Archive for 2012


Portland was the site of an exciting event in the world of photographic studies this past fall. For three days, from October 19 through 21, a group of emerging photography curators, historians, and nonprofit professionals gathered from around the US, Canada, and the UK for the first meeting of a new network: FOCUS. Blue Sky’s [...]

Critical Mass 2012 Solo Exhibition Award Announced

Blue Sky is delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Photolucida, photographer Tamas Deszo has been chosen to receive the Critical Mass 2012 Solo Exhibition Award for his series “Here, Anywhere.” This award is given annually to one of the Critical Mass Top 50 photographers and is chosen by Blue Sky’s Exhibition Committee. “Here, Anywhere” [...]

A new face at Blue Sky

We’re excited to announce that a new staff person will be joining Blue Sky in a couple weeks: Amanda Clem! She will become Blue Sky’s new Membership and Gallery Manager on October 1. Amanda comes to Blue Sky with great enthusiasm and experience in nonprofit communications, donor relations, and event planning at the Museum of [...]

Blue Sky is hiring!

UPDATE August 2, 2012: we are no longer accepting applications for this position. * * * We’re seeking the ideal candidate for a brand new position: Membership and Gallery Manager. Could it be you? If you’re looking for a full-time job in one of Portland’s exciting visual arts organizations, if you have experience working with [...]

New Work in Blue Sky’s Drawers for PPM

Portland Photo Month is here! At Blue Sky, not only are we excited to be presenting the amazing work of photographers John Faier and Critical Mass 2011 Solo Exhibition Award winner Nigel Dickinson, we are also pleased to debut 68 new bodies of work in the Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers (“Drawers”). During January of [...]


Many of you, dear readers, may have attended one or more of the special events that marked Blue Sky’s milestone birthday celebration in October 2010. If so, it’s possible–if not probable–that you remember our inspired collaboration with the Impossible Project that was exhibited the entirety of that month. With the Impossible Project’s generous donation of [...]