OVERCUP BLOG — The Tall Trees of Portland

Hellion’s Second Annual Ema Show—Three Cities, Forty-One Artists

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Hellion’s Second Annual Ema Show—Three Cities, Forty-One Artists

Ema plaques are a ubiquitous sight in Japan. But what are they, exactly? These small wooden plaques are usually purchased at Shinto shrines. People buy them, add a wish or a prayer, and then hang them up on the shrine grounds, sending well wishes to the departed. Hellion Gallery curator, Matt Wagner, has taken the concept of ema plaques one step further with his annual art show featuring more than three dozen artists who repurpose the plaque format to create one-of-a-kind art pieces. This year, the art show will span three continents with shows in Tokyo; Portland, Oregon; and Paris. With 41 artists...

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Hello, Seattle!

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Hello, Seattle!

We're pleased to be the current featured publisher in the Chin Music Press showroom at Pike Place Market in Seattle. They'll be selling all of our titles and Overcup-related items throughout the holiday season. You’ll find great gift ideas from Overcup Press and Chin Music Press in the showroom for everyone on your holiday shopping list. There are books for all kinds of readers on your list. It's a store full of Chin Music Press's lovely, thoughtfully designed books covering lots of reading territory—fiction, art, cultural studies, politics, memoirs, food, essay collections and photography. And look for these Overcup Press items: Our latest...

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My What a Busy Fall We Have Planned!

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My What a Busy Fall We Have Planned!

It may still feel like Summer here in Portland, but our calendar tells us the busy fall season is headed towards us, full steam! Here's a snapshot of what's happening with Overcup authors during the first few weeks of October. PNBA Friday Nightcapper - Industry Event - October 2nd. You know leaves must be ready to turn when industry events are back in full swing. Pacific NW Booksellers Association (PNBA) hosts their annual conference in Portland. It's a great opportunity for bookstore employees across the Pacific NW to meet authors from the region and learn about the latest industry trends...

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Play the MFNW Art Photo Challenge

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Play the MFNW Art Photo Challenge

Overcup Press wants MusicFest NW attendees to share all the festival has to offer—and win some prizes, too! We're giving away two copies of The Tall Trees of Portland art book— one each day. The rules to participate and be entered to win are a breeze. Here's how to play: 1. Stop by The Tall Trees of Portland Art Pavilion at MFNW. 2. Snap a picture of any of the pieces of art in the pavilion. Make it a selfie, invite friends to join in the pic, or just post a picture of any of the pieces of art in...

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MusicFest NW is One Day Away!

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MusicFest NW is One Day Away!

Publishing can be one lonely journey. We spend a lot of time working solo and putting in hours in front of computer screens. Artists also spend long hours working solitary in their studios. So it’s always fun when we get to come out and interact with the rest of the world; to share what we’ve created during those long hours and to collaborate with others. This is part of why the Art Pavilion at MusicFest NW has us so jazzed. Matt Wagner (owner/curator of Portland's Hellion Gallery) and the coordinators of the festival have created The Tall Trees of Portland...

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