Pickwick Independent Press, a new printshop in the Artist Studio building above SPACE Gallery, has sent out a call for print makers interested in using the facilities:
We are now calling for applicants to become members of Pickwick Independent Press. If you are interested in becoming a keyholder member please take some time to fill out an application. Tip: There is no deadline for applications but we will be filling up fast so don't delay.
What we intend to accomplish and how: The press is in its infancy, we are still gathering presses, and defining our role in the community. We believe the first small group of "key-holder" members will help us define our role and the mission of the shop. In exchange for this community and identity building we are offering Three months free membership to the first group of key-holder members. A key-holder member is a member of the press that has Twenty four hour access to the shop, and the rest of the building's facilities. These members will be invited to participate in the functions of the Artist Studio Building, and will have all the rights of access as the rest of the building's artists. The Artist Studio Building offers 32 studios to a community of professionally mobile artists and craftspeople. Please visit our website for more information about The Artist Studio. www.studiobuilding.com
It is our intention to empower print makers and artists to use the facility to promote and support their ideas and practices. With our key-holder members we will collaborate on a variety of events including workshops, open studios, editions, and group exhibitions. We will work together to seek out other presses and print collectives around the nation to build networking opportunities. And we will work together to develop and explore income generating opportunities for the shop and its members.
What we are offering: Press access that includes intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, wood block, and basic letter press. We have large work surfaces, meant for both clean and messy processes, paper storage, minimal screen and or photo sensitive plate storage, personal item storage and dedicated wash down and darkrooms. We will provide selected materials such as inks and solvents, and other miscellaneous necessities. We also provide free WIFI, roof deck access, kitchen, and wood shop facilities. Members may also choose to purchase a page on our website for a onetime fee.
If you need more information please don't hesitate to call or write.
Members accepted before January 1 will have their first three months of rent waived while the final touches of the shop's construction are finished ($90/mo. afterwards).
"Portland's switched on musical acts gather together in celebration of the shortest day of the year with the super mind melded sounds of Hersey State and Tin Ceilings, followed by Time-Lag Records' Prisma, the psychedelic transmissions of Planets Around The Sun and then a wicked massive group drone led by Computer At Sea and Tempera with internationally reknowned noise artist The Reverend Crank Sturgeon giving the Benediction. Audience members will be served a Four Course Meal throughout the event in between musical sets and are encouraged, but not required, to bring a Casio keyboard to participate in the final group drone. Emerging as Portland's most exciting new artist group, Pine Haven Collective will provide the visual vibe. Tarot readings and tea service will be available.
$5 to $15 donation (includes 4 course meal)"
This night will be magic, and I promise you cake from strange hands.
photo from autumnal equinox celebration at space gallery by bryan bruchman
(The man pictured in Monument Square was proselytizing on Halloween; I walked by as church bells were ringing insanely and a strangely warm, strong wind was threatening to blow my friend's Anubis costume off. We heathens felt the rapture upon us for five minutes or so.)
Marie Stella play their first (official, non-birthday) show in Portland since returning from NYC's CMJ Fest '09 this coming Saturday at SPACE. If you haven't seen their latest incarnation, come check out the keyboards & new songs!
The band is joined by Jacob Augustine, Jesse Pilgrim, and Wesley Hartley, with special guests Chriss Sutherland, Samuel James, D. Gross, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Kris Rogers and The Loblolly Boy.
We're opening our (many, multi-colored) doors again this Friday for Arts Walk, 5-8pm. Expect open studios, a peek into letterpress printmaking with Nick Rountree, drawings by Mattias Kaufman, a fresh zine compiling some very intimate moments from the Dooryard's past year*, and Katherine Hulit's oh-so-mysterious WITCH STUFF. Free cheap drinkable stuff!
*Saving the zine for next month, when we will host a reading of some of the choicest tidbits.
The Dooryard is looking for a new studio artist collective member beginning December 15th. Space is opening up in our large downstairs room; about 12x6ft curtained-off area. Under $100/mo for a downtown location with great sunlight & sweet folks.
We are more than just a room to work in; we are a community of artists, musicians, magicians, alchemists, performers, and space/time astronauts. Come visit at 108 High St. to check out what we're doing!
The Dooryard bids farewell to our downstairs neighbor, Katahdin Restaurant. The wood fire grill & bar is moving to a new location in downtown Portland and will be reopening on the first of the year.
Their 3,000sq-ft former space will be available for tours by prospective renters or buyers come next week. Anyone interested in starting a radical cafe, gallery, or book shop with a friendly upstairs is highly encouraged to take a look!
The DoorYard opened it's doors to First Friday Artswalk this month. Visitors were greeted by a Wizard, a vacation photograph slide show in the bathroom, a make your own Dead Man's Clothes CD cover tent was set up for playful fun, the downstairs space showcased 2-d works, a nest installation by Tessa McGow, an installation in the back with video projection by Will Lutz and Irina Skornyakova, the upstairs was open to showcase Nick Rountree's printmaking studio and an installation by Ahna the Ladybeast.