Now that the buy binge that is Black Friday has come and gone and you've snagged those $10 Blu-Rays from big box retailers and other doorbusters it's time to open your wallet and support many of the great businesses, caftspeople and artists here in Portland.
I'm not knocking snagging some of those cheap cyber monday deals it's just extremely important to support local. In our first spotlight on a local business or artist you should support is Amy Ruppel. Amy is well known to many of you who follow the local art scene and she's one of the artists who have made birds such a fashion and art craze here in Portland.
Although Amy might be best known for her birds it's her new Oregon print entitled "home" that we're crazy about. Amy is only doing 100 of these limited edition signed prints at only $40 each. This is an insanely cheap price considering that Amy's 'stock' is on the rise. Amy is working on a super secret project that will be getting her HUGE national exposure in 2010! In addition to the Oregon print, Amy has a wide variety of holiday sized and priced works for sale. You can order these online or catch her along with MANY other amazing artists at the Crafty Wonderland on Sunday December 13th at the Oregon Convention Center 11am-7pm
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