Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Prints by Maine artists on display in Japan

Prints by ten Maine artists were exhibited in Aomori, Japan, through the MAPS project in March, 2015. This project is a partnership between the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art and Friends of Aomori. Learn more about MAPS here.

An article about the print exhibition in the local Aomori paper.
Pictured are works by Lisa Pixley, Colleen Kinsella, and Judy Allen.

Japanese partners in MAPS:
Mr. Tsujii, Display Chief; Mrs. Takebayashi, artist;
Mr. Jiro Ono, Museum Director; (left to right)


Friday, October 2, 2015

Shipping work to Japan

Last week we packed and shipped a group of ten prints for an October exhibition in Japan, organized by Tetra Projects and Friends of Aomori. Details coming soon! 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Print presentation in Japan

In April 2014 a woodblock print was selected from the Peace Through Friendship /  Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa Tetra Projects exhibition at June Fitzpatrick Gallery as the Citizen-to-Citizen gift to the people of Shinagawa, Japan from the people of Portland, Maine. 

Shinagawa and Portland are Sister Cities, and the delegation pictured was visiting in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the official relationship. 

In these images the print is being presented by Jeff Sandler, President of the Friends of Shinagawa. The print is titled "They Pull Back" and was created by Kyle Bryant, a Maine artist currently based in Barcelona, Spain. You can see more of Kyle's work at   

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Reception and Exhibition for Peace Through Friendship / Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa

 We had an amazing turnout for the reception and celebration for Peace Through Friendship /  Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa at June Fitzpatrick Gallery on Friday the 28th. Guests included the artists, members of the Friends of Shinagawa, members of other Sister City organizations like the Hellenic Society of Maine (with whom Tetra Projects collaborated for Portes in 2012), past and present officials from the City of Portland, and many friends and family.

In all, over 150 people attended the show, some of whom will be traveling to Japan in April for an official visit led by Mayor Brennan. Kyle Bryant's print "They Pull Back" was selected by the jury as the winner of the Citizen-To-Citizen Purchase Prize and will be presented to the people of Shinagawa during the historic 2014 visit, celebrating 30 years of friendship between Portland and Shinagawa. Thanks to everyone who helped make this project possible! You can see more pictures of the installation and reception for the show on the Tetra Projects Flickr page.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Peace through Friendship / Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa

Judith Allen-Efstathiou, American Chestnut, lithograph
Tetra Projects and the Friends of Shinagawa are pleased to present Peace Through Friendship /  Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa – an exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Portland, Maine and Shinagawa, Japan.

The work for the show has been selected and we are ready to install the show this weekend. Please join us for a public reception on Friday, February 28th from 5:30-7:00pm with remarks and awards at 6:00pm..

More details about the show can be found here.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Call For Art

Take a look at our current Call For Art for the upcoming exhibition Peace through Friendship / Yūjō ni yoru Heiwa.

Tetra Projects and the Friends of Shinagawa are seeking artwork for an exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between Portland, Maine and Shinagawa, Japan in 2014. The show will feature prints by artists from Maine and will be exhibited in Portland in February, and will possibly travel to Japan for exhibition in April, pending full funding of the project. One print from the show will be selected as a gift for the citizens of the City of Shinagawa. Deadline: Feb 1, 2014

This show will be focused on printmaking with a theme of "peace through friendship". Here is woodblock print of Mount Fuji and cherry blossom from 36 Views of Mount Fuji by Hiroshige.

View details with calendar and submission guidelines here.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Portland Phoenix review

A great review of "Esta Tierra Plana / This Flat Earth"  -- titled "Crossing the sea to go below the surface" -- appears in this week's Portland Phoenix, penned by Ken Greenleaf.

The reception is tonight at Rose Contemporary from 6-8pm.