Jessica Martin is the executive producer of OPB original television series "Oregon Art Beat."
Jessica has produced numerous local and national productions during her time at OPB, including the long-running outdoor series "Oregon Field Guide," "The Collectors" and "Neat Stuff."
Jessica's documentary work includes two award-winning films on aging, as well as two award-winning historical documentaries, "Rose City Remembered" and "The Three Rabbis."
A remembrance and celebration of Oregon artists who died in 2021
It is with sadness but also a deep appreciation of their work that we remember artists who died in 2021. All of us on Oregon Art Beat are honored that these artists shared their stories with us. We celebrate their indelible contributions to the arts and culture landscape of Oregon.
Once upon a time in the Northwest: the music of Federale
Portland band Federale makes original cinematic music inspired by classic spaghetti Western films, and the genre's most exulted composer, the late, great Ennio Morricone.
Artist Fernanda D’Agostino On Adapting The Practice
"In the face of everything, art is what we turn to for courage, solace, and solidarity."
Portland Artist Shelley Jordon Animates Personal Paintings
Shelley Jordon shares her journey of becoming an artist through her amazing family stories.
'Love, Santa': Lee White Illustrates The Magic
Illustrator Lee White finds the essence of Santa in his depiction of a young girl's letters to him in the book "Love, Santa."
Life After Life: The Art Of Stephanie Brockway
In Stephanie Brockway's hands, the past life of an object is fuel for the energy in her new art.
La Belle: Lost In The World Of The Automaton
Portland’s Imago Theatre is famous for their long running, national touring, hit shows "Frogz" and "ZooZoo." But now, Directors Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouwad have created what they hope is a new hit.
Painting With A Side Of Aromatherapy In Oregon's Lavender Fields
Every summer, scores of painters descend on the lavender fields of Oregon, creating work, and getting a little aromatherapy as well!
'Oregon Art Beat' 2017: Animation Revolution, A Stellar Experience Of Art And More
A look back at "Oregon Art Beat's" year of animation, natural wonders of light and lack there of, timeless voices and more.
An Artist Lights The Way From Vietnam To The Oregon Coast
Drawn from his childhood memories, Lam Quang handcrafts sculptural lanterns out of bamboo frames and his own handmade paper.