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FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

A HUGE THANKS to all OUR wonderful VOLUNTEERS who have signed up to help us at the 2017 ART IN THE PEARL  FESTIVAL

September 2-4 LABOR DAY WEEKEND

We still need help for FRIDAY set-up day —- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 

Set-up begins at 8:00 as we begin putting up signs, counting T-Shirts, sorting programs, setting up entertainment areas, etc etc etc. Shifts available 8 am to 6 pm.

IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE, AND WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN, PLEASE GO TO THE VOLUNTEER TAB ON OUR WEBSITE AND SIGN UP!

artinthepearl.com/volunteer

or call Volunteer coordinator Carol Risley at 503-989-7511

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Artist Spotlight: Dennis Meiners -Ceramics

Dennis Meiners demonstrating the Mishima technique. To see more on this check out this video link

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Artist Spotlight: Rita Vitali and Austin Heitzman

Austin Heitzman- Woodworking

I source my lumber from salvaged city trees. This labor-intensive work saves the tree from the wood chipper and gives it a new life as heirloom furniture. My trees are milled locally, on a farm in the Columbia River Gorge, and then left to air dry for several years. This slow and sustainable process ensures the integrity of the wood and produces the most vivid colors.

Rita Vitali- Ceramics

I create pottery that combines clean modern form with bold graphic patterns inspired from the richness and diversity of everywhere-landscape, textiles, geometry, botany, the microscopic world. I draw Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight: Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Melissa Stiles

Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley makes mixed media paintings, using a combination of watercolor, acrylic, glitter, sequins and gold leaf.

Her art is inspired by marine biology, Art Nouveau, nostalgia, kitsch, childhood experiences, asian art, fairy tales, illustrated manuscripts, psychadelia & the amazing & bizarre wonders of nature. 

Melissa Stiles received her degree in Architecture and worked in the field for ten years before founding her jewelry company. She makes modern jewelry that combines the discipline of her architectural training with the exploration of industrial materials and processes. Her work expresses modern simplicity and flawless execution with the illusion of effortless design. She Continue reading →

Artist Spotlight

Ashley May Heitzman Jewelry and Kim Murton Ceramics

Ashley designs and makes each piece of jewelry in her collection. Her original patterns and shapes are handcrafted from a range of precious metals – copper, silver, brass and gold – to create limited edition artisan jewelry.

Kim Murton makes clay heads that hang on the wall using terra cotta clay painted with colored slip and underglazes.

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Volunteer for the 2017 Art in The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival

Art In The Pearl relies on its wonderful volunteers — people like you — to help create its annual downtown arts festival.  Dates and shifts available are being posted on our website. If you have joined us in the past, thank you and please come back. If you are curious about joining us as a new volunteer, you are welcome to email volunteer coordinator Carol Risley with any questions.

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ARTISTS: You are invited to apply—

2017
Art In The Pearl
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

September 2, 3, & 4
The 21st Annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Labor Day weekend.  It is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  The festival is rated one of the top ten art festivals in the country featuring the artwork of 130 artists.

Drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees, Art In The Pearl features exceptional visual artists, artist demonstrations, an interactive art area for children of all ages, a songwriters stage, and a variety

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2016 Best of Show Awards

Our Best of Show winners, chosen by this year’s jury: Amanda Parker, Nile and Michelle Fahmy, Hetty and Norman Metzger. #artpearl Congrats!… Continue reading →

Blick offers AITP 2015 Coupon

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Blick Art Materials is proud to support Art in the Pearl 2015.  See our store for the best in art supplies now and after the festival!  Click the link for a special offer.Continue reading →

Volunteers Needed

Volunteer opportunities during the Art In The Pearl Festival abound! We would love to have you come down and help us make our 19th show our best ever. And there are PERKS! You get a lovely t-shirt in the size of your choice, access to incredible artists and lots or excellent responsibilities. You can sign up now HERE.… Continue reading →

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Applications NOW CLOSED

Please check our site in late-November, 2018 to apply for our 2019 show.
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