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In the Gallery: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

In the Gallery: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Exhibition November 5 – 27, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday November 5th from 5-7pm

Mark Rothko worked as an elementary school teacher. Mickalene Thomas worked as a coffee house waitress. Jackson Pollock worked as a babysitter, Keith Haring worked as a busboy, Yayoi Kusama sewed and fabricated parachutes and Barbara Kruger worked as a graphic designer. Artists are everywhere. And they are working.

What does it mean to be an artist who is also a worker? How does a worker find ways to develop their art while also keeping food on the table and a roof over their head? How does a person manage the compulsion to create art within the context of the day job workday? And what does that do to the artist, and to the art? This split existence can often be a painful experience, but sometimes a rewarding one and a source of the energy behind an artist’s work.

For this show, Columbia Center for the Arts is seeking to showcase the art and the stories of artists with day jobs, or other daily concerns that provide the resources needed to survive – food, shelter, healthcare, transportation. We hope to present an immersive experience of what it is to make art, to create artistic expression, when sales of artworks are not the artist’s sole source of income.

 

About the Curator:
Guest curator Genevieve Scholl is an artist with a day job that has been working and living in the Gorge since 1996. She graduated from Portland State University in 1997 with a degree in Art History and was a founding board member of Columbia Center for the Arts. She is currently working as Special Projects Manager at the Port of Hood River while developing her art practice painting the natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest working in oils, alkyd, wax and charcoal. With her husband, Travis, she is also raising a teenager and building a house in Cascade Locks. She is usually exhausted, but passionate about the arts and about people who live with the compulsion to create art under any circumstances.

 

Click here for Information about Selected Artists

Submissions Closed…

 

 

  • November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 7, 2021 - November 13, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 14, 2021 - November 20, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 21, 2021 - November 27, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 7, 2021 - November 13, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 14, 2021 - November 20, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 21, 2021 - November 27, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • November 5, 2021 - November 6, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 7, 2021 - November 13, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 14, 2021 - November 20, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • November 21, 2021 - November 27, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm