The show has been on view at Space Gallery Annex for a week now, and we've gotten great feedback from everyone who has seen it. The Portland Phoenix gave us a great boost with a cover image and article in this week's issue.
I'll post photos of the installation soon, but in the meantime here is a beauty of an intaglio print by Jeff Woodbury, in which the artist dissected a chart of Portland Harbor with a plexiglass plate under the paper as he cut. He then printed the result, titled "All The Coastline Around Portland".
Today Portes opens at Space Gallery Annex in Portland. It will be on view for three weeks, with a reception on Tuesday, April 3rd. The installation was quite a challenge but the show looks great. I'll take photos later on today and post them on the next update.
Thanks to all of you for your support, and welcome to those of you just joining us. I'll continue to send out periodic updates via this site so you can keep up with the project.
Check out this work from the show, an ink-and-wash piece by Mary Hart titled "Relative Density".
It's installation day for Portes here at Space Gallery. It is a real treat to open up all the work and finally see it all in one place. It feels like Christmas! The show opens to the public on Wednesday, stop by and see it if you can.
Two artists featured in Portes had big wins at the New England Art Awards. Tim Clorius was both the Critic's and People's Choice in painting for his recent show at Aucocisco, and Lauren Fensterstock was the Critic's and People's Choice for solo shows at Aucoscisco and the Ogunquit Museum of Art. Congratulations!
Here is the painting that Tim made especially for Portes titled "Wishful Thinking" which "reflects on the ocean, so important to the people of Greece and Maine, and its fragility. The sea is a resource we can tap into, but we have to protect it and invest in it as well, since we can't just replace and fix damaged parts, as depicted here".
We're halfway there! Last night we hit the 50% mark of our goal and we are thrilled. The preview show at Space Gallery in Portland goes up this this weekend. Here is another image of one of the pieces in the show -- a plein air painting of Schoodic Peninsula by Nathaniel Meyer.
As always, thank you very much for your support of Portes!