Pori Society of Artists
The Pori Society of Artists is an active society of about 80 artists that work in the area of Satakunta.
The society was founded in 1947 and it is based in the city of Pori.
In October 2012 the Pori Society of Artists opens a new gallery located in the central of the city of Pori. Find out about the upcoming exhibitions in P-galleria!
The Pori Society of Artists offers artists a possibility to work and live in Pori. The Portait Residency is annually open to one or two visual artists mainly from Nordic and Baltic countries. During the Portait Residency artists can work and orientate to local atmosphere and the unique delta area of the Kokemäenjoki River. When choosing the artists the Portait Residency emphasises the working plan with social networking and communication with local actors in different brances of life. It is also possible to exhibit in the Alaporras exhibition space of the Portait´S Gallery during the time of the residency. The Gallery is maintained by the Pori Society of Artists.
The Portait Residence is situated in the heart of Pori. The rest of the year the space is used as artists´ ateliers. The atelier consists of one big space, which is possible to divide to two parts. The accommodation for the artist is yearly separately rented by Portait Residency and it is sufficiently furnished.
Artists in Portait Residence
2005 Jelena Grishenco, Latvia
2006 Maija Liduma, Latvia
2007 Laila Palode, Latvia
2008 Giedrius Mazuras, Liettua
2009 Ulvi Haagensen, Viro
2009 Elina Lihaceva, Latvia
2010 Björg Thorsteinsdottir, Island
2010 Sandra Utane, Latvia
2011 Kati Kärki, Suomi [Hollanti]
2011 Dzintra Haze, Latvia
2012 Diana Janušone, Elina Vojevoda, Latvia
2013 Harri Hirvonen, Finland
2014 Irmina Dubaniowska-Kutek, Poland