Blue Sky Gallery / Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 N.W. Eighth Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Founded as the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts in 1975, Blue Sky is an established venue for local photography. The organization has expanded its offerings over the last 35 years to include national and international artists in its 3,700-square-foot building. Blue Sky focuses on the exhibition of emerging and established artists that exemplify the finest in photographic vision and innovation. Blue Sky presents between 20 and 30 exhibitions annually, maintains a public research library, showcases regional photographers in an annual juried archive of original works in its Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, and offers regular artist talks and programs -- all free to the public. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.