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The Artist Project at Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

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From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.

Bev Hogue’s work will be on display for the first time at TAP.

External Link: The Artist Project at Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place

Showcase 100

Showcase 100 - An Illustration Project, Exhibition & Book

The Showcase 100 exhibition will be held from 7th – 11th April 2015 at The Framer’s Gallery in central London. This is an excellent art space in the heart of the Fitzrovia area and is easy to get to by train, tube and bus. Showcase 100 is a juried exhibition and publication of 100 illustrations from some of the best professional illustrators working in the industry today.

The private viewing will on Thursday 9th April, 6pm – 8pm. It’ll be an open door policy and all are welcome. There will be free drinks until they’re gone and we’ll be moving onto the Fitzroy Tavern after the show.

Please feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier.

External Link: Showcase 100 at The Framers Gallery

OFFSET2015

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OFFSET is a 3 day creative conference held annually in Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Every year the very best of Irish and International creative professionals come together for a weekend of presentations, lectures, interviews and discussions. We take multi-disciplinary approach to curating OFFSET and feature industry leaders from the worlds of graphic design, animation, illustration, advertising, film, fashion and more.

External Link: OFFSET2015 at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Yo Illo Illustrators’ Christmas Party (London)

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It’s almost Christmas, and that means hearing all about friends’ and partners’ office parties, while you’re left behind at the drawing board, sipping a lonely glass of mulled wine. But no longer! This year, Yo Illo (the monthly illustration meetup group) is coming to the rescue with the Illustrators’ Christmas Party, a night of music, drinking and festivities with fellow creatives!

AN ‘OFFICE’ PARTY FOR FREELANCERS!

Join them on Wednesday, 10th December at the Exmouth Market Church Hall near Clerkenwell. The Yo Illo team are very excited that the Dakota Jim Band will be providing entertainment for the evening with a selection of jazz and folk numbers and classic Christmas tunes, and a choice of wines and local beers and spirits will be on offer to help you get into the Yuletide spirit.

In addition to this, Depop will generously provide a number of free bottles of beer to help get the night off to a great start! (Get there early to avoid missing out!)

So, come along and show off your favourite festive jumper, put on your dancing shoes, and enjoy a night with fellow illustrators!

External Link: Yo Illo Illustrators’ Christmas Party at the Exmouth Market Church Hall

Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ London Book Launch

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Illustrator Peter James Field celebrates the launch of ‘No Bulb in My Lamp’, a 200 page book documenting ten years of observational sketches.

The book has been self-published by the artist in an edition of 1500, following a successful campaign on Kickstarter. It has been designed by award winning London design studio The Entente.

Peter will be signing and dedicating copies of the book throughout the evening. The first twenty purchasers will also receive a complimentary copy of his hand-made ‘Saliva Tree’ book. There will also be a chance to win an exclusive signed print by the artist.

External Link: Peter James Field ‘No Bulb in my Lamp’ Book Launch at Artwords Bookshop

Tura Tura Tura 3

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A group art show honouring the life & career of cult superstar Tura Satana. The spirit of cult superstar TURA SATANA tears into Los Angeles December 6 for TURA! TURA! TURA! III, an epic, once-in-a-lifetime multi-media event.

Please join us at the Lethal Amounts art gallery in LA for the opening night gala reception/celebration of cult superstar TURA SATANA’s career, honoring the iconic star of Russ Meyer’s ‘Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!’ amongst others.

There will be over 50 pieces of incredible “Tura” art from world renowned artists: JASON MECIER, MITCH O’CONNELL, GUSTAVO RIMADA, BEV HOGUE, MICHELLE BICKFORD, TOM “BIG TOE” LAURA, FRANCO VON LOWBROW, DAVE CALVER and many more.

The Saturday December 6th kick-off party, hosted by TERA PATRICK, will also feature:

A LIVE BURLESQUE STRIP-SHOW by legendary Russ Meyer star FRANCESCA “KITTEN” NATIVIDAD
LIVE GO-GO DANCERS all night long
LIVE D.J.
and…
Host TERA PATRICK will also model one of TURA’S original film costumes. Talk about a photo op!

You’ve never experienced anything like this before, and surely never will again, so don’t miss out on this truly once-in-a lifetime event!

Varla’s back!
See you there Pussycat

External Link: Tura Tura Tura 3 at Lethal Amounts Art Gallery

Once Upon A Time… An Enchanting Illustration Exhibition (Norfolk)

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Once Upon A Time… an enchanting exhibition of illustration from Norwich based illustrators Ella Goodwin and Julia Groves.

The exhibition will be on from November 9th – December 7th, (10am – 5pm Mon – Sat and 10am – 2pm Sundays) so you can enjoy the culinary delights of House Cafe whilst taking in the whimsical works on the walls. As well as the illustration itself there will be cards and sundries on sale too in good time for any Christmas shopping!

A little bit about us: Julia is a Norwich based freelance illustrator with a passion for printmaking, paper cut and digital media. Since graduating from the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, she has been busy concentrating on creating her own colourful stories and characters.

Ella’s background is in Animation and Design, concentrating on quirky narratives and characters. Her passion is for visual storytelling and whimsical illustration often highly detailed using a mix of traditional and digital mediums, Ella lives, makes and illustrates in a kitsch fairytale filled nook in Norwich and dreams of having a Wendy House.

External Link: Once Upon A Time… An Enchanting Illustration Exhibition at House Cafe (Norfolk)

We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery

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“WE TELL STORIES” EXHIBITION BRINGS TOGETHER WORK BY ARTISTS BEHIND BESTSELLING CHILDREN’S BOOKS

On View November 4 – December 17, 2014
Reception Tuesday, November 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “We Tell Stories,” an exhibition of work by more than 340 artists who graduated with an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in the 30 years since the degree was first offered. Curated by founding chair Marshall Arisman, “We Tell Stories” surveys the vitality and versatility of contemporary figurative artists through thousands of works: editorial art, children’s books, comics, graphic novels, animations, products, paintings and more. The exhibition will be on view November 4 through December 17 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.

“If, in the past 30 years you bought a book because of its cover, thumbed through the illustrations in a magazine or newspaper, read a children’s book to your child, thought a graphic novel or comic would make a great movie, purchased an app for your iPhone or visited a gallery, you have seen the art of our alumni,” Arisman said.
“We Tell Stories” will include work by notable alumni including George Boorujy, Viktor Deak, Brian Pinkney, Brian Floca, Nathan Fox, John Hendrix, Olivier Kugler, Allison Moritsugu, J. Stephen Savage, Yuko Shimizu, Sara Varon, Sam Weber and Martin Wittfooth.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a children’s reading room—furnished and designed by alumni Sara Varon and Aya Kakeda—with more than 200 illustrated books by MFA Illustration alumni.

The SVA Chelsea Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is fully accessible by wheelchair.

External Link: We Tell Stories at SVA Chelsea Gallery