Here’s a fun Holidayish one for ya!
Copyright Andrea Young Designs 2011
Felt inspired today! “Cupcake Queen” Hair inspired by the lovely model Frankie Sin.
xoxo Prints soon!
80’s Beard Ski Party Set!
I created this Awesome Tubular 80’s ski party set just for you to enjoy! The set is print ready and includes 1-4x6 invitation file, 1- 4x6 thank you card file, 1- 11x14 poster file, 1-8x10 punch out file, sticker, treat topper file and 1 - 8.5x11 beard stencil file.
Print from home or at your favorite printer, make unlimited prints for your party!
You can purchase these digital files for your next party at! http://www.etsy.com/listing/85758077/80s-snow-beard-party-set-print-ready
Enjoy and Have fun! xoxo Andrea Young Designs
All small prints is my Etsy store are only $3!
This Saturday! @ The Hive Gallery Come see my original artwork! Tons of great art will be there only $5 when you dress up!
Ok Ive known this has gone on for a long time but in the last 8 or so years I’ve come across a lot of businessmen posing as artists. Some have a bit of talent or do create something, but they have money and use that to buy legitimacy, I guess you would say. They buy their way into large galleries or have amazing high end marketing setups. They are free to do this, but it just seems odd and raises so many questions for me.
Just because you can afford to put yourself in the mainstrem eye and say this is art peope automatically assume they are legit established artists and accept it enjoy it and start throwing money.
Does this make it harder for artists who take years and joy perfecting their craft not doing it for the money, but for a living and because this is just who they are? Is the actions of these salesmen harmful to the lively hood of true skilled artists?
I had a man in college try to sell me on this lifestyle. He told me that you just have to start making large scale items and price high. Find something you can do easily and largely so you can mass produces large scale “art” the bigger the better this is what rich people want. He would tell me how he would make giant collages of cheap junk and price it ridiculously high and wealthy people would come into the gallery and buy pieces of art based on the price being high not even the quality of work. It still baffles me why you would want to do that on either end.
When I was younger and saw someone “make it” I assumed it was from years of perfecting their craft and gathering a following and it just gets to a point where everyone knows and respects your work and that is just how “mainstream” happens. I never realized that some of these people just pop up with a great marketing idea or sales pitch. They are great salesman and maybe that is an art form in itself but when art and business blur it just doesnt feel right. It bears many questions.
Andy Warhol comes to mind as well as Kim Kardashian. A lot of reality TV stars are a great example. They are on TV so they must have a legitimate talent or reason for being there….right?
The Hive Gallery Group Show and Performance in association with bluegirl Productions Present:
The Hive Gallery’s Annual Erotic Event!
The Hive Gallery
729 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Opens Saturday, August 6th, 2011 8PM-12:30AM
$8 at the door
Show runs August 6th-27th
Hours: Sun-Tues by appointment, Wed-Sat 1pm-6pm
Featured Artists: Sze Jones / Sean Joyce / Yuki Miyazaki
Tall Wall Artist: Arlene Ascunsion Small Wall Artist: Anna Chung Installation Artist: Meagan Boyd
Crystal Barbre / John Mahoney / Grant Fuhst / Mimi Yoon / Amina Harper / Boxcar Joe / Coker / Pukac / Kristi Bockrath / Larkin / Andrew Long / Dani Manning / Charles Swenson / Salah / Janae Carado / Adam Deal / Maritza Torres / Cynthia Rogers / Dabbs Anderson / Amina Harper / Ryan Campbell / Lefty Joe Torres / and more!
”X-POLLINATION”- SUMMER EROTICA in the middle room gallery
curated by Heidi Calvert of bluegirl Productions
A. Hycenko /Adrianne Walker / Andrea Young / Apollo Staar / Bill Bronson / Carlos Batts / Chance Garrick Williams / Chrystal Walker / Crystal Sylver / Dave Naz / Ellen Schinderman / Eric Hill / Heidi Calvert / James Stiles / Jeff Wack / Karla Usagi / Kimberly Stowers / Kitty Brown / Marianne Williams / Monica Roache / Monika Polinska / Oriana Nazworthy / Rachel Vanderpol / Rae Threat / Rebecca Peloquin / Sphinx / Snuf / Victor Lightworship / VK7 / William Zdan / Yvette Ulrich
Sensei / Nathan Cartwright / Mary Spring / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Sarah Winkle / John Dang / Jinx / J.Salvador / Sphinx / Feminine Oddities / Shrine / Sonik / Leyla Akdogan / Stephan Canthal / Mike Street / Andres Carmiol / Coker / Boxcar Joe / The Little Red Writer / Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer / Patrick Haemmerlein / Alan DeForest / Bethany Pratt /
/ Radhika Hersey / Romina Gonzales / Yuki Miyazaki / Sophia Gasparian / Ink Pen Mutations Press / Doug Meyer / Glenn Fox /
Edyth Gonzalez / Daisuke Okamoto / David Reyes / Tom McDermott / Dominique Lopez / Sam “5AM” Millner / MSB Fine Art /
Audrey Roy / Marcel DeJure / Ernie Steiner / Lauren Hartman
FRONT ROOM PERFORMANCES:
Astral Jubilee / Piel / Big Moves / Johnny, Got a Lighter
LIVE BODY PAINTING (Opening Night) BY:
Lefty Joe Torres / Snuf
BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS BY:
Alex Chiu / Ichae Ackso
NEON INSTALLATION: Teemster
FABRIC ENVIRONMENTS/ INSTALLATION by: Sonik
BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES BY: Feminine Oddities
HIVE TAROT DECK READING BY:
Press contact: Nathan Cartwright at the Hive Gallery or Heidi Calvert at 917-776-6500