Loosely based on Claes Oldenburg’s “Store” from 1961, Store for a Month was a temporary art object and “product” store that included a working studio for the Proprietor and Store artists to make works on-site, although many works were made in advance. Store for a Month featured art and products made specifically for the project by over 70 of the NW region’s best and brightest artists. While the emphasis was on 3D art objects and sculpture, some 2D work was included. Artists were encouraged to make works they might not usually make, explore new mediums outside their traditional process, and create works of an unusual or outrageous nature – all priced for the “Store” environment. New work was added to The Store on a daily basis. Various events were scheduled at The Store throughout the month. Additionally, a pie artist was engaged to make pies on-site. Store for a Month was open for one month only, and closed on June 28, 2009.
Location: 1216 SE Division Street, Portland Oregon
Store Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon – 7pm
Opening Party: First Friday, June 5 from 6-10pm
The Store closed on June 28, 2009
- John Brodie, Proprietor
Design & Lettering for Store for the Month by:
Crack Press | Plazmfonts Design