Carnation Contemporary was founded in 2018 by a collective of Portland-based artists who champion critical and contemporary artwork. They are a cooperative gallery supporting emerging and mid-career artists from Portland and the surrounding region.
"Carnation Contemporary opens its doors with a members’ group show titled First Date.
The night has come. Our palms are sweating, our hearts are racing, we can’t stop checking our hair in the mirror. It’s finally time for our First Date. Join us as we do our best to make a good first impression that makes you think we’re the type you can take home to mom. See work by all of Carnation Contemporary’s members in a group show that is sure to leave you wanting more."