Forbes, Julia Storrs, Kimberly Bookman, Joe Calkins, Larry Christensen, Matthew Hopkins, Michelle Bates, Richard Cawley, and Ursula Barton.

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"4th Annual Love of Portland Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, February 21 5PM- 9PM

100+ PDX artists exploring the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND

People’s stable print artists, including EMEK, Brin Levinson, Allison Bruns, Jessie Fox, Ursula Barton, Roxanne Patruznick, Chris Haberman and Jason Brown, and many many more.

Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander or an entrenched Oregonian transplant, the City is our home and this month at People’s Art of Portland, regional artists respond to the themes of Love and Portland. To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.

As former joint curators of the LOVE show in past years, (a venture that began with artist/curator Ben Pink in Launchpad Gallery) we started The Love of Portland show in 2012 after the original “LOVE” show ended. We kept the show going because we feel it is important to express local artist’s response to the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day: our city. From tattoos, bikes and bridges, to themes of Portlandia and food carts, this show reflects a “People’s” view of what is Portland, from an artist’s perspective.

The People of Peoples is a beloved collection of 50 plus diverse artists that spans from the owner/operators (Haberman/Brown) to resident artist EMEK and volunteer contemporary encaustic artist Fred Swan. From affordable originals to prints to everything in between, The People of Peoples, has it all.

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"7th annual – Big 500 – small panel show, benefit for Oregon Food Bank"
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 13 -- January 11, 2015

500+ Artist, 5000+ Pieces of art
Bring a can of Food for Free entry... Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank
SHOW OPENS at 2pm SHARP. Art is Cash/Carry, First Come/First Serve.

BIG HUNDREDS STORY:The first show, The Big 100 started 7 years ago in Olympic Mills Commerce Center (now home of Olympic Provisions and Kill Rock Stars record label), where artist Chris Haberman was the public art coordinator for the building for 3 years,. The show was an automatic hit and held a 2nd event in the building, before Haberman partnered with artist/curator Jason Brown and the show moved to The Goodfoot (for the 3rd annual, one year show). Since then, it has been hosted in the team’s joint gallery efforts located at Pioneer Place Mall.

In its incredible 7th year voyage, a show started with 100, has grown far past 600 artists!! All art is created on 8”x8” wood panels, each selling for an affordable $40/each!!!! With around 6000 pieces of art on the walls, the show has grown to be one of the favorite Portland art shows of all time, and is the largest “little” art show in Oregon’s history. With over 4000 visitors last year, the beloved Big 500 will celebrate a large array of the Northwest’s talent, ranging from the fine art gallery artist to the graffiti street artist. It has been a favorite during the holidays, and a great benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. Bring can food!! A portion of all sales also benefit the OFB.

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"Prints and The Revolution" 2nd annual show of art print works and the art of revolution
RECEPTION: Saturday, November 15 -- December 7, 2014 SHOP ART>

Featuring poster/print artist, James Flames
Featuring print and original works by artists Jon Janosik & Lynda Jikai Golan
People’s stable print artists, including EMEK, Brin Levinson, Allison Bruns, Jessie Fox, Ursula Barton, Roxanne Patruznick, Chris Haberman and Jason Brown, and many many more.

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a collection to celebrate the art of prints. We regularly feature music art prints, but also hundreds of other artists’ prints as well. An affordable show before the holidays, Prints and The Revolution will include reproductions of hundreds of different regional artists’ works, with a special feature section from acclaimed national artist, James Flames. Also featuring series’ prints and originals by abstract artist Lynda Jikai Golan, and the award-winning nature and OPB featured artist, Jon Janosik.

Main Feature Artist: JAMES FLAMES... is just some guy. He’s an illustrator and a printmaker who honed his skills in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY before moving to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, where he currently works and resides. His artwork has been featured in galleries from London to L.A., Chicago to NYC, Austin to Seattle — as well as on beer bottle labels, album covers, magazines, comic books and well, you get the idea. He also creates rock posters for some of the top touring bands out on the road today — posters which he screen prints by hand in his studio tucked away in the woods.

FEAUTRE ARTIST: Jon Janosik “I was born in Connecticut in 1941. Living with my grandparents on their Trumbull farm in my formative years, I became enchanted with wild birds, nature and Biology. Visits to New York City, New Haven, and Boston Museums opened my mind to both Art and Natural History and I began to emulate what I saw represented there. I became acquainted with Roger Tory Peterson and gained many early skills in the field while attending his local bird walks.

I have always been drawn to the sea and the mountains. For the last 35 years, I have made my home in Western Oregon. After a visit to the Pacific Northwest in 1970 to study birds, I decided to settle in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I think what I treasure most about Oregon is the accessibility to 'wildness', which for me evokes the sense of the 'primal' or fundamental earth. There is enough subject matter in Oregon to keep me painting for many lifetimes.

FEATURE ARTIST: Lynda Jikai Golan is an artist and therapist living in both Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. From Brooklyn to Portland by way of a Kibbutz in Israel and a Zen center in LA, her path to Portland resonates serious tones of community, art, creativity and philosophy. As a practicing Zen Buddhist, Jikai is the Dharma name she received from Roshi Egyoku Nakao at the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

In the beginning of her career she lived for eleven years on a Kibbutz in Israel performing a variety of jobs including agriculture, teaching English, and taking care of infants. She had a studio in a quonset hut given to her by the community. Her future husband was another young artist living on the Kibbutz. Yuval Golan did not have a studio, so that was part of what brought them together. Her oldest child, Emek, was born on the Kibbutz.

She lives and works in Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA.

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"THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: a Halloween-ish Group show" Feat. Poster Artist Zoltron
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 18 -- November 9, 2014 SHOP ART>

Featuring mega-poster/print artist, the mysterious ZOLTRON
Works from over 100 Portland artists, tackling the theme of Things That Go Bump In The Night
Party: Costumes welcome! Art prize for the best costume
This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a tribute celebration of artists’ definition of Halloween/Day of The Dead/Samhain, in a combo we call “Things That Go Bump In The Night” – goblins, ghosts, zombies, monsters, creepy crawlies, deadly robots, maniac chickens, and anything on the “Halloween” side of things.

The 100 regional artists are joined by the ever popular rising star, ZOLTRON, a colorful illustrator that often uses all of the above “Halloween” themes in his large body of work, shown in music (“gig”) posters, originals, prints and sculpture. ZOLTRON will have over 100 works in this show, covering a large body of his career. The show poster for this exhibition is a special screen print made exclusively by ZOLTRON for Peoples Art of Portland, for Things That Go Bump In The Night. Show will include original artwork, rare variants, uncut sheets, unreleased posters, new releases, matching sets, sold out posters, stickers and t-shirts!

Feature/Poster Artist: ZOLTRON
Zoltron is an enigma. A Self proclaimed 80’s teen idol, Zoltron’s wave hairdo and unique California accent epitomized a certain level of cook, which inevitably paved the way to his modest success as a visual artist and graphic designer.

