night-of solstice photos

Photos from the Winter Solstice performance are up at HillyTown.
Thanks Bryan!




Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Hog Farm Studio Annex in Biddeford last night!

Photos coming soon of the beautiful solstice show hosted by Planets Around the Sun.

(bigbig thanks to Coco & Gil of hfs!)


Print in the Artist Studio Building

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.


Lisa Pixley
Founding Member
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).

More information and application:


Winter Solstice with Planets Around the Sun

Planets Around the Sun
(Ian Paige and Caitlin King)
will be hosting a
at the Hog Farm Studios Annex in Biddeford
on Sunday, December 20th at 5pm.

"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


PHOTO A GO-GO (Today!)

adam lampton

moira greenspun

karen lewis

derek jackson

I wish I could make it out to the Bakery Photographic Collective in Westbrook today for their silent auction of photographs from 6-8pm

Check out the gallery of available photos

brendan bullock

erik olson

doug bruns

(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 SPACE Gallery for [dog] and [pony] dvd release show 12/12

photo by chris la putt

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.


Saturday, December 12th, 8pm doors, $8, 18+

Rowan Tree Press

A couple of photos by Bryan Bruchman
from Nick Rountree's letterpress studio,
Rowan Tree Press.

sugar, coma

a thanksgiving-born video by the ladybeast.
not for the anti-sticky.


First Friday Arts Walk, December 4

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.