N. ALBINA ART EXHIBITS
John Jay Steensma
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MAY 4 - 31, 2017

EXHIBIT CURATED BY ROD PULLIAM
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Jay Steensma

Jay Steensma was born in Idaho in 1941 and lived most of his life in Seattle where he died in 1994. He developed an interest in becoming an artist while attending the University of Washington and later went on to have solo shows at Francine Seders Gallery, Mazey Hickey Gallery and MIA Gallery in Seattle and Lucia Douglas Gallery in Bellingham, Washington. He was represented in Portland for many years by the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery.

After his death, the Whatcom Museum of Art in Bellingham, the Center on Contemporary Art and the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle all mounted retrospective exhibitions. His work is in the collections of the Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Whatcom, Cheney Cowles Museum in Spokane and the Boise Art Museum. An exhibition at the Mazey Hickey Gallery was reviewed by Matthew Kangas and published in “Art in America” in 1989. Randy Gragg wrote in article titled, “Last of the Northwest Mystics?” which was published in the “Oregonian” in 1994. There are museum catalogs of his exhbitions.

Jay was considered by many to be a member of the second generation of the so-called “Northwest Mystics”. The original group consisited of Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, Guy Anderson and Kenneth Callahan. Jay was inspired by the spirituality of their work which he both revered and sometimes lampooned. He is best known for his series of birds and fish painted on paper bags called the “Northwest Extinction Series” and for his moody, evocative paintings of simple, dilapidated houses and barns set in prairie like settings with overcast skies.
ISRAEL HUGHES
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JUNE 3 - 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION:
JUNE 10, 6-8PM

COLLAGE
DOUGLAS BAER
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JULY 2017

PHOTOGRAPHS
LEON MILLER TRICE
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AUGUST 2017

NEW WORK
MIA BRAVERMAN
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SEPTEMBER 2017

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6-8PM

What is a reason you get up in the morning?
is an interactive exhibition that investigates our motivations to get up and brave the day ahead. Visitors to the gallery are invited to participate by answering the question on small cards with the option of adding their finger print and name. They may then hang their card amongst the other answers on the gallery walls. New cards and various writing utensils are provided. You can complete your card at the gallery or take your time and bring it back at a later date. 

Mia Reiko Braverman began collecting the answers while living in the Bay Area in 2007. The cards were first exhibited while she was living in the Kochi Prefecture of Japan. The collection has since grown to over 1,200 cards. We hope you’ll join us and make a card to add to the collection or just peruse the many answers.

more info at:
www.reasonyougetup.com
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LUKE, APOLLO & ORION DOLKAS
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OCTOBER 2017

MIXED MEDIA
PORTLAND PRINTERS ALLIANCE
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NOVEMBER 2017

LETTERPRESS GROUP SHOW + DEMO