MANY Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW | January 2014

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is this week! Try something new for the new year!

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

625 NW Everett & 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 – Open First Thursday
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, featuring work by Sienna Morris
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY – Closed for January
114. TIMESHARE – Open First Thursday
115. THE HOLLOW – Open First Thursday
116. MELTING SKY – Open First Thursday
117. PULSE – Open First Thursday
BREEZE BLOCK GALLERY [323 NW 6th Ave] – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete”: New work by Alex Lukas; “Willing To Lose” by Bill McRight


Old town Chinatown

BUTTERS [520 NW Davis] -“SALON”: group show
COMPOUND [107 NW 5th Ave] – “Basking in the Glow” by Robin Adkison & Joseph McVetty III
EPHEMERAL GALLERY [412 NW Couch] – Indoor Mural (visible from street)
FLOATING WORLD COMICS [400 NW Couch] – Snakebomb Comics Book Release and Group Art Show
GRAETER ART GALLERY [131 NW 2nd] – (Private event)
HELLION [19 NW 5th] – “Moonmen of the Pink River” by Bwana Spoons
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”
TRIM/VOJDANI GALLERY at P:EAR [338 NW 6th Ave] – Open First Thursday



ANNIE MEYER [120 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – Recent drawings by Pamela Green; Paintings by Leonard Ruder
BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – Open First Thursday
BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave] – “BECOMING BLACKFISH: a 35th anniversary celebration of how we came to be” Group show

BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Photography by Fernando Brito and Kent Krugh
BRYN FORBES GALLERY [1102 NW Marshall] – Open First Thursday
BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – “Retrospective”
CARAVAN PACIFIC [1720 NW Lovejoy] – Open First Thursday
CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – “Shine”: Winter group exhibition
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] – “Charmed” by Joe Feddersen; “Fire Department” group show
GALLERY 114 [1100 NW Glisan] – “Penumbra” juried show
GALLERY 135 [135 NW Park] – Open First Thursday
GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis St.] – (closed Jan 1-2)
GBD ARCHITECTS [1120 NW Couch, Ste 300] – Open First Thursday
GIGANTIC  – On break while looking for new space.
HAP GALLERY [916 NW Flanders] – Open First Thursday
LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – New Work by David Morris; Work from the Estate of Louis Bunce
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] – “I Never Complained About the Past: New Work / New Year” Group show
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] – Open First Thursday
QUINTANA GALLERIES [124 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
THE SPACE/JILLIAN RABE LLC [1030 NW 12th Ave] – Open First Thursday
WATERSTONE [424 NW 12th] – All Member Exhibit



ATTIC GALLERY [206 SE 1st Ave] – Open First Thursday
AUTZEN GALLERY @ PSU [724 SW Harrison] – Open First Thursday
FOURTEEN30 CONTEMPORARY [1501 SW Market] – “Pieces” by Monique Mouton
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] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM [1219 SW Park] – Open First Thursday
PORTLAND’5 CENTERS for the ARTS [1111 SW Broadway] -“The Folk Art Tradition” Group Show; “Portraits of the Portland Jazz Festival” by Dianne Russell
SHAFFER FINE ART [308 SW 1sr Ave]-  Group Show
STUMPTOWN DOWNTOWN [128 SW 3rd] – Open First Thursday

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One Response to MANY Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW | January 2014

  1. Paul Mackie April 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I was recently in a conversation with a Pearl District shop owner about getting my artwork previewed and potentially shown in Portland and they referred me to you at First Thursday. Can you email me and let me know what participating requires in terms of times, fees, places and processes? I have heard great things about First Thursday and would like to know more. I do have my work formatted for email as a future reference.

    Thank you, Paul Mackie
    Artworks by Mackie

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