This winter I was invited again to show my work in the the Big 500 show in Portland, Oregon put on by Peoples Art of Portland . It’s a yearly fundraising event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. Each artist is provided with 8″x 8″ panels and creates art that sells for $40. A portion of the proceeds of art sales from this one show provides several shelters with food for a few months over the year.
I received my invite in mid-October and managed to create 9 paintings by the December 6 deadline for submitted artwork. I’ve never painted so quickly! I painted four more paintings than I did for the show last year.
Girl with Blue Headband
8″ x 8″
acrylic on board
The show ran from December 13 through January 11. Five of the paintings sold. One of the sold paintings is this portrait of a young woman wearing a blue headband. It was my favorite and I kind of hoped that I would get it back after the show, but I had the feeling that someone would snap it up.
I’ve been taking a break from painting this winter, but now that spring is almost here I’m getting my sketchbook out again. We’ll see what happens in the coming months.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been invited to be in The Big 500 show in December. The organizers have presented us with our wood panels last month and I’ve been painting furiously to have all of my five panels ready by the show deadline. I have four of my five paintings done, but I may fiddle with them a bit.
Completed paintings for Big 500
Each of my paintings will be will be scattered about among the other 5000 works that will be for sale there. No labels or any notation is used to identify the artists so each work will be sold on it’s own merit. This is an excellent first art show for me. It’s great to be included in such a great venue with so many fabulous artists!
I’m thrilled to be invited to have my work in the Big 500 show in Portland, Oregon this year. This event is huge! There are over 500 artists showing over 5000 works. All the works are 8″ x 8″ and selling for $40! I went to the show last year and it was incredible. So much diversity, beauty, and expression. It’s a truly a celebration for the senses.
The show is a fundraising event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. The food collected at the food drive at the opening and a portion of proceeds of art sales from this show alone provide several shelters with food for a few months over the year.
So if you live in Portland, Oregon or just visiting for the holidays, come by and check out the show. It runs from Saturday, December 12 through January 11. It’s a great way to pick up some extra special holiday gifts and help out a worthy charity.
So here are the details:
Peoples Art of Portland
Opens Sat Dec 13th at 2pm – until 9pm
show runs threw Jan 11th
5000+ Pieces of art
ALL ART IS $40
Cash / Credit and Carry
Bring a can of Food for Free entry . . Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery
700 SW Fifth (3rd floor) People’s is Suite 4005
Pioneer Square Mall, downtown Portland
open Thurs-Sun 12-6pm
Peoples Art of Portland Gallery: For Artists. By Artists.