Author Archives: chris willis

Illuminated PDXmas comment cards…

I dropped by Newspace the other night to check on the display and read some of the comment cards people have posted on the wall. And when I say posted, I mead POSTED. Hand written on a card with a … Continue reading

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Rescued Ornaments…

In addition to my Empire Plastics Christmas blowmolds obsession, I am also fold of old Christmas ornaments. I’m always digging at estate sales for ornaments I can rescue and put up for “adoption” (give as conceptual, creative, and cheap gifts … Continue reading

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PDXmas portraits…

Stuart Mullenberg shot some great portraits at Newspace during the opening night festivities. Fun was had by all…

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The Santa Clones are back…

THE SANTA CLONES INVADE THE PEARL. The collection has a few new members this year and has found a perfect location in The Pearl. Just a block south of Jamison Square, they will be casting their eerie glow the whole … Continue reading

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Processing new members…

Before installing this year’s display, I had to go out to the garage and process some of the new members of the group, some of which were still in their shipping boxes. STEP ONE: OPEN AND REMOVE FROM PACKAGE. Unwrap … Continue reading

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Instagram updates…

Follow me on Instagram. I’m constantly posting images from here and there.

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An Illuminated PDXmas: installation and opening reception.

The installation went pretty smooth. It took me two evenings after work, but got it done. First night was setting up the figures, second was lining the hallway with the comment cards from previous years. There was a great turn … Continue reading

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New members…

There are some new faces to the group this year. I thought I’d introduce a few of them with their eBay photos and share where they are from. I’m a little concerned about the foursome from Herkimer, New York. They look … Continue reading

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An Illuminated PDXmas

AN ILLUMINATED PDXMAS. This December, Newspace Center for Photography will host a public display of my personal collection of vintage holiday characters. My fascination with them started many years ago with a large plastic Santa I used to covet from … Continue reading

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Until next year…

All the Santas have been thoroughly sacked until next year. They will go up into the rafters in the garage until such time as they are beckoned to a new empty space.

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