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.