MORE PUBLIC MURALS, PLEASE!
Hi folks! Forest for the Trees is a public mural project we host here in Portland, Oregon that hopes to add to our city's visual landscape with a celebration of creativity. Last August we had 15 local and visiting artists from 5 countries paint 10 walls around the city over the course of one week. This year we are planning to do it again with another inspiring group of 20 artists, half local and half visiting from around the world. With your help, we can continue to share the creative process in a public setting and provide our artists with the resources they need to bring more world-class contemporary art to the walls of Portland.
How your donations will help.
Unfortunately, the costs related to painting a dozen large scale murals isn't cheap...the $12,500 won't cover the whole thing, but it will be a huge help with the following expenses:
Supplies: mostly paint...we need a lot of it! And brushes, and rollers, and buckets, and trays, and tarps...the list goes on and it adds up quick!
Equipment: boom-lifts, scissor-lifts and scaffolding, all of those things that allow us to use a building as a canvas despite our height. This equipment is essential to painting large scale murals, and rentals are expensive.
Travel: bringing in visiting artists to collaborate and build friendships with local artists, groups and community members is something we really value in this event. To invite artists from around the world to experience the city of Portland, leave something behind, and then share it with the rest of the world is something we love to see.
Finally, it's important to mention that nobody is making money on this project. The organizers are working for free and losing money, the artists are making magic for the love of it, the property owners aren't getting paid, and the countless friends and volunteers that offer their time and services are all doing so in support of a common goal. Your donations will go directly towards adding art to the walls of Portland.
For your generosity!
For helping us keep this project alive, we have a variety of rewards ranging from tees, hats, prints and original artworks from participating artists, and even your own mural from one of our local artists!
Also, we are excited to announce one of our very favorite chefs, Nong of Nong's Khao Man Gai, will be preparing an in-gallery dinner on June 27th at Hellion Gallery! It's going to be a good one! http://kmgpdx.com/
Spencer Keeton Cunningham "Portland" tee
FFTT X Ebbets Cap
Brendan Monroe "Canyon" coasters by Tanner Goods
Limited release Mazama mugs
Souther Salazar "Crashlander" poster
Gage Hamilton "BEAR!" print
Blaine Fontana X Grove maple iPhone 5/5s case
The Lost Cause "Lurk"
Gage Hamilton "DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR"
Mary Iverson "Venice 2"
Blaine Fontana "Inwards"
Brendan Monroe "Transfixed"
Forest for the Trees promotes public visual expression, collaboration, and community engagement with contemporary art and the creative process. In a city renowned as a creative hub, this project brings opportunities for local and visiting artists to share their gifts on a massive scale, now and for years to come.
Anticipated artists for 2014:
Alexis Diaz - San Juan, Puerto Rico
AJ Fosik - Portland, Oregon
Blaine Fontana - Portland, Oregon
Blakely Dadson - Portland, Oregon
Brendan Monroe - Oakland, California
Curiot - Mexico City, Mexico
DAL - Cape Town, S. Africa
Faith47 - Cape Town, S. Africa
Gage Hamilton - Portland, Oregon
J.Shea - Portland, Oregon
Know Hope - Tel Aviv, Israel
Mary Iverson - Seattle, Washington
Maryanna Hoggatt - Portland, Oregon
Mateu Velasco - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nosego - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Paige Wright - Portland, Oregon
Souther Salazar - Portland, Oregon
Spencer Keeton Cunningham - San Francisco, California
The Lost Cause - Portland, Oregon
Yoshi47 - Tokyo, Japan
Zach Yarrington - Portland, Oregon