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ART OPENINGS & NEWS


"PEOPLES LAST MALL SHOW"
Peoples Art of Portland, Mark Woolley at Wonder, AIR Gallery/Fred Swan and OneDer Gallery;
Jason Poboyart Brown Framing are closing April 30, 2016.

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 16th 2016. 5-9pm. All ages.

Sadly, Pioneer Galleries will be closing their doors on April 30th. OUR last art show as united galleries (Peoples Art of Portland, Mark Woolley at Wonder, AIR Gallery/Fred Swan and OneDer Gallery/Jason Poboyart Brown Framing) at Pioneer Place Mall is Saturday April 16th, 5-9pm (“The Final Countdown”).

Due to future development of the spaces by investors, we are unable to continue our lease with Pioneer Place Mall. We have been open and active since 2009, hosting hundreds of shows with thousands of visitors.

We have always been “guests” in the mall, occupying empty retail spaces, supported by a generous corporate entity. We always knew the ART party at Pioneer would end someday, and we thank the mall, Bob Buchanan (Mall director, who thought of this idea), Georgia Coward (mall liaison and friend) AND all the artists, volunteers, managers, staff, family, friends and everyone that has ever supported us in these spaces. THANKS SO MUCH. We are working on a new place for our next adventures. All Love For Portland Artists, thanks for being our friends.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703793833168476/
Reception (All Pioneer Square Galleries): Saturday, April 16th 5PM- 9PM
Hours: Peoples Art GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND: SETTLEMENT GALLERIES. All 3 Galleries, For Artists. By Artists.
Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)




"Michael DuBois"
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 19th 2016. 5-9pm. All ages.

Featuring hundreds of new and past works and amazing art by Michael DuBois.

Working in mixed-media, oil painting, and computer graphics DuBois has established himself as a pioneer in the work of contemporary music art, with commissions by the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, Hot Tuna, the Jerry Garcia Band, Michael Hedges, Wavy Gravy, Gov't Mule, The Wailers, Phil Lesh and Friends, Levon Helm, Bob Weir and RatDog, Santana and the Rolling Stones, Furthur, Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix estate. In addition to creating designs and artwork for the music industry DuBois also produces tour merchandise and special event products for shows and events including The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, Gathering Of The Vibes, Jam Cruise, Mountain Jam, Nateva music and arts fest, Benefit concert for Arthur Lee of the band Love featuring, Ian Hunter, Ryan Adams, Nils Lofgren, Yo La Tango and Robert Plant.

In 2009 DuBois designed and illustrated the Grammy award winning album Electric Dirt by Levon Helm and in 2011 designed and illustrated parts of the remastered and repackaged Classic recordings Europe '72 multi-disc set by The Grateful Dead.

DuBois currently oversees Happylife Productions and DuBois Studios, does commission work, graphic design, fine painting and licensing of his work for reproduction on a variety of products. Exhibitions include, the Peoples Art of Portland in Pioneer Square Mall Oregon, the Art Rock Gallery in San Francisco, the Bess Cutler Gallery in New York City, and the James Cox gallery in Woodstock, NY.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1703793833168476/
Reception (All Pioneer Square Galleries): Saturday, March 19th 5PM- 9PM
Hours: Peoples Art GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND: SETTLEMENT GALLERIES. All 3 Galleries, For Artists. By Artists.
Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"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 21 – December 6 5pm- 9pm
SHOP Voodoo Catbox POSTERS>>

A retrospective look at the works of Gary Houston” This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a retrospective of celebrated and beloved Portland based graphic 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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/571275606353913/
Reception: Saturday, November 21st 5PM- 9PM
HOLIDAY HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday from 12PM TO 6PM. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND: For Artists. By Artists.
Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema). Parking>>

"EMEK: THE THINKING MAN’S POSTER ARTIST"
RECEPTION: Saturday, July 18 – September 13
Shop EMEK Art here>>

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.

