Monday, November 7, 2011

Money = Future Music for Conceptual Minds

Crystal Baxley & Stefan Ransom win $518 to go towards their 35 Songs on Conceptual Art project:
a compilation album based off of Sol LeWitt’s Sentences on Conceptual Art that will be released as a limited edition vinyl record and available to download for free on the project’s website. Go, go, go!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Artist Grant and Dinner Party
NOV 6th 6-8pm
PNCA Commons

Time-Based Artist Proposals from:

Laura Di Trapani
Dustin Zemel
Stefan Ransom and Crystal Baxley
Jamie Marie Waelchli
Jason Zimmerman, Ralph Pugay & Lori Gilbert
Tori Abernathy
Jodie Cavalier
Woolly Mammoth Comes To Dinner

Delicious dinner prepared by the amazing Lexa Walsh

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Stock has it's first ever guest curator, and YOU still get to decide who gets the money.

Linda Austin has agreed to be our first ever guest curator. She will get to choose 5 proposals from those submitted to us and then we will use the first 5 proposals we receive this cycle to round out our pool to the usual 10. We are excited about having guest curators as another way of reaching out beyond our own personal artistic networks, tapping into more of Portland's artistic communities and as a way of bringing new perspective to the what we do with Stock. Here is Linda's bio and you can check out her website to learn more.

With a background originally in theatre, Linda Austin began making performance and dance in 1983, when her first piece was presented at the Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church. As an active participant in the downtown New York dance and performance community until 1998, Austin presented work at Performance Space 122, the Danspace Project, the Kitchen, and Movement Research at Judson Church. From 1992 to 1994 she lived and made work in Mexico, returning in Mexico City in 1998 for a two-month residency sponsored by Movement Research and funded by the U.S./Mexico Culture Fund.
In 1998, needing a more expansive and stable environment for the creation of work, Austin moved to Portland, Oregon, bought a small church which became her studio and, with lighting designer Jeff Forbes, founded the performing arts non-profit Performance Works Northwest. PWNW serves as parent organization for Linda Austin Dance as well as the catalyst for other projects such as a 2002 residency and commissioning project with New York-based choreographer Sally Silvers.
In the Northwest, Austin has performed in Northwest New Works at both On the Boards and as part of PICA’s TBA Festival; as well as at Velocity (Seattle), Conduit. the Echo Theatre and at her home studio, Performance Works NorthWest.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

Stock is back and accepting grant proposals for our next dinner event on Sunday Nov 6th from 6 - 8pm.

We are looking for time-based art project proposals due on the 23rd of October at midnight for the dinner event on November 6th.

This is the third of four focused calls for proposals this year. We have held object based and sustainability focused events - next is time-based and then still to come will be publication based work.

The easy proposal guidelines can be found here.
The dinner will be held at:

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The latest winner: Carlie Armstrong with Work.Place

Carlie's winning project is to document Portland artist's studio and creative work spaces with her Twin Lens Reflex camera. She will use the funds from her stock grant for film and for printing the photographs.

Check out her website.

She has done a lot of documentation already, including the studios of:

Laura Liebe & Aaron Montaigne

Heather Sielaff and OLO

Carson Ellis

Erika Diehl

Jo Hamilton

Andy Paiko

Liam Drain

Emily Counts

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Call for Proposals for March 2011: Object-Based Artwork (both 2D and 3D work)

STOCK is pleased to host its third dinner of 2011 on March 20th from 6 - 8pm.

We are now soliciting proposals for Object Based Artwork (both 2D and 3D work of all mediums) due on the 13th of March at 5:00 pm for the dinner event on March 20th.

New, easy, proposal guidelines can be found here.
The dinner will be held at:

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stock hosts a Micro-Stock Grant at the University of Oregon 2011 Visual Culture Symposium

Portland STOCK is seeking proposals from artists under the theme of “culture as a component of sustainability” for our February project grant.

We are now soliciting artist proposals, due Friday, February 4th at 5:00pm for a dinner event on Friday, February 11, hosted in conjunction with the Dill Pickle Club at the University of Oregon 2011 Visual Culture Symposium. Progressive arts and culture organizers from around the country will be in attendance, experiencing and studying the innovative ideas Portland offers in the way of self-organized-non-institutional activities, with an eye on sustainability.

The Micro-STOCK at the Visual Culture Symposium is not open to the public, unlike our regular bimonthly dinners. This dinner is to demonstrate a micro-granting process and to highlight Portland artists and groups who are working within the idea of "culture as a component of sustainability" for the gathered arts administrators, curators, and educators.

Proposal Guidelines here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January 2011 Winner

Congratulations to Catherine Miller for her project "A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art!"
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Open Call for Proposals: January 2011

STOCK is pleased to host its first dinner of 2011 on January 23rd from 6 - 8pm.

We are now soliciting proposals, due Wed Jan 19th at 5:00pm for the dinner event on Jan 23rd.

New, easy, proposal guidelines can be found here.

The dinner will be held at:

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209