June 22nd Opening Reception of SOUTHERN/PACIFIC Portland 6-9pm

The steel tracks of the Southern Pacific Rail Company once stretched

through the Pacific Northwest, down the West Coast and across Texas. These

train lines connected people, ideas, and visions of expansion.

Now Portland and galleryHOMELAND Welcomes SOUTHERN/PACIFIC!

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC is a series of three exhibits spanning over one year and traveling across the South and up the West Coast. With its premiere and first stop at Lawndale Art Center, SOUTHERN/PACIFIC begins connecting artists and communities of Portland Oregon, Houston and Marfa Texas. These exhibitions and projects will create three different experiences in each city, starting in Houston.  The artists within SOUTHERN/PACIFIC will be working directly with each other and these diverse surroundings to create new works and new conversations.  Breaking beyond the white walls SOUTHERN/PACIFIC branches out into the art world and into the public.  With the main exhibitions creating the foundation, film screenings, panel discussions, performances, and workshops will be happening throughout the duration of the show. SOUTHERN/PACIFIC is capturing the energy of these events, collaborations, and endeavors within each city and is bringing them together for three not to be missed exhibitions.


John Calaway, Calvin Ross Carl, Joseph Cohen, Jillian

Conrad, David Corbett, Arcy Douglass, Sean Healy, Hana Hillerova, Roxanne

Jackson, Jeff Jahn, Terrell James, Jonathan Leach, Victor Maldonado, Julian Mock, Ann Marie Nafziger, Alyce Santoro, Von Tundra

Curator: Paul Middendorf

Consulting Curator: Cassandra Adams-Harford

Project Advisors: Lorna Leedy and Terrell James

For more information please contact us at or 503.819.9656


June 22nd

Opening Reception of SOUTHERN/PACIFIC Portland 6-9pm

June 22nd – July 29th 2012 Portland, OR

Ongoing throughout the exhibition


Online SOUTHERN/PACIFIC Interviews

Conducted by artists and writer Victor Maldonado

Ongoing Residency, Visiting artists from Marfa and Houston

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC Writing the West, a tri city essay project

June 23rd, 2012

Artists Dinner and Meet and Greet – TBA 8PM (invitation only)

June 24th 2012

Artists Brunch and Panel Discussion @  galleryHOMELAND 12pm-2pm

June 26th, 2012

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC Film/Video Screening, Short films by Houston, Portland, and Marfa Artists @ galleryHOMELAND 8pm

This project is proudly sponsored in part by

Froelick Gallery

PNCA and The Feldman Gallery

Widmer Brewing Company

The Historic Ford Building

The Ford Food and Drink

The Research Club

SOUTHERN/PACIFIC is a recipient of RACC’s 2011 Project Grant