Welcome to the Preslar Gallery, part of the Limeadestand ArtWorks programs of Limeadestand Works. Our mission is to showcase and create opportunities for the emerging artists of the Pacific Northwest, while expanding the Portland area art scenes outwards to the exurbs.
May exhibit: Derek Harguth
First Saturday opening event: Saturday, May 4, 2019, noon to 5 p.m.
The show runs through Sunday, May 26; hours by appointment only.
April exhibit: Sara Davis
First Saturday opening event: Saturday, April 6, 2019, noon to 5 p.m.
The show runs through Sunday, April 28; hours by appointment only.
Call for art: Outlaw Identities (for June 2019; deadline May 11, 2019)
The Preslar Gallery at Estancia Serenova, in the woods near Saint Helens, Oregon, will again host the second annual LGBTQ+ Pride and History Month art exhibit and associated events during the month of June (Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 30, 2019).
This year’s theme, “Outlaw Identities,” is in response to this past year’s events in politics and in our local communities, in particular, the present U.S. government’s attempts at invalidating and erasing the non-cisheteronormative human existences, an increase in censorship by corporate social media giants, and the resurgence of violent hate crimes in Portland. The theme of this exhibit aims at exploring various ways in which members of the LGBTQ+ communities assert their rights to self-determination, express their personal power, and survive in the contemporary social climate.
June: Second Annual Queer Art Party and Campout (preliminary info)
Due to scheduling conflicts, this event is now scheduled for Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, just before the Portland Pride Parade. Please note that there will be no regular First Saturday activities for June.
Years ago, the Pride weekend unofficially opened with a big picnic at Overlook Park in North Portland. Unfortunately, that no longer happens any more. It was a nice, low-key, low-stress event in contrast with the big crowd and noises of Saturday and Sunday in downtown Portland.
Last year, the Preslar Gallery hosted a queer-centric and queer-only weekend to coincide with its first annual LGBTQ+ community art show. It was well-attended and was well received. We are located inside a secluded, private retreat center, which makes it possible for us to have a safe(r) space amidst nature.
We plan on having a variety of unstructured, fun, art-oriented activities Friday afternoon and evening complete with a potluck picnic and outdoor movie night, open shoot area for photographers, queer figure drawing, (and much more if you can think of other activities!), and you are welcome to camp out Friday and Saturday nights to enjoy a time away from urban noises. We are only 50 minutes away by car from the North Park Blocks where Dyke March, Trans* Pride, and Portland Pride Parade will start. The primary intention behind this event is to celebrate local queer artists of all mediums and to network for future collaborations.
Welcome to the 2019 season of the Preslar Gallery and Limeadestand ArtWorks!
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About the Preslar Gallery
Our little gallery takes up residence inside the Alice Tarbell Cultural Space at Estancia Serenova. The gallery showcases the emerging artists of the Pacific Northwest in a natural setting of the foothills of the Oregon Coastal Range, and is organized and managed by a professional curator who has over a decade of experience as an exhibited fine artist who has shown in many juried shows and spent one year as a curatorial assistant for an art gallery.
The Preslar Gallery is a program of Limeadestand ArtWorks.
The missions of the Preslar Gallery are:
- to create opportunities, platform, economic power, and educational experiences for the emerging and yet-to-be-discovered artists in Columbia County, Oregon, and its vicinity;
- to foster, develop, and enrich the Columbia County arts and cultural scene by bringing in quality emerging artists, artwork, and educational experiences from the Portland metropolitan area and beyond.
Gallery location and hours:
Where: Alice Tarbell Cultural Space 410 (first floor), Estancia Serenova, 32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051-9147
Hours: First Saturday of each month; rest of the month by appointment only. Subscribe to the newsletter for additional open hours. Please note: First Saturdays may be preempted or rescheduled due to other scheduled events at Estancia Serenova. Please consult the Preslar Gallery Twitter for updates.
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Location: 32180 Pittsburg Road, Saint Helens, Oregon 97051-9147 (What3words: removed.glues.waxing)
Phone: +1 503-825-2891
Email: Send a message here