7th Annual Recycled Rain Show

Ford Gallery is proud to host the Recycled Rain Project’s 2018 Exhibition.

Opening Reception
June 2nd
6 PM – 9 PM

The Recycled Rain Project is a Pacific NW based invitational art show creating original works using rainwater to raise awareness of water issues. Since its founding in 2011, The Recycled Rain Project has been dedicated to its mission to increase awareness of local artists and to engage and educate the community on water issues.

A portion of the sale of all works from RR2018 will be donated to Columbia Riverkeeper. For 30 years, Columbia Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect and restore the water quality of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.Our strategy for protecting the Columbia includes working in river communities and protecting the people, fish and wildlife that depend on the Columbia River.

Join us for food, drink & art works from a bevy of talented local artists, all created using recycled rain water!

Enjoy the RAINDROPS GALLERY painted by kids at Sellwood Community Center,
and make your own raindrop at our Recycled Rain Painting Station!

2018 Featured Artists

MaryAnn Puls
Marilyn Joyce
Kristy Kun
Kelly Nedig
Clare Carpenter

PLUS new works by our veteran Recycled Rain Artists!

Amy Ponteri, Candace Primack, Di Pinsonault, Jane Levy Campbell, Jennifer Feeny, Jesse Nearns, Jody Katopothis, Jon Wippich, Karen Wippich, Karl Kaiser, Kia Metzger, Kindra Crick, Kristen Hamilton, Laura Weigle, Nanette Wallis, Nate Ethington, Quin Sweetman, Rio Wrenn, Roberta Aylward, Sara Sjol, Shawn Demarest, Theresa Andreas-O’Leary, Zeratha Young

 

Visit the Recycled Rain Store online to view and purchase works from this year’s show!
http://www.therecycledrainproject.org/rr2018store/

 

On view at Ford Gallery
June 2nd – July 1st

www.therecycledrainproject.org
facebook.com/therecycledrainproject
instagram.com/therecycledrainproject

Renée Hartig & Kelli MacConnell

The landscape of our beloved Pacific Northwest is as striking and varied as the work of these two gifted artists.  Exploring everything from stunning coastal vistas to lush native flora in intricate detail, both artists celebrate our beautiful landscape through their own unique talents and techniques.

Opening

Saturday April 28th
6 – 9 PM

@

Ford Gallery
2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

PLUS!
Live music by the Pagan Jug Band

 

Renée Hartig

Contemporary Landscape Paintings

The land is a steady element in nature that can change both
instantly and can take thousands of years to evolve. I strive for my work to capture the land and sky as they are – moving and changing ceaselessly.

I feel that movement in the land is often lost in works of art, which by nature are fairly static and representative of a snapshot in time. The challenge of capturing this movement is what attracts me to impressionist painting.

Although many impressionist painters set out to capture a single moment, they were also able to infuse their work with a movement that makes the painting feel alive – you can feel their hand working on the painting and see each distinct decision they made through every brush stroke or mark. My goal is to capture that kind of a timeless element and movement – not only in the subject matter but to the application of the paint as well.

By nature, the act of landscape painting itself forces movement. Whether it is hiking to a location, driving across continents, visiting places in the world, or experiencing the new ways the land is formed and pieced together, it all demands physical movement by the artist.

Formally, my paintings are contemporary-impressionistic works. All of my work is done with oil paint on canvas. First I apply my orange tint to the surface. I then proceed with my under-painting and my final layers. My paintings are ala-prima (one session), so I am always working with wet-on-wet paint giving me freedom to move and manipulate the medium. Painting this way allows me to work in one layer, which helps to keep a fresh quality to my work. I also refer to my style of painting as gestural painting because l apply quick, broad brush strokes that gives my work a lot of movement.

My inspirations stretch from impressionist artists like Degas, Toulouse Lautrec, Manet, Monet and Pissarro to painters like Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I’m also very interested in printmaking techniques like woodcut prints and screen printing – the use of minimal colors, layering colors and keeping colors separated are all elements I utilize in my work.

