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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Thomas Cressman of Black Vulture Jewelry

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Good evening! Tonight I’d like to introduce you to Thomas Cressman, a talented artist that works with metal. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments he created for the gallery! He will also be vending with Monsternium.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • metal, copper, silver, brass
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Copper
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • nature, sea life, biology
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • all sorts of hammers and mallets, and torches
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • high school
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • a life size, reticulated, copper Giant Pacific Octopus
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • have my work out in the world
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • instagram: @thom_cress6
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • have patience

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Max Alley

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Good morning! Here’s another Artist Interview for you! Max Alley recently moved to LA from Rhode Island and participated in our Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October. Below you will find his interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person!

FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    •  24 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Digital
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • The whacky and nonsensical
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Mechanical pencil for sketching, and Procreate app for the iPad (real great, highly recommend it!)
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I used to love to copy and draw Looney Tunes characters from one of those big DK information books when I was little. I started drawing full-time later in college and was hooked on animation ever since!
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • Oh jeez. I guess I would say a comic or comic book. I always loved reading the newspaper comics, not to mention Sergio Aragone’s “Groo”, and absolutely anything by Bill Watterson, so I’ve always had an interest and appreciation of comics.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • To become a storyboard artist in animation
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Nope, first time!
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • Stickers and prints
  • Where can readers find your work?

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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW

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Good afternoon! Today, I’d like to introduce you to Madeline Walker, the founder and artist behind Monsternium. Madeline creates fun patches and pins that are influenced by biology and nature. Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person, and see the ornaments she created for the gallery! Madeline will also be vending with Black Vulture Jewelry.
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • I do most of my work digitally, but have a wide variety including fabric, acrylic paint, and watercolor.
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Watercolor
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Monsters and animals
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • I use a Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 13 for most of my work, but absolutely love Kuretake products, especially the clean color brushes, when working traditionally.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember, and was just so fascinated by dinosaurs and dragons at a young age that I was always drawing creatures.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • An animated feature film!
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • I want to express my love for nature and monsters, as well as tell the many stories I have rolling around in my head.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • This is my first time.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Monsternium.etsy.com, Monsternium.tumblr.com, and @monster.nium
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    • I went to school for animation, and at heart I’ve always been a storyteller. I’ve delved into many different mediums to try and find the best ways to express myself, and have so many that I love to use. My fascination with nature, science, animals, and monsters is my largest driving factor behind my works.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Jackii Chavarria

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Hey guys! This morning we’re going to introduce you to Jackii, one of our art vendors at the Holiday Artist Lodge on December 9th at the Art Institute of Orange County! Below you will find her interview and general contact information. Make sure you come out on the 9th and say hello to this artist in person!

FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    •  24 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • I mainly draft on paper, final on illustrator
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Illustrator, Photoshop
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • I like nostalgic cartoon pieces, anything you can relate to in any medium. I like the art that gives their own twist in modern or retro characters.
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • I use Illustrator, it’s such a clean program for simple 2D flat designs. It’s great for sticker making, and bubbly designs 🙂
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I started creating artworks as long as I can remember. I made it a hobby. Only recently I decided to put it out there and start growing it into a business. I draw and make what I would personally buy, do what you love!
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • I have no idea, my plan is make cute pins and prints! There’s so many art styles that I am still trying to perfect my own. Learn and grow!
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • My ultimate goal is to keep growing and just design for fun. Make it a passion, hobby everything else comes after 🙂
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Yes, I’ve done the Ohana Chris Sanders Artist Lodge.
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • My exclusive stuff is my pins!
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • You can find me on instagram @life_of_jackii and @jackii_the_creative

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: Alyson Chung of Booty Farm

IMG_8881 - Alyson Chung Hello everybody! Today we’re super happy to start introducing you to some of the creatives and artists that will be vending at the Holiday Artist Lodge and participating in the Ornamental Oddities gallery on December 9th! Below you will be able to find a brief interview for the talented artist and booty enthusiast Alyson Chung!

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  • How old are you?
    •  25 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Design & sewing
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Design
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Creating booty!
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • My work consists of lots of fabric and sewing and goofy imagination.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I started working on Booty Farm at the end of 2016, and I launched it spring 2017. I loved to draw cartoons as a kid for fun.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • More animal butts! And world peace.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • To amuse people. 😀
  • Have you ever vended at the Artist Lodge before?
    • Nope.
  • What will you be bringing to the Artist Lodge? Any exclusives?
    • I’ll be bringing pillows shaped as different animal butts.
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Etsy.com, conventions, events, and pop-ups.

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