A Conversation with Michael Birawer
by Jason T. Borbet in Forbes.
"I’d been doing these quirky little paintings of street corners and neighborhoods since art school. Over the years, they began to pile up so I started selling them in second hand galleries. I discovered that people love their neighborhoods… their local coffee shops… the places they connect with every day."
Michael Birawer's rendition of Matt's Bar is pictured at the best seat in the house!
Seafair 65th Anniversary Painting on Display at Museum of Flight in Seattle
We are very excited to announce that Michael's original "Seafair - 65th Anniversary" is now on display at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Michael is very honored to have the artwork at such a great museum. The museum is a "must see" when visiting Seattle. Thank you to all that made this happen!
Art-A-Whirl 2014 May 16th - 18th
Art-A-Whirl 2014 turned out be an amazing event with perfect weather and a lot of great music and local art.
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.
Michael's detailed new painting, "Stadiums - Seattle" will be on displayl
Artist Signing at Deck The Walls - Rosedale Center Saturday Dec 15th 1-4pm
Michael Birawer will be available to sign posters and canvas prints for a Holiday signing at Deck The Walls - Rosedale Center on Saturday, Dec.15th, from 1-4pm. This will be a great chance to meet the artist and have him sign your favorite print!
Michael Featured on "Minnesota Original" Twin Cities Public Television Series
TPT interviewed Michael Birawer and features him in their award-winning series, "MN Original". The weekly arts series celebrates Minnesota’s creative community, across all disciplines and all cultures.
Michael Birawer's story and the full episode are also posted on the companion website www.mnoriginal.org. Visitors to the site will find additional content, web exclusive videos and links to MN Original artists.
Michael Birawer Exhibition at Alki Arts in Seattle This Fall
Michael Birawer has his "Seattle" works on display at Alki Arts in Alki Beach - Seattle Washington through the end of the year.
Michael Birawer will have an exhibition at Alki Arts, this December through the new year. Artist reception will take place Saturday, Dec. 8th at the gallery. Come out and meet the artist.
Art-A-Wirl® Fri. May 19th - Sun. May 20th 2012
Join us at the Michael Birawer Gallery, to introduce Michael's latest works,
Friday, May 18th 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Saturday, May 19th Noon - 8:00 pm Sunday, May 20th Noon - 5:00 pm
Special Discount Prices on Fine Art Prints ,Posters and Magnets Available ONLY during Art-A-Whirl®
Introducing New Original Art, "Icons of Minnesota"
A collection of 8 three dimensional scenes of Minnesota. Also available in 3-D Limited Editions
Michael Birawer Keynote Speaker on "Art Day" at Northfield High School
The school will host the Missota Music and Visual Arts Festival, in which performing and visual artists from throughout the Missota Conference will convene for this annual event on April 13th. Northfield High School art teacher Katherine Norrie said students bring their work and set up a gallery, then spend the day doing hands-on activities and peer critiques. This year, Minneapolis artist Michael Birawer will be the keynote speaker. Birawer is known for painting urban landscapes in a contemporary style. Read the rest at Northfield News.
Michael Birawer's "Minnesota State Fair" Donated To Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries
Michael was one of 10 artists selected and on permanent display at the Roseville Library. Michael Birawer's "Minnesota State Fair" was donated by the Maguire Agency of Roseville to Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. "With your help, many of the previously blank walls now showcase the works of talented local artists". Michael's large framed print can be found on the first floor in the children's area.
Original Art On Display at Michael Birawer Gallery
Michael Birawer Gallery is Available for Your Future Event
Join us at our new spacious gallery in the Thorp Building. Same buliding, same floor. Enter on Central Ave at Diamond's Coffee Shoppe, go straight and take a left to the gallery. Michael Birawer Gallery is now available as a rental facility as the location for your next party or business event. Please contact us for more information.
Michael Birawer has moved his gallery to a new location within the historic Thorp Building. Suite #130 has replaced Suite #110, with the new gallery being down the hall just past Diamond's Coffee Shop, and there will be an eventual entrance on Central Ave. Grand Opening to be announced.
