Much thanks to all the artists who are participating, Mark Searcy for curating and to Blaine Fontana for helping us get set up over at 19TEN. Also thanks to our friends at Plywerk for mounting a few of the prints on their finest bamboo Plywerk and to Pinball Publishing for creating some scout books for the occasion.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone who lives in the Portland area (and beyond). This is not just an art show or a print showcase, but a chance for us to meet up and share a few tasty microbrews.
Feel free to bring anyone and everyone you know and to help spread the word. If you want to promote the wonderful prints for sale, please use this link for the Studio store: http://www.society6.com/studio/portland/store
It hits the newsstands tonight, and all the street corners of Portland will become magically more "beardier."
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
The Portland Prints show at 19TEN Gallery
SAT 6 MARCH 2010
1910 N Killingsworth
Where you will be able to see the Portland Prints in all their printed beauty while mingling with other Portland Society6 artists!
You can view all the Portland Prints online here - http://www.society6.com/studio/portland/store
As we are gearing up for our upcoming Portland Prints show, you will be seeing a lot more information popping up here. Please help us spread the word through promoting these prints and posts, commenting on your favorites, and spreading the news via Facebook/Twitter/Blogs/etc.
Thanks to you all for already making this collaboration something beautiful for Portland... and we are still awaiting a few more prints... exciting!!
Check out some of the Portland Prints that have already been submitted here - http://www.society6.com/studio/portland/store - be sure to promote them, and make encouraging comments!
Big thanks to Maxime Francout, Aurélie Grand, Rachel Caldwell, Santiago Uceda, and Christiane Engel for getting the ball rolling and submitting their Portland Prints first. You have gotten us all inspired to see how the this collaboration is going to make for a special one for Portland.
AND NOW... THE LIST...
Here is the list of all the Society6 artists who'll be presenting a Portland Print.
Mark you calendars, SAT 6 MARCH 2010 - The Portland Prints show at 19TEN gallery - 1910 N Killingsworth - Portland, OR!! (Details coming)
Here's some to start with:
- Portland got its name by a coin toss. It was a "toss-up" between Boston and Portland.
- Portland is the bike-mecca of the US
- Portland has tons of nicknames. Stumptown, Bridgetown, Rose City, City of Roses, etc.
- People love their coffee in Portland
- Lewis & Clark
- The Willamette and the Columbia River
- The Columbia River Gorge
- All the Parks within the city limits!!
- Public Transit
- All them parades in June
- It rains a lot in the winters
- Many of the characters in the Simpsons are named after streets in Portland
Let's keep the ideas and links rolling!
The goal of this project is to create an inspired collection of art prints based on Portland Oregon. We're starting with Portland and want to carry this idea out to all major cities in the world. More details to follow regarding selection and next steps.
View the full list of Collaborations here.