Because he hasn’t been able to reach Yanni’s cell phone, Zoltron currently works with bands like Primus, The Black Keys, Soundgarden, DEVO, PJ Harvey, Alice In Chains, The Residents, Die Antwoord, Faith No More, The Melvins, and most importantly, Neil Hamburger, among others. His work was once called “pretty heavy…” by a guy who happened to be walking by when Zoltron was urinating on a dumpster.

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"ICON" Portrait Show
Reception: Saturday, 5pm- 9pm September 20 -- October 12, 2014 SHOP ART>

Featuring 100 Portland artists of different media
Featuring poster art by Jay Ryan


This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a celebration of artists’ renditions of the term ICON – in essence a portrait show open to artist interpretation, this show of homage explores what ICON means to the artists, whether it be Elvis, a self-portrait, your husband, a beloved pet or your favorite bike – this show examines the idea of putting figures on a pedestal, making images ICONIC; famous and infamous, and framing the idea of what an ICON is to artists.

The 100 regional artists are joined by acclaimed print/poster artist, Jay Ryan, an illustrator that often uses animals and nature to show iconic imagery, through posters of bands to his unique and loved cartoonish style, shown in music posters, books and prints

Feature Poster Arist: Jay Ryan
Jay Ryan has been making screenprinted posters in Chicago since 1995, first at Screwball Press, and then at his own print shop, The Bird Machine. Known for his humorous animal subjects and computer-free design techniques, Jay has worked for thousands of bands, including Shellac, Fugazi, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, the Decemberists, the Melvins, Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard and the Frames, as well as his own band, Dianogah. 'Animals and Objects In and Out of Water' is Jay's second book documenting his favorite posterwork, and will be released in November, 2009, by Akashic Books.

Feature/ Main Gallery: “Icon” a group show of portrait homage
The idea of “icons” is an age-old concept, from mythology to current pop culture. We hold “icons” up as figures of reference, celebration and inspiration. This show of portraits are an homage to the idea of ICON – a person, place or thing, this show runs the full gamut of ICONS, from rock stars to best friends, from pets to Portland bridges…the artists were asked, “What is an ICON to you? And they answered in full force

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"3rd Annual Maker’s Dozen – Art Show"
Reception: Saturday, June 21 5pm- 9pm (up thru July 13) SHOP ART>

Featuring 12 Portland artists of different media (Brian Echerer/ Velo Gioielli, Ali Schlicting, Hilary Larson, Daniel Haile, Melissa Dow, David Guardado, Kyle Gossman, Kelli MacConnell, Kimberly Bookman, Jessica S. McGrath, Matthew Hopkins and Sharden Killmore)
Featuring a selected collection of posters by David D'Andrea


This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a celebration of artists’ of different passions and methods of “making art”. These special “Makers” are true to each of their own diverse crafts, from glass work, painting/illustration to working with insects; these 12 artists run the gamut of Portland creativity. The 13th artist (eg. Maker’s Dozen, 12 plus 1) is acclaimed poster artist David D’Andrea, a master of screen printing with his unusual, detailed and highly illustrative style. This show, first an idea of placing new artists’ together has become one of our most celebrated annual group/feature shows, encompassing new talent and veterans together in one Maker’s Dozen

Feature Poster Arist: “David D'Andrea's work is his spiritual path.” - Al Cisneros

Illustrator David D’Andrea’s work is iconic, dark, intricate, and beautiful. His illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges. He draws from a variety of themes - the shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books: almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias, and other esoteric visual references, all looking as if they had been rescued from a medieval basement. His eclectic influences show in the work: archaic lettering, obsessively detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures.

David D’Andrea combines the draftsmanship of the poster artists and album cover designers of the 1960’s and 70’s with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own.

"ART BEAT EXHIBITION"

EVENT GUIDE (APP): Now available for download on both iOS and Android devices.

FEATURING: Hundreds of Oregon Art Beat alumni artists
PERFORMANCE EVENTS:
Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 5pm to 7pm

Oregon Art Beat and the People's Gallery are presenting a special exhibition celebrating the work of hundreds of Northwest artists who've appeared on the show over the last 15 years. This exhibition will include a number of stage performances, including musical acts, poetry readings and spoken word.

"LOVE OF PORTLAND 3"
Reception: Saturday, February 15th 5pm- 9pm

150 Regional Portland Artists artists respond to the theme of Love and Portland, the city we live in and love

Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander or an entrenched Oregonian transplant, the City is our home and this month at People’s Art of Portland, regional artists respond to the themes of Love and Portland.

To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.

As former joint curators of the LOVE show in past years, we started this Love of Portland show in 2012 because we wanted to express local artist’s response to the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day. From tattoos, bikes and bridges, to themes of Portlandia and food carts, this show reflects a “People’s” view of what is Portland, from an artist’s perspective.

Feature Love of Portland Artist The legacy of Gary Houston:

This month we feature the work of Portland based print icon, Gary Houston, well known locally as the “Blues Fest” poster artist of Portland and for his illustration company, Voodoo Catbox. Posters at Voodoo Catbox are pretty much hand-made using traditional methods (i.e. scratch board illustration or hand cut rubylith, and then hand pulled).
Mr. Houston will also be issuing a limited edition SPECIAL PRINT just for the Love of Portland at the opening. Gary lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

"BIG 400"
Reception: Saturday, December 14th 2pm- 9pm thru January 12th

FEATURING:
• 400 Artists
• 4,000 works size 8" x 8" panels
• ALL PIECES $40! Cash & Carry (Major Credit Cards Accepted)
• Bring a can of Food for Free entry . . Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank

Special thanks to Burnside Brewing, Pabst Brewing, KBOO Community Radio, Chris Haberman Presents, The Goodfoot, Pioneer Place, PoBoy Art, Mark Woolley Gallery, and The Oregon Food Bank, Artslandia.

"LOVE OF PORTLAND 3"
Reception: Saturday, February 15th 5pm- 9pm

150 Regional Portland Artists artists respond to the theme of Love and Portland, the city we live in and love

Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander or an entrenched Oregonian transplant, the City is our home and this month at People’s Art of Portland, regional artists respond to the themes of Love and Portland.

To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland.

As former joint curators of the LOVE show in past years, we started this Love of Portland show in 2012 because we wanted to express local artist’s response to the themes of LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day. From tattoos, bikes and bridges, to themes of Portlandia and food carts, this show reflects a “People’s” view of what is Portland, from an artist’s perspective.

Feature Love of Portland Artist The legacy of Gary Houston:

This month we feature the work of Portland based print icon, Gary Houston, well known locally as the “Blues Fest” poster artist of Portland and for his illustration company, Voodoo Catbox. Posters at Voodoo Catbox are pretty much hand-made using traditional methods (i.e. scratch board illustration or hand cut rubylith, and then hand pulled). .

