Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Friday:Art By Bike:Holiday Tour

 Here we are, it is First Friday again, and we have a fun First Friday bike tour in store for you.  Since we are quickly approaching the Holiday this tour will be a great chance to buy ornaments, and gifts for the special people in your life.  Stay warm and have fun.

The Art By Bike Tour will start at 6pm at Pedal Bike Tours
Pedal Bike Tours
133 SW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR, 97204
Daily 10AM-6PM
Phone: (503) 877-2453
Email: Email Us
Portland, Oregon, USA

Then on to the galleries of the month-
 Sidestreet Gallery, Holiday Sale

140 SE 28th Ave.
Receptions: 6 to 9 pm on First Friday.
Saturday 12-6pm
and by appointment
The perfect chance to buy all your holiday gifts

 Newspace Center for Photography

1632 SE 10th Ave.
Receptions: 7 to 10 pm on First Friday.
Photography classes
Fine-art gallery
Professional lighting studio
Brand new rental digital lab
Black & White darkroom
Gift Certificates
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to present “For Love, Not Money,” a juried exhibition of work by members of the American Society of 
 Media Photographers (A.S.M.P) Oregon.

 Janovec Gallery

4504 SE Milwaukie Ave.
First Friday open till 9 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
12-5 pm
Janovec Gallery features each month artists that are early into their exhibition career come meet these emerging artists you may discover a master.
Juried Group Show
All work under $100.00

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Art Scout has opened a Pop-up Gallery!!!!

Downtown Artistry, 940 SW Morrison St. Open Thurs-Sat 10-7 Sun 12-5. Pop-up shops are a great program set up with the City of Portland that takes advantage of vacant storefronts in Downtown to showcase local artists and Art Scout, Bridget Larrabee is heading one up for the holiday season. So stop by and say hello.

Yesterday we had a press conference with Mayor Sam Adams. Channel 8 did a little clip about it News Clip

The the shop is open!
The hours are
Thurs-Sat 10-7
Sun 12-5

Nov 13th Open House 12-5 with Jazz Pop Trio, Gentle Rain playing 2-5, and refreshments
Dec 2nd Art Demo: Encaustic 5-7
Dec 4th Greasy Kids Stuff Dance Party 3-5
Dec 9th Art Demo: Prints 5-7
Dec 16th Art Demo 5-7
Dec 23rd Holiday Party with music by Autonomics 5-7
Dec 30th Farewell Party 5-7

Installation by:
Alex Rauch
Barrier Given

Mural by:
Krista Eddy

Window Display by:
Nancy Ocegueda

Jewelery by:
Loren Nosan
Julia Gardner
Brian Echerer

Photography by:
Andrew Ferguson
Justin Dupre

Paintings by:
Anna Magruder
Lisa Mundroff
Brin Levinson
Annie Meyers
Shawn Demarest

Prints by:
Jen Feeney
Nancy Prior
Micheal Kelley

Pottery by:
Melanie Gage

Encaustics by:
Kelly Williams

Frames by:
Jen Bodendorfer

And gifts by:
Art From The Heart Artists

I want this to be a interactive art community meeting place, so come bring your easel, knitting needs and friends.

While you are downtown check out the other Pop up shops
Crafty Wonder802 SW 10th Ave
Flurry 750 SW Yamhill
we all have fun Holiday events planned so check out the link below and plan your holidays

SmartPark is even getting into the action:
Holidate with downtown
Free parking when you enter an SmartPark garage between 4-6pm on Thursdays in December

Saturday, October 23, 2010

First Friday Nov: Christopher Mooney: Art by BIke

Nov First Friday at Studio 2507

2507 SE Clinton St
Large oil paintings by Christopher Mooney
A close look at our favorite Portland bridges from a different perspective.
6-9 pm
With hostesses, Annie Meyer and Bridget Larrabee

Nov First Friday: Art by Bike

Meeting at Pedal Bike Tour at 6pm
133 SW 2nd Avenue #101
Portland, OR 97204

New Space Center of Photography
Jury Winner 2009
Tracia Hoffman
1632 SE 10th Ave

Bite Studio
Featuring print work by
Careron Thomas
Jackie Bos
Larry Daana
2000 SE 7th Ave

Studio 2507
Large Bridge Paintings by
Christopher Mooney
2507 SE Clinton St

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Last Thursday: Louis Delegato

Oct 28th: Last Thursday: Louis Delegato: Living Room

Dark meaningful oil paintings by Louis Delegato
1422 NE Alberta St


n Artistry Update:

Downtown Artistry a Pop-Up shop for the holidays.
Featuring local artist, great gifts, holiday events, and artists demos

940 SW Morison St
Open 10-7 Thurs-Sat
noon-5 on Sun

Grand Opening Nov 13th

Monday, September 27, 2010

First Friday artists Travis Wade and Art by Bike

Join us for a First Friday artist reception for Travis Wade a dark and serious man

Friday Oct. 1st 6-9pm
Studio 2507
2507 SE Clinton St.

