April is Portland Photo Month!

This month’s post was contributed by 23 Sandy Gallery.

Venture out, learn about, and celebrate Portland’s citywide focus on photography!

Please join us to celebrate Portland Photo Month. Across the city art galleries and other arts venues and  organizations will celebrate the art, history and practice of photography during the second annual Portland Photo Month. Throughout the month of April,  join us for the many events that will dot our great city.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THEN.HERE.NOW

THEN. NOW. HERE. is a celebration of photography as a unique medium and tool that can help us explore and examine who, and where, we are. The premise is simple: folks from all across town answered a call for entries for photographs of Portland and its people, THEN or NOW. We invited a guest juror, Raymond Meeks, to curate a slideshow from these images. This slideshow will then be projected at various outdoor spaces in different quadrants of Portland as a public art event.

Confirmed dates/times for THEN.NOW.HERE. projections are listed below. All slideshows will run in a loop for at least one hour, beginning at sunset (roughly 8-9 pm)

Friday, April 6th: Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th

Friday, April 20th: “The Meadow” at Beam and Anchor, 2710 N. Interstate Ave. (rain or shine)

Continuous projection will also run throughout the month in the window television at Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th.

More screenings to be added at the web site as they’re confirmed. Check event dates, times and locations on the Then.Now.Here website.

PADA AFFILIATED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS

23 SANDY GALLERYInterplay: Photographers Focus on the Book presents Interplay 23 Sandy Galleryfour photographers who create photographic artist books using very different approaches in style, structure, materials and concept. Interplay showcases one-of-a-kind and limited edition artist books from Elizabeth M. Claffey, Lauren Henkin, Clifton Meador and Laura Russell. From fine bindings to altered books to print on demand to pop ups, this show will be a fascinating exploration of the crossover between the art of photography and the art of the book. 23 Sandy Gallery. 623 NE 23rd Avenue, 503-927-4409. Find more information and a full online catalog here.

ELIZABETH LEACH GALLERY AT THE HEATHMAN HOTEL MEZZANINE – Group show, Places and Portraits featuring 
Malia Jensen, Justine Kurland, CocoElizabeth Leach Kühn, Isaac Layman, Dinh Q. Lê, 
Robert Lyons, Melody Owen, Christopher Rauschenberg
 Exhibit up all of April.
Mon – Sat, 6am-10pm
Heathman Hotel – 1001 SW Broadway
503.241.4100
PORTLAND ART MUSEUMEmerging: New Photography Acquisitions including Chris McCaw, Aldophe Braun, Berenice Abbot. March 10 – June 24, 2012

 and

 Through the Looking Glass: Photography’s Use of Windows, Doorways and Mirrors 
including Larry Clark, Michael Kenna, Simon Norfolk
through May 6.
1219 SW Park Avenue
503.226.2811

VISITING ARTIST CHRIS MCCAW DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE – Portland Art Museum. Witsell Auditorium. Sunday, April 22, 2012, noon-6pm At noon, Chris McCaw will demonstrate his unique camera technique at an outdoor location (weather permitting). At 2PM, he will lecture on his artistic vision at the Portland Art Museum. Afterward, McCaw will process the photograph he created at Newspace Center for Photography. Check the Museum website for exact location of the demonstration. Lecture free for Museum members or after Museum admission. Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue, and Newspace Center for Photography, 1632 SE 10th Avenue.

OTHER NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS TO SEE AROUND TOWN:

EAST SIDE LOCATIONS

BLACK BOX GALLERYTechnology: High and Low

I WITNESS GALLERY — Susan de Witt – Fabrication

LANE GALLERY & STUDIO — Gila Lane – On The Line

NEWSPACE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY – Critical Mass Top 50 Show: Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and Everything Else, curated by DARIUS HIMES

PUSHDOT STUDIO — Tatiana Wills – Aspiration/Inspiration

SEVEN VIRTUES
— Jen Mitsuko

23 SANDY GALLERY Interplay: Photographers Focus on the Book

ALBERTA ARTS DISTRICT LOCATIONS

AMPERSAND GALLERY & FINE BOOKSGazed Upon – curated by AMY ELKINS, featuring: JEN DAVIS, CARA PHILLIPS & STACY TYRELL

GUARDINO GALLERY — Beth Kerschen (solar plate intaglio) and Jerri Bartholomew (photographic/mixed media glass collage)

LIVING ROOM REALTORS — Mike O’Brien – Watersongs

MORPHEUS STUDIOS — John Labovitz – Genus Loci: Looking for the Spirit of Place

NORTHWEST LOCATIONS

ANNIE MEYER ARTWORK GALLERYEastern Europe – Close Ups and Jennifer Zika

Blue Sky GalleryBLUE SKY GALLERY – Exhibitions by NIGEL DICKINSON (Critical Mass Blue Sky Solo Show winner), JOHN FAIER, and the debut of the new juried selection of artists in the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers.

CAMERAWORK GALLERY – Solo exhibits by FRANK LAVELLE: Portrait of Faith and EDIS JURCYS: Passing Through

CHAMBERS @916Encyclopedia – ALLEN MAERTZ

NOBAL HOME — Daniel Hayden Berman – Northwest Visions

SOUTHWEST LOCATIONS

LITTMAN AND WHITE GALLERIES AT PSU — Horia Boboia, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Alex Mackin Dolan, Rebecca Steel

WAY OUT LOCATIONS

WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM – PRINT ARTS NORTHWEST Jim Lommasson – What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization

LIGHTBOX PHOTOGRAPHIC in Astoria – PDX Photo Month Exhibit – showcasing work by 40 Portland Photographic Artists

MUSEUM OF THE OREGON TERRITORY (AKA Clackamas County Historical Society) in Oregon City — A Man and His Camera – The Photographs of Ralph Eddy

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

For a detailed listings of 2012 Portland Photo Month events and exhibitions, please visit the Portland Photo Month website here.

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