Sunday, November 7, 2010

Juxtapoz interview with Ekundayo


Ekundayo’s life story is a very unique one (basically his mother and father split and he spent 7 years toted along with his dad on the run until his father passed away and he lived with his sister where he discovered his uncle’s black book that changed his life). Ekundayo’s work illustrates the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of fulfillment, while simultaneously questioning the actions taken to attain it.

Today, I feel:

Like nothing can stop me!

If you had three wishes, what would they be?

For my first wish, I would like to feel like I did when I would draw and paint as a youngster before art became a way to make a living.

Second, I would wish for a HUGE! studio spot were I would invite my favorite artists to create work and collaborate on projects.

Lastly, I would want all my friends and family to be healthy and happy pursuing what they want in life.

Do you consider yourself a funny person?

I'm seriously funny.

If you had one magic power, what would it be?

I would want the power to teleport to places that no other human has ever been before.



Something that makes you happy?

When I listen to good music and I’ve been painting for so long that I loose all track of time.

Something that makes you mad?

When companies lie to get you to buy something and then they don't deliver all the things they promised to get you to buy it in the first place!

What was your favorite subject in elementary school?


If you feel a creative block, what do you do to jumpstart inspiration?

I get out of the studio and just live life or get into shit. When I haven't thought about what I'm working on for a couple hours, I come back to it with fresh eyes.

When someone is taking a photo, do you smile for the camera or turn your head?

I smile while I turn my head so the picture comes out blurry.

Are you a social network enthusiast?



What is a quality you don’t like about yourself?

I can’t show my teeth when I smile.

Last good book you read?

Tuesdays with Morrie.

Who has had the most impact on your life?

Apollo Creed.


Are you spiritual?

All praises to the most high.

One word to describe your artwork?


What’s missing in your life?

Stability, but I've come to expect the unexpected.

Are you a pet person?



Is your artwork understood?

Depends on who's looking, I feel like my art will only make sense in my mind. Ss long as the viewer can take something positive from my work, I'm happy.

The most trouble you’ve ever gotten into:

A police task force was once assigned to arrest me and some friends.

Where do you imagine yourself in five years?

I imagine I would be thinking about what I would be doing in five years.

More on Ekundayo at

Original Interview at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Work from James Walker

James put together a sweet time-lapse video featuring his recent work, check it out HERE!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Call To Artists!

Art Whino will be curating a special exhibit for this great cause and wanted to let everyone know there will also be a Juried Exhibit as well.

Its a great opportunity to submit your art work for consideration!

Please read below their Call to Artists. Good luck!

2nd Annual MODUS UNION 2010
Presented by Labels For Love


Event: MODUS UNION: An exclusive evening of Fashion, Art and Philanthropy!

Labels for Love founder Mary Amons created “Modus Union” this one of a kind unique event to collaborate our active philanthropic, political, and artistic communities within the Nation's Capital. Modus Union was formed from two words that represent unification with positive intent. The Washington, DC area is the leading world capital and we are seeing the combination of artistic talent and a youthful energy not seen since the Kennedy era. The time has come to collaborate with these disparate groups of influence to showcase opportunities in an effort to make a positive social and philanthropic impact by maximizing our impact on the Nation's Capital and its global influence. Labels For Love beneficiary partner this year is Fran Drescher and her Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Cancer Schmancer is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection and prevention of cancer. As you may know, Fran Drescher is a 10-year uterine cancer survivor and a leading advocate for the early detection of women's cancer. Fran and her Foundation are continuing to make a major global impact, through sharing her personal story as well as educating women on the causes of cancers and the importance and methods of early detection

Venue: The Lumber Shed in SW DC

Event Date: Nov 4, 2010 6:00pm- 10:00pm

Deadlines and important Dates

Submissions Due By: Oct 10

Submissions by: E-mail:
Mail: Attention: Steph Holland – 272 M Street, SW – Washington, DC 20024

Artist Announced: Oct 15

Installation of art: November 3rd

Eligibility: Open to all artists. 18yrs +, nationwide with special attention given to artists from the Washington DC metropolitan area. Accepting original works in 2-D, 3-D & photography including prints, drawings, mixed media compositions, paintings, photographs, and moveable sculptures, which depict the “Spirit of Women, fashion, the female form, preventative health or aid.

Objective: To exhibit a small but cohesive selection of work reflecting the concepts listed above. (4-6 pieces depending on size) Work can be purchased the night of the event and the week leading up to the event through a website.

