In the spring of 2016, The Road Gallery launched The 500 Project. It features over 150 original, contemporary works of art, all priced under $500. The 500 Project includes new artists to the gallery such as Portland-based printmaker Mark Perry, expressionist painter Julia Clift, and abstract artist Michael St. Germain. In addition, a number of the gallery's existing artists have prepared or released pieces especially for The 500 Project including Joseph O’Neal, Xanthippe Tsalimi and Kelly Neidig. The result is a vibrant and stimulating collection of work.
The 500 Project brings The Road Gallery another step closer to achieving its mission, which is to showcase the work of talented emerging and established artists and to make their work accessible to people who love art and who want a positive experience buying art.
For this show, Road Gallery curator Neil Jacobs has selected 50 of his favorite works from 15 artists from The 500 Project.