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Maryanna Hoggatt - Exclusive Look at an Artist's One-of-a-kind Animal Army

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Maryanna Hoggatt - Exclusive Look at an Artist's One-of-a-kind Animal Army

Hello friends, it’s summer in the northern hemisphere and the unusual weather has left us in a state of perplexity; last week the highs were approaching 100 degrees, and now it has dipped into the mid 50s with dreary rain and blustery days. Regardless of the barometric pressure in the atmosphere, we’re always in the mood to take a break, find the nearest shady locale or coffee shop, and unwind with a good book. Writing blog posts is a wonderful opportunity for the Overcup staff to revisit the beautiful artwork featured in the Tall Trees series. We’re able to explore...

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Artist Zach Johnsen Explores Surreal Folklore at Hellion Gallery

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Artist Zach Johnsen Explores Surreal Folklore at Hellion Gallery

Portland was in for a treat at First Thursday! On June 2nd Zach Johnsen, one of the featured artists in The Tall Trees of Portland, debuted his “Folklore” exhibition at Hellion Gallery. The art show lived up to its name—Johnsen’s paintings explored a variety of themes borrowed from Slavic fables and campfire tales, including ghosts, the plague, witchcraft, and spirits. For example, take a look at “The Masque of the Blue Death,” which captures the chaotic emotional intensity of plague and flu epidemics. “The Masque of the Blue Death.” 16x30". Acrylic, oil, and smokebomb on canvas. (Image source) Here’s another...

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"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

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"Tall Trees" Artist Update! Bradley Delay Talks Art and Tattoos

We at Overcup Press get (understandably) attached to the books we put out. Since publishing Matt Wagner’s Tall Trees of Portland, a luxurious art book showcasing dozens of artists living and working in Portland, Oregon, we started thinking: just how were these artists faring in the biggish city since the book’s publication in 2014? I had the great pleasure recently to answer this question with fine artist and tattooer Bradley Delay, one of the featured artists and an all-around great person. We talked about painting, tattoos, and everything in between. The interview has been shortened and edited for brevity. Keely:...

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Antler Last Thursday show featuring Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, & Morgaine Faye

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Antler Last Thursday show featuring Susannah Kelly, Jon MacNair, & Morgaine Faye

For a smaller city, Portland Oregon has a fairly active arts scene. The tradition of First Thursday began back in 1986 and has grown into a full fledged monthly art affair with spin off events like Last Thursday on Alberta (now in its 19th season). Tucked up in the 27th block of NE Alberta, Antler Gallery has been showcasing local artists since 2012. Founded by Susannah Kelly and Neil Perry, the gallery is dedicated to keeping the Alberta Arts District alive and well. We have a special affection for Susannah and a number of the artists represented by the gallery, as...

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And The Winner Is...Overcup Press!

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And The Winner Is...Overcup Press!

Great news! Overcup Press is excited to announce not one, not two, but three new awards for our titles! On April 8th the results of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, or “IPPYs,” came in. For anyone working in independent publishing, these are the awards to watch for—the IPPYs were created to increase recognition of independent authors and publishers, players in the publishing world that sometimes get overlooked in the media and marketplace. Founded in 1997 to support all authors and publishers worldwide who market to the North American audience,the IPPYs certainly presented some stiff competition. We’re thrilled to report...

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