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You see that dude standing next to me, assuming you know I’m the guy in the “D” hat? Yeah, that guy in the striped shirt. That is Michael Birawer - yes, the artist whose name is on the gallery. Let me repeat that, The artist whose name is on the gallery. Key point right there. As many of you know, Mr. Birawer and I started this business over 17 freakin’ years ago! Incredible, an extremely talented, observant, caring, and wonderful human being. Artists like him come around very rarely. Those who have this inner vision of seeing the world in ways we can only hope to see while dreaming.  In other words, he is truly a treasure. I, on the other hand, run this business for him to allow him to paint, create, volunteer. My goal is to continue to let others see this talent as one of the best of his generation. Not hard to do, since he is. Period. Our gallery in Seattle affords us the opportunity to show other PNW artists in whom we see those same talents and traits. That same desire and opportunity to share their art AND their stories to a worldwide audience. In. Real. Life. BTW: Michael Birawer has no idea I’m writing this and would be pretty pissed to know I am. He’s the good guy. I’m the one who looks out for the best interests of our company and the artists who show in the gallery. So this is 100% me, Jerome. 1.  Michael donates an astounding amount of time (and money) for causes he is passionate about. He has a huge heart and his artistic works have raised money for countless charities. Never question his intentions on that aspect of his life, he is sincere and dedicated. He does this for no reason other than wanting to use his talents to spread joy and love. Now, if you EVER question that, talk to me. I will set you straight…and it may not feel so good for you. 2. Again, me talking. Michael has poured his heart into helping other artists get out to the public. He loves to promote other artists that he feels a strong connection and desire to get in front of as many eyes as possible. Now, if you EVER think this is easy on our part and you can sell m your art on social - that’s great. HOWEVER. NEVER. TELL. ME. HOW. TO. RUN. MY. GALLERY. Cheers!

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Stickers, pins and cards from the super talented @artbyciara in the shop now! These are already going fast! Come see what’s new! . . . . . #pnwartists #illustration #cannonbeach #cannonbeachmakers #catladysaint #cosmiccat #nwartist #pnwmakers

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This is the new project that has been brought in the hard way. Since we do not have a garage, this beauty will be converted to a shop/paint booth. I think a beetlejuice worm paint job would look excellent on it... What do you think? 😃😂 #diy #toomanyprojects #crazythingswedo #upcycle #artistsofseattle #creativeseattle #seattlecreatives #seattlelife #seattleupcycled #seattlemakers #pnwartist #pnwartists #pnw #maker

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friendsofocac. Posted @withrepost • @blueskygallerypdx Photobook Friday! This is a fr

Posted @withrepost@blueskygallerypdx Photobook Friday! This is a friendly reminder that we have over 108 exhibition catalogs from previous Blue Sky shows (and current~ like Conversations by Christos Palios) available print-on-demand through Magcloud. Get to the Blue Sky titles page via the link in our bio here on insta or via our website/programs ! #blueskybooks #blueskyphotobookclub #blueskygallery #magcloud #photobooks #photobookfriday . . . . . . . #friendsofocac #craftliveshere #craft #craftstory #makers #makersgonnamake #haptic #craftschool #pnwartists #contemporarycraft #artistsofinstagram #oregoncollegeofartandcraft #juliahoffman #portlandartists #art #artist

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paolucci.art. Glow.

it's been a heavy week. I hope you're all doing ok. please reme

Glow. it's been a heavy week. I hope you're all doing ok. please remember to embrace the time you have out in nature and get plenty of it whenever possible. ___ #digitalpainting #digitalillustration #nature #vibrantcolors #illustration #animalcreatives #creaturedesign #fantasycreatures #fantasyillustration #beasts #dailysketch #createdaily #whimsicalart #veganartist #pnwartists #portlandartists #fire