Travis's bold black and white paintings excerpt moments in 20th century history. Thematically wartime imagery, natural disasters, and performance art are common throughout. The excerpted moments are imbued with a sense of mystery by removal of speech and text indicators - the viewer is left only with the painting's title to wonder how a situation came to be and where it will go.

Art by Bike

The tour this month is going to be the best yet. It starts at the new downtown location for Pedal Bike Tours
at 133 SW 2nd Avenue #101 Portland 503.877.2453 at 6pm then on to two other locations ending at a Bike event with bike related art food from the Biscuit Bike and lots of music!!!! And don't forget to join Pedal Bike Tours for their Grand Opening on First Thursday Oct. 7th from 5-9pm

Friderike Heuer, (S)elective Affinities/ Wahlverwandschaften

Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue Suite 104
Portland, OR 97202
First Friday Reception 6-9pm

The Bike Show
Splendorporium and Art for Life Children's Gallery
with live music by Halley the Harpist, Bece Kidder, and Crankmychain
Also Food by the wonderful Biscuit Bike!!!!
3421 SE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97202
First Friday Reception 7-9pm

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Last Thursday: Word PLay

Word Play

A show featuring the works of Rebecca Wild and Micheal Kelley in a beautiful combination of Letter Press, Calligraphy fine art.

Last Thursday Sept 30th
The Living Room
1422 NE Alberta St

After a career in graphic design, Michael Kelley has pursued a slightly different road into letterpress. He has operated the Pushmepullyou Press in Portland for 15 years, and enjoys combining graphic design with the crafts of typesetting, linoleum ca
rving, printing and bookbinding, which continues to provide creative challenges.

Rebecca Wild is an artist and calligrapher in Portland. Her work pairs her love of letterforms and calligraphy with the luminous characteristics of drawing materials and paint. The work represented in this show, Word Play, reflects a broad usage of text as a tool for both conveying message and creating abstraction. She teaches at Portland Community College, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. To view more of her work visit

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Friday

September First Friday

School Days: Paintings by Anna Magruder

Opening Reception
Studio 2507
2507 SE Clinton St

Art by Bike

Meeting Todd Roll at Pedal Bike Tours
133 SW 2nd Avenue #101
Portland, OR 97204

Then riding on to

Side Street Gallery: Day of the Dead
140 SE 28th Avenue

Studio 2507: School Days, Paintings by Anna Magruder
2507 SE Clinton St

New Space Center of Photography: The Curve: photographic winner of the Center Choice Awards
1632 SE 10th Ave

Lets hope for good weather!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Last Thursday with Art from the Heart

Time again to partner up with my favorite group of artist the wonderful bunch at Art From The Heart.
Join us for Last Thursday at The Living Room Realtors Office 1422 NE Alberta St from 5-8 pm this Thursday Aug 26th

Art from the Heart presents a group show of 17 artists' works, featuring bright colors and layers in acrylic, watercolor, pencil, oil pastel, collage and more! Art from the Heart is an arts center and gallery supporting adults with developmental disabilities.

Art from the heart is located at 3505 NE Broadway Portland OR 97232 open M-F 9am-3pm. Contact us at (503) 528-0744 or and check us out at

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Art By Bike: August

Last Months Art By Bike Tour was canceled so we plan on doing the Tour De Sellwood this Friday the 6th.

The tour starts at Pedal Bike Tours new location at 6pm
133 SW 2nd Avenue #101
Portland, OR 97204

Stop 1)

Resale Art
7227 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Stop 2)

12x16 Gallery
8235 SE 13th ave. no. 5

Stop 3)

7919 Southeast 13th Avenue
(503) 234-9600

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last Thursday: Bridge Show

Large Realist Paintings of our local bridges by Christopher Mooney, and Photographs of the Saint Johns Bridge by Zeb Andrews will be on display at the Living Room Realtors Office
1422 NE Alberta St.
With an opening reception Last Thursday, July 29th 5-8pm

Thursday, July 1, 2010

First Friday

First Friday: July

The First Friday Featured Artist at Studio 2507 is Marcus Gannuscio and amazing painter whose work is so realistic yet with just a touch of surrealism to keep things interesting.