Mr. Houston will also be issuing a limited edition SPECIAL PRINT just for the Love of Portland at the opening. Gary lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

"PRINTS and the REVOLUTION"
Reception: Saturday, November 16th 5pm- 9pm | Show runs thru December 8th SHOP ART>

FEATURING:
• Rock poster and art prints by Brad Klausen
• Various prints and embellished works by Portland based artists Brin Levinson, Jesse Reno, Kendra Binney

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a celebration of printed works (specially reproduced images of original works) by 3 of Portland’s best, and a special feature selection of works by acclaimed music/print artist, Brad Klausen. Reno, Binney and Levinson are some of Portland’s brightest stars, highly collected and loved – although they make original work all the time, they also produce prints of their sought works. Just in time for Christmas, these 4 original artists provide a great selection of affordable prints for the holidays.

Feature/ Poster Artist: Brad Klausen Washington state based Brad Klausen is an illustrator and graphic designer who makes screen printed posters for different bands. For 9 years, from 1999 until 2008, Brad was the in-house graphic designer and created everything graphically for the band Pearl Jam. In 2008 he ventured out on his own and started his one man design shop, Artillery Design, where he continues to make posters for bands like Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, The Black Keys and many others. His extensive design process was documented in 2010, in a book, From A Basement In Seattle, with a special introduction by his close friends Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. In Klausen’s words, he describes the art form of a great poster, “A great gig poster has some element of weirdness to it…not a lot, but something that’s a little off, something you’d only see on a rock poster. The gig poster world has a long history of interestingly bizarre subject matter, tweaked perspectives and random associations that you’d never think you’d see combined. Again, something that when you look at it, you can’t for the life of you figure out how they came up with the concept because its truly original.“

"TOTEMS, TOONS AND TRICKERY"
Reception: Saturday, October 19th 5pm- 9pm | Show runs thru November 10 SHOP ART>

FEATURING:
• 100 works by Portland Artist Chris Haberman
• 150 + posters, prints handbills and originals by national artist Marq Spusta, AND SPECIAL PRINT RELEASE
• Special “F*ck Cancer” exhibit by author/artists K.C. Cowan and Jan Baross


This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a vast and colorful trip through characters, mythology and real life. Chris Haberman’s theme ranges over 100 works covering Cartoon icons, fantasy figures and legendary Tricksters throughout folklore and pop culture. Marq Spusta’s private “world” made-public consists of intricate cartoon-folk creations transferring the viewer into another world, children’s book and rock poster in hand. Special exhibition of 2 Portland Cancer survivors (K.C. Cowan/Jan Baross) covers whimsical emotive response paintings and text of their personal battle with the disease, in tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Artist Bios, Show descriptions below).

Featured Poster Artist of the Month : Marq Spusta
Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artist is acclaimed California based Marq Spusta, exhibiting recent posters, art prints, original drawings and other oddities. and special glow-in-the dark works in our special DARK ROOM INCUBATOR. We will be releasing 2 prints at the opening. one the full sized "Thinking On It". and one other a . .. Mystyery Print.... that we will be revealing at the opening!!!

The Tricks of the Totemic Toonery Trade: Art of Chris Haberman
Chris Haberman is a Native Portlander, working as a painter, writer, muralist, and gallery curator (co-owner, Peoples Art of Portland Gallery). Aside from painting, he has published journalism and fiction and poetry and is a lifetime member to the Academy of American Poets. He is also the art curator/coordinator for TV show Portlandia (Season 3 -4) and in 2012, he recorded selling his 10,000th painting since 2003.

SPECIAL FEATURE – Back Gallery: “F*CK CANCER” K.C. Cowan and Jan Baross, (for Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

K.C. Cowan is a native Portlander who has spent much of her life in front of a TV camera, as a reporter and story producer for KGW-TV and OPB-TV. She has always had a passion for the arts and took up painting while working on Oregon Art Beat. She has written many articles for local newspapers and regional magazines and two books, The Riches of a City for the Portland Chamber of Commerce and They Ain't Called Saints for Nothing with artist Chris Haberman.


Jan Baross career began with a BA in painting, which led to photography, and eventually documentary filmmaking and teaching at Oregon State University. She has also been a screen writer, journalist, novelist, playwright and film critic. She has published a book, Jose Builds a Woman, several illustrated travel books on Amazon. Currently, she is cancer-free, writing, painting and illustrating books.

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"EMEK: The Thinking Man's Poster Artist"
Reception: Saturday, September 21st 5pm- 9pm | Show runs thru October 15 SHOP ART>

Featuring hundreds of new and past works, ranging from electric and glow-in-the-dark poster installations, to hand-crafted originals by this internationally acclaimed print and design artist

The Peoples Art of Portland was opened in 2010. We were struggling for two things: a name for the gallery and a resident artist. Both came with one conversation with the amazing EMEK, who not only agreed to be our shining resident artist, but also helping to provide the basis for the name of the gallery.

EMEK has made his home in Portland (from L.A.) for nearly 10 years now. But he lives in many worlds and his art shows it. Born a decade after the 60's, he was nevertheless influenced by 60's culture and counter-culture. He was raised in an environment that supported his crazy artistic aspirations. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. EMEK writes of the creation, “On scratchboard, I depicted an image of MLK, Jr., rising above a concert crowd. No copies of this poster remain, but it does hold special meaning for me as the seed of my career.”

EMEK is considered one of the most famous American poster artists alive today, part responsible for the lasting revitalization of the art form from the 1960’s tradition of music posters. His unique vision and insight to these creations spawned a new medium and collector base in the genre, and forever coined EMEK – “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist” by musician Henry Rollins.

EMEK: solo exhibit 9.21.13

"A CHUCK SPERRY RETROSPECTIVE"
Reception: Saturday, August 17 from 5pm- 9pm | Show runs thru September 15
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Featuring around 300 works by celebrated international graphic artist, Chuck Sperry.  His largest show to date with a special poster for the event to be released at the Peoples Gallery. Chuck will be in attendance for the opening and is available for interview prior to the opening. He is a very articulate, intelligent, personable and humorous artist and is open to selective interviews, Q&A. Please contact Chris or Jason to schedule an interview. 

The World of Chuck Sperry: We are proud to present this very unique show by world renowned screen-print artist Chuck Sperry. Mr. Sperry will be showing his new original large-scale works of art exclusively at The Peoples Art of Portland Gallery in Pioneer Place Mall, located in Portland, Oregon. This show comes off a large scale tour this summer by Sperry throughout Italy. Flowers/Tour Poster Footage/Rome:


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Sperry's art is energized by the political street art and concert posters he has prolifically created for over 25 years. His new pieces, exhibited in Portland for the first time, express the synergy of social concern and popular iconography, graffiti and detourned classical themes, political outrage and imagery drawn from the Century-long world tradition of poster-making.

Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland, California. Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia).

By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.

His artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.

Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.

One can find his art featured in many books, most notably The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.

Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 15 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.


"CARNIVAL"
Reception: Saturday, July 20 from 5pm- 9pm | Show runs thru August 11

A 100 artist group art show celebrating the romance of sideshows, circuses and traveling entertainment. We will have all of Ben Wilson's work available online after the opening here SHOP ART>

Featured Carnival Poster Artist of the Month – Ben Wilson: Ben loves creating designs that center around great music. Music and sound is equally as inspiring to him as all things visual. Concert posters are a wonderful union of two of his greatest passions, music and visual art. Ben was the perfect fit for this month’s feature poster artist – his work is playful, folksy and has an old world carnival charm.

Carnival: A multi-media exhibit celebrating everything that surrounds the classic and modern romantic traveling carnival: circuses, clowns, bearded women, amusement rides, freak show and side show acts, jugglers, etc - really anything to do with the idea of CARNIVAL.

This is a joint partnership gallery show between Peoples Art of Portland Gallery and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer (next door to each other), celebrating 2 similar themes: Carnival (sideshow/circus) at Peoples and Carnaval! (the festival of dance/masks) at Mark Woolley at Pioneer Gallery.

" 2nd Annual Maker's Dozen
Reception: Saturday, June 15 from 5- 9pm | Show runs thru June 9

The Maker’s Dozen is based off the Baker’s Dozen (a baked batch of goods composed of 13 components). Each artist has created 12 works for this show, presenting 12 mini-feature shows together at once, plus ONE feature Poster Artist (famed Drowning Creek/Jeff Wood). All original “makers” of their craft, each artist is unique and singular in their each of their focused and individualistic artistic visions. We will have all of Jeff Wood's work available online after the opening here SHOP ART>

Featured Poster artist of the Month – Jeff Wood of Drowning Creek: Jeff Wood and Drowning Creek Studios began creating gig posters in 1994 for a club in Myrtle Beach called The Headroom. Now the studio works with large tour acts and festivals, as well as, mid-level and smaller acts. Steeped in the old school tradition of late 60’s design infused with digital wizardy, Drowning Creek has forged a new path in screen printed rock art. Primarily known for his multicolor screen printed posters that are printed in the studio, he is also fond of working in full color and outputs the posters on an in-house 12 color large format Canon fine art printer.

Maker’s Dozen Artists:
Angelito Surmon, Brett Bowers, Erika Lee Sears, Gary Hirsch, Janet Amundson Splidsboel, Jason Edward Davis, Jen Berry, Jodi Burton, Jonny Luczycki, Julie Constanzo, Quin Sweetman, Rosy England Fisher,

"ART OF PORTLANDIA"
Reception: Saturday, May 18 from 5- 9pm | Show runs thru June 9 SHOP ART>

This art show is a tribute showcase to the work of the artists from Portlandia, their art, and posters from the show from varied artists, including DKNG, Guy Burwell, EMEK, Ali Schlicting, Allison Bruns, Amy Stoner, Andy Vanoverberghe, Anna Magruder, Beth Myrick, Brenda Dunn, Brooke Weston, Cathie Joy Young, Chris Haberman, Chris Kelleher, Dan Ness, Darlene Schaper, David Wein, Emily Bates, Eric Blackburn, Fred Swan, Gary Hirsch, Heide Davis, Heidi Elise Wirz, Jeff Sheridan, Jennifer Mercede, Janet Amundson-Splidsboel, Jeremy Okai Davis, Joel Barber, John Wray, Jonathon Hill-Jacquard, Katherine Mead, Kelly Neidig, Kendra Binney, Linda Womack, Lea Barozzi, Matt Schlosky, Michael Trapp, Mona Superhero, Tamara English, Tripper Dungan, William Park, and many others.

Orange Poster Pods: DKNG... Established in 2005, DKNG is a design studio based in Los Angeles, California with a focus on the music and entertainment industries. As musicians themselves, Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman first collaborated in high school as band-mates and later as a design and illustration team. In addition to concert posters, DKNG designs logos, music packaging, apparel, and digital media.

"OREGONIANS" shop art>
Reception: Saturday, April 20th from 5- 9pm | Show runs thru May 13

Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. Fitting in with the science theme of Oregoncology, this month’s artist is New York based David Welker. His two decade long professional career has ranged from large-scale murals to posters for the legendary rock band Phish. Welker’s 1993 album cover for the band received critical acclaim and was voted as “One of The Most Iconic Album Covers Of All Time”. Welker is a traditionalist that has adopted the graphic nature of poster art, while still exploring the realm of abstraction, a quasi-literal environment, which challenges the borders of conceptual and pictorial space. As Welker puts it, “Every generation predicts its’ own doom as well as the end of art as we know it. This is one of many human proclivities that I like to reflect on and also reject.”

In celebration of Earth Day and Oregon’s environment, the gallery is presenting over 30 artist group show for April, entitled Oregonology. The People's Art of Portland would like to invite you to celebrate Earth Day with "Oregonology" a group art show opening April 20th. 30+ artists have come together to explore the Oregon environment by creating work interpreting topics such as salmon, the oregon coast, local geology, old growth forests, Oregon's prehistory, native american culture, and more. The pieces will be highlighted by short interpretive panels describing the cultural and environmental value of each topic, blending education with art in a celebration of all that Oregon has to offer.

Artists: Adam Shepherd, Alea Bone, Andy Vanoverberghe, Beth Myrick, Brin Levinson, Chris Haberman, Christopher Creath, Christopher Kelleher, Chuck Bloom, Colibri, Donovan Willeto, Emily Bates, Faie McGuire, Fred Swan, Heidi Elise Wirz, Hunter Armstrong, Jeff Hayes , Jen Berry, Jennifer Griffo, Jessica McGrath, Joel Barber, John Hoar, Jonny Luczicky, Joshua Abraham, Julie Forbes, Kari Yocom, Kayla Newell, Kendra Binney, Kyle Gossman, Lynda Jikai, Mario Robert, Matt Schlosky, Mike Trapp, Mr. Say, Nathan Turner, Patrice Demmon, Sylvia Mann, Wellen Glenn

"NARRATIVES"
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Featuring Poster Artists T-Bone and Aljaxx and Portland artists Fred Swan, Kelly Williams, Rio Wrenn & Raithon Clay

Featured Poster Artists of the Month – Orange Poster Pods :
T-Bone and Aljaxx We Are T-Bone & Aljaxx, Tony & Allen Jackson. This is a collection of our gig poster work from the past 4 years.  We love art and design in all forms, from the master painters to the backs of cereal boxes, it’s something we’ve studied and entertained ourselves with since as far back as we can remember. We are heavily influenced by art and advertising that takes us on a visual journey, and more importantly, tells a story.  We aim to do just that, take the viewer to a new place where the band presented is playing as its soundtrack. Each new poster is a transformation of our own styles to fit or explain to the viewer how we perceive the music we are representing. The music guides us through the process, the colors, the subject matter, even the weight of the line work are all dedications to the art we hear.