Local artist inspirations: Walter Rane, Leiv Fagereng, Fran Kievet, James Shay, Dawn Emerson

Artist Bio

Since graduating from Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids MI, in 2005 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Painting and studying at SACI in Florence Italy, Renee has been busy pursuing her career as an independent fine artist. She is represented at several galleries in Michigan and in Oregon. She now lives in SE Portland and has been painting full time for almost twelve years.

www.studiohartig.com

Kelli MacConnell

People ask, “Why a print, why not a painting?” On one hand, I enjoy the act of using tools to shape something, but much of the joy rests within the surprise factor—the mystery that unfolds while printing each piece. The many unpredictable factors involved with this art, and its spontaneous process that demands energy, improvisation, gesture, expressiveness, and directness, all contribute to my enduring love for this medium. My current body of work focuses on the expansive, diverse environment of the Pacific Northwest landscape. With the simple use of contrast and minimal color, as well as line manipulation, I strive to create exhilarating compositions inspired by the natural world.

Artist Bio

Captivated by the wilderness since early childhood, artist Kelli MacConnell embraces a unique relationship with nature that continuously sparks her imaginative work. Exploring landscapes with careful observation, she translates her natural surroundings into richly detailed prints. For MacConnell, printmaking serves as a key vehicle in fostering a relationship between humans and the natural world. Through her creations, she strives to show how one person can both exist in civilization and remain connected to nature.

Exploring the outdoors is in MacConnell’s blood. Her childhood road trips to the Smoky Mountains and Lake Michigan beaches were the inspiration for her extensive backpacking excursions as a young adult. While hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, she tuned into wilderness exploration as both an integral part in understanding the world and an endless fuel source for creativity.

In 2006, after hiking the AT, sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, and traveling the country, she left her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Once in Portland, she immersed herself in the vibrant Northwest artist community and Oregon wilderness. Soon after, at Portland State University, she found a love for printmaking, discovering the passion to share nature-driven experiences through artistic pieces. Currently, MacConnell is dedicated to exploring the endless possibilities of printmaking and creating original, introspective art in the hopes that it will speak beyond the frame, fostering a healthier relationship between humans and nature.

www.kellimacconnell.com

On view through May 23rd

RSVP to our Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/336812363479090/

The Collective: Conversations with Nature

 
Conversations with Nature. Conversations with the creatures of Nature. These dialogues become important catalysts in the journey from Trauma to the new Process. An ongoing language which begins to form a story of a journey, quite possibly the most important of our lives. This is the story of the war we have won by carrying on, in our raw and new normal, discovering a new strength in service, remembrance and continuing. The Collective features work of two local artists and environmentalists and readings by two award winning authors. Each artist has a unique and dynamic history of working with and for nature while simultaneously serving their communities. The common thread is in their ongoing conversations with nature in their life paths of healing in the trauma process and helping others in this experience.
 

Join us for a celebration of the healing powers of nature through art & the written word.

Opening

Saturday March 31st
6 – 10 PM

@

Ford Gallery
2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97202

On view through April 25th

 

ARTISTS

Sean Davis

Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple heart Iraq War veteran, and winner of the Legionnaire of the Year Award from the American Legion in 2015 and the recipient of the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights award for 2016. His stories, essays and articles have appeared in the Smoke, Human the Movie, and Ted Talk Books The Misfits Manifesto. Sean has fought in a revolution, a war, and helped save lives in New Orleans during Katrina. He’s a wild land firefighter during the summers. He has been a police officer, a bartender, an incident responder, a supernumerary in an opera, and currently teaches writing at Mt. Hood Community College and Clackamas Community College. Sean not only encourages communion with Nature, he dedicates life and limb to protect her. Each year you’ll find him bravely situated on the front lines of wildfires across the Pacific Northwest as one of Oregon’s most experienced and decorated firefighters. Sean’s love of Nature and of people is the lifeblood in his particular brand of philanthropy. Sean lives in rural Oregon with his talented wife Kelly Davis and their daughter.
 