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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/843236335768010/
Reception: Saturday, July 18th 5PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND: For Artists. By Artists.
Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"4th Annual Maker’s Dozen – Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 20th 5PM- 9PM

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
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
Paul Lockhart – Painter, historian. 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 -

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1438621436446313/
Reception: Saturday, June 20th 5PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"Paraphrase" Abstract and figurative works based off phrasings, passages and textual tid-bits
RECEPTION: Saturday, May 16 6PM- 9PM

Featuring poster/print artist, Andrew Ghrist. Exhibiting artists Paraphrase are: Andrew Ghrist, Fredrick “Fred” Swan, Chris Haberman, Deborah Martin.

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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/700576293401863/
Reception: Saturday, May 16 6PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"Outside The Box"
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 18 6PM- 9PM

Featuring poster/print artist, AJ Masthay

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.

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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/446431542172884/
Reception: Saturday, April 18 5PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"Four on the Floor"
RECEPTION: Saturday, March 21 6PM- 9PM

Features Four Artists: Dan Stiles, Joe J. Calkins, Jesse Reno & Mike Trapp

Dan is the author of several children's books, and powerHouse Press recently published a monograph of his work entitled One Thing Leads to Another. He lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon. Dan say "I believe that design can be art when created with vision and integrity."

Joe J. Calkins is a self-taught artist and illustrator from Portland, OR. His work has mostly been in the fantasy and Science Fiction genre, appearing on book covers and in gaming products.

Jesse Reno has amassed over 3000 paintings in the last 12 years, and has exhibited his work extensively across the US and Canada as well as France and Mexico.

Mike Trapp says "Living in the Northwest has given me an immense awe of nature. combined with all of my life experiences has influenced my style and approach to art and photography."

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/446431542172884/
Reception: Saturday, March 21 5PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/987475971265977/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Reception: Saturday, February 5PM- 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"People of Peoples"
RECEPTION: Saturday, January 17 – February 8, 2015

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is a collection dedicated to our resident, staff and volunteer artists that make the gallery what it is, about The People.

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.

EMEK Gary Houston Guy Burwell Chris Haberman Jason Brown Ali Schlicting Jen Berry Ursula Barton Brenda Dunn Ace Troy Carrie Goolsby Carrie Green Fred Swan Heather Owens Mona Superhero Jessie McGrath Jon Wolloch Kim Bookman Larry Christensen Raithon Clay Melissa Dow Rio Shayne Jackie Avery Brin Levinson Jennifer Urquhart Chuck Bloom Michelle Bates Jessie Fox Mike Trapp Peggy Pfunninger Patrice Demmon and many others!!

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/987475971265977/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Reception: Saturday, January 17 5PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).


"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 Saturday, December 13. 2pm SHARP. Art is Cash/Carry, First Come/First Serve.

This month at the Peoples Art of Portland is our annual major group show, consisting of over regional 600 artists (age 4 – 80) making original artworks on 8”x8” wood panels, all sold for $40/each, part of the proceeds to benefit Oregon Food Bank. Over 6000 works for sale between 4 galleries (Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer, A.I.R. – Artist In Residence Gallery and PoBoy Art Gallery) at the 3rd/top floor of Pioneer Place Mall.


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. Mercury Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/665465280241506/?pnref=story
Reception: Saturday, November 13th 2PM SHARP Art is Cash/Carry, First Come/First Serve
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).


"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 artist and Jon Janosik and 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.


Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/755376147860896/?pnref=story
Reception: Saturday, November 15th 5PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).


"ICON" Portrait Show
RECEPTION: Saturday, 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 SHOP ART>>
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.
http://thegoodfoot.com/gallery/exhibit/131/


Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/248892055304079/
Reception: Saturday, September 20th 5PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).


EMEKx: "The Thinking Man's Poster Artist"
RECEPTION: Saturday, July 19 up thru September 14

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

We will have all of whats left of Emek's work available after the opening shop now>
http://thegoodfoot.com/gallery/exhibit/127/


Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/248892055304079/
Reception: Saturday, July 19th 5PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).


