Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Special Events // Eat Your Art Out 6 - Creature Feature at the Drive-In

EAT YOUR ART OUT is an annual silent art auction fundraiser hosted by the Angel City Derby Girls, LA’s premiere flat track roller derby league. This Years show on FEB 23rd, was elevated by the unstoppable KEEP A BREAST FOUNDATION which raises money for breast cancer awareness and research in a very creative way!

All pieces were donated by artists from all over the world, including: Andy Howell, Angry Woebots, Jim Mahfood aka Food One, Kellesimone Waits, Nico Colaleo, Misaki Sawada, WISE, Yelley, Johnny Vampotna and many more... See full line up of over 70 artists here

Titmouse Studio's main gallery - Packed House from 7- midnight!
Creative Photographer Paddy Wilkins & Veda Art's Yelley
"Drive-In" section of the show
Among food-trucks, open bars, popcorn, treats, film screenings, photo-ops and throwbacks to the creepy atomic monsters that populated the B-movies of the 50’s, the work of over 70 A-List artists were on display for all to see and bid on in a silent auction. 

Live sets throughout the night by DJ Mahf and DJ Expo kept the freaks on their feet!
"Bad Moon Rising" by Ron Rauto

"Swamp Siren" by Yelley

This year, the Angel City Derby Girls are also teamed up with The Keep A Breast Foundation. 10 of the Angels' torsos were cast in plaster and the busts will be painted by: Yelley and Ron Rauto, Scribe and Alisa Ross, David Flores, Jim Mahfood, Jane Dope, Chris Prynoski, Akirophoto, Allison Torneros, Chor Boogie and Daisy Church!

Peering into the planchette to see the hidden ghost girl

"Can You Hear Me?" Keep A Breast Cast by Yelley & Ron Rauto (see more photos in our previous blog post)
Keep A Breast Cast by Allison Torneros
Keep A Breast Cast by David Flores
Keep A Breast Cast by Jim Mahfood aka Food One

Keep A Breast Cast by Scribe and his wife Alisa Ross
Horror Scene breast cast by curator Jane Dope
Yelley & the belle of the ball, curator Jane Dope
Keep A breast Foundation doing their thing to educate 
Shaney Jo from Keep a Breast Foundation  
Andy Howell live painting outside the gallery
Andy making magic 

Andy also brought his lovely wife, Ginger Che for moral support
King Gum & me Yelley (his painting is attacking my head)

Lucky winning bidder John Parry 
Much love and many thanks to the ACDG
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Flyer art by King Gum aka Dave Crosland

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Special Events // Keep A Breast X Eat Your Art Out charity auction

"Can You Hear Me?" a Yelley & Ron Rauto collaboration
Eat Your Art Out  is an annual fundraiser for the Angel City Derby Girls, LA's Flat track Roller Derby League, curated by my dear friend Carmen "Jane Dope" Acosta. I (Yelley) have loved being a part of this event for several years now, but this year the bar has been raised by a new partnership with Keep A Breast Foundation. I was honored to be selected to collaborate with my husband Ron Rauto on this bust, cast from Angel City Derby Girl "Sarah Oakley". 100% of the proceeds from this bust will be donated to Keep a Breast to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and research.

After a quick brainstorming session, we decided that we wanted to do something that paid homage to the "sprits of the past" particularly those who have a direct connection to this cause like my own grandmother Fran Waggoner. "Gran" was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a masectomy in the 1960's.  She lived the rest of her life with a prosthetic breast, a story of struggle and survival that left a lifelong impression on me and inspired me to help the cause. 

Frances P. Waggoner, May Crowning, 1947
When Ron and I decided on the Ouija theme, our goal was to create an interactive piece that would engage the viewer and stir emotions - I wanted to illustrate my own version of some of the classic ouiji board elements, while Ron used his hand lettering skills to do all the typography. Together we refined the surface of the plaster bust we were given, with several additional layers of plaster and hours of hand sanding until we had a smooth enough surface to draw on. The end result was an almost ceramic-like finish. for an extra erie surprise, peer through the hole in the hand-made planchette... a ghostly spirit girl is revealed inside the body cavity of the bust. 

This bust will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at:
Titmouse Animation Studios, 1121 Seward Street, Hollywood, CA 90038, Los Angeles, California 

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Special Events // "The Animal In Me" by PRISMA Artist Collective

"The Animal In Me" at Subtext Gallery, San Diego, CA: February 15th-March 17th, 2013

We were pleased to hear about "The Animal In Me" coming to  Subtext Gallery in San Diego because this inaugural group exhibition from PRISMA Artist Collective, promised to bring together some work class talent, to be showcased in a relatively intimate gallery setting. Curated by artist Kaspian Shore, the show was centered around animalistic tendencies, and interspecies relationships, showcasing a variety of mediums from traditional & digital painting to illustration & sculpture.

Subtext Gallery,  San Diego, California
Tom Bagshaw "Undines Rest" - One Off Digital Painting, Hand Embellished with Acrylic
Sarah Joncas - "Monarch" Oil on Board
Ana Bagyan "Reptillianna" -  Oil on Panel

Edith Lebeau "The Animal In Me" - Acrylic on Wood
Kelly McKernan "Harvest" - Watercolor on Cradled Watercolor Paper Panel

Audrey Pongracz "I Will Run After You" - Oil on Canvas