Photography Council Brown Bag Lunch Talk

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

Deb Stoner

Deb Stoner is a fine art photographer with deep roots in craft.  Deb creates still life photographs that are complex visual constructs made using the flora and fauna of a very small region, usually her neighborhood. Her work involves growing plants (or making friends with gardeners), collecting and mounting insects, and paying attention to small ephemeral events to make images with in real time.   She earned an MFA in Applied Design from SDSU, a BS in Geology from UC Davis, and has taught in the Jewelry and Metals Department at Oregon College of Art and Craft since 1991, except for a few years along the way. Deb is known for her work in designing and making eyewear from a jeweler’s point of view, for developing new ideas in eyewear for the fashion industry, and for teaching those ideas to students in over fifty workshops at craft centers worldwide. As a photographer, Deb had a solo show at the Camerawork Gallery, was a Critical Mass finalist and a speaker at the SPE NW Regional Conference in 2015, a year-long solo exhibit at the Portland International Airport in 2016, a solo exhibition with Vernissage in Portland in 2017, and a recent lecture and exhibition at the Yuma Art Center/Symposium. Her photographs are in the public art collections of PCC, the University of Oregon, the Port of Portland, OHSU, the homes of many collectors, and in the juried NW Viewing Drawers at Blue Sky Gallery each year since 2015.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


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.

Deb Stoner, Other Things That May Be Happening During the Eclipse, 2017
Deb Stoner, Other Things That May Be Happening During the Eclipse, 2017