Portland Artist Karen Russell Announces Call to Artists for "In Bloom: A Portland-Themed Art Show" at Denizen Gallery, Milepost 5, April 4

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Portland Artist Karen Russell is inviting artists to join a Portland-centric art show at Milepost 5, April 4.

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Milepost 5, Denizen Gallery, Portland

Pretty much it just entails everything Portland.

Local Painter Karen Russell has announced a call for artists to exhibit their works at Milepost 5, April 4 in a show titled "In Bloom: A Portland Themed Art Show." Russell is looking to share gallery space with other artists who love Portland, and wish to express their perception of "stumptown" in their medium/media of choice.

Exhibited artwork should be representative of the city—any elements found in the Portland landscape that the artist chooses to translate.

“Pretty much it just entails everything Portland,” Russell says. “There is a lot of city pride here, and Portlanders relate the city to many things, from roses, to rain, to the strippers who contribute to the fabric of Portland.”

Cut-off for artists wishing to include their work is March 28. The show will begin at 7 p.m., April 4 at Milepost 5, 850 N.E. 81st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213. For more information, email colorbars42(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Karen Russell:

Driven by aesthetics and obsessed with color, Karen Russell is in a long-term relationship with portraiture. It took a series of menial jobs, a knee injury and subsequent unemployment to discover her passion for oils and brush.

Despite an ever-growing catalog and audience, Russell says she still feels like an amateur with another decade ahead of her before she can start feeling satisfied with her work. Her most recent gallery series, Solace in Color, is proof of her ability to keep moving forward, taking her unique style to the next level.

Russell is available for show bookings, interviews, and exploring the beauty in minutiae.

About Milepost 5

Milepost 5 is a community of artists, developed to meet the needs of Portland’s working creative class. Occupying two buildings with three visual galleries on a two-acre campus located at 900 N.E. 81st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213 in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood, Milepost 5 is a community of about 140 owners and renters who practice dozens of artistic disciplines.

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