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

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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.

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!




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