Nine Gallery

When you hold me I can sleep - Postcard Image

When You Hold Me I Can Sleep
Maria T.D. Inocencio

September 1–October 2, 2016

To begin a conversation about the work that women do, the time that it takes, and how it is valued


As part of this project, this quilt will be auctioned to benefit Bradley Angle, a Portland not for profit that serves people affected by domestic violence.

When You Hold Me I Can Sleep (red and blue), 2016
Quilt #2 of 7
70” X 53”
Fabric, thread, batting

Red floral fabrics are from the clothes of Portland residents. Blue fabrics are from the uniforms of Portland Police officers.

The auction site goes live on September 1 and closes on October 2 at 4:30 PM.



Nine Gallery was founded in 1987 by nine artists interested in working periodically outside the context of the commercial gallery. It is an artist-run cooperative and is administratively and financially independent from Blue Sky, as it is funded solely by its members. Each member of Nine Gallery is in charge of the gallery for one month each year. Usually members show their own work, however, they are also welcome to curate shows of other artists’ work. Periodically the members of Nine Gallery, who now number eleven, present work together in group exhibitions, and at other times they collectively invite other artists to show. Beyond the general interest in creating a largely non-commercial exhibition environment with a minimum of bureaucratic and institutional structure, the members of Nine Gallery have no collective ideological program or philosophy.
To purchase a copy of Nine @ 25, a Blurb publication celebrating Nine Gallery’s 25th anniversary, follow this link.

Nine Gallery shares the same hours as Blue Sky.