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Banksy For The #WithSyria Campaign

Elusive British artist Banksy is back in the spotlight again with another worthy cause. After recently donating the original Heart Balloon for charity, and raising $650,000 for Haiti (covered), Bristol’s most popular man of mystery is at it again by contributing to #WithSyria project. For this project the artist revised one of his most famous and evolved images – Balloon Girl aka Girl With Red Balloon.  The new “version” with a little girl wearing traditional Syrian clothes was added to his official website the other day – Banksy.co.uk, along […]

Upcoming: “Cat Art Show” @ 101/Exhibit

On Saturday, January 25th, the newly located 101/Exhibit will be opening a Cat Art Show in Los Angeles with a portion of the proceeds will benefit Stray Cat Alliance. The roster features an interesting mix of  artists including Antony Micallef, Clayton Brothers, FAILE, Gary Baseman, Jonathan Yeo, Justin Bower, Kevin E. Taylor, Luke Chueh, Barry McGee (aka Ly Quan), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Natalia Fabia, Ray Caesar, Sage Vaughn, Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Tracey Emin, among many others. Discuss this show here.

Openings: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

Last week, a group show to benefit cancer charities opened up at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle entitled Unpredictable Gravity. Raising over 20K so far, the success of the show is due in no small part to the efforts of curator Robbie Lowery and the stellar contributions from the artists. Attendees were able to enjoy works by Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail, Camilla d’Errico, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao Andrews (seen above), Ego, Menton Mathews III, Todd Karam, Peter Ferguson, Mike Mitchell, Martin Wittfooth, AJ Fosik, Brett Amory, Jacub Gagnon, Matthew Dunn, Ryan Heshka, Joao Ruas, Josh Keyes, Syd Bee, ThreeA, and Derek Nobbs. […]

Previews: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

This Thursday, January 9th, the Unpredictable Gravity benefit group show will be opening at the Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle. Curated by one of our writers, Robbie Lowery, the show features an amazing lineup of artists with half of the proceeds going toward cancer charities. Take a look at some of the preview images attached to this article – selected from a list that includes Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail (seen above), Camilla d’Errico, Phil Hale, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao Andrews, Ben Templesmith, Ego, Menton Mathews III, Tyler Stout, Todd […]

Upcoming: “Unpredictable Gravity” @ Roq La Rue

On January 9th, the Roq La Rue gallery will be opening a special show curated by one of our writers Robbie Lowery entitled Unpredictable Gravity. The group exhibition features an incredible lineup of artists who along with the gallery will be donating half the proceeds toward cancer charities. This particular cause has a deep personal meaning to Robbie and it has been amazing the that some of his favorite artists have agreed to participate including Jeremy Geddes, Ashley Wood, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Sail, Camilla D’Errico, Phil Hale, Ross Richmond, Christopher Thompson, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Thomas Doyle, Esao […]

Releases / Benefits: Camille Rose Garcia – “I Will Be There When You Fall” Print

Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) recently released a new limited edition through Roq La Rue to partially benefit Bat Conservation International. Fitting in perfectly with her recent imagery featuring the winged creature, I Will Be Here When You Fall will be produced in a run of 100, be sized at 9″ x 12″, and cost $250 with $130 of each print going to the conservation efforts. Each one will have hand deckled edges, have hand-finished gold embellishments, and be signed & numbered by the artist. If you purchased the print Garcia […]

Previews / Benefits: “Home Sweet Home” @ UTBNYC

On the 22nd of November, UTBNYC will be opening their first charity benefit show entitled Home Sweet Home. For this exhibition, they invited 30 artists from all over the world to participate and help the cause. The list of the participating artists include some of the NYC’s notable names in graffiti, street art and urban art, showing and offering their works along with their colleagues from all over the world including Swoon, Miss Bugs, Faile, Judith Supine, RAE, Martin Whatson, EELUS, Aakash Nihalani, Priest, Carl Cashman, Zed1, Phlegm, and […]

Openings: Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit

Opening tonight at 7 pm (with a The Morning After – Santa Monica print release from Nick Walker) is the Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). Along with a group exhibition for art lovers to enjoy, there will also be a silent auction held at the end of the night of basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor Boogie, Mad Steez, Aaron De La Cruz, Hebru Brantley, 0ne0f0ne, Duncan Lemmon, and Charlie Edmiston as well as a DJ […]

Swoon Braddock Tiles Project

Street artist and humanitarian  Swoon (interviewed) has recently announced a new project she is working on in North Braddock, Pennsylvania. Entitled Braddock Tiles, the venture will take place in an abandoned church which will eventually become an art-making hub in the blighted area. Their first order of business is hand-making 20,000 ceramic tiles to restore the roof of the historic building. You can learn more about the project here as well as buy limited edition prints (like the one below from Swoon) here to support them. Via Wooster […]

Upcoming: Oceanic Awareness Collaboration Benefit Show @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night (March 30th), the Thinkspace Gallery will hold a one night only (5-9 pm) event raise awareness & funding for the purpose & progression of the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration, which provides underprivileged kids with scholarships to attend CIMI Marine Biology Camp on Catalina Island. You can check out the eclectic list of artists here, but here are a few names you may recognize – Adam Wallacavage, Caitlin Hackett, Chaz Bojorquez, Cleon Peterson, Dan Quintana, Jacub Gagnon, Marco Zamora, Mark Warren Jacques, Pedro Matos, […]
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