Bio: The Left Coast Artists Collective (LCAC) is a group of Portland, Oregon artists. Our members work in every medium—painting, drawing, print-making, mixed media, textiles, metalsmithing/jewelry, glass, pottery and photography. Several of us are writers, or work at jobs unrelated to art, while others teach art, or make their living as full-time artists. We meet monthly to show off our current work, gather opinions, and explore new techniques. We strive to inspire each other to move forward creatively, and to support one another in artistic experimentation. LCAC members share their experiences working in the Portland art scene, and help each other gain a wider audience for our work.