Portland Art Museum scores a hit with this showcase of thought-provoking Northwest art.
The Contemporary Northwest Art Awards live in the shadow
of the Oregon Biennial, which, in a sense, it replaced. Like the
Biennial, the Art Awards select a small pool of artists from hundreds of
Tony Bennett and Usher take vastly different approaches to wooing you.
Crooners—legitimate heavyweights who can elicit shrieks,
tears and piles of ladies’ undergarments from their audiences—are few
and far between these days.
this week, two of the big
Tom Cramer casts a quirky gaze on his native state.
We spoke with Tom Cramer, an Oregon native and veritable Portland institution, about the sources of inspiration for his show Oregon Landmarks.
WW: What drew you to the Northwest landscape this time?
Sculptor Dante Marioni takes a risk and scores a hit.
Varied, virtuosic and sumptuous beyond imagination, the
work of Seattle-based sculptor Dante Marioni seems to come from another
time—perhaps the Renaissance, when craftsmanship and invention were
In Upstate, artist Sean Healy
looks back at his childhood in the once-bustling upstate New York town
of Brasher Falls. The town fell on hard times in the 1980s and ’90s,
when its three main manuf
Three local shows ask where art ends and architecture begins.
This month, three different shows tackle the same
essential theme: the relationships between visual art and architecture.
This is addressed most explicitly at the Art Institute of Portland’s Centr
Matt McCormick takes a look in Oregon’s rear-view mirror.
These are golden days for local filmmaker and artist Matt McCormick. His first feature film, Some Days Are Better Than Others,
debuted last week at the Portland International Film Festival, and
When you look at the bric-a-brac collecting dust at your
pad—those tacky souvenirs from your trip to Mexico, family photos you
inherited when Aunt Betty died, books you bought years ago but never
What would you do with $10,000? That’s a question 29
artists are asking themselves after being named finalists in the
Portland Art Museum’s Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. This will be