Blue Sky at 40

November 20, 2014

This fall, Portland, Oregon’s, Blue Sky Gallery is celebrating forty years at the forefront of contemporary photography, not just in the Pacific Northwest, but worldwide. An exhibition currently on view at the Portland Art Museum showcases more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky since its opening in 1975. It is a celebration of the nonprofit organization’s commitment to showing influential works by local, national, and international artists and its role in reconsidering the meaning of photography in modern society and the fine arts.

Marquand Books produced the accompanying full-color catalogue, designed by John Hubbard. Featuring essays by Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography, and Todd J. Tubutis, Executive Director of Blue Sky Gallery, as well as an interview with Blue Sky’s four surviving founding members, the 216-page catalogue reflects on the past of the organization and outlines its hopes for the future.

The exhibition will be on view through January 11, 2015. For more information, visit the Portland Art Museum. To purchase a copy of the catalogue, visit the University of Washington Press.


Photography by Meghann Ney.