Sean is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Within the Collective Sean offers his series of paintings surrounding trauma, survival and the interconnectedness with Nature.

Blue Pond Series by Sean Davis

Lidia Yuknavitch by Sean Davis

Blue Pond Series by Sean Davis

Jennifer Porter

 Jennifer Porter is a native of Portland and an artist and conservationist. Her early work and focus surrounded spacial theory, the built environment and architecture. She developed and curated ‘Centrifuge’ at Art Institute of Portland. Centrifuge was a study of the interconnectedness between the disciplines of art, art theory and architecture. Centrifuge featured master artist and GBD Architecture founder Chuck Gordon, two of Portland’s leading architecture firms and several of Portland’s local artists. She curated a series of shows in a massive artist run pop up gallery collective, Deep Field Gallery. She served four years on the planning committee of Portland’s largest art auction, The Annual CAP Art Auction, overseeing the installation and multimedia program. Jennifer’s interest began to take a more personal tone in recent years with focus on nature and conservation issues and most recently the process of finding the new normal in trauma recovery. Working alongside her family as habitat restoration specialists, reconstructing damaged habitats, she found an inherent similarity to the power of nature in its rejuvenation and restoration, and the healing we do from traumatic instances in our own lives. She is currently dedicated to assisting high risk youth find their voice and path to their self-empowered new normal.
 
Jennifer brings her sculpture work and a series of photographs of her underwater choreograph work captured by talented underwater photographer and artist Micah Reese. The photography series are of movements illustrating the dynamic of the depth of interpersonal darkness, the bondage of forced narratives designed to keep us in depths of trauma patterns. Finally, releasing bonds and surfacing to the new way of life and a new narrative.

by Jennifer Porter & Micah Reese

by Jennifer Porter

by Jennifer Porter & Micah Reese

READING

Jude Brewer

Jude’s writing has appeared in Retreat West, New Millennium Writings, Fredericksburg Literary Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Scintilla Press, Typishly, and Cultured Vultures. His nonfiction short was a finalist in the 2017 Montana Book Festival, and he was the winner of the 2017 Retreat West Flash Fiction Prize. He also produces and hosts the literary “radio theatre” podcast Storytellers Telling Stories. New episodes available Tuesdays on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, any podcast app, and on sttspod.com

Jason Arias

Jason Arias lives in Portland, OR. You can find some of his previous work in past issues of Oregon Humanities Magazine, Lidia Yuknavitch’s book The Misfit’s Manifesto, Perceptions Magazine, and Storytellers Telling Stories Podcast as well as other publications.

Ford Gallery Presents:
Return of the Love Show!

After a 6 year break, the Ford Gallery dusts off The Love Show!
A show about love! Not just the sappy Hallmark kind of love, but love in all its many forms: The good, the bad and yes, even the ugly!

Join us on February 3rd 2018 from 6 pm to 11 pm for our opening reception, featuring live music & performances, bar & pot-luck, and clothing drive for Transition Projects (See most needed items here: http://www.tprojects.org/).

The Portland Love show seeks to shine some light on the complicated disco ball that is love, dark facets and all. With the Hallmark/florist/jewelry/chocolate conspiracy focusing so much attention (and cash) on romance and sex every February, we aim to create a visual dialogue about love in its many incarnations and interpretations, be it self-love, sorrow, lust, confusion, hope, bitterness, gentleness, deception, romance, imagination, jealousy, true love, young love, love lost, parental, filial, adversarial love, the surrounding abundance of love or love as the unknown….

We invited over 200 artists to make ONE ARTWORK each that looks a little deeper into the mysteries of Love, beautiful and terrible, and explore and expose a little bit more of what love means to them.

