Join us Saturday, May 4, 3:00 PM for an Artist-led tour of 2019 Curatorial Prize: An Inward Gaze
curated by Jon Feinstein and Roula Seikaly
photographs by Arielle Bobb-Willis and Brittney Cathey-Adams
Read more about Blue Sky’s second annual Curatorial Prize exhibition here.
Saturday, 4/27, 6:30-9pm
This evening event is all about celebrating the photobook! Join Photolucida and 12 small-press publishers – Radius Books, Candela Books, Keher Verlag, Zatara Press, Dark Springs Press, One Twelve, Aint-Bad, Fall Line Press, Fraction Editions, Kris Graves Projects, Daylight Books, and Princeton Architectural Press – who will be exhibiting highly collectible publications to view or purchase. Artists will be in attendance for new-release book signings.
Free and open to the public.
Simultaneous to the Photobook Fair, Pearl District galleries exhibiting photography welcome the public for an evening Gallery Walk – including Froelick Gallery, Augen Gallery and PDX Contemporary Art.
For detailed listings of 2019 events and exhibitions, please visit the Portland Photo Month website at:
Join us Friday, April 26 at 5:30pm for an artist talk with Blue Sky Exhibition "Alumna" Daesha Devón Harris, about her work and her time at the Blue Sky/Sitka Center Residency.
Daesha Devón Harris is our third annual Blue Sky/Sitka Center Residency Award recipient. The juried residency recognizes an alumnx of Blue Sky’s exhibitions or Drawers program with a month-long residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Sitka’s residency program provides artists, writers and ecologists the gift of time and space needed to focus on creative pursuits and research. Prior to the artist talk, Daesha will be in residence for four weeks at Sitka Center, surrounded by the natural environment of Cascade Head on the central Oregon coast.
Daesha Devón Harris is a Saratoga Springs, New York native, artist and photographer who has spent time in Buffalo, NY and San Francisco, CA. She credits her parents for always fostering her creativity and fueling her interest in stories and history, but most importantly for teaching her the importance of community. Both her multi-cultural family and the unexpected death of her young father have greatly shaped her life. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the College Of Saint Rose and a MFA in Visual Art from The University at Buffalo. She is a member of various organizations and plays an active role in her community as a youth advocate, social activist and cultural history preservationist. The gentrification of her hometown and it’s effect on the local Black community has played a major role in both her advocacy and her artwork. Most recently Harris has been a MDOCS Storyteller’s Institute Fellow, Artist in Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship awardee. She is also an avid fisherwoman and hobbyist gardener.She was selected as an En Foco Fellowship Prize winner in 2017, and was one of the inaugural En Foco Fellowship Prize winners at Blue Sky Gallery in June 2018.
The Blue Sky NW Drawers Artists-in-Residency partnership with Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is now in its third year. The residency provides an opportunity to engage and respond to the natural environment of Cascade Head and the central Oregon coast. We are grateful to the Sitka Center for offering Blue Sky artists this opportunity.
NW Drawers Portfolio Walk
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Join Blue Sky Gallery for the final Portfolio Walk and Print Sale from the 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers.
The Portfolio Walk is an excellent opportunity to speak with and look at the work of more than 20 photographers who are featured in the Drawers, before we . Find the perfect print for the art lover on your list and enjoy learning more about the work directly from the artists!
Best known for “Hopper Meditations”, his photographic homage to the American painter, Richard Tuschman blends iconic lighting with hand-built miniature sets to create poetically staged figurative images. Join us as he discusses the thinking and process behind the Hopper series and the more recent “Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz”, and offers a sneak peak at what he is working on now.
Monday, March 11
Poems and Pictures:
A Blue Sky Gallery Dialogue with Lois Leveen
(an ongoing series)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
Free and open to the public
What happens when we look deeply at a photograph and discuss what we see? How can comparing photographs to works of literature deepen our shared understanding and help us build community?
PLEASE NOTE: Chip Thomas: Messages from the Underworld Panel Discussion and Screen Printing Event has been RESCHEDULED for TODAY, Friday 2/8/19 at 5:30pm due to the forecast of snow/ice for tomorrow.
Visitors are welcome to bring a t-shirt or other item to screen print after the panel discussion
Chip Thomas: Messages from the Underworld — on view at Blue Sky January 3-February 3, 2019.
Artist talk with Irina Rozovsky and Manjari Sharma: Talking Pictures
Saturday February 2, 3pm. Free admission.
In Transit — a conversation with Curator Peggy Sue Amison and artists Gohar Dashti, and Stefanie Zofia Schulz
In Transit — a conversation between exhibition curator Peggy Sue Amison with artists Gohar Dashti and Stefanie Zofia Schulz
Thursday, December 6th at 5pm
Join Blue Sky Gallery for a conversation between In Transit: from Home to Where? exhibition curator Peggy Sue Amison with artists Gohar Dashti and Stefanie Zofia Schulz.
NW Drawers Portfolio Walk
Saturday, December 1 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Join Blue Sky Gallery for the Holiday Portfolio Walk and Print Sale from the 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers.
The Portfolio Walk is an excellent opportunity to speak with and look at the work of more than 20 photographers who are featured in the Drawers this year. Find the perfect print for the art lover on your list and enjoy learning more about the work directly from the artists!
In conjunction with Side Effects May Include, Blue Sky will host a panel discussion about mental health and poly-pharmacy on Saturday, October 6th at 3PM. Panelists will include John Herold, Director of Puget Sound Hearing Voices; Gina Nikkel,PhD, President and CEO of The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care; Sean Syrek, Department Director with the Mental Health Association of Oregon; and Tamara Staples, exhibiting artist. Moderated by scholar and educator of medical humanities Lois Leveen.
Join us Thursday, October 4, 5:00 PM for an Artist talk with Tommy Kha on his exhibition I'm Only Here to Leave — on exhibition at Blue Sky October 4–28, 2018.
1st Thursday reception to follow, until 9pm. Free admission.
Julie Anand and Damon Sauer: Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks