Archive for March, 2015

Celebrating Portland Photo Month


NEWSPACE Celebrates Portland Photo Month with the Portrait

April is Portland Photo Month and NEWSPACE is celebrating with a focus on the Portrait!

The rich history – and present state – of portraiture aligns seamlessly with that of photography, making it a timely and intriguing subject to examine during Portland Photo Month. Newspace will kick off the month with an exhibition by local artist Jake Shivery, whose series of black-and-white portraits at once communicate personal relationships and the character of an extensive community. Related events will provide insight into Jake’s particular process and thoughts on portraiture (see below for complete details). In April, three classes with portrait-making at their core begin, and several more will follow in May and June. Our programmatic focus will close with the popular Tintype Portrait Session, where we return to one of the original methods used to normalize the practice of portraiture.

From daguerreotypes to selfies and beyond—we hope you join us in exploring this theme!

Don’t forget…March Madness discount continues through
Midnight March 31 –
Buy One Spring Class, Get a Second Half Off

Discount applied automatically | May be used with member discount | Cannot be retroactively applied.

In the Gallery: Contact by Jake Shivery, April 3 – 26

Within the context of Newspace’s focus on portraiture this month, we will present an exhibition of local photographer Jake Shivery’s series Contact. The series of portraits will be exhibited as 8×10 contact prints that were captured on Shivery’s large format Deardorff camera. These photographs communicate not only the photographer’s personal relationship with his subjects, but also the character of his broad local community. The exhibition will coincide with the release of Shivery’s first monograph, Contact (One Twelve Publishing), featuring approximately a hundred images and an essay by the artist. This limited-edition publication will be available for sale at Newspace throughout the month.

April Special Events & Promotions

Opening Reception & Book Release:
Friday, April 3, 6 – 9pm
(Please note the correct date above)
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey will be on site pouring free tastings throughout the evening!

Q&A with Jake Shivery(moderated by Yaelle Amir, Curator, Newspace Center for Photography):
Sunday, April 12, 12 – 1pm (For Spring Portraiture Class Students ONLY)

Drinking with Jake:
Saturday, April 18, 6 – 7:30pm (Ticketed)

Artist Book Reading:
Saturday, April 18, 8 – 9pm

Tintype Portrait Session:
Sunday, April 26, 11 – 5pm (Ticketed)


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Spring Classes Begin – Last Chance for Half Off Discount!

NEWSPACE Spring Quarter beings on April 1st just in time to make the most of our special Buy One Get One 50% Off discount on All Spring Classes(Discount ends on March 31st.)

In addition, with a nod to the gorgeous portraits that will grace the Newspace walls throughout April, we have created several portraiture classes in which to immerse yourself in this spring. Anyone who signs up for a portraiture class this spring is invited to a special Q&A with Jake Shivery, moderated by Yaelle S. Amir, our Newspace Curator!

Spring Portraiture Classes at Newspace:

Upcoming Newspace Events


Mark Your Calendars!

In addition to all of the great educational opportunities NEWSPACE has scheduled for March and the coming months, we have a full roster of events and activities programmed just for you!

Be sure to mark your calendars to:

Meet the Curator – March 7

Join us this Saturday, March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm at a Fundraiser Cocktail Party to welcome Newspace Curator, Yaelle Amir.

Enjoy a Lucy Brennan custom cocktail created just for NEWSPACE and delectable treats from Provvistafor only $25 – get your tickets now!

Come celebrate this addition to the Portland art and photography community!

Swap Meet – March 15

Do you have a stash of photography gear and equipment you would like to sell? There are just a few vendor tables left at our March 15th Swap MeetRegister online or call today to reserve yours!

If you’re on the market for some sweet photography gear, examples of available items include:

  • Hasselblad camera
  • Speedotron lighting gear
  • Canon cameras & gear
  • Hot lights
  • Pro flash gear
  • Collectable and antique cameras
  • Darkroom equipment
  • Photographs and photographica

Opening Reception for Contact – April 4

Throughout April NEWSPACE will exhibit Jake Shivery‘s series, Contact.

Plan to attend the Opening Reception April 3rd from 6-9pm where you can check out the photographs and meet artist behind this fantastic body of work!

Impossible Project 8×10 Workshop – April 12

NEWSPACE is pleased to welcome Vancouver-based Fotofilmic for a three-hour workshop using The Impossible Project 8×10 instant film.

Fotofilmic has partnered with instant film manufacturer & analogue photography champion, The Impossible Project, to offer a series of traveling workshops and portrait sessions using Impossible’s highly aesthetic 8×10 Black-and-White integral instant film. In addition to the hands-on experience, students will walk away with one unique portrait.

FotoFilmic has generously extended a registration discount to all current NEWSPACE Members: $75 (regularly $95).

To take advantage, select “NEWSPACE Member” from the drop-down menu when registering. Don’t delay: space is limited!

Drinking with Jake and Book Reading – April 18

Mark your calendar for a Fundraising Cocktail Party and book reading with April gallery artist, Jake Shivery.

We’ll kick off the evening with a ticketed fundraising event with food and drink, followed be a free public reading from Jake’s forthcoming book, Contact.

Stay tuned for more details!

Tintype Portrait Session – April 26

Have you missed out on our past Tintype Portrait Sessions? Well, you’re in luck! We have one more session scheduled for Sunday, April 26th.

Don’t wait to register; these events have sold out every time!