Posts Tagged 'art'

Graffiti Artist Needed! Check it out…

Got this posting off of If interested just send an email to the address below….get on it.-BG

42 Monroe st
a gallery of hip hop/graffiti art from Jacksonville, and other cities around the country.  This project is being started with a “Space and a Dream” & WE NEED YOUR HELP. In many places, painting graffiti is illegal. We don’t advocate breaking the law, but we think art belongs in public spaces and that more legal walls should be made available for this fascinating art form. The Monroe is offering 650 sq feet to display your art form. Pick a space and let your dreams flow. For your service we will display & sell pieces of your art without fee.

If you are interested in this opportunity please email a picture of your art ,contact info (cell#), And any questions you may have.

Email at


International Spotlight: Rubber Pixy!

This week’s edition of the International Spotlight features RubberPixy from Shanghai, China. -eb5k

Thrilla in Manilla = AWESOME

To see the first issu of Thrilla in Manila click on the following link:

From Tom P @ Versus Gallery/JaxScene:  “This is a online version of what is going in the Thrilla In Manila art project packets. Thrilla In Manila is a project that was thought up 2 months ago and has went through the process of open call, and then open to writers and is now being packaged. The package consist of over 35 original pieces of artwork most of them signed and numbered and is limited to only 50 copies. Tomorrow there is going to be a release for it at Birdies during First Friday. There is a no raffle or a way to purchase Thrilla In Manilla. The only way to get a copy is by performing a talent or showing that you really want it by eating something bizarre. You can reserve a copy here.

10 Years of The Buff Monster

Thought I would pass along this little bit of info about one of my favorite artists. First off, I love Buff Monster and all of his work. He has taken such a simple character and turned it into a hugely recognizable icon…its simply amazes me. He is a total work beast too! He is constantly working on murals, toys, paintings, and all sorts of random artistic endeavours. Ya gotta love the guy and all that he has created over the years in his signature hot pink, gray, and white tones. Congratulations Buff Monster…Keep it going for another 10,20, or 50 years. Check it-BG

From Buff Monster

It was 10 years ago, sometime in late January 2001, that I first drew the little Buff Monster character (Above are some of the original drawings, which I’ve never shown before). Shortly thereafter, I drew him on some flattened spray cans and went out and nailed them up. I had already put up hundreds of posters of a different theme, and painted tons of graffiti by then, but that was the beginning of new era for me. An era, in which, you’ve come to know me, and my art.

I hadn’t even graduated college at that point, and I’ve done a lot in the last ten years because of that little drawing. I’ve ordered (and sold) thousands of stickers and buttons, I’ve drawn countless drawings for people, I’ve silkscreened and put up thousands of posters. I’ve designed and painted a bunch of toys. I’ve done countless interviews in all sorts of media, travelled the states and to very far international places to sign and paint live. I’ve met tons of happy people. I’ve packed and shipped hundreds and hundreds of orders from my website. I’ve made some fun paintings, and showed them at some of the best places around, and sold them to very good collectors. Back in 2006, I got too busy for my day job and quit; I haven’t looked back since. It can be fun, but if you follow me on twitter, you know just how much I work.

I first started making my “10×10 panels” in 2005; it was a suggestion from my dad. Back then I would cut all the wood myself, borrowing a chop saw from one friend and a table saw from another. I’ve made a bunch of those panels, though never more than around 30 per design; a few of those designs I may have made 50 of. For such a simple object, they really do take a lot of work. Lately I’ve been wondering if I should continue making them. I haven’t made up my mind, but I did think that it would be fitting to create a special 10-year design. And I’m going to release them on my website, which I’ve never done before. Each comes in a special hand-silkscreened box, which I’ve also never done before. They’re all signed and numbered by me.

This Thursday (the 17th) at 10am PST, I’ll release the half of the edition (#1-#15) on my website at Each is $275, plus shipping and handling. Each panel will ship with a new sticker pack!

Art Hunt?? What is it??

