Tidelines 2017: Signal to Noise, Island Institute, Sitka, Alaska

This April, the Island Institute will bring together a community of artists including Nina Elder, Billy Joe Miller, Jimmy Riordan, Wendy Given and Peter Bradley (the Executive Director of the Island Institute) on a ferry tour through Ketchikan, Juneau, Gustavus, Hoonah, Sitka, and points between.

Our second Tidelines Journey, the tour is designed to foster new ways of thinking about the ways that we understand place, nature, and community; this year's tour is based around the guiding theme Signal To Noise.

As our group presents work in the communities along the way, we in turn will learn from the people we meet.

Bellingham April 7th
Ketchikan April 9 – 11
Juneau April 13 – 17
Gustavus April 17 – 19
Hoonah April 19 – 23

About the theme: Signal-to-noise is a ratio that compares the level of a desired signal to the level of background noise interfering with it. As the noise caused by human environmental impact rises alongside the internal noise of modern life, who and what is being heard? Who and what is being overpowered? How do we remain receptive to important signals in the face of so much noise?

From John Luther Adams' essay Resonance of Place: Listening carefully we realize that silence doesn't literally exist. Still, silence is a powerful and mysterious sound image. And in a world going deaf amid a technological din, silence is a profound metaphor of the spirit. Much of Alaska is still filled with silence and one of the most persuasive arguments for the preservation of the original landscape here may be its spiritual value as a great reservoir of silence.

To be immersed in this silence is to be near the heart of this place. As each sound passes, the silence returns - a vast and ancient silence that envelops the landscape like a frozen ocean of Time. Straining, you can almost hear the reverberations of the earth stirring in sleep, the movements of mountains, the passing of a cosmic storm - sounds so profound that you hear them not with your ears but in the oldest, darkest core of your being. And other sounds, faint and distant, suspended in air like the remembered sunlight of a summer afternoon ten thousand years past.




August 5 – September 3, 2016

The Garden of Unearthly Delights: Hieronymus Bosch in the 21st Century

Curated by Jerry Cullum

August 5 – September 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5th 2016 | 7 - 10 pm


814 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel: 404.688.1892
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 11 – 5 pm or by appointment


Each of us has a different Hieronymus Bosch. I am not sure that the scholars have Bosch entirely right, no matter how much they study the details of his paintings as keys to his ideas.
There’s something irreducibly weird about Bosch, and that weirdness, for me, defines him as an artist responding creatively to an era in the early stages of enormous change. When he paints the Garden of Eden, he puts African animals in it, because they have been well documented via the trade with coastal African kingdoms that was then enriching the Habsburg-family monarchs and Europe’s emerging merchant class.
There is a great deal of strangeness in Bosch apart from the amusing little devils having their way with sinners, the happy women splashing about in the fountain and the couple encased in an oversized embryonic sac. All of it is unstable in a way that seems to be driving at some great idea. But what was that idea? Or was Bosch really just making it up as he went along?
The so-called “Bosch Enigma” is part of what made me become interested in the the Bosch Quincentenary, which we commemorate on August 9. But as I thought about Bosch and his legacy, I began wondering what his legacy was, or should be, in the year 2016.
The fruits of the digital revolution have given us a potential Garden of Unearthly Delights at the same time that we have artists quite able to produce a bumper crop via traditional media. At the same time, we are in the midst of a cultural ferment as immense as the one in which Bosch practiced his art—the nature of reality itself and of personal identify have been rendered deeply uncertain.

So I have asked over twenty artists to create work responding to the Bosch Quincentenary in whatever way they choose. I expect the results to be as varied as the paintings of Bosch himself, and possibly every bit as enigmatic.

-Jerry Cullum

Participating artists: Lisa Alembik, James David Barsness, John Beadles, Elyse Defoor, Sarah Emerson, Wendy Given, Ben Goldman, E. K. Huckaby, Ena Kadric, Meredith Kooi, Carole Lawrence, Mark Leibert, Patty Nelson Merrifield, Stephanie Pharr, Paige Prier, Julie Sims, Kevin Sipp, Joe Elias Tsambiras, Julianne Trew, Lisa Tuttle, Charlie Watts.



April 1 – May 7, 2016



Opening Reception, Friday, April 1, 7 – 10 p.m.
Conversation with the Artists Saturday, April 2nd, 2PM


814 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel: 404.688.1892
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 11 – 5 pm or by appointment

Wendy Given and Ryan Pierce present Nocturne, at Whitespace Gallery from April 1st through May 7th, 2016.

