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Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years

September 07, 2011

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    Laura Ross-Paul, 2007 Fellow “Remote,” 2011

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Bonnie Bronson Fund, this exhibition debuts new work by the Bonnie Bronson Fellows, some of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential contemporary artists.

From September 7 to December 11, 2011, the Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery at Lewis & Clark will display work by the following artists:
Christine Bourdette (1992)
Judy Cooke (1993)
Ronna Neuenschwander (1994)
Fernanda D’Agostino (1995)
Carolyn King (1996)
Lucinda Parker (1997)
Judy Hill (1998)
Adriene Cruz (1999)
Helen Lessick (2000)
Ann Hughes (2001)
Malia Jensen (2002)
Christopher Rauschenberg (2003)
Kristy Edmunds (2004)
Paul Sutinen (2005)
Bill Will (2006)
Laura Ross-Paul (2007)
MK Guth (2008)
Marie Watt (2009)
David Eckard (2010)
Nan Curtis (2011)

Pictured at right: Laura Ross-Paul’s Remote, 2011, oil and wax on canvas, 84 x 60 inches, photo by Jim Lommasson.

Read more about the Hoffman Gallery exhibition, Bonnie Bronson’s legacy, and the Bonnie Bronson Fund.

The Hoffman Gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All gallery events are free; parking on campus is free on weekends. For information, call 503-768-7687. Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years will be on display from September 7 to December 11, 2011. The gallery will also host the following public events:

Opening Reception
September 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Hoffman Gallery

Artist’s Talk with Helen Lessick
September 8 at 5 p.m.
Miller Center for Humanities, Room 105

Artist’s Talk with Nan Curtis
 September 27 at 5 p.m.
Miller Center for Humanities, Room 105

Tour and Picnic
with exhibiting artists and exhibition curators
October 15
10 a.m.: Tour of the Bronson Fellows exhibition at Lewis & Clark
11 a.m.: Tour of David Eckard: Deployment  at Marylhurst
12 p.m.: Tour of the Bronson Collection and brown-bag picnic at Reed

Performance by David Eckard
A Simple Act of Maintenance

October 18 at 5 p.m.
Hoffman Gallery
view images online

Exhibition partners

Throughout the fall, affiliated exhibitions will take place across Portland.

Marylhurst University
David Eckard: Deployment

(October 2-December 11, 2011)
The Art Gym at Marylhurst University will present a solo exhibition of work by 2010 Bronson Fellow David Eckard. An opening reception will take place Sunday, October 2 from 3-5 p.m. The Art Gym is located at 17600 Pacific Highway, Marylhurst; the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit marylhurst.edu/theartgym.

Reed College
The Bonnie Bronson Collection

The Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College will showcase its permanent Bronson collection with a newly produced walking-tour map and free public tours led by Cooley Gallery curator Stephanie Snyder and education outreach director Gregory MacNaughton 89. The map will be available in print or PDF from the Hoffman Gallery and the Cooley Gallery. The Cooley Gallery is located at 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland; the gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, visit reed.edu/gallery.

Portland Art Museum

The Museum will honor the 20th anniversary of the Bonnie Bronson Fund by exhibiting three Bonnie Bronson sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection in the Northwest Galleries on the fourth floor of the Hoffman Wing. For more information, visit pam.org.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Bonnie Bronson: Works 1960-1990

(September 1-October 9, 2011)
This collection was organized by Randal Davis and the Bonnie Bronson Estate. PNCA is located at 1241 NW Johnson Street, Portland; open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, visit pnca.edu.

University of Oregon in Portland
David Eckard: White Box Deployment

(September 20-November 12, 2011)
The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland will present the work of 2010 Bronson Fellow David Eckard. The gallery is located at 24 NW First Avenue, Portland; the gallery is open noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit pdx.uoregon.edu/whitebox.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Bonnie Bronson: Early Works – Painting, Sculpture, Works on Paper

(October 7-29, 2011)
Elizabeth Leach Gallery is located at 417 NW 9th Avenue, Portland; the gallery is open 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit elizabethleach.com.

Lewis & Clark College
Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years

(September 7-December 11, 2011)
The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College will present the centerpiece of the anniversary celebration: an exhibition of current works by the 20 Bronson Fellows. The Hoffman Gallery is located at 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland; the gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Supporting organizations

Bonnie Bronson Fellows: 20 Years is made possible by support from the following organizations:

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