Artists are asked to submit a portfolio off 8-10 samples of existing work, artist vitae and or website. If your existing work does not reflect the theme of the show please also submit up to 4 proposed pieces or concepts for the event.

Labels for Love and its representatives as the jurors reserve the right not to display all work submitted.

Fees: Free to submit

Filmed: The show will be filmed for a major TV network

Commission/ Donation: Portion of the sales will go to Labels for Love / Cancer Schmancer

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jesus Saves!

A grassroots fundraiser has been developed in order to assist street artist, Jesus Saves, whose work is currently involved in a legal dispute. AVEONE of both Art Whino and Destroy Rebuild NYC, has organized an art auction wherein each artist donates orginal paintings and 100% of the proceeds generated during their sale go directly to supporting Jesus Saves' legal expenses. So far, many artists; Col, Matt Siren, TMNK, and AVEONE have participated, and we hope that you will too!

Follow THIS link for the original article on TMNK's blog, and check out the auctions.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Art Whino on Addiction and Art

Art Whino's G-40 Summit is currently featured on the website for Addiction and Art, a project that focuses on "the application of art for recovery from addiction," and has stemmed from the former Innovators Combating Substance Abuse. Two of our artists, Star 27 and Scott Brooks, are included in their book Addiction and Art that inspired the creation of the organization, and another, Margaret Dowell, is a co-editor. It is definitely cool to see some representation from such an awesome group. If you get a chance, check out their site and look for our guys in their book!

Friday, August 20, 2010

LECKOmio's Time Lapse of 318 layer Stencil

Here is a Time Lapse piece of Art Whino Artist LECKOmio

This is a piece based on Little Latrobe St in Melbourne Australia.

300+ Hours

7' x 7' size

Saturday, August 7, 2010

LECKOmio release featured in Juxtapoz!

"German-based stencilist, LECKOmio debuts his US first solo show, Its Not a Trick. His exhibition looks at the relationship of street art within its subcultural milieu.

With all its complexities and shrouds of mystery, LECKOmio composes a new series; tying in the culture of people who align themselves with the lifestyle, in juxtaposition with the urban icons consistently associated with the studio, and the street..."

Check it out!

Art Whino is Now on Tumblr!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Geotagging; Data as Art?

The above map of London is a compilation of geotagging data that documents photographs taken by both tourists and locals in popular geographic locations. Eric Fisher, the mastermind behind the project, interpreted the location of Flickr photographs, and categorized them by who took the photos (blue means local residents, red meaning tourists), and where. By looking at the finished result, one can deduce which destinations are most densely photographed, and by whom.

Check out more locations on Flickr!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jazzing up Skull Protection

From bubble-wrap to food products, and derrieres to exposed brain matter, this new wave of vehicular fashion is sure to turn some heads; or, at least segue into some good conversation, right after you hop off your Vespa...

Check out more intriguing designs at Geekologie, (beware NSFW!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tatiana Suarez's Opening Night Recap!

Tatiana checking out her print, yes...we still have some in stock, come and get yours!

Incredible spread by Mie N Yu restaurant; they rock!

Sketching time; look at me go!

It was a FULL house! Couldn't have asked for a better turnout!

Our fearless leader, and the lovely Tatiana Suarez.

Beautiful Nightmare in da house!

Sketching away!

Luz the fabulous, showing off her sketching skills!

It was an incredible night! Check you out at the next opening, August 21st!

Robots Taking to the Streets - three stones from Facadeprinter on Vimeo.

Now robots are infiltrating the world of street art!

Facadeprinter is a software-controlled robot driven by a paintball gun reminiscent apparatus. The 'bot "shoots the [uploaded] artwork from a distanced position dot by dot onto [a] chosen area [such as] inaccessible and uneven surfaces."

Read more about the device, its creators, and capabilities at

Friday, July 23, 2010

Arabella Proffer -- Art Sale!

Art Whino artist, and friend, Arabella Proffer will be hosting an online art sale Wednesday July 28th (12p-midnight). All proceeds will benefit her personal fight with cancer. Work to be included will encompass over 20 original unframed drawings of various sizes, color, materials, and subject matter, and will be listed for only $30. She will be listing each work on her website, and prices include shipping.

