Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Art Wrap-Up

Well, it's December 31 and this is my last post for 2011. I hope you've all enjoyed reading about the critters' goings on this year, as well as the many art events both near and far, and of course, the occasional yummy desserts...

I had previously missed posting photos of some of our events from the fall, so enjoy this countdown to 2012- I am so honored to have been part of these shows with such talented artists! We wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year in 2012!

24th Annual Dia de los Muertos Retablo Exhibition and Auction
Lawndale Art Center
Houston, TX

Dead Zone
James Glassman

Craneo Con Collar
Scott Woodard

Medico de los Muertos
Joe R. Horton

Collusion B
Scot Brooks

Flowers for the Dead
Kym K

Nine Lives of El Gato
Penny Smith and Harry Leverette

Reliquay of St. Barbara
James Ciosek

The Beginning is Close
Sandrita Mendez

Para los Muertos
Kristen Kramlich

Family Portrait
Stephanie Guajardo

Lizbeth Ortiz

Smell the Roses
Karen Olds

Order of the White Stag
Julie Zarate

El Cumpleanero
Edgar Hernandez

La Mitad de Hola
Rodney Flores

El Santo de Estano
Jimmy Houston

And of course, the monsters wanted to be part of the action...

Frida Look-Alike Contest
Valerie G

The Lawndale Community Altar:

It always looks so festive!

12 x 12 Show
Betz Gallery
Houston, TX

The entry wall of colourful abstracts- can you tell which two are mine?
(Photo credit: Lori Betz)

Green and Purple
Urban Pink

Valerie G

Untitled #9
Marlo Saucedo

Rob Baker

Nature's Last Stand
Joana Esteves

Subconscious II
Rodolfo Banuelos

6th Annual Winter Holiday Art Market
Spacetaker:Winter Street Studios
Houston, TX

Our booth this year:

New monster boxes!

Some of the monsters appear to be traveling to the right, but I'm not sure what is going on with the others...

I've made some changes to Take the Monster Train:

Lampros Gallery
Holiday Show
The Woodlands, TX


Sacred Deconstruction
Brent Kramlich

Trophy Gothic
Vicki Lampros

Abstract paintings by Lance Cross:

Ceramic cups and teapots by Kit Davis:

Fun, furry bags by Vicki Lampros:

The monsters LOVED being in the spotlight:

The reindeer had a great time!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Critter Hanukkah Antics...

Happy Last Day/Night of Hanukkah, everyone! :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Monster Christmas!

The monsters and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sale Time

The Cultured Critter Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale has begun!

To take 20% off your total purchase, use the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYRULES

Sale runs through 11/28/2011 @ 11:59 pm CST

Happy Shopping everyone! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

The critters and I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! We'll be back around midnight with an exciting update!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Above the Radar II

Above the Radar II opened this past Saturday night at The Fridge, in Washington DC. Curated by Luna George, this exhibition has travelled from Crewest, in Los Angeles, and contains more than 100 works of art by over 40 artists!

Featured artists include: 2wenty, 4sakn, Bash, Bron Theron, Bytedust, Caleb Aero, CANLOVE, Champ, Chor Boogie, Contra One, Crash Manson, CS Navarette, CYFI, CYRCLE, Daniel Perez, Defer, Deih, DENZ One, Dersk, Destroy All Design, Drast, Dread, Dril One, Each, Else, Lydia Emily, EnikOne, Enoe, Eone, Ezra, Heaven, Homo Riot, Hungerman, Hydra, INEPT, IROK, Jeanette Paredes, Jero, Joe Iurato, John Carr, JTS, Julietta XLF, JW Pippen, Kophns one, Man One, Mar, Mas, Max Neutra, Mear, Meex, Michael Pizarro, Nils Jawa, Nineta, Phers, Phever, Pichi & Avo, Political Gridlock, Pose 2, Revel, Rick Rodriguez, Rome, Sand One, SCOTCH!, Sergio D, Shai Dahan, SMEAR, Steve Martinez aka Pablo Jimenez, Such, Thomas the Messenger, Two Rabbits, Valerie G, Vanae Rivera, Victor Malagon, and Vyal.

The gallery at The Fridge looks fantastic- I so wish I could have been there... Here are the critters after they were unpacked, along with the awesome paintings and plush toys of Bytedust:

A few photos during the set-up for the show:

Oliver looks happy on his pedestal!

In addition to the gallery portion of this show, many of the artists also have merchandise for sale in The Fridge's retail shop. I got to send over ten of my new monster necklaces- yay!

On 6 November 2011, there was a mural workshop with the artists Else, Dread, 4sakn, as well as curator Luna George, at “The Bridge Spot” in Garfield Park on Capitol Hill, near The Fridge.

Luna George and Alex Goldstein, Gallery Director, will be at The Fridge to give a curators talk the following Sunday, on 13 November 2011 from 2-4pm.

Above the Radar II runs through 3 December 2011. If you are planning to be in the DC area- come check this show out!

The Fridge
Rear Alley
516 1/2 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Gallery Hours
Wednesday–Thursday: 12pm–7pm
Friday–Saturday: 12pm–8pm
Sunday: 1pm–5pm

Photo credits: Luna George