Portland2014 – Personal Libraries Library

by geoffdorn on February 11, 2014

The Best Art Gallery in Portland is proud to be serving as a venue for Portland2014, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s biennial exhibition celebrating artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.

On view will be Personal Libraries Library

Abra Ancliffe, founder and librarian of Personal Libraries Library, is currently assistant professor in Printmaking at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She founded Personal Libraries Library, a subscription, lending library located in Portland, OR in 2009. She received her MFA in 2005 from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, and holds a BFA in printmaking from PNCA and a BA in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College. Ancliffe’s practice engages printmaking and drawing to explore the fixity & frailty of language alongside how printed knowledge is created, stored & accessed. In 2009, she started the Personal Libraries Library, a subscription-lending library in Portland, Oregon that recreates & reconsiders the personal libraries of notable artists, scientists, writers and thinkers. Her print-works and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Website: www.personallibrarieslibrary.com



by geoffdorn on September 11, 2013

Evelyn Aguilar
Samir Bernárdez
Jorge Luis Bradshaw
Adrian Curbelo
Rolando González
Yeremy Guerra
Luis E. López-Chávez

FUGUE is a group exhibition organized by students at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, Cuba in collaboration with Lewis & Clark College.

“Unlike musical composition, in which the theme is presented in the first moment, in this project the theme is revealed only after traveling through the space and time that each work offers. In this manner, we arrive to a common place where the experience of being there, in a specified place and moment, becomes fundamental.”

Please join us for the opening: September 13th at 6:00 PM @
The Best Art Gallery in Portland
1468 NE Alberta ST
Portland, OR 97211


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June 19, 2013

Opening Thursday June 27, 5-8 PM Harrison Higgs: “Digital Pictures” My work is rooted in the world of objects, and the materials of which they are born. This makes many aspects of life of interest to me—industrial manufacturing, visual display, stage design, the projected image… Digital Pictures acknowledges the virtual nature of the photographic image [...]

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Walking Across the Pacific

May 16, 2013

  “Walking Across the Pacific” As part of Open Engagement 2013 please join us for the artists’ talk and reception Monday May 20th from 5:00 – 7:30 at The Best Art Gallery in Portland, 1468 NE Alberta St. On June 6, 2012 the Misawa pier arrived on the Oregon coast. Although this gigantic debris floated for over [...]

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Seed to Supper

April 1, 2013

Opening, Saturday April 6th at 5:00 pm For 5 months this summer I spent time with three local farmers that produce goods for local farmers’ markets, local restaurants and Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA’s). Carrie Sendak, Mama Tee’s Farm, worked backyards and smaller plots around NE Portland and SE Portland while Ted and Laura, Split River Growers, and Grey Horton from [...]

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Green & Gold: A Tribute to the Portland Timbers

February 27, 2013

The Portland Timbers, in conjunction with Alberta Main Street and Art on Alberta, will unveil their new 2013 primary and secondary jerseys on Last Thursday, February 28, 2013. The unveiling will feature an art exhibition, with Timbers inspired art at Alberta Street galleries. Nationally, 12 Major League Soccer teams are unveiling new jerseys in February [...]

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J.H.Prescott “Fur Art”

February 14, 2013

In the digital age we are bombarded with images and virtual representations so we crave the tactile and real.  My fur art is meant to be touched and interacted with by the viewer, recalling the fascination of youth, perhaps creating lanes for matchboxes on the carpet, or writing on fogged-over windows.  Bright colors excite and [...]

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December 7, 2012

“Childhood” is the theme of the coming issue of a nationally distributed magazine that is the creative brainchild of the Portland shoe company, Solestruck. re:active magazine is a nonprofit design program that makes communication and design education available to young people, through small after-school programs. re:active has engaged five students from Open Meadow H.S. to [...]

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Reynier Leyva Novo

September 11, 2012

  Reynier Leyva Novo Novo Anniversary Collection PORTLAND, Ore.– Monday, Sept 10, 2012 – The Best Art Gallery in Portland is pleased to present the work of one of Cuba’s most prominent rising artists, Reynier Leyva Novo. The Novo Anniversary Collection is a series of posters and t-shirts that reflects on political propaganda art in [...]

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Eduardo Fernandez

July 25, 2012

For two months this summer we will be showing new works by Eduardo Fernandez, an accomplished painter and teacher who has recently completed a commission by the Capitol Foundation to paint the official portrait of the Governor of  Oregon. If you want to see this portrait of the Governor you’ll have to visit Salem though. Other [...]

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