ART SHOW: Art show applications are now open! If you would like to display your cabinet of curiosity-themed work in our fine art exhibition, please apply here.
VENDORS: VENDING APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. Please consider applying for our art show as mentioned above.
PRESENTERS: Here’s the application if you would like to present a panel, workshop or other presentation at Curious Gallery 2016! You can scroll down to get an idea of what we offered in 2015. If you have questions on whether a presentation would be appropriate, please contact us at curiousgallerypdx(at)gmail.com.
Long before public museums became a feature of many cities, private citizens in Europe and elsewhere formed their own extensive collections of scientific specimens and cultural artifacts meant to educate and inspire their beholders. A longtime collector of natural history specimens, Portland artist and author Lupa wanted to increase awareness and appreciation of wunderkammern (“wonder cabinets”), or cabinets of curiosity, and their eclectic contents. Curious Gallery is the result, a weekend featuring an art show, exhibits, presentations, hands-on workshops, and special programming for lovers of taxidermy, natural wonders, and strange treasures old & new.
If you are a business or individual interested in sponsoring Curious Gallery 2016, or are an individual wishing to volunteer at the event, please contact us at email@example.com.
We welcome our Curious Gallery 2016 Vendors:
Catalyst Studios – replica animal skulls and related artworks
Custom Cranium – animal bones, artworks and other oddities
Dave Gonzo Sculpture – handmade steel sculpture and jewelry; unique clothing designs
Frozen Critters – hides, bones, fossils and more natural history treasures
Gaean Allusions Pottery – wheelthrown, hand decorated stoneware
Owlkeyme Arts – esoteric artworks, handmade jewelry and attire
Portland Black Lipstick Company – natural cosmetics featuring unusual colors
RTFX by Lauryn MacGregor – vintage natural history prints and fine art delights
Sarracenia Northwest – a variety of carnivorous plants and care materials
The Zymoglyphic Museum – self-published books, prints of digital collages, postcards
Tinplate Studios – Oddities, cryptozoological wonders, prints, masks, disturbing jewelry and accessories
Wolf + Rabbit Emporium – Steampunk/fairytale/dystopian art