2013 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers
April 4, 2013 - March 30, 2014
Image © Bobby Abrahamson
Image © Christopher Rauschenberg
2013 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers
Beginning on First Thursday, April 4, 2013 and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, 68 regional artists will each debut 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work to as part of Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program.
On view through March 2014, the complete list of photographers includes:
Bobby Abrahamson * Jody Ake * Troi Anderson * Adam Bacher *Raymond Bidegain * Scott Binkley * Nancy Butler * Michael Cardiello * Brad Carlile * Adrain Chesser * Teresa Christiansen * Kevin Clark * Larry Clark * Susan de Witt * Hal Gage * Clarke Galusha * Raethel Geary * Richard Gehrke * Nicole Gelinas * Barbara Gilson * Joseph Glasgow * Lauren Grabelle * Edward Hamilton * Kate Harnedy * Stewart Harvey * Zane Healy * Carol Isaak * Ryota Kajita * John Kane * Bob Keefer * Ann Kendellen * Angelina Kidd * Heidi Kirkpatrick * Tarrah Krajnak * Bonnie Landis * Larry Larsen * Frank Lavelle * Jim Leisy * Stuart Allen Levy * Fritz Liedtke * Jim Lommasson * Stuart McCall * Robbie McClaran * George Olson * Robert Pallesen * Stepanka Peterka * Alexis Pike * David Pollock * Douglas Prior * Christopher Rauschenberg * Mark Reid * Jenny Riffle * Jim Riswold * Rich Rollins * Paul Romaniuk * Michael Sell * Brandon Sorg * Andrew Stanbridge * Travis Stanton * Elizabeth Stone * Mary Stroud * Jonathan Taylor * Michael Van Buskirk * Terri Warpinski * Kevin Wildermuth * David Wyatt * Carol Yarrow * Kristin Zabawa * and selected photographers from the Portland Grid Project
Jurors Diana Millar and Ed Marquand selected this group from more than 160 submissions to a free call for entries by photographers currently working in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Both were equally impressed by the diversity of subject matter as well as the quality of technique apparent among this year’s cohort of artists.
“Seeing ten images by each photographer gave us a good idea of a consistency of vision and a sense of breadth of creative ambition. I’m pleased by the group we ended up with, and look forward to seeing the pieces in person. The diversity of approaches, techniques, and artistic interests reveals a rich photo culture in the Northwest–but I’m not going to claim that any Northwest style exists. Dedicated artists doing their work. That’s what these photographers are up to.” – Ed Marquand
“While the geographic distribution of the participants covered thousands of miles, ranging from the rough Alaskan tundra, down through the lush green forests of British Columbia and Orgeon, and east to the mountains of Montana, a common theme emerged from many of the photographers who submitted to the Drawers: the exploration of the local. I’m encouraged to see many of the submissions looking at the ‘local,’ their images telling stories that are close to home. By doing so, this invokes a deeper investigation that is rich and deliberate, thus inviting the audience into their world and proving that the still photographic image can still be a powerful storytelling medium.” – Diana Millar
ABOUT THE 2013 JURORS
ED MARQUAND is Creative Director and President of Marquand Books, a producer of distinctive, award-winning books for museums and art book publishers in the United States and abroad. His museum clients include the American Folk Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Seattle Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of the American Indian, Dallas Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the High Art Museum. His publishing clients include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Princeton University Press, University of Washington Press, University of California Press, Rizzoli, and Yale University Press. He has written several books, including Hector Acebes, Portraits in Africa 1948-1952, distributed by University of Washington Press, and The Devil’s Mischief, Abbeville Press. He is also the Founder of Mighty Tieton, an incubator for artisan businesses in Tieton, Washington.
DIANA MILLAR is the co-owner and gallery director at Lúz Gallery in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In 2009, she co-founded Lúz with her partner, photographer Quinton Gordon. As director of the gallery, she has hosted and supported exhibitions by both emerging and established international artists including the featured artists from Diffusion IV. In the fall of 2012, Diana and Quinton will expand their vision and open Lúz Studio, which will bring the gallery, workshops and an open studio under one roof. Their new studio and gallery will also be the home of Reciprocity Editions, a small imprint owned by Millar and Gordon, with a focus on creating fine press and handmade artists books. Millar was a reviewer at Photolucida’s Portfolio Reviews in 2011 and PhotoNOLA in 2012. She has served on public art selection committees, and as a juror for numerous exhibitions including Critical Mass 2011 and 2012.
The 2013 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program is generously supported by: