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Mandatory Volunteer Meeting to Help with Photolucida

  • Blue Sky Gallery 122 Northwest 8th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)
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Photolucida

April 24-28th 2019

First, I'd like to say thank you for your interest in volunteering for Photolucida 2019. This year Photolucida will be April 24 - 28th. 


Our event is possible because of our community members who donate time out of their daily lives to help facilitate this event. 


Every two years we gather to facilitate the thoughtful sharing of photographic artwork.  The photographers who travel from near and far to participate in our event are sharing and presenting artworks that represent labors of love, both commitments of time and money.  As such, I would like to express the need for our volunteers to be reserved. PLEASE refrain from discussing your artwork and or business.  


We are looking for individuals who can help greet, give directions, operate a coat check, manage crowd size in the form of attendance counters, help prepare for events by moving 8 ft folding tables and other activities.  We are in need of individuals with OLCC licenses and Food Handlers Cards. All individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and ability can volunteer. It is my goal to allow individuals to experience the interworking of a review event, by observing we can each learn more about the community we are building. 


It's time! We are now 7 weeks away from the start of our event.


Here is the link to our Doodle Poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/nvq6sa8afdc2sfsv


Please respond with all the dates and time you are available. 

**Note - the time you select are NOT the times you will work, these are time slots that you are available.  Typically unless otherwise asked for, you will not be scheduled for more than one shift a day. ***


We will have a mandatory volunteer meeting – Saturday, March 30th at 10:30 am at  Blue Sky Gallery at 122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209. Why is this meeting mandatory, because... I would like to meet you.  


Please email me if you can not attend and are still interested in volunteering. I will put you on my back-up list. I will email you after our meeting in case I am in need of more help.


You can find the full schedule here:

https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/schedule/


The Reviews will be located in the Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205. 

https://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/oregon/portland/the-benson-hotel/


So... What are the shifts? 


---Package Preparation---

Saturday, April 20th at 9:30 am at Blue Sky Gallery  at 122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

https://www.blueskygallery.org/


--Day One--

Thursday, April 25 - Review at the Benson Hotel and Portfolio Walk Prep and Event at Portland Art Museum


Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Morning Shift 8:30am-12:30pm 

Afternoon Shift 12pm - 5:30pm


Portland Art Museum  - Fields Ballroom (Marks Building) 

at 219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

https://portlandartmuseum.org/


Event Preparation 3 - 6pm

Event 5:30 - 9:45pm


--Day Two--

Friday, April 26 - Review at the Benson Hotel 


Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Morning Shift 8:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon Shift 12pm - 5:30pm


--Day Three--

Saturday, April 27 - Review at the Benson Hotel and BookFair at Blue Sky Gallery


Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Morning Shift 8:30am-12:30pm 

Afternoon Shift 12pm - 5:30pm


Blue Sky Gallery at 122 NW 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 

Book Fair Setup and Help 5 -10 pm


--Day Four--

Sunday, April 28 - Review at the Benson Hotel and Closing Party at Oregon Historical Society


Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Morning Shift 8:30am-12:30pm

Afternoon Shift 12pm - 5:30pm


Oregon Historical Society at 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

https://www.ohs.org/


Event setup and help -  5 - 9:00 pm 

*we will need 3-4 OLCC licensed individuals**


Here are relevant web page links:

https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/ <https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/


https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/schedule/ <https://www.photolucida.org/portfolio-reviews/schedule/


To review...

Photolucida is a Biennial portfolio review photography festival that runs April  24 -28, based at the Benson Hotel, with evening events happening at the Portland Art Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, and the Oregon Historical Society. Photolucida is known as  "a well-run, positive yet constructive portfolio review event” due in part to the Portland photographers and community members who kindly volunteer their time. 


We are seeking individuals who will volunteer their time to help facilitate our 5-day event, welcoming participants, helping to set up the Portfolio Walk and assist with evening social events (OLCC licenses and Food Handlers Cards helpful!). Volunteers get an inside look at this national event and contribute to the culture-building of the photography community.


Alternatively, feel free to email if you would like to be removed from this list. 


If you feel compelled, please forward this email on to all friends who might be interested in the positions available!


Cheers,

Kelli L. Pennington

Later Event: March 30
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