2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers

April 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Emilee
2014
archival pigment print
11" x 17"

image © Ciara Alberts
$200

Talent Ave.
2011
photographic print
14" x 14"

image © Colton Allen
$150

Untitled, Moonlight Study 3
2014
archival inkjet print
14" x 21"

image © Troi Anderson
$400

Garden Trip
2014
unique chromogenic photogram
20" x 24"

image © Natasha Bacca
$1,200

Ravens on Mount Hood 06
2014
photographic print
10" x 15"

image © Adam Bacher
$600

(detail) A Delayed Conversation
2013
selenium toned gelatin silver print
7" x 5"

image © Paul Baughman
$5,000 (set of 20)

Winter
2014
archival digital print
6" x 6"

image © Susan Bein
$250

Untitled, from the Darkwood series
2014
archival pigment print
20" x 16"

image © Chris Bennett
$600

Untitled
2014
gelatin silver print
11" x 14"

image © Nils Benson
$300

Columbia River Quarantine Museum, Knappton Cove, Washington
pigment print
10" x 13.5"

image © Rich Bergeman
$250

Spica
2014
archival inkjet print
16" x 16"

image © Deborah Bergman
$350

Untitled (Put Me to Bed #2b)
2014

image © Briana Cerezo
$350

Frenchman's Bar
2014
archival pigment print
8.4" x 15"

image © Larry Clark
$325

Happy Holidays
2014
archival inkjet print
20" x 24"

image © Max Cleary
$300

Untitled
2013
photographic print
11" x 17"

image © Hailey Cothran
$100

Untitled
2014
pigment print
11" x 17"

image © Matthew Courtway
$225

Winters Past
2014
photographic print
11" x 17"

image © Christopher Drake
$250

Crated Spools
2014
archival inkjet print
10" x 15"

image © John DuBois
$450

Untitled (Confetti)
2013
archival pigment print
11" x 14"

image © Melanie Flood
$150

Time Will Tell #10
2014
archival pigment print
13" x 19"

image © Bruce Forster
$350

Reed Canyon, Portland, Oregon
2014
archival pigment print
17" x 11.5"

image © Barbara Gilson
$450

Archaeology Waiting Room
2013
digital pigment print
10" x 14"

image © Carole Glauber
$500

First & Last Chance
2014
photographic print
9" x 14"

image © George Goetzman
$279

Line View (Palm Springs)
2013
digital print
20" x 16"

image © Torrie Groening
$650

Hiroshi at Zabriski Point
2013
gelatin silver print
10" x 8"

image © Jim Hair
$500

SE Ivon
2014
digital print
12" x 16"

image © Ed Hamilton
$250

Star Finder App
2014
photographic print
12" x 12"

image © Aaron Hartzell
$125

Children of Chaos
2011
archival pigment print
20" x 24"

image © Stewart Harvey
$500

Innocence 6
2014
digital print
5.35" x 8"

image © Tamar Haytayan
$200

Inspired by the Light
2014
digital archival print
13.5" x 20"

image © Carol Isaak
$375

Returning to Biak, Blackhawk Helicopter
2014
gelatin silver print
11" x 14"

image © Andrew Jarman
$500

Cattle Grate at the Texas Border, New Mexido
2014
pigment print
18" x 18"

image © John Kane
$325

New Iberia, Louisiana
2010
gelatin silver print
11" x 14"

image © Ann Kendellen
$400

Above the Trees
2012
archival pigment print
11.75" x 20"

image © Brian Kosoff
$1,200

The Lights Over Kantishna
2013
inkjet print
16" x 20"

image © Jenni Kowal
$400

Drawing Mental Portraits #1
2013
digital print
13" x 19"

image © Eduard Kurganov
$170

616
2011
digital print
7" x 9.5"

image © Christine Laptuta
$350

Monkey See
2014
archival pigment print
20" x 24"

image © Larry Larsen
$350

Reek Sunday 8
2014
gelatin silver print
8.75" x 12.75"

image © Frank Lavelle
$450

Building Plane
2010
photographic print
16" x 20"

image © Jim Leisy
$400

Table Rock, Clouds #0194
2012
digital pigment print
10" x 13"

image © Stu Levy
$600

An Opera Movie in Theatres
2014
archival inkjet print
12" x 8"

image © Hongzhe Liang
$200

Sink, Ball
2012
archival digital print
17" x 22"

image © Susan MacDougall
$500

The West II
2014
digital print
11" x 12"

image © Allen Maertz
$100

Rome, Italy
2013
archival digital print
16" x 11"

image © Roberta Margolis
$200

Red Haired Betty
2014
archival pigment print
12" x 12"

image © Robbie McClaran
$400

Ratusz Arsenal Underground Station, Warsaw, Poland
2014
archival inkjet print
17" x 25"

image © Alexander Mouton
$400

Oil Cans
2014
gelatin silver print
14" x 11"

