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Last Chance: Support The North Puget Cancer Center

BO North Puget Cancer Center

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If you are interested in one of my 16″ Botanica Obscura Plywerk Mounted prints and want to help the North Puget Cancer Center, you only have until December 1st! Read on and take a look at the video:

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Online Store Open!


botanica obscura print online store

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I’m happy to announce that my online store is open! Please take a look around. I have four items in different configurations available. These are all items related to the Botanica Obscura series of images.

The first is a free (freeeeeee!) sixteen page interactive PDF. Download it, download it now! Here’s the catch: you must use Adobe Reader for the interactivity to function. Sorry, technical limitation.

Here’s a nice little handy link to the PDF. And here is the first page:


botanica obscura pdf online store

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Next up is the Botanica Obscura Print Folio. This I’m super excited about—I had a lot of fun making these, and I’m quite proud of them. The folio is made up of the following:

  • Embossed Fine Art Paper Cover
  • 4 Page Signed And Numbered Text Signature
  • Image Index
  • 9 prints of the Botanica Obscura Series

And, until the 1st of January, 2013, the folio is on sale for $75—$15 off the regular price of $90! Sale! Give some art this holiday! Here is a link to the folio, with more images and a longer description. Oh, what the heck, here are a couple of images of said folio:


botanica obscura print folio online store

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botanica obscura print folio online store

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Next up… prints! I love prints. Something about holding a piece of art in your hands that just can’t be replicated in the online world. There is texture, there is heft, there is no need for batteries, cords, cables-bells-whistles, hurrah! Can you tell I like prints? I like to make them, I like to give them away, I like to sell them, and I like to pull them out and look at them. Ok, ok, enough.

I’m offering the Botanica Obscura prints in two signed and numbered versions:

  1. Mounted on Plywerk’s Sustainably Harvested Bamboo Panels
  2. Unmounted, so you can frame yourself for your home’s or office’s decor
Here’s an all swanky image with Michael Jackson cotton gloves. Yes, a pair of the gloves are included. Why? Well, when you unpack the print, you can remove it from the packing and hold it without getting fingerprints on it (even though all prints are coated with four coats of UV protectant spray that happens to help with fingerprints). And, you can always hang your new print and dance around to Beat It. Or not. Here’s a link to the Plywerk prints in the store. Here’s a link to the unmounted prints.


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And another dark and moody installation pic (sorry for the shadows, I was shooting in customer’s house, after all):


botanica obscura print online store

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I’m very happy to be able to offer this work for sale. The work has been in a well-received exhibit earlier this fall, video here, and is still hanging at the North Puget Cancer Center to help raise funds for a permanent art collection for the Center. Read more here and here (you can get prints for less if you purchase them through the hospital—but only until December 1st!). I’ll have a short video up soon showing me hanging art on the not-so-interesting walls of the hallway to the Cancer Center. Hey, that’s what the project is all about… making the center a little more pleasant for the people that don’t want to be there.

I’ll also have a couple of videos up showing the folios and prints—it is a little easier to get a sense of what they truly look like in a video. YouTube and Vimeo willing, they should be up later today (those links are my channels on the respective video hosts).

Thanks for looking. Feel free to spread this around on all your favorite social media sites. Or just sit there and enjoy it all to yourself! 

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Fine Art Folio… Teaser.

Photo Of Jon Witsell's Fine Art Folio For Botanica Obscura

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I’ve been working on a project related to my Botanica Obscura images. And I’m really excited about it… Something about crafting something with your hands in this digital age that is quite satisfying. No, I’m not going to let the cat out of the bag, but if you stay tuned here, there will be what I think is a very cool announcement soon…

Fine Art Folio.

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Purchase Some Art, Support The North Puget Cancer Center

United General Hospital's Website Graphic For North Puget Cancer Center

As I mentioned here, you can support the North Puget Cancer Center and their drive to fill their, well, let’s say “sterile” walls with a permanent collection of art. I’m selling both mounted and unmounted prints of the Botanica Obscura project.

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Botanica Obscura Print Exhibit—At North Puget Cancer Center, United General Hospital

Photo of Botanica Obscura Print Exhibit At North Puget Cancer Center at United General Hospital

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As I mentioned in the post here, my Botanica Obscura print exhibit has moved to the North Puget Cancer Center At United General Hospital In Sedro Wooley, WA. I was pretty happy that two prints has sold before I had hung the exhibit, but while I was installing the mounting hardware in the hospital’s hallway, a hospital employee walked by and stopped to look. A third sale! I hadn’t even gotten the images up on the wall yet. But something that totally caught me off guard happened…

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Botanica Obscura: The Next Photo Exhibit!

Photo of Gallery Image For Photo Exhibit Of Botanica Obscura

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Well, technically, it isn’t exactly a photo exhibit in the traditional manner. The Botanica Obscura show is moving to a cancer center…

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Video of Botanica Obscura Gallery Opening

Here’s a short video of the Botanica Obscura gallery opening on 8-24-12. You will probably want to click on the gear icon in the lower right corner of the YouTube window and select one of the HD versions:



Here is a version on Vimeo.

Thanks to Charlotte at Anderson’s for the event and Robert at Same Room Records for the music!



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A Successful Gallery Opening!

Photograph Of Jon Witsell's Botanica Obscura Photographs on Wall at Gallery Opening

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Wow, what a whirlwind! Over 100 people showed up for the gallery opening—it was very well received. The mix ran from local island dwellers to two of my friends that made the drive all the way from Portland, Oregon (Thanks for coming Kartik and Rupa!). A number of people had interesting questions about my photography and two locals asked if I could help them out with their work. Three hours went by in a flash. At the end of the night I sat at the bar with the Anderson’s Store staff as they had their after-closing drink. It was nice to chat with the folks that helped the event go so smoothly.

Another bonus was that I sold eight prints! I sold four of the large 16×16″ Plywerk Bamboo mounted prints you see on the wall in the above picture, and I also sold four smaller 8×10″ prints that were for sale off to the side.

I wish I had more pictures to share of the event, but even though I brought my camera, I didn’t have time to take any pictures until the event was over! A friend of mine did shoot some video for me, so I’ll post a little clip about the show.

Thanks to everyone that came to the opening!

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Botanica Obscura Show Tonight!

Portrait Photograph of Jon Witsell Creator Of Botanica Obscura

Come check out some cool art, listen to some great music, and do some wine tasting! Art by your’s truly, music by Robert Sarazin Blake, and wine tasting out on the patio!

Here is the eMailer for the show in case you missed it:

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See you there!

Botanica Obscura.

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Free Botanica Obscura Fine Art Postcard and Print!

Dramatic headline, eh? So, here is the deal: First Like My Facebook Page and then come to my August 24th Botanica Obscura Gallery Opening. Each person that does this will receive a postcard printed with my Botanica Obscura #2 image–with postage already affixed! In addition to that, one out of that group of people will walk away with a signed 8×10 print of their choice from the Botanica Obscura series.

Here is a .pdf of the postcard.

Easy right?


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