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Nicole Seisler at ASP

June 2019
Ash Street Project, 524 SE Ash St, Portland, OR

The Ash Street Project is pleased to welcome L.A. based artist Nicole Seisler for the first three weeks of June.  Nicole is an interdisciplinary artist who creates sculpture, installation, and public art that investigate themes of time, ephemerality, and the overlapping roles of artist/viewer/participant/collaborator.  During her time at ASP, Nicole will be engaged in a project in our gallery space that will be shared with the public upon completion (late June).  Please check our FB/instagram pages for details closer to this time.  More on Nicole here.


Willie Little at ASP

June 2019
Ash Street Project, 524 SE Ash St, Portland, OR

In addition to Nicole Seisler, The Ash Street Project will be hosting Portland based installation artist and storyteller Willie Little during the month of June. Originally from rural North Carolina, Willie has exhibited widely throughout the U.S., most recently at the SF MOMA, Clark College, and opening this June at Froelick in Portland. In his time at ASP, Willie will introduce clay as a medium to further develop ideas related to his Juke Joint body of work.  More on Willie here.


Wilsonville Festival of Arts

Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 2, 2019
Town Center Park, 29600 Park Place, Wilsonville, OR


Jim Koudelka and Janet Buskirk’s Annual Spring Studio Sale

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9, 2019, 11am - 6pm
4614 SE Salmon St, Portland, OR

You’re invited to our Spring Sale at the studio of Janet Buskirk and Jim Koudelka. This year’s event features ceramic work by Jim and Janet, as well as a variety of work by their family of creative friends.

Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds Conference

Tuesday, June 11 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
Prince George, BC


Most fibre artists work in more than one category – spinners knit, weavers spin, knitters felt. Many of our Guild members do needle crafts and quilt. We therefore encourage participants in our conference to explore the confluence of working with more than one fibre craft or join with others to create something that reflects our diversity of skills and knowledge as well as our encouragement and support of all who work in the fibre arts.


Victorian Radicals: From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts & Crafts Movement

Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, September 8, 2019
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

The Pre-Raphaelites and members of the later Arts & Crafts Movement, operated from a moral commitment to honest labor, the handmade object, and the ability of art to heal a society losing its humanity to industry and mechanization. The exhibition explores how a group of artists and crafts people used their work to address class disparity, a changing urban environment, and the rise of new technology.


The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
The Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, OR

The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lake Oswego is located 9 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The Festival presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art and craft.


Open House at Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Village of Government Camp

Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts (DBA Summit Arts Center) located in The Village of Government Camp on Mt. Hood, would like to invite you to an Open House, June 25th, to see the facilities, hear its history, the role of the Forest Service in the permit, and discuss the possibilities of using the CCAC studios for a new teaching venue for interested instructors! The center operates out of historic Forest Service buildings in The Mt. Hood National Forest; including seven buildings, spread over 7 acres all located at the bottom of the road to Timberline Lodge. (Marjory Hoffman Smith) There is one WPA Era cabin, and 2 studio apartments available for instructor housing while teaching. The studios, converted from vintage FS homes & utility buildings, include a Blacksmith Shop in the Historic Summit Ranger Station (pre-Timberline Lodge, 1930s), and two other buildings off the Timberline Road. The two studios off the Timberline Road offer small metal arts/jewelry, cold, warm glass & torch work, space for weaving, and a multipurpose area suitable for painting, dyeing, photography, or book arts. They are operated by a local nonprofit arts organization 501(c)(3), organized for the teaching of arts & crafts to the public. This is a community-oriented arts center which will doubtless appeal to many members of the OCAC family.


Focus on Book Arts ConFERENCE

Wednesday, June 26 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Pacific University, 1928 21st Avenue, Forest Grove, OR

FOCUS ON BOOK ARTS is a five-day conference of book and paper arts workshops held biennially on the verdant campus of Pacific University in charming Forest Grove, Oregon, just west of Portland. Every odd-numbered year, we present workshops taught by renowned, professional instructors in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorative papers, paper making, book art and more. The conference attracts over 200 book and paper artists from around the world. We offer five days of workshops, along with a Trade Show, Artists’ Fair, Faculty-Staff Exhibition, and several evening receptions. With the option of on-campus housing, FOBA is an excellent opportunity for community, networking, and learning new skills.



Black Sheep Gathering

Friday, July 5 - Saturday, July 7, 2019
Linn County Expo Center, Albany, OR

The Black Sheep Gathering, Inc. (BSG) organizers welcome fiber enthusiasts, breeders, volunteers and newcomers, once again to our annual “coming together.” We meet to discuss breeding and raising colored sheep and goats, share our knowledge of fibers and spend time with like-minded folks in the natural colored sheep and wool community.


Gresham Arts Festival

Friday, July 19 - Saturday, July 20, 2019
Historic Downtown Gresham, OR

The 18th annual Gresham Arts Festival turns the city's historic downtown in a giant art gallery featuring "Look at that!" art, music, food and fun. Join us the third weekend in July.


70th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
Bush’s Pasture Park, 600 Mission St. SE, Salem, OR

Not only does this event support hundreds of artists, vendors, and community organizations, it’s also a vital fundraiser for the Salem Art Association (SAA), a non-profit established in 1919. Admission prices and memorabilia purchases help fund SAA’s core programs: the Bush Barn Art Center, and Community Arts Education. SAA also operates the Bush House Museum on behalf of the City of Salem. Each year, SAA brings arts education to thousands of students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties; supports artists of all ages and experience levels through opportunities to create and showcase their work; connects the community to the arts through free-of-charge exhibitions and events; and provides and ever-expanding view into Salem’s heritage.


Renegade Craft Faire

Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28 2019
Pure Space, 1315 NW Overton St., Portland, OR

Home to one of the most vibrant and diverse handmade communities, Renegade unites Portland’s local creatives with the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Held in Northwest Portland’s Pearl District, Pure Space offers a bright two-day home for emerging and established artists to present their work to bustling crowds and inspired guests.


2019 Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference

Thursday, July 25 - Sunday, July 28, 2019
Hotel RL, Olympia, WA


The 2019 Conference features plenty of learning opportunities with three days of classes, tutorial and mentoring sessions, a large spinning area in the same location as vendors, a raffle of Area baskets to raise funds for use in local activities, door prizes galore, a Gallery competition of members’ handspinning and some new and fun surprises. Deadline to register is July 5th.



OCAC Community Reunion BBQ

Sunday, August 4th, 2019, Time TBA
Zornado Studio, St. Johns, OR

Join us on International Friendship Day for food, fun, and excellent friends. Catch up with the community while enjoying a cool drink under a shady tree at the lovely new Zornado studio in St. John’s. No one can say artists don’t throw good parties! Further details TBA - stay tuned!

Women's Wood Fire Exhibit at ASP

Friday, August 9th, 2019
Ash Street Project, 524 SE Ash St, Portland, OR

Please mark your calendars for the evening of August 9th to join us at ASP for a selection of work and images from this special, inaugural event involving thirty northwest artists at the East Creek Anagama in Willamina, Oregon. Exhibit juried by Sarah Chenoweth Davis. Details to follow.





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