Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The Coaster Show at Gallery 30 South opens this Friday, Oct 4th 2019 6-10pm

You can see all of the coasters close-up here, including 2 that I collaborated with a fellow coaster artist: Marc Atkinson @black_lagoon_artworks

Come and hangout with me as well as all of the other artist and folks that will be joining in the fun!!

 Not to be missed!-Opening reception: 6-10pm
October 4th - 27th, 2019

Gallery 30 South
30 S Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(323)547-3227

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

THE GROTTO online radio: Exotica Lounge Extraordinaire tonight

Listen up all the exotic music lovers out there!- an hour of vintage vinyl music awaits you tonight on http://www.radiocore.org/ Tune in at 8pm PST for some music of which you most likely never heard before- not to be missed

… honestly, you will kick your bad self if you miss it… #vintagevinyl #100%vinyl

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*painting available @black_lagoon_artworks

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Coaster Show Is back!!

The Coaster Show 2019 is happening again!! opens October 4th through the 27th, 2019

Come to the opening reception on Friday, Oct. 4, 6-10 PM and meet me, as well as the other amazing artists!!

http://gallery30south.com/coastershow2019/
Gallery 30 South
30 S Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(323)547-3227

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Announcing new works available at Galley 30 South

Michelle Bickford
"Underwater Discovery"
acrylic on masonite
$150



Michelle Bickford
"Starbase Encounter"
acrylic on masonite
$150



Michelle Bickford
"Star Portal 629a"
acrylic on masonite
$150



 Michelle Bickford
"It's All About The Landing"
acrylic on masonite
$150


"This October is the Seventh Anniversary of Matt Kennedy‘s World Famous COASTER SHOW!  What started at La Luz de Jesus Gallery as an emergency replacement for a last minute cancellation has blossomed into the show that launched a thousand careers, and for the second year we’ll be hosting it at Gallery 30 South.

This annual event gathers hundreds of unique pieces of artwork by hundreds of individual artists, many of whom are making their gallery debut. By placing their work alphabetically and side-by-side with established artists, the egalitarian presentation imbues each piece with an equal opportunity for discovery and acquisition. The maximum possible price of $250 for an individual coaster (with many priced between $25 and $50) and several FREE coasters, allows those with a limited acquisition budget to become legitimate patrons of the arts and even deep collectors without compromising taste, integrity or lifestyle.

We allow patrons to purchase full sets of any artist’s coasters during our pre-opening preview term, and when the show opens on Friday, October 4th, we encourage collectors to mix-and-match or buy individual pieces.

This year we will feature hundreds of new, unique, artisanal coasters, and there’s an original Mark Ryden Coaster–not a printed piece, but a hand-painted, original artwork, among them!"

Gallery 30 South
30 S Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(323)547-3227

Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy to make your purchases. (323)547-3227 or info@gallery30south.com


Thursday, June 13, 2019

New Official Disney art signing at the WonderGround Gallery Saterday June 15th 2-4pm

Two new pieces I created for Disney for the upcoming Artist Showcase:
 Debuting at Disneyland's WonderGround Gallery located in Downtown Disneyland:
June 15th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm





"Underwater Magic"
20" x  15.5





*"Let The Adventure Begin"
19.5" x 13.5"

*Giclees, prints and postcards of both also available

I will be signing with Atomic Skyway @atomicskyway, Nidhi Chanani @nidhiart, Michael Murphy @supersonicmod and Mcbiff @mcbiffart at Disneyland's WonderGround Gallery located in Downtown Disneyland on June 15th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm


You can see the other artists that will be debuting their art as well here and here.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

New colorway for the Bruce's Lodge



The Summer Day edition!
Now available at:
 320 Main in Seal Beach New American Eatery.
320 Main Seal Beach CA, 90740
1 for $12
2 for $20





*Glasses printed by Gene @culturecove

#bruceslodge #tikioasis #tikioasisarizona #modfab  #retrococktailglasses #flipflopfrank #deliciouscocktails #greatmemories

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocktail glasses I designed for "Bruce's Lodge"- new colorway to be released



Bruce's Lodge was a hot spot for eating and meeting in Fresno from the 1950's through the 1970's- these glasses carry on the tradition of comradery that Ricco and Rocco Bruce were well known for. So honored to have been requested to design these special Bruce's Lodge cocktail glasses 2 years ago and have just turned in a brand new colorway. [to be revealed soon] Only the new colorway will be available at the upcoming Tiki Oasis in Arizona, April 12th-14th

