This Week’s Activities: Fights, Stars and the King

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Thursday night is opening reception for the “Versus: The Fighting Game Art Show” at Cookies and Cream. Steve Minty is curating a gallery featuring pieces dedicated to existing and original fighting game characters. Dozens of artists are on the roster including Grace Fong, Jav Solo, J.Q. Hammer, Lorraine Grate, Mark Batalla, Simon Estrada and many more. There will be food, drinks and video games via projector! Cookies and Cream is located at 1010 1/2 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA. Opening reception starts at 7pm and runs until 10pm.
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Friday night is Devil’s Playground’s “Star Girls” burlesque show at Dragonfly. This show will feature the debut of new characters that weren’t present in previous “Star Girls” performances. There will also be vendors and contests for best lightsaber and for best costume. Dragonfly is located at 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Doors open at 9pm. You can buy pre-sale tickets HERE.
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Saturday night is opening reception for Deathpop’s “Hail to the King, Baby” art show at Agit Gallery. Bruce Campbell tribute artists include Jav Solo, JSalvador, Mark Batalla, Megan Hutchison, Monica Magaña, Robert Negrete, Sabrina Deigert, zero and more. There will also be a costume contest for the best non-Evil Dead costume (going for some deep cuts here). Agit Gallery is located at 3817 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception starts at 6pm and runs until midnight.
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The Best Medicine Art Show: Call For Submissions

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Curated by Mark Batalla and Andulka Wilkes at the Hive
Submit art of your favorite TV doctors, nurses, patients and special guest stars to be part of the PixelDrip wall. “The Best Medicine” art show pays tribute to the fake hospital staffs that taught you everything you know about medicine. Artwork will be on display from April 5 to April 26. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggest donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm. Submit your works!
Submission Guidelines:
  • There is a $10 fee to exhibit your art for the entire month. You can submit up to 2-4 pieces (depending on size) and you keep all earnings if they sell.
  • In order to exhibit as many artists as possible on the walls, pieces should be no larger than 13 inches by 19 inches.
  • Pieces must be framed or ready to hang when we receive them. Notify us in advance if you plan on submitting a 3D piece like a sculpture or doll so we can prepare a small table to display it.
  • Include the title and price of your piece(s).
  • Drop off Deadline will be April 3,  8 p.m. at the Hive Gallery. Let us know ahead of time if you want to schedule an alternative way to deliver your artwork.
Please contact Mark at mark.batalla@gmail.com or Andulka at ameliastrangotti@gmail.com if you have any further questions.

This Week’s Activities: Of Monsters and Women

Odd Familiars at Secret Headquarters
Friday night is opening reception for the “Odd Familiars” art show at The Secret Headquarters comic store. Our good friend Holly Conrad is having her second solo show at the venue, following up her “Monster Tea Party” art show from 2011. Pieces will be on display all month. The Secret Headquarters is located at 3817 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception starts at 7pm.
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Saturday night is opening reception at the Hive. Up in front is the “Morpheus” art show. Head further inside to the PixelDrip wall for the “Nerdy Ladies” group show. March is Women’s History Month and to honor its themes of  “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” Sasha Palacio and Andulka Wilkes have curated the wall with artworks showcasing nerdy ladies and genre heroines. Check out the promo video HERE. There will be pieces by Andulka Wilkes, Evan K!, Julieta Colas, Megan Horejsi, Megan Lara, Robert Negrete, Sabrina Deigert, Sasha Palacio, Vanessa Zucker and more. Artwork will be on display from March 8 to March 29. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggested donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm.
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On Sunday night, Gallery Girls and Prix de Beauté present “Peeping Tom’s Drawing Salon” at One-Eyed GypsyJennifer Fabos Patton and Marissa Gomez will be in attendance modeling Hollywood cowgirls-themed, 25 minute poses. Drop on by for some drinking and drawing. One-Eyed Gypsy is located at 901 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA. Doors open at 5:30pm and the event runs until 8:30pm.

The Nerdy Ladies Art Show

PixelDrip Gallery presents The Nerdy Ladies art wall at The Hive Gallery, Saturday March 8th at 8pm!

Sasha Palacio and Andulka Wilkes of PixelDrip Gallery discuss the reasons they wanted to put on an art show dedicated to nerdy ladies and the pioneering real or fictional women of the world! Great time! Interesting details! Art! Check out the PixelDrip wall this month with pieces by Sasha Palacio, Julieta Colás, Vanessa Zucker and more.

