Archive for ‘Support Us!’

May 11, 2011

A Somewhat Secret Place Exhibition

We have found the location for our show. We are happy to announce that our show will be open July 7th through the 30th at PRESENTspace located 939 NW Glisan, Portland, Oregon, 97209 (enter on 10th Avenue). Our hours will be Monday-Saturday 11 am-5 pm, excluding the event days listed below.

July 6th Pre-Opening

Our Pre-Opening Party is a V.I.P. event with invitations available only through Kickstarter for pledges of $50 or more. Invitations are for two guests and can be gifted. To get your invitation today, go to[to]=1356445924

July 7th First Thursday

Please come at 6:00 pm for a talk with Carmen Papalia in Northwest Portland. First Thursday is when all the galleries officially open their doors with newly hung work and the Portland Pearl District turns into one big gallery walk!

July 9th Grand Opening

Our grand opening is a two-part event. At noon we will host a writing workshop facilitated by Write Around Portland. This event is free and there is no need to be a seasoned writer. We hope to have about 80 people in attendance.

In the evening at 6:30pm we will host author readings and performances. This is a free event with complimentary refreshments

July 26th ADA 21st Birthday Party and Panel Discussion

This event is completely devoted to the lived experiences of people with disabilities and the Americans with Disability Act. ADA is turning 21, so there will be cake and drinks. There will be a fun group drawing and writing activity where guests will be encouraged to leave their mark in pen or Braille. Just for fun and art we will have a Helen Keller piñata crafted by Catherine J. H. Miller.

Currently, we are looking for volunteer facilitators and panelists. So far the activist Brian Crosby Paynn has volunteered. This means only 5 seats to be filled.

July 30th Gallery Closing

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In the evening at 7:00 pm we will host author readings and performances. This is a free event with complimentary refreshments.

9:00 pm: After-Party will be held to encourage art enthusiasts, critics, collectors, intellectuals, publishers and scholars to mingle with the artists and organizers. The after closing party will be open to the public with snacks, nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages.

January 17, 2011

Portland Stock Dinner Grant


Supper with A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art

at Portland Stock Dinner

Portland, Oregon December 18th 2011

Soup’s On!!!!

And we need you to eat it!!!

Just $10 and your vote is what we need the night of January 23rd at PNCA

We have been accepted to be in the Portland Stock Dinner this coming Sunday. Please join us there.

What is Portland Stock Dinner?

About Stock

“Stock is a monthly public dinner event and presentation series which democratically funds Portland-area artist projects. Diners pay $10 for a homemade meal and the chance to vote for which artist proposal will receive the evening’s proceeds. The dinner’s profits immediately become an artist grant, awarded according to the vote of the diners. Winning artists present their completed work at the next Stock dinner{…]” Read more 🙂 and RSVP.

Why is  A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art asking for a Stock grant?

A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art desperately needs money for advertising and mailing costs for the promotion of the exhibit in July. We hope to receive enough votes to get the first Stock Grant of 2011.

Please remember that the grant amount is dependent on the level of attendance, so this is why we need all who know and love this project to attend.

Please mark you calendar and RSVP today.

RSVP by email:

Date: January 23rd 2011

Time: 6-9 pm

Place: PNCA

1241 Northwest Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97209-3023
(503) 226-4391

Thank you for all your support and time,

—  Catherine J. H. Miller

A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art
Artistic/Project Director and Fine Arts Curator
December 2, 2010

Collaboration and Auction Event December 3rd 2010

Collaboration and Auction Event December 3rd 2010

Come support A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art this Friday December 3rd at 11:00 at Mt. Tabor Theater!!!!

4811 Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215-3251
(503) 360-1450


See a performance by the Portland band the Orbits with live painting to be auctioned at the end of the evening.

All proceeds from the auction will go to support the book and exhibition project A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art.

Indeed the galaxies of painting and music shall collide when the Orbits play a set for good times at the Mt. Tabor Theater Lounge with an extraordinary guest artist Catherine J. H. Miller who will paint for donation to her unique project A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art. The Orbiters and the universe will never be the same.

Check out the Orbits

Happy Holidays,

A Somewhat Secret Place Team