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PORT is dedicated to catalyzing critical discussion and disseminating information about art as lensed through Portland, Oregon.
Opinions are not representative of PORT's views or that of our sponsors.

PORT's Jeff Jahn participated in Art in America's art blog roundtable by Peter Plagens, November 2007

Co-Founder: Jeff Jahn

Jeff Jahn is a polymath; cultural historian, critic, curator and artist based in Portland, Oregon. One of the city's most visible champions of challenging art he has published internationally in Modern Painters, Art in America, Art Critical, Diesel, NY Arts Journal and shown in venues throughout the US and Germany. http://www.jeffjahn.com

Sarah Henderson

Sarah Henderson is a photographer based in Portland.

Annoucements, reviews and events: Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll is a freelance arts writer, arts administrator, designer, and all around web content generator. Her background is in art history with a degree from Reed College.

To submit your announcements to be listed on PORT, please contact calendar at Portlandart dot net. PORT internships are available as well.

Amy Bernstein

After spending the past year painting in Berlin, Germany, Amy Bernstein moved to Portland to become a part of the burgeoning Northwest art community. Originally from Atlanta, Amy recieved her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting. Amy enjoys making art, the strongest of coffees, and haggling over the interpretations of riddles. She looks forward to the testing Portland will bring to all of her philosophies and how it will thus alter her art practice.

Arcy Douglass

Arcy Douglass, a Portland artist, describes himself as a "recovering architect." He worked on projects like the Bellagio, has lived in New York, Marfa and Los Angeles and studied under Larry Poons.

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce is a Portland-based artist. He received an MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts in 2007. He was the recipient of a fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 2007 and he has solo exhibitions scheduled at Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco and Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica in 2008. He currently operates the world's only known post office for wolves.

Alex Rauch

Alex Rauch is a Portland-based artist and critic who graduated from Linfield College in 2007.

Katherine Bovee (Staff Emeritus: founding writer and software developer)

Katherine Bovee is a Portland-based artist, writer and graphic designer. Collaborative and solo work has been exhibited at Portland Insitute for Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival, Rocksbox, Fresh Trouble, Portland Community College's Northview Gallery, Contemporary Art Month (San Antonio), The Modern Zoo and Motel. She graduated from Lewis & Clark College and currently serves as Publications Manager/Graphic Designer for Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Founder Emeritus: Jennifer Armbrust

Jennifer Armbrust is the co-founder, with Jeff Jahn, of PORT. She is the former owner and director of the now-closed Motel gallery in Portland's Chinatown (2003-2008). She left PORT in Spring of 2007 to devote more time to her gallery. She currently lives and works in New York City.

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