Artists and Galleries

12 X 16 Gallery

12×16 Gallery is a collective gallery showing the works of its member artists as well as featured guest artists from Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

 

First Friday:

8235 SE 13th Ave., No. 5, Portland OR 97202

503-432-3513

www.12X16gallery.com

 

AFRU

To find, collaborate with, and present artists who mess with our brains. Artists who make us think and feel.

That rip us away from the mundane and remind us that we are not alone in our sanity.

We do not have a preference on style – we have a focus on content. Its not enough to survive in this world. We must create it.

And that is precisely what AFRU aims to do.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

534 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214

971-248-0324

http://www.afrugallery.com/

ANX Gallery  @ ADX

ANX Gallery provides Portland with an exhibition space that shows a variety of media, artworks and functional objects. Alternating monthly member-maker shows, group and solo exhibitions provide a spectrum of form, function and utility. A goal of this curatorial project is to provide exposure to local makers, fine artists, and those who bridge the two. Additionally, we aim to offer people from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQ and other minorities — a stage to display their talents and wares.

 

First Friday: 6-9 PM

1015 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Adxportland.com/anx-gallery

 Austin Eddy Art Studio

Austin Eddy is a Portland Oregon based visual artist working in oil paint and mixed media. Although you may not have heard of Austin Eddy you most likely have seen his work in Avatar, The Hobbit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield, Boxtrolls, and other films. After 10 years working in the film and animation world and living abroad in Wellington New Zealand for four years, Austin returned to the United States in 2013 and in 2015 Austin shifted his focus to his original passion of painting and fine art. Join Austin Eddy at his Portland Oregon studio every FirstFriday from 6-9pm for live painting demos and to have a look at his latest artwork!

 

First Friday: 6-9 PM

210 SE Madison St.,  Portland OR 97214

http://austineddy.com

Bite Studio

Bite Studio is a SE Portland printmaking studio that was established in 2005 with a mission of creating an affordable, and accessible space for local printmakers. Currently boasting a member roster of over 20 printmakers, Bite Studio has become a place where artists have the space, equipment, and time to create and exhibit their artwork, while enriching their creative growth through collaborations and sharing of creative processes.

Our members currently practice intaglio, relief, and seriagraphy (screenprinting) using etching, drypoint, collograph, monotype, monoprint, woodcut, linocut, collage, and mix medium techniques.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

2000 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

971-219-3802

http://www.bitestudio.org

Black Box Gallery

Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and established photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation of contemporary photography.

 

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #212, Portland, OR 97214

503-804-5032

http://blackboxgallery.com

Brassworks Gallery

Founded in 1930, the Oregon Brassworks Building housed some of the most innovative minds in the manufacture of aluminum and brass. When they closed their doors after nearly 70 years, they were regarded as pioneers in their industry. It is now the 21st century; their ghosts haunt these halls for a new industry. These phantoms invoke inspiration… rather than fear.​ Possessed by these pioneering spirits, Brassworks Gallery brings art and industry together in a focused fusion of innovative clarity.​ We invite you to join us.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1127 SE 10th Ave. #220, Portland, OR 97214

503-608-7377

http://brassworksgallery.com/

Butters Gallery Ltd.

Founded in 1988, Butters Gallery, Ltd. is established as an important contemporary art source for both private and corporate collectors nationwide. Our Oregon family owned and operated gallery focuses on artists from throughout the United States and abroad including several prominent regional artists. We look in all directions to find artists whose work is innovative with regard to content and media. Included are paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture consisting of a range of media from paint to glass to ceramic to metal.

 

First Friday:  Until 8 p.m.

157 NE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97232

503-248-9378

www.buttersgallery.com

East Creative Collective

East Creative Collective is a studio and gallery space currently home to more than 20 artists and creators in mediums ranging from oil painting to digital design and sculpture. Founded as a way to facilitate artistic collaboration and interface with the community, East Creative Collective acts a regional hub of the Inner SE Arts District, and an open display space for local artists and creators. In addition to free studio tours every First Friday, East Creative hosts art installations and event in coordination with local organizations.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214

971-312-6882

http://firstfridaypdx.org/east

East Creative Annex

In cooperation with the Goat Blocks, the East Creative Annex is a temporary gallery, art studio, and event space intended to foster community involvement in art. In addition to a rotating selection of artists, the East Creative Annex hosts regular community events and speakers.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1025 SE 11th Ave #2e, Portland, OR 97214

971-312-6882

Eutectic Gallery

Eutectic is Portland Oregon’s best ceramic fine art gallery and boutique store dedicated exclusively to contemporary American ceramic art serving the creative community of artists, collectors, educators, and local DIY makers.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1930 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232

503-974-6518

http://www.eutecticgallery.com/

Gallery at the Jupiter

Providing a unique and constantly evolving experience, this newly remodeled lobby is a completely custom designed 700 square foot gallery space that opened in February of 2012. The design incorporated wood and metal elements already existing on the property, pulling through a Pacific Northwest aesthetic while creating a minimalist feel that highlights the artwork.

The lobby within the gallery exposes all guests to emerging artists and encourages emerging collectors. Acting as a community incubator and featuring art installations, openings are on the first Friday of every month. Hotel guests, tourists and locals alike are welcome to tour the gallery 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

 

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

877-800-0004

http://www.galleryatthejupiter.com

Jailhouse Studios

Jailhouse Studios was named after the history of the building. In 1905, the building was erected for the Southeast Portland Police department with an attachable stable for the patrol horses (now the Magnus Crossfit Gym). The space was originally equipped with one main room for the officers to share desk space, one private office for the Chief of Police, and a single jail cell in the back.

Transformed over 100 years later, Jailhouse Studios is a female run shared creative workspace with a lighting studio, gallery, and a fully functioning darkroom in place of the windowless jail cell.

Jailhouse Studios continues to push the freedom of thought and creativity while acknowledging the history we share.

 

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

910 SE Taylor St. Portland, OR 97214

https://www.jailhousestudios.com

Karuna Contemplative Living

Karuna, a “Boutique For The Mindfully-Minded” is committed to providing a variety of high quality meditation cushions and supplies to support health & wellness, spiritual growth and stress reduction. In addition to our meditation and contemplative lifestyle products, we also offer massage therapy on-site by appointment and has a rotating art wall that features a monthly artist as part of the First Friday Eastside Art Walk.

 

First Friday: 6:30-9 p.m.

1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

971-229-0565

http://www.karunastore.com/

One Grand Gallery

Founded in 2012 by Jordan Chan-Mendez, One Grand Gallery promotes artwork meeting at the intersection of fine art and graphic design. Featuring established artists as well as emerging talent, One Grand Gallery’s program maintains a conceptual quality relevant to the central discussion of urban and contemporary artwork. Realized by means of solo and group shows, art fairs, community partnerships and collaborations with varied creative agencies, One Grand Gallery aims to serve as a source of creative instigation.

 

First Friday: Until 7 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

1000 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214

971- 266-4919

http://www.onegrandgallery.com/

Pushdot Studio

At Pushdot studio, our Portland clients are elite and discriminating artists and photographers who engage in high-end printing, photographic retouching and high resolution scanning using our sophisticated techniques, quality materials, and state of the art equipment implemented by printing professionals who are not only expert technicians, but also artists and photographers who approach each project from a client perspective.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (open every other month)

2505 SE 11th Ave. #104, Portland, OR 97202

503-224-5925

http://pushdotstudio.com/

Redux

Redux Boutique & Gallery specializes in handmade, local and indie designer jewelry, accessories and art. The aesthetic of our boutique is rooted in a crafty, edgy, clever sensibility, featuring artisans who utilize unusual design, re-purposed objects and recycled materials. We promote affordability, sustainability and quality in craftsmanship from local indie artisans as well as fair-trade import companies abroad. We carry work from over 300 artisans and companies, and though not everything in our brick-and-mortar store is local and handmade, the majority of it certainly is.

 

First Friday: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #110, Portland, OR 97214

503-231-7336

http://reduxpdx.com/

Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery

Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery is housed in a 3000-square-foot artist loft in the Sellwood neighborhood. Our personalized approach focusing on artistry and care celebrates slow photography and an authentic experience. We Specialize in Handcrafted Tintypes and other Distinctive Portraiture

Anna Daedalus is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography. She holds a BA from Reed College and her work can be found in various collections, including the SF MOMA Library and the Beinecke Library at Yale University. annadaedalus.com

Kerry Davis works with a variety of mixed media, especially photography. He studied photography & filmmaking at PSU, PCC and Oregon College of Art and Craft. He works in many photographic formats such as pinhole, photograms and digital, using contact printing and alternative processes. His works have shown at 12×16 Galleries, Portland Art Center, and other galleries in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. kerrydavisphotography.com

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1715 SE Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202

503-348-3888

http://www.rollupspace.com/exhibitions/

Shop People at The Global Homestead Community Garage


The Global Homestead Community Garage’s mission is to provide Community members a platform to grow big ideas using shared resources.

The Garage Vision is to develop Community owned facilities to teach about and celebrate resilient lifestyles.
The foundation of our membership base is made up of makers, like you. This includes students, tinkerers, hobbyists and professionals. Our ~20,000 sq ft shared facility includes commercial grade wood and metal shops as well as a jewelry studio for those who need specialized tools and space. If you only need clean space and power, we have you covered as well. Our space was designed for versatility, so we have laptop creatives, canvas workers, sculptures, party planners, educators, movie watchers, community groups and musicians regularly using our space.
First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

416 SE Oak Street, Portland, Oregon 97214

503-477-7353

http://www.globalhomestead.com//

Sidestreet Arts

The mission of the Sidestreet Art Collective is to operate a visual arts venue that promotes, encourages, and supports the work of its members and guest artists. We are a group of artists who value a positive environment to work, show art, and connect to the community.