Show runs February 3rd-March 12th, 2018

Go to portlandloveshow.com for more details!

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Follow us at @portlandloveshow on Instagram for pics!

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Evan Armstrong
John alex Arnold
Kevan Atteberry
Debra Barcus
Stephen Barker
Shelly Barnett
Brad Barnhurst
Laura Barstow
Carla Bartow
Lisa Bauso
Hannah Bearden
Andrew Beckham
Nicki Beiderman
Zack Blei
Carly Bodnar
Alea Bone
Krystal Booth
Madison Boscole
Arthur Braud
Rachel Brodkey
Lesley Burke
Erin Cadena
Kit Carlton
Richard Cawley
Shelley Chamberlin
Samae Chlebowski
Heather Colibrí
Dayna Collins
New Colony
Robin Corbo
Bridgette Costa
Carey Cramer
Kindra Crick
Joshua Crowell
Sarah Cruse
Larry Cwik
Rocky Darensbourg
Kevin Darras
Heide Davis
Jason Edward Davis
Jeremy Davis
Nancy Davis
Kathryn Delany
Shawn Demarest
Kate DeMellier
Matt diLeo
Shelly Donohoe
Kenya DuBois
Christina B Dynamite
Danny Ebru
Austin Eddy
Kara Edge
Denise Emmerling-Baker
Jaclyn Evalds
Gavin Eveland
Leah Faure
Jenn Feeney
Felicity Fenton
Michael Fields
Samantha Fisher
Dianna Fontes
Julie Forbes
Timothy Furlow
Gigi Gable
Kaemon Ze Gable
Tommy Gaffney
Susan Gallacher-Turner
Stephanie Garber
Alison Gayne
Jennifer Gleach
Dave Gonzo
Carrie Goolsby
Cindy Gordon
Sara “Sepia” Greer
Jennifer Griffo
Judy Haas
Chris Haberman
Deb Hart
Marlena Hatchel
Kathy Hawthorne
Susanna Hayler
Terence Healy
Gail Heymann
Lori Hicke
Elizabeth Higgins
Shawn Patrick Higgins
April Hoff
Jason Hoffman
Alia Hoffman
Lenny Hoffman
Claudia Hollister
Sarah Hooper
Sheridan Horning
The Weak In Review
Faith Jennings
Shannon Carlson + John Fisher
Lucia Johnson
Ari Joseph
Janet Julian
Lea K. Tawd
Clint Kaster
Geo Kendall
Andrew Kern
Kyle Kinsey
Susan Kipp
Sean Kirkpatrick
Jamie Klein
Alena Rose Kness
Trevor Koch
Louise Krampien
Gesine Kratzner
Amy Kuttab
Daniel Landolt-Hoene

