Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Studio/Workshop

Jan. 10 – Feb. 1, 2014

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In conjunction with the exhibition TRANSformations: DALE ROBERTS/DAME MAILARTA at the Grenfell Art Gallery, Eastern Edge Gallery presents:

Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Studio/Workshop

A gallery within a gallery, an exhibition within an exhibition: for more than seven years Newfoundland artist Dale Roberts (a.k.a. Dame Mailarta) has been collecting portraits from around the globe and adding them to his/her portrait gallery.

In exchange for submitting an autographed portrait, participants receive a piece of handmade mail art, from the Dame herself.

While the official portrait gallery will be located in Corner Brook, the Rogue Gallery will be setting up an installation where you can view a selection of the Dame’s portraits and create your own portrait to send to the exhibition in Corner Brook.

On JANUARY 16th, we will host: I’ll Draw You If You Draw Me

An evening of community-led portrait creation at Eastern Edge 7-9pm with music, snacks and art supplies. All portraits will be sent to Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery in Corner Brook! Feel free to bring additional supplies, props, and backdrops!

More about the show in Cornerbrook:

TRANSformations: DALE ROBERTS/DAME MAILARTA at the Grenfell Art Gallery
Curated by Ingrid Mary Percy
At the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery
January 9 – February 15, 2014

Call for submissions:

Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. You are invited to submit an autographed portrait of yourself to be included in Dame’s Portrait
Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. Portraits can be any medium, any size. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians as well as anyone else from anywhere else are invited to submit.

Please mail to:

Dame Mailarta’s Portrait Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
c/o Grenfell Campus Art Gallery
Grenfell Campus Memorial University
PO Box 2000
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9
Or email to: mailarta@gmail.com (Subject: NL Portrait)

Posted January 10, 2014