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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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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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GALLERY ARTIST INTERVIEW: Shannon Lynch

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Good afternoon! Today we’re going to start introducing our Ornamental Oddities Gallery Artists! These are artists that are only going to be in the gallery. You can find the gallery artists that are also vending here!
I’d like to introduce you to Shannon Lynch, a fellow artist with a love for horror, and art show curator at the Comic Book Hideout in Downtown Fullerton. 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!
FIND MORE OF THIS ARTIST HERE
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  • How old are you?
    • 32 years old
  • What is the primary medium you work in?
    • Ink, Watercolor, and Acrylic
  • What is your favorite medium to work in?
    • Anything to do with working with my hands. I don’t have a favorite.
  • What is your favorite subject matter?
    • Pop culture of the Nostalgic Past.
  • What art tools do you use, and do you have any tools or brands that you recommend?
    • Tools are very important. No specific brand. Buy what you need. It is an investment, make sure to take care of them.
  • How and when did you start creating artworks?
    • I grew up creating works of art, so 1985.
  • If you could create anything in the world, what would you create?
    • A way to Create art to teach people to come together.
  • What is your ultimate goal as an artist?
    • Honestly, it is something I do as a way of life. I couldn’t live without creating.
  • Have you participated in the Artist Lodge Gallery before?
    • Yes, in the Mega Mini Monster Mash gallery this past October
  • Where can readers find your work?
    • Instagram @ShannonChristine85 there’s a little bit of everything there.

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Ornamental Oddities Gallery

Come one, come all for the first annual Ornamental Oddities gallery at the Fan Alley Artist Lodge!

Tired of going to the store to look at holiday decorations and then leaving disappointed when you can’t find any unique ornaments with characters you love or visuals you like? We can help with that.

Ornamental Oddities is a gallery that will feature a collection of creative holiday ornaments, all designed and decorated by local artists.

ARTIST APPLICATIONS FOR THE GALLERY ARE OPEN. Please email your portfolio, or website that has your artwork on it, to marissa@humalongprod.com

This is a family friendly event, and all ages are welcome! Pets are welcome OUTSIDE of the Art Institute!

Just like previous Artist Lodge events that you’ve come to know and love, this night will feature free parking and entry, multiple local artists and creators selling their work, a large gallery of original work, and a silent raffle.

Cash is king as some vendors may not be able to accept cards. Raffle ticket purchases will be cash only. All raffle proceeds will be donated to Christine’s Cats and Canines Animal Rescue/Foster Care (@christinescatsandcanines)

Cosplay Model Drawing will be provided by Shannon Blair (@canoncosplay, Canon Cosplay) and Shannahs Bananas (@shannahsbananas, ShannahsBananas).

While this is a free art event we ask that you please bring cash to tip the models. They will be bringing their holiday Poison Ivy and Holiday Harley cosplays. There will be four single 15 minute poses, a short ten minute break, and then both will be doing a 20 minute pose together.

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Photo courtesy of Canon Cosplay

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and receive 5 free raffle tickets per toy.

Courtesy of the Toys for Tots website:

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Bring your family and participate in the Scavenger Hunt! Scavenger pages will be available at the event. Take your page to each vendor and to the gallery host and collect stamps! Those that collect all the stamps will be entered to win a special, surprise goody-bag!

Come wearing your ugliest holiday sweater and enter to win the Ugly-Sweater contest!

Refreshments will be provided in the gallery while supplies last. 

Food will also be available for sell from the wonderful Waffle-icious food truck! They have fair prices, a quick-turn around, and their food is delicious. Sweet desserts and savory waffle sandwiches. Can’t beat that!

This Artist Lodge event is also the inaugural show for new Fan*Alley coordinator Marissa Suto. She will be curating both the vendors and the gallery, and running the event. Please feel free to send her any feedback or suggestions that you may have via the “Contact” tab in the menu bar.

RSVP TO THE EVENT