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Nevermore @ Modern Eden Gallery

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Modern Eden Gallery Presents:


Inspirations from Poe's Raven

403 Francisco Street San Francisco, CA 94133

(415) 956-3303

Opening night Saturday, December 15, 2012

6:00-10:00 pm in PDT

Show runs December 15th - Januray 6th 2013

Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announce “Nevermore” a group show inspired by Poe’s “The Raven”. "The Raven" is often noted for its dark and supernatural atmosphere and has been inspiring artists since it’s first publication in 1845. It tells the tale of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, documenting the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to perpetuate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore".


For Nevermore, our artists are taking their own inspirations from the classic work and dissecting elements and themes from the work. From portraits of the mysterious Lenore, to the stone cold bust of Pallas, alongside portraits of the loquacious raven and even Edgar Allen Poe himself, the gallery walls will house works inspired by one of the most famous poems ever written.


Featuring works by Lara Dann, Jaclyn Alderete, Lacey Bryant, Layil Umbralux, Ashley Bell, Melissa Morgan, Kassie McMahon, Shawn Kawa, Aniela Sobieski, Lucy Hillenbrand, Cayetano G. Valenzuela, Michael Foley, Jeffrey Felker, Ransom & Mitchell, Sheri Jurnecka, Cory Benhatzel, Sherry DeLorme, Jessica Ward, Akira Beard, Derek Harrison, Timo Hanley, Patrushka, Joseph Kohls, Adam Rozan, Corey Urlacher, Brianna Angelakis, Craig LaRotonda, Leon Loucheur, Mary Syring, Edward Cao, Catherine Moore, Shannon Amidon, Daisy Church, James Marc, Alice Savage, Derrick Scocchera, and Debra J. Gardner Abarca.


The opening reception for "Nevermore” will be held at Modern Eden on Saturday, December 15th from 6-10pm. The exhibition will be on display through January 6, 2013 and is free and open to the public. Complimentary beverages will be served by Three Wishes Winery and Rolling Rock. There will be a live DJ set by DJ Brendan J. during the reception. Featured solo artist, Leilani Bustamante will be in attendance. Featured artists will be in attendance.


For more information, please contact Modern Eden: (415) 956-3303, [email protected]

Press Contact: Kim Larson, [email protected]

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Jessica Ward

Akira Beard

Lara Dann

Craig LaRotonda

Lacey Bryant

Ransom & Mitchell

Jaclyn Alderete

Alice Savage

Melissa Morgan

Kassie McMahon

Aniela Sobieski

Lucy Hillenbrand

Cayetano G. Valenzuela

Michael Foley

Cory Benhatzel

Sherry DeLorme

James Marc

Ashley Bell

Jeffery Felker

Derek Harrison

Timo Hanley

Leon Loucher

Adam Rozan

Corey Urlacher

Shawn Kawa

Brianna Angelakis

Joseph Kohls

Mary Syring

Edward Cao

Catherine Moore

Shannon Amidon

Sheri Jurnecka

Daisy Church

Derrick Scocchera

Layil Umbralux

Debra J. Gardner-Abarca

Thou Art Catalog Series

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Thou Art Catalog Series

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Art should never please or to fulfill a political purpose. Art is what it is, the self of the artist in its purest form, an idea rather from the heart than the mind, created with passion and shown without compromise.

Thou Art Catalog Series will feature at least one artist a month with the intent to show the work of internationally renowned but also work of lesser known, though talented and extraordinary artists. Therefore Thou Art tries to gather upcoming talents from all different branches of the contemporary art movement and show them to a broad spectrum of audience.

Please feel free to browse our collection and enjoy the growing number of talents from all over the world.


Features of Thou Art Catalog Series:

* Intro (by Adam Jones, Paul Booth, ...)

* Biography including an artist mug shot

* 30 and more high resolution artworks

* Extensive list of exhibitions and group shows

* Artist statement

* More interactive features to come ...