Open Reception:
Friday July 2nd 6-9pm at Studio 2507, 2507 Se Clinton St.

Art By Bike:

Final it looks like we might get some good weather, so dust of the bike and do a bike tour of some of the Sellwood galleries with Todd Roll

Meeting Todd at Pedal Bike Tours at 6pm
2249 N Williams
Portland, OR 97227

Stop 1)

Resale Art
7227 SE Milwaukie Ave.

Stop 2)

12x16 Gallery
Harry Widman: Figments
8235 SE 13th ave. no. 5

Stop 3)

Dan Stiles: Bold Poster Art
7919 Southeast 13th Avenue
(503) 234-9600

Friday, June 4, 2010

Art By Bike: June ride

image provided by Tyson Reese

June, and another Art By Bike tour organized by Todd Roll owner of Pedal Bike Tours and Bridget Larrabee owner of Art Scout Art Consulting This tour is to raise awareness of First Friday the southeast's version of Last Thursday were Galleries and other business open their doors to the art community. The biggest hurtle for First Friday is it is so spread out, not like Last Thursday, where you can just park your car on a side street and stroll up and down Alberta. So teaming up with Todd Roll was a natural choice, the SE may not be totally walkable but it is most defiantly bike-able.

Date: June 4th
Where: starting at Pedal Bike Tours 2249 N. Williams

Bite Studio
2000 SE 7th Ave
Member exhibit

100th Monkey
110 SE 16th Ave
"Gender Show" in honor of pride month

Janovec Gallery
4504 SE Milwaulkie Ave
Featuring work by Sherri Hide

Since it is Pride month lets all dress in gender bender costume!
Tour will be dependent on the weather but Todd is not scared of the rain, but feel free to give them a call before hand to make sure it is a go. 503.916.9704

First Friday with Geoff Dorn

It is First Friday again and this month at Studio 2507 we will be featuring the work of Geoff Dorn.

We will be unveiling a mixed media mural, which if you can't tell from this image is the BP Oil logo surrounded by shark heads. Geoff Dorn's modern pop art style could really shine in this project which allows for creating art that represents the now. Smaller pieces are also available for purchase.

2507 SE Clinton St.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Last Thursday with Kate O'Neil

Last Thursday

Living Room Realtors
1422 NE Alberta St
Opening Reception 5-8pm

Kate O'Neil

"Birds and Animals"
Oil paintings, and sculptures

Also featuring DJ Bill Portland

Monday, May 17, 2010

International Call to Artists | Regional Arts & Culture Council

International Call to Artists Regional Arts & Culture Council
Qualified Artwork: Printmaking artwork is open to monotypes, engravings, etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, linocuts, silk-screens, stamps, etc. Prints can by produced on any material or surface. There are no restrictions on edition sizes. Infinity Art Gallery welcomes the exploration of the printing process, however work produced through photographic printing, any type of xerography or photocopying do not qualify. Photographs, giclees, ink jet prints and laser prints do not qualify.

Share/Bookmark Deadline: 7/15/10

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Art By Bike: May Tour

Photo by Andrew Ferguson

Art By Bike- First Friday
Free community bike ride to Southeast Portland’s Monthly Art Walk

We had so much fun last month we’re doing it again! On May 7th feed your soul and stretch your legs with Pedal Bike Tours and Art Scout Art Consulting on a free bike tour from Pedal’s shop (2249 N Williams) to First Friday, southeast Portland’s version of Last Thursday where galleries and other businesses throw a street-side party of art, food and community.
Unlike the other more well known (and crowded) art walks in Portland, First Friday is spread throughout several of Southeast Portland’s neighborhoods. This makes it difficult for walkers but perfect for bicycles!
Easy riding for everyone, bring spouses, significant others, grandparents, children, even portable pets! We’ll ride on quiet streets through lovely neighborhoods and pause for nourishing art and refreshments at three different art galleries.

