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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Cell Phone Photo Paintings

May 13, 2015

Local artist Brittany Powell beautifully captures images of daily life in the Portland Building’s latest installation, Cell Phone Photo Paintings: Free

Powell’s art installation was inspired by losing her camera during a vacation. Her husband jokingly suggested that she should paint all of their photos – and she did.  All 80 of them.  

Powell is holding “studio hours,” in the Portland Building’s lobby. Visitors meet with Powell and text her a photo of their daily life. She will then paint the photo and put it on display for the duration of the installation. 

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art. 

Cell Phone Photo Paintings: Free is up now through May 29 in the Portland Building’s lobby. Powell’s studio hours are Monday – Thursday, from 2 – 5 pm. 

Check out RACC’s website for more information.

Portland Building Installation Art Series

1120 SW 5th Avenue

8 am – 5pm

Portland artists turns cell phone pictures into fine artMaggie Vespa in KGW News

Photo courtesy of RACC.