It’s sad, but true: People’s Art of Portland will be closing its doors at the end of the month.
The gallery, and associated OneDer Gallery and Air Gallery, as well as the Mark Wooley Gallery, have been asked to vacate in order to make way for investors that have agreed to contract the space on the top floor of Pioneer Place Mall.
“This was always the agreement”, is the comment from arts curator, Chris Haberman. The gallery had originally moved into a vacated toy store, a number of years ago, and provided mall traffic, interest and cultural tourism in exchange for being hosted by the mall and its property managers, General Growth Properties.
The gallery will be open regular hours until this weekend, when there will be a closing show Saturday, April 16th, 5-9pm, to commemorate People’s and celebrate the lives and work of its artists. Expect a LOT of artwork, as all of the pieces from OneDer will be consolidated back into the original People’s gallery space. This will be your chance to pick up a piece or two from artists you may have seen and admired at the Gallery- including EMEK, Gary Houston, Mona Superhero, Chris Haberman himself.. And of course, yours truly 🙂
Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity!
Read the Facebook info about the gallery closing and show details
Hey 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!