"Moon Goddess Exhibition" at Modern Eden Gallery

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"Moon Goddess Exhibition"

Modern Eden Gallery

403 Francisco Street San Francisco, CA 94133

(415) 956-3303

Saturday, October 27, 2012

7:00pm in PDT

Curated by Aunia Kahn & Russell J. Moon, and hosted at the wonderful Modern Eden Gallery each artist brings their interpretation of a "Moon Goddess" to the walls of the gallery. Lighting your night with passion, celestial visions, and all encompassing creativity.


Having been photographed, painted, sculpted, costumed, and brought about in every medium to secure her mystical allure into eternity -- it is no wonder why we adore her presence. With this exhibition the artists have taken all her nature, and created artwork based on the "moon".




Glenn Arthur

Carrie Ann Baade

Tom Bagshaw

Cory Benhatzel

Nichole Bruckman

Lara Dann

Ixie Darkonn

Sheri DeBow

Patrick Deignan

Rudy Fig

Scott Holloway

Tina Imel

Aunia Kahn

Edith Lebeau

Fang Ling Lee

Angie Mason

Miss Mindy

Shaunna Peterson

Arabella Proffer

Cate Rangel

Christopher Umana

Jessica Ward

Jennifer Weigel

Casey Weldon

Julie Zarate

beinArt Surreal Art Collective exhibition "Anomalies"

Posted on September 18, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Where: Copro Gallery - Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404

Ph: 310/829-2156


E-Mail: [email protected]



What: beinArt Surreal Art Collective exhibition "Anomalies"

Mark Garro "Atom's Eve"


Opening Reception, Saturday, October 13, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.


Dates: Exhibit runs; October 13 – November 3, 2012


Contact: Copro Gallery


Christian V M Heather Nevay Jeff C. Dietmar Gross Mark Gleason


beinArt Surreal Art Collective exhibition "Anomalies"


"Anomalies" will be the third beinArt Collective group show at Copro Gallery, curated by Jon Beinart. The participating artists have been hand picked for their natural disposition towards the strange and deranged. This exhibition will showcase over 50 artists' interpretations of "Anomalies" and sideshow/carny culture. There will be paintings, drawings and sculptures of subjects that will deviate, distort and mystify. Human oddities, anatomical wonders, freaks, geeks & gaffs. Step right up and peek inside the beinArt Collective's cabinet of curiosities!


Participating artists include: Travis Louie, Esao Andrews, Chris Mars, David Stoupakis, Chet Zar, Christian Van Minnen, Scott Scheidly, Jessica Joslin, Turf One (Jean Labourdette), Naoto Hattori, Gregory Jacobsen, David Choquette, Brendan Danielson, Sandra Yagi, Tom Bagshaw, Pamela Wilson, Matt Martin, Scott G Brooks, Peter Gric, Dietmar Gross, Heidi Taillefer, John Brophy, Richard A Kirk, Mia Araujo, Santiago Caruso, Tom Kuebler, Karl Persson, Jana Brike, Beau White, Heather Nevay, Erik Thorsandberg, Jason Montinola, Stephanie Henderson, Jennybird Alcantara, Jessica Ward, Jeff Christensen, Macsorro, Matt Dangler, Leslie Ditto, Lee Roswell, Sarina Brewer, Jennifer Knaus, Tim French, Agostino Arrivabene, Caitlin Hackett, Cliff Wallace, Mark Elliott, Brian Smith, Hector Javier Ramirez, Larkin, Murielle Belin, Erik Alos & Mark Gleason.


The beinArt Collective was formed to increase public awareness of strange figurative art, in galleries, online and in print. Each artist has been selected for their ability to express themselves imaginatively with exceptional technique and uncompromising individuality. The beinArt Collective is testimony to a huge international movement of figurative artists who have resisted current trends in the art world and remained true to their artistic vision.

beinArt Collective:

"OBSCURITAS" in Wisconsin

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)


September 29 (4PM-11PM) at VFW Post 305

Welcome back to another evening of the Chippewa Valley's one and only dark art showcasing! Doors open at 4PM, Close at 11PM. This is an 18+ event.


