Beginning in October, Waterstone Gallery will be our newest neighbor. Operating in the space right next door, that was once Quintana Gallery, Waterstone Gallery features contemporary sculpture, paintings, and works on paper. Waterstone was founded in 1992 and offers a knowledgeable friendly atmosphere to enjoy Northwest art. We are excited to support and welcome this unique cooperative gallery run by 16 local artists.
In Portland three cooperative galleries have flourished for decades based on the strength of their ability to understand the basic principle of balance: Blackfish, Gallery 114 and Waterstone. Each one has a slightly different structure, but they all offer the support and camaraderie of artists working together to promote each other’s work and to advance the presence of art in our community. In many ways a cooperative gallery operates very much like a traditional commercial gallery. They both represent artists, emerging or established, who are working to grow their careers. A gallery’s primary jobs are to promote its artists by supporting their visions, and exhibiting and selling their work. Both types of galleries recognize the importance of building a knowledgeable and supportive environment for the arts in the community and are committed to working with other arts organizations to make that a reality.
Please join us in welcoming them to the neighborhood! Thursday, October 1st, 6-9 pm. Our doors will be open featuring paintings by Annie Meyer and Shyama Helin.