STROLL's 4th Annual Sex Worker Art Show is a collaboration between STROLL-PDX (a harm reduction volunteer-run organization by and for sex workers) and our community! We are currently accepting submissions from sex workers, current or former, from all over the world! (No, your one burlesque performance in 2015 does not count as sex work.) Still with us? Read on!
What we’re looking for:
Visual art of any form is welcomed! Large installations may be tricky but we are willing to work with you. We do not need to see the completed work if it's in progress but we do want 2-3 samples of similar work and an idea of the size and number of pieces you will be showing.
We would also love to book two performers for our opening night. Each performer should have a piece ranging 3-5 minutes. In the past, we have seen stand up comedy, dance, and drag! For those wanting to submit a performance, please send us some information on what you have in mind, photos of past work if you feel comfortable doing so or have access, and your rate.
We’re also seeking a DJ! Please send us your rates if you're interested.
Before submitting please consider the following timeline.
Artists call closes October 10th in order to advertise artists on flyers and social media.
Our organizers are not getting paid and are donating their time and money to this event, so we'll need all artists to help us promote - we can’t do it alone!
On October 25th, a final list of artwork titles (with either thumbnails or descriptions) and a corresponding price sheet must be sent to STROLL-PDX. We will be giving a price binder to Sanctuary and will make sure all art is titled. WE WANT YOU TO MAKE MONEY, so help us make it easy for patrons of the venue to buy your art!
October 28th to November 1st, no later than noon, all art must be dropped off at Sanctuary Club located in downtown Portland. All art dropped off should be ready to be shown. The space is ADA accessible.
November 28th is closing night and art show pick-up. We cannot drop your work back to you or collect money for you so it is important you show up this night!
All artists are responsible for their own prices and will get 100% of anything they sell.
Performers and DJs will be paid by STROLL, please let us know your rates.
Don't panic! We will be sending more info out as the time gets closer and at each step of the way! Our goal is to give you a safe space to share the work you create and the deeply personal narrative of sex work. Please ask us if there is a way we can empower you, assist you, oraccommodate your needs and we will do our best!
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing your art!
MEDIA INQUIRIES: Please e-mail director@STROLLPDX.org or respond to this message.