Chris Lang
Suzy LaRuffa
Lisa Laser
Aren Lawler
Loly LeBlanc
Sheryl LeBlanc
Anjali LeBoeuf
Jeanne Levasseur
Alexandria Levin
Nicole Linde
Doug Lloyd
Sarah Lopez
Jessica Luera
Emily Lux
Nate Marcel
Barbara Martin
Marybel Martin
Elodie Massa
Lorena (M3AT) Matteucci
Desiree McCormick
Bethany McCraw
Melissa Mcghie
Amy McLain
Ean McNamara
Jennifer Mercede
Todd Molinari
Aimee Moody
Sienna Morris
Angela Morrow
Justin Mortzheim
Thérèse Murdza
Julz Nally
Jonas Nash + Sean Hathaway
April O’Connor
Sarah Owen
Valerie Pace-donley
Ania Palinska
Clementine Palinska
Liz Parker
Kelly Pergande
Robin Phillips Occhipinti
Anthony Pidgeon
Amy Ponteri
Nina Posdamer
Jason Rambo
Anabel Ramirez
Remedios Rapoport
Julie Ratcliff
Jo marie Ray
Peggy Pfenninger Reed
Krystle Rhines
Matt Richard
Shannon Richardson
Sara Rieber
Julianna Roberts
Melody Rockwell
Chelsea Rose
Kalika Rounds
Heather Rounds
Erika Ryn
Sandy Sampson
Melinda Santora
Linda Dalal Sawaya
Alan Scally
Wilder Schmaltz
Alicia Schultz
Carrie Scott
Dale Seachord
Erika Sears
Lucas Servera
Azita Shahgaldi
Katie Shrall
Suzette Shrider
Jenny Siegel
Katie Simpson
Maciej Skrzynski
Raven Skye
Jennifer Smith
Te Smith
Scot Smith
Amy Stoner
Mona Superhero
Quin Sweetman
Max Sympathy
Mia T-Rex
Mrrranda L. Tarrow
Eryn Tehan
Emy Thomson
Anna Todaro
Consu Tolosa
Shelzey Tuffias
Robin Urton
Autumn VanEsso
Sarah Vivoda
Lucia Volker
Finn Von Ragan
Jeffrey Von Ragan
Laurel Von Ragan
Liz Walker
Martha Wallulis
SL Walston
Dona White
Kelly Williams
Valerie Winterholler
Elaine Woehlert
Rio Wrenn
Leslie Yates
Casi Yost
Zeratha Young
Jim Zaleski
Sarah Zecchini
Maria Zorn
Jackie Zweck

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Interested in being one of our fabulous Love Show Volunteers? It takes a LOT of hands to make this show happen, and we’d Love to have you on our team!

http://portlandloveshow.com/2018-volunteer-sign-up/

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Thank you so much to our Sponsors:

Ford Food & Drink
Phoenix Media
Grixsen Brewing Company
Gigantic Brewing Company

And special thanks also to our hosts The Ford Building & Intrinsic Venture!

Ford Building Artists Show and Makers Fair

 

Show Opener and Makers Fair — Saturday, Dec 16. 4-9 pm
Ford Gallery. 2505 SE 11th Ave.

Ford Gallery celebrates our beloved Ford Building artists and makers this December. Join us Saturday, Dec 16th, for an opening celebration and Makers Fair in the gallery, featuring the following artists and makers who call Ford Building their home.

Ken Sellen
Thérèse Murdza
Kay Henning Danley
Annamieka Hopps-Davidson
Arletha Ryan
Alexandria Levin
Amy Ponteri
Ryan Weisenfeld
Janet Rothermel
Nicki Beiderman

This month our opening celebration an artists and makers fair and starts a bit early at 4 pm. Get original works, artist prints, and handmade goods from Ford Building artists and makers. These are cash & carry, so you’ll be able to pick up unique and locally-made holiday gifts for friends and family.

Joining the Ford artists are resident makers 

  • Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design
  • KinStitch—Digital Textile Print Studio.
  • Octopus Books, and
  • Helado Rosa
  • Leonine Designs Jewelry
  • BlaqPaks
  • The Wildfire Clinic

Visit our Facebook Event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

– Ross Blanchard and Sara McCormick

The Love Show Returns!!!

Alas! The 2018 Love Show is all full, and we can no longer accept any more submissions.

BUT WE STILL NEED YOU!
Are you interested in being one of our fabulous Love Show Volunteers? It takes a LOT of hands to make this show happen, and we’d Love to have you on our team! It’s a great way to meet new people and to be a part of the show.

And, while the walls may be full, we are still accepting submissions for performance/time based artwork so get ready to show your stuff on opening night!

JOIN THE TEAM

 


 

Hello friends of Ford Gallery!

After a six-year break, the Ford Gallery revives “The Love Show,” Portland’s answer to all the pink-themed greeting cards, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and candy hearts that every February brings with it– a place for YOU to make work about Love, and not the couple-focused, heterosexist shiny Valentine’s Day that gets shoved down our collective throats.

