[FIRST LOOK] One Writer and Fifteen Artists Invite Us To Play The Upcoming Gallery-Game "Portraits of Brief Encounters" #POBE

[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

"Portraits of Brief Encounters" (#POBE) is a one night immersive gallery-game taking place on November 12. Fifteen visual artists created original work based on stories written by Cole Nowicki. It's part art show, part game, and invites the audience to play along.

Here's how it works:

You're going to receive a story book with fifteen short tales of run-ins, pass-by’s, overhears and introspections with Vancouverites and beyond. Read these stories carefully. As you amble around the room, match them to the visual interpretations on the walls. You can talk, team-up, hypothesize, cheat and connive your way into winning. Write your answers on the back of the book and hand it in for grading.

Your prize? Well, there are a few.

Each correct answer gets you $5 off a piece of original artwork at the show. All portraits are priced at $250 or below (all proceeds to the artists). Yup, that means you can earn up to $75 off in this game. There's also book up for grabs. The grand prize 'Portraits of Brief Encounters' book is signed by all artists and includes 15 prints with accompanying stories. Just for playing the game, you get one ballot in the grand prize draw. Every 5, 10, and 15 correct guesses earns you another ballot. There's also bragging rights up for grabs and a few surprises in store.

Five dollars gets you into the game with a story book, a raffle into the grand prize, and even a souvenir bookmark.

The artists are curated by Elliat Albrecht (BAF Gallery, Highway Magazine) , and the game concept developed by yours truly. The show and game are the next evolution of #POBE which appears as a weekly featured on sadmag.ca and on Instagram. For the first time ever, the stories are vizualized independently by fifteen different artists.

Save the date and keep an eye out on here as we introduce each participating artist everyday leading up to the show.