In Nocturne, the second exhibition in a series of collaborative two-person shows, the Portland, Oregon based artists present new sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs drawn from the intersection of their creative visions: the nocturnal, the nonhuman, and the wildness that resides in each of us.

For this exhibition, Given presents vivid, uncanny photographs, drawings and sculptures that resonate in the dark, unstable ground between consciousness and collective memory. Her practice stems from a profound interest guided by the natural world, folklore, myth and magic—magic as a term meant to conjure the notion of the interconnectedness of all life forces. Nature is prescribed as a foundation of verity, power, and mystery in the work—both intelligible and arcane. While Given’s subject matter dwells on primeval belief systems, the resulting work is distinctively contemporary—reflective of modern culture’s mode of assimilating and processing myth.

Pierce exhibits mixed-media sculpture and paintings inspired by his visit to a mask museum in Zacatecas, Mexico. As a continuation of his series Terra Incognita, Pierce looks to the historical parallels between the search for knowledge and the conquest of land and people. In the styles of botanical illustration, surrealism, and folk art, his objects and images evoke the confluence of the Age of Discovery with present and near-future uncertainty about climate change, speaking to a simmering dread that we are desecrating the natural world just as we come to know it.

Nocturne was devised while Given and Pierce spent two weeks camping together as hosts of Signal Fire’s Outpost Residency this past Summer. Given and Pierce both convey an intense yearning to honor and utilize our inherent awareness through their respective visual crafts—to regain unspoken understanding and to be conscientious of the fact that we are all, and always will be (as humans), integral to and dependent on the natural world.


WENDY GIVEN studied fine art and was trained in painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture during her BFA undergraduate work at Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Given’s work is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Wendy is an Assistant Trip Leader with Signal Fire at signalfirearts.org . wendygiven.com

RYAN PIERCE makes paintings, texts, and journeys inspired by the resilience of the natural world. He has exhibited internationally and his work has been recognized by grants from the Joan Mitchell and San Francisco Foundations, and by reviews in Art in America, Art Papers, and The Oregonian. Pierce is currently a Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New Orleans, LA. He is co-founder of Signal Fire, an organization that provides wilderness residencies and retreats for artists of all disciplines. He is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon. ryanpierce.net, signalfirearts.org

The artists would like to thank Susan Bridges, Virginia Jackson and the Whitespace Gallery, Matt Blum, Amy Harwood and Mike Jensen for their guidance and generous support. Ryan Pierce’s participation is supported by a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation.



OCTOBER 28, 2015

Wendy Given: Artist Lecture

October 28, 7:00 PM

Willamette University

Art Building
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

As part of Willamette University's ART NOW: Autumn Visiting Artists we will welcome three artists, starting with Portland based Wendy Given. Given's production of vivid, uncanny contemporary photography, sculpture and drawing stems from a profound interest guided by nature, myth and magic. Four of Given's photographs are currently on view at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in the current exhibition Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life.




Stilleven: Contemporary Still Life

Opening Reception Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Willamette University
700 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

Stilleven (the Dutch word for still life) features work by contemporary artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia who focus on still life in their artwork. Organized by Director John Olbrantz and Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition features paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, glass, and mixed media by 27 artists, indlcuding Wendy Given, Katherine Ace, Holly Andres, David Giese, Norman Lundin, Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick, Henk Pander, and Sherrie Wolf (a complete artist list).

With origins in antiquity and the late Gothic period, still life painting emerged as an important theme in Western painting by the late 16th and early 17th centuries. While still life reached its zenith in the hands of the Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th century, it has continued to be an important if under-recognized genre for the past three centuries.

Begining in the 20th century still life has expanded beyond the simple observation of inanimate objects to embrace a variety of approaches and intents. Some of the artists in this exhibition, such as Norman Lundin, use still life themes to explore formalist issues of atmosphere and light, while others such as Amjad Faur use it to make social or political statements. David Giese has created wildly fanciful and improbable still life compositions, and Karen Hackenberg use still life themes to address environmental issues such as pollution, the importance of recycling, and waste. For many artists in the exhibition, art historical references abound.



