Higher Ed

PNCA Unveils a Design Program for Busy People

The new MA in Design Systems barely cuts into a 9-to-5 grind.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Letter Man

How One Portland Designer Creates Entrancing Typography

Recently transplanted from Cape Town, Jordan Metcalf rewrites the alphabet.

09/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Flashback

In 1975, Portland Played Home to an Incredible Black Fashion Project

Photographer Bruce Forster recalls shooting 60 rolls of film. Forty years later, he tracked down his original models.

09/18/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Bruce Forster

Visual Art

Who Knew Jif Could Make Such Compelling Art?

Portlander LeBrie Rich pays homage to the foods of her childhood—while examining their capitalist origin stories—in her fuzzy, felted Wolff Gallery show.

09/12/2018 By Emma Luthy

Visual Art

An Oregonian Keeps the Art of Palestinian Embroidery Alive

Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim just took home a major prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Lookbook

Ginew Releases a Stunning Lookbook Shot on the Umatilla Indian Reservation

From the horses to the Eastern Oregon location to the clothing inspired by their family's past, the Native American designers draw on tradition in this new set of photos.

08/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Visual Art

A New Portland Gallery Puts Activism on Show

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center opened in June with exhibits on Standing Rock, climate change, and land development.

07/19/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New Residency Lets Portland Artists Go Wild in 3-D

The collaboration between Form and ADX gives artists access to a 3-D foundry and tools galore.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

New Paintings by Portland Artist Henk Pander Depict the Flood That Destroyed Vanport

The Dutch-born octogenarian has produced new work for the Vanport Mosaic Festival.

05/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Coastal Road Trip

The Oregon Coast's Next Trail Is All about Public Art

A tourism agency has a plan to lure off-season beachgoers. It hinges on a rather existential question. (So, like, what is art?)

04/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple before she ships out.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson