So: I don't know any thing about visual art. (The irony of the title "Arts Editor" is not lost on me.) And I would like to up our coverage of the visual art world here on Blogtown—it's been getting short shrift since Chas Bowie departed. (If you miss him, he's got a new website).

I'm looking for someone who's knowledgeable about the local arts scene. Goes to art openings for fun. Is interested both in both art itself, and art news and gossip. Can construct a sentence. (Like that?) My needs are primarily blog-related, but pitching stories for the paper is also a possibility.

If you're interested, email a resume and writing samples to ahallett@portlandmercury.com—title it "Art Blogger," please—and we'll talk further details.