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Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Resident Show & Tell

Thursday, April 22, 2021

4-5:30pm PST

This event is free and will be held via Zoom.

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Sitka's 2020/2021 residency program began in October when the first of 30 invited residents from diverse practices and backgrounds arrived. In this sixth and final Show & Tell event of the season, you will hear from:

·      Tallmadge Doyle is a painter, printmaker, teacher, and public artist who’s work reflects on issues of the environment related to climate change

·      Claire Giordano is an environmental artist who creatively tells stories of science, climate change, and the modern experience of nature.

·      Jef Gunn was born in Seattle in 1955 and grew up along the West Coast from Puget Sound and Portland to Southern California toHawaii. He studied drawing and painting in California through the 1970s, held residencies in Barcelona and Paris in the 1980s, and since the mid 1990s has engaged in a passionate study of Asian art

·      Mitsu Salmon creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines.  Her work starts with personal or familial stories and branches out to speak to contemporary issues such as diaspora, labor, and the environment.

·      Loren Nelson's photographs are in numerous public and private collections, including the Portland Art Museum; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR; and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL.

Inistar Abioto, photo taken by Renee Lopez

Artist Talk with Intisar Abioto

Thursday, May 27, 2021

4-5pm PST

This event is free and will be held via Zoom.

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In this talk artist Intisar Abioto will address the work, musings, concerns, uncertainties and discoveries of the past year. It will also speak to the work made and considered over the course of the May Sitka Center artist residency.

Intisar Abioto (b. Memphis, TN. 1986) is an artist working across photography, dance, and writing. Moving from the visionary and embodied root of Blackgirl Southern cross-temporal cross-modal storytelling ways, her works refer to the living breath/breadth of people of African descent against the expanse of their storied, geographic, and imaginative landscapes. Working in long-form projects that encompass the visual, folkloric, documentary, and performing arts, she has produced The People Could Fly Project and The Black Portlanders.

2021 Sitka Art Invitational - Portland

Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7

Miller Hall, World Forestry Center

4033 SW Canyon Road

Portland, Oregon

This spectacular exhibit and art sale brings together more than 140 artists, creating one of the most comprehensive exhibits of Pacific Northwest professional artistic talent. Mark your calendar and prepare to be inspired by 400+ pieces of art responding to and reflecting on the natural world.

Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7, 10am-4pm Exhibit & Sale

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