2 garages adjacent the mall…
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery has been active since November 2010, a partnership between freelance curator Chris Haberman (formerly Milepost 5, Olympic Mills Commerce Center) and Jason Brown (PoBoy, Goodfoot Gallery). It is a project of gallery spaces gifted to the selected curators from GGP, the management company for Pioneer Place Mall. Since its inception, the galleries have been well traveled; showing 1000’s of Portland artists in a very unique and professional setting, hosting events from local organizations and institutions such as PNCA to the Oregon Art Education Association, to recently a permanent gallery space with long time Portland icon, Mark Woolley.
Annual shows at Peoples’ Gallery include “The Love of Portland”, the celebrated “Big 400/500” , art from TV show Portlandia, (Peoples Art has coordinated background art from Portland artists for Seasons 3, 4 and 5 for the Emmy winning show, filmed exclusively in Portland), and resident international poster artist, EMEK. Peoples’ and neighboring gallery, Mark Woolley at Pioneer, also hosted OPB’s Oregon Art Beat 15th Anniversary show of over 300 artists during April/May of 2014.
Recently, Peoples’ has been joined by a 3rd Gallery, AIR GALLERY (Artist In Residence), an art space that rotates a resident artist every months. Acclaimed illustrator/printer GUY BURWELL was resident during Summer 2014. Fall resident is New Zealand born abstract painter, Suzanne Vaughn (Sept-Nov, 2014). Peoples’ manages and curates the residence of AIR Gallery.
We love the mall and its accessibility to anyone the open market place allows. Art doesn’t have to be hard to see, or backed by white walls, it can be simple in its beauty and cultural appeal – it’s as easy as walking into a mall.