• Elemental
    Crush via Georgia Blue Gallery
    328 G Street
    Anchorage, AK. 99501
    Opening Reception,Dec. 3rd, 5-7pm
    On View,Dec. 3rd-Jan.4th

    There are objects that become important or stand out to us either through their function, their meaning, through humor, or their appearance. We reach for them daily, repetitively and some rise above others as more useful or specific to Alaskan life. A hat that is actually warm, the right pair of socks, or a garden spade that is the signal of spring. This body of work examines Alaska related objects that represent our contemporary relationship to nature.

  • Extra Tough: Women of the North
    Anchorage Museum
    625 C Street
    Anchorage, AK. 99501
    On view Nov. 6, 2020 - Sept. 6, 2021

    Alaska and the Circumpolar North have been shaped for centuries by Indigenous women’s creativity, labor and love. With colonization and the arrival of Western cultures, the North became seen as a masculine testing ground, a place to be explored, exploited and developed. Artists, mothers, scientists and makers included in this exhibition confront and dismantle this myth, testifying to the vital role that both Indigenous and newcomer women have held, and continue to hold, in Northern communities.

    The Clemente, Abrazo Interno Gallery
    Opening Reception, September 3, 2015 6-9 p.m.
    Exhibition, Aug. 21-Aug. 25

    The Clemente, Abrazo Interno Gallery
    107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002 (btw Rivington & Delancey)
    Gallery Hours, 3:30-7:00 p.m.

    Surface Place brings together seven artists interested in the abstraction of place. Material and visual elements from the streets of L.A., a Chicago urban garden, and the Alaskan wilderness are distilled, flattened, and reorganized. Place is constructed using the metaphors of painting; painting as illusion, painting as window on to the world, painting as a mirror of identity. From a variety of approaches to the process of abstraction these artists make strange places from familiar materials and elements.

    Participating Artists: Manuel Lopez, Jan Christopher-Berkson, Gabrielle Garland, Betany Porter, Shonna Pryor, Tully Satre, Daniel Schmid

    Curator: Ross Jordan

    Anchorage Museum
    Lecture: All Alaska Juried Friday, November 7, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
    On View Nov. 7-Feb. 1, 2015

    Anchorage Museum
    625 C Street Anchorage, AK. 99501

    On the opening night of All Alaska Juried, juror Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson from the Portland Art Museum discusses her selections.

    For more than 30 years, All Alaska Juried has recognized the unique contributions Alaska artists are making to the world of contemporary art. The exhibition also encourages Alaska artists to create new work and showcases the finest art being produced in the state.

    In 2014, this highly competitive exhibition organized by the Anchorage Museum drew nearly 600 submissions by 167 Alaska artists. Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson selected 40 artworks by 28 different artists for the exhibition. Her selections for All Alaska Juried focus on artwork that reflects a powerful sense of place.

    Laing-Malcolmson awarded the $1,000 Juror’s Choice Award to Anchorage artist Cody Swanson for two multimedia works incorporating oil, pastel and ink onto gelatin silver prints. The $500 merit awards were given to James Behlke, Anchorage; Kate Boyan, Homer; Amy Meissner, Anchorage; Betany Porter, Anchorage; and Michael Walsh, Homer.

    After the exhibition closes in Anchorage, it will travel to other galleries around the state, including the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks. Tour dates are pending.

    Laing-Malcolmson is the Portland Art Museum's Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art. She is a former president of Oregon College of Craft & Art.

    The All Alaska Juried Exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Anchorage Museum Association; and Municipality of Anchorage.
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    Ballroom Projects
    Opening Reception, October 18, 7:00-10:00 pm
    Exhibition, October 18-November 8, 2014

    Gallery Hours by appointment

    Ballroom Projects
    3012 S Archer Ave #3, Chicago, IL

    Ballroom Projects is proud to present GENERAL OBJECTS a group show curated by Danny Floyd.

    Participating Artists:
    Joseph Grigely
    Kyle Nilan
    Jeff Prokash
    Betany Porter
    Elliott Mickleburgh
    Jameson Doody
    Arièle Dionne-Krosnick & Didier Morelli

    GENERAL OBJECTS concerns how the familiarity of image archetypes helps construct the narrative of daily life. The works in this exhibition channel recognizable objects through the often mysterious process material rearticulation, creating both space for serious contemplation and humorous formal puns. They also engage with an art historical ebb and flow of reductionist aesthetics, which in this case aim simultaneously towards a clarity of representation and an openness toward viewer interpretation. While reliant of the legacies of “Specific Objects,” Minimalism, and its antecedents, the artists deploy images and objects for the vary reason of referring to concepts and stories outside of the work itself.

  • MUG UP
    International Gallery of Contemporary Art
    Opening Reception, June 1 5:30-7:30pm
    Exhibition, Aug 1-Aug 32

    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 425 D, Anchorage, AK
    Hours T-Su, noon to 4pm

    Paintings about studying for cabin adventures and life in Alaska; a feeling both welcoming and isolating.

