Art builds bridges, sparks new perspectives and gives people a voice. Portland Art and Learning Studios (PALS), a program of Albertina Kerr, is a progressive art studio and gallery in Portland, Oregon.
PALS provides high-quality art materials and strives to create flexible space for personal support and creative development for artists experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
First and foremost, each person is an artist. Sculptors, painters, bookmakers and textile artists display and sell their art through PALS and other local galleries. Several artists have work featured in the permanent collection of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City while others have exhibited at the Portland Art Museum.
The Kuni Foundation is proud to have art from PALS on display at its office and recently supported the work of these amazing artists through a $30,000 grant.