Summer Fun Has Begun at Village Frame & Gallery!

Lot’s of good stuff going on around here lately!

Right Now: Carrie Moore in the Gallery

Carrie Moore exhibit currently showing at Village Frame & Gallery

If you missed First Friday, stop in during the month of June to see the diverse work of artist Carrie Moore. An Oregonian who loves nature, Carrie creates in chalk pastel, linocuts, copper, and embossed leather. Exhibits are free to the public during regular business hours.

3D Copper Salmon by Carrier Moore
3D Copper Salmon by Carrier Moore

This Week: Gifts for Dads and Grads

Still looking for something special? Consider artwork that evokes shared memories or a favorite interest, a handcrafted tool, or a gift certificate for framing. We have lots of tasteful, unique choices, so come see us this week!

Cover of In the Mist: Giving Voice to Silence
On sale at Village Frame & Gallery now

Get Ready: We’re Heating Up First Friday in July

In the Mist photographer Russell Young is teaming up with two of the poets from his book of painterly photography for a poetry reading plus on July 1st. This is a not-to-be-missed event, so watch for details to be published later this month.

First Friday with Carrie Moore June 3rd

Pastel of colorful blue bird.

This month, we are featuring the work of Portland artist Carrie Moore at Village Frame & Gallery. Come meet Carrie Friday, June 3rd, from 6 pm – 9 pm.

Artist Statement

Artist Carrie Moore in front of an easel in her studio
Carrie Moore

My early years as a graphic designer helped set the stage for my current work.  All my work is centered around  line and the environment.  Figurative meets floral; fish and water; abstraction of forms and negative space–all intrigue me.

I now find myself mingled in four media:  printmaking, pastel painting, sculpture, and embossed leather works.  How these things have intertwined has been an organic unfolding and interconnecting of my processes, creativity, and experimentation.  And it changes week to week, my focus on which media feels the right one to allow for expression at the time.

Teaching and owning an art center, Carrie Moore Studios, allows me to teach, show, and share my art and craft, and bring other artists from around the country to do the same.

Sneak Peak of Carrie Moore’s Exhibition at Village Frame & Gallery

Can’t make it Friday? Carrie’s work will be on the gallery walls throughout the month of June. Stop in during regular business hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Exhibits are always free to the public.

Painter Anya Coxworth at First Friday April 1st

Painting of closeup of female face with red hair and green eyes.
Brightly colored painting of two herons facing each other.
By Anya Coxworth

First Friday is tomorrow, already! It should be gorgeous weather, so come meet local painter Anya Coxworth from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Anya is a Portland resident, in fact, we first met her at Fat City. She’s been exhibiting her work around the area and is known for her use of vibrant color and flowing lines. Anya’s work will be featured at Village Frame & Gallery throughout April.

Anya Coxworth, Artist’s Bio

Anya Coxworth is a self taught painter born in Flint Michigan in 1971 relocating to Portland Oregon in 1999. Inspired as a child by her artist father she began experimenting with color and lines. Anya has now been painting whimsical portraits, landscapes, and originals for 29 years. She has sold her work locally and internationally for the last 16 yrs. While in Portland she gave a lecture on her work at Portland Community College during the annual Artbeat event in 2006 and has donated pieces to Habitat for Humanity and Oregon Health and Sciences University benefit auctions. The Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland accepted an original painting of Anya’s for the cities permanent collection. Anya currently resides between Portland and Yamhill Oregon.

First Friday, April 1st

No fooling, this is a show worth seeing with your own eyes at Village Frame & Gallery. We will be open until 9 p.m. at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Hope to see you there.

Painting of closeup of female face with red hair and green eyes.
By Anya Coxworth


Painting of clowns, one is an adult woman, the other is a child.
By Anya Coxworth

Karen Story Featured Artist at March 4th First Friday

Encaustic painting of green sea water with stormy sky above

Headshot of artist Karen StoryKaren Story is an painter who majored in printmaking and painting at PNCA in Portland, Oregon. She was the recipient of a Louis Bunce Scholarship award, the Printmaking Department scholarship award, and the Local 10 Scholarship award.  She exhibits throughout Oregon and her work is owned by the Portland Art Museum and many private collectors.

This month, Village Frame & Gallery is featuring Karen’s newest show, Shipscapes.


Karen Story Artist’s Statement

Collage of Karen's paintings of the seaI use art to communicate with those around me, as well as with my own inner being. Through arrangement of color, form, content, line, shape, and value I attempt to create a unique experience for the viewer.

