Welcome to the "Thirty Shows!" Blog

It's almost time for "Thirty-one!" and we'd love to tell you more about it. Please scroll down for complete shows information, artist profiles, plus some exciting extras!

The Intention: The ‘Thirty!’ shows connect groups of Portland artists, inspire new bodies of work, showcase emerging artists, provide affordable artwork to the Portland community, and raise money for non-profit arts organizations. Based on the time line, artists are encouraged to explore new territory, experiment, loosen up and have fun!

The Show: Thirty-one artists have taken on the challenge to paint thirty-one paintings in thirty-one days. The resulting 961 new paintings will be unveiled at the opening extravaganza on Aug. 1st, 2008. Nine hundred and thirty small paintings (7" x 7") will be for sale for thirty-one dollars each. Thirty-one larger paintings (20" x 20") will be silently auctioned at the opening (opening bid...thirty-one dollars).

The Unveiling: The show will take place on Aug. 1st, 2008 at OM Tradition Arts (14 NE 10th Ave. @ E. Burnside). Preview show (no sales) will begin at 3pm. The show will end at 10pm. The "Hidden Gems" show will take place on Aug. 3rd from 6-8pm....come see what's left! This is a cash only event. Scroll down for more info...

The Greater Good: A portion of the proceeds from "Thirty-one!" will be donated to Artists for the Arts whose mission is to ensure that the arts remain an integral part of education for children in Portland Metro-area schools. AFTA raises funding and awareness through the collaborative efforts of artists, businesses, educators, organizations and the community.

The Curator and Organizer: Flora S. Bowley is a painter and arts organizer living in Portland, OR. Her organically inspired paintings are shown in galleries around the US. She lives a life dedicated to art, community, and staying inspired. Please visit http://www.florasbowley.com/ for more information about Flora.

Please call 360.510.4847 if you have any questions regarding the show.

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