I worked at the Portland Art Museum for fourteen years, and exhibited at the museum's Rental Sales Gallery for nearly twenty five years. The museum is now one of the largest in the country, and gives the region an opportunity to see some of the greatest art in the world.
I've been teaching at the Multnomah Arts Center off and on for the last eighteen years,and have been teaching drawing and painting on a regular weekly basis for the last twelve. MAC has something for everyone and caters to all age groups. They have a print making studio, dance classes, children's theater, yoga for seniors, and a Loaves and Fishes program. MAC is a program of Portland Parks and Recreation.
Miro Lovric is a colleague of mine at the Portland Art Museum. Originally from Bosnia, Miro and his wife Jassena emigrated first to Germany, then to the United States, during the Balkan Wars of the '90's. Miro's art is primarily abstract, sometimes evoking the early twentieth century masters of modernist painting but adding up to his own unique style.
The Sixth Floor Museum is dedicated to promoting the legacy of President John F. Kennedy, and includes a collection of art and artifacts related to his assassination. The museum is located in what was formerly the Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired from a sniper's nest. I recently donated my large triptych of Kennedy's assassination to the museum which will soon appear in the Collections category of their web site.
The Mission of the Oregon Society of Artists is to promote the visual arts in the diverse communities of Oregon and Southern Washington, with educational and exhibition opportunities for artists at all levels of accomplishment. OSA was founded in 1929 and continues to play a vital role in our regional arts scene. I recently began teaching there and hope to continue as an instructor into the future.