lumber room

Saturday, October 16, 2021
4 – 7 PM

Michelle Segre's exhibition Transmitters & Receivers Opening reception with the artist in attendance.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Nicolette de SaintAmour // EMBODIMENT FOR THE 5th DIMENSION

Please join us for one of three awareness through movement classes led by San Diego based practitioner Nicolette de SaintAmour. Each class will offer an exploration of bioenergetic movement in honor of the closing of Susan Cianciolo's ‘PRAYER ROOM, HEALING STAtion’.

These lessons will aim to instill in us a promise to keep feeling,  emphasize that we are in our bodies and deepen our understanding of ourselves as biological beings rooted in the universe. We will be lead through a cycle of three themes: 1. Rooted in the universe//initiation—2. Life is the creator of us all//your inner ocean is sensual—3. Carried by angels//the unknown known.

9/24 Friday morning class – 11 AM
9/25 Saturday evening class – 6 PM
9/26 Sunday evening class – 6 PM

*Each class will be capped at 10 people, with vaccination and masks required. We are giving priority to BIPOC community members.

To register please email us at with your date and time preferences to reserve your spot!

About de Saint-Amour: Nicolette is a somatic movement practitioner, who has worked for the last decade studying the life of the body through its bio energetic process. She is a student of jiujitsu, herbalist and trainee of the Feldenkrais method. Having this diverse and rich background has helped her harness skills for body reading. It is through these combined modalities of gentle and easy movement she has been able to help others connect with their body as a continuum of pulsatory and streaming currents, an excitatory ocean.

These free classes coincide with the closing weekend of our exhibition with Susan Cianciolo. We will be offering extended visitation hours Friday through Sunday. We will be open daily from 12 – 6pm. All welcome.

Sunday, July 11, 2021
2 – 5 PM

Opening event and book release with the artist in attendance.

Please join us for the opening of our upcoming exhibition thinking through themes of community healing, food, prayer and collaboration with the artist Susan Cianciolo. The lumber room has published a book titled This Cookbook is Made For the 5th Dimension for the occasion.

Sunday, October 6, 2019
4 – 6 PM

Closing reception for Kate Newby’s A puzzling light and moving. and book release for Kate Newby, Pocket Works published by the lumber room.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
7 PM, doors at 6:30 PM

In conjunction with the exhibition Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving.

San Cha is a singer-songwriter, based in the City of Angels, increasingly known for her visceral and explosive live performances. Her name, derived from the Spanish word sancha, which translates to ‘mistress’, is a mischievous reference to the title of ‘San’, given to male saints in the Catholic tradition. Fans of cumbia and punk, bolero and electro, flock to see San Cha’s emotional renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras and original songs that queer conventions of identity, power and love. Her striking stage presence is accompanied by the one-of-a-kind garments she adorns, aesthetic reflections of the years spent performing in drag and club scenes in the Bay. San Cha was most recently the headlining act at the kickoff of the 2019 Red Bull Music Festival, with upcoming performances at the Levitt Pavilion, Getty Museum and Santa Monica Pier.

TBA 2019 Partner Program, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Limited seating, no reservations 

Sunday, July 28, 2019
5 – 7 PM

Opening Reception for Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving. part III with a musical performance by Sávila

Friday, June 28, 2019
12 – 6 PM

Please join us during gallery hours to listen to a durational ambient performance from Portland based musician Matt Emmons and viewing of Kate Newby’s exhibition A puzzling light and moving.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Part II of Kate Newby's A puzzling light and moving. reviewed in May issue of Artforum by Jon Raymond

Sunday, May 5, 2019
2 PM

Please join us for a live dance performance Property of Opaqueness by Takahiro Yamamoto. Performed by Takahiro Yamamoto and Roland Dahwen Wu. Sound Score by Sofia Acosta.

Sunday, April 14, 2019
4 – 6 PM

Please join us for an afternoon of music from Portland based musician Dragging an Ox Through Water and viewing of Kate Newby’s exhibition A puzzling light and moving.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5 – 6 PM

Sunset performance with Marisa Anderson and Jim White.

Sunday, January 20, 2019
3 – 5 PM

Michael Hurley performance in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.

Friday, December 7, 2018
5 – 7 PM

Lonnie Holley performance in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.

Friday, November 9, 2018
6 PM

Eileen Myles reading in conjunction with Kate Newby's exhibition.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
11 AM – 1 PM

Opening Reception for Kate Newby, A puzzling light and moving.

Friday, April 13, 2018
5 – 7 PM

Opening Reception for Mira Dancy, Self Seed

Thursday, June 8, 2017
5 – 7 PM

Summer Reception for WOMEN TO THE FRONT
featuring a site specific work by Eve Fowler

Friday, August 19, 2016
7 – 9 PM

Opening Reception
Michael E. Smith

Friday, March 13, 2015
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
With a Clear Mind, you can move with the truth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6 – 8 PM

A Conversation and Reception with Dan Cameron, Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher

Sunday, May 18, 2014
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
Tony Feher

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tony Feher: PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture

Sunday, March 16, 2014
1 – 3 PM

Opening Reception
Polly Apfelbaum
Color Stations: Portland

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Noon – 4 PM

Lynne Woods Turner: Considering Sandback

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Noon – 4 PM

Opening Reception
Julia Dault Fred Sandback

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Terrain Shift Artist Talk: Corin Hewitt

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Terrain Shift Artist Talk: Evan La Londe

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Opening Reception for Interior Margins curated by Stephanie Snyder, John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, in collaboration with Lumber Room founder Sarah Miller Meigs.