Portland Photo Month is here!

It's true: April is Portland Photo Month.  There are amazing exhibitions, events, and happenings all over town...including a great deal on Basic Level memberships at Blue Sky. (Keep reading for details...) Portland's prestigious Photolucida hosts biannual in-person portfolio reviews every other April for mid-career photographers from around the world. Hundreds of artists, gallery owners, curators, critics, collectors, and publishers will converge in the city between April 14 and 17, with three special events open to the general public:

Thursday, April 14, 6:00-9:00 PM Portfolio Walk, Sunken Ballroom, Portland Art Museum 160 photographers present their work in three shifts. Free!

Friday, April 15, 7:00 PM Lecture with Todd Hido: “Process, Source and Influence” Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, $12. Visit the Portland Art Museum to purchase tickets.

Saturday, April 16, 5:00-7:00 PM Pearl District "Gallery Walk" Galleries will stay open later for everyone to enjoy Portland Photo Month shows. Free!

Here at Blue Sky, we're showing the incredible work of Michael Light, and also Mitch Dobrowner, the recipient of the Critical Mass 2010 Solo Exhibition Award presented in collaboration with Photolucida. Both exhibitions open on First Thursday, April 7.

Several galleries of the Portland Art Dealer's Association are also featuring wonderful photography shows throughout the month. Visit them all.

And in conjunction with Portland Photo Month, Blue Sky is offering Basic Level memberships at a special 35th-anniversary price: $35! (That's a $5 savings.)

To take advantage of this deal, visit our "Join, Renew, Donate" page and use the discount code BSG35. This offer is good only through April 30, so act now and spread the word!

If you love photography, April is a wonderful month to be in Portland. I'm sure we'll see you out and about.