February 20th, 2013

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Disability Art and Culture Project (Portland, OR) Seeking Volunteers for Modeling Opportunities

Portland, OR's Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) is hosting monthly open art sessions where we provide the models for artists of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to create work using their own art supplies (see the DACP website for details: http://dacphome.org/events/open-art-sessions/).

The art sessions take place once a month on every second Friday. We will run for two hours each session, from 5pm to 7pm. We are looking for models who are willing to sit or stand in poses for 10 to 30 minutes each, for a total of 1 hour at a time. Poses will last 10, 15, and 30 minutes within that 1 hour. We are searching for clothed models right now, but are considering nude models in the future.

We are seeking models of any/all body sizes and shapes, genders, disabilities, races, ethnicities, and art or modeling backgrounds. Mobility devices ofall kinds are welcome, as are assistive technology, service animals, and personal assistants. If you are interested in becoming a DACP model, please email Stefanie at DACPVisualArt@gmail.com or  call Kathy at (503) 238-0723 (voice). You can also contact Stefanie at the open art sessions for more information.

This is a volunteer position. We would eventually like to be able to pay our models a little bit of money for each hour they pose for us. This will be possible if we receive donations from open art session participants. For the time being, however, we cannot guarantee any payment for models. Please let us know if you are interested. We could use volunteers for March 8, April 12, and May 10, 2013.

For more information on DACP's programming and mission, please see the website: http://dacphome.org/