Art for the holidays: $1500 and under

We've curated a holiday selection of accessibly-priced artworks, from $150 to $1500, that make uplifting gifts for friends, family or yourself. Each artwork brims with wall presence, a crisp distillation of eight artists' practices: Ben Buswell, Julie Green, Brenna Murphy, Ralph Pugay, Heidi Schwegler, Krista Svalbonas, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Laura Vandenburgh.

Purchase by December 19 for free ground shipping in the continental US. We're happy to arrange Christmas delivery for an additional cost (subject to FedEx restrictions). Works are unique or in small editions, so don't wait, as we cannot guarantee availability.
 

Tangle #13 by Laura Vandenburgh, 2016, watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper, 18 x 15.5 inches.

Tangle #13 by Laura Vandenburgh, 2016, watercolor, ink and acrylic on paper, 18 x 15.5 inches.

Source: https://www.artsy.net/show/upfor-art-for-t...

Srijon Chowdhury and Ralph Pugay projects awarded Precipice Fund Grants

Photo courtesy PICA via Facebook

Photo courtesy PICA via Facebook

Chicken Coop Contemporary, a project space run by artist Srijon Chowdhury and partner Anna Margaret, and the Schemers, Scammers and Subverters Symposium, a one-day event planned for 2018 and conceived by artists Ralph Pugay and Roz Crews, were awarded grants from the Precipice Fund.

The Precipice Fund, which is administered by the PICA as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Re-granting Program, focuses awards on projects that emphasize community engagement over individual achievement. Chowdhury and Pugay, parallel to and often within their individual practices, regularly experiment with ways to engage, collaborate and thoughtfully support their communities. These projects don't typically mesh with a commercial gallery model, which is one of the many reasons why granting programs like the Precipice Fund are vital to the arts.

Congratulations to all the 2017 Grant Recipients!

Source: http://pica.org/precipice-fund/2017-grant-...

Gingham | Ensō featured in Oregon ArtsWatch

The current exhibition, featuring work by Michelle Grabner and Anne Crumpacker, is a December highlight in Oregon ArtsWatch's monthly review:

Michelle Grabner curated last year’s Oregon Biennial at Disjecta, and she’s also an artist, deeply involved in using domestic fabrics as source materials. Anne Crumpacker also uses traditional materials and traditions, in this case bamboo and the Japanese art and crafts tradition. Does freedom await us inside the “empty” areas of those patterns and designs?
— Barry Johnson for Oregon ArtsWatch
Bamboo wall-hanging works by Anne Crumpacker, gingham oil paintings by Michelle Grabner

Bamboo wall-hanging works by Anne Crumpacker, gingham oil paintings by Michelle Grabner

Opening December 6: Michelle Grabner + Anne Crumpacker

Gingham | Ensō places recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Michelle Grabner in conversation with wall-hanging sculptures by Portland artist Anne Crumpacker. Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Exhibition remains on view through January 27, 2018. More about the artists: https://upforgallery.com/gingham-enso

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Rodrigo Valenzuela in PLAY Miami Beach @ PULSE

Rodrigo Valenzuela's El Sisifo is included in PLAY Miami Beach, curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Pauline Jampol of Project For Empty Space, as part of this year's PULSE art fair.

El Sisifo debuted in Future Ruins at the Frye Art Museum in 2015, Valenzuela's first solo museum exhibition, and was created through a commission funded by the Frye Foundation. If you're heading to Florida for Miami art week, put PLAY Miami Beach on your agenda.

Detail from still of El Sisifo by Rodrigo Valenzuela

Detail from still of El Sisifo by Rodrigo Valenzuela