Greetings Portland Textile Community,
This OctoberPortland Textile Month returns for its third and most important iteration as we focus on the theme of REPAIR & REUSE and we'd love to have you participate. Given the current social, cultural, political, environmental, and economic challenges, we hope this year’s festival will foster meaningful exchanges and help mend our community’s social fabric.
We will actively prioritize diverse and inclusive representation in this year’s festival and beyond. Submissions are open to all individuals, artists, businesses, organizations, and institutions.
At a time when we all have to think of creative ways to stay connected safely, we are adapting the format of PTM to accommodate social distancing. In this spirit, we encourage participation through the following categories:
While the format of Portland Textile Month will differ from previous years, our purpose remains to build community and celebrate grassroots creativity. We appreciate your continued support and participation.
Date of Event:
Virtual Lecture | Free
We often need a reminder to acknowledge what is shared among us, rather than what divides us. Brittany Vega reminds us in her Distributed Community Project, "Sky Exchange".
"Sky Exchange" is a call for personally captured moments of the sky as one sees it at any given moment.
Brittany Vega's work embraces the notion of repair as it relates to tensions in relationships and offers sharing perspectives as a healing path forward. She recreates each submitted sky image as a painted ﬂag that will be sent to a different participant. By the project's end, various homes in Portland will be ﬂying an ode to the perspective of another, an ode not to a nation, but to a shared place, a ﬂag for the sky.
Brittany Vega draws inspiration from personal collections of politically charged objects and historical documentation to investigate how these things act as symbols for American-ness, and how they can be misconstrued.
This PTM 2020 Distributed Community Project has been been awarded a project stipend for community impact and excellence made possible in part by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.