art on shoes!

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Quentin commissioned these hand painted Nike SB Dunks (or as you know I like to call them, “tennis shoes”) from the very talented Martin Ontiveros. They started out as a blank white pair of shoes! Check out the additional photos and description on ebay…and bid bid bid! These are an amazing collector’s item, so don’t miss out on your chance to own a great one of a kind piece of artwork.

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!

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.

Art Shows! Art Shows! Art Shows!

The beginning of a new month is always an exciting time. Not because bills are due again, but because it’s time for more art openings! This week is full of great shows featuring some of my favorite local artists and friends.

Thursday: Catch Ryan Berkley’s solo show “Sophisticated Menagerie” at Reading Frenzy, then head upstairs to IPRC for the release of Scrappers’ new book Camp! Both events begin at 6:00 and will probably go until about 9:00 or so.

Friday: Celebrate America Grass Hut Style! They’re having a big group show (with artwork by my cousin, the very talented Tom Webb!) and a BBQ with hot dogs, lemonade, beer and fireworks! The fun starts at noon.

Tigerlily & Tim Biskup at Grass Hut!


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I’ve been really into children’s art lately…especially since I’ve been pregnant…so I’m really excited about the new show opening at Grass Hut Gallery next week. It’s artwork by Tim & Tigerlily Biskup. How cute is that?! Click on the image for more details.

It’s that time again!

Time for one of my favorite events…The Buckman Art Show + Sell! It’s a fundraiser for Buckman elementary school, an arts magnet school near my office. Cathy’s son Levi is a student there and it is such a cool place! The art show features work by students, plus over 100 NW artists. There are always lots of amazing things there and a percentage of all sales is given directly to the school.