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Painter John Simpkins Creates Beauty From Solitude

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:15 p.m.

Painter John Simpkins and his dog Phoebe are the sole residents of Andrews, a ghost town at the base of the Steens Mountain.

local | NW Life | Arts | History | Broken Treaties

Connecting Art And Culture: Native American Artists In Oregon

OPB | March 20, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Portland

In its 17 years, "Oregon Art Beat" has traveled all across the state to profile some of the many Native American artists creating work right here in Oregon. Here are just a few artists you should know about.

local | NW Life | Arts | Books

Watch What You Say In That Uber – Tom Vandel May Be Listening

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 9 a.m.

If you’ve ridden in an Uber with Tom Vandel behind the wheel, he was listening. And he wrote it down, too.

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Artists Take To The Streets For The Art Along The Rogue Festival

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Every October, the streets of Grants Pass are transformed into a work of art. It’s not fall foliage adding the color though, it’s dozens of artists gathered for the Art Along the Rogue festival.

Oregon Art Beat

Art Beat Update: Arvie Smith

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015 8 p.m.

See what painter Arvie Smith has been doing since his appearance on Art Beat 15 years ago.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

The Art of Grimm

OPB | April 30, 2015 midnight

Can't get enough Grimm? Get behind-the-scenes photos, links, interviews, credits and more.

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Oregon Art Beat Learns Creepy, Crawly Art Of Grimm

OPB | April 28, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland

This one is for anyone who wondered how television shows can make fantasy look so real.

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Artist Samantha Wall

OPB | April 16, 2015 midnight

Using black ink on white paper, Portland-based Samantha Wall makes art out of shared experiences.

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Jock Bradley's Portraits Reflect The Realities Of Life With Cancer

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 midnight

When photographer Jock Bradley’s sister died from ovarian cancer last year, his grief and experience dealing with her illness led to the birth of a new art project.

local | Arts

Oregon Art Beat Exhibition Celebrates 15 Years Of Creativity

OPB | March 17, 2014 7:30 a.m.

This exhibition features more than 300 Oregon Art Beat alumni artists and brings together paintings, metal work, sculpture, calligraphy, pottery, music and more from across the region.

local | Arts

'In Passing' at Disjecta Lets Visitors Explore Light, Space & Shape

OPB | Feb. 15, 2013 7:30 a.m.

Josephine Zarkovich commissioned artist Chris Fraser to fill Disjecta gallery's space in new and unexpected ways.

local | Music | Arts | Masters of Jazz: The Next Generation

Thara Memory Educates The Next Generation of Jazz Musicians

OPB | Feb. 14, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Portland-based jazz musician, educator and recent Grammy winner Thara Memory is an important mentor for an up-and-coming generation of jazz musicians, including Esperanza Spalding.


Oregon Art Beat Visits Southern Oregon

OPB | Oct. 2, 2012 7:15 a.m.

The Oregon Art Beat crew took their show on the road to highlight the art and artists of southern Oregon. Take a look at a photo slideshow of their trip.