Date: May 7th
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Starting at Pedal Bike Tours, 2249 N. Williams

1) Brian Marki Fine Art
2236 NE Broadway St.
Featuring works by Gordon Marshall and Roger Thomas in a mixed media show of paintings and fused glass

2) Christopher Bibby Studio
3557 SE Division St.
Christopher's studio is the place where he showcases his mixed media paintings of urban cityscapes

3) #2 Print Shop
3317 SE 21st Ave
Daniel Thomas's print show titled show "I'm on it, it's on me"
This artist reception will be catered by Nostrana

So keep your fingers crossed for good weather.

Monday, April 26, 2010

First Friday with Shawn Demarest

The Beautiful Slog
Mixed media painting show by Shawn Demarest

This is a beautiful show that will make you fall in love with Portland all over again.

Shawn Demarest: "Streetscapes appeal to me - especially inner SE Portland ones. These are views that I see every day - bicycling, walking or driving around. Some are views that I've admired for years (especially SE Division) These are views that I couldn't set up an easel and paint because they are looking down a street from a car or bicycles viewpoint. Also, some of these views are rain views. "

The opening reception is First Friday May 7th from 6-9 pm at Annie Meyers, Studio 2507, at 2507 SE Clinton St. The show will be on display till May 30th.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Group travel photography show

Last Thursday at we will be hosting a travel photography show, exhibiting works from around the globe by local artists: Allan Bruce Zee, Andrew Ferguson, Anni Tracy, and Jen Bodendorfer. Also featuring the creative works by Walter Lee. The opening reception will be Thursday April 29th from 5-8pm at 1422 NE Alberta St. we will be serving wine, and food supplied by the Little Green Grocer.
Graphic design by Tyson Reeves, thank you Tyson, and welcome aboard.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Art By Bike: April Tour

Photo by Andrew Ferguson

Art By Bike- First Friday
Free community bike ride to Southeast Portland’s Monthly Art Walk

We had so much fun last month we’re doing it again! On April 2nd feed your soul and stretch your legs with Pedal Bike Tours and Art Scout Art Consultingon a free bike tour from Pedal’s shop (2249 N Williams) to First Friday, southeast Portland’s version of Last Thursday where galleries and other businesses throw a street-side party of art, food and community.
Unlike the other more well known (and crowded) art walks in Portland, First Friday is spread throughout several of Southeast Portland’s neighborhoods. This makes it difficult for walkers but perfect for bicycles!
Easy riding for everyone, bring spouses, significant others, grandparents, children, even portable pets! We’ll ride on quiet streets through lovely neighborhoods and pause for nourishing art and refreshments at three different art galleries.

Date: April 2ndTime:5:30pm-8:30pmWhere: starting at Pedal Bike Tours, 2249 N. Williams

Stop 1) B. Rogers Gallery
Address: 2415 NE Broadway St.
Telephone: (503) 236-0600
Hours: Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5 First Friday till 8
Sky, Roads, and RiversPastel works by Andrea McFarland.

Stop 2) Grass Hut
Address: 811 East Burnside St.
Telephone: (503) 445-9924
Hours: W-Su 12-7pm and First Fridays
"Balls Out", as in give it your all. A group show of 50+ Artist from all over the country who were given a panel of wood, ink, and felt to do what ever they wanted to do with.

Stop 3) New Space
Address: 1632 SE 10th Ave.
Telephone: (503) 963-1935
Hours: M-Th 10am-10:30pm, F-Su 10am-6pm and First Fridays
Photography show with works by Bryan Wolf and Elizabeth Fleming.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Last Thursday: You Name It Show 2

Thursday March 25th the Gary Hirsh "You name it Show 2", and the "Stop being such a crazy person" Series is available for your enjoyment.

The Opening in 5-8pm at The Living Room, 1422 NE Alberta St.

This show is awesome!!! Mostly because Gary rocks but also it is interactive... As the title leads you to believe you get to take a stab at naming his artwork. There is a box set up and you can just slip you creative ideas inside, and when someone buys a painting they get to choose from all the suggested titles, if your is pick you get a t-shirt with the painting on the front and your title on the back!!! How cool is that.

Also Gary is putting up his " Stop being such a crazy person" series, a collection of drawings that remind us all to take 15 min out of our crazy day to do nothing. All drawings are original, small, cute, and a dollar!!!

See you then

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Art By Bike a rolling success

Check out Todd Rolls Pedal Bike Tour's March 7th blog post and participants testimony We all had a great time and hope you can join us all next time

Sunday, February 28, 2010

First Friday with Rachel Austin

This show of map paintings by Rachel Austin is fun and whimsical, with maps as the background for her beautiful flowers, and birds this will put us all in the swing of Spring. Rachel is also painting a mural on the wall to frame her art work.

