Big, Big Pop! 12×12″

100+ art pieces on display. The theme is pop culture. The show runs July 7 to September 26, 2023

Naess Gallery at the Paint Spot 10032 81 Avenue.

The Paint Spot filled the gallery and store, from front to back and side to side, with your portraits of superheroes, political figures, comic characters, toys, gaming avatars — whoever/whatever pop AArt is to you.

Here is the Gallery Preview. UPDATED LIVE

This exhibition featured art based on popular culture, the primary driving force being mass appeal. It may also be a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values. We look forward to seeing submissions pushing the boundaries between ‘high art’ and ‘low art’.

The scope is intentionally broad to be as inclusive as possible. Common pop-culture categories are entertainment (such as film, music, television and video games, sports), news (people/places in the news), politics, fashion, technology, and slang.  

2024 Everyone is invited to participate! It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Get a 12×12” gallery profile canvas or birch panel.
  2. Create an image related to the theme: “Portraits!”
  3. Bring it in! Deliver it to The Paint Spot from May 30 to August 31, 2024.

As soon as you’ve finished your work, share it on social media by tagging @thepaintspot and by using the hashtag #BigBigPortraitShow. The sooner we get your image the more we can promote you!

The Big, Big, PORTRAIT Show will run from July 11 to September 20

It will be up for the Whyte Avenue Art Walk 2024!

Big, Big PORTRAIT! Show
July 11 to September 20, 2024
The Paint Spot, 10032 81 Avenue

Out-of-towners may also participate but transportation to and from the show is your responsibility and risk.

Naess Gallery

10032 81 Avenue | Phone: 780 432 0240 | Email: accounts (at)

Named for Sidsel Naess Bradley, The Paint Spot’s founder. who recognized the need for spaces that promote the exploration of artistic ideas and innovative processes. We are extremely proud of this heritage and its contribution to the development of many artists. Naess Gallery continues to be inclusive, encouraging dialogue among artists and visitors. We welcome proposals for exhibitions that push materials, techniques, subject matter, and conceptions.

In planning the Exhibition Year, we will be inviting artists whose practices we admire to exhibit their new works. It will be a year to revisit artists who have shown in the Naess Gallery in the past and to reveal new artists as well. We are going to see an exciting and enriching program of shows! If you have questions about the Naess Gallery or its exhibition program, please ask Kim Fjordbotten phone 780 432 0240.

See what’s new at the Naess Gallery, or be inspired by past artist talks.

Free Shipping on Orders over $150.00* (some exceptions, see Shipping Rates)

Shopping cart0
There are no products in the cart!
Continue shopping