Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Support your local artist!

Britches, 2010 by Julie Alexander (image via artist)
oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
Julie Alexander will be doing a residency at Jentel next month. Between now and March 31st, she's trying to sell as many $20 raffle tickets as she can (up to 53). And if you win the raffle, you get to pick which one of her gorgeous works you would like. I think it's a great way help offset residency costs. Julie just had a beautiful show at Gallery I | M | A. 

prints by Susan Melrath (image via artist)
Susan Melrath is expanding her audience in a great way. If you like her art page on Facebook, or sign up for her newsletter, or subscribe to her blog, you will be entered to win one of two sets of beautiful prints (each print is 20" x 20"). Susan will be picking 2 names at random on March 22nd, so make sure to sign up before then. 

by Brian Lane, 8"x10" print, $40
Brian Lane is off to a printing conference and is trying to raise some additional funds. He's selling lots of awesome prints for cheap ($20-$40). Disillusioned with politics? You might just have to get this print of an elephant and donkey masquerading as sharks! Contract printzero2@gmail.com to purchase or to get more information.

Cuba note cards by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
I think Facebook in Seattle might have set a new record for weather reporting yesterday. Between the snow, sun, and rain, things were pretty crazy. I found myself wishing I was in a sunnier climate all day long. These cheerful note cards of pictures of Cuba by Juan Alonso-Rodriguez can't help but you in a sunny mood. You can order then online or swing by his studio and pick up a set for only $10!