Our Give Shop event was a lot of fun. Some prints are still available and we will continue to donate any proceeds to CASA of Lane County. Thanks to Jay Jones for shooting and editing this rad video.
I keep coming up with these ideas
In this case, I've had this one for almost 2 years now, and I had to get it out of my head. "Wouldn't it be cool to do a show about giving, and make prints that say the word "Give", really big, and then give all the money to a charity?"
Yes. It would be cool. And so it shall be. I'm designing the print myself. If it goes well, I'd like to rope in other designers to contribute, and keep the party going year after year. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Get all the event details over at artsdigital.co. I'm acting as my own sponsor once again, combining resources from ECA and my design studio. I'm also teaming up with the amazing Threadbare Press, who will be doing the screen printing magic on her portable PrintCycle.
5:30 – 9pm
First Friday, December 4th
at the Artsdigital.co design studio
945 Olive, in Broadway Alley (map)
My artist initiative project, Eugene Contemporary Art, put on a pop-up show in my design studio last night. ECA hasn't done anything over the last couple years, while I was getting Artsdigital.co off the ground. But as soon as I moved into the studio space, I knew I wanted to try to do a couple exhibitions. ECA used to be a full blown non-profit and residency program. Due to funds and time, I put it into hibernation mode. This was my first attempt at getting it off the ground again, but with a much simpler premise - show work when I can, and operate with a mentality of having no resources whatsoever. It's kind of freeing actually.
Putting on a show is a lot of work, and I didn't have a lot of time to curate something complex. Asking your friends if they want to show ephemera from around their studio is pretty easy. Everyone has loads of it. It was really fun. The turnout was great. I'm going to do another in October.
See more pics on eugenecontemporaryart.com.