JULY 25 – AUGUST 29, 2015

Otis Pop-Up Exhibition

Opening Reception Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 – 5 PM

Fifth Floor Gallery

502 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

You are invited to a pre-launch party preview and reception for the Otis Pop-Up exhibition and store. Join us for a first look at the work, and meet the alumni artists, designers, and curator. Curated by alumnus Robert Apodaca, owner of Fifth Floor Gallery. Part of the proceeds support the Otis Alumni Scholarship Fund.




July 22, 2015

PNCA Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Wednesday, July 22, 6:30 – 8 PM

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer
Center for Art and Design

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR, 97209

The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies welcomes Wendy Given for a discussion of her work as part of the 2015 Summer Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.





January 8 – February 28, 2015


Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8th, 6 – 8 PM


515 West 26th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
(917) 265-8060


Kasher|Potamkin launches into a new year with Everything Is All White, an exhibition of over thirty multigenerational artists tied together by the crisp and pure color of fresh snow. The show opens on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 with a reception from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Kasher|Potamkin, located at 515 West 26th Street.

The anthropologist Franz Boas in the late 1800’s first brought attention to the fact that Eskimos have over 50 words for “snow”. They differentiate between wet snow and powdery snow, “softly falling snow” and “snow that is good for driving a sled”. Should the color itself not be afforded the same reverence?

Everything Is All White invites visitors into a room filled with cleansing white light. The photographs and paintings, the furniture, ceramics, sculptures, and objects for the home, have an air of honest innocence and offer a fresh bright start to the New Year.

Adrienne Landau’s plush fur blankets, draped over the smooth surface of Stefan Rurak’s white oak-beam bench create a rich, tactile juxtaposition. From Costanza Theodoli-Braschi’s delicate micro-poems to Wendy Given’s monochrome To A Mouse, the artists in this show have embraced a minimal palette in dynamic ways proving that even the most basic of colors need not be simple. Without the distraction of bright neons and pastels, the viewer is invited to get lost in the fundamentals of the work and the endless possibilities lying in the void.

Participating artists include: Dana Bechert, Ghyslain Bertholon, Anthony Bianco, John Breed, Shae DeTar, Liat Elbling, Mister Finch, Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, Wendy Given, John Gordon Gauld, Marie Hochhaus, Ashkan Honarvar, Mayumi Hosokura, Sergei Isupov, Nancy Josephson, Paris Kain, Adrienne Landau, Beatrix Ost, Lex Pott, Amy Ross, Clifford Ross, Marianna Rothen, Biata Roytburd, Stefan Rurak, Vee Speers, Isabella Stahl, Costanza Theodoli-Braschi, Christopher Thomas, Jennifer Trask, Michaël Verheyden, Joshua Vogel, The Woods Fine Jewelry.



October 2 – November 1, 2014


Opening Reception, Thursday, October 2, 6 – 9 p.m.

Hap Gallery

916 NW Flanders Street Portland, OR 97209
Tel: 503.444.7101


Hap Gallery presents Creatio, a solo exhibition and installation designed and produced specifically for the gallery by visual artist Wendy Given.

With a production of vivid, uncanny contemporary photography, sculpture, drawing and installation, Given’s transmutable practice stems from a profound interest guided by natural philosophy, history, folklore, myth and magic—magic as a term meant to conjure the notion of the interconnectedness of all life forces. Nature is prescribed as a foundation of power, verity and mystery in her work—both intelligible and arcane.

Given’s Creatio investigates multicultural creation mythology with interpretations and current representations of archetypal symbolism and imagery. Given skillfully and humorously depicts the macro and micro of our universe, from constellations in the night sky to the division of night and day, to renditions of forbidden fruits based on varying cultures to a skull made of ice—she reflects on modern culture’s mode of assimilating and processing myth.

Creatio provides an intimate and lively host for engaging lush, multifaceted narratives. Ultimately, Given’s visual craft conveys an intense yearning to honor and utilize our inherent awareness—to be conscientious of the fact that we are all, and always will be (as humans), integral to and dependent on the natural world.






AUGUST 26, 2014

group show 41: New Cats in Art Photography




Pinky (Love) Alice Hargrave, Pinky (Love), 1998

Why do we love cats? Why are they one of the most viral entities known to post Generation X’ers and Millennials? Why are feline musings simultaneously click-bait dreams and equally one of the largest causes of social media animosity and “de-friending?” This exhibition doesn't answer any of those questions. Nor does it project any theories on the impact of cats in our rapidly shifting contemporary photographic landscape, but it does give you a glimpse into how cats make their way into the work of some of today's most challenging (and globally diverse) photographers.