This show is especially exciting for me, since the medium is not one I generally use for artistic expression. After I discovered Captain Bob, a rusting 65 year-old ship on the Multnomah Channel (while kayaking), I could think of no other way to capture the beauty of what I saw than through photography. I was stunned as I noticed the ‘landscapes’ which surrounded the ship, at the level of the water, created by years of re-painting, rust, moss, oxidation, and erosion.

Presenting familiar but unusual scenes of lakesides and ocean/land views, the shipsides compelled me to repeatedly visit and photograph them over the following 4 years. I continue to photograph ships during various times of day, season, and weather. The images are evocative of time and place, but with a slight mystery about exactly what one is viewing. These illusions may evoke emotion as well as memory.

Currently an encaustic painter, I use many of the images to inspire paintings in a medium which is also somewhat mysterious, and also asks the viewer to look more deeply into the painting. While assembling this show, I have been able to revisit the initial reactions and excitement brought on by discovering Captain Bob and other rusted ships in Swan Island harbor. It has been my pleasure.

Meet Karen at First Friday

Join us at Village Frame & Gallery for an artist’s reception Friday, March 4, starting at 6:00 pm. We are located in Multnomah Village at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of Shipscapes:

Painting of dark water and land beneath rust streaked sky
Rusty Sky by Karen Story


Encaustic painting of green sea water with stormy sky above
Electric Sky by Karen Story


Encaustic painting with city surrounded by water and rusty sky above
Green City with Rust by Karen Story


Encaustic painting with dark land or water beneath blue sky
Blue Sky by Karen Story

What’s Love Got to Do with First Friday?

First Friday, February 5, 206: We're open late, come to Multnomah Village.

Valentines day is coming up, and First Friday is the perfect time to browse with your lucky partner and see if there is something – jewelry, hand turned wood pens, or art – that might tickle their fancy!

First Friday, February 5, 206: We're open late, come to Multnomah Village.


We’re open until 9 p.m., so come to Multnomah Village to eat, shop, browse our art gallery, and enjoy the evening with your Valentine. Village Frame & Gallery is featuring artists of the Pacific Northwest: Beki Killorin, Sharon Augusta Mitchell, Keaney Rathbun, Barbara Pihos, Tony Turpin, Ken Elliott and Jeanette Nuxoll. Don’t miss this exhibit!

We are located at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. Can’t make First Friday? Stop by any Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.

Un-First Friday Features Artists of the Pacific Northwest

Poster for Un-First Friday January 8, 2016, 6 - 9 pm, in Multnomah Village

Village Frame & Gallery Open Late January 8th

Happy New Year! Since we were all out celebrating last week, Multnomah Village is having “Un-First Friday” this week. It works that same as a regular First Friday, we will be open until 9 p.m. with a new show in the Gallery. Come to the Village for dinner, shopping, and catching up with friends and neighbors.

Village Frame & Gallery will be featuring several artists from around the Pacific Northwest. Hope to see you there!

Poster for Un-First Friday January 8, 2016, 6 - 9 pm, in Multnomah Village

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala December 4th and 5th

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala poster

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala poster

Friday Night

  • Carriage rides at Multnomah Arts Center starting at 4:30 pm
  • Carriage rides at Key Bank parking lot starting at 6:15 pm
  • Robert Gray Panache Singers at Key Bank at 6:30 pm
  • Tree lighting with Santa at 6:42 pm in front of Village Beads
  • Riversgate Church Street Carolers in the street from 6:00 pm
  • Village Dental at Umpqua Bank with free treats and give-aways from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, raffle at 7 pm
  • Great shopping until 9:00 pm


  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Lucky Lab 8:00 – 11:00 am
  • Gingerbread house making at Riversgate Church 10:00 am – Noon
  • Wilson Wave Caroling Noon to 1:00 pm
  • A wonderful holiday spirit all day long


Umpqua Bank, Multnomah Village Business Association, Riversgate Church, Starbucks, SW Kiwanis, Thinker Toys, Healthy Pets Northwest, Switch Shoes and Clothing, Village Dental, Topanien Global Gifts, Multnomah Antiques, Village Beads, Jones and Jones Jewelers

For more information visit

It’s Golden Ticket Time in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale!

Close up of part of Golden Ticket poster

It’s officially Golden Ticket time!  Nov. 16 through Dec. 31 participating Merchants in Multnomah Village and Hillsdale will be offering a special shopping program.  This is a great way to “Shop Local” and support local jobs and businesses! Village Frame Gallery will offer 10% off ready made frames and custom framing if you bring us a Golden Ticket from another shop.  And when you spend $10 on anything in the gallery, we give you a Golden Ticket to use for discounts, prizes or specials in other participating shops.

