Thanks for Sharing: The Art of Instant, Global Inspiration
April 1 - 30 | Eighteen practicing, contemporary artists from around the world have connected via Instagram to inspire and influence each other regularly, share their work with well over 100,000 followers, and cultivate valuable relationships with other artists, collectors, and arts organizations.
We all know the internet can be a black hole that any of us can dive into and lose ourselves. This exhibit demonstrates one way out. Thanks for Sharing brings original works by the participating artists together in the same physical space for a group exhibition highlighting the evolving practice of artists forging real world community online. Thanks For Sharing also notably connects this unique global online arts community to the small, relatively isolated community of Port Townsend, WA.
March 30 – 11:30 am - Exhibit Opens
April 1 – 5:30-8 pm - Opening Reception and Art Walk
April 2 – 1 pm - Art Talk
April 30 – Exhibit Closes
Artists in the Show
Josh Jefferson, Boston
Deedee Cheriel, L.A./India
Robert Hardgrave, Seattle
Igor Ulangin, Russia
Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd, Australia
Joe Hengst, San Francisco
Kevin Paulsen, Nantucket
Lasse Skarbovik, Sweden
Maria Lundstrom, Sweden
Mike Biskup, Port Townsend, WA
Mina Hamada, Barcelona/Tokyo
Nacho Eterno, Barcelona
Robert Pokorny, L.A.
Sophie Roach, Austin, TX
Tim Biskup, L.A.
Tyler Keeton Robbins, Vancouver, BC
Raymond Lemstra, Seoul/Netherlands
Wissam Shawkat, Iraq
Curator and Participating Artist
Mike Biskup is a contemporary watercolor painter of imaginary landscapes and abstractions. Born in 1970 in Los Angeles CA, Mike comes from a family historically rich in artists, poets, and dreamers. As early as he can remember, he was voraciously drawing unusual cars, landscapes, robots, and people with his two older brothers, Steve and Tim. Mike moved to Port Townsend, WA, In 2002. In 2015, after years of showing work in Port Townsend, Mike exhibited at Slow Culture Los Angeles in a two person show with his brother Tim. His work was featured in The LA Weekly, Monster Children, The Hundreds, and he was part of the artist in residence program at The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs. His paintings can be found in the collection of Oscar winning actress Patricia Arquette and many others around the world. He is currently framing work for a show “Windfalls” at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle for August of 2016