*Glasses printed by Gene @culturecove 


#bruceslodge #tikioasis #tikioasisarizona

Thursday, February 28, 2019

La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents their annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA




"INTERPLANETARY PORTAL"


"La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Again we sorted through tens of thousands of submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers, animators and working gallery artists.  How many will we show this year? There are  140+ pieces from 70 or so artists, continuing the tradition of the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop. There are some familiar names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, alongside a promising batch of previously undiscovered, emerging talent."

#laluzdejesus #laluzapalooza #laluzapalooza33 #laluzapalooza2019 #michellebickford

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

My art has been published a la The Oddville Press Publications

Hey!- my art has been published in the winter 2019 issue of The Oddville Press!! VERY honored to have been asked to be a part of their vision. They search the universe to bring to your attention an amazing array of talent all under one beautifully designed roof- art, photography, short stories, poetry- a smorgasbord for your creative pallet.
Here is the link for your peeper flappers to check out: http://oddvillepress.com/

Friday, February 22, 2019

The 33rd annual LALUZAPALOOZA opening March 1st 2019


"Interplanetary Portal"

acrylic on board
framed: 18.5 x 16.5 in
 

Exhibition: March 1 – March 31, 2018
Reception: Fri. March 1, 8-11 PM


View Exhibition
  "La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our annual juried group exhibition, LALUZAPALOOZA. This gigantic, no-theme show features works from some of the freshest and most relevant artists working today. Again we sorted through tens of thousands of submissions from commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenics, students, street taggers, animators and working gallery artists.  How many will we show this year? There are  140+ pieces from 70 or so artists, continuing the tradition of the most exclusive selection of tastefully, jam-packed, salon-style exhibited works in Post-Pop. There are some familiar names from our ever-growing roster of feature artists, alongside a promising batch of previously undiscovered, emerging talent."

Contact Gallery Director Matthew Gardocki for purchase info:
info@laluzdejesus.com  (323)666-7667


#laluzdejesus #michellebickford #LALUZAPALOOZA  #LALUZAPALOOZA33 ##LALUZAPALOOZA2019 #awesomeshow

Monday, January 28, 2019

New pieces available/Art opening at: La Luz de Jesus Feb 1st-24th



"Charcuterie and Cheese Group Exhibition  La Luz De Jesus Gallery is pleased to present Charcuterie and Cheez, a group exhibition featuring the work of Ashley Bevington, Michelle Bickford, Don Pablo Pedro, and Ian Ferguson. In this exhibition, each artist appropriates a definitive language of style derived from their own life experiences. The broad spectrum of technique displayed collectively creates an integral can’t-have-one-without-the-other effect; It’s pretty much nuts, cheese, the ham, and the jam."

Exhibition: February 1 – February 24, 2018
Reception: Fri. February 1, 8-11 PM 



acrylic on board
unframed: 15 in diameter
framed: 20 in diameter  (50.8 cm diameter)




acrylic on board
unframed: 4 x 10.25 in 
framed: 8.25 x 14.75 in ( 20.955 cm x 26.035 cm)





unframed: 4 x 10.25 in
framed: 8.25 x 14.75 in  (20.955 cm x 26.035 cm)




"The Particle Collector"
acrylic on board
unframed: 8 x 16 in
framed: 10 x 18.5 in (25.4 cm x 46.99 cm)





acrylic on board
unframed: 8 x 16 in
framed: 10 x 18.5 in (25.4 cm x 46.99 cm)




acrylic and color pencil on board
unframed: 14 x 6 in
framed: 21 x 13 in  (53.34 cm x 33.02 cm)




acrylic and color pencil on board
unframed: 14 x 6 in
framed: 21 x 13 in (53.34 cm x 33.02 cm)




acrylic and color pencil on board
unframed: 14 x 6 in
framed: 18 x 10.5  in (45.72 cm x 26.67 cm)




acrylic and color pencil on board
unframed: 14 x 6 in
framed: 18 x 10.5  in  (45.72 cm x 26.67 cm)


"Intergalactic Passport"- a glimpse into the future
"If you often pause to wonder what the future might hold for us, then this collection from Michelle Bickford presents some possibilities. By being exposed to the marvels of space-age engineering and Mid-Century Modern architecture, Michelle’s art conjures up images of a bygone era that never fully came to fruition. From paint to frame, Michelle tells a story that comes from the heart. No matter how large or small, each piece is meticulously crafted to further tell her tale."

"Having grown up with science fiction as bedtime stories, I pull from the thrilling sense of surprise and create worlds of my very own. I want to take the viewer on a journey of the unexpected. Each piece could be it's own cover of the story waiting to be revealed within."

Contact Gallery Director Matthew Gardocki for purchase info: info@laluzdejesus.com  (323)666-7667 

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

My upcoming show- February 2019 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

To kick off the new year- I am proud to announce my upcoming show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in February!

"Spaceport Central"
Acrylic and Gouache on Masonite
unframed: 15" diameter
framed: 20" diameter

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New art will be available at the Giant Robot Post-It Show 14


 Giant Robot Post-It Show 14 
Begins Dec 1
3000+ pieces of art

 
Been sitting on this for a while- I will have art in The Post-It Show at Giant Robot!! Yep- art on 3" x 3" Post-It Notes!! Here is the inside scoop:
"Giant Robot, Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson are proud to present Post-It Show 14 at GR2. Curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson & Eric Nakamura, Post It Show 14 will feature over 400 artists and 3,000+ Post It note art pieces."

All pieces are $25- cash and carry.
No pre selling or holding of any pieces. 
You have to be present to purchase.

*Even though the show is not up on their walls anymore, there is still plenty of art still available for purchase that are in binders that you can brows.
You can find pics of the show here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/giantrobotmag/sets/72157674144678297
https://www.flickr.com/photos/giantrobotmag/albums/72157701003433052

GR2 Gallery is located at
2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
Closed Mon and Tuesday.
Wed + Thurs 12-6 Fri + Sat 12-8 Sun 12-7