NARRATIVES: 4 artists (Fred Swan, Kelly Williams, Rio Wrenn and Raithon Clay: telling stories in abstract form

"FOR THE LOVE OF PORTLAND 2"
Reception: Saturday, February16 from 5- 9pm | Show runs thru March 10

Joint Gallery Show between Peoples Art of Portland Gallery and Mark Woolley Gallery, neighboring galleries that have pooled their regional artists for this annual 300 artist group show as a tribute to the concept of Love and everything Portland

Featured Love of Portland Poster Artist: Dan Stiles: Every Month, Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artist is the acclaimed Dan Stiles. What Dan is trying to do with his design is to say as much as he can using as little as he can. He try's to pare down the idea and the form to its essence. Dan feels like visually the work is bolder that way. Posters should be bold, you're supposed to be able to see them from across the street. He also finds that once you strip off all the fluff you find out if your idea is any good or not.

Portland is a city to love.
How can you not love Portland? Whether a Native Portlander (like curators Mark Woolley and Chris Haberman, who actually went to the same high school) or an entrenched Oregonian transplant (like curator Jason Brown, from Idaho originally, who has embraced this City lived here for 17 years and help form its culture), the City is home, and it helps define us. To us, art is a huge part of what makes up Portland culture; its people, and the appreciation and LOVE for all things Portland. Chris and Jason started this Love of Portland show last year because they wanted a show that celebrated LOVE and PORTLAND – two ideas that are part of a lot of themed art, but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day. The show consists of (1) piece per artist, as tributes, bridge scenes, big bikes, big beards, roses, food carts, tattoos - and really everything that defines an artist personal connection or view of the city. After the opening you can purchase all of Dan Stiles work online here

THE PEOPLE OF PEOPLES GALLERY

Featuring works by staff, volunteers, owners and resident Portland artists
Reception: Saturday, January 19th from 5pm to 9pm | Show runs January 19 - February 8

This month’s artists are resident posters artists of the gallery:
Our gallery slogan is “For Artists, By Artists” – and this show defines what we do. Every January we like to show the artBrin Levinson at the Peoples Art of Portland 2013 of who makes our gallery operate – the core people of Peoples’ Gallery, from volunteers to staff and resident artists to the owners/curators themselves.  As an ALL ARTIST run gallery, Peoples Art of Portland consists of 20 plus working Portland artists, helping to show over 1000 artists annually.  This show is a selection of work by these 20 + artists, including Brin Levinson, Kendra Binney, Chris Haberman, Jason Brown, Ali Schlicting, Emily Bates, EMEK, GUYBURWELL, Gary Houston and many more.

SPECIAL FEATURE – Front Gallery: Patrice Demmon
As one of our staff artists, Patrice’s selected works since 1965 will be featured in the entrance of the gallery.  Demmon is a core member and senior artist in the community, working as a volunteer and as a mentor to many younger artists at Peoples.

Artist Bio: Patrice started painting seriously in high school, which she attended in Tokyo, Japan in the late 1950s. She has shown her work in Oregon, New Mexico and California for 30+ years. Her entrepreneurial activities included managing art galleries in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. She has been a professional model, a graphic designer, a large event manager and fundraiser, an interior designer and renovator and has managed several restaurants in her varied professional career. Patrice was campaign coordinator for a Portland City Council person, managing a 500 person volunteer organization. Currently, Patrice is affiliated with Peoples Art of Portland, teaches art to elders on a regular basis and has recently folded her 13,000th origami crane.  This retrospective show of 40 plus works stems from 1965 to the present, showing a glimpse of Patrice’s artistic endeavors.

Featured Poster Artists of the Month – Orange Poster Pods:
Gary Houston, GUYBURWELL and EMEK

"The Big 300”
5th annual 350 + artists benefit show – all art 8”x8”, each only $40, cash/ credit/ carry
Reception: Saturday, December 8th - 2-9pm. Doors at 2pm promptly. | Show runs December 8th - January 13th

BIG 300 HISTORY:
The “Big Hundred” shows began in 2007 at Olympic Mills Commerce Center by artist/curator Chris Haberman (then Big 100). It has escalated through the years, incorporating more and more artists (2011- Big 200). The show has gone thru venue changes, partners and has only grown, including JasonBrown (The Goodfoot/PoBoy Art) and most recently, Mark Woolley gallery, who has joined us at the Pioneer/Settlement galleries. Most artists completed between 5-10 panels for the show, ranging from new artists to seasoned professionals (including Henk Pander). No ART is presold, it is first come/first serve at 2pm day of the opening. All art is $40/piece, the artist benefitting as well as the charity and the gallery. In true egalitarian nature, everyone benefits from this show and thousands of art lovers visit the show the first day. The show historically sells over 60% off its massive inventory the first night. This year, the remaining works will stay up for sale for the month of December at Peoples Art of Portland Gallery. Holiday Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, NOON to 6pm.

Settlement Galleries at Pioneer Place Mall (3rd floor), Peoples Art of Portland, Mark Woolley and Place Gallery are all OPEN and full of art for this Oregon Food Bank charity event. 3000 pieces of work for sale, original on ½” wood panels.

Sponsored by:
Ninkasi Brewing, KBOO Community Radio, Chris Haberman Presents, The Goodfoot, PlacePDX, General Growth Properties (GGP), Settlement Galleries, PoBoy Art, PDX Pipeline, Mark Woolley Gallery, YELP and The Oregon Food Bank.

THE ART OF GUY BURWELL AND "BEST OF PEOPLE'S GALLERY GROUP SHOW" 2
Reception: Saturday, NOVEMBER 17th from 5- 9pm | Show runs November 17 -- November 29
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GUY BURWELL:
GUYBURWELL's distinctive line work can be like a kick in the teeth, all hard lines and action, giving the impression that the art might cut your skin if you get too close. At other times, he can fill the lines with helium, floating the images just beyond the grip of reality in pools of color that aren't meant to coexist peacefully. Any which way you approach the images, give them a good close look because there are things to see well beyond the cursory glance. But never. Ever. Turn your back on them. If you want flat, boring, empty, meaningless, common, pseudo contemporary counter culture corn, you can get that anywhere. For GUYBURWELL, you can only come to the source." -M. E. Cargill - PORTLAND 2008 shop art>

The Best of Peoples’ Gallery #2:
“The Best of Peoples” group art show, featuring work from 60 artists that have been exhibiting with us for the last 2 years. The show is a short run exhibition to precede our largest show of the year, The Big 300 in December.

