Ann Ploeger after Michelangelo Pistolleti's "Venus and the Rags", 2017

Ann Ploeger after Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Venus and the Rags”, 2017

On Coloring | An Exhibition on Contemporary Art History and Coloring III
a fundraiser for arts in education
Luke’s Frame Shop, Portland, OR
March 4-26, 2017
Opening reception for artists: March 4, 2017, 5-7 PM

The Coloring Project pages are rolling in for our March 2017 fundraiser!! Thank you artists!!

Amy Ponteri
Ann Ploeger
Brittney Grouns
Carolyn Grigar
Diane Jacobs
Jennifer Esperanza
Joanna Grasso & Bob Dornberger
Kirby Jones
Kay Bunnenberg Boehmer
Kristofer Mills
Lincoln Miller & Dardinelle Troen
Lisa Golightly
Luke Dolkas
Rachel Mulder
Rachel Siegel
Reem Rahim
Robert Tomlinson
Roberta Aylward
Shu-Ju Wang
Josie Dickson Dulles
thérèse murdza

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AIX Artisan Independent Experimental Scent Fair at the Hammer Museum

I’m honored to be participating in the inaugural AIX Artisan Independent Experimental Scent Fair at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles! I will be presenting my fragrance for the project “On Forgetting | Filing the Flask”. I am among some incredibly talented perfumers doing some terrific, innovative work in the field of niche perfume. Please join me! Many, many thanks to the good people at The Institute for Art & Olfaction for their support of my work, and the curators at the Hammer Museum with a brilliant vision to see fragrance as a compelling medium for art.

May 6–8, 2016

Co-presented by The Institute for Art and Olfaction and Luckyscent/Scent Bar

An international selection of fragrance makers will upend your preconceptions of perfume at this three-day artisan, independent, experimental scent fair. Browse highly conceptual—even unexpected—scents; participate in workshops or a panel; and attend the fragrance fête of the season, The Institute for Art and Olfaction’s Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards with emcee Zackary Drucker. Perhaps you’ll even find your new signature scent.

AIX Scent Fair Kickoff Keynote & Panel
Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Lizzie Ostrom, AKA Odette Toilette, author and scented event organizer. Panelists: Chandler Burr, journalist, author and curator of olfactory art; Dr. Avery Gilbert, psychologist and self-described smell scientist, entrepreneur, and author; and Jacquelyn Ford Morie, scientist and virtual reality innovator. Panel moderated by Saskia Wilson-Brown, founder and director, The Institute for Art and Olfaction.

AIX Scent Fair Hours
Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
An international selection of fragrance makers showcase and sell their works.

Third Annual Art and Olfaction Awards with Emcee Zackary Drucker
Saturday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. cocktail hour, 7:30 p.m. ceremony*
Prestigious Golden Pear awards announced. Special guest emcee Zackary Drucker (Whitney Biennial 2014; Co-Producer, Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Transparent). – See more at: https://hammer.ucla.edu/aix-scent-fair/#sthash.xU4fE7NJ.dpuf


Aether Arts Perfume, Boulder, US
Atelier de Geste, New York, US
Auphorie, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bogue Profumo, Brescia, Italy
Brooklyn Perfume Company, New York, US
Bruno Fazzolari, San Francisco, US
Century’s Breath (Cat Jones), Sydney, Australia
Charenton Macerations, New York, US
COGNOSCENTI, San Francisco, US
Dasein, Los Angeles, US
Dead Writers Perfume by Sweet Tea Apothecary, Seattle, US
DSH Perfumes, Boulder, US
El Jardí Secret, Barcelona, Spain
Goest Perfumes, Los Angeles, US
Ideasthesia by MIKMOI, San Francisco, US
Imaginary Authors, Portland, US
J.Hannah Co, San Francisco, US
Jazmin Saraï, Montréal, Canada
Jolie Laide Perfume, San Francisco, US
L’Oeil du Vert, Los Angeles, US
Luckyscent / Scent Bar, Los Angeles, US
Parfums Lalun, Los Angeles, US
Maison Anonyme, Los Angeles, US
Manifest Destiny, Los Angeles, US
Maria Candida Gentile Maitre Parfumeur, Sarzana, Italy
Mendittorosa Odori d’Anima, Rome, Italy
Menyan Projects, Bali, Indonesia
Monsillage, Montréal, Canada
Neandertal, London, UK
NOBILE 1942, Genoa, Italy
Olympic Orchids Perfumes, Seattle, US
On Forgetting | Filling the Flask, Camas, US
Phoenix Botanicals, New York, US
PK Perfumes, Menifee, US
Portland Apothecary, Portland, US
Sarah Baker, London, UK
Scents of the Apocalypse, San Francisco, US
Sonoma Scent Studio, Sonoma, US
The Institute for Art and Olfaction; The Art and Olfaction Awards, Los Angeles, US
The Smelly Vials Perfume Club, Los Angeles, US
Tigerlily Perfumery, San Francisco, US
Xyrena, Los Angeles, US


