2023 ArtsWA Public Roster Artist
Johanna Porter has been accepted onto the 2023 ArtsWA Public Artist Roster for 2023-2025. The roster is actively shared with local committees of Washington state agencies, schools and universities for selecting and commissioning artists as part of the state's Art Public Places (AIPP) program.
2023 CoCA Seattle Annual Members' Exhibition: RE-IMAGINED
Contemporary artist Johanna Porter will exhibit her mixed-media assemblage art at the 2023 Center on Contemporary Arts Seattle Annual Members' Exhibition: RE-IMAGINED. The exhibition opened during First Thursday artwalk in Pioneer Square, Seattle on July 6th, 2023 and runs through July 28th, 2023. The gallery is located at 114 3rd Avenue S, Seattle and open for visiting Thursdays-Saturdays, 11am-4pm.
City of Fife Public Art Commission
A digital drawing by contemporary artist Johanna Porter has been selected by the Fife Public Arts Commission for installation on a vinyl-wrapped utility box. The artwork "Lotus Rising" was inspired by our ability to emerge from dark times or hardships,and blossom into fullness together. Like the lotus, we are emerging into a post-pandemic world where hope and beauty triumph.
Two artist exhibition
DaneStyles Hair Artistry, Snohomish WA
June 1-July 30, 2023
Johanna Porter will display several of her digital drawings and analog mixed-media artworks for sale at Dane Styles Hair Artistry this summer. The salon, owned by Lone Ørsted Holst, features installations of two artists simultaneously who create from a deep connection to the natural world. Visitors are welcome to visit the art during salon hours, 9am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
"Transitory Nature" a solo exhibition
Thomas Architecture Studios, Olympia WA
April 1-May 24, 2023
Contemporary artist Johanna Porter announces a solo exhibition “Transitory Nature” at Thomas Architecture Studios Artist Gallery in Olympia WA, April 1- May 24, 2023. Artist reception on April 28, 2023, 5-10 PM during Olympia Spring Arts Walk. Thomas Architecture Studios is located at 525 Columbia Street, Olympia WA. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays-Fridays after 2PM. “Transitory Nature” is a solo exhibition of three dozen digital and mixed-media artworks created over the past 44 months since the artist re-located from South Florida to the Pacific Northwest.
Together Center Public Art Commission
A digital drawing by contemporary artist Johanna Porter has been selected for installation at Together Center, a social services community center in Redmond WA. Her digital artwork "Pollinator" was chosen by the art advisory committee for installation outside the communal conference center at the new site. Together Center is a unique and thriving model that benefits both clients seeking services and the dedicated nonprofits who serve them. The 20 nonprofit providers located at TC's site in downtown Redmond serve over 30,000 neighbors in need each year, with clients coming from all over the Greater Eastside of Seattle and beyond.
"Artful Stories & Community Narratives" an exhibition of narrative art
Sammamish Commons, Feb. 3- April 28, 2023
A digital drawing by contemporary artist Johanna Porter has been curated into "Artful Stories & Community Narratives". The exhibit features art that uses visual narratives for stories and journeys that recall events or lived experiences. The exhibition tour is on March 9th from 6:30-7pm, with storytelling from 7-8:30pm. The mission of the Sammamish Art Commission exhibit is to create community and make connections.
Fountain Hills AZ Public Art Commission
"We Stand As One", a digital drawing from the DREAMTINE series, by contemporary artist Johanna Porter has been selected for the pilot public art project at Fountain Hills Pump House in Fountain Hills AZ. The mural artwork for “Legends and Lore of the Valley of the Sun” is printed in full color on dibond metal and displayed as a series of 8 x 4 ft murals on a stucco wall at the Pumphouse in Fountain Park. The installation will be displayed from March of 2023 through February 2024. Over 150 public artworks can be found in Fountain Hills- one of the largest public art collections in the state of Arizona.
City of Renton Public Art Commission
A digital drawing by contemporary artist Johanna Porter has been selected by the Renton Municipal Arts Commission to create a vinyl-wrapped utility box. The artwork "Go With the Flow" was inspired by the annual migration of salmon within small waterways flowing into Lake Washington and Puget Sound. This often goes unnoticed by their human neighbors. Here the colorfully graphic “urban commute” of this keystone species swims alongside traffic. The installation can be found at the intersection of NE Duvall Ave and NE 4th Street in Renton.