Platform for curatorial collaborations.

Worksound International is proud to present “Nine Lives”, our second collaborative exhibition with Upswell featuring the work of Valentino Quijano-Moeckel.

Nine Lives
Valentino Quijano-Moeckel

April 14 - July 14, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, April 14 from 6 to 8pm
107 SE Washington St, Suite #238, Portland, OR

Nine canvases from the past year are included in this collection of work by Valentino Quijano-Moeckel. Each is a distilled depiction of the human condition. Emotion, aspiration, conflict and mortality are used as building blocks in these paintings to explore experiences that are essential to humankind.  


Upswell and Worksound International are excited to celebrate the launch of a special partnership showcasing emerging artists from Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are pleased to invite you to our opening reception with the painter, Ralph Pugay, our inaugural artist.

Opening Reception
Friday, July 29 from 6-8 pm

107 SE Washington Street, Suite 238
Portland, OR 97214

About Ralph Pugay

Ralph Pugay paints absurd situational narratives that celebrate the convergence of the mundane and the fantastic, often by juxtaposing cultural norms and ideas in unexpected ways. The initial response to Pugay’s work, rendered in vivid acrylic paints and a playful style, is often laughter. But deeper inspection reveals layers of meaning that can also be unsettling. Pugay is represented nationally by Upfor Gallery.

Past Projects

Worksound Studio in collaboration with Sockeye.

Painter Jason Vance Dickason at Sockeye.
Internalized Forms. 

Abstract paintings on exhibit at sockeye by Dickason until February 28, 2016.
Our in situ happy hour artist talk is on January 29 4:30 to 6pm.
240 N Broadway #301, Portland, OR 97227

This conversation is hosted by Sara Guest. 
Sara Guest is a poet and literary expert. She's been a visiting artist at PNCA, facilitates workshops for Write Around Portland, leads Delve seminars for Literary Arts and sits on the board of Octopus Books. Many poems are available at and other select journals. She's perpetually working on her first collection. 

October 28, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Opening reception October 28, 6 – 8PM
240 N Broadway #301, Portland, OR 97227

Worksound Studios is an open space for creative sharing.
Sockeye is a family of tinkerers and dreamers, united in creating work that makes everyone look good.