On Color: An Exhibition on Art History & Coloring (2)

I’ve arranged a colorful exhibition of works by over 25 local and international artists* who pay homage to contemporary artists and thinkers from the likes of Diane Arbus, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Joseph Cornell. Artists have contributed from throughout the US, to Japan and London.

Pushdot Studio will display the exhibition of beautifully colored posters from tracings found in Epstein’s coloring book In a True Democracy the Many are Obligated to the Few. The exercise in coloring is a gesture to distill art and art history, to dialog about lineage, and to play with the seriousness that is “Art”.

Proceeds from the sale of the works and coloring books will go to da Vinci Arts Middle School arts programming.

OPEN/CLOSE: Friday April 1st – May 27th, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday April 1st, 6-8pm 

PUSHDOT STUDIO – 2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104 – in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street – Portland, OR 97202, 503.224.5925 www.pushdotstudio.com

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission
*Participating Artists
Ann Ploeger | Portland, OR
Anne Greenwood | Portland, OR
Art Huang | Tokyo, Japan
Carla Repice | Brooklyn, NY
Chris Bennett | Portland, OR
Chris Leib | Brooklyn, NY
Diane Jacobs |Portland, OR
Gabriel Liston |Portland, OR
Gigi Conot | Portland, OR
Jennifer Esperanza | Santa Fe, NM
Jamie Emerick | San Francisco, CA
Julio Cantu | Portland, OR
Laura Mack | Salem, OR
Lincoln Miller & Dardinelle Troen | Portland, OR
Lisa Golightly | Portland, OR
Luke Doklas | Portland, OR
Marcia Teusink | London, UK
MJ Dowling | Denver, CO
Paolo Salvagione | Saulsalito, CA
Patrick Hinds | Portland, OR
Rachel Siegel | Portland, OR
Rebecca Szeto | San Francisco, CA
Richard Kurtz | Santa Fe, NM
Robert Tomlinson | Independence, OR
Rory Sparks | Portland, OR
Sam Tudyk | Marblehead, MA
Stepanka Peterka | Portland, OR
Thérèse Murdza | Portland, OR

Never Forget You Are Part of the Hole, oil on canvas, 2015 (52 x 36 inches), Catherine Haley Epstein

Never Forget You Are Part of the Hole, oil on canvas, 2015 (52 x 36 inches), Catherine Haley Epstein

On Forgetting | Filling the Flask
A solo show of new work at Pushdot (August 7 – September 25, 2015)

The installation will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and scent that address focus and kindness in forgetting. Yes, all that varied material to inspire focus. You will recognize patterns in the work and walk away with something that speaks specifically to you. The work has been two years in the making, and I would love to see you there!

Artist Reception: August 7, 2015, 6-8 PM
Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 104 (The Ford Building), Portland, OR

Continuing my exploration of Psyche’s mythical journey to reunite with Eros, in “On Forgetting | Filling the Flask” I address the third of her four required tasks. Previously I have explored “Sorting the Seeds” in which she learns to set priorities, and“Learning to Say No” where she understands the need to be true to herself.

Here, she must fill a flask from a dangerous, rushing waterfall. Zeus, in the form of an eagle, comes to the rescue and fills it for her. In doing so, Zeus represents the leader who resolves the situation by being direct, forgetting the minutiae and keeping an eye on the prize. Said another way, it is this focus on what matters — and forgetting what doesn’t — that enables us to recognize critical patterns and clues that are at first hidden in plain sight.

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