Monday, March 30, 2009

future of art

Rumor has it that 90% of US art galleries will be forced to close by the end of 2009. Some galleries are taking a proactive approach and have expanded their definition by selling alcohol and drugs in addition to showing art. We intend to stay in the successful 10%; what's the game plan?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hey Blackfishers,
I have a show up at a bar on 2026 NE Alberta called The Know.
You've already seen but two of the paintings, but if you're in the
neighborhood after 4pm it'll be open through March 31st.
So slum on down and have a'll put hair on your chest.
-Brandon Wilkinson

jana demartini, jan09

Judith Wyss, Jan09

adding an image to your post

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Sue Tower & Mario Caoile @ Blackfish Gallery

The exhibit opened Tuesday, March 3rd and continues through Saturday, March 28th. An opening reception will be held on First Thursday, March 5th from 6-9 pm at the gallery.

Sue Tower's new series of work is entitled "La Femme," deals with her intent to portray contemporary women in a challenging and unique way. She says, "As I paint these women I attempt to express a spiritual essence and poetic beauty which I believe prevails in all women."

Mario Caoile is showing recent work, mostly paintings and a few painted, welded steel pieces. Caoile finds painting challenging and fun. Making art, to him, is about the expression of emotions. He makes a video of his painting process and then uploads it to YouTube.

Kentree Speirs is showing abstract paintings in the backroom.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

'oregon seen' feb 2009

Over 20 Blackfish artists participate in 'Oregon Seen' a show celebrating Oregon's 150th birthday.

how to post

If you see your name under the contributors list you should be able to post. In the upper right corner of your window click on the 'sign in' link, then 'new post'. You can edit your post later by clicking on the yellow pencil icon, which is visible only on your posts, next to the comments link.

fishing for a title

Right now the title for this blog is Blackfish Gallery. We can change it anytime. Does anyone have suggestions for a different title? Here are a few names that came up: fishing for art, blackfish blog, artists speak out...
We can also have a subtitle, for example: turning 30, owned and operated by working artists since 1979, and so forth. We will eventually have a background image in the heading area, perhaps of the gallery or a group photo.

Monday, March 2, 2009

how to post a video from youtube

If there is a video from the Blackfish channel on youtube that you want to post, the best way is to click and copy the embed code from the video and paste it directly on the message area-- where you type the text. You can add text as well.

fishbowl installations feb09

Charles Sigfried talks about fishbowl installation.

what this blog is for

The intention for creating this blog is have a communal blog for Blackfish members. The director and artist members can post to the blog if they accept the invitation. This blog is open to the public--anyone can view and comment on the posts. Any ideas for improving this blog are welcome.

photo-shoot, feb 2009