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San Francisco’s gallery hosts velvet painting book

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Caren and Carl of Velveteria were previewed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian about their book signing event at…


Portland’s Velvet Art Museum in VIA magazine

Portland’s Velvet Art Museum: Velveteria. Photo by Susan Seubert

The offbeat museum, which recently moved to a bigger and better location at 2448 E Burnside St, houses close to 2,000 velvet paintings, some 340 of which are on display at any time. The pièce de résistance is a …


The World’s Strangest Museum

Thank You Travel and Leisure for listing us as one of the World’s Strangest Museums!
But many of the world’s quirky museums are projects driven by a singular vision and agenda, which is often to increase the appreciation of something very specific. At the Velveteria, a museum in the East Burnside district of Portland, Ore., that something is…


Washington Times talks about Velvet Paintings

And anyone who thought black velvet paintings went out with GMC Gremlins and pet rocks has not heard of the Velveteria, a museum of black velvet paintings in Portland, Oregon. Open just two months, the site has been overwhelmed by an adoring public.

“It just blows the mind,” says Caren Anderson, proprietress and undisputed queen of velvet. “This is a huge cultural phenomenon. Yes, we have…


Art lovers who get a kick out of kitsch

“We have people outside snickering,” Anderson says, sitting among images of forlorn clowns and entertainment icons. “Most people, let’s face it, they make fun of it. If they’d come in here they’d realize there’s…



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