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SPACE is a multi-disciplinary art center that promotes the arts and humanities through advocacy, programming, commissioning, statewide grantmaking, resource-sharing, and community collaboration. We work inside our home at 534-538 Congress Street, outside with public art and programming initiatives, statewide with our grant programs, and (inter)nationally within our professional and artistic networks. Founded in 2002, SPACE is a multi-disciplinary launchpad for ideas, an ever-evolving creative resource, and a coalition of values-based artists building a safe(r) space, performing arts venue, gallery, and maker hub in southern Maine. We envision our organization as a bridge: between artist-led and curatorial presentation practices, connecting disparate geographies and audiences, and as a pathway to new conversations. SPACE’s mission is to supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas.
538 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Carnation Contemporary was founded in 2018 to empower contemporary, emerging, and mid-career artists from Portland and the surrounding region. We are a member-run cooperative project space with monthly exhibitions and programming. Nearly one-third of Carnation’s artists live outside of the Portland metropolitan area, representing rural western Oregon, eastern Washington, and eastern Oregon. Witnessing the gap between commercial galleries (which exist strictly within a capitalist structure) and regularly dissolving artist spaces, the members of Carnation work together to create consistent opportunities to exhibit experimental work in the Portland art scene and foster creative community in our region. As a member-run and -funded gallery, Carnation Contemporary supports artists both within and beyond our member base who contribute to the cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. We do not keep any proceeds from the sale of works and deliberately use our platform to help uplift those we work with. In addition hosting regular exhibitions, Carnation artists use the gallery space to host artist talks, workshops, participate in First Saturdays (a monthly neighborhood event)—all of which are open to the public and almost always free. We have facilitated exhibition exchanges with similarly-minded collectives like Tropical Contemporary (Eugene, OR), Wavelength Space (Chattanooga, TN), and Outback […]
8371 N Interstate Ave #3, Portland, OR 97217, USA