2019 Pacific Northwest Drawers
Debuting on First Thursday, April 4, 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 2020.
The complete list of artists selected from more than 200 submissions includes:
Zeb Andrews • Anastasia Babenko • Jennifer Bacon • Jacob Banholzer • Tristan Barnett • Susan Biggs • Laurie Blakeslee • Elizabeth Bourne • Victoria Campagna • Tara Champion • Ian Cole • Meghan Crandall • Fretta Cravens • Lacey Ehrenkranz Monroe • Cory Free • Leah Freed • Ebenezer Galluzzo • Amy Gan • Lisa Gidley • Lauren Grabelle • Andrew Greenhill • Sarah Grew • Lorraine Olivia Hamberger • Tamar Haytayan • Chris Heard • Paul Higgins • Melinda Hurst Frye • Helen Jones • John Kane • Ann Kendellen • Brian Kosoff • Zachary Krahmer • David Kressler • Trevor Kubat • Amie LeeKing • Stuart Allen Levy • James Lommasson • Roberta Margolis • Sarah Meadows • Emmanuel Monzon • Lee Musgrave • Chris Nesseth • Angel O'Brien • Stan Raucher • Shawn Records • Isaac Sachs • Andrew Stanbridge • Barbara Strigel • Rosie Struve • Terray Sylvester • Tom Turner • Preston Wadley • Brittany Walston • Aaron Wessling
Melanie Flood (b. New York) is an artist and curator based in Portland, OR. She holds a BFA (2001) in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA (2017) in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University. Since 2008, she has directed Melanie Flood Projects, which began as an artists’ salon located in her Brooklyn residence. In 2014, the gallery relaunched in downtown Portland, Oregon. Her projects and work have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ARTnews, New York Magazine, zingmagazine, Photo District News, among others. She has exhibited solo shows at Fourteen30 Contemporary, in Portland, OR (2018), Autzen Gallery in Portland, OR (2017), and Carl & Sloan Contemporary in Portland, OR (2016) along with two-person exhibitions at Ditch Projects in Springfield OR (2018) and Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR (2014). Flood is the recipient of a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant (2014) and a Precipice Fund Award (2016). She is represented by Fourteen30 Contemporary.
Terry Novak is the Executive Director at Photographic Center Northwest, an educational institution dedicated to the photographic arts, located in Seattle, WA. Through classes and workshops; a 53-credit Certificate Program; 5-6 exhibitions annually; diverse public programs; and comprehensive photographic facilities PCNW fosters dialogue in the region through the global language of today and serves a diverse community of practitioners, educators, students, collectors, and the general public. Novak’s current work focuses on partnerships, grants, public programs, and fundraising events that foster financial support and leverage resources for photographers, significant photography, and PCNW. Novak has been a portfolio reviewer for PhotoAlliance in San Francisco and PhotoPlus in New York, and has served as a grant panelist for The Washington State Arts Commission. She continues to work with local government and organizations to elevate the photographic arts in the Pacific Northwest. Novak is co-chair of the Capitol Hill Arts District where her work focuses on advocacy and policy that supports affordable spaces and resources for artist and arts organizations; she is also a member of the Fundraising for the Arts Task Force. She received her BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and her MFA in arts administration from Seattle University.