Portland Chapter

Portland, OR Blog

SEGD Portland is proud to introduce our 2017 Chapter Sponsor, Center Pointe Signs. We look forward to working together to make 2017 an educational and fun-filled year!

"Center Pointe Signshas been dedicated to providing top quality customer service and sign manufacturing since 1999.

As an Oregon-based company, we specialize in architectural signage, project management, consultation and installation. Our team has extensive experience in custom sign fabrication, experiential graphics, wayfinding systems and ADA compliance. We have received our positive reputation by approaching every task as top priority and by working together as a team with hard work, artistic skill and a passion to get the job done right.

Working closely with architects, experiential graphic designers and general contractors…we provide a great architectural sign source for the corporate, healthcare, education and hospitality industries.

We are passionate about our craft and take pride in the relationships we create, the signs we build, and projects we manage."

Stay Tuned!

We are planning a ‘Spotlight’ introduction to our 2017 Chapter Sponsor, Center Pointe Signs, and invite you to join us as we tour their facility and meet the team behind all of the great work.

Event info to follow soon!




Pacific Northwest College of Art, Room 314
511 NW Broadway, Portland OR
Tuesday, January 31 | 6-7:30pm

Join us for a hands-on evening of inspiration and creativity!  Kathy Fry, co-organizer of the Portland Winter Light Festival and Visual Communications Principal at Mayer/Reed, will lead us in a lantern-making workshop.

Each participant will create their own lantern. Starting from one of two basic designs, you are encouraged to make the design your own with color, pattern and LED lights. All supplies and materials are provided and no experience is required - bring any fun ideas you may have to aid in the building process!

Then on February 4 at 6pm, bring your creations and join hundreds of other lantern-makers at the first annual Art Lantern Parade on the last night of the Portland Winter Light Festival.

Please RSVP through Eventbrite as space and materials are limited.

Light refreshments and snacks provided.

Cost: $3 SEGD Members / $5 General




EcoTrust Atrium + Terrace
Wednesday, December 7 | 6-8pm

SEGD PDX invites all Portland SEGD members, friends and supporters to join us as we celebrate the holidays and the end of another great year!

This year's party will be held at Ecotrust's beautiful landmark green building in the Pearl District. We can all look forward to casually connecting with friends while gazing upon the sparkling lights of Portland. We will also be announcing leadership changes, thanking our 2016 sponsors and giving a preview of events to come in 2017.

Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and good cheer will be provided!  Feel free to bring a spouse, date or friend - the more the merrier!

A big thank you to everyone who has come to our events this past year to support EGD.  Hope to see you at the party - Cheers!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite.



Join us for drinks and hors d'ouvres at Amri Studio

DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2016
TIME: 5:30-7:00pm
LOCATION: 1826-B NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

SEGD Portland invites you to reconnect with your peers, meet some new friends and get inspired! If you missed this year's national conference in Seattle, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what SEGD has to offer from local members who attended last month's exciting event.

We'd like to thank SEGD Member Amri Studio for hosting us. Learn more about their stunning glass work here and be at the party for a hands-on demonstration.

Tickets are available though Eventbrite

This event is free to SEGD Members and students - please RSVP throughEventbrite


Thank you to our 2016 Chapter Sponsor Security Signs and our Education Sponsor Center Pointe Signs

Principal artisan of the Andrusko Group, Pete Andrusko, has been working with Northwest Artist Scott Murase to develop a unique, iconic sculptural element constructed of locally sourced stone and wood for the reconstruction of the historic Seward Park Torii Gate in Seattle, WA.

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On April 9th, 2016 a 1 in = 1 ft scale maquette was presented to the Friends of Seward Park to show in true, realistic, physical form how the natural basalt columns used in the proposed sculptural element are to be constructed and integrated with the cedar upper cap and nuki elements. A unique feature of the stone column design incorporated into the Torii is that the natural columns are to be milled to the correct diameter and tapered form, but will incorporate portions of the natural basalt crust & polygonal form as an integral part of the finished aesthetic.

The stones used in the construction of the maquette are actual, micro-columnar basalt elements sourced from a quarry in the Pacific NW that are approx. 3-4 inches in diameter. These stone forms were milled and fabricated in the studio by the artisan using a custom-designed complex lathe device; a machine that will need to be recreated in full-scale version to mill the massive single-piece columnar basalt elements proposed for the actual Torii which are expected to be approx. 28-32 inches in diameter & approx. 21 ft in height. All materials used in the construction are to be sourced from a Northwest quarry, the Torii upper and nuki elements are to be fashioned from cedar beams sourced in the NW.

The proposed sculptural design has been accepted by the Friends of Seward Park and is in the final stages of the capitol funding campaign. Construction of this unique, sculptural element is expected to begin in Fall of 2016.


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