1. October 21, 2014

    printeresting:

    (via Turkey’s Dying Greek Press | Roads & Kingdoms) One day Minas will take over the paper from his father, but he fears he won’t have any help. “I don’t see that I have any other choice. I don’t want to let this paper go. I will continue and become the editor if necessary, but it will be funny, because it will be only me.

  2. October 20, 2014

    "Untitled" 2014
Letterpress Monotype 4x5”
Molly Steadman
PNCA Printmaking Major

    "Untitled" 2014

    Letterpress Monotype 4x5”

    Molly Steadman

    PNCA Printmaking Major

  3. October 20, 2014

    piccadilley:

A few findings from my walk home today.
Shot on iPhone

    piccadilley:

    A few findings from my walk home today.

    Shot on iPhone

  4. October 20, 2014

    Roger Peet: Traps, Flows, Echoes
Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014
PNCA Gallery 214
Portland artist Roger Peet will open a show of new installation, video and print work in Gallery 214 at PNCA on the 6th November. The show, entitled “Traps, Flows, Echoes” focuses on the idea of the trap, in both the physical and cultural realms. Much of the show will focus on Peet’s relationship to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has worked for several seasons to promote community conservation through art. Some of the work addresses Peet’s complex relationship with his father, who faked his death to go AWOL from the British Air Force and to fly helicopters for the CIA’s interventions in Congo in the 1960’s, an event which Peet recreates in a video collaboration with Portland director Jodi Darby. In his travels and work in Congo, Peet experienced first hand the disastrous consequences of the history his father had helped to shape, and this show will contain vivid and evocative print, installation, and sound pieces that evoke the trauma and brutality of that trap of history, as well as the ways that he and the friends that he made in Congo are trying to get out of it. The work also features sound collages and poetry by Portland MC Mic Crenshaw.
Roger Peet is an artist, writer and printmaker in Portland, Oregon. His art focuses on civilized bad ideas, evolution and extinction, predator-prey relationships, and the contemporary crisis of biodiversity and what can and can’t be done about it. He is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (justseeds.org), a group of socially and environmentally engaged North American artists, and collaborates with activists, artists and scientists across the globe in the service of a more generous and a wilder world. His website is TooSphexy.com.

    Roger Peet: Traps, Flows, Echoes

    Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014

    PNCA Gallery 214

    Portland artist Roger Peet will open a show of new installation, video and print work in Gallery 214 at PNCA on the 6th November. The show, entitled “Traps, Flows, Echoes” focuses on the idea of the trap, in both the physical and cultural realms. Much of the show will focus on Peet’s relationship to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he has worked for several seasons to promote community conservation through art. Some of the work addresses Peet’s complex relationship with his father, who faked his death to go AWOL from the British Air Force and to fly helicopters for the CIA’s interventions in Congo in the 1960’s, an event which Peet recreates in a video collaboration with Portland director Jodi Darby. In his travels and work in Congo, Peet experienced first hand the disastrous consequences of the history his father had helped to shape, and this show will contain vivid and evocative print, installation, and sound pieces that evoke the trauma and brutality of that trap of history, as well as the ways that he and the friends that he made in Congo are trying to get out of it. The work also features sound collages and poetry by Portland MC Mic Crenshaw.

    Roger Peet is an artist, writer and printmaker in Portland, Oregon. His art focuses on civilized bad ideas, evolution and extinction, predator-prey relationships, and the contemporary crisis of biodiversity and what can and can’t be done about it. He is a member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative (justseeds.org), a group of socially and environmentally engaged North American artists, and collaborates with activists, artists and scientists across the globe in the service of a more generous and a wilder world. His website is TooSphexy.com.

  5. October 15, 2014

    Tomorrow we install: Semblant Geometries at Photo & Print Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art
Exhibition: October 17 – November 15, 2014 Reception with the artist: First Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 to 8:00pm Exhibition and reception are free to attend and open to the public.Semblant Geometries includes new and recent works on paper by Portland-based artist Heather Lee Birdsong that explore the question, “Where do math and metaphor meet?” In this series, Birdsong pairs the crisp visual language of planar geometry with Slavic folk tales. In pairing these seemingly disparate elements, Birdsong turns geometric compositions into abstract metaphors for narratives. “The application of metaphor, mathematically expressed as x = y, is a powerful associative tool,” she explains.Semblant Geometries, which shares its title with the exhibition, is an unbound fine press book that includes letterpress and intaglio prints on heavyweight printmaking paper contained in folding leather covers. The leather folios are designed in collaboration with and produced by Wood & Faulk, a fine leather goods studio in Portland, Oregon. Semblant Geometries is supported by a Regional Arts and Culture Council Individual Artist Project Grant, awarded to Heather Lee Birdsong earlier this year.