Ali Schlicting, Alea Bone, Allison Bruns, Andy Vanoverberghe, Anna Magruder, Azad Sadjadi, Beth Myrick, Brad Hamers, Brett Superstar, Brin Levinson, Brooke Weston, BT Livermore, Cathie Joy Young, Chris Haberman, Chris Kelleher, Chuck Bloom, Rachel Austin, Dan Ness, Darlene Schaper, David D’Andrea, EMEK, Emily Bates, Erin Nations, Janet Amundson-Splidsboel, Jason Brown, Heidi Elise Wirz, Heide Davis, Jen Berry, Jennifer Griffo, Jeremy Schultz, Joel Barber, John Kelting, Jonathan Hill-Jacquard, Joshua Abraham, Kelly Keigwin, Kelly Williams, Kendra Binney, Kendra Crick, Kyle Gossman, Larry Christensen, Lucia Johnson, Malynda Shook, Matt Schlosky, Mona Superhero, Mario Robert, Melissa Dow, Mike Trapp, Fred Swan, Michael Costello, Mike Trapp, Mr. Say, Patrice Demmon, Quin Sweetman, Raithon Clay, Roger Lealamanua, Ronni Kobrin, Sam Arneson, Scott Chase, Sean Croghan, Stephanie Manton, Tanya Herrera, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Todd Hinchman, Tripper Dungan, Linda Womack, Tim Combs, Wellie Glenn, Yo Mutsu, Zimbabwe Artists Project, and many more…

FOUR ON THE FLOOR
Hundreds of works... examining folk and fine art, poster and primalism, surrealism and a gritty illustrative realism
Reception: DJ Adam B Vitamin Saturday, OCTOBER 20th from 5- 9pm | Show runs October 20 -- November 11
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ALI SCHLICTING:
Ali works mostly in acrylic paint on recycled wood boards, for both ecological thoughtfulness and economics. Her images are influenced by the diversity of the Oregon landscape, patterns, mythology and her inexpert but well-intentioned environmentalism. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

CHRIS HABERMAN:
Chris Haberman is a working artist and curator native to Portland, Oregon. All of his artwork is created from recycled objects, found material from the streets and alleyways of his hometown.  Mayor Sam Adams has said that “Chris is the hardest working artist in Portland.” Chris’ first curatorship was a show for Adams in City Hall of Portland, Oregon, (Portland Pride, 2007).

GARY HOUSTON:
Long time Portland based Gary Houston, is well known as the “Blues Fest” poster artist of Portland and for his illustration company, Voodoo Catbox. Posters at Voodoo Catbox are pretty much hand made using traditional methods i.e. scratch board illustration or hand cut rubylith, and then hand pulled.

JASON BROWN:
Jason is a prolific painter and long-time curator of The Goodfoot (since 2000).  Brown writes, “Painting is my vessel of communication.... Through observation and perspective I make an earnest attempt at painting the honesty of humanity.”

"EMEK"

250+ posters, handbills, art prints, and OG's of Featured Artist EMEK
Reception: Saturday, September 15th | 5pm - 9pm | Show runs September 15 - October 14th

EMEK "The Thinking Man's Poster Artist":
Emek has been referred to as "The Thinking Man's Poster Artist". Coming from a unique family of 5 artists, Emek has made his mark creating special limited edition silkscreen posters for live concerts around the world. Emek’ style thrives on attention to detail, coupled with layers of meaning in the artwork. His infusion of socio-political commentary into pop culture imagery has made his work instantly recognizable in the field. Emphasizing craftsmanship, his work is mostly hand-drawn in the tradition of the classic psychedelic posters from the 1960's. Born in the 70's Emek was also strongly influenced by the DIY punk flyers of the 80’s. "I appreciate the creative freedom this medium allows me because the bands generally give me total freedom as long as I advertise the show info. I am allowed to dip into the recesses of my imagination and see what spills out onto the page. This allows me to be my own art director and I am able to experiment with different concepts and styles to keep things fresh. Today's disposable culture paves the way for tomorrows collectable nostalgia...I'm just trying to make it interesting" Over the last 2 decades, Emek has created hundreds of posters for some of the top alternative bands and events, like Radiohead, Coachella, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, System of a Down, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips, to name a few, as well as album covers from Neil Young and Pearl Jam to Henry Rollins and Erykah Badu. Emek's work has been shown in galleries across the United States, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Belgium and Canada. He has been interviewed on CNN, featured in dozens of magazines and books, including covers of Juxtapoz magazine. shop art>

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"FanFare: The Art of Science Fiction and Fantasy"

60+ Artists show their fan art on the beloved genres... Featuring Alan Hynes
Reception: Saturday, August 18th | 5pm - 9pm | Show runs August 18 - September 9th

WHY FAN FARE? The art of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a celebrated format of art, from sci-fi/fantasy books, movies, comics, etc. Our gallery ALSO used to be a Toy Store, which housed one of the best varieties of STAR WARS merchandise in the city. With this show, we want the “FANS” of this genre to celebrate their art and the eccentricities of this broad theme. Nerds unite: faeries, warriors, wizards, star trek, trolls, aliens, Vader, Luke, etc – it is all fair(y) game for the show. EACH artist in this show has up to 3 works displayed.

FanFare Artists displayed (3 works each) are:
Alan Bennett, Allen Schmertzler, Ali Schlicting, Amy Norden, Andy Vanoverberghe, April Jones, Arkady Roytman, Brin Levinson, Chris Haberman, Christopher Kelleher, Christine Ortez, Chuck Bloom, Colby Dahlstrom, Dan Ness, Darlene Schaper, David D’Andrea, Daniel Ayles, Devon Devereaux, Dougie Weber, EMEK, Emily Bates, Heidi Elise Wirz, Jason Brown, Jason Graham, Jason Edward Davis, Jen Berry, Jennifer Griffo, Joel Barber, Joshua Abraham, Kathy Conrad, Kelly Neidig, Kendra Binney, Kyle Gossman, Lea Keohane, Mario Robert, Matt Schlosky, Mike Trapp, Nathan Turner, Nicole Penoncello, Patrice Demmon, Paulette Hawkins, Peach Momoko, Raithon Clay, Rich Young, Rick Marcks, Robert Francian, Robin Phillips, Roger Lealamanua, Ronni Kobrin, Scott Chase, Sylvia Mann, Tanya Herrera, Terra DeHart, Todd Walberg, Yo Mutsu, Zak Gere, and more!!

POSTER ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Alan Hynes
The Peoples Gallery features a recognized poster artist each month.

