First Thursday: Portland, OR – Dec. 2nd, 2010

It’s been a while since we’ve done some First Thursday coverage, but now’s the time to start ramping those up again! Go out tomorrow and see any of these lovely things:


Chris Haberman and Jason Brown are hosting the Big 100 for the third year in a row. It will feature 100 + regional artists, with 15 works each. Everything is framed and $50, so it’s a good opportunity to get out and buy some holiday art. Strangely, no names and placard will be on display so it’s all about talent, not about hype! It is also in the SE rather than the NW/SW, as the regular First Thursday openings are, but, you know. Get in there and snatch stuff up quick.
4pm-2am. 21 over only, at Goodfoot.

pony club

the bossanova ballroom

In September 2009, Tribute Gallery had a show with Amaren Colosi. This event is a benefit for Colosi as she heals after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. Attend the event or win works in a silent auction, from Colosi herself, or from any one of these lovely artists: Ryan Dobrowski, Courtney Blazon, Robin Carlyle, John Bennett, Jolie Allen Goodson, Virginia Flynn, Leah Nash, Terry Colossi, Troy Kleybey, Jay Stewart, David Kilpatrick, Michael Beach and Wendy Swartz!
(722 E Burnside; 7pm – hors d’oeuvres and silent auction including local art, jewelry, gift certificates for food, fashion, tattoos, wellness treatments, and much more; 8:30pm – rock n’ roll featuring: OLD GROWTH, MEAN JEANS, SCIENCE OF YABRA; $10-$20 sliding scale admission)

galerie salome

Inspired by dark rituals, Jacob Markof has adapted characters from the tarot to create oil paintings on large hand-stretched canvases.
(7-10pm; Musical performance by The Greys at 10.)

blackfish gallery
Kanetaka Ikeda installation! Heck yeah! Mixed media sculptures galore.

And last, but not least…

nisus gallery
They currently have a Screen show going on, it is a group exhibition featuring of printed works by Vanessa Calvert, Erinn Hatter, Jamey Herman, and Michael Rutledge. Nisus Gallery is exhibiting print makers and screen printers who take this ancient process to create works of depth and simplicity. These four accomplished artists show a multitude of methods and styles rooted in their own visions.

Vanessa Calvert

Jamey Herman

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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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