Monday, July 26, 2010

Atomic Tiki Art Show: Official Invitation

Hey I know I've been on a bit of a Tiki tangent lately, but it is summer, which is prime tiki season, and also because the Atomic Tiki Art Show is coming up, which is the first profession show I've exhibited in, so maybe I'm a little excited about that. Anyway, if you are in the Portland area on August 5th, why not check out the First Thursday festivities at Elroy Artspace? Here are all the details. Oh, and my understanding is that you can pre-purchase any piece in the show as well, just contact Elroy Artspace directly.

Oh, and one more thing, Tiki Kon 2010 is the last weekend of July, and I know that on Sunday, August1st there will be a special bus tour which will stop to preview the Atomic Tiki show and then visit some of the private residence home tiki bars in the area. Good times!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Accepted to the Atomic Tiki Group Exhibition

In my previous post—yes, I know it's been far too long—I mentioned the call to art for the Atomic Tiki Group Exhibition over at Elroy Artspace in Northwest Portland. Well, I'm proud to announce that I submitted two pieces and they were both accepted to the show. So if you find yourself in Northwest Portland between the 2nd and 27th of August, stop in  and check out some great art inspired by the mid-century modern tiki craze.

In honor of the Atomic Tiki show, I'm presenting this tiki-themed classic Bugs Bunny cartoon, Wackiki Wabbit from July of 1943. The abstract backgrounds in this one are what I find really intriguing, and I don't recall anything that abstract being used before or since at Warner Brothers, so it's really unique.