Artist Talk: Ralph Pugay

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ralph Pugay holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Pugay’s awards include a Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum, Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, Hallie Ford Artist Residency Fellowship, and an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. Major solo exhibitions were held at Seattle Art Museum, Upfor (Portland), Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and FAB Gallery (Richmond, Virginia). Pugay is currently the James DePreist Visiting Professor of Art at Portland State University.

Join artists from a range of disciplines in the galleries for lively conversations about works of art on view at the Museum and how they relate to their own practices. The talks are followed by complimentary social hour in the museum cafe.

Program begins at 6 p.m. $5 members, $20 non-members, $17 seniors. Space is limited. Tickets available online or on site.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Ralph Pugay