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Kate Anker

Owner & Executive Director

Running With Scissors

Owner and director of Running With Scissors studios in Eastbayside, Portland, Kate Anker serves around 70 professional artists, providing them with access to space, equipment and creative and professional support. Creating community and supporting the growth of the creative strength in the area and in the individual, Anker works on a broad range of tasks and goals in the studio. Hailing from the Midwest, Anker moved to Portland in 1999 and started a small restoration bookbinding and fine edition studio. In 2006 Anker sold her business and joined a small and foundling organization called Running With Scissors. Anker bought the business in 2011 and started expanding it into the 70 member and growing community it is today

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