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 An Evening of Art and Wine With Christopher Vazquez
Feb 29, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Steel Door Gallery,
2412 Northwest Raleigh Street, Portland, OR, USA

Past Exhbitions 

Into Spring

March 04, 2017

Steel Door Gallery And Shaffer Fine Art PresentInto Spring- A Group Showing Saturday March 11th 6pm to 9pm Portland Oregon – Steel Door Gallery And Shaffer Fine Art present “Into Spring- A group showing Reception: Saturday March 11th 6pm to 9pm (Preview First Thursday March 2nd) Featured Artists: Christopher Pothier, Tracy Simpson, Aaron Polinard, Yola Pilch, Brian Hanna, Adrienne Wannamaker.Curators Patrick Zahn and Gail Shaffer are proud to bring “Into Spring A Group Show” Featuring work by Adrienne Wannamaker, Christopher Pothier, Tracy Simpson, This show opens March 11th. “I am excited to be bringing new work by Adrienne Wannamaker Christopher Pothier and Tracy Simpson.” Steel Door Gallery and Shaffer Fine Art are located in Northwest Portland Oregon at 1991 NW Upshur Street Suite D. Steel Door Gallery is a show driven gallery that seeks to promote, market and develop cutting edge emerging, mid career and visiting artists.

Bob Volke - Retrospective

January 03, 2023

Portland Oregon – Steel Door Gallery and Shaffer Fine Art will present “Volke: A Retrospective” on
Saturday January 21st from 6pm-9pm.
Featured Artist: Bob Volke (1958 - 2016)
Show Run Dates: January 21st – February 4th 2017
Curators Patrick Zahn and Gail Shaffer are proud to present “Volke: A Retrospective”. The show will
feature a large collection of paintings by artist Bob Volke, who passed away in 2016 due to heart
Volke's journey from truck driver to artist began in 2003 when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
He started the art therapy program at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare as a way to manage his illness.
With Volke's paintings in private and corporate collections around the world, this is the first opportunity to see and purchase Volke's work since his untimely passing in April of 2016.
Volke's love of acrylics shows in both his unorthodox subject matter and techniques - using brushes
and a fork to apply sharp dense shades of color onto canvas.
The attraction of Volke's paintings ranges from the simplicity in his use of color to the complex subjectmatter drawn from his struggles with schizophrenia.
Please Join Steel Door Gallery, Shaffer Fine Art, and the Volke family as we celebrate the life of this
amazing artist.
Fifty Percent of proceeds will benefit the Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.
About Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare:
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare is Oregon's community health and housing nonprofit partner. Cascadia has served Oregonians living with mental health and addiction challenges, chronic homelessness,poverty, trauma and other health disparities for 35 years.
Our 900+ team members work together every day with a shared dedication to provide personal,
compassionate care for over 16,000 Oregon residents of all ages each year. Together, with the support of our community, we are Bridging a Culture of Caring to improve the quality of life for all
Learn more about Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s comprehensive range of innovative clinical and
housing support programs, visit:
Steel Door Gallery and Shaffer Fine Art Gallery are located at 1991 NW Upshur Street, Suite D,
Portland, OR 97209.
For more information contact: Patrick Zahn 503-875-6950
Steel Door Gallery is a show-driven gallery that seeks to promote, market and develop cutting edge
emerging and mid-career artists.

The Bricks

February 23, 2023

Steel Door Gallery is proud to bring “The Bricks ” A solo exhibition featuring a variety of Lego Mosaic works by artist Brian Hanna. “The Bricks” examines a mix of pop culture and pointillism in a unique medium; Lego's. Artist Brian Hanna has created and engineered a new form of pop art, featuring icons like Prince, Lana Del Ray, JZ, Audrey Hepburn and many more. “ When Brian walked into the gallery 3 years ago I knew he was on to something special,” stated Steel Door Gallery owner Patrick Zahn. “Through his hard work I am honored to bring this unique and special show to the gallery.” Part of the gallery's mission is to give art collectors the opportunity to engage with emerging artists early in their career, providing a unique opportunity for investment. Brian's work is new and exciting and achives this goal!A reception for both the artists and the public will be held Saturday November 19th 6:00pm Pacific Time. Brian will be present and available to answer questions about his work. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition opens Saturday November 19th 2016 and runs through December 12th 2016.

Steel Door Gallery Presents the Work Of Chris Pothier

May 28, 2023

Portland Oregon – Steel Door Gallery will celebrate its third year in business with our anniversary show featuring artist Christopher Pothier

Reception: on Saturday October 22nd 6:00pm.

Featured Artists: Christopher Pothier

With additional works by Tracy Simpson, Adrienne Wannamaker, Yola Pilch, and Brian Hanna

Show Run Dates: October 6th - November 6th


Curator Patrick Zahn is proud to bring “Steel Door Gallery's Three Year Anniversary Show” Featuring new work by local Portland artist Christopher Pothier. “I am excited to be celebrating three years of success with our valued clients, artists, family and friends”


The works of Christopher Pothier have been shown around the United States and abroad. This shows featured piece “ The Scrum” was show in the The European Museum Of Modern Art in Barcelona Spain.

Adrienne Wannamaker

January 01, 2020

Adrienne And Her Work:

Emerging artist Adrienne Wannamaker will have her first solo show July 9th.  Adrienne's work combines several acrylic mediums and textures, in a variety of styles, on panel. Her abstract work ranges from a warm industrial mimimalist feel to shiny colorful textures. Additionally, her landscapes are constructed in an intuitive manner; in the tradition of modern impressionism, yet their reflective qualities are unique in the way they capture light and move across the work.


Words From The Artist:

I was born, raised and currently reside in Oregon. My studies include art and design. I am professionally trained in applying architectural finishes. My passion is for improving the aesthetic environments we live in, I feel if you love your surroundings you are more productive and happy in life. I utilize innovative methods working with acrylics on wood panel, allowing for a much stronger interaction between colors, textures, and layers. I am intrigued by the interaction of industrial finishes and organic shapes. It is the point where man made materials meet the earth. I love the freedom space gives me when working on larger scale pieces. My art works well in both residential and commercial spaces. I hope you enjoy my show. 


Exhibition Schedule:


Opening Reception: Saturday July 9th 2pm to 6pm

Come meet the artist. Live music by the The Jane Lewis Band 

Exhibition Run Dates: July 9th to August 9th

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