Golden Ticket poster

Multnomah Village Participating Businesses

Action Fast Photo

Annastasia Salon

Anne Bocci

Annie Bloom’s Books

Craft Factory

David Klick, LMT

Fusion Modern Organic Salon

Healthy Pets Northwest

Indigo Traders

Jacquelines Found & Fabulous

Jones & Jones Jewelers

Jules of Morrocco Clothing

Little Shop of Drawers

Maggie’s Boutique

Multnomah Antiques

Multnomah Family Care Center

Multnomah Village Dental

Northwest Wools

Peachtree Gifts

Peggy Sundays

Sarah J.

Switch Shoes & Clothing

Thinker Toys

Topanian Global Gifts

Village Beads

Village Family Dental

Village Frame & Gallery

Hillsdale Participating Businesses

Haircolor Salon Dirk

Hillsdale Veterinary Hospital

Other Worlds Games

Paint Pots Ceramic Studio

Paloma Clothing

Portland European Facials

The UPS Store

Food & Drink Participating Businesses

Baker & Spice Cakery

Dairy Hill Cream

Down to Earth Cafe

Driftwood Coffee

GiGi’s Cafe

Grand Central Baking

Hattie’s Sweet Shop

Maplewood Coffee & Tea

Marco’s Cafe

Medley Cafe & Tea



Oak and Olive

Otto & Anita’s

Renner’s Bar & Grill

Salvador Molly’s

Sasquatch Brewing

Sip D’Vine

The Village Hut

Verde Cocina

Golden Ticket Gold Sponsors

Northwest Wools

Marco’s Cafe

Paloma Clothing

Village Frame & Gallery

Umpqua Bank

Golden Ticket Silver Sponsors

Hatti’s Sweet Shop

Jones & Jones Jewelers


Healthy Pets

Hillsdale Farmers’ Market

Golden Ticket Bronze Sponsors

Peggy Sundays

Grand Central Bakery

Switch Shoes & Clothing

WYSE Kadish, LLP, Attorneys at Law

Thinker Toys

Annie Bloom’s Books

Haircolor Salon Dirk

Verde Cocina


Portland European Facials

Maggies Boutique

Gigi’s Cafe

Indigo Traders

Advanced Massage Therapy

Trick or Treat Multnomah Village this Halloween

Don’t miss one of the biggest family-friendly parties of the year!

Rain or shine, it’s trick-or-treat time in the Village Saturday, October 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Start at Starbucks on Capitol Highway to pick up your walking map, and parents can get a complimentary cup of coffee!

Then, make the rounds from business to business, get your picture taken for just $5 at the Harvest Photo Stage–all proceeds go to Neighborhood House–, play some games at the Kids Halloween Carnival, and finish up at Dr. Jensen’s for a special surprise treat.

Halloween in the Village is sponsored by the Multnomah Village Business Association. Follow the Multnomah Village events page or their Facebook page to learn more.

Halloween in Multnomah Village 2015 poster



Art Inventory Blowout Sale, Framing Coupons and Kids Drawing – Oh My!

Come to the Village Saturday for Multnomah Days!

Art Sale in the Village

Huge savings on all inventory! 25% to 75% off framed fine art originals and reproductions!!  And all mirrors 75% off!!

Artists including Jeanette Nuxoll, Jerry Hammel, Natalya Romanovsky, Richard Hall, Linda Griffin, Didier Lourenco and many more!!

10 – 4 pm at the Meals on Wheels Building
7710 SW 31st at Capitol Hwy., Portland, Oregon, 97219

Visit our Booth at Multnomah Days!

  • 75% OFF selected art posters, prints and photographs!
  • Pick up your coupon for 10% OFF custom framing!
  • KIDS! Enter to win a 130 piece ART SET! Drawing will be held at 4:00 pm, you don’t have to be present to win.
  • The Gallery will be closed during Multnomah Days. Should you need to pick up a custom framing order, please find us at our booth and we’ll be happy to retrieve your order!


Don’t miss all the savings and special events in Multnomah Village this month. Follow the Multnomah Village Facebook page for updates and insider information.

Colorful poster listing Multnomah Days events. For something more accessible, follow the Multnomah Village page on Facebook.

Village Frame & Gallery, 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 ● (503) 245-8001
Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.