For the first time, Burbank Arts for All Foundation will also host The Artists Salon at The Secret Art Show, a curated space with larger works from 12 renowned artists.

Guests are invited to join art collectors, artists, and enthusiasts to claim dozens of carefully selected original works for a donation at market value.

Doors open to The Artists Salon at 6:00pm. There is no fee to enter.

Pre-event inquiries are now open. Please contact Trena Pitchford, Executive Director, at Trena@BurbankArtsforAll.org or 818-736-5269.

Below, please see the artworks available at The Artists Salon. (in alphabetical order by artist)

Full artist biographies are available at the end of all previews or you can download The Artists Salon Catalogue by clicking here. (file size 3MB)

The Secret Art Show will be held on Saturday, September 30th at ATB Studios. For more information about tickets to the Secret Art Show or to preview our secret online art galleries, visit: www.BurbankArtsforAll.org/Secret-Art-Show


Ana Bagayan

Dream Tree - Bagayan“Dream Tree”
Oils, acrylic, dried plants on canvas (Dried plants are preserved in acrylic for protection before mounting onto canvas. Featured on the cover of  the “Portland Mercury” Newspaper in Oregon.)
40” x 30”
$6,500

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Breeder- Bagayan
“The Breeder”
Oil on Canvas
30” x 36” Framed
$3,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ana Bagayan’s “futurealism” work has been shown in galleries all over the world, and featured in the pages of Rolling Stone, Spin, and High Fructose. Born in Armenia, graduate of Burbank public schools, followed by a BFA from Pasadena Art Center College of Design, Ana is a recipient of American Illustration and Communication Arts Awards, Gold Ozzie, SILA, and Eckersleys Awards. www.anabagayan.com


Annick Biaudet

Biudet Our Secret Place

“Our Secret Place”
Fine Art Giclee Print on Canvas, Artist Proof
(Available to be personally embellished on site)
13” x 11” Gallery Wrapped
$450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biudet I'm Late!

“I’m Late!” 
Fine Art Giclee Print on Canvas, Artist Proof
(Available to be personally embellished on site)
17” x 14” Gallery Wrapped
$450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biudet Strolling by the Seine

“Strolling by the Seine”
Fine Art Giclee Print on Canvas, Artist Proof
(Available to be personally embellished on site)
15” x 11” Gallery Wrapped
$425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biudet A Symphony of Colors (2)

“A Symphony of Colors”
Fine Art Giclee Print on Canvas, Artist Proof
(Available to be personally embellished on site)
18” x 14” Gallery Wrapped
$350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biudet Stitch's Bouquet

“Stitch’s Bouquet”
Fine Art Giclee Print on Canvas, Artist Proof
(Available to be personally embellished on site)
18” x 14” Gallery Wrapped
$300

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annick Biaudet, artist, director, and designer is an international treasure. Many all over the world are fans of her vivid, energetic, beautiful pieces as an Acme Archives Marquee Artist. From her native home of Paris to the bustling streets of Tokyo and Shanghai, her work is celebrated by all who crave the Golden Era animation style in the works of Disney.  Annick will be painting live, and will personally customize or embellish carefully crafted signed giclee prints on canvas of her original paintings of official licensed artwork from The Walt Disney Company, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Additional pencil sketches of her work will also be available.  www.acmemarqueeartist.com/annick-biaudet

 


Menua Chaparyan

Chaparyan Concourse #1

“Concours d’Elegance #1”
Pen & Ink
16 ¾” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaparyan Concourse #2

“Concours d’Elegance #2”
Pen & Ink
16 ¾” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaparyan Concourse #3

“Concours d’Elegance #3”
Pen & Ink
16 ¾” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaparyan Americana

Americana”
Pen & Ink
16 ¾” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaparyan Pearls

“Pearls”
Pen & Ink
16 ¾” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, while visiting the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Menua Chaparyan was moved by the beauty and style of historic cars representing their own unique period of history.  He wanted to share in their mission of keeping their motorized memories alive by capturing their image in pen and ink drawings.  Menua’s work has been sold throughout the world to benefit aid organizations serving the needs of Syrian refugees fleeing Aleppo; institutions in Southern Iran that support women’s rights and provide access to higher education for exiled children; and the Armenian National Committee. For more information, Menua can be reached at: Menua.a.chaparyan@gmail.com


Adam Cramer

Cramer - Big Dreams

“Big Dreams”
Copper, 1/16th scale prototype for larger piece
29” x 8” x 8”
$2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cramer - Neighbors floor