This years contributing artists:


Chet Zar:

Karyn Crisis:

Jessica Ward:

Vincent Castiglia:

Patrick Deignan:


Jed Leiknes:

Matt Lombard:

Sofia Economopoulou:

Amber Michelle Russell:

Matthew Wajek:

Topper Anthony:

Mark Lone-

Michelle Xcreative:

Peter Gumz

Ian Ward

Kyle Krueger



Please join us for Obscuritas 2012! We are honored to be able to showcase these amazing artists and we hope that you will come and feast your eyes on much thought provoking work.

Splendor Device does: "Hell Hath No Fury"

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Splendor Device does: "Hell Hath No Fury"


Saturday, September 8th 2012 

7:00pm - 10:00 pm

Rothick Art Haus

170 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, California 92805

Debut art event by Splendor Device, a female artist collective. Live performances opening night, art from around the world, DJ Rita and Ziba of KUCI will be spinning. Raine Bell will be fire dancing and of course live painting by some of the girls of Splendor Device.

Rock is Dead @ Hyaena Gallery

Posted on August 24, 2012 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

"Rock Is Dead" co-curated by The Creep

at Hyaena Gallery

1928 W. Olive Ave.

Burbank, CA 91506

September 1st - 30th 2012

 Opening Reception:

Saturday, Sept. 8th


Featuring Artists:

Brian Smith, Haley Dennison, Sara Ray, Jeremy Cross, Donnie Green, Cam Rackam, Shawn Dickinson, Todd Robey, Megan Besmirched, Dan Harding, Jessica Ward, Sean Bigtasty Philbin, Kepi Ghoulie, Larkin Cypher, Brian Bubonic and Chris Densmore.

"Rock is dead. You can blame the Internet and

Rebecca Black, but that doesn't change the

fact that we let it die. We put too much or a

burden on our musical heroes and so many

of them cracked with the weight. Others

succumbed to age or accident and the simple

curse of mortality. There's a collective legacy

left behind by these legends of song that

continues to inspire the new generations of

songwriters and musicians. We forget, I think,

over time, just how unique and important these

pioneering personas are to so many aspects

of our lives. Our memories are formed

around their art, specific events associated

permanently with the music we experienced

at the time. And when these heroes are gone

you have to ask yourself, where are the

successors? Who can replace Joe Strummer?

Elvis? Lux Interior or Kurt Cobain? Joey,

Dee Dee, or Johnny? Dimebag Darrel or

Johnny Cash? There is no one to fill those

shoes and each bastardized song in a car

commercial only serves to dig that grave a

little deeper. So, yeah, Rock is dead…

This is our tribute to the greats,

our resurrection of music through art."

Taetrum et Dulce: Lux in Tenebris @ Distinction Gallery

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"Taetrum et Dulce: Lux in Tenebris"

Co-curated by David Vecchiato of MondoPOP and Dan Barry

September 8th - October 6th 2012 

Distinction Gallery

317 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025

Opening reception: Saturdaday September 8th from 6-10pm

With live music by Grave Misfortunes

Freaturing Artists:

Ana Bagayan, Angelique Houtkamp, Buddy Nestor, Jana Broke, Apricot Manlte, Edward Robin Coronel,

Richard Frost, Marco About Bevivino, Macsorro, Dan Barry, Paola Sala, Julian Callos, Jessica Ward,

Victor Castillo, JAW Cooper, Tiffany Liu, Jason Montinola, Jon Hanlan, Ale Giogini, Odo, Morg, Allegra Corbo,

Chris Mars, Jittagarn Kaewtinkoy, Felipe Bedoya, Jason D'Aquino, Nicola Alessandrini, Charlie Immer, Malojo, Alberto Carradi

New site launched!

Posted on August 12, 2012 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Just created a whole new website! :D