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Critical Viewing on Art & About PDX

Mathew Spencer's "Am I A Monster" exhibit made it into Art & About PDX's CRITICAL VIEWING for June 2019. Read more about it, here:

NW Noggin's visit to PALS

NW Noggin is an incredible organization that visited our studio recently. They wrote an incredible post about their experience at the Portland Art & Learning Studio, which you can read here:

Their post links out to articles, so you can learn more about the brain and how it functions. Thank you NW Noggin for visiting our studio and letting us learn about, draw, sculpt, and have a whole lot of fun with your brains!!! 

To see upcoming NW Noggin events, please visit their official website:

Portland Art Museum's podcast features PALS' artist Mathew Spencer

Listen to the latest episode of the Portland Art Museum's podcast featuring PALS' artist Mathew Spencer:

Mathew Spencer was interviewed by the Portland Art Museum's podcast about his career as an artist, what it's like to work out of the Portland Art & Learning Studio, and more. His exhibit "Am I A Monster" closes on June 20th, 2019 at our gallery inside the studio. 

Minnie Driver narrates "Three Cities Social" exhibition video

Academy Award nominee, Minnie Driver, of Good Will Hunting and TV's Speechless, has narrated a short video about "Three Cities Social" - a multi-city exhibition of work by artists with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Two artists from the Portland Art & Learning Studio are in the exhibition, which kicks off on June 8, 2019 at the UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery in the Culver City Arts District of Southern California. The exhibit then travels to Chicago, IL where it will go on display starting September 13 as part...

Alister Bond's "My Works" at Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Alister Bond has his debut solo exhibit "My Works" at Stumptown Coffee Roasters on June 8, 2019. The exhibit was curated by Wendy Swartz, who selected 18 original paintings created by Alister at the Portland Art & Learning Studio. 

The opening reception of "My Works" is June 8, 2019 from 4 - 6pm at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters on 4525 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97206.

To see a price list and purchase works from the show, please contact Wendy Swartz at