Happy Birthday Oregon!

My beautiful home state is turning 150 years old this Saturday! What better way to celebrate than to look at some cool Oregon-inspired art!

Check out Art is 3 Letters’  Oregon on a Stick painting! (fyi, you can commission your favorite state on a stick.)

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Here’s Matte Stephens’ cool Self-Portrait Driving In Oregon

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Shyama Helin‘s romantic Portland Dreamers

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and last, but not least, Clancy’s Classics’ beautiful polaroid transer of a vintage photo of an old Oregon schoolhouse

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There’s even a special website dedicated to Oregon’s big day!

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have an artsy craftsy weekend…

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artwork by the fabulous Ryan Berkley

Tonight:
+ Valentine’s show at Alma Chocolates featuring tin flowers by Cathy Pitters, red velvet paintings by Juanita, porcelain anatomical hearts by David Olson and scrumptious chocolates!  Opening reception today from 6:00-7:30pm, 140 NE 28th Ave.

+ Sasquatchtenial at Grass Hut featuring new works by Yellena James, Ryan Berkeley, David Wien, Betsy Walton, Ryan Jacob Smith, Theo Ellsworth, Emily Counts, Scrappers, and Carson Ellis. Opening reception from 6:00-9:00pm, 811 E Burnside.

+ Drawings by Jill Bliss at Ink + Peat. Opening reception 6:00-8:00pm, 3808 N Williams Ave., Suite 126.

Sunday:
+ Crafty Wonderland! Over 40 amazing local artists and crafters selling their work. Take a break and make a cute felt fortune cookie at the free DIY Table hosted by Jen of DIY Lounge. Free, All Ages. 11:00am-4:00pm at Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside.