A big thanks to curator Chris Haberman for once again inviting me to be in The 10th Annual Big 500 Art Show, which is back at Pioneer Place this year.

big500-installed2-2015More than 500 artists were invited and each given 5 – 20 wood panels. Then they let us loose to create whatever we like. Do that math…that’s at least 5,000 paintings! I usually make 10 but managed to get to 20 paintings this year.

No only is this a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank but it’s also a great way to allow just about anyone to afford an original piece of art. They make great gifts too.

This is an exciting show because when the art is hung there are no names included with the work which evens the playing field. Art from a very well known artist may be hanging right next to that of someone in their first art show, but all you need to care about is DO YOU LIKE THE WORK? I love this idea.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of canned food for the bins at the door. Have fun and happy shopping!

Pioneer Place Mall (Second Floor Atrium)
All ART $40/each/8×8″. 500 + artists, 5000 works of art. Cash/Carry benefit.
Free admission with can food or non-perishable item.
Show runs through Dec 24. Curated by Chris Haberman Presents. #big500artshow.
Event INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/147065505912706/


Linda Robertson is a painter and the author of the Embracing Encaustic book series. She offers live encaustic workshops in her Portland, Oregon studio as well as online encaustic classes.

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