MANY Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW | August 2013

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is happening tonight! With this warm weather, there are sure to be thousands of people roaming NW Portland. There are over 50 (probably 100) galleries having openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM.

We have a very large list below thanks to Sequential Art Gallery (328 NW Broadway). They compile an email called the “[h]IT LIST” of events every month. You can join it by emailing them @ sequentialart @ gmail dot com. We have reproduced much of it below with permission.

Are you on the Twitter? Follow @FirstThursday or the #firstthursday hashtag to see what people are posting about it. You can also follow Sequential art on twitter: @sequentialart

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Everett Station Lofts

625 NW Everett & 328 NW Broadway

EVERETT STATION’S 9TH ANNUAL COURTYARD SHOW – 30 Artists + Food + Music; Enter at 328 NW Broadway
101. MULTIPLEX – Open First Thursday
102. SOHITEK GALLERY – Open First Thursday
103. RIGHT SIDE ART – Open First Thursday
104. ORIENTATION – Open First Thursday
105. PONY CLUB GALLERY – Open First Thursday
106. COCK GALLERY – “Rough Gods” by Michael Algo; “Mandwich” by Marne Lucas
107. FOTOEFFECT GALLERY – Open First Thursday
108. WILL CALL ART – Open First Thursday
109. B*ORIGINAL ARTGLASS – Open First Thursday
110. DARRAS – Open First Thursday
111. FLEETING STATES – Numberism (art by Sienna Morris) Silent Auction-Making Room for the Brain
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY – Closed for August
114. TIMESHARE – “Knock on Wood” by Lauren Colton
115. *NEW GALLERY* — THE HOLLOW – Open First Thursday
116. *NEW GALLERY* — MELTING SKY – Open First Thursday
117. PULSE – “Promised Land”, paintings by PM Shore
BREEZE BLOCK GALLERY [323 NW 6th Ave] – “Controlled Spaces” by Mario Wagner; “Every Time I Close My Eyes, All I See is This:” by Carl Cashman

Old Town Chinatown

BACKSPACE [115 NW 5th] – Open First Wednesday
BUTTERS [520 NW Davis] – “Silver” Butters Gallery celebrates 25 years
COMPOUND [107 NW 5th Ave] – “Art of Music” group show
EPHEMERAL GALLERY [412 NW Couch] – Indoor Mural (visible from street)
FIFTY24PDX/ UPPER PLAYGROUND [23 NW 5th] – “Prints for PDX” group screen print show
FLOATING WORLD COMICS [400 NW Couch] – “Save Point: A Pixel Art Show” group show curated by Sloane Leong
GRAETER ART GALLERY [131 NW 2nd] – No show scheduled
GRASS HUT [400 NW Couch] –

Bakerz Dozen

Bakerz Dozen

Bakerz Dozen and Cop A Squat Toys mini show

HELLION [19 NW 5th] – “House of Uncommons” by Zach Johnsen
LAN SU CHINESE GARDENS [NW 3rd & Everett] – featuring artwork by Wuon Gean Ho and Ian Boyden
OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER [121 NW 2nd] – Open First Thursday
SARAH GIFFROW CREATIVE [217 NW Couch] – Fashion by Carolyn Hart, Jewelry by Cobracult, Art by Shannon Kelly
TRIM/VOJDANI GALLERY at P:EAR [338 NW 6th Ave] – Annual Volunteer Art Show, with work by p:ear volunteers, staff, and youth


ANNIE MEYER [120 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – “Recent Monotypes” by George Johanson; “Recent Acquisitions”: prints by Bearden, Picasso, Warhol and others
BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – “You Are Here” by Lyn Nance-Sasser and Stephen Sasser
BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave] – “rePLACING” by Yoonhee Choi and Roya Motamedi

BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Photography by Sage Sohier and June Yong Lee
BRYN FORBES GALLERY [1102 NW Marshall] – Open First Thursday
BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – Landscape portraits by Joseph Harrington
CARAVAN PACIFIC [1720 NW Lovejoy] – Open First Thursday
CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – “This Fleeting World” by Rachel Davis
DEEP FIELD GALLERY [1126 NW 13th] – Open First Thursday
ELIZABETH LEACH [417 NW 9th Ave] – “Funeral” by Isaac Layman
FROELICK [714 NW Davis] – “PLUS”: exhibition of large scale works; “84, 30, 4, 14” by Lli Wilburn
GALLERY 114 [1100 NW Glisan] – “UP the River”: art by University of Portland faculty
GALLERY 135 [135 NW Park] – Open First Thursday
Gallery 214 [1241 NW Johnson St] – “My Dark House is Full of Comets” by Hayley Barker
GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis St.] – Open First Thursday
GBD ARCHITECTS [1120 NW Couch, Ste 300] – Open First Thursday
GIGANTIC [looking for new space]
LITTLE THINGS [1720 NW Lovejoy #102] – “Under the Boardwalk”: Works by Jessica Johnson
LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – Work by Michael Brophy and JD Perkin
MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CRAFT [724 NW Davis] – “East- West: the Hammered Metal Object” group show (with Waterstone Gallery)
PDX CONTEMPORARY [925 NW Flanders] – “Resemblance Between Carl Sagan’s Statement and Lord Krishna’s Miracle” by Jessica Hickey; “Passing Through” by Kristen Miller
PEARL GALLERY & FRAMING [1017 NW Davis St] – Open First Thursday
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART[1241 NW Johnson St] – “Topoanalysis” by Sarah McNeil; “Emerging Tactics: Public Schools” group show; “PYLNS b/w i wear two eyes (boom)” by Jonathan Eric Gann
QUINTANA GALLERIES [124 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
THE SPACE/JILLIAN RABE LLC [1030 NW 12th Ave] – Open First Thursday
SPRINGBOX [2234 NW 24th Ave] – Open First Thursday
WATERSTONE [424 NW 12th] – “East- West: the Hammered Metal Object” group show (with Museum of Contemporary Craft)


ATTIC GALLERY [206 SE 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUTZEN GALLERY @ PSU [724 SW Harrison] – Open First Thursday
ELROY ARTSPACE @ The ORIGINAL [300 SW 6th Ave] – Open First Thursday
FOURTEEN30 CONTEMPORARY [1501 SW Market] – “Family Style” by Gina Beavers
GALLERY SESSO [824 SW 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
MARK WOOLEY @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – “Canaval” Group Show
MK GALLERY @ PSU [2000 SW 5th Ave] – Open First Thursday
PEOPLE’S ART of PORTLAND @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM [1219 SW Park] – featuring “Cyclepedia”:exhibition of bicycle design
PORTLAND CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS [1111 SW Broadway] – Open First Thursday
SHAFFER FINE ART [308 SW 1sr Ave] – Art and wine tasting by Leah Jorgensen Cellars
STUMPTOWN DOWNTOWN [128 SW 3rd] – Open First Thursday

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