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Portfolio 2 Gallery Launches!

FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE                                     
Contact: Pat Hansen, 206.285.3000
January 1, 2018                                                

SEATTLE, WA - Portfolio2 Gallery – Fine Art by American Designers – went live on January 1, 2018. This truly unique online art gallery features the work of professional graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, architects and interior designers – work created “on the side.” Most offerings in Portfolio2 Gallery are one-of-a-kind or offered in limited editions, and have not been available until now.

Portfolio2’s featured artists have worked for decades in the design industry, creating art for clients and commercial use through branding, promotions, advertising, packaging, environmental work, and more. Artists work from all corners of the United States – from Seattle to New York, San Francisco to North Carolina. Most are members of the United States' foremost design organization – the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). 

Featured Portfolio2 artists include:

Seymour Chwast – Esteemed illustrator and founder of Pushpin Studios, NY
Mel Curtis – Well-known fine art photographer whose work is in the permanent collections of Microsoft, Google, Seattle Art Museum and Corcoran Museum, WA, DC
Pat Hansen – AIGA Fellow, global speaker and jurist, Seattle Design Legend Award, and founder of Portfolio2 Gallery
Iskra Johnson – Award-winning calligrapher; Seattle Art Museum collection
Michael Mabry – Prolific, award-winning San Francisco designer; AIGA Medal
Claudia Meyer-Newman – Designer, teacher and artist; exhibited since 1985
Rosanne Olson Accomplished photographer including work for New York City Ballet; author of three books including This is Who I Am
Brian O’Neill – Designer and ceramist; American Crafts Council juried shows
Ryan Ovsienko – Widely exhibited designer, photographer, and master of computer manipulation
Robert Perlman – Lettering master, painter, and sculptor
Laura Pollack – Accomplished designer and award-winning pastel artist
Juliet Shen – Highly exhibited and recognized painter and designer
Anne Traver – Design and brand consultant and now a ceramist trained in France and Italy

Beyond their professional portfolios, many of these highly creative and accomplished people also produce exceedingly beautiful art “on the side”—personal works that Portfolio2 Gallery is proud to make available at this time.

The response from the design community has been overwhelming. Noted Chicago designer, Greg Samata, notes: “The idea of an online gallery to aggregate designers' independent work is a brilliant one. It is an opportunity to make an extraordinary body of work available to the general public.”

Founded by Seattle designer Pat Hansen, Portfolio 2Gallery offers personal art created by design professionals for sale to the public and organizations seeking new and innovative work for their collections.




Artist samples of work: view>

Images available uoon request: