The 4th Annual Portland Love Show
An Open-call Salon-style group show about Love of all Kinds! Featuring over 200 artists!!February 13th - March 26th, 2009
The 2009 Love show offers BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: BEAM Development, Eroi, Smarttech A/V, Hopworks, Phoenix Media, Parr Lumber on MLK, Grand Central Bakery AND… Chris Haberman, Kat at the OLCC, Dennis at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Nicole at Olympic Mills Commerce Center, TAC Team Leader Autumn VanEsso, our volunteer coordinator Leigh Lowry and all of our amazing volunteers who are made the show possible.
Press Release- Love show ’09
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CLOSING PARTY MADNESS! Firstly, Big thanks to Theo Craig (who is Indicon Booking), Ry and Eric from Smart Tech A/V, and all of our many volunteers without whom this event would not have been possible! Of course a thousand loving springtime thank you’s to all of our performers- please support them like they support you: Papa Coyote, Mega*Church, Ryan Dolliver & DBL DRGNZ, Chervona, Sonja & Skye,Sallie Ford, Justin Power, Nick Caceres, Erika Ryn, Aries Spires, DJ Jusayn & DJ Rhoane
NEWS FLASH…The opening was a smashing success! We collected tons of food for the food bank and so many people came. Forgive us if you had to wait in a long bar line- still figuring that part out. Big thanks to DeadLetter B, PDXIloveyou, Saturday Morning Cartoon Extravaganza, All of our vendors for bringing the love, andStumptown Sawyers, Spider and Fly, Gemini Project & DJ TRY MY CABBAGE for performing at the opening! Pictures will be coming soon.
About the Show
The Love show started out as a very reasonable humble endeavor with the following clear goals: to do a non-juried show about love, open to everyone be they beginner or professional; to highlight the complex nature of love as a contrast to all the syrupy romantic schlock we are bombarded with leading up to Valentine’s day; to make a fun, low pressure, non-commercially oriented environment to show vulnerable, honest work. It was the 3rd show at Launch Pad and with 77 people, it far exceeded our wildest expectations.
The goals for the show remain unchanged, but now, 3 years later, the scale has shifted up considerably. The Love show has out-grown Launch Pad and so we have partnered with curator Chris Haberman & Portland City Art (the Portland Mural Show, The Big 100, etc) to bring you the 2009 show at Olympic Mills Commerce Center., a much, much larger space!
Some big changes with this years show: No 2ft square size limit! Fund-raising do-gooder-y!! Multiple spaces to hang art!!! More artists!!!! (currently over 250 artists are signed up)
If you have any Love show specific questions or you’d like to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friend-Up with Olympic Mills on Myspace Here
See you at the Love Show!