    1. mug up
    Cram: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam".
    2. mug up
    To get coffee. The caffeine equivalent of "smoke 'em if you got 'em"
    We'll be driving straight through, so now's your last chance to mug up.
    3. Mug-Up
    The term "Mug Up" was used in coastal communities by the mid-1800s to describe any snack or coffee break throughout the day or evening.
    “Mug ups" were an important part of life for fishermen. They would gather and have a hearty meal and warm up whenever they could take a break. Today, this nautical expression still describes a gathering of people for a drink and meal
    Today, Mug-up is used by Scouts Canada to describe an evening snack (after dinner, but before Campfire). It is usually soup or hot chocolate and something to munch on (grilled cheese, etc).
    We'll meet for a mug-up with the boys when we reach harbour.

  • Until Then,
    Alcatraz Chicago's Final Show: Until Then,
    Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm

    Alcatraz Chicago
    1000 N Halsted, Chicago, IL

    Please join us for our final show at Alcatraz Chicago! In celebration of two years of operations coming to a close, we will be featuring 40 artists from across the US in the form of a catalogue. Each artist was asked to submit a work that could fit and be shipped in a USPS small flat rate box. In return we offer a "publication" that can be transported from the gallery to the viewer's home -- existing beyond the lease of a basement gallery on Goose Island.

    Ariel Baldwin, Ang Bidak, Olivia Blanchard, Luke Carlson, Jonathan, Chacon, Jess Charlesworth & Tim Parsons, Katie Chung, Olivia Coran, Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Connor Creagan & Zach Huber, Dana DeGiulio, Sarah Doll, Morgan Elder, Kevin Goodrich, Daniel Granitto, Nick Grasso, Emily Haasch, Malcolm Hecht, Mika Horibuchi, Charles, Kelman, Isabella Kendrick, Morgan Manduley, Tim Mann, Joe Mault, Jasmine Marin, Ryan Nault, Daniel Nickerson, Jing Ouyang, Betany Porter, Collin Pressler, Dan Price, Ben Regozin, Dan Rizzo, Patrick Sarmiento, Jack Schneider, Emma Schwartz, Ellis von Sternberg, Simone Sullivan, Lauren Taylor, Charlie Walsh, Emily Young, Valentina Zamfirescu

  • Barrow
    Opening Reception, April 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Exhibition, April 6-April 28, 2012

    International Gallery of Contemporary Art, 427 D Street, Anchorage, AK
    Hours T- SU, noon to 4:00 pm

    Paintings of anecdote and abstraction in Alaska's northernmost city.

  • Crash
    Opening Reception Friday, February 4, 2011, 5:00pm
    February 4-February 28

    Hours M-TH 11:30am-11:30pm F-S 11:30am-1:00pm

    343 W. 6th Street Anchorage, AK

    Hours M-TH 11:30am-11:30pm F-S 11:30am-1:00pm

    New paintings by Betany Porter.

  • Scape
    December 10-January 12th, 2010
    Opening Reception, Dec. 10, 2010, 5:00-11:00pm
    Nicole Villenueve Gallery, 410 S Michigan Ave., Ste 629, Chicago IL.
    Gallery Hours are Monday thru Friday 1-5pm and by appointment

    Through a combination of forms, ten artists explore the contemporary aspects of landscape, and their unique relationship to the subject as content.

  • Spill Exhibition
    August 28-October 24, 2010, Tues-Sat 11-6
    Opening Reception, Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 4:30-7:00pm
    Betty Rymer Galleries, 280 Columbus Drive, Chicago IL.

    SPILL is an opportunity to examine the current interest in painting at SAIC.The show will address the expanding definition of "abstraction" in painting on many different levels. The show will focus on the materiality of paint and its many methods of delivery, as well as relating abstraction to history, concepts, metaphor, representation, and new forms of non-objective painting. Most importantly, this exhibition will examine how a diversity of type/kinds of painting are linked together by each individual painter's own personal and particular way of working with abstraction.

  • BFA Exhibition
    March 27 – April 9, 2009
    Sullivan Galleries, 33 S State Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL.
    Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday - Saturday

  • Undone Exhibition
    January 31-February 14, 2009
    Disjecta Gallery, 8371 N Interstate, Portland, OR.
    Gallery hours are Thu-Sun, 12-5pm

    Karl Burkheimer and Jenene Nagy have organized a group show of work by post-bac students at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. Undone showcases projects in wood, ceramics, metals, photography and drawing and painting by a group of artists who have come to OCAC to "further their artistic practice in an art and craft environment," in a "re-investigation of art and learning." Featured artists include Soraya Sayani, Molly Purnell, Jacie Friedkin, Matt Wicks, Kimo Nelson, Pat Krishnamurthy, Johanna Keefe, Suzanne Lussier, Betany Porter, and Stephanie Brachmann.