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Executive Producer, Oregon Art Beat

Jessica Martin


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."

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Recent Articles

Arts | local | NW Life | Oregon Art Beat

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.

Technology | Arts | Entertainment | local | NW Life | Oregon Art Beat

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.

Arts | NW Life | local | Land | Oregon Art Beat

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!

Arts | Technology | Entertainment | local | Business | Communities | 2017: The Year In Review

'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.

Arts | local | NW Life | The Vietnam War

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.

Arts | local | NW Life | The Vietnam War

From Vietnam War Refugee To Renowned Oregon Dancer

Marrying modern choreography with traditional Southeast Asian dance, Minh Tran formed Minh Tran & Company, becoming a prolific choreographer and sought-after educator.

Arts | Entertainment | World | Family | Oregon Art Beat

Lan Su Chinese Garden Welcomes The Year Of The Dog

The Chinese New Year celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden introduces us to some cultural activities including the lion dance performance and illuminated lanterns.

Arts | History | local | NW Life | Broken Treaties

Connecting Art And Culture: Native American Artists In Oregon

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.

Arts | Family | Books | local | NW Life | History | 2016: The Year In Review

'Oregon Art Beat' 2016: Meeting A Living Legend, Getting Metal And More

There's never a dull moment (or a dull year, for that matter) for "Oregon Art Beat," and 2016 didn't disappoint. It shaped up to be a treasure trove of the unexpected — as well as a dash of the beloved.

Arts | local | Oregon Art Beat

Ceramic Showcase

Ceramic Showcase, billed as the largest ceramic show and sale in the country, takes place every spring in Portland.

Oregon Art Beat

New Works by Alumna Artist Betty LaDuke

New Works by Alumni Artists - featuring painter Betty LaDuke who Oregon Art Beat first profiled in 2006. LaDuke illuminates food Oregon produces, the people who grow it, harvest it and bring it to our tables in a new book Bountiful Harvest.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

On View Now: Living With Glass, Museum of Contemporary Craft

Highlighting Museum of Contemporary Craft’s new exhibition “Living With Glass”, an exhibit that delves into the minds of collectors of glass, what they search for, and what they eventually acquire.

Oregon Art Beat

Put A Bird On It One More Time With Portlandia!

Meet the quirky residents of Portlandia and the creative team that brings them to life.