2016 Exhibitions and Installations
In Gallery 1: North Bank Studio Artists — Displays left from a special cultural event we hosted on November 3rd. Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other places where people of Mexican heritage live. Exhibits will remained on display in Gallery 1 after the Day of the Dead event.
In Gallery 2: Day of the Dead, "Celebrating life, culture & tradition." — North Bank Studio Artists Exhibition: Featuring works by: • Lynne Bowden • John Burkett • Aaron Friedman • Selena Jones • Jill Mayberg • Michael G Smith • Autumn Winston. Curator: Kaite Thompson Chase
October 2016: “Art of Politics,” a special Presidential election year exhibition.
A popular theme in past presidential election years, the content presented this year reflected the political views of the artists who submitted them, but not the views of North Bank Artists Gallery, its members or Board of Directors. The controversial nature of the work was part of the fun of this show. Curators: North Bank members, Sharri LaPierre and Chrissie Forbes.
September 2016: “To Be Seen,” a contemporary art exhibit featuring the works of Portland artist Una Kim.
Una Kim brings her unique style to North Bank Artists Gallery for a one-woman show in September. Famous for her paintings and drawings, she has breathed much-needed life to Portland through her eye-grabbing murals. Curator: Kaite Thompson Chase
Featured Artists: Linda Berkley • Christina Carver • Jacqueline Ehlis • Curtis Fairman • Una Kim • Ruth Lantz • Kiki Mastheim • Sam Morgan • Tara Murino-Brault • Kelli Pennington • Sandy Sampson • William Schmeling • Steven Soihl • Marlana Stoddard-Hayes • James R. White
July 2016: GARELD GEDROSE & SILVIA GUEVARA NEW PHOTOGRAPHY
Student work: large format photography, curated by: kathi rick
GARELD GEDROSE has wandered the wild places of Oregon and Washington for years, channeling the spirit of a new generation of majestic landscape photographers. In his series Here There Be Dragons, low horizons give way to massive luminous skies and brooding cloud formations that fill the frame with power and awe.
SILVIA GUEVARA says of her work: "I am a 42 year-old Ecuadorian photographer who has lived in the United States since 2002 In my work, I want to show how a simple walk around a city or nature can be an extraordinary experience. Sometimes routine and monotony don't allow us to appreciate the wonderful things and people who surround us." In her show I Walk From The Street To The Mountains, she records moments of human interaction that are alternately tragic, humorous, startling, sorrowful and droll. Her ability to capture the illusive 'decisive moment' is in a word, uncanny, and she infuses all her work with an overwhelming sense of humanity.
June 2016 Exhibition: Luck of the Draw, North Bank Artists Gallery Members Exhibition
Featured artists: Chrissie Forbes, Sharri LaPierre, Tom Relth, Erin Dengerink and Selena Jones.
Curator: Tom Relth
This was a special art exhibition marking the beginning of a new era for North Bank Artists. For fun, we had members draw playing-cards to determine where in the gallery each would exhibit: front room, back room, etc. Resolving the uncertainty about North Bank's future, we chose to put two members-related exhibitions back-to-back. The response we have received to North Bank's continuing at the same address was greater than we could anticipate. We were so pleased with the 650+ visitors for the May event! Thank you all who came to view the works and meet the artists. We are lucky, indeed, to know so many of you out there support us!