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    Kiln to Kitchen Jul 06 to Jul 28 @Eutectic Gallery

Today’s Events

  • May 3
    Alyson Provax "you i everything else" May 03 to Jul 01 @Wolff Gallery
  • Jun 1
    Landscape Paintings by Gallery Artists Jun 01 to Jun 30 @Attic Gallery
  • Jun 1
    Emergence Jun 01 to Jul 01 @Redux Gallery
  • Jun 1
    Threadbare Jun 01 to Jun 30 @Eutectic Gallery
  • Jun 4
    Aequanimatas Jun 04 to Jun 30 @Butters Gallery
  • Jun 5
    Mandy Stigant & Jana Demartini Jun 05 to Jun 30 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Jun 5
    Summer Group Exhibition Jun 05 to Jul 14 @Froelick Gallery
  • Jun 5
    Lisa Onstad Jun 05 to Jul 01 @Waterstone Gallery
  • Jun 6
    The Book is a Body that Bends Jun 06 to Jun 30 @PDX Contemporary Art
  • Jun 7
    Abuelas Jun 07 to Jul 01 @Blue Sky Gallery

What's New in 2014

There’s not much the Urban Art Network can do about the economy, but it might be able to lessen the wind problems that have plagued the street gallery in recent years. In the last couple of years, several unfortunate wind events have sent artists’ work flying down NW 13th. That’s why this year brings a slightly different configuration to the event. We’ll have a few other changes as well.

New Configuration

In its earliest days, the Street Gallery was more nomadic. But for the last eight years, it’s consistently stayed put. Going into the Street Gallery’s fourteenth season, UAN president Jennifer Kapnek and the group's Coordinators have decided to tweak things. “Now we see some advantages to being a little more fluid,” said Jennifer. “So this year we’re going to try something new.”

Instead of spreading out over three blocks, the Street Gallery will condense to the two blocks from Irving to Kearny for all but its busiest summer months. This means the block between Hoyt and Irving – long considered by artists to be the windiest section – will only be used by the Street Gallery during July, August and September. This way, Jennifer said, “We’ll use the block considered the windiest on the least windy months.”

Please read about preparing your setup for windy conditions.

Shortened Season

This year, the Street Gallery will run from April to October. The month of November has been cut since it’s often so dark, cold and rainy that neither artists nor shoppers feel like braving the elements.

New Pricing

As always, artists can choose to buy a space one month at a time or for the whole season. A space for the months of April, May, June, July and October will cost $40. August and September cost $50. Artists who prepay for the entire season can reserve their space for $250, a $50 savings off the a la carte price.

Registration

Advance registration will be March 14. You can sign up then, or show up at the Street Gallery for a walk-in space. The first Street Gallery of the year will be on Thursday, April 3. Sign-up for walk-ins is at NW 13th and Irving.

Cross Promotion

Promoting your participation helps you, the UAN and all your fellow artists. So please send an email to your mailing list, post to Facebook, tweet, skywrite, release carrier pigeons, send smoke signals or however you like to get the word out. We all appreciate any cross-promotion efforts.

—by Teresa Bergen www.teresabergen.com