Regular PORT reader may recognize a few new sponsors to the right, Quality Pictures, Pushdot Studios, The Bullseye Gallery and Organism. In fact, let's
take a break to thank all of our sponsors, you make all this possible. Our, monthly
readership has nearly doubled since June (our 1 year anniversary) and it is really
gratifying that so many readers from around the world have found us useful. When
Jennifer, Katherine and I (along with Phillipe Blanc's software customizations)
were originally trying to get one another to do this alone we had no idea where
it would lead
all we wanted was better art writing and better art scene
information blogged with an international perspective. This art macroblog was
an experiment and a kind of labor of love public service. With so much art press
in Portland being rather persona and tabloid-ish rather than content/context driven
Im really proud of all of our writers, you really make PORT a unique online community.
We even have a cub reporter (Amy Steel) at Art Basel Miami Beach this year.
I had some other commitments this year but this is what
I blogged last year
Our New Sponsors:
is a new
gallery in town (opening on Thursday) with a lot of exciting work by one of
my favorite artists, Sue de Beer. Also exciting, artists like Murakami, Oliver
Boberg and Inka Essenhigh will be showing alongside locals like Holly Andres
and Mark Hooper.
has had some excellent
photography shows along with providing excellent digital printing services.
Sure it's a business, but it must be gratifying to work with so many photographers
The Bullseye Gallery
has been an important art scene stalwart way before my time, and Ive always
loved any show with Mark Zirpel. Wandering their upstairs gallery with its dramatically
darkened spaces is one of my favorite experiences in the city.
Oh yes and Organism
my new art non-profit focused on up and coming international artists is on the
roll call too. You can read
about our innaugural show which opens Wednesday in the Trib
(one thing, that
obscure British show isn't so obscure over there, it has spawned 3-4 Turner
Prize short listers and winners). The
is looking great with a lot of surprises. Its stark, hard hitting and
ocassionally funny. Jarrett even interviewed a Portlander who managed to hit
a deer with a plane.