Archive for August, 2015

Discount on all SUMMER & FALL Classes

Hello NEWSPACE Faithful. We would like to thank you and the Portland community by offering discounts on all of our remaining Summer classes.

Enjoy 10% off all of our remaining Summer classes with PROMO CODE: FALL15. September classes include:

FALL15 is also good for 10% off our Fall classes!

Also, if you sign up for two or more classes you can enjoy an additional 10% off! Combined with our promo code FALL15, that’s 20% off!

2015 Fall Catalog is Here!

2015_Fall_Newspace CoverWe are pleased to announce the release of the NEWSPACE FALL 2015 Class Catalog!

FALL 2015 classes are now online! To learn more, follow the links to our website where you can review the new classes, download a PDF of the catalog, and register for one of our many exciting photography classes and workshops!

Register now through September 30th and receive a 10% early-registration discount on all FALL classes.

At checkout, enter coupon code: FALL15

Printed copies of the catalog will be mailed to current members and made available throughout Portland very soon. Join or renew your membership today to have a printed copy of the SUMMER 2015 catalog delivered directly to your door!

Newspace is Hiring a Development Director

Newspace Center for Photography seeks a full-time Development Director to lead in planning and executing all fundraising activities related to increasing individual donor, foundation grant, and corporate sponsorship revenue.

The Development Director will collaborate with Executive leadership to increase community awareness, build engagement and attract diverse sources of contributed revenue. The ideal candidate is inspired by raising awareness, community engagement and financial support for photography as a form of creative expression.

For more information and the full job posting, please visit our website.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before August 10, 2015.

Free Public Programs

In conjunction with the exhibitions Women in the Landscape and UNEARTHED: Hand Colored Slides of Early Twentieth-Century Portland Gardens from the Oregon Historical Society Newspace is pleased to present a selection of free public programs.

All events are free, open to the public, and take place at Newspace unless otherwise noted.

  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6 – 9pm
  • Lantern slide show and presentation: Thursday, August 14, 6:30-7:30pm. Projected by Matthew Cowan, Archivist, Moving Image and Photography Collection, Oregon Historical Society, and narrated by Suzanne Bishop, Chair, Garden History committee, Portland Garden Club.
  • UNEARTHED panel discussion: Thursday, September 10, 6:30-7:30pm. Panelists: Yaelle Amir, Newspace Curator; Suzanne Bishop, Chair, Garden History committee, Portland Garden Club; Matthew Cowan, Archivist, Moving Image and Photography Collection, Oregon Historical Society.
  • Lecture: Women, Gardens, and Modern Landscape Architecture by Thaisa Way, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington: Thursday, September 17, 7 – 8pm
  • Women in the Landscape artist panel discussion: Saturday, September 26, 4-5:30pm. Panelists: Jessica Auer, Jennifer Colten, Lauren Henkin, and Dawn Roe.
  • Lantern slide show and presentation at the Portland Garden Club (1132 SW Vista Ave, Portland): Thursday, October 15, 10-11am.

In the Gallery: Women in the Landscape and UNEARTHED


Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce two new exhibitions and a full events schedule on the subject of landscape and garden photography as it relates to gender and community, from an historical and a contemporary perspective.

On view: August 7 – September 26, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, August 7, 6-9pm


Participating artists:
Jessica Auer | Jennifer Colten | Lauren Henkin | Dawn Roe
Organized by Lauren Henkin

The group exhibition Women in the Landscape was born out of a series of conversations between contemporary women landscape photographers on the online arts journal Tilted Arc. The purpose of the conversations – and this exhibition – is to bring attention to women photographers working in a genre of the medium populated primarily by men.

Having started as a genre predominantly practiced by men, contemporary women photographers are offering an increasingly important perspective on our engagement with nature. Women in the Landscape presents the work of four such artists. Their work spans a range of ideas from an index of humankind’s discarded fragments (Jennifer Colten) to inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time (Dawn Roe) to the study of cultural sites and how they connect place, journey and cultural experience (Jessica Auer) to the tension between preservation and extinction (Lauren Henkin).

Image: Jennifer Colten, Encounter # 9: 63102.20131012.0717, 2013

UNEARTHED: Hand Colored Slides of Early Twentieth-Century Portland Gardens from the Oregon Historical Society


The Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and Newspace Center for Photography are proud to present an exhibit of hand colored photographs of Portland gardens from ca. 1920 – 1935. These images, all drawn from the OHS permanent collection, were created by George C. Stephenson (1866-1940) on behalf of the Portland Garden Club (PGC). Following the First World War an effort was made to record the beautiful yet quickly disappearing estate gardens in and around Portland. Stephenson, identified in his 1940 obituary as the official photographer of the PGC, created hundreds of slides locally – many of which document the famed Portland gardens of the time, including the Kerr brothers’ gardens and the Frank Estate (now Lewis and Clark College). The images document important gardens, their features, and plants and were part of a joint project spearheaded by the Garden Club of America. All the slides were then colored by hand, taking great pains to accurately record the color palette of each garden or plant subject. The presentation of these slides embodies the ways in which archival image collections of this kind function over time—acting as a focal point out of which we learn about what has been, and from which we can reflect on our present times.

Image: Wisteria, Dr. and Mrs. Otis B. Wright City Garden. Produced by Geo. C. Stephenson. Oregon Historical Society – Portland Garden Club Collection, #3459