Gen Art to celebrate their 15th Anniversary next Wed…

Gen Art has asked us to help them spread the word on their big ‘I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit’. We’ve put a few of the artists we work with in the show and it looks to be an awesome event…

Wed, June 24th
7-11pm (VIP Preview from 7-8pm)
7 West 34th Street, 11th Floor
(Near 5th Avenue)
‘I Heart Gen Art: 15th Anniversary Benefit’ will feature an exhibition of works from over 50 of today’s most exciting artists including the likes of Camilla d’Errico, Kris Lewis, Tony Philippou, Sarah Joncas, Brandi Milne, DJ Spooky, Claw Money, Ricky Powell w/Daze, Martha Cooper, Nathan Spoor, Caroline Hwang, Chris Mendoza, Kime Buzelli, Anne Faith Nichols, Dan May, Amir H. Fallah, Erik Otto, AIKO, and many more. A full list of all participating can be found here.

All of the original works of art for sale fall in the range of $125 to $5,000, so be sure to attend and be ready to add to your collection.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Gen Art Foundation, whose ongoing mission is to support undiscovered talent and providing a platform for emerging artists to garner increased exposure to a loyal audience. This event, and the raising of proceeds in connection with it, is critical to Gen Art’s survival through this summer.

Tickets start at $90 and are available here:
http://genart.org/special-programming/i-heart-genart-benefit-event

Support by becoming a GEN ART MEMBER:
http://www.genart.org/memberships

Camilla d’Errico update (new plush, book, shoes & more)…

Camilla d’Errico just released her first-ever plush fashioned after the cute yet evil character, “Kuro”, from her self-published book, ‘Tanpopo’. “Kuro”, aka Poodle, is the willing and scheming companion who has promised ‘Tanpopo’ love, happiness and human emotion. Don’t let his cuteness fool you; he is after ‘Tanpopo‘’s soul! The plush is 6” tall, his total darkness hidden by a naively white mask. Cute, cuddly, and with a most peculiar feature: a too-cute-to-believe booty that would make even J-Lo jealous, this little guy has received squeals of delight at recent conventions, where the prototype was displayed and promoted.

Make sure you also pick up the original storybook, ‘Tanpopo’, to get the lowdown on who Kuro is, what the saga of ‘Tanpopo’ is all about, and join the huge group of fans who have discovered and fallen in love with the story and characters. ‘Tanpopo’ is available via your favorite local comic store.

Another pretty cool thing to tell you all about is the ‘Sparrow’ series of books will be issuing an edition from Camila this July! ‘Sparrow’ is a super respected series of art books. Past editions have profiled Phil Hale, Glenn Barr, Kent Williams, Ashley Wood, William Wray, Rick Berry, and many more. You can pre-order the book via Amazon here now.

Oh, and her shoe just went up for sale here as well (see above). The girl just doesn’t sleep!

As if all that wasn’t enough, mark your calendars now and get ready for Camilla’s return to Los Angeles… coming up this September @ Thinkspace alongside Caia Koopman. More details and sneak peeks on the show’s progress will be posted here soon.

Keep tabs on Camilla via her site here and her blog here.

Camilla d’Errico wins ARTslant’s juried competition…

Camilla d’Errico just won ARTslant‘s juried ‘Showcase’ competition!!! Her winning piece, “Aida”, is pictured above.
View the results / competition at the link below:
Congrats to Camilla on winning the competition! She deserves it, as she’s been a whirlwind of activity currently. She’s so much going on… here’s a lil’ recap on things:
Apart from the journal and stationery set she just released via Dark Horse, Camilla also just did a great little webcomic for them – check it out here.

Speaking of Dark Horse, she just did the cover for the MySpace Dark Horse Presents Vol. 3 collected edition as well. Check out the cover for Vol. 2 here.

Camilla is really starting to find a ‘home’ at Dark Horse, which is awesome. There’s more to come from this collaboration, so keep your eyes peeled.

Some may have heard, but she’s also working with Grant Morrison. He’s finally given everyone the news they’ve been waiting for – the title of the book Camilla will be drawing! Called, The New Bible, Camilla’s sexy take on religion should be interesting to say the very least. More on this awesome collaboration soon.

Learn a bit more about Morrison and his work here.

Also be sure to check out http://www.billyboomboom.com/ to view details about her new videogame!!! It’s coming out this August on Nintendo DS, and then Wii. She’s working on a 5 issue mini series for the game, that will come out as a comic book. More info on how that short series will be released and when soon.
If you haven’t had your fill of Camilla goodness after all that, then be sure to mark your calendars now for what will be Camilla’s last showing in the Los Angeles area for a good bit…
Camilla d’Errico + Caia Koopman
Opening Reception: Fri, Sept. 11th 7-11PM
Exhibit runs: Sept. 11th – Oct. 2nd @ Thinkspace
Past all that, there’s more, but we’ve been sworn to secrecy for now.

Juxtapoz post ’20 Questions’ with Camilla d’Errico…

Camilla d’Errico just finished rocking things up in Portland at the Stumptown Comic Fest and a special print release and signing at Compound Gallery.
Juxtapoz just posted their short ’20 Questions’ feature with her here. Catch up with the artist as she prepares for this year’s ComiCon and her upcoming 2-person show at Thinkspace this September alongside Caia Koopman. Look for more on this very special show here soon.
For all the latest on Camilla, keep an eye on her blog here.

New Gelaskins from Milne, Ueno, d’Errico & Koopman…

The good folks over at GelaSkins recently issued new skins from Thinkspace artists’ Brandi Milne (showing this April), Yosuke Ueno (showing next summer), Camilla d’Errico, and Caia Koopman (showing together this September)… look for more to come from other Thinkspace regulars soon.


Yosuke Ueno


Camilla d’Errico


Caia Koopman

Grab ’em all and many more at GelaSkins.