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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 September 3 – 25, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday September 3 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.

Information about Selected Artists Coming Soon….

To apply to this exhibition, click here.

  • September 3, 2021 - September 4, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 5, 2021 - September 11, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 3, 2021 - September 4, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 5, 2021 - September 11, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 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.

  • September 3, 2021 - September 4, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 5, 2021 - September 11, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  • September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021
    11:00am - 5:00pm

Columbia Center for the Arts

215 Cascade Avenue
PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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Center Hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm
Sunday 11am-4pm
(Closed during installations
each month the Sunday-Tuesday
before First Friday.)

We are committed to proper
COVID precautions. We require
everyone visiting the gallery to
wear a mask and observe
social distancing procedures.
We look forward to seeing you.

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