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Looking through @wayzgoosekitsap’s family photos from our last carving party at Ashley’s Pub @ashleyspub and looking forward to seeing Cassie Grace @thepapersandwich Markie Rustad @felicity_reads Josh Powell who is carving with Ashley Martinez @ashleyspub and Katelyn Ziegenhagen @kkz.artworks over Labor Day Weekend in downtown Bremerton at Fourth and Pacific. It’s two days filled with steamroller printing! Saturday August 31st - Sunday September 1st, 10am - 6pm. We’ll be there with our whole family of artists, our fabulous vendors and our amazing volunteers. See you soon! #wayzgoosekitsapvolunteer #wayzgoosekitsap2019 #wayzgoosekitsap #wayzgoose #artfair #artfestival #lino #linocut #linocutprint #linoprint #linoleum #linoleumprint #reliefprint #reliefprinting #reliefprintmaking #downtownbremerton #bremerton #kitsapcounty #pnwartists #familyphotos

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lyttlevaleried. More backyard summer visitors ❤️

More backyard summer visitors ❤️

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lyttlevaleried. I’ve been blessed by many visits from resident pileated woodpecker fam

I’ve been blessed by many visits from resident pileated woodpecker families this summer ❤️

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joolz8000. Seattle Street series... under the Rainier building. 14\" x 14\", oil on

Seattle Street series... under the Rainier building. 14" x 14", oil on canvas. These pieces are based on photos shot last fall roaming the city with my daughter. It's a nice rest from robots and sci-fi, but I'll get back to that soon enough. . . . #foguestudios #foguegallery #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #lowbrow #lowbrowart #fineart #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #artstagram #painting #artwork #artworks #worldofartists #instaart #artoftheday #instapaint #instartlovers #art_community #artistsoninstagram #contemporarypainting #paintingoftheday #oilpaint #canvas #instaartist #seattleartists #Seattleart #pnwartists #seattlecreatives

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"Shoot for the moon; you might get there." - Buzz Aldrin. (I guess he would know.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Seattle friends! What are you doing this weekend? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come find Good Sheila and a bunch of other local artists and makers at Stumptown in Capitol Hill for @fullmoonmarket.seattle, put on by @lauraburkhart and @shophenri.co. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The market is open Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm. There's also yoga by @frankeflows Sunday morning at 9am for anyone who wants to get their stretching in before shopping 🌙. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's to going for it ✨. See you this weekend! . . . #seattleevents #seattlestyle #seattlemade #madeinseattle #seattleartist #pnwartist #pnwartists #seattleartists #supportlocalartists #shoplocalseattle #shoplocal #shopseattle #shopsmall #seattleshopping #seattlelove #seattle_igers #seattlepulse #pnwlove #madeinwashington #womanownedbusiness #womenownedbusiness #femaleartist #seattleigers #thingstodoinseattle #visitseattle #makersgonnamake #makersgonnashare #risingtidesociety #therisingtidesociety #shopthehill

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Today’s @wayzgoosekitsap inspo comes from Sister Corita Kent and a little bit from John Cage, an often collaborator with Merce Cunningham. If we play Six Degrees of Separation (from the Pacific Northwest): Sister Corita Kent to John Cage to Merce Cunningham! Merce Cunningham was born in Centralia Washington in 1919 and attended Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle. #pnwartists #inspo #sistercoritakent #johncage #mercecunningham #therewillbenewrulesnextweek

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roka.walsh.artist. .
Fandango
… Irises transformed
© Roka Walsh-all rights reserved
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. Fandango … Irises transformed © Roka Walsh-all rights reserved - Mixed Media Photographic/Illustrative Art. Instagram.com/ Prints available. Please direct message me. Website: rokawalsh.com

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kepford_art. Played my first DnD oneshot yesterday and it was so much fun!!! I love

Played my first DnD oneshot yesterday and it was so much fun!!! I loved my party 😄Maude’s mine. Her highlights include falling asleep in a library because she took hella damage, low key seduced a dwarven lady into giving up a key, and charging head first into the final demon boss battle in a rage! . . . . . #myart #illustration #artist #illustragram #artistsoninstagram #pnwartists #digitalart #photoshop #procreate #lifedrawing #sketch #doodle #dnd #dungeonsanddragons #criticalroll #dndparty

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friendsofocac. Posted @withrepost • @portlandartmuseum Join us on Sunday (8/25) for M

