Monday, December 10, 2012

Good vs. Evil

I've had to keep hush-hush about it for a long time but I can finally announce that I'll be participating in Disney's WonderGround Gallery show, Good vs. Evil!

The battle between good and evil has never been stronger. So the questions become … Who will rise to the challenge? Who will prevail? Only a peek inside WonderGround Gallery will reveal the ever-lasting rivalries of our fairytale world.  Join in the excitement Dec. 15 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA, as  interpretations of frightful and delightful characters by various artists are unveiled as part of ‘Good vs. Evil.’  For more information visit

This new show opening Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 1-3pm.  I'll have four paper sculptures in the show that will be up until spring/summer 2013 (or until they sell).  So if you can, stop by Downtown Disneyland and check out this amazing show!

Monday, November 26, 2012

3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market

We are just a couple weeks away from the 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Los Angeles - December 8 + 9, 10am-5pm at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 North Spring Street)!

The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) is a large scale marketplace event! Featuring hundreds of artists at a time, vendors travel from all over to sell and showcase their handmade goods and original artwork.  And the best part is, it's FREE to attend.

I couldn't be more excited to say that I'll be doing my first fair/convention showcasing my own work! I'll be there sharing a booth with Mystic Forest Dwellers.  I'll have some some originals, prints, pop-ups and more! So be sure to swing by booth #74 and say hi!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gobble, Gobble SALE!

Thanksgiving is just upon us here in the States!  Being a child of an immigrant parents, it's still a little weird when there's a turkey sitting amongst of table of Asian side dishes, but good food is good food!  Plus, Thanksgiving is really a day to reflect and be thankful for all the people in our lives.  My entire family is scattered across the globe this year, so I'll be dinning with my surrogate family in Los Angeles. 

In celebration, this year I'll be doing giving 20% off my entire Etsy store between Thursday 11/22 - Sunday 11/25!  Simply pick what you want and then enter - BLACKFRIDAY2012 as the coupon code!

Here's a peek at all the new holiday goodies in the store now:

 Holiday Deer Pop-Up Card
was featured in Discover Paper's Holiday Guide

Friday, November 16, 2012

10th Anniversary & A Paper Artist's Wedding

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day I found the love of my life.  I'm lucky to say that this past May, I got to marry my high school sweet heart.

Being a paper fanatic, I tried to incorporate paper into as many aspects of our wedding as possible.  With the help of an amazing friend, we wound up hand crafting over 400+ individual flowers into bouquets.  If there was something that I could customize for our wedding, I did.   So I wound up creating custom candle wrappers and seating cards to give our tables a pop of color.  All the programs and table numbers were printed and die-cut at home.  Even our takeaways were little Moleskin notebooks that I silk screened our wedding song title onto which became the 'theme' of our wedding. It was a very big DIY kind of wedding, but I think it came out better because everything was tailored to our story.

I couldn't be more thankful for my husband, Frank.  After spending the last 9.5 years apart doing long distance, I'm grateful to get to spend the rest of our lives together, at last.  Happy 10th Anniversary, Frank!

photo credits to Jen O'Sullivan

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Curiosities Exhibition

Talented couple Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying have been collaborating on animation-inspired illustrations for some time. Most recently, the duo set out on a book project that successfully funded more than ten times their original goal!  "Curiosities: An Illustrated History of Ancestral Oddity" is the tale of a brother and sister who inherit an old, mysterious mansion and all of the odd relics that are housed inside within. In celebration of the book's release, the couple has teamed up with Gallery Nucleus to present a very curious exhibition, indeed! Over 40 talented artists have imagined themselves exploring the oddities and creatures that one may discover in an ancient, spooky mansion.

I'm happy to say I'll be participating as an artist!  So if you get chance, please stop by the gallery and check out my piece on display from Oct 27 - Nov 4, 2012!

Mike and Victoria will also be doing a workshop before the opening where they'll each share about their process while creating the book and live digital painting demonstrations.

Gallery Nucleus/ 210 E. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Oct 27, 7:00PM - 11:00PM (free)

Monday, October 1, 2012

4th Annual RAWards

Back in August, I showcased as a RAW artist during their RADIATE show at the Hollywood Key Club.  It was an amazing experience where I got to meet some fantastic artists!