Alan Hynes is a graphic designer, originally from Dublin, Ireland. He now lives and works in San Francisco, California and designs for a diverse range of clients and companies with work spanning from corporate identity to fine art. In recent years he has worked extensively in the skateboarding industry developing brands and designing products for Spitfire, Real, Antihero and some of the top professional skateboarders in the world. Much of his time is spent creating screen printed concert posters for music acts ranging from Van Morrison to The Dead Weather, alongside posters for movies and film. Printed by hand in limited editions many of his prints have become sought after collector items and have been featured in numerous films and books including the definitive “Art of Modern Rock” published by Chronicle Books. Alan’s work has been exhibited around the world notably The Museum of Modern Art, Atlanta, the Beatlemania Museum in Hamburg and has been recognized by the Chicago poster biennial and prominent design publications including Communication Arts and Print" shop art>

"The Maker's Dozen" 13 Lucky Portland Artists of Different Media

Reception: Saturday, July 21st 5-9pm | Show runs July 21– August 12

Each artist has made 10 works for this show, presenting 13 mini-feature shows all together at once, all original “makers” of their craft, this Dozen is experimental, unique and singular in their each of their focused and individualistic artistic visions.

13 Lucky Artists Includes:
Beth Myrick – Spray paint transfers of animals on handmade wood-cuts ; Jeff Sheridan –News media cartoonist, illustrative works on paper, Jeremy Okai Davis – Figurative painter (ala Chuck Close), oil and acrylic on wood and canvas; John Kelting – Instinctual pop culture painter; acrylic works of icons on canvas Josh Abraham – Abstract architectural constructs; works on multi-media; Lea Barozzi Designer/painter fine figurative pop surreal paintings; Mark Zimmerman - Multi-media constructionist; working in collage and layered found imagery; Mike Zuglass Suckocki– Glass works, sculptural and functional (collab with EMEK); Raithon Clay – Multi media abstract resin constructs; Robin Sandle – Pop art paintings; reminiscent of comics and advertising; Sam Roloff – Impressionist figurative and abstracts; works in oil on canvas and wood; Terra DeHart – Multi-media painter, edgy illustration and painterly abstraction; Thadeus Lutz – Sculptor; making musical instruments from solid steel axes and tools

POSTER ARTIST OF THE MONTH: John Vogl
The Peoples Gallery features a recognized poster artist each month.

John Vogl runs the Bungaloo, a small illustration and design outfit, all by his lonesome, from his sunny home in Denver, Colorado. All of his work is illustrated by hand, with love, care, and tears. His prints are an exploration if thoughts, deep and shallow, deliberate and spontaneous. He tends to work within a muted palate, giving my work an undefined aged/vintage feel, that, somehow, feels fresh at the same time. shop art>

"OUTSIDE THE BOX (II) ": 30+ Portland Artists create 3D work that extends past the frame

Reception: Saturday, May 19th 5-9pm | Show runs May 19th– June 9th

30+ Portland Artists create 3D art outside the frame

In 2010, Jason and Chris were at Jason’s frame shop (PoBoy Art and Framing) when they decided to run art shows together.  One of the first “concept” shows they formed  was Outside The Box.  Drawing from the familiar term, they wanted to challenge artists to work in a 3-Dimensional style with their paintings and/or constructions, working within a frame, but being able to “expand” past that frame.  As much as art is defined by its framework, both in physical frame and within genres, we wanted to expand the idea of genre and have the artists think Outside The Box.  Each artist has completed (6) works for this show (1 larger, 16”x20”, and 5 smaller, 8”x8”).  This anniversary show is a tribute both to the artists that work in 3-D forms, but also to those that challenge themselves to work further.  Painters that make 3-D versions of their work, to clay potters that work on vertical sculpture – this show includes Portland artists in every genre of art. shop art>

POSTER ARTIST OF THE MONTH: DAVID WELKER
The Peoples Gallery features a recognized poster artist each month.

David Welker is a contemporary visual and musical artist known for his elaborate Rock posters, murals, and paintings ranging from abstract fantasy scape’s to hard edged realism.  His work over the last two decades has built up a devout following including private collectors, celebrities, and particularly indie and pop rock musical acts.  His fine art includes original paintings, hand rendered prints, and illustration often leaning towards the surreal, pictorial and the urban landscape. His career has followed a path of experimentation and genre jumping taking him from the top of the landscape mural scene to the top of the gig poster scene in just a few short years. Welker is now beginning to set his sights on the gallery world as he sets out to combine all of his varied influences and inspirations into a unified contemporary visual force for the 21st century.

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"SPAWN CAMPING THE PSIONIC SWAMP": The Art of John Howard

Reception: Saturday, April 21st. 5-9pm, 2012 | Show runs April 21st – May 13th. 2012
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Artist Statement: John Howard

John's poster work springs from the music that it is about. It is his intention to illustrate the music: The way it sounds, where it comes from, and what it is about. If you are a fan of the music, he hopes the work surprises you and at the same time feels like a perfect fit.
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I don't really know how to talk about myself as an artist very well. I feel like I make art in a secret laboratory down long narrow stairs in a cave somewhere. It's very serious, even the funny parts. And I carve and carve, digging out something they could never understand, but that we know. We know it like running through the fields at night full speed and then diving into the thick grass and rolling and rolling into a slump of arms and legs howling.

And there is nothing on earth that is more real and nothing more inexplicable. It has nothing to do with trying to teach anyone anything. But look what we have found! Look how things fit together in different ways! Look how it's different than what everybody thinks. Look it's magical! I hope you don't mind I say we instead of me. feel like we are part of a gang or movement or generation that is somehow in tune to something beyond the usual. I have always felt like this. So you and me, we just keep kicking a#@, ripping down the normal and make magic out of the scraps. Thanks for coming with :)

Most all the work here is screen printed. My main focus is drawing directly, ink on paper, where I can let ideas flow and allow for concepts to emerge from the process. Then these are combined and cultivated into compositions that often include the very first drawings created, long before the final concept was yet evident. then create color separations so that the art can be successfully screen printed, most often in signed/numbered editions of one to three hundred.

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Mona Superhero is a utility tape artist based in Portland, Oregon. The Willamette Week Newspaper has written, “Mona is a rising pop art superstar whose 15 minutes have officially commenced. Her work is reminiscent of sixties style silk-screened pop art that is comprised entire of tape and cared with the precise strokes of an X-acto blade.” Mona was born in Abilene, Texas in 1970 and raised in Austin. Although she has no formal training she has been active in the Portland art scene as a co-founder of Danzine, magazine and as the writer, director and producer of a series of acclaimed cabarets. She has been featured and/or interviewed by CODE (Amsterdam), Willamette Week Newspaper, Portland Tribune, Seattle Weekly, Oregon Public Broadcasting/Oregon Art Beat and The Oregonian. She has exhibited her work in fine art galleries in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Portland and Seattle.

Jonathon Hill-Jacquard immerses himself in a space where loud rockabilly and punk music nearly tear down the walls, scraps of paper and tape flood the floor, and chunks of wood, plastic, and other inanimate objects swamp work benches. While toiling over two or three projects at a time, there's always four other ideas forming in his head. Born is Alaska, Jonathon now lives in Portland and utilizes his time constructing an assortment of work, currently composed of wood and vinyl appliqué. Executed with non-traditional materials, his work documents his environment, experiences, and the people, places and things he has encountered over the years using symbolic imagery and text. When not pursuing his artistic endeavors, Jonathon enjoys reading comic books, dreaming of joining a biker gang in a post apocalyptic wasteland, subverting the robot race, wooing over tattooed ladies and staring longingly at 60's muscle cars.

