Friday, April 22, 2016

Porter Mill Studios: 4 WEEK ART CHALLENGE: Week 3 (and 4! Sorry!)



Hello, all! It's been a very busy last few weeks at Porter Mill as things are exchanged from one director to another. Unfortunately this came at a time when everyone is starting to think about our annual Open Studios, and of course the 4 week challenge that our former gallery director Will had started!

While becoming acclimated to the gallery space, the studios, making various introductions and planning meetings and doing a lot of re-organizing, we've dropped off the schedule a bit with the 4 week challenge! Apologies for that! It's a bit late to give you the 3rd week's theme, as we're almost at the 4th week! However, as the work won't be hung for another month, hopefully we can extend the challenge a week!

So, here are the themes for the next two pieces:

"HOME"

"COURAGE"

Just a reminder of what this entails for anyone who might not be sure! For four weeks in April (extended into May), we're challenging the artists of the Porter Mill to produce a new piece every week based a theme. After the challenge is completed the work will be collected and displayed for our June show, "The Work of Porter Mill Studios" to coincide with our big Summer Open Studios on Saturday June 4th! This challenge is going out to Porter Mill artists exclusively, and will be a great chance to create some new pieces and represent your art in the building! If you did not have time to do the challenge, that's alright! The show will still be featuring Porter Mill artists' work- submit 4 pieces even if they don't adhere to the words- your work will still be accepted! As long as you're a Porter Mill artist you're in! This challenge is just encouragement to push yourself creatively and produce some new art to share and sell! 

Drop off for "The Work of Porter Mill Studios" will be held in the Main Gallery on May 26th. This is a fun challenge that we encourage all Porter Mill artists to take part in, challenging yourself to make some new great work at the Mill to submit for an exciting show and reception on June 4th!