State Fair Finds and Favorites
Minnesota Monthly MagazineAugust '11 features State Fair memories from favorite Minnesotans. Michael Birawer and his Minnesota State Fair are featured along with Garrison Keillor, Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, among others.
Michael Birawer Adds Scenes of
Neumos & Comet
Pike Place Market
Michael Birawer has continued his stylistic urban approach
with recent works of Seattle. The historic music
clubs Neumos & Comet along
with the popular attraction of Pike
Place Market, are a compliment to the Seattle
skyline piece, Kerry Park.
Art Gallery Features Guest Artist Rachel Maxi
Art Gallery is pleased to announce nationally
renowned Seattle artist, Rachel
Maxi, will be showing work
alongside Michael Birawer through the month of July.
The exhibition opened for the 2011 Art-A-Whirl®.
Called “One of Seattle’s most important realists” by
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rachel Maxi describes
her form of realism as “A
painter’s diary of the mundane. The magic moment
when light honors the most humble and empty constructs
of our environment.”
In a review of Ms. Maxi’s most recent show, “Oils
on Panel” at Seattle’s Gibson Gallery, The
Seattle Times wrote: “these oils on panel in
Maxi's hands, have a seductively warm visual appeal.”
Ms. Maxi, who has works in the Seattle Art Museum permanent
collection, will be exhibiting fine art prints of her
series, “Trucks” and “Pools”,
at the event.
Hall to Promote
Michael was commissioned by Orchestra Hall to offer his
unique style in portraying
Orchestra Hall as
it will be rembered before the
completed. Michael's representation will be featured
in the 2011-12 Season campaign, including tickets
and promotional materials.
The original 1972 design will get
a makeover with a completion date in 2013.
Creates Custom Painting for Local Charity Autism
5K Run/Walk 2011
contribution to the 2011
Autism 5K Run/Walk highlights
the Lake Harriet Bandshell – where
the Autism 5K was first held. It was created specifically
for the 2011 event and
donated for the event. It will be featured on the race
shirt! The event will be held on Saturday, May 21st
2011. Participants can find the information here.
Thank you to all who attended Michael's
Art Show at Bent
Gallery. This year's
event was a success as people were
able to experience some new Twin Cities Photomontage
pieces as well as
Brooklyn Bridge - New
York. Congratulations to Bill Ryan, who won the
raffle for the framed print of Target Field!
Paul Almanac Features Downtown
Saint Paul on Cover
celebrated artist Michael Birawer’s fanciful
painting, “Downtown Saint Paul,” wraps
around the cover of the 2011 Saint Paul Almanac. Birawer’s
urban cityscapes reflect his interest in architecture
and the energy of urban communities: “Old buildings,
ornate details, decorative facades, and the bustling
of people and traffic are what make the most interesting
subjects to me and that is why I love to paint them,” said
the artist. He says of living and working in Saint
Paul that he’s impressed by its rich history
and “magnificent skyline.” Birawer feels
a strong connection to the city of his birth, adding, “Saint
Paul is a city I never feel lost in; it is always welcoming.”
Addition to St. Paul Collection
O'Gara's is the latest St. Paul
painting. It features popular Irish bar "O'Gara's" painted
on 3D wood panels.
Home of the Twins - Target Field
Now Available as a Poster
Posters of the new Home of the Twins - Target
Field are now available online or
at any of the participating MN
Twins Pro Shops around the metro area including Target
Expands His Collection of Landscapes
Michael Birawer has expanded his collection of
urban landscapes to Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA.
The new work features Kerry Park in Seattle and a unique
perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The new MichaelBirawer.com has arrived. The
new site features bigger screen resolution, better navigation
and larger images. Pop out windows have been removed
and an email subscription list has been added.
shot during Art-A-Whirlfeaturing
Michael Birawer, presented by Matt Peiken of 3-Minute
Art-A-Whirl 2010 A Success
Thank you to all who helped make
this year's Art-A-Whirl a success. The event held in May
featured a new photomontage series by Michael as well as
a sneak peek at Kerry Park - Seattle. Information
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