Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 days of P:ear Group Show!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November/December 2009 CONTACT: Danielle Kirby The Trim/Vojdani Gallery at p:ear presents: 12 days of p:ear- Group show featuring Andy Dvoracek, Elyse Gambino, Alison Gayne, William Hernandez, Nicole Linde, Melissa Lund, Kelly Rundle, Hiedi Wirz,& Klien and Woolley with p:ear youth artists Opening Reception: Thursday, December 3rd, 6-9pm On Display: December 3rd – December 13th, 2009 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10-1pm: or by appointment Gallery Location: 338 NW 6th St. Portland, OR 97229 Corner of 6th & Flanders
12 days of p:ear, features the works of nine artists from the Portland area. Complemented by the works of p:ear youth artists, a patchwork of styles and techniques pushes the boundaries of thought and perception; real and the surreal; dark and light. A line, simple in nature, manages to tell a story of trials and expression as it interlaces the pieces through their diversity. Join us for 1st Thursday, enjoying music, drinks, and art!
“Lie Machine” by William Hernandez “Orange Crush” by Melissa Lund “Webcrying” by Alison Gayne
p:ear youth are 15-24 year old homeless or transitional young people that attend the educational, artistic and recreational programs at p:ear. They work independently and with guest artists, working with available materials, to create work that is expressive, vibrant and healing.
p:ear is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. ###

Friday, October 30, 2009


12 Days of P:ear

The Trim/Vojdani Gallery at p:ear Pearl District, Portland, OR Regional Juried Exhibition, Call for Submissions Deadline is November 6, 2009 Open to any medium No entry fee

DESCRIPTION The Trim/Vojdani Gallery at p:ear is seeking submissions from local artists for a two-month exhibition. This exhibition will be included p:ear’s holiday event entitled “The 12 Days of P:ear.” This is a juried exhibition that will feature up to 12 artists, each of whom will have the opportunity to display work that will be available as “take home sales” and replaced with new work. Exhibition cards will be provided and distributed through our large mailing list.


Productive 2-D artists, printmakers, photographers, and textile artists are encouraged to apply. We are looking for smaller work that can be hung from walls, clotheslines, or possibly set on small shelves. The chosen artists’ work will also be displayed alongside work created by p:ear’s youth. The gallery space is rentable for small evening events and is often actively reserved during the holiday season; this generates unexpected exposure, but also limits our ability to display large sculptural work that requires pedestals or floor space.


p:ear is a nonprofit program that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth, ages 15 to 24, through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year our programs serve more than 500 homeless and transitional young people.

To truly exit homelessness, kids must develop the internal strength, skills and foresight to make healthy choices. p:ear provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which youth are trusted to outgrow unproductive and harmful behaviors. p:ear offers individualized mentoring and education programs in a safe, reliable and intimate setting designed to foster trust, build self-esteem and to teach homeless and transitional kids – who all too often are regarded by society as disposable, "hopeless cases" – that they are valuable individuals with a future who have something vital to contribute to this community.


p:ear is conscious of the financial needs of artists, but very aware of our own needs as a non-profit in this economic climate. Selected artists choose their commission on sales up to 30%; with all proceeds going to support p:ear’s mission and operating costs.

DATES TO REMEMBER Friday, November 6th – Submission deadline Friday, November 13th –: Artists chosen and contacted November 17th - 20th or 24th - 25th – Artwork drop-off Wednesday, December 2nd: Sneak Preview Party Thursday, December 3rd – First Thursday Opening Reception January 27th - 29th: Artwork Pick-up


Digital submission with images in jpeg format only. A single Zip file preferred. In a single zip file labeled with your name include: artist resume, artist statement, approx. 10-20 images representing the work you would like to exhibit, a numbered image list for reference with medium, year, dimensions, price and preferred gallery display method. To create a zip file: Mac: select the folder with your materials in it then in “Finder” > choose “file” > “Create Archive of…” PC: right click file > select “Send to…” > “Compressed (Zipped) Folder.” Then include this single zip file as an attachment in your e-mail.


All work should be hand delivered to the gallery during open hours no later then November 25th. If you are unable to delivery your work during p:ear’s open hours we will do our best to work with you to make other arrangements. All work must come ready to hang. It does not have to be framed. We only ask that it have a way of hanging that is simple and gallery appropriate. Please include any special hanging hardware with your work. p:ear does not pay for the shipping of artworks to or from the gallery.


Monday, October 26, 2009

p:ear Essentials

Welcome to our new blog! p:ear is a nonprofit dedicated to the growth of homeless and transitional youth ages 15-24 years old, through education, art, and recreational projects. Enhancing expression through a positive outlet gives shape to the stories, experiences, and milestones while creating connections, strength, and new perspectives. Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming events and latest p:ear adventures!