In 2018, Porto Vista Hotel began working with 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry to launch an innovative art program that showcases contemporary local and international artists throughout the hotel, creatively activating unusual and unlikely spaces. Check out below what is currently on display and upcoming projects:

International Artist in Residence Brunno Silva from May 6th 2019- July 18, 2019


We launch the international artist and curatorial residency with Bruno Silva a Berlin-based curator exploring critical conversations surrounding the Moving Image. While in residence, Brunno will examine how video art has altered the art production landscape and share his research through a series of ten lectures.


Porto Vista Hotel 1st Floor Hallways Featured Artist: Ashley Fenderson


“Selva” is an installation created just for Porto Vista Hotel by Ashley Fenderson. Tropical plants on the property, as well as the hotel’s penchant for vivid hues, served as an inspirational springboard for the design. Lush foliage, vibrant colors, and Misty overlays are painted on large sections of crystal clear acrylic. Overlapped layers achieve an exciting level of depth and complexity, transforming a traditional walkway into a space activated by the changing light of sun by day and car headlights by night.


Porto Vista Hotel Guest Rooms Featured Artist: Lauren Siry

Art displayed on guestroom wall
The Icarus series is a collection of watercolor and ink paintings that reference the Greek myth of Icarus, a mythological wax-winged figure that flew too close to the sun. Siry’s falling figures examine the struggle to maintain balance in life, while embracing failure as a crucial component to one’s development.


Hotel Lobby Featured Artist: Siobhan Arnold

Arnold’s “Cloths of Heaven” series consists of original photographs inspired by the art historical representation of female figures from biblical, allegorical and mythological narratives. Walk in and feel with how the pieces warm and saturated the lobby walls.

Glass Door @ Porto Vista Hotel 4th Floor Restaurant Featured Artist: Samantha Louise Marett

Abstract Art

Marett’s abstract paintings revisit memories of challenging relationships, financial struggles and insecurities through a colorful palette in order to reclaim those moments as opportunities for personal growth and self love.

Samantha Louise Marett

Main Elevator Conveyor Featured Artist: Daniel Barron Corrales

Art @ 1805

Main Elevator Conveyor is an elevator art exhibition series that showcases art installations annually. Current Featured Artist Daniel Barron Corrales intuitively responds to the unique nature of environments. He creates interactive sculptures and installations with mass-produced textiles and construction supplies to heighten the experience of commonplaces.

Daniel Barron Corrales

First Floor Hallways Featured Artist: Jenessa Goodman

Goodman exhibits a series of gouache and ink paintings that are inspired by the mystical and spiritual aspects of everyday life. Her work is composed of imagery derived from dreams, nature and patterns of human movement which looks amazingly beautiful in our first floor hallways.


Upcoming Exhibitors

5th Floor Patio Mural Featured Artist: Sarah Stieber

Sarah -Stieber
In collaboration with 1805 Gallery, the Porto Vista Hotel is pleased to announce a project with local visual artist Sarah Stieber. Stieber will be painting a 12 ft x 25 ft mural on the rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel throughout the month of March 2019. The mural is a work from Sarah Stieber’s, Glow with the Flow series, a body of work that is about how Women have a “reflective superpower to reflect back that things in life that do not serve us and to let in what does”. The murals use of the rainbow is a symbolic representation of the Porto Vista Hotel’s belief in creating an inclusive space for all individuals and empowering our community to think openly and creatively..

About 1805 Gallery: Founded by artist Lauren Siry in 2012, 1805 Gallery is an exhibition space with a mission to encourage meaningful dialogue and art appreciation through exhibitions, residencies, and art programs that feature emerging and mid-career artists. Contact: Lauren Siry | 1805 Gallery Director lsiry@1805gallery.com 1805 Columbia Street | 1805gallery.com

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