Monday, December 02, 2019

New art for the 15th annual Giant Robot II Post-It Note Show opening on Dec 7th-the 15th

That's right…! Here is the new work I created to the 
15th Annual Giant Robot II Post-It Note Show:






Here is all the info in a nutshell:

Curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson & Eric Nakamura. Featuring over 400 artists and 3,000+ Post It art pieces.

11:30 AM -1:30 PM: preview the works only
2:00 PM: Doors open for purchase-there will be a line to get in
First in line, first let in
All pieces are $25
No pre sales
No holds- you have to be here to purchase

Post-It Show 15
December 7 - December 15, 2019
Sales Begin Saturday, December 7st, at 2:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025

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