We are thrilled with the collection of works under $1000 we have put together in honor of Art Passport PDX. Nationale will be on a short break April 10–19, 2017 but we hope you'll have a chance to look through our COLLECTING page & become familiar with some of the artists we represent. We will reopen our doors on April 20, 2017 with a solo exhibition by Annie McLaughlin.
Nationale is thrilled to be part of Art Passport PDX, a new initiative by Portland artist/writer, Jennifer Rabin to get people into galleries and demystify the art buying process. We have put together a collection of work all under $1000 on our website (under COLLECTING). See you tomorrow night for the launch party at Blue Sky Gallery (6–8p.m.)!
It's not so often that we get to peek into private art collections, and it's a rare treat when we get access even to photographs. We currently are fascinated by THIS NYT article about Steven Korff's obsession with collecting ceramics!
Nationale is happy to share news of its May Day sale, May 1–May 9, 2016. Items from our home & beauty section—including MCMC fragrances, GRAIN design, Iacoli & McAllister, papier d’Armenie—and select art books will be greatly discounted (up to 40% off). Sale items will also include other beauty lines (Jao & Nuxe), select magazines (Tunica & Lapham’s), small press, and one-offs from local makers (Liam Drain, The Granite, Fredrik Averin). For the budding art collector, the sale extends to the backroom gallery with 10% off art works from past shows—the perfect time to start or add to your collection!
The live auction starts at 7 pm at PNCA. Gallery artists and PNCA alumni Delaney Allen, Ty Ennis, and Elizabeth Malaska all have contributions. Tickets can be purchased HERE. The event benefits PNCA's scholarship fund.
From left to right:
Elizabeth Malaska, MFA '11 / Venus Leo (After Rossetti)
Delaney Allen, MFA '10 / Recreating the Heavens in the Swimming Pool
Ty Ennis, BFA '03 / Pulp
Gallery artists and PNCA alumni Delaney Allen, Ty Ennis, and Elizabeth Malaska are all featured in Spanning Histories, PNCA's first ever Alumni Art Auction curated by Nan Curtis, Emily Ginsburg, Matthew Letzelter, Lennie Pitkin, Killeen Hanson, MK Guth, and Mack McFarland. Please join us all this Friday, January 29 at PNCA for the auction's free preview. For more information, visit the event's page.
A rare opportunity to collect a Carson Ellis' original. Read more about Carson's donation to Mercy Corps below and place your bids until Monday morning on Ebay.
A couple of weeks ago I made an illustration for this piece in the New York Times by Arthur C. Brooks about gratitude. It was in the paper the Sunday before last. Since then a lot of people have asked to buy a print of it and a few people have inquired about buying the original painting.
I'm very grateful this holiday season. For one, I feel profoundly lucky to be able to make a living as an artist. It's not a thing I ever expected to be able to swing and I don't take it lightly. So thanks very much to those of you interested in what I'm up to creatively. But even more acute is my gratitude for the health and happiness of my family. I think about this a lot. I try my best not to take it for granted. Which is why my heart aches so much for those who don't have what we have: food, shelter, safety.
Anyway, I am planning to make some prints of this painting. I'm pretty sure they'll be available in time for the holidays. Stay tuned. But! I'm also going to auction off the original painting and donate 100% of the proceeds to Mercy Corps, an organization that works to help people in need and to save lives every day. So, if you love this painting or if you want to help or ideally BOTH, you can bid on it HERE.
Congrats to Cassondra Pittz who won our first Young Collectors Raffle for an original framed piece by Jeffrey Kriksciun! Thanks to all you daring individuals who participated!
As many of you already know, we are currently hosting “Sensitive”, a pop up with Jeffrey Kriksciun featuring his bleached t-shirts and murals made during his short residency at Nationale, as well as work from his 2011 show “Bone Less”. What you may not know is that we are also having our first ever Young Collectors Raffle with the chance to win one of Jeffrey’s framed pieces from “Bone Less”. We will draw the lucky winner on August 5th. Tickets are only $10 and the winner will get to pick their favorite of three paintings!