Joyce R. Campbell is a mixed media sculptor currently creating work at her studio in Portland, Oregon. During her schooling at The Evergreen State College, Joyce's curiosity drew her to all things sculptural. She quenches this curiosity by experimenting with a variety of processes, mediums and techniques. Her work reflects this diversity and the results are widely varied but always whimsical in nature. Her pieces often contain materials that have spent their lives as one object that she transforms into another. She is very conscious of where the materials come from and how she can best create new objects with them. Joyce strives to form figurative and literal connections between the material and the form by using innovative ideas.

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"SPOTS OF TIME"

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Artist Statement: Linda Womack

Many people navigate their surroundings without really seeing them, missing the easily overlooked and the seemingly insignificant. Those details fascinate me, especially when found in nature, as I take pleasure in unique moments never to be duplicated. I enjoy the tension of scales as my mundane concerns are put into perspective within the vastness of nature. Reflecting on single spots of time is like focusing on a single frame of a larger film and often leads me to moments of clarity about my place in the world. Depicting these moments in physical form allows me to consider them more fully and take a visual time out from needless emotional clutter. In these momentary flashes, balance and beauty briefly win over the chaos of everyday life and serve as reminders to try to live every moment.

Artist Statement – Fred Swan

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When I was ten years old, one of my jobs in my family was to look at a map in the backseat of my parent’s car and to call out the names of the next town that was ahead of us. As we moved back and forth across the country in vehicles as poorly prepared and equipped for these adventures as were my parents, I watched for road signs that would announce not only upcoming cities but tourist attractions that might be located nearby.

One afternoon, in the wilds of Wyoming, I saw a sign that advertized:
“THE LARGEST TREE IN NORTH AMERICA GROWING OUT OF A SOLID ROCK”.

I pointed out the mileage to the promised spectacle to my parents and in moments my stepfather hurtled towards the natural wonder in a gale of his easily distracted but always enthusiastic optimism.

When we got to the attraction, the tree didn’t seem all that big to me, but it did have a root that had split the boulder in half. I remember the crack very distinctly, because as we looked at it, a lizard crawled the length of the root from the trunk of the small tree to where the root entered the earth and a man standing beside us, who was wearing a hat that looked like it had been painted with dust, said, “if that root keeps growing, it just might-someday- crack open this whole planet”. I’ve never heard about an earthquake without thinking about that tree and wondering how big it has gotten, without remembering the dust and heat and promise of that moment on that barren Wyoming landscape, without remembering my parents and the tenacity of their dreams and the continuing hopeful nature of people in the face their often immutable personal challenges.

Poster Artist of the Month: Nate Duvall

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Nate lives in Longmeadow, MA. He is 29 years old, designs, illustrates and handprints posters for rock show across the country. He lives by the mantra, "make a lot of stuff and see what sticks" Nate’s work will be on display in the gallery March 10th-April 15th, 2012.

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"THE LOVE OF PORTLAND"

150 + artists create pieces of art based off their LOVE and vision of PORTLAND, OREGON.
Also featured in the ORANGE POSTER PODS: Powerslide Design Co. (The Graphic Arts of Mike Klay)

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"People of Peoples"

Artsits: Ali Schlicting, Anna Magruder, Brin Levinson, Chris Haberman, Chuck Blooom, Dan Pillers, Heidi Elise Wirz, Jen Berry, Jesse Reno, Joel Barber, Kendra Binney, Kyle Gossman, Larry Christensen, Matt Schlosky, Melissa Dow, Sam Arneson, Roger, Wellie Glenn

Poster Artists: EMEK, GUYBURWELL, Gary Houston

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"BIG 200" 2012 archive artists... too many to mention- event was cash n' carry, 8"x8" panels by local PDX, OR artists third floor, Settlement Galleries- all 3 featuring works

BIG 200

You are cordially invited to our 4th Annual Big 200 event (formerly The Big 100, but we doubled the amount of artists this year). 2500 works, all $40/piece. FREE ADMISSION TO EVENT. December 10th at 2pm until 9pm Show is a FOOD DRIVE, plz bring cans/ package goods to the gallery throughout December.





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BRAD KLAUSEN

Brad Klausen grew up in southern California and moved to Seattle in 1999 to begin a nine-year career as the in-house graphic designer for the world-famous rock band Pearl Jam. In july of 2007 he launched Artillery Design, his one-man design shop where he continues to make posters for Pearl jam, Soundgarden, Built to Spill, Widespread Panic, and many other bands. Brad will be showing limited edition prints an posters at Peoples Gallery. Brad’s work will be on display throughout December, 2011.

MAGGIE McOMIE

Portland based Maggie McOmie, artist, film star (lead role in George Lucas’ first film, THX) and stage actress has collected shopping bags from Museum stores, Department Stores, and boutiques, for many years.  The question she asked was, “What do you do with hundreds of bags that came from her travels across the U.S.?  An art show benefit, that’s what.  Maggie has been working on this re-fashioned bag show as an idea for many years and now it’s happening at Peoples Gallery in November.  Bags are 2d painted/drawn and also 3d - reconstructed into sculpture. Bags as “art” are offered in 3 affordable price structures:  $30, $50 and $70.  This is an art show to benefit P:EAR

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EMEK

Emek has been referred to as "The Thinking Man's Poster Artist". Coming from a unique family of 5 artists, Emek has made his mark creating special limited edition silkscreen posters for live concerts around the world. Emek’ style thrives on attention to detail, coupled with layers of meaning in the artwork. His infusion of socio-political commentary into pop culture imagery has made his work instantly recognizable in the field. Emphasizing craftsmanship, his work is mostly hand-drawn in the tradition of the classic psychedelic posters from the 1960s. Born in the 70s Emek was also strongly influenced by the DIY punk flyers of the 80’s.

"I appreciate the creative freedom this medium allows me because the bands generally give me total freedom as long as I advertise the show info. I am allowed to dip into the recesses of my imagination and see what spills out onto the page. This allows me to be my own Art Director and I am able to experiment with different concepts and styles to keep things fresh. Todays disposable culture paves the way for tomorrows collectable nostalgia... I'm just trying to make it interesting" Over the last 2 decades, Emek has created hundreds of posters for some of the top alternative bands and events, like Radiohead, Coachella, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, System of a Down, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips, to name a few, as well as album covers from Neil Young and Pearl Jam to Henry Rollins and Erykah Badu.

Emek's work has been shown in galleries across the United States, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Belgium and Canada.

He has been interviewed on CNN, featured in dozens of magazines and books, including covers of Juxtapoz magazine.

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