So, check out her work, pick up some nice pieces, and donate to an exceptionally worthy cause!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stenciled Light Graffiti

Surreal Decay: Stunning Light Graffiti with Stencils

Light graffiti is surreal and impermanent, infused with a sense of kinetic chaos that seems inherent to this unique and expressive art. But one Melbourne, Australia-based street artist has found a way to tame the light and make it even more otherworldly. Known only as ‘TigTab‘, this mysterious artist uses stencils to create beautiful patterns in grungy urban spaces...(read more)

iPad Finger Painting

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July from Art Whino!

Have a wicked (and SAFE) 4th of July!


Art Whino Staff

© Ivan Corsa Photo – Street Art Photos

Friday, July 2, 2010

Interview with Tatiana Suarez

I had the awesome opportunity to interview our upcoming artist, Tatiana Suarez!

ML: Tell us a bit about yourself; what are you into, what do you like to do outside of painting, any other jobs on the side?

TS: I've been lucky enough to focus full time on my painting for the last couple of years. When I'm not painting, my side jobs include freelance design and illustration work. As for what I do for fun, currently I enjoy watching movies. Spending time hanging out with loved ones. Chatting over some drinks. On rooftops. While playing dominoes. Yep.

ML: Why painting as opposed to any other fine art medium?

TS: It's just the medium I was introduced to really early on, and I just stuck with it. Painting and drawing also runs in the family. Plus it's fun and messy.

ML: Were you always into visual arts, or did you start some where else and end up finding out this is what you really wanted to do?

TS: As a kid, I wanted to grow up to be either an artist for Disney, or a vet. Art class was the only class since elementary that I looked forward to attending. It was my only ' A+' class, haha. I never went to art school, but my parents always had me enlisted in after school cartooning and painting classes. In college I stopped painting and focused more on graphic design. It wasn't until after a couple of years of working in advertising, that I decided to once again focus on developing my paintings. All in all, it was a decision I'm really glad I made.

ML: Where does your imagery stem from?

TS: Ladies, fashion, movies, life experiences, cultures & heritage, folklore, critters, colors, shapes...

ML: You include an odd assortment of creatures to accompany your figures, any particular reason why you choose the 'pets' that you do?

TS: I just really love animals, especially the unusual ones that others might find creepy. I’ve played momma to plenty of exotic pets growing up…from chameleons to sugar gliders.

ML: Is there a dialogue behind your work; are there subtle narratives to be understood?

TS: Most of my work to date has been simply portraits, just focusing on the women, their emotions, and adorning them. I keep them mysterious. They are meant to be enjoyed by the viewer, and adapt to their own narrative.

ML: If you could characterize this body of work on the fly, which personal descriptions immediately come to mind?

TS: Curvy, colorful, seductive. I like to picture drums thumping in the background, heh.

ML: What other genres of art are you attracted to outside of your own style of work?

TS: Cartooning, animation, illustration, digital art...

ML: Do you draw inspiration from any other artists, past or present?

TS: Of course! Oof, there’s way too many for me to name. Here are a few from the top of my head: Gil Elvgren, Alphonse Mucha, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, Chet Zar, Dave Cooper, Rockin’ Jelly Bean, Lori Early, Fafi, Nouar Boldy. Just a few names that help make my mind tick.

ML: Overall, what is your take on the New Brow scene in contemporary art?

TS: It’s great! * thumbs up * Just an awesome opportunity to explore, experiment, challenge and create some honest, true to heart, attention-grabbing art.

ML: As an emerging artist, what do you think is the biggest challenge in the contemporary art world right now?

TS: It's like anything else? So many people doing the same thing as you. Be original. Try and stand out.

ML: As artists, we all experience the evolution of our work; What do you see yourself doing next?

TS: Yes, always evolving and learning! I’m not too sure yet on what the future holds. I plan on exploring my work, perhaps composing some more narrative, and personal pieces. I want to continue painting on walls and have also been curious on playing with some 3d stuff, we’ll see!

ML: What do you like most about your work, and what you do?

TS: The entire process is always a ride I enjoy. I go through so many changes and detours with my pieces, plenty of shape and color shifting. When the piece finally starts coming together and I feel in control…it’s really a great feeling. I’m just so lucky to be able to do what I love.

ML: What has been your greatest achievement so far as an independent artist?

TS: Oh man, greatest achievement so far has been the opportunity to show over seas! Seeing my name on art blogs I've always followed, painting on a wall…

ML: What are you looking forward to most about coming back and showing in D.C., any exciting things you’re going be getting into (well, besides hanging out with us. haha) ?

TS: Well I just look forward to being in DC again, I was only there for a short period of time. Meeting new people of course. Honestly, I really haven’t had a chance to plan anything out yet, it’s been hectic!

