Pacific Northwest Collage Collective

Wave by Laura Weiler
12″x10″; cardstock, ephemera, and Moab archival paper; 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Pacific Northwest Collage Collective

Portland, Oregon, USA


Laura Weiler and Kellette Elliott founded Pacific Northwest Collage Collective in January 2021. There was a need for Pacific Northwest representation in the collage community. Inspired by other collectives around the world, and collage artists often messaging Weiler about a “collage scene in Portland,” she made the final leap on an idea that had been brewing for months. She started reaching out to folks in Oregon in hopes that there would be interest in creating a collective. Kellette Elliott seemed to be the perfect fit after the two met at a show they both exhibited works for in the Fall of 2019 and formed a friendship based on a love of collage and community. The best part was that they had no idea how many fantastic collage artists were in their area. As soon as word spread about their new collective, they got to meet the kindest, most talented artists of the PNW. Not only are they PNWCC members, they are family.


The goal of PNWCC is to create an inclusive, equitable, and diverse group of collage makers to gather online and in-person in celebration of collage.

Summer Sass by Kellette Elliott
10″x6″; vintage piano roll, washi tape, tape transfer, cellophane; 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


The group has over 100 members with a myriad of backgrounds and professions including educators, working artists, and designers. Although Portland is the primary location for PNWCC, members also live in Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.


You can connect with the collective by sending them an email or a direct message on Instagram.


The collective hosted an art show with over 50 PNW artists at Collapse Gallery in Wenatchee, Washington in 2021 with Chad Yenney. They plan to do that again in 2022.

They often host collaging meet-ups. They will collaborate with other art studios in the area, Sharp Hands Gallery organizers, or host it themselves. But the best part of PNWCC are the members, so they like to get together in-person as much as possible.

They have initiated Artist Trading Card exchanges across the world. The collective will post on Instagram as a platform for exchanges. Collage artists from around the globe will connect and exchange artist trading cards. They have had nearly 1000 interactions on their posts.

They will be selling collage t-shirts in 2022 designed by PNWCC member Kyle Anderson.

Previous projects include the World Collage Day Fencework Show hosted by Clive Knights, a permanent art exhibit of international collage at Kindness Farms in Portland, and a published zine from the show at Collapse Gallery called “Paper Cuts”.