Thursday, September 5, 2013

Please join us for a live auction of collaborative works

September 19, 2013 6-8 pm

at Art from the Heart, 3505 NE Broadway Street Portland, OR 97232

This is A community art project that pairs adult artists with developmental disabilities and professional artists in the community to complete one body of work. The result being 12 unique pieces of art that are both uninhibited and tamed, polished and raw.

Art from the Heart a gallery and studio space that gives adults with disabilities an
environment that fosters their creative growth, build positive relationships within our community, and promote an awareness of the cultural contributions from people of all abilities. 

Art Scout a small business that works as an advocate for over 300 fine art artists and helps procure local art for businesses and collectors. Owned and operated by Art Consultant, Bridget Larrabee

It promises to be a lively event with food, wine, a chance to meet the artists and the possibility of walking home with a one of a kind painting.

In related news:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Art Scout's new and approved website

Happy Holidays from Art Scout.  It has been a great year, full of amazing art and great connections. Last month I put together a project with professional photographer Andrew Ferguson that highlights how fine art can enhance it's environment. Please follow the link to the new and improved website and make sure to check out the photos from my latest project on the portfolio page

A beautiful Alberta Art District home gets an Art Scout makeover

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Behind the scenes of Portlandia

Local artists create  “bad art” for Season 2 of Portlandia

Results to be auctioned to benefit local charities.  

Portland, OR- January 19, 2012
Portlandia Season 2, Episode 5, “Cops Redesigned”,  aired on February 3rd. It featured a sketch called “Good Walls Bad Art” spoofing the cliche art that is often shown in coffee shops and other such public venues.  Featuring themes like flying coffee cups, and kitties hanging from tree branches, this is the type of work that many arts connoisseurs love to hate.  

Portlandia Production Designer, Tyler Robinson, enlisted the help of local art consultant, Bridget Larrabee, aka “Art Scout,” to organize a task force of local artists and challenge them to create “bad art” to share on national TV. The experience proved both challenging and rewarding for professional painters and photographers that were involved: Anna Magruder, Shawn Demarest, Andrew Ferguson and Rebecca Shapario, Jolie Guillebeau, Jenn Feeney, Nicole Daughters, Erica Lee Sears.

Once filming was complete, a few original works were autographed by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and guest star, Sean Hayes. Fred and Carrie, who are large supporters of the Humane Society, requested that one of the cat-inspired pieces be donated to the Humane Society Auction “This piece of art gifted to us will go a long way towards saving many homeless pets in our community” - Barbara Baugnon. Another piece has been promised to KZME 107.1, a local arts-focused radio station. There are a few more works that are still available for donation. Please contact Bridget Larrabee for further information.
 Here is a selection of some of the 70+ paintings we came up with for the "bad art good walls" sketch for Season 2 of Portlandia

Here are 2 of the 5 pieces that were signed by Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and guest star Sean Hayes.