"3rd Annual Maker’s Dozen – Art Show"
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 21 5pm - 9pm thru July 13
FEATURING:
• 12 Portland Artists: 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 & Sharden Killmore
• Poster Artist: 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

Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/75980019248830/
Reception: Saturday, April 19th 2PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY - SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).

"Art Beat Exhibition" Saturday, April 19th 2- 9pm

EXHIBITION: Saturday, April 19 to June 15 (open Wednesdays thru the exhibition)
FEATURING:
Hundreds of Oregon Art Beat alumni artists
PERFORMANCE EVENTS:
Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 5pm to 7pm

OPB’s long-running local TV production Oregon Art Beat, and The Peoples Art of Portland are presenting a special art exhibition celebrating the work of hundreds of Northwest artists who have all appeared on Art Beat over the last 15 years. The exhibition will feature a curated collection of paintings, metal work, sculpture, calligraphy, animation, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, performance art, music and much more from across the region.

OPB Exhibition APP:
Now available for download on both iOS and Android devices.

OPB has provided a dedicated event app for the exhibition, including images of the each piece with artists biographies of, live performance schedule and more. The app is your guide to the exhibition artists and performances available here and on the OPB website.

Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/590436741042742/
Reception: Saturday, April 19th 2PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES. FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).

"3rd Annual Love of Portland Art Show": Saturday, February 15th 2pm - 9pm

FEATURING:
• 150 + regional artists respond to the theme of Love and Portland
• Featuring Portland based print/poster artist Gary Houston

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.

Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing, and Pabst.
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/264649877034085/
Reception: Saturday, February 15th 5PM to 9PM
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)
In league with Pioneer Place Galleries – Pioneer Place Mall. (Peoples Art of Portland, Place, and Mark Woolley Gallery at Pioneer).

"6th Annual BIG 400" Saturday, December 14th 2pm - 9pm

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


Art up thru January 12th available for purchase at the Galleries... no online sales

Annual BIG 400 Show represents 2D and 3D art squeezed onto 8" x 8" panels by a variety of artists. Painted, screenprtint, inked, textiled panels decorate the walls of the galleries within the Pioneer Square Mall. An awesome display of talent, there is something for every art enthusiast. Bring a can of food for free entry as this event alone helps put food in two shelters for four months of the year.

NO TITLES or ARTIST NAMES will appear with the work as it is hung. This is a show that exhibits art alone, on its own merit, if you like a piece of art... carry it to a register to complete ownership.

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. Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1406100876290523/
Reception: Saturday, December 14th doors open at 2pm
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY. ALWAYS ALL AGES.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"EMEK: THE THINKING MAN’S POSTER ARTIST": Saturday, September 21st from 5pm - 9pm

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

Online art can be viewed here: SHOP NOW>

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 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.

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.

This is EMEK’s 3rd 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.

PRESS CONTACT (owners/curators): Chris Haberman chrishabermanart@gmail.com or Jason Brown jbrown@poboyart.com
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/495570223868018/
Reception: Saturday, September 21stfrom 5pm - 9pm.
Hours: GALLERY OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"A CHUCK SPERRY RETROSPECTIVE": Saturday, August 17 from 5pm - 9pm

Chris Haberman & Jason Brown Presents... A Chuck Sperry Retrospective: Featuring around 300 works by celebrated international graphic artist, Chuck Sperry. His largest show to date. Chuck will be in attendance for the opening. Chuck will be releasing a special print for this show.

Online art can be viewed here: SHOP NOW>

The World of Chuck Sperry 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.

