Image by J. Frederick May

J. Frederick May – Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 5th through 30th, 2018
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday April 5th, 6 – 9pm
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Blue Sky Gallery will be presenting the work of J. Frederick May, the Photolucida Critical Mass Solo Exhibition winner for 2017.

Image by Svetlana Bailey

Svetlana Bailey – Once There Was There Wasn’t

Location: Blue Sky Gallery (122 NW 8th Ave.)
Dates: April 5th through 30th, 2018
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm
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Image by Smith Eliot

Smith Eliot

Location: Wolff Gallery (2804 SE Ankeny St.)
Dates: March 2nd through April 28th, 2018
Days/Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 6pm
Opening Reception: First Friday March 2nd + April 6th, 6 – 8
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Smith Eliot is a visual artist and analog photographer, and has been creating mixed media artworks since 1986.  Her work has been exhibited nationally, won numerous awards, and has been featured in photography publications such as Diffusion, Shots, B&W Magazine, and Bokeh as well as in literary journals such as Calyx. She currently teaches darkroom photography at PCC and at Clackamas Community College.

Fazal Sheikh, Abshiro Aden Mohammed, Women’s Leader, Somali Refugee Camp, Image: Dagahaley, Kenya, 2000, from the series "A Camel for the Son". © Fazal Sheikh

Common Ground
Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013

Location: Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Dates: February 24th  through May 20th, 2018
Days/Hours: Tue 10am – 5pm; Wed 10am – 5pm; Thu 10am – 8p, Fri 10am – 8pm; Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 5pm
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Human rights and dignity form the core of Fazal Sheikh’s photographs. For more than 25 years, he has worked with individuals rendered invisible by war, ethnic and religious strife, climate crises, and social banishment, inviting them to share their stories of unimaginable hardship and perseverance. Featuring works from eight of his series, Common Ground demonstrates Sheikh’s sustained attention to the displaced around the world, and his drive to amplify the voices of the marginalized through his documentary-based photographic practice. For more information, visit the Portland Art Museum website (link above).

Organized by the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Portland Art Museum. Curated by Eric Paddock, Curator of Photography, Denver Art Museum. Curated in Portland by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., The Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum.

Minor White, Untitled (Dock), ca. 1939, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain, L42.3.10

In The Beginning
Minor White’s Oregon Photographs

Location: Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)
Dates: December 9th, 2017 through October 21st, 2018
Days/Hours: Tue 10am – 5pm; Wed 10am – 5pm; Thu 10am – 8p, Fri 10am – 8pm; Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 10am – 5pm
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Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist photographer Minor White (American, 1908-1976) moved to Portland, where he sowed the seeds of what would become a forceful artistic vision. This exhibition of White’s rarely exhibited early works celebrates the artist’s influence on the region, and honors the Museum’s dedication to acquiring and exhibiting photography as the institution enters its 125th year. For more information, visit the Portland Art Museum website (link above).

Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Minor White Curator of Photography.

Image: Robert Lyons

Robert Lyons – One Eye Crying

Location: Elizabeth Leach Gallery (417 NW 9th Ave.)
Dates: April 5th through June 2nd, 2018
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: April 5th, 6 – 8pm
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Image: Small Talk Collective

Small Talk Collective: New Photographs

Location: Pushdot Studio (2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 104)
Dates: April 6th through May 28th, 2018
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6th,  6 – 8pm
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Small Talk is a photography collective comprised of seven women; Briana Cerezo, Marico Fayre, Leslie Hickey, Kristina Hruska, Audra Osborne, Kelli Pennington, and Jennifer Timmer Trail. This will be the collective’s first group exhibition together.

Small Talk formed at the initiative of Kristy Hruska in Portland, Oregon in 2015. As a group, we are interested in exploring the nature of what it means to be a visual storyteller. In practical terms, we pool resources, provide support and exchange ideas – we engage in the best kind of small talk, that which binds us together, fostering stronger work and facilitating collaboration. 

Image by Andy Richter

Andy Richter – Serpent in the Wilderness Series

Location: Camerawork Gallery (2255 NW Northrup Street – Peterson Hall/Linfield School of Nursing)
Dates: March 31 – April 27, 2018
Days/Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm; Saturday 9am – 5pm
Opening Reception: TBA
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Serpent in the Wilderness
From ashrams and caves throughout India to living rooms across America, Serpent in the Wilderness reveals hidden layers and rarely seen dimensions of a profoundly spiritual path and way of life. This exhibition is a visual exploration of yoga that emerged from Minnesota photographer Andy Richter’s personal practice and experience. After studying yoga for years, he decided to use his medium to search for the essence of the teachings. Serpent in the Wilderness is a monograph with Kehrer Verlag.

Image: Marlene Cowan, “Through the Mist” (2017 Juror Award)

PDX 30

Location: LightBox Photographic (1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon)
Dates: April 14th through May 8th, 2018
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 14th,  6 – 9pm
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In recognition of Portland Photo Month, this group exhibit celebrates LightBox Photographic Gallery’s appreciation of the Portland Photographic Community for the 7th year.

Image: Shannon Ruykhaver, 2017

Taking Pictures: 2018

Location: Black Box Gallery (811 E. Burnside #212)
Dates: April 1st – 20th, 2018
Days/Hours: Thursday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday April 6, 6-8:00pm
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Black Box Gallery is pleased to present an open-themed, juried group show this April.


Location: Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (134 NW 8th Avenue)
Days/Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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Location: PDX Contemporary Art (925 NW Flanders St.)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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Location: Melanie Flood Projects (420 SW Washington St. #310)
Days/Hours: Saturdays, 12 – 5pm
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Location: Augen Gallery (716 NW Davis)
Days/Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5:30 pm
Opening Reception: First Thursday
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Location: Roll Up Gallery (1715 SE Spokane St.)
Dates: April 6th – 28th
Days/Hours: Friday – Saturday, Noon – 5pm
Opening Reception: First Friday, April 6th 6 – 9pm
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Location: Passages Bookshop (1223 NE MLK Blvd)
Days/Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Conversation: TBA
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