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Preparation for the big event:
Many thanks to these Cannibals artists and their donations:
Congratulations to Jason for his work being selected as "curator's choice" for this year's auction!
Congratulations to Larry for being selected by the curatorial board to donate work for this collaborative event at the auction!
Rose Festival Collector's Series
The Oak Knoll Winery has recently selected the work of Cannibals artist, Jason Berlin, for their new wine label...Pinot Noir Reserve! Congratulations, Jason!
Jason will be available for signings of his wine label at these "Made In Oregon" stores:
May 10...PDX (Concourse C)
10:00 AM to Noon
May 10...PDX (Concourse D)
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
May 16...Pioneer Place
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
June 2...Washington Square
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
June 6...Lloyd Center
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
June 14...Clackamas Town Center
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A few photos from the CAP event:
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Cannibals Gallery has had the privilege of being included in James Ru's new ebook, Perma Artist...a series of interviews and photos from artists around the world detailing the creating of art using a variety of resources and materials that lend themselves toward environmental awareness. As this book is copyrighted, we can only share a (very) small version of the first page Pammela's interview chapter about the artists and direction of Cannibals Gallery.
You can, however, get James Ru's entire ebook at the smashwords website here!
We're celebrating Cannibals artist, Jason Berlin, who will be graduating from Oregon College of Art and Craft with his bachelors of fine arts degree on May 18. His thesis show opens April 3 (4:00 to 6:00pm) at the Hoffman Gallery through Sunday the 7th. The OCAC Graduation Exhibition in the Hoffman Gallery opens May 18 through the 30th, reception is 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The BFA Thesis Exit Show is May 17 to the 31st...opening reception is on Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm...10th and NW Hoyt, downtown Portland. Jason's recent donation to the CAP auction also became one of the "Curator's Choice" pieces.
CAP Art Auction...Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Cannibals artists who will be included in this year's auction:
Randy Moe, Darlene Schaper, Mark Counts, Kurtiss Lofstrom, LeeAnn Gauthier and Jason Berlin.
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New York City
Cannibals has been given a two month commitment of space, to hang in the newly remodeled theater in the East Village of New York. Our good friend and patron, the director Stephen Michael Rondell has begun the new venture, Celebration of Whimsy. He has been busy working on creating the newest theater space following the demise of his former Children's Theater of New York, and we are all looking forward to his great success. Stay tuned for a tighter bead, but Cannibals showing in New York in the summer will be quite an event.
Jason Berlin's artwork "Closer Than You Think” has been selected and awarded Honorable Mention for the 2013 CAP Art Auction.
Jason was also chosen as this year’s winner for the Oak Knoll winery wine label contest for the collector’s wine for the 2013 Rose Festival. The wine label will launch at end of April.
Jeremy Hardie will be showing his latest collage work at Elevated Coffee through March and April.
The Pivot Gallery (downtown Portland) is now showing some work of Cannibal artists, LeeAnn Gauthier, Jason Berlin, and Kurtiss Lofstrom. Check out their work during gallery hours...Wed. through Sat. 3-9 PM.
For those of you interested in mixed media and assemblage, you might want to get your hands on this book, The Innocence of Objects, now available at Powells, Amazon and the Multnomah and Clackamas public libraries. Orhan Pamuk, a Nobel prize-winning author from Turkey, gives you a great visual tour of a museum that he has created and opened in Istanbul. You'll appreciate the amazing collection of ephemera from his childhood...many of those items that he has assembled into boxes, all of which help to tell the stories from his past.
"Beautifully designed vitrines, or boxes, containing carefully arranged collections of objects, carry the visitor along the arc of the story, on a journey through time and space as well as into the mind of the collector himself..."
A simple online google search will give you a number of photos from the book:
CAP Auction Donations
Many thanks to the Cannibals artists who donated a piece to the CAP auction! There were enough donations to secure a separate hanging under the "Cannibals" banner! This is a terrific effort to keep our name in front of the public and patrons. When we reopen, we will continue to have an ongoing profile of community participation. Thank you...LeeAnn Gauthier, Jason Berlin, Mark Counts, Darlene Schaper, Kurtiss Lofstrom, Randy Moe, Amy Kuttab, Jeremy Hardie and Richard Armstrong.
