Project Description

Culinaria Dinner Series

Artist: Lisa Doshier, formerly of smallwares, clarklewis
December 9th, 2013

Culinaria EAT | ART @ DISJECTA is a new chef-driven dinner series, bringing food lovers and art lovers together around the table at Disjecta in support of the Curator-in-Residence program.  Reserve your tickets now! Click here.

Disjecta is known for its mission to support artists and engage communities by exhibiting the best contemporary art in Portland, in one of the city’s most stunning spaces. Portland is on the world’s food radar for having an abundance of talented chefs and incredible access to regionally sourced ingredients. The dinner series opens an intimate portal into the creativity of both the kitchen and the gallery, highlighting what aspiring chefs in Portland and art at Disjecta have in common – concept, vision and execution. EAT | ART @ DISJECTA brings these thriving creative enterprises together under one roof.

On December 9th, Lisa Doshier, formerly of smallwares and clarklewis will be at the helm.

January 20th we welcome John Gorham of Toro Bravo, Tasty and Sons, and Tasty & Alder. More details on that dinner soon.

Seating is limited to just 30 guests, so join us for one dinner or subscribe to the entire season and support Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence program.

The dinners are limited to 30 guests so participants will have the opportunity to meet with curator Summer Guthery, the Guest Chef, Disjecta Director Bryan Suereth and artists participating in the exhibitions when available.  Price includes exhibition tour, dinner, and beverages including wine and beer. 21+ only. The Chef Series dinners will be held on the Monday night following the CiR opening receptions in our 3,500 square foot exhibition space. Dinner dates and chefs will be updated on our website under Upcoming Events.

Chefs can often substitute different ingredients and offer other food options. Please email your dietary requirements to by Thursday afternoon prior to the event date. A percentage of your ticket is a tax-deductible contribution in support of Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence program. Receipts will be sent via email following the dinner.

We are grateful for the generous support from our new neighbors, Green Zebra Grocery, who will be donating the raw materials for each dinner and working with our chefs to provide the best ingredients the region has to offer.  Bringing fresh, local flavor to the Kenton Neighborhood, Green Zebra is already proving to be an invaluable addition to the quality of life and art in North Portland and beyond. Thank you!

About the Chef

Lisa Doshier is a Napa, California native that moved to Portland for the food scene. She has worked in the restaurant business for over 15 years.
Prior to her work with Culineria, she was a Sous Chef at smallwares in NE Portland, and has worked at clarklewis and within the Sage Hospitality Group. A graduate of the Napa Valley Cooking School, she cooked at La Toque restaurant and Model Bakery before making her move north. Lisa will be creating a multi course dinner that will reflect the different textures in Vlatka Horvat’s art and European heritage.

About Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence Program 

The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice. During their one-year residency, curators engage a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. By showcasing new work and fueling collaborations between artists, curators, and viewers, Disjecta seeks to impact new audiences and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue.

Summer Guthery, MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, was selected as the 2013–2014 Curator-in-Residence.