July 21, 2014
by Kaebel JK Hashitani

CALL FOR ARTISTS: FrightTown Horror Art Show

This October, FRIGHTTOWN, Oregon’s greatest haunted attraction, is celebrating its tenth anniversary of terrifying the greater Portland Metro area. As part of this celebration, FrightTown is bringing back their popular Halloween-and-horror themed art exhibit. And we’d love for YOU to be a part of it.
We’re setting up the exhibition space between the three haunted attractions, giving the over 40,000 attendees that visit FrightTown each October a glimpse into your twisted imagination. And possibly take it home!
This will be a no-fee juried exhibit, curated by Sequential Art Gallery. We’re looking for pieces in classic horror and Halloween themes. Completed pieces may be in any medium*, including prints of existing work, three-dimensional work, and must be ready-to-hang. You can submit just one piece or a few if you’re so inclined. Additionally, we would like to offer the art for sale, but leave that to the artist’s discretion.
Due to FrightTown’s unique exhibition space, finished wall-hanging pieces cannot be wider than 28 inches. If you have something large and sculptural, we’ll need to talk with you about how best to accommodate that.

To submit artwork for consideration, please send images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF, etc.) via email to sequentialart@gmail.com before-or-by SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th. High resolution images are not required. The jury will review all entries, and will notify selected artists with additional details and instructions by Saturday, August 24th.

For more about FrightTown: www.frighttown.com
For more about Sequential Art Gallery: www.sequentialartgallery.com
We’re excited to see what horrors you come up with. Let us know if you have any questions.

On behalf of FrightTown,

Kaebel JK Hashitani + Merrick Monroe
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway #113
Portland OR 97209 | 503-916-9293

*Unless your medium is poop. For the love of Dagon, don’t send us art made of poop. Seriously.

March 5, 2014
by Kaebel JK Hashitani

LAUNCH! Periscope Studio’s Maiden Voyage Kickstarter Campaign Exhibition

Periscope Studio Launch_FB

Sequential Art Gallery presents LAUNCH!, an exhibit celebrating “Maiden Voyage”, Periscope Studio’s first successful Kickstarter campaign. The exhibit features art by Ron Randall (Trekker), Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), David Hahn (Erfworld), Natalie Nourigat (Home Is Where the Internet Is), Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), and Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series). The exhibit opens this Thursday, March 6th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

Back in November 2013, Periscope Studio launched it’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of six limited-edition full-color art books, each representing the work of Randall, Guinan, Hahn, Nourigat, Moen, and Dewey. The six artists included signed graphic novels, original comic pages, and personalized art. The fan response was overwhelming, and campaign was successfully funded by its mid-December deadline. The art books scheduled to be received this month, then sent out to reward backers.

Periscope Studio is a Portland​-based​ collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists​; the largest collective of its kind in the US​. You can learn more about the studio’s history and upcoming projects at www.periscopestudio.com, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. But be advised: they are prone to antics and tomfoolery.

LAUNCH! will be on display throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, and by appointment. LAUNCH! will close at the end of the month.

August 24, 2013
by Kaebel JK Hashitani

“FIVE YEAR MISSION” – A “Trek in the Park” Retrospective Exhibition from Atomic Arts

Sequential Art Gallery proudly presents “FIVE YEAR MISSION”, a collection of set pieces, costumes, props, and artwork from Atomic Arts‘ five-year run of Trek in the Park. The exhibit  opens First Thursday, SEPTEMBER 5th with an opening reception from 6pm to 10pm.

Boldly going! by Merrick Monroe

For the past five years the Atomic Arts theater company have delighted Portland audiences with Trek in the Park, their interpretation of classic Star Trek episodes. Matching the “five year mission” described in the television show’s opening, the troupe planned a five-year run. But what they didn’t plan on was the rather passionate response from Trek fans both local and international. Since that first year, Trek in the Park has moved their performances of classic episodes from Woodlawn Park to Cathedral Park to accommodate ever-growing crowds, played sold-out shows at the Bagdad Theater, and done a live voice-over performance to “Spectre of the Gun” with music by Federale. Trek in the Park has been featured on NPR, CBS, and provided a backdrop to a sketch on the show “Portlandia”. It has become one of the city’s most beloved summer past times.

“Five Year Mission” showcases the evolution of Trek in the Park’s set and prop design, from Vulcan weapons made of duct tape and jump rope to a full scale replica of the K-7 bar. The exhibition includes set pieces by property masters Steven Schmucker and Mike Estes, costumes by Marge Rosko, promotional artwork by Alex Fernandez, and various props by Charlie Babbage, Geahk Burchill, and Benja Barker. For the opening reception, many of the cast and crew will be in attendance in full costume. Plus, the Captain’s Chair will be stationed outside the gallery for photo opportunities with the cast.

“FIVE YEAR MISSION” will be on display throughout the month of September, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. “FIVE YEAR MISSION” will close at the end of business on Saturday, September 28th.