The Geezer Gallery is a unique 501c3 non-profit art organization devoted to celebrating Master Level senior artists and providing “art as therapy” programs, giving voice through art to seniors in our community. Our creativity programs for seniors are designed to enable brain-cell growth, dexterity and an opportunity for personal self-expression.
Exhibiting and Marketing
A key program of The Geezer Gallery is exhibiting and marketing juried artwork created by artists age 60 and above. The Geezer Gallery currently is collaborating with Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) to feature new exhibitions and artist receptions at each performance throughout at least the next 3 seasons.
|The Geezer Gallery Presents…
American Outsider Art Kearns Collection Exhibit
In conjunction with
AMERICAN OUTSIDER ART
This winter, Geezer Gallery is excited to have the privilege to display the expansive, lifelong Outsider Art collection of Jane and David Kearns. This specialty exhibit provides a visual illustration of historical elements rooted back to the Civil War era, working to both illuminate a comprehensive story of American culture as well as to expand the idea of what it means for a piece to exist within the art community.
Highly collectible and admired, Outsider Art breaks the mold of the artistic establishment. With minimal contact to the mainstream art world, outsider artists’ drive to create is unstoppable. Using unconventional materials such as sugar mud, roofing tar, and house paint as well as styles unadulterated by artistic culture, these artists produce one of a kind pieces portraying the inner workings of their psyches. They feel that their experiences and messages must be heard, using creation as a form of communication and therapy. Stemming from each piece is a gripping story that will surely capture the heart and mind of its viewers. Working with collectors Jane and David Kearns, Geezer Gallery has discovered the secrets behind these captivating windows into American history.
Known by other names such as Art Brut or ‘Raw Art,’ Outsider Art falls into many categories such as the art of the mentally ill, tramp art, prison art, and folk art. Each of these groups faces disadvantages that bring about stigmatization, but this does not hinder their artistic pursuits. Currently displayed in reputable institutions such as the American Museum of Folk Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, as well as in galleries around the world, Outsider Art has become a highly valued genre.
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For more information call (503) 347-0734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS:
Please Welcome Our Newest Members of The Geezer Gallery Team!
Acacia Steinberg – Curator
Acacia grew up in Southeast Portland and has been active within the Pacific Northwest art scene since 2010. She is currently pursuing a degree in Art History at Lewis and Clark College and plans to expand her studies to Italy in spring of 2017. Acacia loves the creative hub that is Portland and is excited to be apart of the Geezer Gallery not only to further her curatorial skills but also to work in a place whose mission focuses on bettering the Portland art community.
Natalie Mussotto – Curator
Natalie is a fine artist born and raised in Portland, Oregon and is passionate about the northwest. She just completed her undergraduate degree at Portland State University majoring in Art Practices with a minor in Business Administration. Natalie is an award-winning printmaker in addition to designing skis and snowboards for a local company. She is inspired by the outdoors and hopes to convey her love for the northwest through visual storytelling. Natalie also hopes that by working with the Geezer Gallery and its mission, she will gain valuable knowledge in the field she admires.