Well, I guess we've been lucky here at 23 Sandy. In the 2 1/2 years we've been open, we've never had a piece of art stolen from the gallery. I'm sad to report that it happened yesterday at Portland's Letterpress Printers Fair at Liberty Hall. Fantastic event, nonetheless! Thank you to Carye and her team of organizers and to everyone who bought artist books and broadsides from the gallery. A good time was had by all, including the over 300 visitors!
I thought I'd post a few details about the stolen book. If you happen to see it somewhere call me. I've put a hex on whomever would dare steal from an artist.
The book is by one of our most popular gallery artists, Linda Welch. It has a chunky sheet of soft, bendable, corrugated lead for the cover, 16 pages of gorgeous mixed media collage inside and is bound with three screws and nuts on the spine. The title of the book is Beauty's Shadow and it measures 4.25" x 3" x .5". Thanks again to everyone who came to the fair. It truly was a wonderful event, even with one sad note.