As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Cherry and Lucic, a curatorial project based in NE Portland at 4077 NE 7th Ave., from the beginning of summer 2016.


The Henry Codax exhibition being installed.

The Henry Codax exhibition being installed.

Cherry and Lucic began its second season of programming with the first-ever Pacific Northwest exhibition of monochrome painter by Henry Codax. For 2016, the artists Arnold J. Kemp, Lydia Rosenberg, Emily Goble, Matt Morris, MK Guth are presenting projects at the gallery. Each project is accompanied by print ephemera, which is usually presented as a takeaway artwork for our audience. We provide documentation for each artist’s project with the help a stipend that is awarded to photographer Cristin Norine.

Ephemera from the Codax exhibition in-process

Ephemera from the Codax exhibition in-process

In late 2015 we were invited to participate in the 2016 Portland Biennial as an artists/curatorial project. For the biennial, we are presenting a project in collaboration with British artist Merlin Carpenter. In early 2016 we auctioned off a curatorial project at PNCA alumni art auction, helping to raise scholarship funds for students at the school. For our part of the auction, we are developing a one-month exhibition with Jordan Schnitzer for at an undisclosed space. Artists Claire Redman, Alisa Bones, Naomi Reis, and Paula J. Wilson are participating in this project.

Finally, part of our Precipice funding has gone to support printmaker Sammie Cetta, our print coordinator at Cherry and Lucic. Sammie is responsible for the production for all print ephemera at the gallery. In 2016, Sammie will head up the production book projects on behalf Cherry & Lucic—helping to print a novella that will accompany Merlin Carpenter’s exhibition for the biennial. Sammie is also working collaboratively with artist Hayley Barker to produce a limited edition book that will be released at the end of our 2016 season.

For more information about Cherry and Lucic, visit their website.

An exhibition in the gallery


Precipice Fund is administered with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.