Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Art Jam IV Aftermath
Last Saturday night at Georgetown's 9lb Hammer, we put on the 4th Art Jam. Basically, artists from near and far came out to create live art, drink, catch up, drink, and make more art. All the art then gets sold off that night at the bar. First come, first served. Profits from art sales go back to the artists so they can pay their bar tabs, and Art Jam gets some too, so that we can replenish the supplies and have more nights like this one.
This time around, my partner in crime, Corrie Greening had the genius idea of asking artists to bring in old unwanted or unfinished art for other artists to paint on. Corrie mentioned that she had a painting she would contribute, which was the inception for the idea. I expected something on the smaller side, but the above painting of her mom was what she brought. Below, is the outcome of that painting.
Local artist John Ohannesian was the first to take on Corrie's painting.
Georgetown tattoo artist Joby, from Artcore studios, put his spin on the piece.
Another Artcore tattoo artist, Christopher Gay, also contributed. Bob Ross, also rose from the grave and filled in the word balloon. More on that in a bit.
Another piece of art that was sacrificed to Art Jam artists was a landscape that John Ohannesian did above. Local comic artist Shane White went to town on this and came up with his monster vs robot battle scene.
Now, we have to take a minute to thank painter Bob Ross (aka Christopher Pfeifle) for coming back from the grave so that he could grace our presence for one last gorgeous landscape.
Chris Pfeifle, um, I mean, Bob Ross, was definitely the crowd favorite that night. Not only did he look like a dead ringer for Bob Ross, but Chris stayed in character even as he painted his happy little trees. Armed with his fan brushes and palette knife, Bob Ross cranked out a gorgeous mountain landscape as only he can. I still giggle when I look at the pics.
Here's an early pic of Portland artist Ryan Bubnis on the left, getting his art groove on. Next to him is Keith Carter starting his skull painting.
Here, we got Memo Diaz in the above pic, busting out a very funky piece.
Here, we got Luke Erwin (aka FILTH) ,up from Portland, rocking his pen and ink style. Next to him on the right, was another "up for grabs" painting that Chris Gay from Artcore attacked with his collage technique.
Another Seattle artist, Maija Fiebig came out to add her touch to the night.
Here's a three way jam with more local artists, Karin Yamagiwa Madan, Lawrence Ruelos, and Suzanne Kaufman.
Georgetown artists Ed Matlock and Steve Wright jammed on this burly piece.
Wade Schin came out again with his funky art style. If you're diggin that piece in the above pic, check out his book for more Wadestyle art insanity.
Here's Lawrence Ruelos starting his piece. Lawrence is one of the artist that will be putting on next months Muppet Rawk show (plug,plug).
We finally got Travis Kotzebue up on the boards doing a collab piece with Shane White.
It was nice to see local artist Angel179 in the house for the first time. Here's the first of two pieces she did that night.
It was also great to see another artist up on the boards for the first time at Art Jam. Here's local artist Robert "Farmer Bob" Hardgrave throwing down his art style in this three pic progression.
Below, is another good example of a contributed piece from Ed Matlock. His vertical painting of a brain hovering over a Commadore 64 keyboard was tag teamed by Corrie and local artist/DJ, Dave Mazak. I hear the Rainer can helps level the painting while you work.
Anyway, that's a quick overview of the Saturday night shenanigans. I can't thank everyone enough for helping out before, during and after. There will definitely be another post with more pics. It was hard to document everything on my crappy camera while helping coordinate. I know I missed pics of pieces when I was up there painting, and also when I sliced my thumb (dumbass=me). I hope everyone that came out had a good time. Stay tuned for more pics folks!