The Art Jam is the centerpiece of Baby Tattooville (see 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008). As in the previous five years, artists in attendance collaborate on the large piece from the start of the BT weekend on Friday until the Saturday night deadline. Prints are then made of this completed painting and distributed to attendees after the weekend. As you can tell from the photo of the finished Art Jam piece, this year’s painting was a more conservatively sized piece compared to last year’s 5th anniversary […]
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As we continue our coverage of this year’s Baby Tattooville, we turn our attention to Michael Hussar’s Wunderland, which was a feature for the art retreat for the fourth straight year (see 2011). Those familiar with Hussar’s two night event quickly settled in while newcomers casually perused. As in the past, all of the action took place in Hussar’s suite. Models posed as muses deep into the night for Hussar and other artists to draw. Discuss Baby Tattoville here.
AM has just arrived at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside for the annual Baby Tattooville art retreat (see our 2009, 2010, and 2011 coverage). Before checking in at the hotel, we walked over to the Riverside Art Museum to get a glimpse of the yearly associated exhibition which this time is entitled Baby Tattooville Inside Out: A Private Affair Made Public with the opening scheduled for tonight (October 5th). Artists who are participating this year include Coop, Mark Frauenfelder, Brandi Milne, Nouar, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Ragnar, […]
We still have a couple more things to cover before we close the book on this year’s Baby Tattooville. One of these is the much anticipated “goodie bag” that attendees to the annual art retreat receive at the end of the weekend. Besides the sweet Diesel Fuel print set and reproduction of the Art Jam painting, a collection of other limited editions, drawings, and art paraphernalia was given away just before the trip home. More detailed photos after the jump by Carlos Gonzalez.
As veterans of the annual Baby Tattooville art retreat know, how the final Art Jam collaborative painting ends up looking is nothing like how it starts. This year was no different as the 30 artists in attendance put their mark on the extra large canvas to accommodate the reunion year. The final composition was surprisingly pretty balanced despite the inevitable drama that develops in the process, perhaps in no small part due to the leadership skills of Captain Jeff Soto (interviewed). More photos after the jump […]
For the third straight year (see 2010), one of the featured artists, Michael Hussar, hosted the strictly adult-oriented portion of Baby Tattooville – Wunderland. As before, all of the action took place in Hussar’s suite where in the main room, models posed on a large bed as muses for Hussar & other artist’s drawings and for impromptu photo sessions (see above with Ron English). The fun also continued in the second room where attendees and artists mingled. Some were able to meet for the first […]
One of the biggest benefits for artists participating in the annual Baby Tattooville celebration is having their work exhibited in the Riverside Art Museum for all to see even after the exclusive weekend festivities end (you have about five weeks – until Nov. 8 – to catch show). Entering its fifth year of hosting exhibitions featuring BT artists, this collection is a retrospective of sorts that includes works from those that have had their work in the annual show in the past. The star-studded line-up […]
We’ll have a final roundup of the “goodie bag” and all the items that paying attendees of this year’s Baby Tattooville retreat receive at the end of the weekend (you already saw the special poster and museum catalog), but here’s another taste courtesy of Diesel Fuel Prints. A regular attendee all the way from Portland, with a special 5 year anniversary BT print set. Included are images from Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Luke Chueh, Van Arno, Yoskay Yamamoto, KMNDZ, SHAG, and William Stout. More photos […]
As per tradition, each year’s Baby Tattooville is associated with a show at the neighboring Riverside Art Museum. This year’s exhibition (October 8th, 8-10pm), in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the event, includes work from every artist that has ever been associated with the art retreat (with just a couple exceptions), so in other words, it will include a staggering amount of quality work from many of your favorite artists lent from various collections. Take a look at all the artist’s names included in […]
Circus Punk customs are a new addition to Baby Tattooville. 50 blank pieces were available for attending artists to paint and work on. Once finished, these customs will be arranged in rows and BT attendees will have the chance to compete for them. Similar to what is done at fairs, attendees will get to throw at these and try to knock them down. Each person will then get to keep the custom that he or she strikes. More photos by Carlos Gonzalez after the jump.