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Hey Portlanders! [12 Oct 2010|02:43pm]

Hey everyone, nice sunny day we are finally getting to enjoy again!

Been doing some new art lately on vinyl & new stuff on wood! Every week I do an "Up For Grabs" painting, meaning I take offers on it until 7pm Saturday or sell it to the first person who gives me an offer I like. This week I am taking offers on this painting;

It's 26"X38"! On a wood canvas, the actual "canvas" is made of wood. I am tired of carting it to Saturday Market, other art events & having it take up space in my small studio. Respond to this post or e-mail me at acetroypopart@gmail.com or add my art page on Facebook to stay up to date if you'd like to follow my art http://www.facebook.com/AceTroyArt.

Also have been updating Etsy (AceTroy.Etsy.com)

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Hope you guys enjoyed! Hopefully the weather holds up for us, come out & visit me on the Skidmore Market side of Saturday Market this weekend!
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art show closing party [09 Jul 2009|08:44pm]


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Dark Bohemian Carnival Portland. Oregon [09 Dec 2008|10:49am]

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Dahlke, Kurt [06 Jul 2008|02:36pm]

Almost all new paintings hanging at Sydney's (corner or NW 15th and Thurman) from now until August 1st. (Dang the summer is going fast!)

Hours are 7 AM to 6 PM all week long.

Informal meet and greet Saturday July 12th from 4 to 6 PM.

Thanks for reading, I hope I've made it fun for you!


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Spring into Portland Culture [22 Apr 2008|10:39am]

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Hello Lovers of Art, Books, and Spooky things !   This is your friendly PDX Artist letting you know about some upcoming events around town.

1.            Starting Wednesday, April 23 The Portland Art Museum will have unlimited free access to persons under 17 years of age. This is possible due to a generous endowment from an anonymous donor in the Portland area. That means if you’re a school teacher and you have your 30 + kids and you want a docent lead tour it’ll still be $2.50 a head. Yet, if you just bring your school group by and just ‘buy’ tickets at the door sans docent lead tour it is free for all your students.

2.            May 1-4th Portland State University’s Library is having a Book Sale! Sweet!  Portland State University's award-winning opera program will present Puccini's   La Bohème for its annual spring production. Joined by internationally renowned stage director Tito Capobianco, students will perform one of the world's most loved operas in honor of Puccini's 150th birthday. Tickets range from $25-$12.


3.            May 3rd La Mode Macabre is coming to the Fez featuring a dark bohemian fashion show, Hands of Kali belly dance trope, and local and regional vendors.  You won’t want to miss this event! Tickets are available in advance ($12) and at the door ($15).


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The Dancer a kickass exhibit curated by dr. Annette Dixon [31 Jan 2008|09:50am]


Hello Art Lovers!

Please get out your planners…

This is your friendly Museum slave letting you know what’s going on in everyone’s favorite elitist institution is exhibiting next…..okay I may sound a little bitter but it’s more like sweet and sour.  I work the ‘front lines’ at the museum and our next major exhibition (which is the best thing coming to the muse this year ) is





What the rest of the public do and don’t know is that all the ads say that is the opening day so everyone will be coming not just members. Hzah!

No one will be turned away and its going to be busy? Yes, crowded hopefully not. No matter the turn out my life will be engulfed by mad crowds of people who are all going to complain. What does this mean for you? Well you can pick and chose when you want to come and see the well thought out mixed media turn of the century Parisian exhibit. Come to the show later and skip the crowds or come on the opening day and get your ‘money’s worth’.  


Here’s what’s going on the first day:

museum membersFree
seniors 55+/students 19+$13.00
youth 5 - 18$6.00
children 4 and youngerFree
group tickets$11.00

Special exhibition tickets include admission to the entire Museum.


12-3pm            The Dancer Art Making Activity

(bring little ones 6-12 yrs old they seem to enjoy the muse the most)

Marion Miller Gallery.   Mark Building


            12:30, 1,1:30 and 2pm Family Story time- The World of Dance

3rd floor.  Belluschi Building


            1 and 2 pm       Oregon Ballet Theatre dancer demonstrations

(this is not a real ballet production just demos of basic stances ZZZzzzz)

Fields Sunken Ballroom.  Mark Building


10- 2pm           FILM- Degas and Dance: The Man behind the Easel

Whitsell Auditorium. Belluschi Building





Saturday, Feb 9th 1-4pm.

Get your art on with your kids making linoleum prints inspired by the Winter in Silk Linings exhibition. One child/ one adult $45 members, $56 nonmembers, $15 per additional adult.



Thursdays, 6-8pm Feb 21&28, Mar 6, 13 & 20

Dynamic human figure movements, Gallery sketch and draw and paint in classroom. $120 members, $150 nonmembers


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Welcome to the "Dead of Winter" [25 Jan 2008|10:10am]


Pavement Productions and The Bluestockings are proud to present Dead of Winter, three ghost stories written for the stage by Portland playwright Steve Patterson.

