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.