Posted By Chet on December 12, 2014
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Posted By Chet on December 10, 2014
December 13th-14th marks the 13th year of this Austin holiday shopping tradition. I’m proud to be a part of this year’s Cherrywood Art Fair. Come for the wide selection of handmade artist’s creations and stay for the food and music. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10-5. I’ll be offering signed prints, books, playing cards, night lights and more, all from the ChetArt shop.
Visit the Cherrywood Art Fair site for more info and map.
Posted By Chet on December 1, 2014
Now available in the Red Bubble store: Rumble in R’lyeh on a variety of items including t-shirts, mugs, phone cases, ipad cases, pillows and tote bags. Includes the full version and a silhouetted version.
Posted By Chet on November 30, 2014
Hero Complex Gallery transforms into an arcade on December 5th with the show opening: “Gaming in the Gallery.” Half the gallery will have playable consoles like NES, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, Atari 2600 and others and rounding out the room with classic cabinet games like Pacman, Space Invaders, Galaga and more.
My contribution to the show is a send up to K’inich Janaab’ Pakal’s famous Mayan sacophagus lid sculpture. Author Eric von Däniken postulated in his book “Chariots of the Gods” that the sculpture referenced ancient astronaut elements. My version transforms the Mayan ruler in an arcade game environment with several references to game characters.
Posted By Chet on November 26, 2014
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin holiday shopping institution. This year over 200 artists will have their creations displayed within their personally designed booths. The event runs every day from 10AM-10PM starting on November 28th and running through till 6PM on Christmas Eve. I’m proud to be a part of Blue Genie with my 3rd year of selling. If you’re in the Austin area in December, put this fun experience on your list of things to do. You can find out more by visiting: Blue Genie Art Bazaar.
The ChetArt space is up and ready for Blue Genie Art Bazaar shoppers.
Posted By Chet on November 25, 2014
For this year’s annual Russ Berger Design Group Christmas card, I paid tribute to the famous ad pages found within comic books and the Sears catalog wish books of old. Each employee was matched up with an item, along with a few extra well known bits of merchandise. A big thanks to Russ, as always, for the free rein to play.
Posted By Chet on November 24, 2014
About 3 weeks ago the front yard and house of my good friends Doug Livingston and Christine Pasienski was transformed into an amazing display of Halloween spookiness. Both are incredibly creative folks and they turned this talent towards creating a landscape of all things Halloween. Many aspects of their environment were created from scratch or cleverly altered to the proper effect. They’ve posted a wonderful collection of photos, which are works of art in themselves, into a beautiful online photo album.
Posted By Chet on November 12, 2014
Saturday November 15th marks the annual Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Holiday Market. ChetArt will be represented among the dozens of talented artists for this fun selling event. Show runs from 11Am-5PM. If you’re in the area, put it on your “to do” list for a fun day of gift shopping. See the list of artists here.