(Note: Chuck Sperry will be in Portland for this show 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, etc. Please contact Chris or Jason to schedule an interview)

PRESS CONTACT (owners/curators): Chris Haberman (chrishabermanart@gmail.com)
Jason Brown (jbrown@poboyart.com)
Jason Brown: 503.756.6447
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/495570223868018/
Reception: Saturday, August 17 from 5pm - 9pm.
Hours: OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"CARNAVAL!": Saturday, July 20 from 5pm - 9pm

Chris Haberman & Jason Brown Presents... CARNIVAL! A 100 artist group art show celebrating the romance of sideshows, circuses and traveling entertainment.

Online art can be viewed here: SHOP NOW>

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.

Mark Woolley: CARNAVAL – the historic festival of dancing, masks, costumes, parades, etc. For more info on Mark’s show, please email: mawoolley@comcast.net
Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/181869518655847/
Reception: Saturday, July 20 from 5pm - 9pm.
Hours: OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

"2nd Annual Maker's Dozen": Saturday, June 15 from 5pm - 9pm


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

Online art can be viewed here: SHOP NOW>

Featured Poster Artists of the Month: 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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/209673689180636/
Reception: Saturday, August 1 from 5pm - 9pm.
Hours: OPEN 12PM TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"THE ART OF PORTLANDIA": Saturday, May 18th. 5-9pm May 18th – June 9th

Our gallery slogan is “For Artists, By Artists” – and this fit perfectly last year when our gallery was asked to be the “art curators” of Season 3 for TV Show PORTLANDIA. We were honored and hit the task running. We were responsible for selecting all the back drop art used for the show for last season, working directly with the art department of Portlandia, and the script to help create a very “Portland” feel with the back scenery used…and of course, all the art was made by Portland artists.

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.

DKNG will be returning to Portland, Oregon for our second solo show at The Peoples Art of Portland! They will be exhibiting over 50 screen prints, more than half of which have been unavailable to the public for years, and they’ll all be available for purchase. SHOP NOW>
Featured Poster Artists of the Month – Orange Poster Pods : DKNG Peoples Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month.

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.

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/645518102130196/
Reception: Saturday, May 18th from 5pm - 9pm. Show runs thru June 9th

Hours: OPEN FROM 12 NOON TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"OREGONOLGY": Saturday, April 20th EARTH DAY - May 12th

Featuring Oregon science-based works by 30 Portland artists. Guest curator, Peoples Art of Portland Gallery manager, Ali Schlicting. Oregonology concept by Ali Schlicting and Erin Cathcart

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 SHOP NOW>
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Featured Poster Artists of the Month – Orange Poster Pods :
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.”

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

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/251185328360036/?ref=14
Reception: Saturday, April 20th from 5pm - 9pm. Show runs thru April 14

Hours: OPEN FROM 12 NOON TO 6PM THURSDAY THRU SUNDAY
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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FOR THE LOVE OF PORTLAND #2

Peoples Art of Portland, Po Boy Art/Jason Brown, Chris Haberman and Mark Woolley Gallery presents… A 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

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.

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.

After the opening you can purchase all of Dan Stiles work online here

Facebook Event/ Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/302309473205515/
Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 5pm - 9pm. Show runs thru March 10
Refreshments provided by Cascade Brewing, Migration and Pabst
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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THE PEOPLE OF PEOPLES GALLERY

Featuring works by staff, volunteers, owners and resident Portland artists.

Our gallery slogan is “For Artists, By Artists” – and this show defines what we do. Every January we like to show the art 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- in retrospect
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.

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

Facebook Event/ Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/583296891696601/?fref=ts
Reception: Saturday, January 19th from 5pm - 9pm. Show runs January 19th - February 8th
Refreshments provided by Burnside Brewing.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"BIG 300": 5th annual 350 + artists benefit show – all art 8”x8”, each only $40, cash/credit/carry

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.

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: Tues-Saturday, NOON-6pm

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.

