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Artcrank poster show announces Portland artists

Posted by on September 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 am

Tiago DeJerk artwork at Cyclepath Bike Shop-10.jpg

A painting by Tiago DeJerk, one of
30 local artists who will take
part in Artcrank.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Artcrank, a bicycle-themed poster art show premiering in Portland next month, has selected the local artists that will take part in the event.

The 31 artists will sell their work for $30 per print, with $5 of each sale going directly to Portland-based non-profit Bikes to Rwanda. The event will be held from 5:00 to 11:00 pm on Thursday, October 1st at The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel (403 SW 10th Ave.).

Among the artists selected to take part in the show are several whose names you might recognize for their previous work in the bike scene and/or as vendors at our annual BikeCraft event. They include:

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  • Shawn Granton, who, in addition to his illustration skills, is known for his knowledge of urban history, his contributions to Momentum Magazine, and his many popular zines;
  • Justa Phillips, who took part in our first BikeCraft back in 2005 and created the 2009 Pedalpalooza poster;
  • and Ben Parsons, who has created a series of screen prints based on Portland bike scenes.

Artcrank is the official kickoff event of the six-week smorgasbord of bike culture known as the Oregon Manifest. Get more details on the event and see the full list of artists here.

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