Visual Art

Art for and from unprecedented times

Luiza Lukova explores RACC's new program "Capturing the Moment - Stories from a Pandemic" and highlights artist projects from the debut selections.

A more hopeful apocalypse

Lindsay Costello explores Ryan Pierce's latest show "Awake Under Vines" on view at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

VizArts Monthly: Personal reflections, collective inquiries, and space rocks

Lindsay Costello discovers a state of wonder in her roundup of art to see in May.

Reclaiming identity through tradition

"Indigenous Resilience in Oregon" continues with the tale of a wood carver's cultural connection through art.

Sankar Raman walks through a tall doorway

From hobby to passion to mission

Sankar Raman of "The Immigrant Story" took up photography as a child in India. He's been smitten ever since.

Dawson Carr’s Portland adventure

After 8 years, Dawson Carr retires as Portland Art Museum's curator of European art. A look at his impact here.

Fused glass artist Ann Cavanaugh and glass blower Andy Nichols combine their talents in glass fish.

Like a fish out of fire

Two glass artists in Cannon Beach’s Spring Unveiling Arts Festival collaborate to make finned figures.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 3

In the final of a three-part series, Pat Rose talks with photographer Susan Bein abut her influences and her iPhone art.

Dennis Cunningham: The last catch

Sue Taylor considers the work of Dennis Cunningham, whose deft linocuts of Oregon fishing reflect the fabric of life in the state. Cunningham died last week.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 2

Part two of a three-part profile of creative Portland photographers features Laura Kurtenbach.

Women of Art ~ A Visual Life, 1

Pat Rose profiles three of Portland’s most creative photographers. Part 1: Grace Weston.

“Sophia’s Garden” by Lisa Brinkman (eco-prints of sumac, eucalyptus, and maple on raw silk canvas, cold wax and oils, 30 by 30 inches)

Lisa Brinkman: ‘A collaboration of life with Nature’

The artist’s eco prints, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, are an earthy mix of abstraction, symbolism, and collage.

Lillian Pitt: 10,000 Years Through Art

Stage & Studio: The noted artist talks about friendships, mentoring, and the Indigenous traditions that shape her art.

VizArts Monthly: Day trips, local favorites, and virtual viewings

Lindsay Costello's round-up of shows to see virtually, in Portland, and around the state in April.

Diversity and inclusion can’t accomplish what we need

Art institutions have embraced the call for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jennifer Rabin probes the shortcomings of the approach and offers an alternative.

Behind the name: An interview with Master Artist Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr.

Luiza Lukova interviews the artist and educator about claiming space, engaging students, and creating "social forms."

Resistance: Relocating Minoru Yasui’s prison cell

Relocating a WWII jail cell to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon honors a civil rights hero.

“Indifference,” by Aron Johnston (oil on linen panel, 48 by 36 inches, 2018), was inspired by the 2017 fire set by teens that burned 50,000 acres in the Columbia River Gorge.

Pictures worth more than a thousand words

A narrative art exhibit at the Chehalem Cultural Center tells stories that “provide insight into the human condition.”

Late pandemic meditations: Predator, prey, or family

Shannon M. Lieberman contemplates the complex and intertwined animal relationships featured in works by April Coppini, Chase, Mullen, and Chris Austin.

Jacob Elshin (born St. Petersburg, Russia, 1892; died Seattle, 1976), “Miners at Work,” (1937-38, oil on canvas, 5 by 12 feet), collection of the City of Renton, Washington, courtesy of U.S. Postal Service. ©2019 USPS. Photo courtesy: Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Remembering ‘Forgotten Stories’ of the Great Depression

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibits 70 pieces produced by Northwest artists during the New Deal.