Facebook Event/ Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/443988662332609/?fref=ts
Reception: Saturday, December 8th - 2-9pm. Doors at 2pm promptly. Show runs December 8– January
Free Beer by Ninkasi Brewery. Sonic innovation by DJ Adam B Vitamin (Adam Bailey) and Ryan Organ.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"Four On The Floor”
THE WORKS OF ALI SCHLICTING, CHRIS HABERMAN, GARY HOUSTON AND JASON BROWN

FEATURE GALLERY:

This month at Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, we celebrate “Four On The Floor” the work of 4 of its central figures. Chris Haberman and Jason Brown started the gallery in November, 2010, and are known for many years of collaborative art and curatorial projects. Ali Schlicting debuted as artist in the gallery in 2011, and becoming manager in 2012. Gary Houston was the first artist to be featured in the gallery in its very first show. These 4 artists, collaboratively and individually, provide hundreds of works to this show, examining folk and fine art, poster and primalism, surrealism and a gritty illustrative realism. shop art>

POD GALLERY:

We are also hosting the traveling show, The Reimagination Project, political posters in support of the Obama campaign, 15 collaborative works by paired artists and writers of the Pacific Northwest, including a poem by Tess Gallagher.

Reception: Saturday, October 20th from 5pm - 9pm | Show runs Oct. 20th – Nov. 11th
Free Beer by Burnisde Brewery. Sonic innovation by DJ Adam B Vitamin (Adam Bailey)
Special Reading & Cocktail Party by Reimagination poets & artists 5- 8pm
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"EMEK" Gallery Invasion... 250+ posters, handbills, art prints & OG's
FEATURED POSTER ARTIST: EMEK X

MEET THE ARTIST AT THE ART OPENING SATURDAY 9/15/12

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>

Reception: Saturday, September 15th from 5pm - 9pm | Show runs Sept. 15th – Oct. 14th
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th, Suite 4005 (3rd floor across sky bridge from cinema)

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"FanFare: The Art of Science Fiction and Fantasy" view show>

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 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!!

FEATURED POSTER ARTIST: ALAN HYNES

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"

Reception: Saturday, August 18th. 5pm - 9pm | Show runs August 18th – September 9th
Location:
THE PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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OUTSIDE THE BOX (II)
"The Maker's Dozen" 13 Lucky Portland artists of different media exhibit together... Featuring John Vogl

The Maker’s Dozen is based off the Baker’s Dozen (a baked batch of goods composed of 13 components). Working from all different media, these Maker’s of art are:

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 Joshua 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 Suckocki – Glass works, sculptural and functional (collab with EMEK) Raithon Clay – Multi media abstract resin constructs Robin Sandler – 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.

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.

FEATURED POSTER ARTIST: John Vogl

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

Reception: Saturday, June 21st 5-9pm. | Show runs July 21st – August 12th
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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"The LANDSCAPE Show" 60+ Artists create works of traditional and non- traditional art. view show>

LANDSCAPE: Noun: All the visible features of an area of countryside or land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal. Verb: Improve the aesthetic appearance of (a piece of land) by changing its contours, adding ornamental features and plantings. With this show we are branching into a very conservative art form: the art of the Landscape. Our gallery, which deals primarily in “Outsider” art, rock posters, and folk art, often works with traditional encaustic and oil artists as well, so the idea of Landscape and mixing the artist forms together seemed inviting. From the classic oil painter to the graffiti artist, this Landscape show is filled with paintings, sculptures, multi-media, assemblage, etc – to show the varied artists’ vision of what landscape is – from a classic farm field painted in watercolor to a dense urban building scene, the show exemplifies the full gamut of Landscape. email for availability of Landscape show pieces.

FEATURED POSTER ARTIST: 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.

Reception: Saturday, June 16th. 5-9pm. | Show runs June 16th – July 15th
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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

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.

FEATURED POSTER ARTIST: DAVID WELKER

 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.

