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Call for Entries: Curatorial Prize at Blue Sky Gallery

Call opens:                                               November 10, 2017 Call closes:                                               December 27, 2017 (extended from December 8th) Decisions announced:                      late January 2018 Exhibition held:                                    May 3 – June 3, 2018 Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR is seeking proposals for a Curatorial Prize for a one-month long photography exhibition in May 2018. Founded in 1975, Blue Sky’s [...]


You are invited to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with Blue Sky: Join us for a viewing party of the 2017 TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE (well…TOTALLY 99.3% ECLIPSED IN PORTLAND) on the DeSoto rooftop terrace! Monday, August 21 9am-12pm What to expect: A light breakfast, coffee and orange juice Eclipse viewing with safe viewing glasses provided by [...]

Ima Mfon in Conversation with Dr. Derrais Carter

To provide a more in-depth look at our June exhibition, Ima Mfon’s “Nigerian Identity,” Portland writer and scholar Derrais Carter recently interviewed artist Ima Mfon about the series, which is currently on view at Blue Sky through July 2, 2017. Nigerian Identity: Untitled 17, 2015 © Ima Mfon. Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art, New York. — Derrais Carter: In [...]

Our 2017 Viewing Drawers and Library Exhibition

From now through May 19th, our Library is featuring Relief – ten thematically-intertwined prints by Nickolas Hurlbut, Rachel McLain, and Hazel Glass, curated by Claire Bassett. These three artists are also select participants in our 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. Hurlbut and Glass are based here in Portland, while McLain is based in Eugene, [...]

The intersection of photography and performance

There are many ways to explore photography and over the next few months, we will spend some time exploring our exhibitions through the performing arts. We kicked off this concept in March, when dancer/choreographer Catherine Egan responded to the work of Magda Biernat’s Adrift series. This Saturday evening (April 1), Blue Sky hosts dancer Tracy [...]

Camp Blue Sky 2016

    CAMP BLUE SKY at Camp Westwind September 23 — 25, 2016   Friends of Blue Sky, We are getting VERY excited to join fellow photographers and photographer lovers for a two-night retreat at Camp Westwind on the beautiful Oregon coast— located just north of Lincoln City, OR. We’d love for you to join us! Enjoy your time on 500 [...]


Blue Sky Gallery is pleased to announce that Lisa DeGrace has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective December 2, 2015. Lisa has spent her career working in nonprofits in Oregon and SW Washington in various leadership and fundraising positions. Over the past 20 years, she has gained a clear vision of what makes non-profits—particularly [...]

Connecting Boundaries in the work of Carol Yarrow and Terri Warpinski

The two Drawers photographers whose work is on display this week, Carol Yarrow and Terri Warpinski, both traveled away from home to photograph these wonderful series: Yarrow photographs the many different personalities of primates in the jungle of Cameroon, while Warpinski’s Surface Tension focuses on the Berlin Wall, the U.S.-Mexico Border, and the Israeli-Palestinian separation [...]

Isolated Dwellings by Mary Stroud and Tina Tran

The two Drawers photographers whose work is on display this week, Mary Stroud and Tina Tran, both focus on isolation particularly in their homes and neighborhoods: Stroud photographs the abandoned dwellings on the remote Arctic coast of Alaska, while Tran’s work explores the intimate moments that take place inside her brother’s home. Mary Stroud is [...]

Southern Perspective: photographs by Kory Jean Kingsley

This past week at Blue Sky Gallery, I have displayed some prints from my most recent series titled “To Be Here,” on the “No Strings” wall, a weekly non-juried opportunity. I’ve just recently moved to Portland to pursue my career as a photographer.  I’ve spent the last four years living in Savannah, Georgia where I [...]