We are pleased to present group show 41: New Cats in Art Photography, a collection of 100 cat images from some of our favorite photographers around the world, curated by Jon Feinstein.

Participating artists include: Jamie Campbell, David Brandon Geeting, Sandra Stark, Rachelle Mozman, Isabella Stahl, Ileana Hernandez, Jennifer Greenburg, Amy Lombard, Marina Caneve, Gregory Halpern, Amy Stein, Christina Kerns, David Williams, Alexandra Crockett, Orrie King, Blake Andrews, Audrey Bardou, Jill Greenberg, Scott Klinger, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Aneta Bartos, Elad Lassry, Jessica Labatte, Dag Nordbrenden, James Johnson, Ryan Oskin, Lex Thompson, Adelaide Ivánova, Dustin Fenstermacher, Timothy Archibald, Torsten Schumann, Ben Alper, Rebecca Smeyne, Devin Yalkin, Maria Chirco, Robin Schwartz, Owen Mundy, Geralyn Shukwit, Millee Tibbs, Bjarne Bare, Arne Svenson, YoVo Gorchey, Wendy Given, Jason Houge, Madoka Hasegawa, Anita Peltonen, Michael Bach, Sheila Zhao, Sean Ellingson, Sarah Wilmer, Talena Sanders, Dimitri Valentijn, Pawel Alicki, Tamara Kamentani, Jamil Hellu, Elisabeth Smolarz, Colleen Cunningham, Sinaida Michalskaja, Melissa Eder, Asger Carlsen, C. Mackenzi, Alice Hargrave, Varvara Mikushkina, Yogamaya von Hippel, Lolly Koon, Todd Fisher, Rachel Rampleman, Jeanette May, Isolde Woudstra, Robert Shaw, Michael Clinard, Pamela Pecchio, Rich Rollins, Geoffrey Ellis, Sandy Carson, Natalia Wiernik, Barney Kulok and F64 (Feline 64)


Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein
Humble Arts Foundation



April 28 – May 23, 2014

In Truth

The Portland Building

1120 SW 5th Ave | Portland, OR 97204

In Truth





September 12 – October 12, 2013

Claw, Shine, Gloam and Vesper

Opening Reception, Thursday, September 12, 7 – 10 p.m.


814 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tel: 404.688.1892

Claw, Shine, Gloam and Vesper





May 23 – Jul 13, 2013


Opening Reception, Friday, May 31, 7 p.m.


Ave. Las Américas 16-76, Zona 13,
interior FOX International Channels Guatemala

What, who and where are we? It is something that photography is constantly answering and at the same time always questioning.. The need to interpret our environment through a graphic language it gives it form and meaning; it becomes a new visual language, common, global. This collective explores image beyond the photographic impulse, beyond the precision with which a surface is engraved in an effort to gain control and leaves a trace of a glance, which manifests our existence.





February 9 – April 26, 2013

Spirituality in
Contemporary Art

Guest Curator: Mary Anna Pomonis
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 9, 5 to 7 p.m.


East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art draws from the transcendence of exploration in the shamanistic, transcendent and divine nature of ancient relationships between anima and art. Challenging the space of the art gallery or white cube, the objects and artists create a context for spiritual passage and sanctification. Using the space as a healing ground, this group show proposes two different approaches to creating secular images of the sacred: The first group is composed of artists who make work that is derived from ritualistic action in the studio; the second is a depictive account of aura both serious and cynical.

Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art




January 12 – March 10, 2013

Doing pennants

OPENING / JANUARY 12, 2013, 6 TO 9 PM


502 Chung King Court 
Los Angeles, CA 90012

A group show of artist-made flags organized by Paul W. Evans

January 12 - March 10, 2013
Reception: Saturday, January 12th, 6-9pm

Fifth Floor Gallery is pleased to present Doing Pennants. This group show of artist-made flags brings together over 100 contributors from Los Angeles and beyond to celebrate the pennant. Each artist was assigned to create one triangular flag using any material and subject matter of their choice. These flags will be collectively strung in banner style throughout Fifth Floor Gallery to honor the carnivalesque heraldry of this ubiquitous free-flying form.

Pennants are made with various media and are approximately 12" h. x 9" w.

Each pennant is for sale for $150.
Shipping & handling is $20 or you may pick up in-store for free.

