Co-Curator and Board Chair, Exhibition Committee, Blue Sky Gallery
Christopher Rauschenberg is Co-curator and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Blue Sky was established in 1975 by Rauschenberg and 4 other photographers. Since then, Christopher has co-curated 864 solo exhibitions by 723 different artists. He has been a photographer since 1973 and has had 120 solo shows of his own work in eight countries. Blue Sky Gallery is a non-profit artists’ space which produces 24 solo exhibitions per year and an occasional group show every couple of years or so. It produces an annual yearbook that features 6 images from each show. Over the last 3 years, Blue Sky has produced 104 print-on-demand catalogs for their exhibiting artists. The gallery’s focus and passion is on promoting emerging artists. Since 2004, it has presented solo shows by 175 photographers from portfolio reviews in 8 countries. Blue Sky has presented solo shows by artists from 52 countries.
Blue Sky does not tend to exhibit fashion or classic nudes, traditional portraits, and scenic photography. The many landscape and portrait exhibitions the gallery presents tend to have strong documentary and social content. Blue Sky Gallery is looking for coherent bodies of work, rather than isolated great pictures. Additionally, Blue Sky is looking for artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon for our Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. The Drawers exhibit up to 800 prints by up to 80 regional photographers. They are re-curated annually by guest curators.
Reviewing Thursday, September 19, Friday, September 20 and Sunday, September 22.