Art Stories

The Bruce Boles Art Building

There’s an old gray warehouse in NW Portland, that has become an artist center. After eleven years in the Pearl District, Forever Art Gallery ( has moved to “The Bruce Boles Art Building” at 1991 NW Upshur. Carole Bordak shows great Northwest artists; Cecy Colichon, Paul Griffitts, Sidonie Caron, Tim Sugden, Joachim McMillan, and Robert Tibolt just to name a few. Sharing Suite B with Forever Art Gallery is Dee Jordan’s Antiques, ( and Miss Haddie’s Vintage, both feature an eclectic selection of mid-century furniture and decorative pieces.

steeldoorgalleryOnly two doors down from Forever Art is the Steel Door Gallery ( Patrick Zahn curates a number of local artists. This Spring, Patrick is featuring these artists, Theodore Holdt, Brian Hanna, Annie Heisey, Rollie Courtney. Exhibiting artists maintain a minimal standard of 30 hours of studio time per week.

silergalleryBuzz Siler has also moved his retail gallery into his art studio, Siler Studios into the NW Vaughn side of “The Bruce Boles Art Building.” Buzz was featured in the Fall 2011 issue of AboutFace Magazine. Not only can you browse his and his wife Sandi Siler’s artwork, you might even get to meet the higher energy artist himself. When you visit be sure to ask about the swing.

DSCF0734Jewelry Artist Goes Retail
If you are ever in the Westlake Village, on the corner of Westlake Drive and Parkview Drive in the Westlake area of Lake Oswego be sure to stop by Molly Rahe’s shop, Elizabeth Jewelry (14559 Westlake Drive). For over eighteen years she had a home studio, where she made jewelry for many local retail shops. A few months ago, she moved her studio into a retail space, and opened her own retail shop. Molly was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of AboutFace Magazine.

About The Author: DC Rahe

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