Another bonus of being a RAW artist is that you automatically qualify to compete in the RAW awards contest. At the end of every RAW season (October), RAW hosts a competition that selects 9 winners out of over 10,000 artists that participate across the US and beyond.

Over the course of the competition, RAW artists engage in online voting, city-based semifinal showcases and a final judgments by the official RAWards judges line-up, which consists of a mix of creative celebrities and well known industry professionals in each artist field.  The winner's receive career-building prize packages such as placement in boutiques or galleries, products, services, consultations with judges and exposure of a lifetime. Check out this awesome info-graphic for more info.

Nominations begin today and lasts until October 15th!  So please take a moment and vote for me HERE You'll need to create a login in order to nominate, but I highly suggest you do and apply to become a RAW artist yourself next year!  More info about becoming one here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lalaloopsy Sets

A big thanks to everyone who came out to the RAW event last Friday!  It was awesome to showcase with so many talented artists and meet new people!

I've been waiting a while to post about this until they hit the shelves, but I'm proud to say I was lucky enough to have worked with some amazingly talented people to build these Lalaloospy sets.  Lalaloopy is a line of dolls produced by MGA Entertainment.  Believe it or not, all of these sets are acutally hand built.  At first glance, I thought thy were just all Photoshop-ed together, but nope!  Everything is individually crafted (sometimes multiple times) to get the best set possible.

My role was mainly to help them build small props to fill out the set.  Sometimes it was out of paper, (like the accordion from Charlotte Charades) but other times it was out of other materials (like the differently shaped felt clouds or even the wooden bridge Mango Tiki).  But the main set builder and set dresser do incredible jobs!  These are just a few that I helped out on.  The rest are hitting the shelves throughout the rest of the year.  Pretty amazing stuff!  


Thursday, July 19, 2012

I am RAW

I am really excited to announce that I have been choose as a RAW artist!  You can view my profile page here as well as find out more about the event.

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists.  They're a community made up of creative individuals across the nation.  Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.  They welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more.  They encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation. RAW currently operates in 54 cities across the United States and counting ...

They're hosting an event called, RADIATE on Friday, August 10th, 2012 at the Key Club in Los Angeles from 8-11p.  I'll be there with a little space set up with my original artwork as well as some new stuff for sale!  So I hope you get a chance to stop by and say hi!

The event costs $10 in advance which you can purchase tickets here or pay $15 at the door.  If you pay in advance, please select "Jackie Huang" as the artists you're supporting.  Thanks so much and hope to meet some of you soon!  =)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Juanda & Patricia Commission

Another commission! This time Patricia, from Spain, asked me to do a five spread book for her that would recount key moments in her relationship with her boyfriend, Juanda.  All these little commissions are super fun and I'm so glad to be a part of them!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Fountain of Tartu Pop-Up

 After my pop-up proposal, I got asked to do another pop-up.  This time, it was requested by a lovely girl named Denise in Italy.  She commissioned me to do a pop-up of her kissing her boyfriend in front of the Fountain of Tartu as a gift.  It was such a sweet idea and I had a lot of fun doing it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles

I couldn't have been more excited when I was asked to do a piece for Gallery Nucleus' "All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles." I'm a huge fan of the golden oldies music - it's on in my car all the time and no, I'm not that old.  I just love the catchy tunes!  So I was super excited to get to do a piece inspired by one of the greatest bands ever!

I choose to do two pieces for the show based off their music.  To me, the lyrics to The Beatles' music have always been moving, almost like poems.  So I was inspired to do work that involved type to showcase their words.

The first piece was inspired by their song, "Here Comes the Sun".  I first heard this song my freshmen year at USC from a really great friend.  He said it was his go-to song whenever he was feeling down.

After the first piece, I started thinking about day vs night.  As I was working through the first piece, I had only Beatles music on and the song, "Imagine" came on.  I was listening and heard the lyrics, "You may say/ I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one/ I hope some day you'll join us/ And the world will be as one." The idea of 'dreamers' fit with my thoughts of creating a night image so I went with it.  This piece was also heavily inspired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' - must be because I just got back from Paris...

Hope you guys enjoy and can make it to this show sometime too!  Visit my Etsy shop if you're looking for these as prints!

Join Nucleus as we celebrate 50 years of the Fab Four with a tribute exhibition featuring the works of an exciting group of diverse artists who have all "come together" to honor this legendary act.

All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles
July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Jul 7, 7:00PM - 11:00PM