Upcoming Exhibitions and Events

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2019-20 Exhibitions

Portland2019 Biennial
August 25- November 3, 2019

Annual Art Auction
November 16, 2019

Arvie Smith
Curator: Linda Tesner
December 8, 2019- February 2, 2020

Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 1
Curator: Justin Hoover
December 8, 2019- January 19, 2020

Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 2
Curator: Justin Hoover
February 2- March 8, 2020

Hallie Ford Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016)
February 15- April 5, 2020

Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 3
Curator: Justin Hoover
March 22- May 3, 2020

University of Oregon MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 16- June 7, 2020

Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 4
Curator: Justin Hoover
June 21- July 26, 2020

2019-20 Receptions and Events

Saturday, August 24 - Opening of Portland2019 and Carnation Contemporary opening
5:30pm    Member preview with the curators and artists
6-9pm Opening Reception, Food and drinks for sale.

Saturday, September 7, 10am - Interstate Avenue, On a Saturday, for Harp Duet and Percussion
A performance by Biennial artist Lou Watson and collaborators, creating a live musical score of Kenton commuter traffic along N Interstate Avenue.

Saturday, September 21, 4pm - Northwest prose
Biennial artist Demian DinéYazhi in collaboration with R.I.S.E (Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment) will host a performative reading of poetry and prose from Pacific Northwest writers and other urgent voices.

Saturday, October 5, 7-9pm - Illuminating Voices: Activating Orchards of 82nd with live projections and performance
By Biennial artists Sabina Haque, as part of the Mobile Projection Unit.
Location - Orchards of 82nd, 8118 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206

Saturday, October 19, 6:15pm - Requiem for Vaseline Alley
Biennial artist Anthony Hudson (in drag, as Carla Rossi) leading a performative walking tour of downtown Portland’s Harvey Milk corridor, formerly known as “Vaseline Alley”. The tour will be a historical exploration of gentrification and now-vanished spaces for Queer embodiment and culture.

Saturday, November 2 - Closing reception and catalog release party and Carnation Contemporary opening
4:30pm A panel discussion lead by the middle school class of the Harriet Tubman Center for Expanded Curatorial Practice with biennial artists and curators.
6-9pm Reception, Food and drinks for sale.

First Saturday
December 7
- Opening receptions: Arvie Smith and Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 1, and Carnation Contemporary opening
5:30pm    Member preview with the curators and artists
6-9pm Reception, Food and drinks for sale.

First Saturday
January 4 - On view: Arvie Smith and Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 1, and Carnation Contemporary opening reception
5:30pm
   Member preview with the curators and artists
6-9pm Reception, Food and drinks for sale.

First Saturday
February 1 - Opening reception: Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 2, On view: Arvie Smith, and Carnation Contemporary opening reception
5:30pm
   Member preview with the curators and artists
6-9pm Reception, Food and drinks for sale.

First Saturday
March 7
- Reception: Hallie Ford Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016), On view: Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 2, and Carnation Contemporary opening reception

First Saturday
April 4 - Reception: Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 3, On view: Hallie Ford Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016), and Carnation Contemporary opening reception

First Saturday
May 2 - On view: Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 3, and Carnation Contemporary opening reception

May 15 - University of Oregon MFA Thesis Exhibition opening

First Saturday
June 6 - On view: University of Oregon MFA Thesis Exhibition and Carnation Contemporary opening reception

June 20 - June Soiree and opening reception: Curator in Residence Season 9, Show 4