Since opening in November 2010, Peoples Art of Portland Gallery has shown over 1000 local and national artists. I enjoyed my time volunteering there on Sundays until a few months ago. The Gallery itself was a vacant toy store when the Peoples crew took over, using the remaining architectural structure as a backdrop for art instead of toys. Being inside of an actual mall, this gallery is a welcome place amongst high-end retailers and consistent retail fare. The gallery has always operated as a place for artists, run by artists, volunteers and a curatorial team of artists.
For their 15th consecutive exhibition, they wanted to celebrate this notion, in essence to celebrate the volunteer artists and staff that make the gallery what it is. This show exemplifies their connection to the community and how the gallery works: artists showing artists, working together.
The People of Peoples Gallery show consists of art work from the following artists: Ali Schlicting, Anna Magruder, Brin Levinson, Chris Haberman, Chuck Blooom, Dan Pillers, Heidi Elise Wirz, Jen Berry, Jesse Reno, Joel Barber, Kendra Binney, Kyle Gossman, Larry Christensen, Matt Schlosky, Melissa Dow, Sam Arneson, Roger, Wellie Glenn
I will be showing work from this past year as well as 2 brand new ones!
Always All Ages.
Refreshments provided by Ninkasi Brewing.
Show Info: www.peoplesartofportland.com
Artist Reception: Saturday, Jan. 21; 5-9pm
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor)
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland