Joshua Clay does layout art for new Gym Class Heroes album…

Joshua Clay recently created the entire layout for the new Gym Class Heroes album… “The Quilt” hits stores nationwide on September 9th. See the layout above (click on to enlarge).

The band is out now on the Warped Tour, and are using huge cut outs of Clay’s artwork as back drops and enhancements to the live stage show. We’ll post some pics as soon as we get some.

Look for add’l behind the scenes pics of Joshua’s show that opens this Friday to be posted throughout the week on our Flickr page at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thinkspace/sets/72157605222664212/

Mark your calendar now. Be sure not to miss Clay’s 2nd solo show with us this Fri, July 11th @ 7PM. We’ll be rollin’ ’till at least 11PM and all the artists will be out for the opening reception, so stop by and say hey to Joshua along with Erik and Emroca (who just dropped off his work – really stunning in person – don’t miss it!).

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Recommended openings to catch this weekend…

Sat, July 5th 8PM-12:30AM ($8 admission)
Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring St in downtown Los Angeles
Monthly group show and performance with featured artist Scott Saw
http://www.thehivegallery.com/

Sat, July 5th 7-10PM
La Luz De Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles / 323.666.7667
New works from Caia Koopman and Mark Gleason
(On view through July 27th)
http://www.laluzdejesus.com/

Sat, July 5th 7-10PM
Scribble Theory Gallery
210 N. Bush St. in Santa Ana / 714.542.5928
“Free As Cheap – Jophen Stein’s Snootson Family Showcase” – new works from Jophen Stein
http://www.scribbletheory.com/

COMING UP NEXT WEEK:
Fri, July 11th 7-11PM
thinkspace
4210 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles / 323.913.3375
“Un autre Monde” featuring new works from Joshua Clay + “Royals & Crocodiles” featuring new works from Erik Siador & Jose “Emroca” Flores in our project room
(Both exhibits on view through August 1st)
http://www.thinkspacegallery.com/

PLEASE NOTE: It is always best to contact each gallery directly or visit their website to confirm all listings and to ask about possible cover charges or other restrictions.

Allison Sommers… special mini-show this August

Allison Sommers Waterways
Special grouping of new works…
Upcoming this August on a featured wall in our project room.
Look for Allison’s new print for the stunning “Preflight” piece in our print section at:
Past that, look for full solos coming up with Allison in ’09 and ’10 @ thinkspace. We can’t wait!!! She also has an amazing show booked for next year with our good friends at Ad Hoc Art in Brooklyn, NY alongside the amazing duo of Kozyndan. WOW!!!

UK artist Paul Barnes to debut new works soon…

We’re super excited to give you all a sneak peak of one of the new ones that UK artist Paul Barnes will be sending over to us this September. We’ve been lucky enough to have him in a couple group shows in the past, but this will be the 1st time he exhibits a nice grouping of works with us. Paul will be showing a small selection of new works on a featured wall in our project room this September… get excited!!! More on this soon…

In the meantime, for more on Paul, check out: http://www.paul-barnes.com/

Riverside Art Museum silent auction July 12th…

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, in Conjunction with RVCA and Monster Media are Proud to Present Sea No Evil, An Art Benefit Silent Auction.

Saturday, July 12, 2008 @ Riverside Art Museum 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501Contact: Micah Carlson, Marketing CoordinatorPhone: 951.684.7111, ext. 312 ● Fax: 951.684.7332E-mail, site, http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/

Raising money and awareness for the protection and conservation of the world’s oceans, the 2nd annual “Sea No Evil” Art Benefit is set to become a major event on the art and conservation calendar in years to come. SEA NO EVIL, SAVE THE WHALES….On Saturday 12th July 2008 the Sea No Evil Art Benefit will take over the Riverside Art Museum located in the Historic Downtown District of Riverside, California. An art benefit set up to raise funds for The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, (an institution committed to the eradication of pirate whaling, poaching, shark finning, unlawful habitat destruction, and violations of established laws in the world’s oceans), Sea No Evil will donate all proceeds from the sale of art. Captain Paul Watson, founder of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, will speak about the importance of his life’s work. Renowned artist Shepard Fairey will DJ in the art gallery and acclaimed singer songwriter Matt Costa will perform on the roof of the museum. Free drinks will be provided to guests compliments of Sambazon, VeeV, and Imperial. “ The museum will host a two-week preview prior to the benefit (now going on), and donated art will be available for purchase through silent auction bidding on Saturday 12th July 2008.

Participating Artists: Adam Hathorn, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Kopps, Alex Snelgrove, Andrew Pommier, Annie Frenzel, Ashley Macomber, Ben Horton, Brendan Fowler, Brent Vann, Caia Koopman, Cali Dewitt, Chris “Devious” Gliebe, Chris Rubino, Colin Dowling, C.R. Stecyk III, Dan Smith, Daniel Albrigo, Deanna Templeton, Deanne Cheuk, Deph, Dylan Martorell, Ed Templeton, Eric Jones, Fabian lezzi, George Thompson, Jason Mernick, Jeff Soto, Jennifer Becker, Jo Jackson and Chris Johanson collab, Jonathan Zawada, Justin “Angry Blue” Kamerer, Kelsey Brookes, Lindsey Carmichael, Lola, Louis Henderson, Marc Jackson, Marco Sullivan, Mark Mulroney, Maxx242, Mike Ski, Miss Pinny, Neko, Priscilla lezzi, Retna, Revok, Saelee Oh, Shay Nowick, Shepard Fairey, Six Gun Drums, Steven Daily, Theodora Allen, Yanni Vera

Happy bidding – going to be a good one!