By now PORT readers, you have read Jenn's announcement that she is leaving the
to focus on her excellent gallery, Motel
This is no surprise between the two of us and we have been implementing a slow
phase out of her essential role for over a year. No drama here, just change
PORT isn't where either of us spends the majority of our time. Others who can
devote more time to this small scale but successful and innovative publication
will be stepping in to help take it to the next level. I will continue in my role. It's just a natural growth situation that we saw
coming a long time ago.
PORT itself is more successful than ever with over 25,000 unique individual
readers per month and is the top ranked site when you Google "Portland"
& "Art." Recently, the Walker
Art Center's blog singled us out as one of the 10 best art blogs
wow. Many of you come back daily and we are grateful for your eyes.
With those numbers and reputation weve looked at how to grow the operation
from its current small (but influential) scale to a slightly larger one. To those ends we are
going to be hiring at least 1 new critic + adding some new sponsors, both big
and small. In other words, weve both been doing PORT on the side and its business now demands some attention and fresh management divisions. What wont change is our focus
on presenting critical
and information about art both locally and internationally. Thank
you Jenn, you've been a dream to work with and that has been a large part of
the site's success, take a bow.