It’s been a while since we’ve done some First Thursday coverage, but now’s the time to start ramping those up again! Go out tomorrow and see any of these lovely things:


Chris Haberman and Jason Brown are hosting the Big 100 for the third year in a row. It will feature 100 + regional artists, with 15 works each. Everything is framed and $50, so it’s a good opportunity to get out and buy some holiday art. Strangely, no names and placard will be on display so it’s all about talent, not about hype! It is also in the SE rather than the NW/SW, as the regular First Thursday openings are, but, you know. Get in there and snatch stuff up quick.
4pm-2am. 21 over only, at Goodfoot.

pony club

the bossanova ballroom

In September 2009, Tribute Gallery had a show with Amaren Colosi. This event is a benefit for Colosi as she heals after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. Attend the event or win works in a silent auction, from Colosi herself, or from any one of these lovely artists: Ryan Dobrowski, Courtney Blazon, Robin Carlyle, John Bennett, Jolie Allen Goodson, Virginia Flynn, Leah Nash, Terry Colossi, Troy Kleybey, Jay Stewart, David Kilpatrick, Michael Beach and Wendy Swartz!
(722 E Burnside; 7pm – hors d’oeuvres and silent auction including local art, jewelry, gift certificates for food, fashion, tattoos, wellness treatments, and much more; 8:30pm – rock n’ roll featuring: OLD GROWTH, MEAN JEANS, SCIENCE OF YABRA; $10-$20 sliding scale admission)

galerie salome

Inspired by dark rituals, Jacob Markof has adapted characters from the tarot to create oil paintings on large hand-stretched canvases.
(7-10pm; Musical performance by The Greys at 10.)

blackfish gallery
Kanetaka Ikeda installation! Heck yeah! Mixed media sculptures galore.

And last, but not least…

nisus gallery
They currently have a Screen show going on, it is a group exhibition featuring of printed works by Vanessa Calvert, Erinn Hatter, Jamey Herman, and Michael Rutledge. Nisus Gallery is exhibiting print makers and screen printers who take this ancient process to create works of depth and simplicity. These four accomplished artists show a multitude of methods and styles rooted in their own visions.

Vanessa Calvert

Jamey Herman

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Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.