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Ray Grimm Retrospective

A large collection of Ray’s work will be for sale at the Michael Parsons Gallery (716 SW Madison, Portland OR) from Oct 16, thru Nov 30, 2019.  This retrospective exhibition spans his wide ranging career from the 1960’s onward and includes his work as an artist and as a collector of other peoples’ work.  Grimm taught ceramics a Portland State University for 33 years influencing many of the ceramic artisans from the NW region.  

Gallery Talk & Reception: Collecting Ceramic Art,
Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30-3:00pm

Gallery assistant, Mary Meru, will talk about collecting ceramic art. Mary has been a ceramics enthusiast, researcher, and collector for more than 15 years. Ceramic art is very affordable and a great place to start building an art collection.

Dale Rawls presented his impressions about Ray Grimm as an artist and an art teacher.  Dale talked about how he inspired young artists, exposed them to the artists of the day and modeled creative exploration of his artistic mediums.  Dale, is uniquely qualified, as a practicing artist and teacher.  He currently inspires kids of all ages at Catlin Gabel.

Grimm vase


THE RAY GRIMM LEGACY PROJECT aims to honor the life, work, influence, and legacy of Raymond Grimm, a pioneer in the vibrant crafts movement in the Pacific Northwest through the second half of the twentieth century. The project was made possible in part by a grant from THE FORD FAMILY FOUNDATION. The Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Based in Roseburg, Oregon. Its mission is “promoting successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Visit the Foundation’s website at

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