The Tiny Art Gallery.
There has been a good deal of interest in the Gallery. Canvases, brushes and paints have been borrowed. We now have many pieces from artists in the surrounding neighborhoods. Several have been borrowed and Home Art Show images have been sent to be displayed on the website.
Neighbors are very enthusiastic about the project!
Support for art supplies, photography and web hosting would be greatly appreciated. Due to the book's release date, people have borrowed all the art supplies, so having more on-hand would be very beneficial.
June 2018 Update:We have a second location that will be officially opening July 28th! It's a super modern glass and metal enclosure (think MOMA). Check out the webpage for more info on the opening events http://tinyargallery.org. And another location on the coast of Oregon in Florence is going to be opening in the coming months. An 'outside durning the day and inside at night' location will be opening at a local art gallery in the coming months.
And there is the rumor of one more in Ames, Iowa. I'll have more on this as it develops.
This leads to several new streams of images for the book, but also increases the pressure on a way to gather an display the images well. I'd really like to build a new website that will have individual pages for each Gallery location. And I would like to help with art supplies in the various locations if possible (including some that aren't officially affiliated with TAG).
Also, Eugene Magazine will be doing a piece on the Tiny Art Gallery for their Fall edition. I'll post links to it on the website when it's out.
A bit about the Tiny Art Gallery:
This project is inspired by the Little Free Library movement. It is a way to get more people thinking about and interacting with art. Art galleries in the classic sense have a hard time because they have to sell art, and art is usually expensive. Therefore, some people don't have personal access to art, unless they make it, or have money to buy art. That's where the Tiny Art Gallery (TAG) comes in.
Community artists borrow art supplies and a canvas and make a little piece of art (around 2"x2", or 2"x3", or maybe a little sculpture, like the painted rock in the above picture) and put it in the Gallery. There will likely be attrition, so patrons assistance will be very helpful in keeping the TAG supplied.
The unique aspect of the Tiny Art Gallery - home shows with photos for the artists to see.
Neighbors can borrow a piece or two (with easels) and take them home to display. They are asked to take a photo and email it to [email protected] so it can be displayed on the website http://ecojusticepress.com/tinyartgallery.html, for the artists and others to enjoy.
Images here: http://ecojusticepress.com/art-in-the-tag.html
New pieces added to the TAG will be regularly photographed and uploaded to the gallery page.
These photos will be on postcards and assembled into books as rewards for patrons.
The book is done, and is available for purchase. If you want a copy of it and don't really want to be a patron, it's available for $14.95 +S/H at tinyartgallery.org. 8"x10" full color.
Get the latest info on the project or join the mailing list here: ecojusticepress.com/tinyartgallery.html
A BIG thank you to current patrons and fans!