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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
Etsy – Instagram
  • 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
Website – Instagram

  • 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
EtsyInstagram
  • 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
EtsyInstagram

  • 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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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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Mega Mini Monster Mash Gallery

FINAL FLYER

Happy Halloween!

Fan Alley is back at it again, this time teaming up with Marissa Suto of HumAlong Productions to bring you the MEGA MINI MONSTER MASH GALLERY!

This is the LAST Artist Lodge event of the year, so if you haven’t attended one yet, please make sure you come out to this one!

The MEGA MINI MONSTER MASH is a gallery that will be comprised of Halloween art, featuring themes like Day of the Dead, Hollywood monsters, and folk-lore creatures.

Participating Gallery Artists:
– Alexis Melvin
(@her_drawings) (Her Drawings)

– Alisa Ogura
(@red_bean_art) (Red Bean Art- Alisa Ogura’s Creative Designs)

– Andrea Von DrakenStein
(@von_drakenstein_art)

– Barbara Malley
(@barbaramalley)

– Bonnie Stewart
(@huggablekoi) (Huggable Koi)

– Catherine Segura
(@opaleaf) (Opaleaf Illustration)

– Christine Knopp
(@kikidoodling) (Kikidoodle: The Art of Christine Knopp)

– Cindy Duong
(@sakuradragon) (Sakuradragon)

– Clark Silva
(@artofclarksilva) (The Art of Clark Silva)

– Cyndi Wojciechowski
(@cyndi_draws) (The Art of Cyndi Wojciechowski)

– Danny Paz
(@restinpaz)

– Danny Doublin
(@dannydoublinart)

– Diane McAmis
(@dianemcamis)

– Emma Reveles
(@erreveles) (Art by Emma Reveles)

– Eva Sowinski
(@critterosity) (Critterosity)

– Grace Alba Le
(@heyitsgrace608) (Hey It’s Grace)

– Halie Kneeland
(@funkgamut)

– Hayden Evans
(@haydenevansart) (Hayden Evans Art)

– Joan Diwa
(@machochick) (Machochick Art)

– Johnell Hipol
(@nellufy_artz)

– Kaitlin Reliford
(@kcreli)

– Kat Hinckley
(@blackkatcreates) (Black Kat Creations)

– Kelley Frisby
(@kellsworthink) (Kellsworth Ink – Illustration and Design)

– Kim Nguyen
(@kimposed) (Kimposed)

– Kirsten Kneeland
(@doodlelust) (Kirsten Kneeland (Artist))

– Lauren Chaikin
(@laurenchaikin)

– Lillian Martinez
(instant_doodles)

– Maggie Wyman
(@starkgravingmad)

– Maira Ocampo
(@mayraakadeath)

– Marissa Suto
(@humalongmarissa) (HumAlong Productions)

– Mary Kinsora
(@hammyhaus) (Hammyhaus)

– Matt Forristal
(@gashlytentacles) (Gashly Tentacles Monster Adoption Society)

– Max Alley
(@malleyart)

– Mia Fenton
(@luckymiart)

– Michelle Prebich
(@batinyourbelfry) (Bat in Your Belfry)

– Monster Basement
(@monsterbasement)

– Natasha Becerra
(@natatanb)

– Nik Castaneda
(atowncalledomelette)

– Paola Olivares
(@artofpaolaolivares) (Art of PAO)

– Peter Paul
(@adventuresofp2) (adventuresofp2)

– Raven Cruz
(@revengelover) (RevengeLover)

– Rosie Murillo
(@lilrosieart) (Lilrosieart)

– Serena Hu
(@serenahudraws)

– Shane Gibbons

– Shannon Lynch
(@shannonchristine85)

– Tim Beard
(@tbeardart)

– Tobias Gebhardt
(@art.by.tobias) (Art By Tobias)

– Vincenzo Savastano
(@graveheartsdesign) (Gravehearts Design)

This is a family friendly event, and all ages are welcome!

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

Cash is king as some vendors may not be able to accept cards.

Refreshments will be provided while supplies last.
Food will also be available for sell from the wonderful Waffle-icious Food Truck!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
– No ID required! No tickets required! This is a family friendly event, and all ages are welcome! Just please respect the art and the artists.

What can I bring into the event?
– Anything you like within reason. Many of our guests enjoy bringing their sketchbooks and art tools and having artists doodle in them, or just sketching from life. If you have any art by the participating artists and they’re attending the event, you’re welcome to bring them for the artist to sign. PLEASE BRING CASH if you intend to make purchases. We’ll also only be taking cash for our raffle tickets.

Dress policy?
– Again, anything within reason. It’s completely casual. It’s also Halloween time! Feel free to cosplay 🙂 Just please respect those around you (it is an all ages, family friendly event) and the artists and don’t bring any large props that may bump into tables or displays.