List of artists:
Yusei Abe, Matt Adrian, Edgar  Alanis, Ricardo Ales, Erin Althea, David Alvarado, Michelle  Andrade, Vince Aparo, Mia Arajo, Elvin Armando, Anthony Ausgang, Rina Ayuyang, Ana Bagayan, Kim Bagwill, Scott Bakal, Brigette Barrager, Dan Barry, Gary Baseman, Nicole  Beal, Kahiau Beamer, Melinda Beavers, Sam Bee, Deirdre Sullivan Beeman, Tegan Bellitta, Carin Berger, Mary Bergherr, Michelle Bickford, Marty Blake, Andrew Brandou, Julianna Brion, Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Meredith Burgeson, Ally Burke, Stasia Burrington, Erin Burrell, Stasia Burrington, Andy Busc, John Jay Cabuay, Brian Cairns, Caitlin Canchola, Alicia Cardell, Ethan Castillo, Martin Cendreda, Graham Chaffee, Flavia Chan, Kevin Chan, Nidhi Chanani, Jeanie Chang, Mimi Chao, Sean Chao, Shino Charlson, Gigi Chen, Shawn Cheng, Brenda Chi, Maggie Chiang, Hog Child, Alexandra Chiou, Alex Chiu, Dayoung Cho, Juhye Cho, Ryan Cho, Jonathan Choi, Joey Chou, Elaine Chou, Ben Chu, Luke Chueh, David Chung, Greg Clarke, Rob Clayton, Rebecca Cole, Michelle  Constantine, Gemma Correll, Jennifer Dang, Grace Danico, Jennifer Davis, Katrin Davis, Nikko De Leon, Godeleine De Rosamel, Defective Pudding, Lauren Denitzio,Sally Deng,  Alexandra Dillon, Linh Do, Seth Drenner, Mariam Dubinsky, Cross Dugas, Keith Dugas, Rachel Dukes, Dana Duncan, Tripper Dungan, Carlos Dye, Zosia Dzierzawska, Amy Earles, Kendall Eddy, Theo Ellsworth, Kristine Evans, Alexander Fjelnseth, Flat Bonnie, Gordon Forkert, Colin Frangicetto, Anthony Freda,  Harrison Freeman, Shannon Freshwater, Sarajo Frieden, Tim Furey, Matt Furie, Jason Furie, Brittanie Gaja, Mark Galez, Felix Galvan, Ben Garbus, Ken Garduno, Bert Gatchalian, Ani Gevorgian, Susie Ghahremani, Jenna Gibson, Gioriko, Kimberly Glyder, Frieda Gossett, Catherine Graffam, Sam Grinberg, Matt GroeningYoojin Guak, Christian Leon Guerrero, Tinna Guo, Moira Hahn, Christina Hale, Marcellus Hall,  Peter Hamlin, Mayon Hanania, Mara Harris, Andrew Khan Hemming, Bodeck Luna Hernandez, Jamie Hernandez, Mark Higden, Kathy Ho, Beverly Hong, Kerry Horvath, David Horvath, Jim Houser, Ginnie Hse, Shenho Hshieh, Martin Hsu, Hilda Hufalar, Primary Hughes, Stella IM Hultberg, Darren Inouye, Jordin Isip, Sean C. Jackson, Melon James, Yellena James, Salene Jang, Jellykoe, Joka, James Jean, Jellykoe, Joka, Yunsun Joo, Esther Kang, Terri Fry Kasuba, Audrey Kawasaki, Yumiko Kayukawa, Sean Keeton, Taleen Keldjian, Jeremiah Ketner, Gina Kiel, Spel Killz, Dan-ah Kim, Deborah Kim, Heeyeon Kim, Jee Kim, Linda Kim, Seo Kim, Sorie Kim, Seher Kis, Madeline Kloepper, James Kochalka, Lisa Kogawa, Melissa Kojima, Jared Konopitski, Philip Koscak, Chelsea Kowitz, Hawk Krall, Jennifer Krentz, Danielle Krysa, Stephanie Kubo, Jade Kuei, Asavari Kumar, Abe R. Kummerow, Sherry Kuo, Tasha Kusama, Jon Kvassey, Carly Lake, Irene Lam, Travis Lampe, Brian Langan, Poul Lange, Jeremiah LaTorre, Jon Lau, Tiffany Le, Eddy Lee, Elaine Lee, Bonnie Lee, Eungee Lee, Hyoyeon Lee, Leon Lee, Nellie Lee, Lyndsey Lesh, Po Yan Leung, Gosha Levochkin, Helen Li, Gioia Licorish, Alex Lieu, Brandon Lim, Frank T. Lin, Justine Lin, Huntz Liu, Tiffany Liu, Dana Lo, Martin Locante, Dela Longfish, Nikki Longfish, Oscar Lopez, Fallon Lopez, Taylor Love, Mike Lowery, Victoria Lu, Bonnie Lui, Danni Shinya Luo, Kevin Luong, Brian Luong, Cassia Lupo, Brittany Mack, Damian J McDonald, Jon Macnair, Yu Maeda, Akvile Magicdust, Noah Malloy, Andrew Mar, Ariel Mar, Woes Martin, Erick Martinez, Aaron  Martinez, Michael Matheson, Mike Maxwell, Maxwell McMaster, Jeff McMillan, Alyssa Mees, Dakota Meier, Mildred, Soey Milk, Natalia Miramontes, Jessica Miranda, Karen Miso, Ashley Mistriel, Moneekah, Sunny Moon, Julia Moraes, Rick Morris, Kim Murton, Chris Mostyn, Julie  Murphy, Kim Murton, Sean Muscles, Gary Musgrave, Andy Musser, Bo Myles, Mayuko Nakamura, Eric Nakamura, Shihori Nakayama, Shiho Nakaza, Kiyoshi Nakazawa, Paul Nam, Matthew Nastuk, JP Neang, Amy Ng, Lap Ngo, Tru Nguyen, Lydia Nichols, Jonah Nimoy, Nancy Nimoy, Jorge Norgaard, Kimberly Ellen Nottene, Naomi Novak, Chelsea O'Byrne, Junko Ogawa, Caitlin Ohara, Kamehana Okala, Daisuke Okamoto, Christian Orozco, Nathaniel Osollo, Nathan Ota, Ouizi, Pacolli, Justin  Pastores, Lou Patrou, Lisa  Perrin, Krista Perry, Minnie Phan, Aaron Piland, Laurie Pina, Gracie Piper, David  Plunkert, Nelson Po Hua Yang, Nikki Garcia Poling, Giselle Potter, Charlie Powell, Hayley Powers, Dave Pressler, Kelly Puissegur, Arif Qazi, Dan Quinatna, Jarrett Quon, Radmegan, Rohitash Rao, Tanda Rausch, Willie Real, RFX1, Martha Rich, Michael Richey White, Pamela Riddle, Ryan Riedel, Somsara Rielly, Darcy Ripley, Honda Rivera, Jonny Rodriguez, ez Rodriguez, Zion Rodriquez, Sarahe Roman, Catell Ronca, Louise Rosenkrands, Alisa Ross, Drew Roulette, Taylor Rushing, Kim Ryu, Brooks Salzwedel, Isabel Samaras, Johnny Sampson, Eunice San Miguel, Erik Mark Sandberg, Rob Santo, Emilio Santoyo, Maddie Saunders, Lena Sayadian, Kevin Scalzo, Marc Scheff, Diana Schoenbrun, Jared Andrew Schoor, Scribe, Annie Seaton, Maxwell Sebastian, Anna See, Anne Seidman, Sadie Seung Jun Han, Mike Sgier, Farshid Shafiey, Ann Shen, Whitney Sherman, Vivian Shih, Simone Shin, Ying Siu, Sean Skillit, Aaron Smith, Jawsh Smyth, Atieh Sohrabi, Angela Song, Jennifer Song, Ileana Soon, Marcos Sorensen, Bwana Spoons, Akiko Stehrenberger, JT Steiny, Dave Stolte, Everest Strayer-Wong, Katherine Streeter, Linnea Strid, Joey Stupor, Deepti Sunder, Depti P. Sun, Angela Sung, Sunmi, Koy Suntichotinun, Alyssa Surmillon, Michele Svengsouk, Frank Svengsouk, Tiffany Tan, Olguin  Tapia, Katsuya Terada, Jason Teraoka, Alycea Tinoyan, Mr. Toast, Mark Todd, Juliette Toma, Jennifer Tong, Jay Torres, Wednesday Tran, Sophie Treppendahl, Gina Triplett, Yumi Tsang, Grace Tung, Nozomi Uchida, Aiyana Udesen, Edwin Ushiro, Tessa Van Dalsem, Collin Van der Sluijs, Lisa Vanin,  John Van Houten, Lisa Vanin, Jeromy Velasco, Ron Velasco, Matt Vescovo, Nancy Vescovo, Alden Viguilla, Rui Vitonino Santos, Fetus Vomit, Joe Walton, Rebecca Wang, Vivian Wang, Sam Washburn, Emma Wasieike, Vincent Wauters, Christine Wei, Steven Weissman, Michael Wertz, Woodrow White, Sarah Wilmot, Julie Wilson, Emily Wong, Kimberlie Wong, Stephanie Wong, Junyi Wu, Qincheng Xu, Ann Xu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Vicky Xu, Yumi Yamazaki, James Yang, Awsemon Yari, Darcy Yates, Emily Yoshimoto, Chris Youssef, Jenny Yu, Sandra Zheng, Anthony Zinonos

