It is good to hear what outsiders say about events in Portland and Carrie Scott took on the Affair at the Jupiter Hotel in the latest Visual Codec
Wheeler also photoblogged it
, as did Eva Lake
. Interesting how they differed from our photoblog coverage
One notable sentiment, the idea that there is some sort of inherent gulf in quality between Portland art and New York, LA etc., has pretty much died (it's more a question of frequency, specific artists discussed and the venues now). As to the event itself, obviously there are many improvements that can be made (some sort of major draw artist etc.)
speak up if you have any ideas.
Overall it seems like the dealers did better this year and the affair will continue for another year. Notably the Portland dealers generally went for smaller rooms this time, further evidence that the Affair is becoming more a more self-sufficient force of interstate commerce... why get the biggest room if you now own a nice space across town (some of the dots are finally being connceted, Portland just doesnt feel as isolated like it used to, always fun when people from elsewhere tell me what a good buzz Portland has).
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