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As 2016 draws to a close with the world changed, we remain steadfast as ever. PICA is and will always be a sanctuary for people of all faiths, nationalities, religions, and gender identities. We’re always working to present artists, host community events, and be allies to those who need us. The world needs art more than ever, and we need you more than ever to help us present it…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: People’s Homes

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with a few groups from our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes this month from People’s Homes, a collaborative project from Molly Sherman and Emily Fitzgerald…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: FRONT Ed.05

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with a few groups from our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes from FRONT Ed.05 in June 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: home school

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with a few groups from our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes from home school in June 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: The Global Table

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with a few groups from our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes from The Global Table in May 2016. To learn more about The Global Table, visit their website or download a copy of their recipe book as a PDF…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Projection of B-Format Signal Set Waves Into Cathedral Park

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Projection of B-Format Signal Set Waves into Cathedral Park in May 2016. Their event, described thusly on their Facebook, was held for 10 hours in Cathedral Park on Saturday, August 20:

Utilizing contemporary techniques in acoustics and sound design, seven artists have created sound installation pieces meant for a six-speaker array. The speaker array will be located in Cathedral Park, filling the space as well as interacting with its architecture. Attendants are welcome to stay for the duration and enjoy the pieces within the tranquil setting of the park’s landscape.Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Women’s Autobiographical Artists’ Books

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from the team behind Women’s Autobiographical Artists’ Books in May 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Cherry and Lucic

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Cherry and Lucic, a curatorial project based in NE Portland at 4077 NE 7th Ave., from the beginning of summer 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: LIKEWISE Bartender-in-Residence Program

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This report comes from the LIKEWISE Bartender-in-Residence Program at the beginning of summer 2016. Want to learn more about the program? Stop by LIKEWISE at 3564 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland from 5–11 PM Tuesdays–Saturdays…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Portland Museum of Modern Art

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Portland Museum of Modern Art, which was also featured in TBA:16, from mid-May 2016.
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Precipice Fund Project Update: My Scion Gallery

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from the team behind My Scion Gallery, a “miniature gallery located in a small shelf within a 2006 Midnight Blue Scion xB, usually in Portland, OR”, during May of 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Pushboard Portland

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from Pushboard Events Weekly from late May 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: My Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from the team behind the “experimental ‘filmed zine’” project My Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy in late May 2016. Along with their update, they delivered a trailer for the film…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Character Plant

As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant periodg and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. This update comes from the Astoria-based project Character Plant at the beginning of summer 2016…. Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: Church of Film 2016

Church of Film is humming along this season with some esoteric cinematic gems to expand the minds and horizons of the greater Portland community. We’ve been packing the seats at the North Star Ballroom and the Clinton Street Theater every Wednesday… Continue Reading

Precipice Fund Project Update: NEW WORLD UNLTD

With support from Precipice Fund, NEW WORLD UNLD has been able to offer modest honorariums to our 2016 contributors, many of whom generate new work for publication. NWU features work by artists, writers and thinkers who delve into the places where consciousness expands into the Oort cloud and language and form are pixilated, time-warped or moving faster than light…. Continue Reading

PICA has a new home

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art has a permanent home in northeast Portland thanks to a generous donation from philanthropist Allie Furlotti…. Continue Reading