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Newspapers and Magazines


Velveteria Los Angeles
Atlas Obscura
April 10th, 2016


Museums With Their Own Niche
August 12th, 2016


Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings
Roadside America
October 21, 2015


A Life in Velvet: Visiting the Velveteria Museum
by Oliver Wang
October 12, 2015


Velvet Visions
by Genie Davis


L.A.’s Velveteria museum shows there’s more to plush paintings than Elvis and clowns
by Carolina A. Miranda, LA Times
June 12, 2015


The Worlds Most Obsessed Velvet Art Collectors Want You To See The Light At Velveteria In Chinatown
by Suzy Beal and Eitan Alexander, La Weekly
April 21, 2015


This Cool New L.A. Museum Features Painted Velvet Art That Glows
by Valentina Silva, CNT Traveler
by March 24, 2014


Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to Velveteria, the Velvet Painting Museum
by Nikki Kreuzer, Los Angeles Beat


Hey L.A.! Check out the Plush Gloriousness of Velveteria
by Brenda Shea
January 15, 2015


The Velvet Mirror
by Micah Hauser
November 6th, 2014


Velveteria Museum in LA
CNC news
October 15, 2014


Jesus, Mary, and Jerry Garcia: The Black Velvet Painting Gets Its Due at Chinatown’s Newest Museum
by Theis Duelund, LA Magazine
February 5, 2014


Chinatown’s new Velveteria gallery is a velvet painting paradise
by Kevin Ferguson, KPCC News


Elvis Has Left the Building
by Andrea Gappell
April 10, 2014


Discoveries: L.A.’s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
by Sam Mcmanis
March 30, 2014


I Visited LA’s Museum of Velvet Paintings
by Dave Schilling, Vice
March 12, 2014


Los Angeles: Velveteria, Museum Plays on Velvet
by Guillaume Sirena, Le Ben Franklin Post
February 25, 2014


DTTV City Living: Episode 31
LA Downtown News
February 2, 2014


Painting on Black Velvet
Oblog Design Observer
December 18,2013


Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern visits Portland Oregon’s Velveteria
by Andrew Zimmern, MSN News
May 27, 2009


Oregon Tale in on Air Air Canada
by Elizabeth Payton, Air Canada
AirCanada.com, May, 2009


National Geographic Traveler’s heart Portland
by Susan Seubert, National Geographic
February 12, 2009


38 things to do before I turn 39
by Andrea Jenkins


The World’s Strangest Museum
By Joshua Pramis
TravelAndLeisure.com, October 2008


The Offbeat Tourist Guide to the Wild and Wacky Side of Portland Oregon
by Lex Loeb
AssociatedContent.com, September 10, 2008


Black Velvet Painting Velvet
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


A Contemporary Family Vacation: The Velveteria
by Jeff Gates
OuttaContext.com, August 23, 2008


ABC’s 2 PDX: Check It
PDXGuide.blogspot.com, July 5, 2008


Black velvet painting museum
by Jamie Rhein
Gadling.com, May 20th 2008


Portland Oregon Vacation Ideas
GetAwayVacationIdeas.com, 2008


Portland, OR Attractions
Frommers.com, 2008


Small Museums & Collections in & around Portland, Oregon
by Carye Bye


TripAdvisor: Travelers Review Velveteria


Reviews on Velveteria: Museum of Velvet Paintings


Top 10 kitsch destinations
by Aefa Mulholland


I Love Portland


Black Velvet, If You Please
by Alan Borrud


Offbeat museums anything but stuffy – Collectors make relics of View-Masters, vacuums and velvet
By Anne Marie DiStefano
PortlandTribune.com, August 22, 2006


What Would You Do with 1,000 Velvet Paintings?
Portland Picks, Jan 6 , 2006




36 Hours In Los Angeles
New York Times
June 10, 2016


Sights and Sounds of Spring
LA Downtown News
March 3, 2014


Rockstars on Velvet, the Last Temptation
Il Manifesto, Alias- Italian Publication
February 1, 2014


A Velvet Revolution
By Eddie Kim at LA Downtown News
January 20, 2014


There’s More to Black-Velvet Paintings
By Irene Messina at Tucson Weekly
December 13, 2012


A Velvet Christmas at Hilltop Gallery
Nogales International
November 12, 2013


The chi of Portland: High weirdness in Nirvana
by Joseph B. Frazier
Associated Press Writer, May 5, 2008


Velvet passions, no regrets
by Inara Verzemnieks
The Oregonian, Sunday, May 14, 2006


Just what we wanted: Sofa-size velvet Elvis
by Jennifer Harper
The Washington Times, March 11, 2006


Art with a velvet touch
by Lee Williams
The Oregonian, March 3, 2006


Portland’s velvet underground
by Eric Bartels
The Portland Tribune, Feb 28, 2006


Velveteria Museum of Velvet Paintings
by Chas Bowie
Portland Mercury, December 15, 2005


Television Shows



The Velveteria with Gram Parsons
Los Angeles News Group
April 10, 2015


Vin Scully in Velvet
KTLA 5 News
April 11, 2016


Black Velvet Painting Profits
SPIKE TV’s Thrift Hunters
Febuary 8, 2014


Eye on the Bay: Portland, Part One
San Francisco’s KCBS, channel 5
September 17, 2008


Red Eye: Halftime Report
Fox News, April 12th, 2008


Special Report: What makes Portland weird?
Portland’s KATU News Channel 2


Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Pacific North West
Season 3, Episode 4
January 15, 2007


Voice of America, VOA News
by Yi Suli, Narrated in English by Elaine Lu


Voice of America TV in Chinese
by Yi Suli, November 2008


CBS Sunday Morning
by Bill Geist
CBS news


Interesting People of Portland

Tom Green
NBC The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, September 27, 2006


Portland Oddities Week
by Chloe Houser and Darcy Zettler
PDX 49 Entertainment Zone





Velveteen Rabid, Unique Works of Art Hang at a Wacky, Wonderful Museum
by Deborah Wakefield
Travel Portland Magazine, 2009-’10 edition


Portland’s Velveteria
VIA Magazine, AAA Traveler’s Companion, January 2009


Best of the City 2008
by Brian Barker
Portland Monthly, August 2008


Black Velvet Masterpieces: Highlights from the Collection of the Velveteria Museum
by Peter Bloch
Penthouse Magazine, Full Frontal Reads, June, 2008


Weird is the Word: From Pendleton to Portland, Oregon is keeping it crazy
by Tommy Gaffney
PDX Magazine, April 1, 2008


UK’s Nude Magazine
Spring 2008, No 13


The Shins photo shoot at Velveteria
Rolling Stone Magazine, January 2007




Velveteria: A Musuem Dedicated to Black Velvet
Offbeat LA
March 19, 2014

Bitterheart at Velveteria LA
Roadside America
March 28, 2016

The Velveteria on CBS Sunday Morning
CBS News
July 5, 2008

The Velveteria Musuem at Portland
Independent News
September 28, 2007

Hidden Treasures of California
Eric Streit
May 17, 2016

Velvet Painting: One of a Kind
New China TV
August 7, 2015

Couple Turns Passion for Plush Into Velvet Art Museum
AFP News Agency
August 4, 2015

LA Musuem Showcases Velvet Paintings
Al Jazeera News
March 23, 2016



Special Events


More fun to pet
by Kat Renz
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Wednesday August 13, 2008


Velveteria Takes Over Powell’s Books
May 2008





Black Velvet Masterpieces: Highlights from the Collection of the Velveteria Museum
by Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, owners of Velveteria


No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
by Anthony Bourdain, page 196


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