Doing Pennants




December 29, 2012 – March 8, 2013


juried by MK Guth


CoCA Georgetown Gallery

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S, Suite 258
Seattle, WA 98108





Today we're excited to offer a print edition by Wendy Given, from her series In the Land of Pioneer. Wendy is pledging 100% of her proceeds to the Wildlife Conservation Network and joins 68 fellow artists who've sold over 750 prints in support of causes they care about.

Title: Orb of Gold, 2012, from the series In the Land of Pioneer
Edition Size: 13
Price: $100

To Benefit: The Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats by supporting entrepreneurial conservationists who pursue innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. They partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN works in a culturally respectful manner engaging local stewards, ensuring that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.









July 26 – August 17, 2012

31 Women in Art Photography 2012

Presented by Humble Arts Foundation and Hasted Kraeutler

Curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 6PM – 8PM

537 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10AM – 5PM

NEW YORK CITY, NY - Humble Arts Foundation, in association with Hasted Kraeutler, is pleased to announce its third, biennial edition of 31 Women in Art Photography opening at Hasted Kraeutler, located at 537 West 24th Street, on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 6PM – 8PM. 31, curated by Natalia Sacasa and Jon Feinstein, celebrates thirty-one of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition continues through August 17, 2012.

The exhibition presents an eclectic mix of new talent culled from open submissions, and similar to Humble Art Foundation’s past projects, the work included defies fixed genres in contemporary art photography and features an international pool of images that range from documentary to still life, and in some cases incorporates multiple approaches.

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Blue sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

PORTLAND, Oregon - Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 68 artists selected for inclusion in its 2012 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers").

Debuting on April 5, 2012 and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2013.

Jurors Laura Moya and Clint Willour

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gæst book



February 3 – February 26, 2012

Luminosis mori



811 E Burnside Ave
Portland, OR
503 477 9786

radiant flux



JANUARY 21 - May 20, 2012


The 10th Northwest biennial
at the tacoma art museum


Tacoma Art Museum

1701 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
253 272 4258

gaest No. 5


Tacoma Art Museum Install




Get your limited edition peanut elves at eyebuyart.com for the holidays!


Every once in a while someone really special comes along, like American artist Wendy Given. Wendy is one of those people who puts the “art” in artist. I feel at peace knowing that someone is out there, spending their time coaxing little elf heads out of peanuts by very carefully carving their faces out of the seedpod. With focused lighting, careful placement of shadows, and the use of a macro lens, each peanut assumes a distinctive identity which become readily available for us to see.

Another thing I really admire in an artist is their unwavering commitment – someone who is truly dedicated to their craft. Wendy is one of those people, and has dedicated much of her artistic career observing and documenting the otherworldly and the supernatural – exploring an ongoing fascination with myth and magic. With exhibitions and titles like “How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit”, “Of Augur and Auspice: No 5 (from under the pillow)” and “Turn Your Back to the Forest, Your Front to Me” one feels drawn into the narrative without even having seen the picture.

I think these would make the perfect gift for the kid who has everything, writ large on a dining room wall, or next to the kitchen cupboard! Whatever the reason, if this doesn’t whet your Christmas-Elf whistle, I’ll be making you fruitcake in August.

Wendy is planning a solo exhibition at Nationale in Portland, OR this year, and her work is going to be included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA.

— Emily McInnes

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Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2011

JTHAR Art exhibit


Joshua Tree Art Gallery

61607 29 Palms Hwy, Suite B
Joshua Tree, CA 92252





June 1 - July 16, 2011




714 NW Davis Street
Portland, OR 97209
503 222 1142




The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography




JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 26, 2011


OPENING / JANUARY 14TH, 2011, 7 TO 10 PM



814 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404 688 1892

How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit




June 3 - 25, 2010


OPENING / JUNE 3RD, 2010, 5 TO 8 PM


224 NW 13TH Ave
Portland, OR 97209
503 937 7000

Portland, Ore., May 28, 2010 – Wieden+Kennedy is pleased to announce a new gallery exhibition of photography, sculpture and drawing by Wendy Given. How to Explain Magic to a Dead Rabbit, opens at WKG (Wieden+Kennedy Gallery) in Portland, Oregon Thursday, June 3, 2010, with a reception from 5-8pm.





