Visual Art

At 86, Oregon Artist Betty LaDuke Is Unstoppable

Always socially engaged, the Ashland resident is now examining Black Lives Matter, school shootings, and the refugee crisis in her work. A new exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum looks back on her early career.

06/17/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Insider’s Guide 2019: Sports

What Does Glenda Goldwater Love as Much as Art? Baseball.

The bon vivant is a fixture at arts events—and at Hillsboro Hops games.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

A Portland Artist Asks What We'll Never Know About Our Partners

In a new exhibit at Nationale, Shohei Takasaki asks his audience to reflect on the mysteries of our loved ones.

03/11/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Visual Art

How Maps, Migration, and Soccer Inspire Artist Ronny Quevedo

The Ecuador-born, New York–based artist brings a solo exhibit, Every Measure of Zero, to Portland's Upfor Gallery.

03/07/2019 By Jackson Main

Visual Art

Portland Artist Josh Keyes Paints a Beastly City

Foxes, rhinos, and bears push up against the built environment in Keyes's wild paintings.

02/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

This Portland Artist Is Inspired by Vintage Images and Kittens

In Karen Wippich's new gallery show, felines become fanciful art.

01/02/2019 By Allison Place

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

A New Exhibit Celebrates Portland Artists of Color

Celeste Noche’s collaborative Portland in Color project at Una Gallery includes photography, workshops, and live performances.

02/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Fall Arts

20 Shows You Can't Miss in Portland in Fall 2017

From Joe Biden to George Saunders, cash-register exorcisms to garbage paintings, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Longtime Graphic Designer Ellen McFadden Goes Big on Canvas

The Portland artist, born in 1928, follows a pioneering graphic design career with a new one in painting.

07/10/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Visual Art

Portland's ‘Book Excavator’ Scalpels Old Text into Wild Visions

James Allen’s richly textured carving technique comes alive in a local gallery show.

05/16/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Visual Art

Intestinal Fortitude as Art: Sean Healy’s Gut

The Portland artist’s latest show tackles expanding waistlines and cast-offs.

12/20/2016 By Jason Buehrer

VISUAL ART

Six Cuban Artists Explore US-Cuba Relations in a New Portland Show

Lewis & Clark’s Hoffman Gallery presents Intersecciones, a reimagining of Cuba’s relationship with the United States through the mixed-media lens of six of the island’s young artists.

02/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

VISUAL ART

Five Portland Art Shows You Can’t Miss this September

First Thursday of fall! We've got you covered with our must-see list of September shows.

09/02/2015 By Megan Haverman

VISUAL ARTS

Garbage in the Gallery and the Art of Dumpster Diving

A group of Portland artists has been combing through the trash to make art from what the rest of us throw away.

08/12/2015 By Megan Haverman

VISUAL ART

Artwalk: Six Shows to See this First Thursday

Desolate landscapes, not-so-geometric patterns, spiraling planets and Cartesian grids—these are some of the elements awaiting you this First Thursday.

07/01/2015 By Lisa Borst

ART OPENINGS

Gordon Parks + Five First Thursday Cant-Misses

Art has no borders. From Life Magazine's barrier-smashing Gordon Parks to One Flaming Arrow's reclaiming of Indian land, we pick this month's can't-miss openings.

06/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Lisa Borst

FIRST THURSDAY

May Your Art Walk Be Epic

Fix your eye on this visual feast! We pick ten brand-new shows that make for a quadrant-hopping art odyssey. Pack a picnic, bring your bike, open your peepers.

05/07/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Sandstrom

GALLERY HOPPING

A First First Thursday for PNCA's New Home

Spring has sprung early in Portland and First Thursday invites art lovers to take to the surprisingly unsoaked streets. We've got six gallery picks—one of them at PNCA's brand new 511 Building.

03/03/2015 By Rene Bermudez

CULTUREPHILE

Transforming Portland's Art-World Boundaries

How Philly transplant Amy Adams blurs lines with her east-side gallery.

11/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg