Current Members
Raphael Arar
Heather Lee Birdsong
Brittney Connelly
Renee Couture
Marcelo Fontana
Matthew Bennett Laurents
Maria Lux
Kyle Adam Kalev Peets
Rachael Zur
Elizabeth Arzani
Epiphany Couch
Erica Faria
Michael Espinoza
Pamela Hadley
Carolyn Hazel Drake
Chris Lael Larson
Allan Pichardo
Kim Smith Claudel
Matt Williams

Past Members
M Acuff
Andrea Alonge
Simon Boas
Russell Borne
Kris Blackmore
Jeremy Le Grand
Carolyn Hopkins
Susan Murrell
Hannah Newman
Stacy Jo Scott
Katherine Spinella
Mami Takahashi
Leslie Vigeant
Jessie Weitzel Le Grand
John Whitten


Carnation Contemporary was founded in 2018 by a collective of Portland-based artists who champion critical and contemporary artwork. Carnation supports emerging and mid-career artists from the Pacific Northwest, and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse community of member artists (including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, and age).

New members will be invited via open call.*

Please note that the gallery does not accept unsolicited artist submissions.

Carnation welcomes applications from BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, people with disabilities, and others who are underrepresented within the arts.

*Carnation Contemporary is dedicated to representing artists residing across the Pacific Northwest region. Members who do not live in Portland, OR should be prepared to make occasional trips to the city to get the most out of their membership. Many of our members live across Oregon and Washington, creating a community network much larger than the Portland, OR area!

Carnation Contemporary
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217


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8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

Open Hours
12-5 Saturday-Sunday

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