William Jamison and Jeffrey Thomas opened a gallery in Portland in 1985 with a branch in New York. It was one of the early serious contemporary art galleries that followed on Arlene Schnitzer's Fountain Gallery, birthing the Laura Russo gallery, and the young Elizabeth Leach Gallery.
Jamison passed of AIDS in 1995. His staff, Charles Froelick and Jane Beebe, divided the artists and opened their own galleries which operate today.
Jeffrey Thomas brings back memories with a show by some of the original Jamison-Thomas Gallery opening artists in 1985. The artists included are: Idi Bagus Anom, Rick Bartow, Stuart Buehler, Mark Bulwinkle, Tom Cramer, Baba Wague Diakite, Robert Gilkerson, Gregory Grenon, Tomas Nakada, Deb Norby, Stan Peterson and Eric Stotik. Since then, more Portland artists operate on a national and international stage.
At Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art www.jeffreythomasfineart.com 2219 NW Raleigh 6PM-8 Free