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 Portland Museum of Modern Art (also known as PMOMA), which was also featured in TBA:16, from mid-May 2016.


An installation shot of The Shadow is Offended by Johanna Jackson and Dana Dart-McLean

An installation shot of The Shadow is Offended by Johanna Jackson and Dana Dart-McLean

Since receiving the Precipice Fund Grant in 2016, The Portland Museum of Modern Art has mounted two exhibitions featuring exceptional female visual artists from New Mexico, Australia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco: Navajo Folk Artist Mamie Deschillie, Aboriginal artist Sally M. Mulda, and a traveling exhibit from LA gallery Human Resource by Johanna Jackson and Dana Dart-Mclean.

"Sad Night Live" poster

We continue our programming next month with a solo exhibition from folk guitar legend John Fahey, who began painting late in life. In late summer we present a show from New York-based Raul De Nieves, who was recently featured in PS1’s Greater New York, in collaboration with LA artist Joy Fritz. This will be their second show together, the first being in 2008 at Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin.

In addition to our visual arts programming, we have continued our collaboration with Hollywood Theatre offering a music and film lecture series, and have hosted multiple performances and musical nights in conjunction with our exhibits. A standout event this spring was Sad Night Live, featuring sad songs and stories from Jon Raymond, Patrick DeWitt, Michael Hurley, Dragging an Ox Through Water, and Shelley Short. PMOMA has benefited greatly from the support of the Precipice Fund for the execution of our recent programming as well as what’s to come.

For more information about PMOMA, visit their website, like their page on Facebook, follow their Tumblr, or visit them at 5202 N. Albina in Portland.


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.