Please save the date because SOIL's annual auction will be happening Friday, October 21st from 6-10pm. This year, we've been working hard planning a really fun, old-fashioned hoedown with yummy food, a special drink called the Hootenanny, 3 silent auctions, a live auction with beloved auctioneer Laura Michalek, plus the occasional farm animal. The auction will be held at the SDC again this year so that means plenty of free parking! Git yer tickets over here. $20 pre/$30 door.
Showroom (2a), 2011 by Damien Gilley
laser-etched fluorescent plexi
(invited PDX artist, here's a recent review of his work)
This year, we have donations from over 60+ artists and galleries, including works by Iole Alessandrini, Julie Alpert, Judy Anderson, Nola Avienne, Ben Beres, Susanna Bluhm, Jana Brevick, Michael Carlson, Jaq Chartier, Bo Choi, Kimberly Clark, Chuck Close, Kenyon Cooke, Celeste Cooning, Michael Dickter, Curtis Erlinger, Damien Gilley, Klara Glosova, Lise Graham, Cable Griffith, Troy Gua, Colleen Hayward, Thom Heileson, James Hillard, Ben Hirschkoff, Christopher Martin Hoff, Etsuko Ichikawa, Derrick Jefferies, Claire Johnson, Todd Karam, Rumi Koshino, Margie Livingston, Patrick LoCicero, Perri Lynch, Kiki MacInnis, Amanda Manitach, Jess Marie, Jeffry Mitchell, Ryan Molenkamp, Saya Moriyasu, Brian Murphy, Nicholas Nyland, Matthew Offenbacher, Anne Petty, Phyllis Raye, Elise Richman, Amanda Ringstad, Serrah Russell, Carrie Scanga, Samantha Scherer, Shirley Schier, Seth Sexton, Lara Swimmer, Whiting Tennis, Timea Tihanyi, Stephanie Tomczak, Kimberly Trowbridge, Sylwia Tur, Joey Veltkamp, Laura Ward, and Darren Waterston.
untitled (Goethe effect), 2008 by Matthew Offenbacher
oil on canvas, 16 x 16"
In addition, we'll be having a special silent auction where you can Buy the Farm, the farm being a series of specially-made, farm-related art objects by SOIL members. I made small drawings of childhood objects from life in Montana; a John Deere hat (my aunt & uncle owned the local dealership), a bar of Lava soap, a gingham tablecloth and a can of Pabst. Plus, you can win lots of prizes in the game of Gettin' Lucky in the Hay. Saya's mini-shovels (made with old paintbrush handles and ceramic) are about the cutest thing ever! $5 to play--everyone's a winner.
Blanket #1 (Rainbow), 2011 by Joey Veltkamp
colored pencil on paper, 9" x 12"
(the original one that started all this blanket madness)