Reception: Saturday, May 19th. 5-9pm. | Show runs May 19th – June 9th
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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

In His Own Words, Artist John Howard

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. I 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. I then create color separations so that the art can be successfully screen printed, most often in signed/numbered editions of one to three hundred.
Read John Howard interview here

ALSO FEATURING NEW WORKS BY:

Mona Superhero is a utility tape artist based in Portland, Oregon. "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.” -Willamette Week

Jonathon Hill-Jacquard... 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.

Joyce R. Campbell is a mixed media sculptor currently creating work at her studio in Portland, Oregon. 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.

Reception: Saturday, April 21st. 5-9pm, 2012 | Show runs April 21st – May 13th. 2012
Location:
PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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"SPOTS OF TIME" Linda Womack, Fred Swan & Nate Duval
Featuring the work of Linda Womack and Fred Swan

Portland based Linda Womack, is a nationally recognized artist, teacher and published author (Embracing Encaustic: Learning To Paint with Beeswax). In 2010, she was the curator for Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustic, a wide ranging exhibit in Oregon featuring 65 artists and more than 160 pieces of art. Womack is a tireless advocate for the arts, a working artist and a flagship for encaustic artists in the Pacific Northwest. She is joined in this show by one of her students, Fred Swan. Swan is a lifetime artist, being represented for many years by Quintana Galleries. His signature watercolors depicting Western scenes were recently replaced with a new art direction in his life. After a near-death experience in 2010, Fred returned to art making as a form of rehabilitation. His “new” art was a transformation from the watercolor realism into an abstract form in encaustic, examining geological forms and nature. The duo has examined the phrase “Spots of Time” to reflect their combined works for this show. The term is coined from the poet Wordsworth’s The Prelude: “There are in our existence/spots of time,/that with distinct pre-eminence retain/a renovating virtue.” In essence, Spots of Time, truly does reflect both the medium of encaustic (wax hardened from a fluid state) to purist ideas of abstract beauty “frozen” in time.

Poster Artist of the Month: Nate Duvall

Peoples Art Gallery features a nationally recognized poster artist each month. This month’s artist is Nate Duvall. He lives in Longmeadow, MA. Nate 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.

Reception: Saturday, March 10th open 5 - 9pm.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).

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"THE LOVE OF PORTLAND"
150 + artists create pieces of art based off their LOVE and vision of PORTLAND, OREGON.

Portland is a city to love. How can you not love Portland? I am a Native Portlander, and I am very proud of growing up here…I’ve left a few times briefly, but I always come back. I feel that Portland defines me. Jason is from Idaho, but has lived in Portland for over a decade – it is his home and we are very much die hard Portlanders (like many of you). To us, art is a huge part of what defines Portland. We have been talking about doing this show for over a year: a show just about Portland, about art about Portland and about Portland art. We have both worked on the LOVE show in past years. This is not the same show. We feel this show is just as important – but even more local and centered on a subject we live and breathe every day – the wonderful city of Portland, Oregon. (curators Chris Haberman and Jason Brown).

Also featured in the ORANGE POSTER PODS: Powerslide Design Co. (The Graphic Arts of Mike Klay)

“Having done posters for theatre productions in school and having an overwhelming passion for music, it was inevitable that one day the fusion of design and music would become a reality. Using the outdoors and the Pacific Northwest as a backdrop for inspiration, Klay’s spacious, vector-drawn poster designs manage to stay gritty and human with textures and rough patterns,” writes Corianton Hale, Art Director, The Stranger Newspaper. Mike also manages to print all of his own work and has made posters for Seattle venues such as The Showbox, Neumos, Chop Suey, The Crocodile Café, Graceland, The Gorge and The Premier.

Reception: Saturday, February 18th open 5 - 9pm. Refreshments provided by Ninkasi and Burnside Brewing.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).
Show runs January 18 –March 4, 2012

Portland Art Open Forum

(discussion/ party) at gallery: March 3rd, 4-6pm

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"People of Peoples"
People of Peoples Gallery show

Since opening in November 2010, Peoples Art of Portland Gallery has shown over 1000 local and national artists. The Gallery itself was a vacant toy store when the Peoples crew took over, using the remaining architectural structure as a backdrop for art instead of toys. Being inside of an actual mall, this gallery is a welcome place amongst high- end retailers and consistent retail fare. The gallery has always operated as a place for artists, run by artists, volunteers and a duo- curatorial team of artists Chris Haberman and Jason Brown, with manager (and artist) Heidi Elise-Wirz.

