Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Portrait Project

In an attempt to allow museum visitors and members of the community to see their artwork displayed in a museum, the Eiteljorg Museum initiated the portrait project.




You may remember my earlier post urging you to submit your own portrait. Well, I wanted to update you on just how AMAZING this project has become…it has truly taken on a life of its own.


We initially had no idea how many portraits to expect and started out with a 12’ movable wall to display the portraits on. As the portraits came pouring in…from schools, museum visitors, artists and community members of all ages, we quickly realized that we would need more space. So, we recently added another movable wall since both sides of the original 12’ wall were now full.


The portraits will be on display through August 9th in conjunction with the Facing West: Celebrating 20 year of the Eiteljorg Museum exhibition. Portrait submissions are being accepting through July, so if you haven’t gotten around to doing that portrait yet, you still have a little time. So, submit a portrait today!



These are just a few of the many hundreds of portraits that we’ve received so far.



This image includes the two pieces done by my girls, Ella (age 4) and Eva (age 2). Can you guess which pieces they did? Maybe a title will help. Ella's is called "Self-Portrait of Ella" and Eva's is called "Ella with Whiskers"...incase you're still having trouble, pink marker was their medium of choice.

Enjoy!

~Alisa

5 comments:

ArtSnark said...

too cool - love the kids' pics too :D

risa said...

How cool is that? It's a wonderful sight!

glimmering prize said...

love this! terrific!
glad that your girls got involved too!

Lucy said...

This is too cool Alisa!! Love it, what a great project!

NANCY LEFKO said...

This is wonderful.....I'm loving it !!!!