I am pleased to be a part of The Art in Hand – Portland Project! The Portland Project is an amazing deck of playing cards showcasing the wide range of extraordinary artistic talent found in the greater Portland area. Each standard sized playing card depicts a one-of-a-kind work of art by local Portland artists who created a card in their own distinct style. In the end, 54 different artists came together to create a mini art collection to display or use to play your favorite card games.
The Portland Project decks will be officially available mid May 2010. The original card artwork will be shown around the Portland area as part of the project launch and will come together as a gallery show as part of Art on Alberta’s May Art Hop festival before going home with winning bidders from our online auction.
Each original piece of card art will be sold in an online auction (starting near the end of April) with the proceeds going to over 20 worthy Portland non-profits of the artists’ choosing. Proceeds from teh sale of my card artwork – the Four of Clubs (see image to left) – will be donated to the Dreaming Zebra, a nonprofit that provides free art, craft and music supplies to children, allowing children to nurture their creativity.