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

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is this week! Snow is in the forecast! It’s the perfect time to head inside and warm up!

There are more than 50 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

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 FirstThursday
106. COCK GALLERY – Out-sider no More, featuring work by Bobby McManus, Peter Vlevich, and Erving Gada
107. FOTOEFFECT GALLERY – Open FirstThursday
108. WILL CALL ART – Open First Thursday
109. B*ORIGINAL ARTGLASS – Open FirstThursday
110. DARRAS – Open First Thursday
111. FLEETING STATES – “12 Days of Numberism” featuring work by Sienna Morris
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY – “The Tragedy Series” by Benjamin Dewey (see above)
114. TIMESHARE – Open First Thursday
115. THE HOLLOW – Open First Thursday
116. MELTING SKY – Open First Thursday
117. PULSE – “The Fine Art of Gifting”
BREEZE BLOCK GALLERY [323 NW 6th Ave] – “Fragments”: New work by Russell Leng and Ryan De La Hoz; New work by Lola Dupre


Old town Chinatown

BACKSPACE [115 NW 5th] – Closed.. We’ll miss you Backspace! Thanks for everything!
BUTTERS [520 NW Davis] – “On the Horizon” by David Price
COMPOUND [107 NW 5th Ave] – “Printer Issues” group show, curated by Jason Sturgill
EPHEMERAL GALLERY [412 NW Couch] – Indoor Mural (visible from street)
FIFTY24PDX/ UPPER PLAYGROUND [23 NW 5th] – “Easy on the Eyes”, New Works by Briks (Austin, TX) and The Lost Cause (PDX)
FLOATING WORLD COMICS [400 NW Couch] – “Delusional” book release and exhibit by Farel Dalrymple
GRAETER ART GALLERY [131 NW 2nd] – (Private event)
GRASS HUT [400 NW Couch] – LAST “BRICK AND MORTAR” show! With Tim Biskup & Yakimon/Munktiki
HELLION [19 NW 5th] – “Desire Path” by Jen Lobo.
LAN SU CHINESE GARDENS [NW 3rd & Everett]- Open First Thursday
OREGON NIKKEI LEGACY CENTER [121 NW 2nd] – “Our Humble Heroes: Stories of Service and Sacrifice during WWII”
SARAH GIFFROW CREATIVE [217 NW Couch] – Open First Thursday
TRIM/VOJDANI GALLERY at P:EAR [338 NW 6th Ave] – Jazz-Inspired artwork of Lee Nelson and p:ear youth



ANNIE MEYER [120 NW 9th Ave] – “Tiny Dresses” by Manya Shapiro
AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – “Honey Moon Sea” by Trish Grantham; “Gates of Venice and Beyond” by Mary Hinckley
BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – Open First Thursday
BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave] – “People, Objects, Traces, Realms: Work by New Members”

BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Photography by David Nadel and Deborah Luster
BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – “It’s Quiet Down Deep” by Chick Butcher and Cobi Cockburn, “Shelter” by Crystal Schenk
CARAVAN PACIFIC [1720 NW Lovejoy] – Open First Thursday
CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – Photographs by Harry Callahan
DEEP FIELD GALLERY [1126 NW 13th] – Open First Thursday
DUPLEX [219 NW Couch] – Open First Thursday
ELIZABETH LEACH [417 NW 9th Ave] – work by Ann Hamilton
FROELICK [714 NW Davis] – “Common” by Benny Fountain; “Bird Wings” by Rick Bartow
GALLERY 114 [1100 NW Glisan] – “Octopi” by Curtis Settino
GALLERY 135 [135 NW Park] – “Brandalism: Graffiti’s Mark on Fashion” by Antonio Brasko.
GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis St.] – photography by Jock Bradley
GBD ARCHITECTS [1120 NW Couch, Ste 300] – Open FirstThursday
GIGANTIC  – On break while looking for new space.
HAP GALLERY [916 NW Flanders] – Open First Thursday
IDL MARKETING [135 NW Park Ave.] Children’s Healing Art Project show and benefit
LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – Group Exhibition
MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CRAFT [724 NW Davis] – “Quality is Contagious” by Bridge City Tool Works, and “The Tool at Hand”, organized by Milwaukee Art Museum
PDX CONTEMPORARY [925 NW Flanders] – “Woods” by Anne Appleby
PEARL GALLERY & FRAMING[1017 NW Davis St] – “35x35x35:35 Photographs over 35 years from 35mm film” by Allan Bruce Zee
PHILIP FELDMAN GALLERY @ PNCA [1241 NW Johnson St] – “Crisis Image Archives” and “Tear-Sheet: the Daily Grind of Illustration”
QUINTANA GALLERIES [124 NW 9th Ave] – Open FirstThursday
THE SPACE/JILLIAN RABE LLC [1030 NW 12th Ave] – Open First Thursday
WATERSTONE [424 NW 12th] – “A Thirty Year Pathway” by Susan Johnson



ATTIC GALLERY [206 SE 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUTZEN GALLERY @ PSU [724 SW Harrison] – Open FirstThursday
BLONDIE A SALON [724 SW Harrison] – Photography by Gary Stallworth
ELROY ARTSPACE @ The ORIGINAL [300 SW 6th Ave] – Open First Thursday
FOURTEEN30 CONTEMPORARY [1501 SW Market] – Closed for Installation. Open Dec 13
GALLERY SESSO [824 SW 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
MARK WOOLEY @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – “Bling Boutique” Celebrating 20 years of Art and Fun
MK GALLERY @ PSU [2000 SW 5th Ave] – Open First Thursday
PEOPLE’S ART of PORTLAND @ PIONEER PLACE [700 SW 5th Ave, 3rd Floor] – “PRINTS and the REVOLUTION” group show
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM [1219 SW Park] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND’5 CENTERS for the ARTS [1111 SW Broadway] -Cartoonish Art Show, featuring Shannon Wheeler and others
SHAFFER FINE ART [308 SW 1sr Ave]- featuring art by Henry Acencio
STUMPTOWN DOWNTOWN [128 SW 3rd] – “Fabrications” by Ryan McLennan

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