May First Thursday Opening Reception
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

May First Thursday Opening Reception

Join us for an opening reception for Laurie Lambrecht's series Jungle Road and Ultra-Vivid Dreaming, featuring photography by Shikeith and Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr. and curated by Ashley Stull Meyers, who is the winner of our 2018 Curatorial Prize. Laurie Lambrecht, Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr., and Ashley Stull Meyers will be in attendance.

Free admission.

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NW Photography Viewing Drawers Portfolio Walk + Print Sale
Mar
17
3:00 PM15:00

NW Photography Viewing Drawers Portfolio Walk + Print Sale

Drawers Portfolio Walk

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join Blue Sky Gallery for the finale Portfolio Walk and Print Sale from the 2017 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!

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March First Thursday Opening Reception
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

March First Thursday Opening Reception

Join us for an opening reception featuring two solo photography exhibitions by Zun Lee and Michal Cala. Artist Zun Lee will be in attendance.

Blue Sky will also be present for March 1st Thursday at the Armory with the pop-out exhibition The Color of Longing, from the 2017 Pacific NW Viewing Drawers. Curated by Exhibitions Manager Zemie Barr to complement the Portland Center Stage production Kodachrome, the exhibition reflects on the play’s themes of nostalgia, unrequited love and human frailty, using photographer’s for whom use of color is a conscious aesthetic choice.

[Use the code BLUESKY for $10 off tickets for the run of Kodachrome.]

Free admission.

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Destruction Dance
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

Destruction Dance

  • Sunday, February 25 at 7:30pm at Blue Sky Gallery
    (sliding scale, suggested donation of $15, no one turned away for lack of funds)

    The performative dance destruction of the exhibition Robert Frank Books and Films 1947-2018 featuring dancers Lu Yim, Mike Barber, Suba Ganesan, Pepper Pepper, Meshi Chavez, and Linda Austin. The performance will begin at 7:30pm, with dancers sometimes working simultaneously in various areas of the gallery.

    TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Please register in advance! This event will likely fill up fast.

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Blue Sky Happy Hour with Portland Center Stage at the Armory
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Sky Happy Hour with Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Join us for a special Blue Sky night at the theater

Tuesday, February 20
Kodachrome at Portland Center Stage
Happy hour at 6:30pm; play at 7:30pm


We are pleased to be partnering with Portland Center Stage to offer Blue Sky members and friends a $10 discount for tickets to Kodachrome. The evening will kick off at 6:30pm with a happy hour at Portland Center Stage, and time to explore The Color of Longing, curated by Exhibitions Manager Zemie Barr. Pulled from the Pacific NW Viewing Drawers, the exhibition reflects on the play’s themes of nostalgia, unrequited love and human frailty, using photographer’s for whom use of color is a conscious aesthetic choice.

In Kodachrome, a photographer shows us a small town of Colchester through the lens of her photos. See Portland through the lens of local photographers in a gallery curated by our neighbors at Blue Sky Gallery. On Tuesday, February 20, meet some of the team from Blue Sky Gallery and peruse the gallery with some complimentary snacks and drinks.

Tuesday, February 20

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE

For $10 off tickets to the play, use the code BLUESKY at checkout for any show through the run of Kodachrome February 3 — March 15*

*Promotional code valid on seating areas 1-3 only. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, student tickets or in combination with other discounts. Subject to availability.

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NW Photography Viewing Drawers Portfolio Walk + Print Sale
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

NW Photography Viewing Drawers Portfolio Walk + Print Sale

Drawers Portfolio Walk

Saturday, December 2 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Join Blue Sky Gallery for the Holiday Portfolio Walk and Print Sale from the 2017 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!

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Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion

Photography and Social Practice Panel Discussion
in conjunction with Wendy Ewald’s This Is Where I Live, led by Portland artist Emily Fitzgerald

Saturday, June 24, 3:00 PM

This is Where I Live is a collective photographic portrait of Israel and the West Bank as seen by the people who call this region home. From 2010–2013 photographer Wendy Ewald worked with a total of fourteen different communities, providing point-and-shoot digital cameras and mentoring participants as they visually documented their lives. Ewald’s collaborators included shopkeepers in the Jerusalem market, Gypsy children in the Old City, elderly Palestinian women in East Jerusalem, high-tech workers in Tel Aviv, and students in military academies and elementary schools. The final exhibition includes nearly 400 images, all of which are testaments to the vitality and variety of the region’s cultural landscape as well as the multifaceted nature of Jewish identity.

Free admission and open to the public.

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Artist Talk with David Kressler – NW Photography Viewing Drawers
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk with David Kressler – NW Photography Viewing Drawers

Artist Talk with David Kressler: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3:00 PM
David Kressler will speak about his Viewpoint series currently on view in the 2017 Drawers exhibition, in addition to work-in-progress from his recent Blue Sky/Sitka Center Residency.

The Drawers feature original prints by more than 60 artists based in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. All work is available for sale and for visitors to peruse during open gallery hours. Explore the great diversity of photographic work being made in the region during your next visit to Blue Sky!

2017 Drawers On view April 6, 2017–March 31, 2018

The Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program is generously supported by the Kinsman Foundation.

Free admission and open to the public.

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