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Sunday 07.17.05

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Scoop on the Affair art fair


Because PORT readers like to be on top of things here is the scoop: the list of galleries and organizations for the Affair @ the Jupiter Hotel art fair September 30th-October 2nd. It corresponds with the even bigger event: the opening of the Portland Art Museum's new Center for Modern and Contemporary Art with 28,000 sq. feet of new galleries.

The last Affair was way better than any Scope Fair so mark your calendars. This year's lineup is even better. Yes, there are art fairs everywhere (yawn), but this one is in Portland and therefore simply feels a lot better. This isn't some sattelite fair...it's a comet from the Oort (art?) cloud. (I'm not kidding, being in Portland and its relative novelty makes a huge difference).

The addition of project rooms by Mona Hatoum, Art 21, Diverseworks and White Columns should give the show an even stronger profile. Add in the fact that the famous Doug Fir Lounge is operating this year (it's on the hotel courtyard) makes for a venue that couldn't get much cooler. With numerous other shows corresponding to the fair and CMCA it's worth the price of a jet blue ticket to Portland.

Gallery List:

Augen Gallery, Portland
Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
Blackfish Gallery, Portland
Blanket Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco
Compound, Portland
Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland
Froelick Gallery, Portland
Gallery 500, Portland
Garde Rail Gallery, Seattle
Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles
Howard House, Seattle
Inman Gallery, Houston
Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
Motel, Portland
Lizabeth Olivera, Los Angeles
PDX Contemporary Art, Portland
Platform Gallery, Seattle
Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland
Ratio 3, San Francisco
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland
Savage Art Resources, Portland
Solomon Projects, Atlanta
Solomon Fine Art, Seattle
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada
Fluent-Collaborative, Austin
Diverseworks, Houston
White Columns, New York
Mona Hatoum, presented by Reed College

Portland Modern

...and you know PORT will have a presence: the whole Jupiter Hotel has wifi and Portland has a high-tech image to live up to.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on July 17, 2005 at 14:17 | Comments (2)


Portland Modern will also be participating as a publisher this year. We will be distributing copies of our first two issues as well as previewing our upcoming third issue.

Posted by: MB [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2005 02:00 PM

Ah yes, sorry to have forgotten you. Somehow PM wasn't on our list. I have added it above under "Publishers". Looking forward to Issue 3!

Posted by: jenn [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2005 02:14 PM

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