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OneDer Gallery & AIR Opening This Weekend

OneDer PostcardHey all, check out opening night for a new gallery in the Pioneer Place Mall art complex, this Saturday, November 21st, from 5-9pm.  OneDer Gallery!

This new rendition of the gallery space will replace the Sculpture Gallery that had graced the top floor for much of this past year. (hopefully you locals had a chance to check out their work, it was some really good quality stuff.) OneDer will function as an extension of the People’s Art of Portland space across the way, and will provide a place for what curator, Chris Haberman, terms “merch”, after the tradition of rock concerts to sell affordable items with their band’s artwork to take home or give as gifts. Like a merch booth, OneDer will feature postcards, prints, small or less expensive art pieces, books, T-Shirts and more, from current People’s artists as well as some fresh blood, all work cash and carry for under $100. Just in time for some holiday pre-shopping!

I will have some of my felt wristicuffs, amulet pendants, 8 x 10″ prints, and greeting cards for sale at OneDer. This opening also debuts the hand illustrated T-shirt art of my ever loving hubby, Kristoffer Godwin. Each is a one of a kind design. He also takes custom requests, so if you don’t see something you love, hit him up and he will be happy to paint something just for you.

Happening concurrently will be the re-presentation of the Artist In Residence gallery, or AIR, which will now be home to artists Fred Swan, Linda Robertson, Theresa Andreas-O’leary, Suzanne Vaughan, and Jo Grishman. Say welcome and view the current exhibit, Voices of Nature, while you’re there, before it closes this Sunday the 22nd.

It’s all happening on the top floor of Pioneer Place Mall, West wing, 700 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Hope to see you there!



Lesley Burke at Blondie: A Salon


I recently went to my friend Lesley Burke’s art opening at Blondie: A Salon. It was a friendly, inviting atmoshpere in one of downtown Portland’s vintage office buildings, still operational as a mix of apartments and street front businesses. The elegant backdrop served to show off Lesley’s visionary and dream like, richly layered oil paintings and small works quite well. Later in the night, DJ’s had the intimate but enthusiastic crowd bumpin! You can visit the event Facebook Page for the event to see more photos and info from opening night.

You may still be able to catch the show while it’s up. Visit Blondie: A Salon at 1225 SW Alder St., Ste. D, Portland, OR 97205. Stop by and say hello to the owner and you might earn yourself a discounted first time hair cut too!