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Alex Paradise

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So much nice work from Los Angeles based artist Alex Paradise. You should definitely check him out.

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Anne Schreivogl

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Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Anne Schreivogl received her formal education at Western Washington University and the Seattle Academy of Fine Art (now known as Gage Academy) where she attended as an arts grant recipient of the Anacortes Arts Foundation.She studied with noted Northwest artist Alfred Currier from 1998 – 2002. As a spontaneous, creative and intuitive artist, Schreivogl seeks to transmit the joy she sees and feels in everyday activities onto canvas.In her studio, her whimsical work is primarily in acrylic, though she also paints plein air oil landscapes. She always carries a pen and sketchpad whether she has studied in France, taught English in Japan, or during her travels by bicycle across the U.S. She has been the subject of numerous media articles in the Northwest, most recently in American Art Collector, October 2009, and named Best of the West for the Northwest by Southwest Art Magazine, August 2006. She was also the featured poster artist for the Anacortes Jazz Festival (2004, 2005), the Anacortes Arts Festival (2006), among others.Her work can be found in public and private collections nationwide.

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Tom Friedman

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Tom Friedman (b. 1965, Saint Louis, MO) makes extraordinary work that explores ideas of perception, logic, and possibility. His often painstakingly rendered sculptures and works on paper inhabit the grey areas between the ordinary and the monstrous, the infinitesimal and the infinite, the rational and the uncanny. His work is often deceptive, its handmade intricacy masked by a seemingly mass-produced or prefabricated appearance. Friedman’s deadpan presentation implies content and form are seamless; expectations are overturned as the viewer slowly perceives that chasm between illusion and reality. Friedman’s work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fondazione Prada, Milan; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; the South London Gallery, and numerous other institutions.

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Mikko Lagerstedt

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” I’m a self-taught fine art photographer from Kerava, Finland. I was born in November 1982 in a small town in Finland. My photography journey started in December 2008 and I fell in love with it straight away. I have always been interested in drawings and paintings, finally when photography found me, I knew it was my vision. My goal is to capture the feeling I had when I took the photograph – it’s the most important thing in my photographs. I love to view the world from different perspectives. In our lives, things can go so fast that we forgot to enjoy these short moments – if I can make people stop and see the beauty of life and feelings, I have succeeded.” – Mikko Lagerstedt

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Rachel Maclean

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” My work slips inside and outside of history and into imagined futures, creating hyper-glowing, artificially saturated visions that are both nauseatingly positive and cheerfully grotesque. I am a Glasgow based artist working largely in green screen composite video and digital print, often exhibiting this alongside props, costumes and related sculpture and painting.” – Rachel Maclean

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Swans Upon a Time Tea Pot

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Grace the presence of your lovely kitchen with this elegant glass teapot. The polished neck of a strong and beautiful swan forms the handle of this piece, while two handsome wings carefully enfold its body. Place it on the garden patio with a plate of colorful macaroons and serve your dearest friends fresh jasmine green tea. Pour a cup of your own, and remember this ‘swan’ is for you! Buy here.

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Elizabeth Zvonar

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Vancouver-based artist Elizabeth Zvonar is a Vancouver based artist. Since graduating from Emily Carr Institute in 2001, her work has been shown in local, national and international exhibitions, including at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York; Western Front Gallery; Vancouver; Queensland University of Technology; Brisbane; Geisai, Tokyo; and Consolidated Works, Seattle, amongst others.

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Michael Leavitt

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” I’m on this planet to work with my hands. Too many ‘weekday warriors’ fight to align work with passion. Too many complacently disengaging from life if they fail. Life is too short without the best of our talents and passions at the plate. I don’t struggle to find my place. So I struggle with my work’s limited ability to aid the worldwide issues I can’t ignore. I always hope my art can help the world more than it ever will. The world is in constant peril. Visual art, the load-bearing cornerstone of a healthy culture, is dying. Too much of the art world is content with this status quo. Shedding the fear of politics can re-ignite art’s pilot flame at the core of culture. A humanity with no connection to the arts is composed of people with no connection to each other. If no one else is engaged with effectively changing these circumstances, I am.” – Michael Leavitt

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Alvin Epps

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Illustrator Alvin Epps share a portfolio online, and it’s chock-full o’ amazing work. Love finding people I didn’t know about who are totally awesome!

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Tartan Ribbon by Adam Ferriss

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Adam Ferriss was born in Richmond, VA in 1988. After receiving a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD he relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides. His recent work utilizes the RGB Tricolor separation process and pixel sorting algorithms as procedural mechanisms to initiate iterative changes in light and pixel structure.

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