February 2010

Caldera residency


Each winter at Blue Lake in Sisters, Oregon, visual artists, dancers, musicians, theatre artists, writers, scientists, designers, architects and engineers apply to come to caldera for month-long residencies. Each accepted resident is given the time, space and solitude to devote themselves to their work in a private creek-side cottage with additional rehearsal and studio space nearby.

Humble Arts Foundation Caldera Artists' Open Studios





Photo center NW

900 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

PCNW Members' Exhibition
December 4, 2009 - January 15, 2010
Juror: Eric Fredericksen, Director, Western Bridge, Seattle
Artists' Reception & Awards: Friday, December 11, 6-9 PM

Featuring: Aaron Pultz, Andrea Bakacs, Desiree Edkins, Gary Grenell, Jarvi Kononen, Jeff Leisawitz, Kristin Imig, Larry Larsen, Laura Newlon, Margot Quan Knight, Minh Carrico, Scott Kuehner, Teri Fullerton, Todd Jannausch, Wendy Given, William Rugen

Of Augur and Auspice No. 1
Of Augur and Auspice No. 6




SEPTEMBER 17, 2009


Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 pm
111 Front Street, Gallery 214
Brooklyn, NY 11201
347 731 6559


My self published open edition book "No Man's Land" will be exhibited and for sale in a new gallery space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC, focusing on artist's books and prints and their integration into the larger art world. OPENING SEPT. 17!

Gallery 1 The space for artist’s books, prints, and related ephemera

Devoted to all aspects of the medium of artist’s books, where all the work is on view, accessible and for sale. You will find a combination of the informality of a store with the selectivity and installation of a gallery. We have racks of zines and open edition work; shelves with limited edition books; cases and pedestals of sculptural books that push the form, as well as books from the floor up and those hanging from the ceiling. Hand pulled prints hang on the walls, but not always in traditional forms. As many artists discovered books through printmaking, the two complement each other naturally. For those of you unable to visit us in person, we provide information on the website about our artists, the work of theirs on exhibition and an easy mechanism for purchasing their work.

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August 2009

2009 London International Competition


London International Creative Competition

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June 2 - july 11, 2009


OPENING / JUNE 4TH, 2009, 5 TO 8PM

A Juried Group Landscape Exhibit


714 NW Davis, Portland, Oregon 97209
503 222 1142

Of Augur and Auspice No. 3  The Wilds: Study No. 4




March 21 - April 18, 2009

Short Stories


Fifth Floor is pleased to present the work of two artists based in the Pacific Northwest, Diem Chau and Wendy Given. The show entitled, Short Stories, will feature the photographic series, A. hypogaea albus (peanut elves) by Wendy Given and tiny human caricatures carved from crayons and pencils as well as embroidered ceramics by Diem Chau. Both artists' work is inspired by myths and oral traditions passed on generationally.


502 Chung King Court / Los Angeles, CA 90012
213 687 8443





FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 25, 2009

Wolves and urchins


Featuring the work of Wendy Given, Anne Mathern, Hayley Barker. Three artists based in Oregon and Washington use painting, photography, sculpture and video to explore our real and imagined relationship with nature.

The Art Gym

Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy 43)
Marylhurst, OR 97036

503 699 6243


February 9 - November 10, 2009

Green Light

Exhibition loan from Joie Lassiter Gallery.

Bank of America Building

Main Atrium, Bank of America Plaza
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28255
tel 704 373 1464



OCTOBER 17 - JANUARY 31, 2009




Artist Talk Saturday, October 18th at 2 pm

Solomon Projects
1037 Monroe Street
Atlanta, GA 30306
tel 404 875 7100



Outside the Big-Box

Group Show


As a part of “Otis across LA,” Fifth Floor is pleased to present the work of a diverse group of Otis College of Art and Design alumni. These are the hand-made and limited edition works of furniture, art, and design that you won’t find at your neighborhood big box store.

Fifth Floor Gallery

502 Chung King Court / Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel 213 687 8443





Thursday, October 2, 2008, 7:30pm


The video Harnessing Nature will be included in this screening:

LAAA's Film & Video 825 and Otis present:

Multiple Feeds



Los Angeles Art Association is proud to partner with Otis College of Art and Design on an essential screening of Otis' time-based and new media artists. Part of Otis' 90th Anniversary celebration, this screening will acknowledge and commemorate the many important video artists fostered at Otis. Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm, Free admission.

Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy

111 N. Central Avenue / Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Plaza adjacent to The Geffen Contemporary @ MOCA and the Japanese American National Museum)

Preview Harnessing Nature