For our 15th consecutive exhibition, we wanted to celebrate this notion, in essence to celebrate the volunteer artists and staff that make this gallery what it is. This show exemplifies our connection to the community and how the gallery works: artists showing artists, working together.

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

Reception: Saturday, January 21st from 5pm - 9pm FREE! All ages.
Location: PEOPLES ART OF PORTLAND- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema).
Show runs January 21 – February 21

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"The BIG 200"
You are cordially invited to our 4th Annual Big 200 event (formerly The Big 100)

KICKOFF: FutureBeats DJ's and Joel Barber spinnin records 5-9pm. Sir Jonathan Goff to kickoff open ceremonies with a traditional bagpipe performance (2pm). The BIG 200 takes place in ALL Galleries on the 3rd Floor, includes: "Peoples Art of Portland" (PAP), "PLACE" and "Store". ALL art is 8"x8" unframed works on wood. Each is sold for $40/piece. First come, first serve, cash/credit/check and carry. Framing is available during show for an extra $10. FOOD DRIVE: bring packaged/canned FOOD items, this is also a FOOD DRIVE for the holidays, proceeds benefiting the Oregon Food Bank and more!

Reception: Saturday, December 10th from 2pm - 10pm FREE! All ages. Alcohol will be served in certain areas.
Location: SETTLEMENT GALLERIES- Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor (across sky bridge from cinema). FREE. Hours: Thurs-Sat - NOON-8pm, Sunday, NOON-5.
Parking: SMART PARK has 2 garages adjacent the mall (SW 3rd & Alder) and (SW 4th- between SW Yamhill & SW Taylor St.) Smart Park map>
Show runs December 10 – January 20

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"Artist Statement"

The Peoples Art of Portland and Place Pdx host "ARTIST STATEMENT" is a juried exhibit that will feature a sampling of artwork from K-12 art students from around the state. The show includes eleven installation works at PLACE and a corresponding 2D & 3D exhibit at Peoples Art of Portland. This four day only symposium of art by students of 17 Oregon schools will be in two galleries on the top floor of the Pioneer Place Mall ( downtown Portland OR)
Reception: Thursday, December 1st 5pm - 8pm.
Show runs December 1st – December 4th.

Location: Pioneer Place Mall, 3rd floor. FREE. Hours: Thurs-Sat - NOON-8pm, Sunday, NOON-5.
More Info: Oregon Arts Education Center | PLACE

EMEK signing SETTLEMENT GALLERIES ARE 1 YEAR OLD!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

"The Portland Bag Show"

100 artists create art from and/or on shopping bags as a benefit for P:EAR – community helping homeless youth.
 
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  
 
Also featured in the ORANGE POSTER PODS:  
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.

Reception: Saturday, November 19th. 5-9pm.
Show runs November 19th – November 28th.

PRESS CONTACT, co-curator, Bag Show Originator:
Maggie McOmie – phone: 503.946.8317, email

P:EAR Contact
Marcia Bizon – phone: 503.867.1173  email

The Hot List: #5 Emek

By Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian article>>
Portland's lucky to be home to some of the most gifted poster artists in the field. Among them is Emek, known for his intricately detailed posters for the likes of Radiohead, and album covers for Pearl Jam and Neil Young. A show featuring Emek's work includes posters, handbills, art prints and more. Opening 5-9 p.m. Saturday; Peoples Art of Portland gallery, Suite 4005, third floor, Pioneer Place mall, 700 S.W. Fifth Ave.; show continues through Nov. 13; article>>

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