"7th annual – Big 500 – small panel show, benefit for Oregon Food Bank"
RECEPTION: Saturday, December 13 -- January 11, 2015
• 500+ Artist,
5000+ Pieces of art
• Bring a can of Food for Free entry... Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank
• SHOW OPENS at 2pm SHARP. Art is Cash/Carry, First Come/First Serve.
BIG HUNDREDS STORY:The first show, The Big 100 started 7 years ago in Olympic Mills Commerce Center (now home of Olympic Provisions and Kill Rock Stars record label), where artist Chris Haberman was the public art coordinator for the building for 3 years,. The show was an automatic hit and held a 2nd event in the building, before Haberman partnered with artist/curator Jason Brown and the show moved to The Goodfoot (for the 3rd annual, one year show). Since then, it has been hosted in the team’s joint gallery efforts located at Pioneer Place Mall.
In its incredible 7th year voyage, a show started with 100, has grown far past 600 artists!! All art is created on 8”x8” wood panels, each selling for an affordable $40/each!!!! With around 6000 pieces of art on the walls, the show has grown to be one of the favorite Portland art shows of all time, and is the largest “little” art show in Oregon’s history. With over 4000 visitors last year, the beloved Big 500 will celebrate a large array of the Northwest’s talent, ranging from the fine art gallery artist to the graffiti street artist. It has been a favorite during the holidays, and a great benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. Bring can food!! A portion of all sales also benefit the OFB.