Portraits of Brief, Casual Encounters

On November 10th, the 3rd iteration of the Portraits of Brief Encounters art show and gallery game takes a decidedly practical, desperate, and anonymous turn: Craigslist.

Fifteen short stories were written for and posted in corresponding Craigslist categories by writer and curator Cole Nowicki. Fifteen different artists have visually interpreted those stories. Numerous strangers on the internet also responded to them, with heartfelt engagement, confusion, and pictures of their genitals.

You’ll attempt to match story to artwork for a chance to win a piece of your choice.

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How the game works:

For a $5 entry you get a storybook containing the written half of the portraits (+ a rare, endangered, limited edition, sensual, #POBEshow bookmark.)

You’ll move about the room enjoying great art and good beer while attempting to match story to artwork using your wealth of interpretive skill.

Books are then marked with each correct guess equalling $5 off of the asking price of any piece for a potential $75 discount.

The top scorers will be entered into a draw with the winner taking home a piece of their choice (that hasn’t already been sold)! We’ll pay out the chosen artist in full.

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Contributing artists include:

Andrea Hooge
Andrew Pommier
Brandon Cotter
Brenden Fortescue
Chelsea O’Byrne
Coreena Lewis
Derrick Fast
Dylan Homer
Juli Majer
Katie So
Mia Dungeon
Nikki Pecasso
Puppyteeth
Sophia Ahamed
Tylor Macmillan

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Game concept by the ineffable Yashar Nijati.