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Winter White Show @ Six Days Art Co-Op 11/15

Posted in Press Releases, Updates on October 30, 2008 by coleenmcintyre

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Alberta Street is gaining popularity for established and new artists to sell their goods.

Alberta Street, located in Northeast Portland, is gaining a strong reputation for established and new artists to get their name out into the Portland art scene. Traditionally, the Pearl district, located in the Northwest sector of town, has been the area for artists to get recognition in Portland. The Alberta Street Business Association and Art on Alberta have been working hard to bring awareness to the growing street. In addition to their popular Last Thursdays, they recently sponsored the September Art Walk, and they are lighting up the streets for the holiday season, hoping to entice shoppers to linger and enjoy what the street has to offer.

 

Six Days Cooperative Gallery (at 2724 Alberta Street) has been promoting local talents for over three years now. Their most recent new members happen to be already established artists, although often the co-op has been known to be the starting point for many new artists. Nora Catherine has been selling her upscale jewelry in the Pearl District and in California for the past few years but decided on Six Days as a way to get her name more recognizable to the public. “Alberta Street has a large diverse art community that regularly visits the street to see what’s happening, so I felt this was a good place to get my name out their and to build my following.” says Nora.

 

Also joining Six Days is Maquette, the art director for the popular Rose City Vaudville. She chose the co-op as a home to display her paintings and 3D mixed media pieces. “I’ve been all up and down this street, but chose Six Days on Alberta because it has a great range of artists, and they have a strong reputation for helping artists build their following and expand on selling their art.”

 

“Six Days doesn’t want to be a traditional gallery”, says Coleen McIntyre, a three-year board member. “We pride ourselves in being what the traditional gallery stereotype is not, and value the freshness of up-and-coming artists, who sometimes don’t even know where to start. We take them in, show ‘em a few ropes, and as a group we are figuring it out together, while sharing skills and information. We have a strong sense of family and community here.”

 

Six Days enjoys combining art with entertainment for Last Thursdays and Featured Artist shows. On Saturday, November 15th, Six Days will be kicking off the Holiday season with a Winter White show. All Six Days Artisans are participating. Their membership includes a wide range of artistic talent; Jewelers, painters, glass artists, furniture designers, metal works, clothiers and fabric artists. Co-op members will also be fully dressed in winter ball attire, and kicking off a joyous holiday shopping season.

 

 

If you would like more information about Six Days Art Co-Op, contact  President, Terri Fay at brownribbonclothes@yahoo.com or call 971- 409-4971. Please visit www.sixdaysart.com to learn more about us. Six Days is currently seeking new members.

Art Co-Ops – What are they all about?

Posted in Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2008 by coleenmcintyre

PRESS RELEASE: 9/2/08 Art Co-ops are emerging as an alternative for artists to sell.

Art cooperative galleries are emerging as an expanded way for artists to sell their art. Most co-ops are based on artist participation and ownership of their gallery space, allowing them to show year round, versus the traditional month long show. A cooperative environment also provides resources, promotional ideas, and education, as it’s members share their knowledge and pool ideas.

Six Days Cooperative Gallery (at 2724 Alberta St. in Portland) takes it a step further, by nurturing young artists. The more experienced artists take their time and knowledge to help educate about displaying, selling and even expanding their artistic line to provide more sales. They have several young artists that are new to selling their work, but have started to have a following, due to exposure at co-op events.

Christin McNair is one of those artists. Her handcrafted metal work recently received an invitation to be displayed on the Oregon stage at the Portland Bite. During a Last Thursday event , an artist’s rep was walking by her dynamic art (which involves fire) and invited her to help with SUCH AND SUCH  bands’ fire display at the BITE. The success of that show led to the band now traveling with one of her pieces touring the Pacific Northwest.

“Six Days doesn’t want to be a traditional gallery”, says Coleen McIntyre, a three-year board member. “We pride ourselves in being what the traditional gallery stereotype is not, and value the freshness of up and coming artists, who sometimes don’t even know where to start. We take them in, show ‘em a few ropes, and as a group we are figuring it out together, while sharing skills and information. We have a strong sense of family and community here.”

Co-ops have a variety of structures, fees, and time obligations. Some are tailored to just one type of discipline,  the most common case is a co-op structured around members whose talents bridge many disciplines. Most have Board of directors, and member committees specializing in different areas of operation, from marketing to displays. These committees can be another avenue for young artists to learn different aspects of selling their art.

During their openings and Last Thursday events, Six Days enjoys combining their art with entertainment. On Saturday, September 28th, Six Days will be having a Pirate show and costume party called “Six Days at Sea”. Four of Six Days Artisans are participating.  Included will be: Terry Fay’s authentic Pirate wear, vibrant acrylic paintings by Dan Alm, Kat Paw’s Designs of finely crafted jewelry, and Christin McNair’s unique metal work. There will be a prize for best dressed pirate, opportunities to play one’s luck on a spinning wheel, and plenty of grog to imbibe. Co-op members will also be fully dressed in pirate attire, and speaking their best pirate-speak during the show.

If you would like more information about Six Days Art Co-Op, contact Terri Fay at brownribbonclothes@yahoo.com or call 971- 409-4971.
Please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.sixdaysart.com” http://www.sixdaysart.com to learn more about us. Six Days is currently seeking members.