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February 2, 2018
Communications Assistant
If you are even a little bit familiar with the art scene in Portland, Nat May is a name you will surely recognize—from his 13-year tenure as Executive Director of SPACE Gallery to his co-founding of The Bakery Photo Collective to his time on the Board of Creative Portland and the Portland Arts and Culture Alliance, you have likely encountered Nat or his work in one way or another, perhaps without even realizing it.

January 22, 2018
Director of Communications
One of the first works of art you'll encounter at the museum during the 2018 PMA Biennial is Debris, a massive mural to the left of the title wall at the entrance to the exhibition. Much like A Midsummer Night's Dream by Tim Rollins and K.O.S. or Mark Wethli's Transom, the work immediately defines the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall, and sets the tone for the exhibition within the Biennial's galleries. Debris is the latest large-scale work by artist Jenny McGee Dougherty, who painted it onsite over the course of several days at the PMA leading up to exhibition. Fortunately for McGee Dougherty, she had had previous experience with works at this scale.

January 3, 2018
Director of Communications
Excerpts from a Conversation with guest curator Nat May about the 2018 PMA Biennial