Shawn Barber is participating in Reverie, an international art and design workshop presented by ConceptArt.org and Massive Black. This multi-day training event is designed by top professionals and educators in the fields of video games, toys, comic books, film, illustration, and fine art with the purpose of improving skills and sharing ideas. The workshop opens with a party on Saturday, March 28th and runs until Tuesday, March 31st, 2009.
Archive for March, 2009
Emiliano Ponzi’s Death With Interruptions will be displayed at a reception at Design within Reach in Soho. This private viewing, which is presented by Design within Reach and the Society of Illustrators, will showcase 10 of the best pieces from Illustrators 51.
Friday, March 27th, 2009 | 7-9pm
Design With Reach | 142 Wooster St., New York, NY
Shawn Barber will be exhibiting work in a solo show at Redletter 1 in Tampa, FL. The show opens on Saturday, March 21st and will feature recent and selected pieces from the past three years. Shawn will be doing a live painting demo on Sunday, March 22nd and will also be available for tattooing so if you’re in Tampa and you’re interested, please contact the gallery.
Opening reception: Saturday, March 21st, 2009 7:00-11:00pm
Redletter1, 1818 15th St., Tampa, FL
Art for a Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company poster commissioned by Brunner in Pittsburgh has won two gold Addy’s which are local advertising awards. One award was in the category of ‘Advertising for the Arts: Poster’, and the other in ‘Elements of Advertising: Illustration’. The striking poster was commissioned for the Edward Albee play The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, an unusual story of a failing marriage in which the husband falls in love and has an affair with . . . yes, you guessed it – a goat.
Congratulations Maria and everyone at Brunner – good luck at the regionals!
If you live in Denver keep an eye out for Nate Williams’ work on two new outer-space theme Reading Rocket bookmobiles. The fun and colorful bookmobiles were created through generous funding by Janus Mutual Funds for the Denver public library system to encourage reading and literacy in children. The first over-sized van hit the road a few weeks ago and will be followed by a second in April with a different funky space-age design. The trucks will deliver books to children at different locations throughout the city including a number of area public schools.
Ana Bagayan’s gorgeous ‘Orphans’ show of new work opens at Billy Shire Fine Arts this Saturday, March 14th. The show runs until Saturday, April 4th and will also feature the work of Eric Finzi, Gregg Gibbs and Matjames Metson. For those of you not in the Los Angeles area, Ana will be posting a virtual gallery on her blog so check it out.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 7-10pm
Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
Alexander Blue was commissioned to create illustrations for the Foire de Lyon. A longstanding fair, The Foire de Lyon attracts more than 1000 exhibitors and 400,000 visitors each year, making it one of France’s oldest and most popular events. The illustration can be seen on posters and all other collateral material and was even animated for the event website. The Foire de Lyon runs from Friday, March 27th to Monday, April 6th, 2009.
Graham Roumieu’s illustrations for Molson’s Old Style Pilsner were featured in a viral video that received a merit award in HOW Magazine’s International Design Annual. The illustrations were first featured on the Pilsner Old Style website which won an award for web design in last year’s Applied Arts Interactive Awards Annual. Congratulations go out to Graham and everyone at TAXI Toronto!
Nate Williams illustrated for the Peter Kiewit Foundation’s Positive Parenting Campaign which also received a merit award in the poster category. The campaign also featured the work of Jessie Hartland, J. Otto Seibold and Calef Brown. Congratulations go out to Nate, the other artists that participated in the campaign and everyone at Bailey Lauerman!
Graham Roumieu illustrated for the cover of the March/April issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. The illustration ran with the timely cover article ‘Do or Die’, which covered what journalism outlets are having to do to adapt and survive in today’s challenging economy.