Still From Jo Jackson's History: the Complete Drawings
Surprise, the Portland Art Museum will acquire video art from the Oregon
. Last night in a very close vote, 65 members of the museum's Contemporary
Art Council (disclosure I am one of the Co-VP's) gave the nod to Jo Jackson's,
"History: the Complete Drawings." Its an excellent piece, chronicling
the birth and death of various nation states. It's 45 minutes long and is flash
based. Curators, Bruce Guenther and Jennifer Gately seemed very excited about
the acquisition and the technical challenges of maintaining the work when the
computer that runs it needs to be replaced in 5 years or so. The council was very interested in the # of video works in the collection and this decision certainly adds to its holdings significantly.
Just want to pass on the word of an upcoming opportunity to show artwork here in the NW. My name is Thomas Ebert and I am coordinating the St. Johns Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebration. St. Johns is a quaint and historic neighborhood in North Portland. On September 16 we will hold the Bridge Bash, the final event of the celebration. Amongst other activities, we are having an Art Show and Street Fair. North Portland has a burgening eclectic art scene that has recently been compared to a thrown back to the bohemian sub-culture of the late 19th century (yikes!).
We are nearly booked for artists for the Art Show, which is geared specifically toward art the incorporates the St. Johns Bridge. Nonetheless, if you or someone you know has artwork as such, please feel free to contact me to enter the Show.
Alternatively, we are also having artwork that is "open-themed" shown/sold at the Street Fair component of the Bridge Bash. Please contact me if you'd like to be involved in this way.
We anticipate somewhere between 800-1200 attendees throughout the span of the event, so this is a great opportunity to (at the very least) get a good deal of exposure to folks in North Portland.
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