The Best Things I Saw

Richard Speer’s picks for the year’s best visual art.

Visual Arts
When you look back over the year, it’s kind of like that segment on the Academy Awards where they flash pictures of all the movie people who died. That’s the way Portland gallerygoers feel   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Seattle sculptor John Grade wins Contemporary Northwest Art Awards


Arts & Books
Seattle-based sculptor and conceptual artist John Grade took home the $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize at the culmination of the opening ceremonies for Portland Art Museum’s second Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. PAM executive director Brian Ferriso announced the award to a packed crowd in PAM’s sunken ballrom shortly after 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 18.  Arlene Schnitzer herself was to have ...   More
Monday, June 20, 2011 RICHARD SPEER


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