The reality is, love is complicated and messy, full of longing and sadness, full of confusion and hope, truth, lies, fakery, glee. Love can break you. So let’s explore love together- make work about loving your pet, lukewarm coffee, those new shoes, your sister, your spouse’s best friend, about not knowing how to love, or loving too much…  it’s up to you, and all work is welcome. Your piece should respond to love, but how it relates needs to be clear only to you. So, make your piece as personal or abstract as you want to.

We are honored to invite the first 200 artists who sign up to make work about Love and to share it with all of us in darkest winter night, and be warmed.

 

With Love,
Sara, Ross, Ben Pink & All of us at Ford Gallery

Self Care: A Group Show On Living Beyond Depression

 
Self care in mental health is hard work that takes constant effort and a good deal of self love. The artists in this exhibit share their experience as neuro-atypical peers while illustrating the tools they use to cope with works inspired by their own personal self care regimen. Artists share their story of depression and discuss methods they have used to live with or overcome depressive symptoms.
 
Through this exhibit, we aim to provide those who are starting out with self care useful knowledge, helpful resources, shared experience, and to see that they are not alone.
 

Participating Artists:

Alexandria Levin
bugsea
Devin Bernard
Doug E. Smith
Elliott Wall
Elodie Massa
Hazel Glass
Jen G. Pywell
Julia Urow-Hamell
Kate Ampersand
M3AT
Melissa Kojima
Michael Espinoza
Mo Alcott
Patricia Kalidonis
Rachel Wallis
Sienna Morris
Wayne Twombly
White Oak
 

OPENING RECEPTION:

November 4th, 6pm-9pm
Ford Building, 2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
 

SKILLSHARE BOARD
The specifics of depression and self care are different for everyone, and not any single technique can be said to work the same for everyone. On display for the duration of the show, this board is a place for attendees to share their own personal tools in self care with others. These can be common or off the wall. Whatever has worked for you, we hope you’ll share them with us!

Featuring Live Presentations on Self Care:

7:30 pm – Movement and Vitamin D on Depression and SADs by Sadiq Sheraze and Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen received his B.S. in Exercise Science from Western Oregon and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Western States. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Masters in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Ryan was born and raised in Dallas, Oregon. He is a seasoned athlete and has practiced almost all forms of sports ranging from soccer, baseball, football, dance, and gymnastics. Ryan has a strong passion for the way the human body moves and he inspires to teach people the benefits of movement.

Sadiq Sheraze graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in psychology and a B.S. in Biology form the University of Western States. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine and a Masters in Nutrition and Functional Medicine, also from the University of Western States. Sadiq loves everything nutrition and believes health starts with mindset and that food is medicine. He takes a particular interest in Mind-Body Medicine and strives to educate individuals on the interconnectedness of our body systems.

Ryan Hansen and Sadiq Sheraze are currently Chiropractic interns at the University of Western States and the owners of Optimal Alignment, a future healthcare clinic centered around movement, mindset, and nutrition. They educate individuals on how to optimize both your internal and external environments to best serve your goals and your health.

8:00 pm – Mindfulness and Nature on Depression with Brittan Alperin and Sienna Morris

What do the brainwaves of a depressed person look like? How can they be changed?

Brittany Alperin, a behavioral neuroscience graduate student at OHSU, and Sienna Morris, an artist and science enthusiast, will talk about how mindfulness meditation and self-care can not only decrease depressive symptoms, but can also produce measurable change in your brain! Join us for a discussion of Sienna’s journey through mindfulness practice, take a look at how her depressive symptoms and brain waves changed over time, and see the art that this experience inspired.

Fifteen At Ford — Portland Open Studios Preview

 

2017 Portland Open Studios (POS) is upon us, and this month Ford Gallery is pleased to host fifteen Portland Open Studios artists from the surrounding neighborhoods. Catch a glimpse of their work before you visit each of these artists’ studios during POS in October.

