I was invited by Chris Haberman, a Portland artist, to participate in a group show at The People's Art of Portland. The show is titled Outside the Box: 50 Artists Escape the Frame. I love escaping the frame so I jumped into the fray. We were provided with six boards - five are 8 x 8 (which will sell for $60 each) and one 16 x20 (that we price ourselves). We've had one month to complete our assignment. I was nailing and attaching my final elements just last night and will be delivering my art today. Here's Steph (who is also participating in the show) and I picking up our boards last month.
So many stages of prep! Sanding, painting, plastering, more sanding, staining, waxing, papering, staining, hunting, gathering, sorting, gluing, attaching . . . . .
In the end, I'm pleased with my six pieces: No. 197, Dance, Lost in the Middle, Escape, Timeless Treasure, and Sample.
The show opens Saturday, May 19th, 5-9 pm at Pioneer Place Mall, 700 S.W. 5th Avenue (3rd floor) in downtown Portland, and runs through June 7th.