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A Gentle Opening on May 1st

The 8th Annual Living Mark Juried by Richard Speer


for the

8th Annual Living Mark May 1st 12-3 (meet juror Richard Speer between 12-2:30*)

LOCATION: Verum Ultimum Art Gallery 3014 NE Ainsworth Portland, OR 97211

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"The mark is alive and well. I’m positively convinced of that after having had the privilege and challenge of jurying The Living Mark at Verum Ultimum. It was incredibly difficult and even painful to whittle down a field of hundreds of extraordinary artists to the final thirty. What we have arrived at is a panoply of abstraction and representation, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textile, encaustic, metalwork, wood, dyes, porcelain, diverse expressions of rectilinearity and curvilinearity, muscularity and delicacy, adamance and enigma. It points toward a vital reimagining of what a mark can convey when deployed in the minds and hands of inspired makers. I’m heartened and so invigorated by the lineup in this exhibition, and I hope you are, too."

—Richard Speer

*Please wear a mask & bring a lawn chair!

Social distancing & capacity limits (per CDC guidelines) will be practiced inside the gallery (and lawn chairs are for outside the gallery). There will be live entertainment outside and our awesome Gallery neighbors at KISS Coffee will be open for your food & beverage needs

or text 347-752-8915



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