The Small Works Gallery represents over 20 artists in multiple mediums including printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. Artists include Paulina Archambault, Paula Bellacera, Nikki Blackwood, Scot Cameron-Bell, Jaclyn Evalds, Laurie Geller, Valerie Graham, Gary Hirsch, Janet Julian, Malathip Kriheli, Bad Otis Link, Robin Longerbeam, Stacy Lovejoy, Avie Meadows, Jackie McIntyre, Angela Myers, Dona Miller, Helen Opie, Gail Owen, Erika Lee Sears, Ginger Steele, and Amy Stoner. Work in this space is available for immediate purchase.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

140 SE 28th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97214

503-327-8064

https://www.sidestreetarts.com/

Splendorporium & The Art for Life Children’s Gallery

Splendorporium is the phenomenal art space that is part of Art4Life, a non-profit organization that brings Arts & Culture to six Portland Public Schools through their after school programs. By learning about the arts & other cultures, we make connections, open minds & inspire creativity with our children & the community. In our new venue, Splendorporium, we proudly showcase Visual Arts, Performances & Music every First Friday.

Most shows have a theme and are juried and we encourage you to participate! Performers, visual artists and musicians are asked to submit media based on the theme so that we can feature various disciplines in all their grandeur. We have created a dynamic space where artists can come together, show off, inspire one another, and bedazzle and bewilder the community. All ages are invited to experience the high-ceilinged alluring endless possibilities that are Splendorporium.

The Art4Life Children’s Gallery features children artists, performers and musicians. All preschoolers through 18 year olds are welcome to submit media. An entire school, a classroom or individuals may show in the Art4Life Children’s Gallery.

 

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

3421 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97202

503-953 2885

http://www.splendorporium.net

Stephanie Chefas Projects

Stephanie Chefas Projects is the labor of love from its owner, Stephanie Chefas, who has been independently curating art exhibits for nearly a decade in Los Angeles and San Francisco, among others. Now calling Portland home, Chefas retains an eye for cutting-edge and often challenging work that demands attention. Highlighting a diverse blend of contemporary artists from around the world, the gallery features monthly exhibitions with an emphasis on cultivating new talent and encouraging risk and evolution among established visionaries. With endeavors like HEATWAVE and NEON LOVE, Chefas also maintains her unique ability to coordinate group shows with distinct concepts that allow artists plenty of breathing room to interpret and explore. Stephanie Chefas Projects is the result of both passion and dedication as well as commitment toward sharing the best in contemporary art with enthusiasts and collectors alike.

 

First Friday: 7-10 p.m.

305 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 202 Portland, OR 97214

503-719-6945

http://www.stephaniechefas.com

Studio 2507/Annie Meyer Artwork

I consider myself a painter, but work in 3 different mediums: Painting (primarily oil and acrylic paintings), Oil monotype prints, and ceramic tiles.  My work has the same theme in each medium.

I am interested in the human figure, and abstract landscapes. I’ve drawn the figure since high school and work directly from a live model.

The landscapes come from places that I travel to paint each year. They are of specific places, but with minimal colors and shapes they are more emotional rather than factual in content. I attribute my affinity for minimal landscapes to growing up in the Midwest, staring out at farmland with a few lines and few trees.

My work has evolved into what I consider an abstract sense of time and place.  With it I aim to translate the sense of identity I feel with these landscapes and figures that are both from my childhood and myself today.

 

First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

2507 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

503-957-6800

http://studio2507.com/wordpress/about/

http://anniemeyerartwork.com/

Tattoo 34

Tattoo 34 is a minority owned (Native American & Black) and family owned Tattoo Shop, located in the heart of Portland’s popular and eclectic Hawthorne district. Our shop is our second home and another family to us. We treat our clients with compassion and respect and strive to give everyone the best experience. Our goal is to create a unique, inviting and fun environment, while doing the best tattoos. In addition to tattooing, we also have gallery shows and art nights at the shop.

 

First Friday: 8:30-11:30 p.m.

3409 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214

503-235-3606

https://www.tattoo34pdx.com/events

True Measure Gallery

True Measure Gallery & Studio feature a different artist in the front gallery every month.  The artists that are shown in the gallery are artists the True Measure team believe in. We never take commission from any artist we show.

 

First Friday: 6-10 p.m.

3022 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

503-235-8549

http://truemeasuregallery.com/

Wolff Gallery

Wolff Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between visual artists Shannon O’Connor and Zemie Barr. Our goal is to broaden the Portland art scene by prioritizing the exhibition of work by traditionally underrepresented artists. We gravitate toward visual and performing art that does not suppress emotional intensity and we encourage more contemporary artists to embrace the personal as political. We are dedicated to a feminist, collaborative organizational model and we approach exhibition-­making as an art form, as well as a shared endeavor with each participating artist.

 

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

2804 SE Ankeny St. Portland OR 97214

971-413-1340

https://www.wolffgallery.com


Interested in being on our map and list? Contact us at info@firstfridaypdx.org. Criteria as follows:

1. Open on a consistent basis during First Fridays from 6-8 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.

2.  Located within the Eastside Arts District (South of I-84, North of Powell, west of Mt. Tabor, and east of the Willamette River).

3. Excited to help promote First Friday!