Win Tickets ($20): Through Rhoda’s Eyes Art & History Exhibit @ Pittock Mansion

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Through Rhoda’s Eyes Art & History Exhibit @ Pittock Mansion. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 11.


From our sponsors:
Pittock Mansion - Fiber art cat cushionThrough Rhoda’s Eyes
June 25-November 13, 2016
July – Sept. 5 10am – 5pm Daily
Sept. 6 – Jan. 1 11am – 4pm Daily
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Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210

Rhoda Gantenbein Adams (1909-1977), granddaughter of Henry and Georgiana Pittock, grew up in Pittock Mansion. Rhoda, an imaginative and cultured child, created art in the mansion’s third floor storage space and went on to study at the Art Students League of New York and Portland Art Museum School. As an adult, Rhoda embraced a traditional life as wife, mother, and supporter of the arts, but sought to continue to create art as well.

Rhoda found expressive outlets through fine arts like drawing and painting, and pursuits that fit well into her social and domestic life such as crafting custom hats and sweaters, designing colorful interiors and gardens for her home, creating one-of-a-kind Christmas tree decorations for her husband’s bank, and designing sets and costumes for Portland Civic Theater. In addition to her artistic projects, Rhoda continued her family’s commitment to community and used her social position to help start and raise funds for the Oregon Ceramics Studio.

Explore how Rhoda balanced the twin pulls of upper-class Portland life and expressing her innate creativity in this survey of her life and creations from drawings to fiber arts.

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54 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Through Rhoda’s Eyes Art & History Exhibit @ Pittock Mansion

  1. Ashlin Bush June 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Although I was born and grew up in Portland, I have never gotten to see Pittock Mansion. I currently attend the Pacific Northwest College of Art which is the same school that Rhoda went to (as the Museum School became PNCA)! I would love this opportunity!

  2. Wayne Lee June 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    I’d love to see these guyz!

  3. Sara Oftedahl June 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    I am a local Portland art enthusiasts!! I love all art and love going to art exhibits around town. I love the curiosity and motivation art gives you and would love to see an exhibit at Pittock mansion:)

  4. Lynn S June 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    I like viewing art and this looks it a good one at the mansion!

  5. Jordan Manzano June 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    I’m just now starting to appreciate art because my boyfriend is into it! I would love to go see this!

  6. Ed June 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    So cool! There isn’t a better view than from that beautiful mansion, sound like a great event.

  7. Mauraborealice June 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    Charming! Would like to see Pittock Mansion too.

  8. AJ June 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    I love art.

  9. Michelle Blake June 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    I’ve never been Pittock Mansion. This would be a great opportunity.

  10. Coco June 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Showing my 21yrs son the Real Pdx this summer!

  11. Janet June 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    A perfect outing to help heal the relationship with my 85 year old mom Rita. We were last at the mansion probably 35 years ago.

  12. Brittanie McGurk June 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm #

    Neat, I’ve never actually been to the mansion either.

  13. Aleks June 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Always fun to see the Pittock Mansion.

  14. Mike Austin June 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    My brother lives in Portland & the drawing is on his birthday. I would love to surprise him with a visit & take him to the exhibit. Neither of us have ever been, but I’ve heard great things!

  15. Lynn Elsdon June 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    What does Rhoda see?

  16. Aaron June 23, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Been to The Pittock a few times and this seems like a unique opportunity to revisit after some years away, as well as to enjoy a show that is somewhat a product of experience lived in the house!

  17. Dave G. June 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm #


  18. Frank Byers June 23, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

    I haven’t been up there in years!

  19. panda June 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    oooh cat art!

  20. Michaele Armstrong June 24, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    I’d like to see this!

  21. Paula Seid June 24, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Art AND the Mansion? What a wonderful day that would be!

  22. Danielle June 24, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    I think that I would enjoy this.

  23. Destry Brown June 28, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    Would love to take my 12 yr old daughter who is here for the summer she loves the mansion.

  24. Destry Brown June 28, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    Would love to win this for my wife

  25. Sonya June 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Never been to the mansion, this looks like a cool experience.

  26. Melody Frye June 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    The art is awesome and I have always wanted to see Pittock Mansion.

  27. Bunny Roeung June 28, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    is this mansion haunted?

  28. Courtney June 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    It would be so interesting to see another glimpse into the Pittock family, which is such an important piece of Portland history!

  29. Amanda White June 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    I would love to see this. A reflective event for anyone wanting to learn more and see more about Portland.

  30. Chris Webb June 30, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    I have never been to Pittock mansion before and the exhibit sounds amazing!

  31. Steve Colburn June 30, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    We love Pittock Mansion and are particularly interested in the family art. Would love to go.

  32. Lisa Walton June 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Love Art and have never been to the Mansion! It would be a great adventure!

  33. Harriet NewDelman June 30, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    What an interesting history. Would love to go

  34. Kelly Guerke June 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    I love Pittock Mansion. Seeing art from a former resident would be amazing.

  35. Katie June 30, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

    I would love a reason to visit Pittock Mansion again!

  36. Lois July 1, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    I’ve been to the grounds but never gone inside that beautiful building. Would love to see it and imagine living there.

  37. Tiffany Wiencken July 1, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    I haven’t been to Pittock mansion in such a long time! Guest who come to visit often ask about it. I’d love to be able to give them a better description than my memories from a visit in elementary school.

  38. Robert July 4, 2016 at 12:22 am #

    I would love to take my parents there when they visit!

  39. mike f July 4, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    went here 15 years ago with wife. met ahomeless man who told her he was featured on america’s most wanted and walked past a guy sun tanning in a thong. Those days were fun because she always attracted some kind of action.

  40. Jessica July 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    I love history!

  41. Cheri Clark July 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    I have such happy memories of visiting Pittock Mansion with my Grandma Belle when I was younger :-) My husband has never been, and I would love to take him!

  42. Heidi July 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    My daughter and I would love this!

  43. Judi Soloway July 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    I would love to see this exhibit, as an artist from a family of artists.

  44. Derika July 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    I would Love to get to see the Pittock Mansion in general and her exhibit in particular! It would be amazing to see the homestead of one of the founding families of Portland! My ex took his mother to see the mansion last summer and they brought back pictures and brochures and I’ve been dying to see it ever since but haven’t had the opportunity yet. Getting to see the place And her art would be having the cake and the icing! :-)

  45. Carly July 7, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    This sounds like such a cool opportunity to see the personal side of the Pittock Mansion!

  46. Anne July 7, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    I was at the mansion at Christmastime when they display the nutcrackers. I would love to see this.

  47. Karen Gillis July 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    I haven’t been to the mansion in many years, and think a re-visit, with an art exhibit would be wonderful!

  48. verena coury July 7, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    I moved to Portland less than a year ago and I live on the street right below the mansion.
    I have never been there and would love to hike up from my house and visit!

  49. Heather July 8, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    My sister has been dying to go, I would love to take her to this!

  50. Jackie Bain July 8, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    I’ve never been to the Pittock Mansion, it’s on my bucket list!

  51. Jan July 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    This sounds lovely! I’d love to take my very artistic daughter with me! Thanks!

  52. Elizabeth July 9, 2016 at 7:34 am #

    Thank you! We have never been to the mansion, just hiked around it. My son and daughter are both artists. I would love to take one or both of them. Always nice to do something without a screen!

  53. Jennifer Kerns-Robison July 27, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    I would love to see this exhibition. Thank you.

  54. Judy Wiebe August 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    I would love to bring my oldest daughter! She has never been to the Pittock Mansion and has missed all the love that was put into this extraordinary home.

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