A "Cannibals East" show in the Big Apple? This spring? East Village? Stay tuned! We've got more information about this event coming down the road!
Cannibals artist, Michael Patterson Carver, is currently being represented by Laura Gitlin in NYC. His drawings are being
shown at the New York Outsider Art Fair.
Darlene Schaper has been chosen to be a part of RAW, an indie arts organization for artists. You can find her work at Splendorporium this month.
Writer, Jame Ru, has recently interviewed Pammela (owner/curator of Cannibals) about the gallery and artists, etc. He has an interest in artists who use organic, recycled and alternative energy sources to create art. We'll include that interview when it soon becomes published on his various Perma Arts websites.
I had someone ask me the other day why I thought Cannibals had failed! I was stunned by the question, since it had not occurred to me that losing a lease equaled failure. It did begin a conversation that had me circling the presence of Cannibals, and its lingering impact on the fans and patrons who support it. The same day that someone asked me to consider why Cannibals failed, another person approached me in a bakery line, and said how brilliant they thought the artists of Cannibals were, and how much they anticipated a return to a street address. I continue to look for space to revive the doorway experience of coming to view the works. I am confident that the ongoing interest in Cannibals vision, the artists exploration of a flexible showing, and the desire met to include artists who may not find professional exposure will take us confidently into the coming 2013 year. I hope that everyone will continue to look for our new opening in the near future.
Are you a mixed media artist (or do you know of one) who uses primarily recycled materials? The Glean Program, which allows artists to go into the Metro Transfer Station (the city dump) for six months, has just opened up its application process for the third season. Cannibals Gallery has had an artist included in this program for each of the first two seasons. You can download the application and get further information on the Cracked Pots website. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2013. This is one AMAZING opportunity!
Check out Randy Moe's work this month at the 12 x 16 Gallery
Big congratulations to David Kennedy, middle school teacher (and Cannibals patron) who just received a new classroom set of computers as a result of his winning an educational grant from Google!
For all of the good graces that have helped the year 2011 see the fifth anniversary of Cannibals, and the rise of new thinking about just how to continue the community cohesion, I want to thank each of you who participated in the gallery. Special thanks to Greg Hanson for all of the hard work he has put in as a volunteer on making the newsletters an offer to everyone, and to David Kennedy who masters the leading edge of our cyber fitness, maintaining the domain. Remarkable may begin to sum the activities, disappointing certainly crowds all adjectives when applied to my efforts to find us new, affordable space, and the tightening of vision when I observe the endurance of the forward measure of the daily artist creation.
The holidays seem to have the shining reflection of candlelight in our darker corners of the calendar here, but warm the light with the reach to remember. I requested artists to send photos of work in progress, or in memory, photos of a seasonal celebration, or current,and make the connection in a sampler for ourselves, and the patrons who choose Cannibals companions. I hope to have the news that we have a place to rewind the pathway, and that the gallery can begin to show the work everyone has been busy composing. Until then, here is a small list of announcements of some of the community's sightings. Just like the fabled Whitman's Sampler, Greg has melded this short holiday gift for us all. Happy Holidays..
Highlighting Our Artists
Admire the pomegranate tree, master woodworking and garden art while gaining inner balance during this exploration of Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland's secret oasis. FREE admission on First Thursday from 5-7 pm. Photography Member's art show: December 6 - 31, 2012 at Lan Su Chinese Garden, NW 3rd and Everett, 10am - 5pm dailyContact LeeAnn at 503.236.3456 for free entrance other days. Rain dappled stonework and sensual foliage are displayed by Fine Art Photographer LeeAnn Gauthier.
Check out Tom's blog here!
Fourth annual SPLENDORCRAFT GIFT SALENovember 30 3pm - 9pm andDecember 1st 12 (noon) - 9 pm splendorporium.net
Join Pammela (and some of the Cannibals artists) at the 3rd annual "Check 'em off, Green" in Vancouver:
Best holiday wishes from Pammela's dog, Able!
The news on the real estate hunt is still barren, although the October searches did almost offer a welcome mat for a few months. I had been hoping for a temporary space for the holiday shoppers to view our offers, and even that did not materialize. I am taking several artists to the Vancouver recycled holiday show, "Check'em off Green" hosted by the Waste Connections star, Terra, and featuring 100 vendors who are presenting gifts and ideas for the complete shopping list.
