One Big First Weekend!
Whew. It is going to be a very busy weekend! This month’s First Weekend will be a special one. First off, First Thursday and First Friday are really on the second week of January due to the New Year’s Holiday.
First Thursday, January 7
Now that 23 Sandy is a member of PADA we are open late for First Thursday each month. We are thrilled to see so many intrepid gallery goers visit the gallery on such a busy night. Stop by on your way to the Pearl. We’ll be open until 8:00 p.m.
First Friday, January 8
This month’s First Friday will be a big one! Join us tomorrow night from 5-8:00 p.m. for a special closing reception and awards ceremony for The Assignment. Many of the artists featured in this exhibition will be in Portland that weekend to attend the College Book Arts Association annual meeting. They will make their way to 23 Sandy on Friday evening to celebrate the show and honor the best of the best with special awards. One book will win the Purchase Prize Award. That book will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the John Wilson Special Collections room at the Multnomah County Library. Several other awards will be given as well. So, stop by for the festivities.
The Last Saturday
This Saturday, the 9th is also the last day to catch The Assignment. Be sure to see it before the gallery closes for the rest of the month. We will re-open on Thursday February 4th with a very exciting photography show called Down + Out.
Happy gallery going!
Image Credit: After Cleo, 5 to 7 by Portland artist Poppy Dully