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Working Artists Network and Yelp.com are producing an unusual recycle arts project where the main ingredient is old PHONE BOOKS!

We’re calling the project, the PHONE BOOK MASH-UP, and artists of ANY genre – 2D visual, 3D, fashion design, instrument makers, musicians, filmmakers, poets – anyone engaged in the arts in the Portland area – can apply to participate.

We’ll be choosing up to 15 artists, performers, crafters, writers, etc. for this 3 month process leading up to a BIG BASH at our secret location [well, it’ll be a secret until it’s time to let the cat out of the bag!] where YOUR ART, FASHIONS, PERFORMANCE, FILM, COMICBOOK, WHATEVER will be showcased.

TO APPLY: Write a short paragraph describing how you would use phone books in your resultant work of art! Be creative and have fun and remember that recycling phonebooks is a key element in the resulting work – whether it’s worn, painted on, collaged into something else, fashioned into a musical instrument, part of your indie film – you tell us how you want to use these phone books in your work, and we’ll choose 15 artists to take on this fun challenge.

Include a link to your website or a webpage showcasing your recent work, send us a Bio or Artist’s Statement, attach jpegs or mp3’s or PDF’s, etc.– just get us to your work so we know who you are and what it is you do as an artist!

Deadline for this call is April 30th!

If you have any questions, or to post your submission, e-mail [email protected] Be sure to put PHONE BOOK MASH-UP in your subject line so your mail gets immediate attention!

We look forward to hearing from you soon! Adrienne Fritze and the Gang at Working Artists LLC

- - - - - - - - - - - - To get a feel for the two organizations putting together this event, visit our websites at:

Yelp! http://www.yelp.com Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what's great (and not so great) in your world. You already know that asking friends is the best way to find restaurants, dentists, hairstylists, and anything local. Yelp makes it fast and easy by collecting and organizing your friends' recommendations in one convenient place. Yelp is...

...the ultimate city guide that taps into the community's voice and reveals honest and current insights on local businesses and services on everything from martinis to mechanics. ...just real people, writing real reviews, and that's the real deal. ...a fun and engaging place for passionate and opinionated influencers to share the experiences they've had with local businesses and services.

Working Artists http://www.workingartistsonline.com Ultimately, Working Artists LLC's vision is to be an empowering environment for artists of all genres, emerging or established whose work fuses art, business and social contribution.

Working Artists LLC and its various programs [Working Artists Network, Working Artists Gallery, Working Artists Studios, and the Working Artists Business Incubator] has a 2-fold mission - 1) to empower artists through professional development programs focused on social entrepreneurship; 2) to empower communities and organizations by offering innovative arts-based programs and tools that make a lasting and real difference in everyday life.

Working Artists Network members are artists who: • contribute artworks, performances, publications and other arts offerings to fundraising projects for non-profits and social change organizations, • create educational projects about the arts and the power of the arts in society, • conduct applied arts workshops in prisons and schools to facilitate healing and recovery, and more