Monday, October 01, 2018

New works available: The Original Coaster Show is back at a new location!


 "Interstellar Transport"
4" x 4"
 acrylic on masonite
sold


 "Night Search"
4" x 4"
 acrylic on masonite
sold


 "Sunset Cruise"
4" x 4"
 acrylic on masonite
sold



"Golden Orb"
4" x 4"
 acrylic on masonite
sold
(…when you walk by the golden orb literally flashes gold.)

*Coaster purchases are possible online or by phone if you can not purchase in person- singular or mix & match! Contact gallery director Matt Kennedy to make your purchases at:
 (323)547-3227 or info@gallery30south.com


Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 4th 7-10PM

"This annual event gathers a thousand or so unique pieces of artwork by hundreds of individual artists, many of whom are making their gallery debut. By placing their work alphabetically and side-by-side with established artists, the egalitarian presentation imbues each piece with an equal opportunity for discovery and acquisition. The maximum possible price of $250 for an individual coaster (with many priced between $25 and $50) and several FREE coasters, allows those with a limited acquisition budget to become legitimate patrons of the arts and even deep collectors without compromising taste, integrity or lifestyle."

Gallery 30 South 
30 S Wilson Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
(323)547-3227 info@gallery30south.com
#gallery30south #coastershow #coastershow2018