Urban Grind Coffee
2214 NE Oregon St. Portland OR 97232
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2nd 6pm-9pm
On display for the month of April: Mon.-Fri.: 7am-5pm; Sat.:9am-5pm
Early this year, 24 artists got together and exchanged photographs of themselves for the purpose of painting portraits of each other. None of the artists know who is painting whom. Open to any medium and only limited by size, the high-caliber of experienced artists’ work will be revealed only at the opening, to the public and to each other.
Just to see 24 original approaches to the art of the portrait would be reason enough to see the show, but adding the element of surprise and the pressure of one’s fellow artist as the recipient of the piece, makes this on of the more unique art exhibitions this year.
So this image is a sneak preview of part of my portrait — if you recognize this artist, DO NOT let him know I painted him! It is supposed to remain a surprise until April 2!
Artists participating in the show include:
Anna Magruder, Jennifer Bogartz, Susan Circone, Elena Cronin, Geoff Edwards, Suzanne Elizabeth, Chris Ellis, Aimee Erickson, Sophia Franz, Lauren Garverick, Daniel Liam Gill, Suzy Kitman, Carlie Leagjeld, Betsy Levine, Brin Levinson, Joanne Licardo, Chris Mooney, Amelia Opie, Lea Peace, Roxanne Patruznick, Erika Lee Sears, Deborah Spanton, Jerry Sumpter, and Quin Sweetman