image © Loren Nelson
$450

Shadow Lattice
2014
archival pigment print
13" x 19"

image © Norman Press
$250

Untitled
2014
photographic print
13" x 19"

image © Liz Obert
$150

Au Naturel 07
2014
archival pigment print
10" x 15"

image © Annie Oldenburg
$300

Nenana Bum (Two Birch Trees)
2011
gelatin silver print from wet-plate collodion negative
11" x 14"

image © Adam Ottavi
$350

Washing Motorcycle, Havana, Cuba
2014
archival pigment print
13" x 19"

image © Stan Raucher
$375

Edessa, Greece 4
2013
pigment print
12" x 18"

image © Christopher Rauschenberg
$1,000

Winter Corner
2014
digital print
10" x 10"

image © William Rihel
$100

Moonrise, Storage Tanks
2013
archival inkjet print
11" x 14"

image © Isaac Sachs
$350

Walt Curtis 10
2013
gelatin silver print
14" x 14"

image © Markus Shearer
$250

Passenger, Myitkyina Train Station
2014
archival inkjet print
13" x 19"

image © Andrew Stanbridge
$800

Dogwood and Apple Blossoms
2014
photographic print
16.5" x 11.75"

image © Deb Stoner
$450

Alaska House, Barrow, AK
2014
pigment print
12" x 12"

image © Mary Stroud
$475

Don't Worry, I'll Be Out Soon
2013
archival digital print
13" x 19"

image © Tina Tran
$150

Return [promised land]
2014
archival pigment print
17" x 29"

image © Terri Warpinski
$1,800

2015 Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers

Debuting on First Thursday, April 2, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2016.

The complete list of artists selected from more than 195 submissions includes:

Ciara Alberts • Colton Allen • Troi Anderson • Natasha Bacca • Adam Bacher • Paul Baughman • Susan Bein
Chris Bennett • Nils Benson • Rich Bergeman • Deborah Bergman • Briana Cerezo • Larry Clark • Max Cleary
Hailey Cothran • Matthew Courtway • Christopher Drake • John DuBois • Melanie Flood • C. Bruce Forster
Barbara Gilson •Carole Glauber • George Goetzman • Torrie Groening • Jim Hair • Ed Hamilton
Aaron Hartzell  • Stewart Harvey • Tamar Haytayan • Carol Isaak • Andrew Jarman • John Kane
Ann Kendellen • Brian Kosoff • Jenni Kowal • Eduard Kurganov • Christine Laptuta • Larry Larsen • Frank Lavelle
Jim Leisy • Stu Levy • Hongzhe Liang • Susan MacDougall • Allen Maertz • Roberta Margolis
Robbie McClaran • Alexander Mouton • Loren Nelson • Liz Obert • Annie Oldenburg • Adam Ottavi
Norman Press • Stan Raucher • Christopher Rauschenberg • William Rihel • Isaac Sachs • Markus Shearer
Andrew Stanbridge Deb Stoner • Mary Stroud • Tina Tran • Carol Yarrow • Terri Warpinski
photographers from the Portland Grid Project

Jurors Shane Lavalette and Prudence Roberts were equally impressed by the diversity of subject matter as well as the quality of technique apparent among this year’s cohort of artists:

“The group of artists selected for this year’s Drawers represent the diversity in backgrounds, approaches, and ideas within the medium of photography and the region of the Pacific Northwest. To spend time with the many submissions was a true pleasure, and I encourage those visiting Blue Sky to dive into these flat files and get lost in these portfolios.” - Shane Lavalette

“I have certainly appreciated the chance to co-jury the Blue Sky Drawers. What a wealth of fascinating work and such a range of visions, from straightforward to surreal, from nature-based to conceptual. This program is one of Blue Sky’s most generous and innovative and I am honored to have been a participant. Long live the Blue Sky Drawers!” - Prudence Roberts

ABOUT THE 2015 JURORS:

Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, the founding Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work in Syracuse, New York. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Musée de l’Elysée, in addition to being held in private and public collections. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerNewsweekEsquire, Bloomberg BusinessweekVice MagazineThe WirePig MagazineCODE, and SLASH. Lavalette is currently based in Upstate New York.

Prudence Roberts was born in Philadelphia and moved to Oregon in 1985. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MALS degree from Reed College. She currently teaches art history and directs the Helzer Art Gallery at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus. Roberts has previously served as the curator of American art at the Portland Art Museum and she has curated Disjecta’s Portland2012 biennial, in addition to previous appointments as a guest curator at the Art Gym, Marylhurst University, the Center of Contemporary Art in Seattle, and the 2014 Cascade Aids Project Art Auction. Roberts is a member of the board of Disjecta Contemporary Art and of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts. She has served on panels for the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Ford Family Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation, and she is co-chair of Portland Community College’s Women in Art Lecture series.