Winter.  Bare trees.  Fog.  A chill breeze.  It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up and tell stories about things that might be there, in the dark.  In the night.  And that’s just what these three psychological chillers do: explore that which isn’t there…unless it is.

Winner of the Sam Bass One-Act Contest in Austin, Whitechapel takes us to a London flat which may or may not be haunted by the grandfather of serial killers, Jack the Rippe

A World Premiere written especially for The Bluestockings, Wet Paint invites us into a house which may or may not have uninvited guests, and a rainy night’s séance which may or may not be harmless fun.  

The evening wraps up with The Body, a visit with a grieving coroner who may or may not be a little too in touch with one of his “patients.”  The Body was featured in The Nature of Fear and Its Effects, produced by Jobsite Theatre at the Tampa Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Pavement Productions’ Co-Producer Lisa L. Abbott, Dead of Winter’s cast includes Trish Egan, Angie Hughes, Reba Kenison, Deborah Zelda Lee, Harold Phillips, Ben Plont and Justina Price, with set design by Sean DeVine, lights by Julie Booth, and sound design by Gordon Romei.

Dead of Winter opens 8:00 PM February 1, 2008, at Performance Works Northwest ( 4625 SE 67th Avenue , Portland ) in the Foster Arts District.  It runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through February 23rd.  Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors.  Thursdays are sliding scale.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.theblustockings.com.  For reservations, call 503-777-2771.

Also go to  www.theblustockings.com to watch our "Dead of Winter" teaser video.

Steve Patterson
Pavement Productions
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Only one month... [31 Dec 2007|03:19pm]


...'till the Dead of Winter.  Stay tuned.

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Dec 22nd PSU's Smith Center 8am-4 PM [04 Dec 2007|09:30pm]

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Announcing "splattworks" [11 Oct 2007|09:58pm]


 I've just launched splattworks, a blog dedicated to theatre, arts, culture, politics, and snark from a practicing playwright and recovering journalist.



Steve Patterson

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Once a while, an idea comes along... [29 Sep 2007|12:07am]


So I came up with this photo project called Angels+Demons where I work with models and/or actors with the idea that they portray their demigod of choice, choosing their own costumes, makeup, etc., using the same light set-up and backdrop for continuity. Shot three sessions so far, and, my God, the images are looking good. The sitters are bringing so much to the project, such a sense of play, that they continue to surprise me.

Even more exciting, I have at least five more sessions set up (with two more in the works and a number of other people expressing interest), so the thing feels like it’s really taking off. It’s such a kick when people come to you excited about project and bring so many rich and original ideas with them. How it’s all going to turn out, I have no idea, but it feels really, really good.

Anyway, if there’s other Portlanders interested in participating, let me know.

Good times.

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Art Show at the Everhart Cafe, Oregon City - " Pacific Northwest Birds" [14 Sep 2007|09:41am]
I did not think to posting anything here when I had my first show back in July. Anywho, I am having another show for this month in Oregon City, Oregon. Thank you for any support that you can give in this.

Artist: Jennifer Cox, watercolor
Location: Everhart Internet Cafe
855 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045 US
When: Tuesday, September 18, 6:30PM - 8:30pm
Phone: 503-537-7598

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PAM staff show [13 Sep 2007|03:30pm]

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Please join us at the artist reception Sept 28th from 6-9pm @ Portland Art Museum Jubitz Center for Contemporary Art / Marion Miller Gallery.
Light refreshments and music provided.

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Offbeat Art Event [07 Sep 2007|02:10pm]

Dear Colleagues:

Here in the Fabulous Foster Arts District, there's a cool, funky, new coffee joint called Joe Buddy's Bohemian Coffeehouse, which: (A) has very good coffee; and (B) is also an art gallery/music venue/open mic poetry (on full moons only!), etc., etc.

On Saturday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM, Joe Buddy's is hosting a reception for artists participating in their ghost-themed show, which is curated by none other than Extremo the Clown, and which features art from all across the country. (I think someone said the last count was some 40 artists, but I may be misremembering that.) Anyway, I have a piece included ("Marie Antoinette," one of the Theatre of Dreams photographs), and it ought to be kind of a fun scene. At least an interesting one. Coincides with the Foster Street Art Fair. And in keeping with Fabulous Foster Arts District's eclectic nature, there's a biker's bar next door that serves barbeque (no, really) and O'Malley's pub across the street.

For more info, check out Joe Buddy's website at: http://joebuddys.net/gallerycurrentexhibit.htm

And watch out for Joe Buddy's Black Liger Coffee Milkshakes...they'll take the top of your head right off.



P.S.: I'm beginning work on a new photo series called angels+demons, talking with prospective models (need not be professional models or actors/actresses) in which subjects are portrayed as, well, angels or demons. If you're interested, want to know more, e-mail me at splatterson@mindspring.com
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look relics!! [04 Sep 2007|11:37am]

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hello PDX art people!