ML: Any shout-outs, words of advice, or general nonsense you'd care to share with our readers?

TS: I would like to give a shout out to my friends and family for all of the support. The awesome boyfriend for his patience, thanks for putting up with my crazy, freak-out moments in preparation for the show. Some words of advice: Keep loving what you do and be dedicated. Some general nonsense: Boop.

Also featured in RVA Magazine!

Be sure to check out her show this month, Saturday July 17th 6p-Midnight!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Art Bank Call To Artists

DC Arts Logo2010 Art Bank Call To Artists
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

DC Creates! invites artists from the DC Metro area to submit works available for purchase. Selected works will be added to the Art Bank Collection. Over 2000 works are displayed in DC Government building corridors, conference rooms and office space open to the public.
This year's Art Bank purchases will reflect District identities. DCCAH seeks to acquire works expressing the diversity of culture, vibrancy of life, and wide spectrum of identities in Washington. Two and three-dimensional works of all forms, including paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, and digital media will be considered.
Eligibility: All DC metropolitan artists are eligible to apply.
Application deadline:
Monday, August 2nd at 7pm
To obtain a copy of the application, visit
For assistance in preparing your application, please attend a WORKSHOP on Wednesday, July 21st 1-2:30pm & July 28th from 6-7:30pm at DCCAH Headquarters - 1371 Harvard St. NW DC 20009
(By Metro - 2 blocks south of the Columbia Heights Metro Station)
For more information, please contact Zoma Wallace at or 202.724.5613

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Art Whino invites you to join us for an evening of sensory delights in our Premiere night of a monthly series of Indulge events. This sensational event combines an exciting exhibition of art, a delicious food spread from noted Mie N Yu restaurant, a special drink pairing for each dish, and live music performance by Tamara Wellons. Combining the area’s best art, food, music and drinks, Indulge event celebrates the connection between all of these sensory delights that make life so enjoyable.

Friday, July 9th, from 7pm – 11pm

7-8pm Open to the public Free Food and Drink Tasting.

8pm-11pm Ticketed Main Event. Seated food tasting. Musical performance by Tamara Wellons with guitarist and percussionist.

Location: Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Tickets - $65 in Advance (No tickets sold the day of the event). Admission price includes 3 courses tasting. Also with the price of admission 3 complimentary specially crafted beverages and musical performance by Tamara Wellons.

To purchase tickets, email

This is a 21 and older event.

Indulge Tasting Menu

First Course
Firecracker Ahi Tuna Tartar
Chili Peppers, Lemongrass, Soy,
Habanero Masago

Cocktail Pairing:
"Peach Martini"
Peach Vodka, Splash of St. Germaine,
Fresh Sour, Splash of Half & Half

Second Course
Green Tea Beef Tataki Salad
Green Tea Rubbed Local All Natural
Tenderloin, Mixed Greens

Cocktail Pairing:
Chamomile Gin
House Infused Chamomile Syrup, Gin,
Pink Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice

Third Course
Karma Sutra
Petite Pecan & Chocolate Croustades,
Milk & Dark Chocolate Tarts

Cocktail Pairing:
"Strawberry Martini"
Absolut Blue Berry Acia, Absolut,
Fresh Strawberries, Fresh Sour

Mie N Yu

ImageIndulge your senses with the sights, sounds and flavors of “A Silk Road Celebration” at Mie N Yu. Combining authentic Silk Road cuisine with local ingredients, Mie N Yu’s Executive Chef Tim Miller highlights dishes and techniques from Far East Asia, the Spice Islands, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Mie N Yu is a truly unique experience, and a wonderful social experiment! Bar Chef Robert Tinney crafts cocktails that make use of the finest liquors and fresh fruits and juices. These luscious libations will tickle your fancy! Guests from all corners of the globe have been intrigued by this oasis of enjoyment in the heart of historic Georgetown.

