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Comment Archives: stories: Visual Art: Art

Re: “Why Design Contests Are Bad for Artists

When you 'click to enlarge' it actually comes up smaller...

Posted by papier on 08/01/2013 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Art Walkin': Last Thursday

I still have never gone to this crappy event and I still will never go.
The best art walks are by invitation only.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by chicostix on 07/11/2013 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Art Walkin': Last Thursday

The LOVE bike would be better (still gaggingly sophomoric) if it were aflame. What would Duchamp say?

Posted by altogetherPDX on 07/08/2013 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Art Walkin': First Friday

Ha! I don't have a studio there. I was on the list, as I arrived later to do sketching, on the spot, in my longtime friend, Judith Sturdevant's studio.

Thank goodness one's validity of vision does not depend upon how understood you are or how cute your punjabi slippers are. For the past twenty years, I have been inspired by her vision and intuitive nature.

You are always welcome at my studio. And it doesn't have to be First Friday. Can I set up a time for you?

Posted by Adam Arnold on 06/21/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Into the Pit

Been there. Dont have to do it again. I was the best thats ever been. Then I burnt out.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 06/11/2013 at 9:23 PM

Re: “The Black Portlanders

Michael - that's interesting. i guess I haven't run across people who refuse to believe those stats. I far more often hear it phrased in a way that basically ignores the actual and historical presence of people of color in this city.

A sort of related point of clarification: One thing Intisar talked about a lot in the interview that I couldn't figure out how to fit into the piece was that, as someone who moved here from the South, a big part of the project is about figuring out what defines "black culture" in Portland. I couldn't quite find the pithy quote to sum that up (that's the problem with this no-context quotes format, which incidentally makes a lot more sense in print than on the web). While the quotes here focus a lot on how people of color are represented, an equally important part of it for her is better understanding the city and culture she's living in. Rereading the piece now, I don't think that really comes through.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Alison Hallett on 05/09/2013 at 6:23 PM

Re: “The Black Portlanders

Intisar has a rad project and I'm glad it's getting coverage. The below isn't a comment on her work.

But isn't it important to acknowledge, even as we acknowledge that there are in fact lots and lots of black people in Portland, and that a majority of Portland kids have more melanin than the average person, that Portland is actually the whitest major metro area in the country? Because that is still true, and people still frequently refuse to believe that it is.

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Posted by MichaelAndersen on 05/09/2013 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Everyday Art

I live in Eugene and I want to share my Artwork. I am not sure this is the correct venue so please excuse me if not and accept my apologies for posting in the wrong spot, thanks from Andy in Eugene. Here is an example of Custom Youtube Emo-Political Art. It may remind many of the work of Oliphant only in the modern day. It is a video of a game on my casesite that links to REAL a/v . Unlike that one, this one is super nice and clean to demonstrate how Art can be used by each person to celebrate great Happenings such as our new Pope. I made this a couple days ago, i felt guided in some way when I did it. (honest and pure)

Posted by Andy Clark on 03/29/2013 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Artpocalypse 2013: A Walking Tour of First Thursday

"Modern, classic, haughty, naughty, sneaky, and brushstroke-perfect." Well, thank you for that! I'm very flattered.

Stephen O'Donnell

Posted by Stephen O'Donnell on 01/10/2013 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The Year in Arts

Great job as always Dylan!

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Posted by The Showstopper on 01/01/2013 at 3:56 PM

Re: “The Year in Arts

If I may be so bold as to suggest an addition: In the spring there was a truly unique book launch for FRANK READE, an historical fiction picture book by myself and Anina Bennett. It was an unprecedented undertaking involving three separate booksellers, in which we didn’t just do a reading, but performed original skits inspired by the book. At one location was a choreographed pirate fight by PDXYar, at another venue a one-time-only mini-musical was produced by the Alter Egos theatre troupe. Attendees took home custom Frank Reade chocolate gold coins. Powell’s on Burnside had a major exhibit of artwork from the book. Several local comic book shops displayed faux-historical artifacts seen in the book. The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City invited us for a residency that included a Frank Reade exhibition. The book garnered international acclaim from sources such as The Atlantic, the New York Times Book Review, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Posted by Paul Guinan on 12/28/2012 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Belles and Birds

"birds, but also deer! Whales! Any other creature your roommate's last band was named after!" Hah, genius!

Posted by Brennan Novak on 12/13/2012 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Inside and Outside

This article is dated April 2012. Is it intentionally being linked to from the main Mercury page now that we are in November?

Posted by anon on 11/21/2012 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Sean Davis

Dear Justin Wescoat Sanders,

Why do you feel the need to demean people who choose to pursue higher education? College degrees are not "useless" or even particularly "fancy," and your interviewee has a few degrees himself. You turned me off, as a reader, in your very first paragraph. Maybe YOU could benefit from a little bit of schoolin'.

Posted by college girl on 09/25/2012 at 9:06 PM

Re: “The State of Cartooning

I went to school for art and was the college editorial cartoonist. I won awards from the SPJ and I even won best in the Southeast in 2010, and was a national finalist.
After getting my degree and entering the workplace, I find the only thing to do is to freelance. And though i've had moderate success with that, It's definitely not traditional cartooning. But what has been gratifying is seeing that editorial work and art has evolved to survive within the fine art community to an extent.

Jeff Sheridan

Posted by Jeff Sheridan on 07/06/2012 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Identity Play

Another perspective:…

Posted by Daniel Glendening on 07/01/2012 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Velveteria Museum of Velvet Paintings

i have a velvet painting of the pink panther i inherited. he is smoking his normal cigarette and in background there is blue palm trees and a white moon above and hes over some blue patch below. also signiture on bottom looks like it says bolming i think. looks just like but colors are different. anyone interested?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by steveH on 06/24/2012 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Identity Play

I'm not sure how to feel about this, at all.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by TheOnlySanePersonInTheWorld on 06/22/2012 at 3:22 PM

Re: “The Faces of Tony Millionaire

its refreshing to see someone write about an editorial illustrator..........its somewhat of a dying art these the field is so digital now.....and for many years in the world of illustration.....editorial art was the closest thing to a creatives personal art.........

looking forward to checking out tony's illustrator,comicbook artist,portrait painter ..........and at the end of day..........a simple artist.........

Posted by nine on 01/27/2012 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The Faces of Tony Millionaire

@1 I don't know what that was, but it's dead now. Thanks!

Posted by Alison Hallett on 01/12/2012 at 9:43 AM

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