June 2013

Froelick Gallery's art dealer

0613 FOB Art 02One of the city’s iconic gallery owners and former president of the Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA), Charles Froelick caters mostly to individual collectors. But the number of institutional and corporate buyers grows every year.

The art whisperer

0613 FOB Art 01A consultant targets high performance artwork.

Design for change

0613 FOB DesignForChangeEric Park is a creative director at Ziba Design, a design consultancy based in Portland. For nearly 20 years, he has helped lead research and design innovation programs in consumer goods, durable products and health care.

Positive cash flow

0613 FOB ByTheNumber 03Venture capitalists pumped $70.4 million into Oregon companies in the first quarter of 2013, a 142% increase over the same quarter in 2012 and equal to 80% of what Washington firms raked in.

Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler balances life, work, play

0613 FOB TedWheelerTed Wheeler, 50, became Oregon state treasurer in 2010, when the state budget was still reeling from the economic downturn. Despite his busy political career, Wheeler remains a committed family man.

Winning display

0613 FOB AmorphyxFor the past two decades, the liquid display industry has revolved around thin film transistors: semiconductor devices that are manufactured on one of the two glass panels that make up an LCD display. Now a Corvallis-based startup, Amorphyx, has developed an alternative to the transistor, which acts as a dimmer switch controlling the amount of light coming through the display screen.

Reader input: green payoff

0613 InputSustainability is a mixed bag. That’s the verdict of the 462 readers who participated in our latest poll.