Saturday, April 11, 2009
Hello friends and art lovers.romantic paintings
Be sure to mark you calendars for May 14 at 8:00 PM for the Oregon Art Beat special on collecting and collectors. I will be featured in this break through program as one of the blue collar collectors that the show will focus on. This is truly a watermark event in terms of giving credit to people of modest means who have found the passion, disipline and resources for collection great works of art on a budget. If you can't watch the show on May 14th, the program will be replayed on May 17th at 6:00PM.
The project has generated considerable buzz in the local arts community as this is probably the most high profile coverage of working class collectors the region has ever seen. The show acknowledges the importance of support for the arts from all sectors of the local population.
This was an idea I pitched to KC Cowan over five years ago. Her initial reaction was luke warm at best, but two years ago she realize the merit of the concept and started planning for the production of this show. I feel very honored to have been included in planning for the show. I take great pride in being at least partly responsible for championing the idea that art is for everyone, especially in the Portland Art Market. I have said for years that this is the best place in the country to buy art, and this OBT special validates the extraordinary opportunity our regional art market offers the broadest possible audience.