The ANX Gallery was a a project of ADX, a Portland Makerspace, that ran from March 2017 through June 2018. The ANX Gallery worked to give Portland with an exhibition space that shows a variety of media, artworks and functional objects. Alternating monthly member-maker shows, group and solo exhibitions provide a spectrum of form, function and utility. The goal of this curatorial project was to provide exposure to local makers, fine artists, and those who bridge the two. Additionally, we aimed to offer people from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQ and other minorities — a stage to display their talents and wares.
Over the course of 14 months, we were able to host approximately a dozen shows. Thank you to all that made this project possible.
Founder and Curator: Sami Lee Woolhiser
Founder and Curator: Emily Wobb
Gallery Manager: Jenna Lechner
Gallery Steward: Ray Nagler
August 2017 - "Beauty in Fragility" - Works by Maya Vivas
September 2017 - "Fall Gallery of Makers" - Exhibition of ADX Members, Staff and Alumni
October 2017 - "22 Floors" - New works by Emily Wobb
November - December 2017 - Toy Show - An exhibition of handmade toys by Portland artists.
January 2018 - "Ever The Optimist" - New works by Sami Lee Woolhiser
February 2018 - "Ink and Press" - Printmaking and Books show featuring over 30 Portland artists
March 2018 - "Spring Gallery of Makers" - Exhibition of ADX Members, Staff and Alumni
April 2018 - Design collaboration with Walcom
May 2018 - 2018 Prequel Program -
June 2018 - R&D by Lisa Radon - Recipient of AIR Program hosted by FORM and ADX
Sami Lee curated, organized and promoted ten student exhibitions while studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design. After interning at Hespe Gallery in San Francisco she used these shows to teach her peers how to properly install pieces, promote their events and other essential skill sets. Since graduating she has continued to co-curate and exhibit emerging artist works, below are a few of those exhibitions.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Sami Lee also found that her peers prospered when provided with opportunities to continue to learn, network and exhibit their works. As the president of the Local Color: SCAD Painting Club and SCAD Sculpture Forum she was able to work with her fellow students, efficiently utilize school resources, collaborate with faculty, the college, as well as local and international artists to create volunteer opportunities, workshops, studio visits, seminars and more.