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  • Matthew Callinan 10:19 am on May 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Catherine Greenblatt, Harrell Fletcher, Jennifer Delos Reyes, Jesikah Maria Ross, , Open Engagement, Pato Hebert, Portland State University   

    Tomorrow, John Muse and I depart for Portland, OR to once again attend the Open Engagement conference held at Portland State University, a yearly gathering of social practice artists, theorists, and enthusiasts. Last year we attended the conference to talk through our ideas for what was then And the Winner is… with curators, artists, and other interested individuals. In Portland we received a ton of wonderful feedback and encouragement. We’re looking forward to going back to Portland to share our stories about And the Winner is Nick Kahn and to cook up new ideas for future projects. However, before we take off for Portland once more we should thank those people from last year’s conference who were so kind to give of their time and assistance with our grand idea. Thank you Jennifer Delos Reyes, Harrell Fletcher, Pato Hebert, Catherine Greenblatt, and Jesikah Maria Ross!

  • Matthew Callinan 12:34 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Closing, Vinyl   

    And then there were none. Vinyl down and out.

  • Matthew Callinan 11:20 am on April 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Make way for the masters!

    THE SWEET 16

    12:30 p.m.

    Do Not Miss This!

  • Matthew Callinan 2:44 pm on April 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    So close, but yet so far away! There are officially no curators left in this competition. I am out. Good luck Michael!

  • Matthew Callinan 8:08 am on April 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Only one round to go before The Sweet 16 finals on Friday! Round VII, 32 players, today and tomorrow only. Get in those games and gear up for getting down at the showdown!

  • Matthew Callinan 10:39 am on April 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Artist Talk, , The Competitionist   


    The Competitionist himself, Lee Walton speaks today!

    4:30 p.m. in Stokes 102.

    Be there.

  • Matthew Callinan 1:14 pm on April 13, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 500pts, Michael Rushmore, , Sue Rushmore   

    Gallery staffer Michael Rushmore’s parents visited the exhibition today. In her second game of the day, Michael’s mother Sue Rushmore showed she was a force to be reckoned with scoring a solid 500pts!

  • Matthew Callinan 11:02 am on April 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Round V begins today!

    In the spirit of community, we’re asking all players in round V to make a pledge to the winner of the exhibition And the Winner is… At the conclusion of the tournament the winner (which could be you!) will be given a list of all of the 128 pledges made during round V and will be allowed to select 12 of these pledges as part of their prize package. The pledges we are asking players to make can be as big or as small as you like, but should be a pledge of something you will honestly do for the winner. Some examples might be: baking the winner cookies, changing your facebook status for a few days to sing the winner’s praises, or something more elaborate like proofing a paper for the winner or offering to sit and watch the winner’s favorite film together and then discussing it with them. The pledge is entirely up to you, but we ask that all players make the effort to participate as fully as possible.

  • Matthew Callinan 3:49 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Evren, , ,   

    And one curator remains! I am on my way to Round V. Somehow I missed meeting up with my partner for Round IV (sorry to miss you Evren), but we both managed to get our games in and I squeaked by with 260pts. While the win is nice in and of itself, I’m mostly excited that I’ll have the opportunity to make a pledge in Round V to the exhibition’s winner. Now I have to get creative. What can I do for the winner that would be truly special? I’ve been learning to bake recently. Perhaps I can bake 2 dozen cookies for them? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

  • Matthew Callinan 1:55 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Shortly after 11:00 a.m. today Wendy Smith (Athletics) and Terry Snyder (Library) met in the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery to play their Round IV match against one another. The build-up of expectations and excitement had begun on email, then spilled to this site, and went as far as Facebook. In the end there could only be one winner and today that winner was Terry. Congrats Terry on the win. Keep on rolling! As she departs the tournament (but not the exhibition!) we’d like to say thanks to Wendy for participating and supporting this exhibition and competition in countless ways.

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