2016 artists and mentors announced! Click here to learn more. Congrats and thanks to everyone who applied.

Prequel 2015 catalogs are available for sale here. They were beautifully designed by Prequel 2015 artists Genevieve Goffman, Travis Beardsley, and Dakota Gearhart.




Prequel is a juried artist incubator open to all visual artists that runs in the spring/summer at no cost to its selected artists. The program is all about the structuring and support of local artists’ formative post-­graduation years. The name Prequel alludes to the point that each participant will have already made a substantial amount of work prior to the program and will build on this work to find out what core concepts and career choices are most relevant to his or her artistic narrative. Prequel is unique because participants are expected to continue making and critiquing new independent and collaborative work while also building their professional development skills.

Prequel meets primarily on Monday evenings at Sum Gallery (2821 NE MLK Blvd.) and consists of weekly critiques and guest speakers that encourage emerging artists to engage in critical conversation with a tight­-knit group of peers. Additionally, each artist is paired with a mentor for continued artistic and professional growth. Prequel concludes with a group exhibition and artist talks open to the public, along with a collaboratively designed catalog and website.

For a full schedule of 2015 events, click here.


Read what people are saying about Prequel

Rose City Art Review reviews What I Know Is: Read here.

60 Inch Center reviews Prequel’s Eight TakesRead here.