Posted @withrepost@portlandartmuseum Join us on Sunday (8/25) for Miller Family Free Day and the Sunday Parkways Green Loop! Free admission from 10am - 5pm, plus bike decorating and other activities in the courtyard and the Park Blocks. Biking, walking, and transit are you best choices since some roads are closed for the Sunday Parkways route. See you soon! . . . . . . . #friendsofocac #craftliveshere #craft #craftstory #makers #makersgonnamake #haptic #craftschool #pnwartists #contemporarycraft #artistsofinstagram #oregoncollegeofartandcraft #juliahoffman #portlandartists #art #artist

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This Wednesday 8/28 I’ll be @inkanddrinkpdx at @digaponypdx From 7-10ish making & offering up oil pastels, with sales benefitting @browngirlrise! Meet artists (so many good peeps, ugh) buy original artwork, benefit an amazing cause, get some delightful cocktails....there’s really no downside here. Come say hi! . . . . . . . . . . #inkanddrinkpdx #inkanddrink #portlandartists #pdxartists #pdxart #womenartists #womenartistsofthewest #pnwartist #pnwartists #originalartforsale #supportlivingartists #abstractgeometric #portlandart #portlandartscene #portlandartshow #artpopup #workingartist #workingartists #art #oilpastels #oilpastel #abstractart #abstractoilpastel #abstractartonpaper #abstractexpressionism #colortheory #colorstory #color #colorlover #instaart

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friendsofocac. Posted @withrepost • @popmobpdx The whole country is talking about how

Posted @withrepost@popmobpdx The whole country is talking about how Portland drove the Proud Boys out of town in 30 minutes. This feels like a turning point. And it's because of you! #HateIsNotWelcomeHere #PDX #TheSpectacle #EverydayAntifascists #ThankTheBloc . . . . . . . #friendsofocac #craftliveshere #craft #craftstory #makers #makersgonnamake #haptic #craftschool #pnwartists #contemporarycraft #artistsofinstagram #oregoncollegeofartandcraft #juliahoffman #portlandartists

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friendsofocac. Posted @withrepost • @tlsolien To the Great Spirit who allowed me to f

Posted @withrepost@tlsolien To the Great Spirit who allowed me to find this today, I am deeply indebted. One of my Life’s greatest moments. Imagine this image times 10, a conversation with the artist’s mother, and a chance meeting with the artist, who when seeing me with his mother, said “Who is that?...What is he doing here?? 30 feet away from me. I said “The things you make are incredible! Amazing! He said “they want me to make birdhouses, and smaller things” I said, “do they want to buy something from you? Do you sell what you’re making? Would you sell something if I wanted to buy it?” He said, “No. I just want to make things and tie them to the trees” Somewhere in Wisconsin 2019 #cartoongrotto #holygrail #holyshit . . . . . . . #friendsofocac #craftliveshere #craft #craftstory #makers #makersgonnamake #haptic #craftschool #pnwartists #contemporarycraft #artistsofinstagram #oregoncollegeofartandcraft #juliahoffman #portlandartists

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friendsofocac. Posted @withrepost • @johanna.keefe DESIRE: 1. See craving, longing, y

Posted @withrepost@johanna.keefe DESIRE: 1. See craving, longing, yearning suggest feelings that impel one to the attainment or possession of something. Desire is a strong feeling, worthy or unworthy, that impels to the attainment or possession of something that is (in reality or imagination) within reach: a desire for success. Craving implies a deep and imperative wish for something, based on a sense of need and hunger: a craving for food, companionship. A longing is an intense wish, generally repeated or enduring, for something that is at the moment beyond reach but may be attainable at some distant time. Yearning suggests persistent, uneasy, and sometimes wistful or tender longing: a yearning for one's native land. #1619project #transatlantic #colony #desire #slaveshipsweretradeships . . . . . . . #friendsofocac #craftliveshere #craft #craftstory #makers #makersgonnamake #haptic #craftschool #pnwartists #contemporarycraft #artistsofinstagram #oregoncollegeofartandcraft #juliahoffman #portlandartists

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