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The Blue Genie Art Bazaar will open on Black Friday 10AM in Austin, TX. The holiday shopping event runs 10AM-10PM every day through Christmas Eve. Over 200 artists will be represented with a wide range of products. Learn more about the event on their official web page here.
Guzu Gallery presents “Strange Beasts 3”: A Tribute to Kaiju & Japanese Pop Culture
The opening reception will be on Friday, November 20th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through New Year’s Day. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. There will be a bone-crushing, live musical performance by Austin rock instrumentalists, Beast of Dean…and the Bedlam City Kaiju Safety Commission will be on hand to give us a rundown of safety precautions, battle techniques, and what-not-to-do’s in the event of a kaiju attack! Following the presentation will be a screening of Kaijutsu by director Adriel Jimenez. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!
My two contributions are titled “Assault on Tokyo” and “Terror on the Moon,” paying tribute to Godzilla (piloting a Mothra pedal car) and MechaGodzilla (piloting a Rodan pedal car.) Both will be available as signed limited edition prints plus framed versions at the gallery and later through the gallery’s online shop.
Opening Friday, November 20th at Gallery 1988 (West) in LA: Crazy for Cult 9, paying tribute to a host of cult movies. For my contribution, I mashed up Donnie Darko with Doctor Strangelove. It pays homage to the iconic Major “King” Kong’s atomic bomb ride substituting Frank with the dreaded falling airplane turbine engine. Signed limited edition prints will be available at the gallery and later in the online shop.
“Pedal”- a limited edition book written and illustrated by Chet Phillips
“Pedal” is a collection of pop culture characters riding in pedal cars. 18 illustrations accompanied by a collection of quotes, catch phrases and a haiku poem for each. Presented in a hand bound book, limited edition of 100. The book, bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery, measures 6″ square. Cover paper is a sparkly aqua paper with die cut revealing silver “grill” textured paper for the title. The reverse has an inlaid pedal car illustration and the spine is yellow book cloth. Inside end papers are bright green pearlescent paper. Each book is signed and numbered. A selection of images are also available as signed prints.
Chogrin presents “No Ghost Logos: Artists From Around the World Take On the Ghostbusters Logo.” This is a special 1 night art event happening on Friday, October 30th @ Creature Features Art Gallery (Burbank). The show will pay tribute to the classic Ghostbusters “NO-GHOST” logo and the man behind it, Michael C. Gross. 30 artists were invited by Chogrin to do their own interpretation of the Ghostbusters logo. All sales from the art sold will be donated to a cancer foundation (to be announced soon). All thirty pieces have been collected into a promotional poster (below.)
My contribution combines the familiar logo pose with a Day of the Dead character titled “Muertos Buster.” Each piece will be presented and for sale as a print on wood at the show. Visit the official event’s tumblr page HERE.
Hero Complex Gallery and Trailers From Hell present a two night peek into the amazing career of 7-time Oscar-winning makeup and effects legend, Rick Baker. Festivities will commence on Friday, October 23rd at 7:30pm at the Aero Theatre American Cinematheque with a double-feature screening of a few of Baker’s favorite personal projects, Harry and the Hendersons and Ed Wood. There will be a Q&A session between the films with special guests Rick Baker and moderator, Dana Gould. The celebration will continue on Saturday, October 24th at 5pm at Hero Complex Gallery with an art tribute event with Rick Baker in person, along with several pieces of Rick Baker’s original artwork on display as well. Facebook Event Page
For the event I created a tribute to the classic “An American Werewolf in London,” titled “Beware the Moon.” Signed limited edition giclee prints will be available at the opening and later online.
I’ll be a part of this great event. Preview of my piece coming soon. 30 artists create their own interpretation of the Ghostbusters logo. All sales from the art sold will be donated to a cancer foundation (to be announced soon).