Musical Performance by Tamara Wellons

ImageOcha Record's Artist Tamara Wellons is a Metropolitan based vocalist whose addictive blend of soul, jazz and house is fresh, flavorful and classic. Wellons' debut record "Life Is" debuts on Ocha Records, a joint venture between House DJ/Producer Carlos Mena and Osunlade. The album features production by Osunlade, Carlos Mena, Wale Oyejide and Kokayi. Since the March single release of Tamara's single "Oh Well," (voted's Best of 2007 Top 100 Singles ) the songstress has been been busy performing and finishing up the recording of her much-anticipated full LP release. In 2007 Tamara enjoyed success after the "Oh Well" release with performances throughout Washington DC (Mirrors, LIV), New Jersey and Detroit (DEMF), and New York. The single was also featured on the Grammy Award winning DJ, Roger Sanchez Release Yourself Volume 6 Dance Compilation CD and is a play list favorite among numerous djs/podcasts and mix cds. The Bahsonik Remix has proven itself to be a dance floor mainstay among club goers throughout the East Coast region. Tamara's follow-up, "Like Rain" was released this April with mixes by Jihad Muhammad and Nomumbah. This single is "truly on that other level in terms of groove and being motivational, think Soul II Soul meets Jazzanova while hanging out in Brazil and... ” (the Runoff Groove).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekend Observation

While working at the gallery this weekend, I decided to take note of how many times an audience member observed how 'refreshing' our space is. It's now Sunday, and I've already lost count as to how many times Art Whino has been associated with 'refreshing,' 'a breath of fresh air,' or simply 'chill.' I may be a new face around here, but I think that has been the general consensus since Art Whino's opening almost three years ago. Our space is dynamic, and filled with a wicked inventory of work that's appreciated en masse by so many different people. Everyone that comes to visit has an interesting story to tell as to what art pieces they enjoy, where they come from, and what work they do themselves, et al. It's so nice to take in all the positivity, and see how the space radiates with good vibes as people get engaged with what they're seeing.

Sticking with the good ju-ju motif; what do you appreciate about Art Whino?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Caught Our Eye

Every day we're bombarded by advertising imagery, promoting products from all sides of the capitalist spectrum, and well--for once, this one caught our attention. A new ad campaign commissioned by EIZO, a company who specializes in producing high-def radiographic imaging equipment, have put a new spin on how their merchandise is presented to the medical community. Like they say in X-Ray departments across the U.S., 'We do it better in the dark,' and this campaign is no different. EIZO, in collaboration with Butter, a German-based advertising agency, has come up with a 2010 calendar featuring digitally rendered X-Ray Pin-Ups. YES! The medical community DOES have some sex appeal! And what better way of spicing things up with a little bit of radiation, and some equally exquisite...structural anatomy?

Ms. June

Ms. September

Friday, June 18, 2010

Upcoming, so break out those calendars!

In anticipation for the coming summer months, Art Whino is gearing up for a ton of exciting events. June 26th, we're traveling to Austin in collaboration with Seventy Seven Gallery to host Personality Instantly: The Art of Nick Morris, whose work "calls to mind a time of artistic girl-next-door pin ups and sleek muscle cars, with a tinge of sci-fi." So if you happen to be strolling the streets of Austin, TX or looking for an excuse for a weekend excursion, you should stop in and check out what's hanging.

We've also partnered up with Mie N Yu restaurant in Georgetown to accentuate our fabulous opening nights! We'll be setting up for a special INDULGE event on July 9th, to feature a variety of Mie N Yu specialties, a bevy of refreshments, live music, good friends, and fine art; what else do you need in life...ehh?

Also in July, we'll be hosting Tatiana Suarez's solo show featuring her Malagueta series. I've been honored with the opportunity to interview Ms. Tatiana, in collaboration with, prior to her opening on the 19th; so I will be sure to post our Q & A session as soon as it goes down! In the future, I'd like to interview all of our opening artists featuring a few audience generated questions, if possible. We love seeing our followers getting involved with what we do, so I definitely look forward to seeing your curiosities come through via posted comments!

In August, Art Whino will be in Georgetown to set up the big top for our Urban Carnivale show. We're currently on the hunt for side show performers to feature two levels of freakshow antics, including a trifecta of exhibiting artists, mingled with tarot card readings, street performers, and other strange and fascinating performances. It's going to be a blast, and if you know us well enough--we can throw a party! You're not going to want to miss this!

As you can see, we've got quite the summer line-up! And we're adding even more as we go, so keep checking back a time or two! If any of our readers have any cool events on their itinerary we'd love to hear about them, as well as any other neat stuff you happen to find around D.C., and elsewhere! So hit us up with some links, comments, shout-outs, pictures of you at our events, etc. etc. We'd love to hear from you guys!

--Megan L.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

An Important Fundraiser For A Friend and Art Whino Artist This Saturday in Fells Point, MD

Wonderful artist and friend, Sylvia Ortiz, was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. In efforts to raise funds for her chemo treatments, friends have helped put on a fundraiser, this Saturday. Titled "Cirque De Boobles". Artists have been asked to respond to her trademark booble icons.

