Sunday, March 15, 2020

March 15 Ost+

Hope everyone is well, and stays well!

Portlandorusnow focuses on in-person events: openings, closings, and occasional performances. Organizers and venues are suspending many to most; attendee-participants are opting out. Some galleries post most of the show online, so that is one way to experience them.

Variform postponed the musical event this evening.

Pianist and electronic musician Carly Barton releases an art book, OST, of her piano scores printed on the Risograph. She will perform and drop a very limited number of digital recordings on USB memories.

You can put a listen to her work at and She is an active remixer, including remixing anime soundtracks.

Portland-originated photo collective Lightleak had a group show scheduled at UofP today, but events there are shut. None the less, you can see the group online individually at

A great project out of Portland is Bedstock. Musicians perform in bed and the videos are online. It's a project of MyMusicRX who bring instruments into Childrens' hospitals. So if the kids are at home, it's a watch. It is

Friday, March 13, 2020

March 14 Saints

Ain’t No Saint: a story told through photography and design is a book release and visual show. It's by Anthony Taylor. It's actually a large space for a gallery, social distance-wise. At Tips on Failing 3903 N Michigan Map
6PM-10 Free

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

March 13-14 Sou'wester Art Residency Fest

Spaceness is moved to another dimension, and we are missing it. Something like it, including one of the Spaceness curators, Julia Barbee, is the Sou'wester Arts Week. They have curated an interesting batch of goodies, with events concentrated on Friday dinnertime-evening and Saturday noon-evening. More at

It is an about 2 1/2 hour drive each way, consider lodging on the coast nearby.

At the Sou'wester hotel trailer park in 3728 J Place Seaview, WA Recommended. Free

Saturday, March 07, 2020

March 7 Godzilla Ecology Award

Hardware synths are Godzilla-crushing Portland in a good way. There is a synth show today to touch and hear free. At Holocene 1001 SE Morrison. 11:30AM-5:30PM Free with RSVP on their website

A Black Art Ecology of Portland curated by Sharita Towne has a new instance along with the Mobile Projection Unit. 4-6 show, 4:30-6 talks, 6-8 projections outside. At 15 NE Hancock Free

Hallie Ford endowed an artist award. It's been selective and notable. Tonight Disjects reprises. Strongly recommended. At Disjecta, in the shadow of Paul Bunyan 8371 N. Interstate Map 6PM-9 Free

Michael Endo is a smart experimental artist. He's curated a show of smart experimental artists. At Carnation Contemporary in the Disjecta building 8371 N Interstate. 6PM-9

Thursday, March 05, 2020

March 5 Westside Art Openings+

What a lovely month.

Blue Sky has a survey of the late John Baldasari arranged before he was late. He was noted for promoting his students' careers.

Enfant Terrible Bill Will is back in the Nine space, aways recommended.

At Blue Sky Gallery 122 NW 8th Map 6PM-9 Free

Tom Prochoska is a longtime Portland artist. He does prints, but his forte is notably fuzzy portrait paintings, this show. At Froelick Gallery 714 NW Davis early close 8PM Free

Upfor has Daniel Duford, working on slavery and Arvie Smith on privilege. At UpFor Gallery 929 NW Flanders early close 6PM-8 Free

Westside+ Ivy J Campbell, Rachel Avallone, Nadia F. Almond-Chaparas, Lourdes Carmen Gallo, and Alexandra Gómez open Hearth. It's at, in the old Dust to Dust space 3636 N Mississippi 7PM-9 Free

PNCA is recommended to stop in. They have long time cycle shows and pop ups distributed throughout the building. PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM-9 Free

Everett Lofts are recommended as always. It is always evolving and there are many strong spaces. It's easier for you to see them all than for me to write suggestions. Some close as early as 9PM. At the Everett Lofts 625 NW Everett. Bounded by NW Everett, Broadway, Flanders and 6th Map closing ranges from 8-9PM

Saturday, February 29, 2020

February 29 Soft Resident Interaction Wave

Myles de Bastion brings act two of his Ikigai Machine Experience. It involves interaction, a score by the artist, and limited edition multichannel SubPacs. Because the SubPacs are limited in number, there are hourly sign up time slots you can find linked at the PICA website. At PICA, 15 NE Hancock 11AM-10PM $35

Caldera holds 3 Saturday readouts of its resident artists. The residents get snowed in to work in a good year for global warming, and the buildings are used for youth art programs warm months. This resident readout is by Maura García, Lawrence, KS; Daniel Granias, Portland; Sabina Haque, Portland; Shin Yeon Jeon, Bend; Dan Lau, Queens; and Nitin Mukul, New York.

At Camp Caldera, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR Map 12:30PM-3:30 Free

Wave Contemporary has a show with Marcelo Fontana, Hannah Newman, Alan Page, Midgray Studio, and Murphy Welch. At Wave Contemporary 425 SE 3rd (Oak Street Building) 8PM-late $10

Alexis E. Mabry has Static Age, a soft sculpture. At the Third Room Project 717 NE Broadway #205 6PM-9 Free

Friday, February 28, 2020

February 28 Failing Into Paradise

The Forest For The Trees was created by Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner. Tips on Failing is the clubhouse and organizing spot for FFTT paint and visiting artists each year. Tonight Hamilton brings his own art in show Remember Paradise. The TOF openings are recommended. At Tips on Failing 3903 N Michigan Map
7PM-10 Free