- Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival, June 1-2, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, CA. More info here
- Live Oak Park Fair, June 8-9, Berkeley, CA. More info here
- Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 21-23, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR. More info here
- Salem Art Fair, July 19-21, Bush's Pasture Park, Salem, OR. More info here
- Alameda Park St Art and Wine Faire, July 27-28, Alameda, CA. More info here
- Austin Artworks Festival, Aug. 24-25, Austin, MN. More info here
- Art in the Pearl, Aug 31-Sept. 2, Portland, OR. More info here
- View a feature article in The Daily Tidings from Dec. 17, 2012
- Listen to a radio/online interview archived at artistsonart.net, originally aired on KZSC 88.1FM on September 5th, 2011.
About About the Artist/Art:
"Arresting, beautiful, gently confrontational, tightly executed, playful and elegant" is what one of Micah's collectors says about his work.
Micah began as an artist asking his parents for the white-out when he went outside the lines in his coloring books. Though some of that still exists in him today, at least Micah is now creating his own lines to follow. The inspiration for these lines comes from various sources of nature, particularly those which generally go unseen. For example, much of the inspiration for his paintings comes from anatomy right down to the cellular or even molecular level. You may also find elements of sea life such as single-celled radiolarians, microscopic mushrooms, or find out what a bee's eye looks like enlarged hundreds of times.
The relative size of these elements greatly interests Micah. "They seem so small to us, but a whole world exists in these spaces. Many of us walk through this world and never stop to look closely at a leaf, a bug, or a feather, let alone open a book and see images of the inner workings of our very own eye. These hidden elements of nature are not only just as beautiful, but are of course, very important. In my art I simply try to bring them to the forefront and possibly open a few eyes and minds. I know that in my quest for new inspiration I am constantly being surprised and amazed at what's beneath the surface, and I hope that can happen for you as well."
All works © Micah Ofstedahl Arts 2012