March is Women’s History Month and to honor it’s themes of ”Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment” the PixelDrip wall will be featuring artworks showcasing Nerdy Ladies and Genre Heroines. Artwork will be on display from March 8 to March 29. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggested donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm.

This Week’s Activities: Adventures with Whedon and Swayze

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Friday night is opening reception for the “Adventure Show” art show at the Hero Complex Gallery. This two-artist show features works by Nicole Gustafsson and Meghan Stratman, as they journey through Adventure-themed lands. Both artists will be in attendance, with 10-15 new original works each, as well as limited-edition prints. Hero Complex Gallery is located at 2020 South Robertson Boulevard Studio D, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception will be from 7pm to 10pm.

Across the Whedonverse

Later on Friday night is the “Across the Whedonverse” burlesque tribute presented by Peepshow Menagerie and Lusty Kitten Productions at Fais Do Do. Our own Andulka Wilkes will be on hand to provide Tarot readings. We’ll also have a booth with prints and live art by Mark Batalla and Jav Solo. Join us for a night of burlesque, fan fiction, fan videos, costume contests and more! Fais Do Do is located at 5257 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. The event is 18+ and will be from 9pm to 2am. You can get your tickets HERE.

stitch fetish at the hive

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Saturday night is opening reception at the Hive. Up in front is the “Stitch Fetish 2″ art show. Head further inside to the PixelDrip wall where it is all about the greatest bouncer the world has ever seen. You’ve seen the music video. Now check out the artwork that Andulka Wilkes and Evan K! have curated for the “Crazy for Swayze” art show. Pieces will be on display from February 8 to March 1. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggested donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm.

“Crazy for Swayze” Music Video

Curated by Andulka Wilkes and Evan K! at the Hive
This February, the PixelDrip wall is all about the greatest bouncer the world has ever seen. That’s right, PATRICK “Pain Don’t Hurt” SWAYZE. Show your love for P. Swayz by submitting work inspired by any of his films from Skatetown U.S.A. to even Dirty Dancing: Havanna Nights (you know, where he had that cameo as the dance teacher). Man, Swayze was awesome. Artwork will be on display from February 8 to March 1. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggest donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm. GO WOLVERINES! Read the rest of this entry »

Across the Whedonverse

Across the Whedonverse

PixelDrip is proud to be a part of the “Across the Whedonverse” burlesque tribute presented by Peepshow Menagerie and Lusty Kitten Productions at Fais Do Do. Our own Andulka Wilkes will be on hand to provide Tarot readings. We’ll also have a booth with prints and live art. Get in touch with Andulka at ameliastrangotti@gmail.com if you’d like to have your artwork at our booth. Join us for a night of burlesque, fan fiction, fan videos, costume contests and more! Fais Do Do is located at 5257 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. The event is 18+ and will be from 9pm to 2am. You can get your tickets HERE.

Weekend Activities: Side-kicks, Imagined Characters and Duels

More Than a Side-Kick

Precolumbine by JSalvador

Things start off on Friday with the “More Than a Side-Kick” art show presented by Cookies & Cream, NGO and Steve Minty. Proceeds from the show will go towards the South Pasadena Education Foundation. J’s “Precolumbine” piece above will be on display along with many others inspired by the numerous sidekicks throughout history. Cookies & Cream is located at 1010 1/2 Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA. The event will be from 7pm to 10pm. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend Activities: Aliens, Samurai and Muse-ick

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Friday night is opening reception for “The Truth is Out There” art show at the Nerdist showroom inside Meltdown Comics. It features pieces inspired by The X-Files. Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 Sunset Boulevard. Opening reception is from 7pm to 10pm.
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Saturday night is the North American premiere of Seven Souls in the Skull Castle at the Egyption Theater. JapanLA’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The Egyptian Theater is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA. Screening starts at 7pm. Tickets are $11 and can be bought online HERE.
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Also on Saturday night is opening reception at the Hive. Up front is the Artrates Japan (Emerging Artists from Japan) group show. While over at the PixelDrip wall, Diego Paz curates the “Muse-ick” group art show which features pieces inspired by music. Artwork will be on display from December 7 to December 28. The Hive is located at 729 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception has a suggest donation of $5 at the door and will be from 8pm to 11:30pm.

Art on the Wall: Halloween 2013

Evan talks about the artwork he curated for our wall at the Hive during the month of October.