    Tomorrow we install: Semblant Geometries at Photo & Print Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Exhibition: October 17 – November 15, 2014
    Reception with the artist: First Thursday, November 6 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
    Exhibition and reception are free to attend and open to the public.

    Semblant Geometries includes new and recent works on paper by Portland-based artist Heather Lee Birdsong that explore the question, “Where do math and metaphor meet?” In this series, Birdsong pairs the crisp visual language of planar geometry with Slavic folk tales. In pairing these seemingly disparate elements, Birdsong turns geometric compositions into abstract metaphors for narratives. “The application of metaphor, mathematically expressed as x = y, is a powerful associative tool,” she explains.

    Semblant Geometries, which shares its title with the exhibition, is an unbound fine press book that includes letterpress and intaglio prints on heavyweight printmaking paper contained in folding leather covers. The leather folios are designed in collaboration with and produced by Wood & Faulk, a fine leather goods studio in Portland, Oregon. Semblant Geometries is supported by a Regional Arts and Culture Council Individual Artist Project Grant, awarded to Heather Lee Birdsong earlier this year.

  6. October 13, 2014

    Current students Justin Moore and Elizabeth McGrane work together to re-stretch old silk screen frames with new fabric.
We love our Accu-Stretch 2000!!!!

    Current students Justin Moore and Elizabeth McGrane work together to re-stretch old silk screen frames with new fabric.

    We love our Accu-Stretch 2000!!!!

  7. October 13, 2014

    TBD (2013). 14.75 x 18.38 inches. Two-color lithograph with chine colle and thread. Collaborating Printer: Jill Graham. Edition of 20. $2,000
    TBD (2013). 22.25 x 22.25 inches. 
Eight-color lithograph with collaged three dimensional elements. Collaborating Printer: Bill Lagattuta. Edition of 15. $2,500
    TBD (2013). 22.25 x 22.25 inches. Seven color lithograph with collaged three dimensional elements. Collaborating Printer: Bill Lagattuta. Edition of 15. $2,500
    TBD (2013). 13 x 17.50 inches. Two-color lithograph with chine colle, wax and thread. Collaborating Printer: Bill Lagattuta. Edition of 20. $2,000

    tamarindinstitute:

    tamarindinstitute:

    Lesley Dill uses collage, thread, poetry, and printmaking to portray relationships between language, the body, emotion, and society.  As stated in a press release published by the Hunter Museum of American Art, “words are Dill’s ‘spiritual armor’ and she freely stitches and weaves them across the surfaces of her multi-layered works.” Born in Bronxville, New York, Dill earned a BA in English, an MA in art education from Smith College, and an MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. Dill’s works are included in museums across the United States including the Art Institute of Chicago; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rhode Island School of Design; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut. Living in Brooklyn today, Dill continues to explore language and art through works on paper, sculpture, and performance art.

    Lesley is currently here signing her prints! She’s awesome. And it’s worth clicking on the images to see them larger!

  8. October 06, 2014

    bigtimeillustration:

Hey Portland! It’s Design Week, get excited! In two hours, I’ll be in Pioneer Square with @kinokogallery and @meghuntillo. We will be taking your thoughts about design that you Tweet or Instagram that have the #dwpdx hashtag and doodling them onto these flags! You can also come down in person and hangout!

    bigtimeillustration:

    Hey Portland! It’s Design Week, get excited! In two hours, I’ll be in Pioneer Square with @kinokogallery and @meghuntillo. We will be taking your thoughts about design that you Tweet or Instagram that have the #dwpdx hashtag and doodling them onto these flags! You can also come down in person and hangout!

  9. October 06, 2014

    designweekportland:

    Open Studios at 522 N. Thompson

    By Emily Katz

    For Design Week Portland, our entire building is opening its doors to you. We all moved in about the same time, this past June, and since then, we have all been balancing creating our spaces and getting to work in our respective creative fields.

    I toured many of the studios of my neighbors to give you a sneak peek into the workings of what goes on in our building. From bag designers, a screen printer, photographers, to a glass artist, the variety of cool things happening in here is exciting and inspiring. Also, we all love plants. Plants and nice seating. Seems to be a trend…

    View the full post here to see inside the studios of Wood and Faulk, Stacey Mattraw, Portland Apothecary, Andrew Stanbridge Photo, Andy Paiko Glass, Sara Barner and Brendon Farrell, Emily Katz and Adam Porterfield (Golden Rule Design).

    Open House
    Wednesday, October 08
    4:00–8:00PM

  10. October 01, 2014

    printmatrix:

Shoe Prints from construction workers on PNCA’s 511 building

    printmatrix:

    Shoe Prints from construction workers on PNCA’s 511 building

    (Source: 511pnca)