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Beth Kerschen
Urban Portland Murals | Murals by Beth Kerschen | Cadence Apartments in Portland
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Urban Portland Murals

Featured In Cadence Apartments, Portland, OR

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ConAm Management developed Cadence Apartments, a complex committed to providing chic, contemporary housing for community-minded residents. The building sits on one of Portland’s major bikeways and seeks to celebrate the culture of Portland’s past and present through a series of unique amenities. Keeping passing commuters in mind, the interior designers wanted to incorporate artwork onto the building that celebrates Portland’s allure while maintaining a home-like quality that would attract residents of all kinds. I worked directly with the client and their interior design team to brainstorm concepts that would highlight the relationship between Cadence and Portland. It was important to celebrate what people love about Portland to demonstrate a sense of place. After careful deliberation, four of my images were chosen to personalize the building as a landmark within the community. The images chosen embody the city’s culture, offering a sense of nostalgia to Portland natives, and perhaps wonder, to newcomers.

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Beth Kerschen
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Wescover creator since 2020
Capturing the Spirit of Community – Exploring the creativity, history, and culture that evolves in urban centers.

Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photomontage Illustration to create cityscapes that capture the spirit of community. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, she moved to Boston, MA to work for Polaroid. Then she worked for ten years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Since that time, Kerschen has committed her life to capturing vast urban landscapes into one tangible image. She uses her photography, design, and illustration skills to turn urban landscapes into fantastical images filled with meaning and nostalgia. Her art celebrates the unifying connections held by the landmarks, buildings, and vistas of our cities that unify us. She was awarded a Professional Development Grant from RACC (‘15) and a public art installation commission at the Portland International Airport (‘16). Her work has been held in a number of corporate and city collections, including two terms in the Mayor’s office (Visual Chronicle Council Collection), as several hand-painted murals for a luxury residence by ConAm, and as large format artwork in the new JupiterNEXT Hotel guest rooms.