Artist Reception will be Friday March 5th 6-9 pm. We will be pouring a fabulous Cabernet Shiraz blend from Australia, and celebrating Annie's French poodle's 6th Birthday.

This First Friday also marks the first of Art by Bike Tours, my pet project, a bike tour that travels to 3 different galleries in the Southeast every month, the galleries will all be featuring new artists, food and wine. It will be starting at Pedal Bike Tour, 2249 N. Williams at 5:30 if you are in the mood to get your art dose by bike on Friday. Check the blog for more info or go to that is the starting point for all Art By Bike, First Friday Bike Tours.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Art By Bike- A First Friday Bike Tour

Bringing bikes, art, wine, and food together seems so logical for Portland culture, I wonder why we didn't think of it before.

Art by Bike will be a monthly event and starts March 5th at the Pedal Bike Tours 2249 N Williams at 5:30 and then venture on to 3 galleries in the Southeast. So come feed your soul and stretch your legs.

This is a free event for everyone, bring kids, grandparents, and anyone you know who would love to spend their Friday night on their bike taking in the fabulous culture that Portland has to offer.

First stop: B. Rogers Gallery, 2415 NE Broadway St. for the Sky, Roads, and Rivers pastel show by Andrea McFarland. B. Rogers gallery will be featuring Oregonzola Cheese .

Second Stop: Studio 2507, 2507 SE Clinton St. showing monotypes, paintings, and ceramic tiles, by Annie Meyer and map paintings, and mural work by Rachel Austin. Studio 2507 will be featuring a lovely Cabernet Shiraz blend from Yarra Valley, Australia.

Lat stop: Launch Pad Gallery, 534 SE Oak St. Showcasing 4 artists: Blasier, David Lechner, Jamond Williams & Dan McClary from Project Grow in their titled Outsiders on the Inside: From the Beginning mixed media show. The Launch Pad Gallery will be featuring Oregon's favorite Ninkasi beer on tap.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Last Thursday/First Anniversary/Portrait Show

To celebrate the one year Anniversary of the Living Room we are having a big ol' bash. Champagne, giveaways, DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid, and a portrait booth where you can get your picture taken by our featured photographers: Jen Bodendorfer, Jillian Doughty, and Aubrie LeGault. Do join us Thursday Feb 25th from 5-8pm at the Living Room 1422 NE Alberta St.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

talks and tours

I am going to be starting hosting art talks at the Living Room 1422 NE Alberta. If you would like to speak or having any great ideas for other speakers or subjects please let me know.

Also The deadline for Portland Open Studios is March 15th visit for more information. There is a scholarship available for artist under 30. This is a great event and a great way to get your work noticed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bye bye Caren and Carl. Bye bye crying, jackalope, riding a unicorn into the sunset velvet painting

When I passed the crying clown on my way out of the Velveteria Museum on Saturday, I paused and gave it a knowing look. The owners of this classic Portland keepsake are moving to "dryer" pastures, and taking their 2,000 velvet paintings with them. Caren and Carl are talking about the possibility of re-opening the black fuzzy palace in Ventura California.

Before I moved to Portland I read "Fugitives and Refugees, A Walk in Portland" Oregon by Chuck Palahniuk. Since I considered myself a refugee I planned to visit all the odd places in Portland that Chuck wrote about. From Voodoo doughnuts all the way to the self cleaning house in Newberg. The Velveteria was one of the many places I always assumed I would make it to sometime... I am so glad I went before they packed it all up. It was truly a must have experience. They will be greatly missed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Last Thursday at The Living Room with Bite Studio

Join Art Scout and the ladies of the Living Room for our salute to printmaking. We will be showcasing the work of 10 members from Bite Studio
Featured prints from
Jenn Feeney
Shawn Demarest
MaryAnn Puls
Chris Gaslin
George Strider
Mathew Courtway
Matt Carlson
Elisabeth Walden
Larry Daane
Charlene Happel
Cameron Thomsen
We will have lively entertainment, food, and wine. So join at 1422 NE Alberts St. Thursday 28th from 5-8pm

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Artist Reception for Louis Delegato

Studio 2507: 2507 SE Clinton St.
Jan 8th 6-9pm
Come meet the artist and join Annie Meyer and I for wine and snacks.
Louis Delegato is a painter and a sculptor he works mostly with steel and glass his work is powerful and dark.