The event will be held at the Marshall/Luepke Community Center, December 1. In addition to the Cannibals booth, Sylvia Miller is attending, as well as Helvi Smith . Darlene Schaper, Stephen Walter, Selma Grossman, Jason Berlin and several others will have work for sale. If you are able to stop in and support the gallery ,and the artists, the event is being held from ten until three.
I have heard that a few Cannibals have work in the annual Day of the Dead show at the Guardino Gallery this month, and Jeremy Hardie sent in the news that he is at The Press Club, 26th and Clinton (opening night reception 7 PM, Friday Nov. 2). He is our artist of the month! A few images of his work:
Please let us know when you are having an exhibition, and hopefully, we can find a space to talk about it. Have a wonderful Fall.
Cannibals News October 2012
The latest work from Cannibals artists:
Find Kurtiss' latest work at The High Dive, 1406 S.E. 12th Av.
Portland, OR October 2012
(work in progress)
Pammela Springfield and Greg Hanson celebrating the "Gleanings from the City Dump" show at Disjecta Gallery in Sept.
Cannibals News September 2012
News Snippets...Cannibals Artists
Daniel Castelaz is having a show in Chicago at Zolla-Lieberman.
Darlene Shaper has been showing some of her latest work at the Mark Woolley Gallery (Pioneer Place Mall)
LeeAnn Gauthier has a show at Be Boheme (1530 SE 7th)
Spenser Little and Jacklyn Rose were represented at Art in the Pearl.
Digging In The City Dump
The Glean project, in conjunction with Metro and Recology (the Metro Transfer Station) is holding the concluding exhibition of this season's project at Disjecta Gallery on Sept. 14 through Sept. 30. Greg Hanson, selected to participate in this six month "recycling" project, will be showing his work, along with the four other artists, in this revolutionary display of art created entirely from the materials gleaned from the "city dump" over the last half a year. The artists all applied for and received this art grant early last spring, and were all required to create ten or more pieces of work, all of which will be available at Disjecta. The show will cap this marvelous opportunity which instructs and invites the general public to rethink how they so readily discard elements from their daily lives. Greg's combinations of mundane and mysterious are dusted with the wit and irony found in many of his latest assemblage pieces using the trash that he found at the dump: old piano parts, scraps of wood, rusted metals, vintage papers, toys, glass, etc. As a Cannibals cornerstone artist, we are happy to bring our patrons to the celebration of this showing, and hope that everyone will be thinking about how to creatively address these modern issues. Pammela Springfield
Disjecta Gallery: 8371 N. Interstate Av., Portland, OROpening Reception: Friday, Sept. 14 6 to 9 PMGallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday 12 to 6 PM
More information about the artists here!
A Summer Smorgasbord
From around the pavement comes greetings and pictures of the artists' summer projects and new completions. The hours may be shortening soon, but the solid offers of the Cannibals community are ever expanding, as we can see by the response to the call for snapshots. How great it is to catch the view from so many.
There is no new news of a permanent address to be had yet, but the wheels continue to move in the direction of placing the gallery. A hope for the coming months is that there may be a site by the time we have a holiday exhibition and sale. Greg Hanson is concluding his participation in the GLEAN project, and will be showing the work created through the program in September at Disjecta. Many others, Mark Crummet for example, are jurying into local art shows. Spenser Little and Jaclyn Rose have been up and down the I-5 corridor, while Mark Counts and Jason Berlin are holding Longview/Kelso. LeeAnn Gauthier could be found snapping shots and sipping tea at the Chinese Gardens, and Darlene Schaper has been filling out some space in the Pioneer Place gallery. Kurtiss Lofstrom is creating some inspiring new collages, and showed several new, three dimensional sculptures at a studio visit. Lars Sandel and Mary Arp actively push the boundaries of inventiveness at their spot in Albany, while the streets of Alberta and the markets along Hawthorne serve as the outdoor pop-ups for Michael Lucchese and David Gufstaffson.
Many thanks to all who are sending good thoughts and giving Cannibals the support to keep moving forward. Hope to see everyone soon at a new address, and please let me know if anything might be crossing your path which may help us to land sooner.
Denise Althea Graham
Jason Berlin and friends