Buckle up, because it’s time for another virtual art tour adventure! This time, we are taking a trip down the Pacific Coast into Oregon. Even during its rainy days, Portland is a vibrant city filled with galleries, public art, events, and avant-garde institutions. Oregon’s unconventional and free-spirit city has an art scene with a little something for everyone.
Let’s take a look at how The Rose City’s art community is adapting to the current environment with its online exhibits.
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Founded in 1981, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery showcases internationally established artists and those from the Northwest. It displays a wide variety of contemporary media, aiming to develop a dialogue between the local Portland community and the art world.
Their current exhibition, I Am Your Signal by Michelle Ross, is filled with vibrant abstract paintings. On their website, you will find a description of the exhibit along with notes from the artist. There is also an opportunity to virtually tour their viewing room to explore each piece.
Located in a historic building renovated as an arts destination, Froelick Gallery has been part of the Portland art community for 26 years. They represent a diverse group of contemporary artists creating in the Pacific Northwest, across the US, and Tokyo.
Virtually tour their website to uncover their featured artwork along with an ample amount of information that they have on their exhibitions. Froelick Gallery has also made additional artwork, news, and broadcast interviews available on their social channels for you to explore.
Blue Sky | Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
In 1975, five young photographers founded the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, currently located in Portland’s historic DeSoto Building. Their goal is to educate the public about photography through exhibitions, publications, and dialogue.
On their website, you will find a wide range of exhibitions from a variety of artists. This month they will be showcasing Jon Henry’s Stranger Fruit along with Wendel White’s Manifest. There is also an opportunity to become part of their online experience. Curate your own showcase for the Blue Sky archives by emailing them a group of images to go along with the theme of your choosing.
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
Known for its innovative programming in the contemporary arts, Disjecta is located in North Portland. It has distinguished itself with its visual art installations and collaborations with brands. Their mission is to build ambitious programs that further promote artists and engage communities.
From March 12 – May 2, 2021, Unquiet Objects curated by Lucy Cotter will be on display. It highlights the values of cultural objects and explores what greater accountability towards these symbolic pieces might look like. On their website, you can dive into photos, descriptions of the pieces, and artist features connected to this exhibit.
We hope you have enjoyed this virtual tour centered around the city of Portland. We can’t wait to experience art in-person in the Pacific Northwest again soon, but for now, we invite you to continue exploring and connecting with the art community virtually.
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