Join the artists and gallery staff for an opening celebration, Sept 30, 6-8:30 pm at Ford Gallery, followed by “Last Saturday Salon” an informal, cabaret-style event featuring the show’s artists from 8:30-midnight just downstairs in the venue “Mechanical” (Suite B27).

Featured Artists:

Kirk Weller
Alexandria Levin
Serena Barton
Jill Torberson
Wayne Jiang
John Fisher
Shannon Carlson
Karl Kaiser
Kelli MacConnell
Thérèse Murdza
Diane Russell
Jeanne Fries
Jeanne Henry
Amy Ponteri
Annamieka Hopps Davidson

Show dates: Sept. 30 – Oct. 25.
Hours: Daily, 9 am – 6 pm

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/123868598273917

Event photo: “Formation,” 48×60 inch, mixed media. By Shannon Carlson

Call To Artists – Self Care: On Living Beyond Depression

Call To Artists

The Ford Gallery is currently accepting art submissions for “Self Care”: A Group Art Show showcasing the tools we use to manage depression. Self care in mental health is hard work that takes constant effort and a good deal of self love. The artists in this exhibit share their experience as neuro-atypical peers while illustrating the tools they use to cope. We are looking for work inspired from your own personal self care regimen. Accepted artists are encouraged to share their story of depression and to discuss methods they have used to live with or overcome depressive symptoms.

Through this exhibit, we aim to provide those who are starting out with self care useful knowledge, helpful resources, shared experience, and to see that they are not alone.

Each accepted artist will be allowed up to 3 pieces of 2D, 3D or textile artwork. Both new & pre-existing artwork fitting the “Self Care” theme will be considered. Please provide 3 examples of your work and a brief bio.

Submissions are due Friday, October 20th.

Subimission Form:
https://goo.gl/forms/X0tGnopyEHJYshMe2

‘Self Care’ opens November 4th.
Artwork drop-off November 1st & 2nd.

Please contact Sienna@FleetingStates.com or Sara@FordGalleryPDX.com with any questions.

Nathan Orosco: Wheel On Fire

Join us for a solo exhibition of installation & sculptural works by artist Nathan Orosco.

Opening Reception
August 26th
6-9 PM

This work is based on formal concepts of the wheel and its metaphorical representations of invention, dominance and economic industry.
Wheel On Fire is a way of stating organized chaos and predictable outcomes.

-Nathan Orosco

 

About the Artist

Nathan Orosco was born in Odessa, TX and received his B.A. in Studio Art at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in 2000 and his M.F.A in Sculpture at Washington State University in 2002. He is currently an Instructor of Art at Mt. Hood Community College where he teaches sculpture and drawing. Nathan Orosco’s work has been exhibited nationally including exhibits at the Museum of Arts Culture in Spokane WA and the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX and is currently represented by Blackfish Gallery in Portland, OR. He lives and works in Gresham, OR.

Show on view through September 27th.

 

Prophet
bronze, copper, steel, stainless steel 14" x 16" x 67" 2017 $3700

Prophet
bronze, copper, steel, stainless steel 14" x 16" x 67" 2017 $3700

I Was Running
paper, glass, foam, plaster 2012 $6200

Moon Face Alchemist
bronze, copper, steel, stainless steel, paper, ink, yellow cedar 20" x 22" x 100" 2017 $4550

Moon Face Alchemist
bronze, copper, steel, stainless steel, paper, ink, yellow cedar 20" x 22" x 100" 2017 $4550

The Arrangement
bronze, steel, aluminum, piano 2012 $8500

Scales and Shells (photo series)
digital photo print 20"x30" 2017 $600

Timed
digital photo metallic print 20"x30" 2017 $675

Timed
digital photo metallic print 20"x30" 2017 $675

Miner with Light
bronze, aluminum, steel 2017 10” x 10” x 22” $4,800 (without pedestal)

*Works courtesy of Blackfish Gallery*