This just in from friend and fellow local artist Yvonne Lozano. This sounds wornderful and a great opportunity for artists to get involved in something truly unique to our city…check it out for the 411!!- BG

Ok, so here’s the 411 on the brand spanking new JAX ART HUNTS: In the beginning, there was this guy named Patrick Skoff, an artist living & working in Chicago. He decided to take a leap of faith and do something that most people would think is crazy: he started leaving his paintings in random locations around town. Not in galleries like you may think, but in places like bus stops, playgrounds, sidewalks, and so on. The response was amazing and he even started selling enough of his work so that he could quit his day job and pursue his art full time. Eventually, Patrick Skoff turned this art drop off experiment into a full blown ART HUNT. He would scope out a location, leave a painting, post messages via Facebook & Twitter and move on to the next possible drop off point. As Patrick left his paintings around the city, he got some amazing and insightful reactions. Some revolved around the quality of his work, while others revolved around how appreciative the lucky party was to have art become so accessible to them. For various reasons, many people find themselves very intimidated by art and it’s not because they don’t enjoy it or want to support it, but instead it’s generally an insecurity that they don’t know enough about art or can’t afford it. As a result many have a tendency not to pursue their interest in it. In Caroll Michels’ book, How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist, she touches on this very subject in greater detail, but whatever an individual’s reason is, Patrick wanted to show your average person that art was not a scary thing and at the same time sharing his vision for making art accessible to EVERYONE. I’ve been showing my work in Jacksonville for over 15 years in various galleries, venues, and events. I have witnessed the art scene grow by leaps and bounds, but at the same time I see just how many people are not being reached. It wasn’t till I worked on a major public art project, that I saw first hand the impact that art could have on the masses instead of the few. Since then, I have been racking my brain for a way to get this message out in an innovative way and start a revolution in the local art scene. As I searched, I got wind of some local artists doing some amazing collaborative works like Imagination Squared, Art In Strange Places, & Riverside Art Market Gallery. The best part was that these projects were not your typical art shows, they were really geared around involving and reaching as many people as possible and in addition, showing the world the amazing value that art has in a community. I stumbled across Patrick’s story on Blick Art Materials’ Facebook page because they had recently sponsored Patrick and his ART HUNTS by donating some much needed materials. After hearing about the ART HUNT, I realized the power and reach a project like that could have on a city like Jacksonville. I contacted Patrick Skoff for some ideas and info, then I contacted Dolf James with Art in Strange Places and in less than a week, our first official JAX ART HUNT had been scheduled. The art is being donated by local talent, the first hunt will be Saturday, Feb. 5th, 2011, the art will strategically be placed around town, then clues will be uploaded via Facebook and Twitter. Art will be found in one of two ways: either by someone who happens to be in the right place at the right time and stumbles into it or by someone actively following the clues. The work is free to anyone who finds it first, the only thing we ask is that you contact us and let us know the work was found, hopefully take a pic of yourself with the work so we can post it on our website. This is better than finding a brand new TV on the side of the road, because unlike a TV that depreciates in value, art is invaluable, it’s an investment, it feeds the soul, sparks your imagination, and it’s candy for your eyes. This is the beginning of something great and I’m looking forward to the positive impact this will have on our city and beyond To follow JAX ART HUNT on Facebook go to: Art in Strange Places or to my fan page: Yvonne C. Lozano To follow JAX ART HUNT on Twitter go to: @atartist or @YCLART A special thank you to Patrick Skoff for sharing his work with the masses and being an inspiration for this local project, be sure to support him and spread the word. -Yvonne Lozano

Inspirado: Jason Freeny

Ever wondered what the inside of some of your favorite cartoon characters would like? I think I would have done a lot better in biology class if they had these on display. -eb5k

“Jason created his first fictional anatomy in 2000 with his depiction of the mythological “Incubus”.
Armed with a youthful, overactive imagination, Jason creates smart, intricate illustrations that tickle the deviant intellect through a mix of hard graphics, pop iconography and wit.”

Check out more of Jason Freeny’s work at and

Inspirado: The Art of Skinner!

Check out the insane work of Sacremento based artist Skinner! -eb5k

The Art of Skinner!

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