Please come out and show your support. Its going to be a great show! We will be offering our Tsuchi Collectible Vinyl at the show and 50% of the proceeds will go to the cause. If you cant make it to the show you can buy it online Here.



Saturday, June 19th, from 8pm – 1am
Location: CUBE
1611 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21231



ImageDesigner: DGPH

Dimensions: 6 inches

Medium: Vinyl

Rarity: 500

In 2005 Martin Lowenstein and Diego Vaisberg created DGPH, one of the leading Argentinian design houses that blends art, illustration and animation. Here's what they have to say about Tsuchi:

"Tsuchi is Father Earth, the oldest god and wisest being that has ever lived. Seated on his throne in the planet's core, he rules the seas and the land, surrounded by his little minions.

His upper half controls all the nice good things that happen in the world, while his bottom half rules the mysterioius dark side. The energy caused by the friction of his internal struggle keeps the planet on its rotation. As long as both sides keep up the fight, life will continue its natural course."

6 inches tall. Edition of 500 pcs. Special powers: Removable crown. Good karma.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mike Weber's Opening @ Long View Gallery, D.C.

Art Whino Artists Luz Del Mar (left), Josh (center), Rosina (right), enjoy some pudding on opening night.

Style Before Comfort!

Gabriela Gray loads up her car with a brand new Luz Del Mar piece just bought at the gallery. The old saying style before comfort applies as she drives an hour home with a bent neck!


HERE YE HERE YE....... (Insert image of me screaming in old school mega phone)


Flame Swallowers, Giants, double jointed contortionists or any amazing strange talent you may have!!!!!

Also need Old School Musical performers ... Banjo, soap box, accordions etc

Email us at


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Malagueta: Solo Show of Tatiana Suarez

Malagueta is a fusion of culture, folkloric tales and legends colorfully rendered and set in voluptuous, airy atmospheres inspired primarily by the artists Brazilian heritage.

Saturday, July 17th, from 6pm – Midnight

Sketching Session with live model 7-9pm
Latin Fusion Band performance starts at 9pm

Location: Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Show end date: August 15th

Continuing with the amazing night of sketching of the last show we are pleased to announce we will be having sketching sessions for all our shows! The sketching session begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm and is free. We will have 15 special edition blank sketchbooks for sale at the show as well but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook.

The event is FREE and open to the public.


Tatiana Suarez (b. 1983) is a Brooklyn-based Miami native. This emerging artist is an alumni of the University of Miami's Graphic Design program, and also works as a freelance illustrator. Her charming style is distinctive -- first, the trademark eyes that draw the viewer into a beautiful and surreal world. Suarez takes full advantage of the oil paint's ability to create creamy, soft images on canvas. Rich with symbols that stem from her Brazilian and El Salvadorian heritage, subjects appear as if they are under water, frozen in lovely stillness. The doe-eyed figures look childlike, but also exude sexual overtones, ornamented with plants, insects and other unsettling accompaniments. Beauty is presented concurrently with exotic -- even creepy -- creatures to create enchanted narratives.

Kelly Castillo Recap!

Kelly Castillo making her mark on Mr. Blanky.

Shane and Kelly showing off their FIERCE poses!

Kelly and our guest model, Mourna posing for the camera.

'Don't hate the playa, hate the game!'

Decisions, decisions! So many covers, and they're all originals; you made the right choice, Jason!

Strange reading skills; maybe the type is too big.

Reading time! Thanks, SCION!

Our set-up for the evening.

' better like my sketch, or else!'

The first winner of the night with her winning sketch in one hand, and her Bob Dob collectible Vinyl prize in the other!

Luz, her winning sketch, and Mourna.

Alex won! This man has mad sketching skills!

...and he was nice enough to give his killer sketch to Martha!

Showing off her sketching trophy!

Awesome tuneage provided by Vodka & Donuts!

Robin was our first audience model; his posing skills are pretty sick.

I took my turn as an audience model!

Debbie wins!

Another audience model; his pose was pretty intense, it was a hot night!

Sketching away!

Mr. Blanky gettin' some love.

What's cool about this guy is that he just came in off the street and started freestyling with Vodka & Donuts.

Lucan held this pose for 20 minutes! Girl's got skills! This was also our grande finale, with a sweet Tsuchi Vinyl as a prize.

It was also prom night at the Harbor; these guys stopped by to check out the show, and picked up from free SCION merch as well.