Belonging

 

The City Repair Project believes housing is a human right. But in an economy in which houses are commodities, and in our city which is still in a state of emergency around housing -- what is the meaning of home? What helps one feel a sense of belonging to a place?

The theme for this year’s Village Building Convergence (June 2 - 11, 2017) is ‘HOME’.  City Repair is calling for art about creating home and belonging within the context of displacement and gentrification. What tools and activities can we utilize to strengthen our bonds to our neighbors and the places we live in? How does making and sharing art reinforce this bond?

Portland Artists of all ages and backgrounds may submit art, comics, zines, poetry both written and performed, dance, music and other kinds of performances. Making and supporting art is an act of resistance.  It’s a vote for the kind of world and communities we want to inhabit. Let’s come together and celebrate expression, creativity and soulfulness in the face of fear, apathy and resignation.  

Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. The deadline for submission is Sunday May 28th. All media are welcome, 2D works up to 18 x 24”.  For larger works, 3D works and performances please contact us. Email submissions to janna@cityrepair.org. Submissions must include the artist’s name, website if applicable, an image of each piece, title, dimensions or details of the performance, and a 100 word description/statement.

Art that is heavy or framed must be delivered ready to hang. Paper works have option to be hung with tacks and tape.

The show will be held at Emerson Street House off of NE Emerson Street and 10th. The opening is Thursday June 8th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, free admission, donations for City Repair. Art can be offered for sale.

This is a non-profit event aimed at creating dialogue and promoting artists in the community.