It's I Isobel5 your friendly PDX art geek ,reminding you of some great shows that are at or coming to our beautiful city.

Rembrandt and the Golden age of Dutch Art is leaving the Portland Art Museum September 16th so if you haven't gone to the museum yet, you won't want to miss this awesome show with lots of still lives and etching from Rembrandt and his contemporaries.

for more info   http://www.pam.org



Maitreya Project Relic Tour


Dates September 28, 29 & 30, 2007

Times Friday 7pm Opening Ceremony, public viewing until 9pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm each day

Venue:  Buddhist Daihonzan Henjyoji Temple, 2634 SE 12th Ave, Portland

Contact Brian Hochhalter, RelicTourPortland2007@gmail.com, Tel: 503 349 4159

Entrance No entrance charge, donations welcome

A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world.

This is a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. They resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe relics embody the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.

Visitors often report experiences of inspiration and healing when in the presence of the relics. While some are inspired to pray for world peace and to develop their inner wisdom, others are overcome by emotion as the powerful effects of the relics open their hearts to compassion and loving-kindness.

The relics are clearly visible inside display cases that encircle a life-size, golden statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Visitors may participate in a Blessing Ceremony where the relics of the Buddha are gently placed on the crown of the visitor's head as a personal blessing.

According to Buddhist scriptures, Maitreya will be the next Buddha to bring teachings of loving-kindness to the world. Eventually, the relics will be enshrined in a 500-ft/152-m bronze statue of Maitreya Buddha that is being built in Kushinagar, northern India.

Maitreya Project puts the teachings of loving-kindness into action by:

  • building the 500ft/152m Maitreya Buddha statue – a magnificent monument to loving-kindness intended to inspire people all across the world to think and act with kindness
  • providing, free of charge, spiritual, education and healthcare facilities in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, one of the poorest areas in northern India.
  • providing immediate and long-term employment.
  • helping to develop the area's infrastructure.
  • serving as a focus and influence for sustainable, positive development in this emerging part of India.

 "The very name 'Maitri', that's loving-kindness. Now in today's world, we really need the promotion of Maitreya, Maitri, loving-kindness. So this is a huge project, right from the beginning, I simply admire those concerned people especially the late Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche really devoted to making this huge statue, and many followers really putting in effort, I really admire and I appreciate."

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama


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LAST THURSDAY SHOW !!! [26 Jul 2007|01:10am]


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Junk to FUNk Portland Style goes DIY again! [23 Jul 2007|02:30pm]

Hello Creative Portland! I just got this press release and I thought I'd share with you!

 (Portland, Oregon) – It is time once again to tear apart those trash  
bins in hopes of finding the perfect materials to create your
submission for the 2nd annual Junk to Funk Recycled Fashion Show
This year's deadline for submissions is October 17, 2007. 
Culminating with the "trashion show" on November 17, 2007 at
the Wonder ballroom
Professional artists, fashion and apparel designers along with
members of the general creative public will not want to miss this
truly unique opportunity to compete for prizes up to $500 in the
upcoming Junk to Funk Recycled Fashion Show Contest. The pieces of
wearable art and fashion that are being sought should be made out of
found objects, recycled materials and things you normally might find
in the trash.
The Junk to Funk fashion show will be held on November 17, 2007 at
the Wonder Ballroom in Northeast Portland, and is in collaboration
with ORLO; a non-profit organization that uses the creative arts to
explore and bring awareness to environmental issues.  
All entries will be reviewed to determine which pieces will be
featured during the Junk to Funk fashion show being held at the
Wonder Ballroom on November 17, 2007.   All submissions accepted into
the fashion show will be featured in a pre-show VIP reception while
also having the opportunity to compete for up to $500 in cash &
The entry deadline for submissions is October 17, 2007.  Entry forms
and rules can be found at www.junktofunk.org. 
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Faeries & Furries art exhibit Saturday July 7th [06 Jul 2007|11:35am]

Hello! I found this ad that had fallen off a billboard in Backspace and felt the need to pimp it out:

Faeries and Furries art exhibit, to benefit the CAT Adoption Team.
Saturday July 7th, 6pm-9pm
Working Artists Gallery: 2211 NW Front Ave. Portland, OR 97209.

Perfect for animal and faery lovers alike! RSVP: wa@workingartistsonline.com

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LOW DOUGH ART SHOW [28 Jun 2007|11:13pm]

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First thursday July 5th
Select prints from " The Twisted Wedding"
Featuring the Wig art of Lana Guerra http://www.myspace.com/hairnurse
and the fashion design of Selene Gibbous http://www.myspace.com/pleasemum
All prints will be in plastic sleeves and signed
Paper size 11x16 IMAGE size 10x14inches (U frame it since i dont know the colors of your walls)
ALL PRINTS WILL BE $40 This is the only time they will be printed once the month is up Thats it
Each image can be reproduced in case someone beats you to it
CRUDE THINGS GALLERY-- 646-420-4489 call for viewing after july 5th
625 NW Everett st. Portland OR.

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