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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Portland Art Museum’s Winners

posted by on November 14 at 7:57 AM

More on this later, but here are the basic facts: For its first round of Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, Portland Art Museum has selected Dan Attoe, Cat Clifford, Jeffry Mitchell, Whiting Tennis, and Marie Watt.

My first impression is: Go Seattle. Three of the five are from here. And: Where are all those amazing Portland artists we keep hearing about in every news outlet in the country?


Recent and new work by these five artists will be featured in the Museumís inaugural Contemporary Northwest Art Awards special exhibition, June 14 through September 14, 2008, which will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue and Museum programming. Each award recipient will receive an honorarium. During the exhibitionís opening celebration, one artist will awarded the Arlene Schnitzer Award for Northwest Art, a $10,000 cash prize named in honor of philanthropist and longtime Museum patron Arlene Schnitzer.

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i grow weary of our "rivalry" with the rose city. i like it there, too, and i like everyone i know there.

we aren't tossing grenades at vancouver, are we? because we're JEALOUS of vancouver's awesome vertical density.

Posted by max solomon | November 14, 2007 9:12 AM

On a completely different tack from the first commenter, I'm happy to feel a shiver of civic pride because of this. Portland is a great place, duh. But the amount of fetishization, which has really reached fever pitch in the last six months (in the mainstream media, at least), is too much.
I, for one, am happy to see that some things are not determined by hype.
As a p.s., a friend was in P-Town for their fashion week. Her response: it was more humorous than anything else. Sort of an amateur night at the Apollo feel.

Posted by Beachhead | November 14, 2007 10:57 AM

Go, Jeff, go!

Posted by MollyDolly | November 14, 2007 3:05 PM

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