Rainbow Adult Living Picnic:
September 16th, 2017!!!
Resident Appreciation Day 2016
Selected Artist Ricky B. Rainbow Adult Living
Internationally renowned artist-curator Michelle Grabner selected thirty-four artists and artist-teams who were on exhibit at wide-ranging venues from Ashland and Clatskanie to Madras and La Grande between July 9 and September 18. Portland2016, The Studio Visits, an expansive exhibition of 106 artists that were selected out of over 400 applicants for a studio visit from Grabner (including the 34 artists featured in Portland2016).
Curator Michelle Grabner’s 1800-mile, 107-studio-visit trip across Oregon was an exhaustive, invigorating and memorable experience. While 34 artists were selected for the Portland2016 Biennial, Grabner sought to recognize the contribution each of the artist she visited makes to the regional landscape. The result is a 105-work encapsulation of her research—Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits, which serves as a curatorial index that celebrates the broad spectrum of art-making in Oregon and illuminates the research and selection process of the curator.