We are excited to once again exhibit at this year's ever-growing event, the Stumptown Comics Fest! At Booth Q5, each of our members will have merchandise, including: art by Amy Kuttab & Erin McCarty; Keith Carter will lots of animal art and a new zine, Jennifer Parks will be repping her series Lone Wolf, Emi Lenox will have her series Emitown, and Maryanna Hoggatt will be selling copies of her series Adult Babysitting in addition to a special presale of prints from her upcoming show, Animal Battle!
PHEW! As if that wasn't enough, we'll also have lots of prints, comics, and zines from other artists far and wide. We hope to see you there!
This month's show is a retrospective from the past, through the present and into the future. It's a collection of sketches, drawings, paintings, failures, false-starts, breakthroughs, breakdowns, experiments and artistic creations. These represent a sample of Keith Carter's art work. Starting with his earliest work to the most recent. To start you off here are some pictures and at the end of the post is a slide show of artwork close ups.
The promo flyer
The ponyclub mural and Keith painting in the lower right.
Lots of people enjoying the art.
We had a good turn out this First Thursday.
And finaly some close ups from the show.
To see more of Keith's work visit his website at: www.kcarterart.com
Introducing Acey Thompson & Marcus Gannuscio!
How did the two of you meet, and how long have you been together?
AT: Marcus and I met briefly when I was first starting at PNCA and he was just finishing. A year or so later we met again at a birthday thing. Then a few years later we found each other yet again at a Halloween party and really hit it off. My birthday was the following weekend so I invited him to a little shindig I was having. I got really drunk and we ended up making out. We never looked back. Not exactly the most romantic story in the world, but there you have it. We've been together almost four years, engaged for one.
What do you admire about your partner's art?
AT: I've always admired Marcus' incredible patience. He will spend a great deal of time on sketches and color studies and getting everything just right before he starts on the final surface.
Marcus's Work Below
What is it like to collaborate with your significant other?
AT: We've never really collaborated, actually. Marcus is very much an oil painter and I'm more drawn to water media (and graphite lately), and the two don't really mix. Plus I like to work smaller and he likes to work real big. We're very supportive of each other's work but we both like to work alone, to have total control over our pieces.
Do you have any advice for other creative couples?
The Portrait Show came down last week, but I wanted to make sure we kept the list of all the artists involved somewhere on our site, so here's the link to all of their websites. Check it out if you can, Portland is bursting with artistic talent at the moment.
The Portrait show is a large group show where mostly local artists were paired up to draw portraits of each other. Some of the teams were husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, friends, and even complete strangers. Click to see Photos.
Tripper Dungan and Ryan Berkley
Eatcho and Ian Anderson
Rebecca Artemisa and Graham Kahler
Jason and Laura Jean Graham
Neil M. Perry and Susannah Kelly
Martin Ontiveros and Jon MacNair
Jennifer Parks and Erin McCarty
Amy Kuttab and Stefan Saito
Alex Chiu and Sloane Leong
Maryanna Hoggatt and Brooke Weeber
Darin Marker and Emily Lynch
Zack Soto and Sam Alden
Jen Tong and Aya Kakeda
Sashiko Yuen and Emi Lenox
Brett Superstar and Adrienne Vita
Devin Amato and Brittany Maddocks
Jason Jfish Fisher and Keith Carter
Ian Seniff and Johnny Acurso
Sivonna West and Holly Cappello
Amy Ruppel and Peter Nevins
Kinoko and Sera Stanton