“Neighbor’s Floor”
Oak & Steel, Oak flooring repurposed during reconstruction of a neighbor’s home
9’ x 10” x 10”
$1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cramer - Captured Stainless

“Captured Stainless”
Lemon Wood & Stainless Steel, reclaimed fruit tree wood found by roadside
21” x 6” x 4”
$950

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cramer - Snake Bowl

“Snake Bowl”
Found Eucalyptus Wood, reclaimed and hand carved from log
13” x 13” x 13”
$750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculptor and Rango Film Producer Adam Cramer shares work made from repurposed materials scavenged from roadsides, neighborhood house reconstructions, and downed trees combined with steel and copper to bring new life to forgotten or discarded treasures.  Adam’s work has been featured at exhibits in the LA area, and at Gold Bug Pasadena, A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities. www.adambcramer.com (use Firefox as your web browser)


Frank Dietz

Additional pieces by Frank Dietz will be available at The Artists Salon at The Secret Art Show on September 30, 2017

Picture1

“The Crabby Apples of Oz – Angry Tree & Toto THE WIZARD OF OZ”
Watercolor on paper
8”x 10” Matted
$250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dietz Morlock Charcoal
“THE TIME MACHINE Morlock”

Charcoal Pencil
7.5”x 9.5”
$100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dietz Walking Dead Governor
David Morrissey THE WALKING DEAD “The Governor caricature”
Pencils on Paper
5.5”x 8.5” Matted
$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Dietz Trog Sketch
“TROG! From the 1970 Joan Crawford film” For “Little Shoppe of Horrors” magazine
Pencils on Paper
10”x 13”
$70.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dietz Phantom

“Lon Chaney Sr. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA caricature”
Pencils on Paper
8”x 9.5”
$60.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dietz This Island Earth Pen Ink

“THIS ISLAND EARTH/MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES caricature”
Pencils on Paper
5”x 8”
$50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Tarkin

 

Peter Cushing STAR WARS Governor Tarkin caricature
Pencils 7.5”x 9.5” Matted
$100.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sketchy Things” classic monster sketchbook author, Rondo Hatton Classic Horror “Artist of the Year” winner, filmmaker, and creator of the popular podcast DamnDirtyGeeks.com, Frank Dietz will be drawing live and showing his collection of work from his time as a Disney animator on classics Mulan, Hercules, Tarzan, etc. as well as his collectible horror sketches. For more information, visit: www.sketchythingsart.com and www.damndirtygeeks.com


Michael Hirsh

Hirsh Winged Patina

“Winged Patina”
Ceramic
14” x 17”
$2,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hirsh Pontiac

“Pontiac”
Ceramic
14” x 15”
$2,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hirsh Green Gusset Deco Vase

“Green Gusset Deco Vase”
Ceramic
9” x 20”
$1,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hirsh Carved Ring Top

“Carved Ring Top”
Ceramic
8” x 20”
$1,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hirsh Ribbed Funnel Vase

“Ribbed Funnel Vase”
Ceramic
7” x 13”
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspired by classic cars of the 1930’s, Michael Hirsh integrates hood ornament design elements without duplicating the structure in his vase titled “Pontiac.”  His passion for hot rods, art deco and sculptural form all find shape in mesmerizing hand thrown and glazed vases.  Michael will demonstrate his process live while showing a collection of larger and small work. www.mjhceramics.com


Adonna Khare

Khare Sore Throat

“Sore Throat”
Carbon Pencil on Paper
27” x 20”
$5,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khare Rhino with Fork

“Rhino with Fork”
Carbon Pencil on Paper
14” x 17.5”
$1,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khare Tiger with Windmill

“Tiger with Windmill”
Carbon Pencil on Paper
15.5” x 12.5”
$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khare Rhino with Long Horn

“Rhino with Long Horn”
Carbon Pencil on Paper
13” x 10.5” Framed
$850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khare Mantis

“Mantis”
Carbon Pencil on Paper
14” x 14” Framed
$800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adonna Khare, winner of the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize 2012, will be showing original graphite drawings. Featured in publications like the Los Angeles Times, NPR, The Huffington Post, and Juxtapoz, Adonna’s work is amusing and collectible. Adonna is a long time Secret Art Show fan favorite, known for demonstrating her technique live at the show, and interacting with guests of all ages. www.adonnak.com


Catherine McGann

McGann Catherine Bruno Mars

“Bruno Mars as a child Elvis Impersonator in Memphis, Tennessee, 1990”
Sepia toned Archival Silver Gelatin Photography, hand made by the photographer, Signed (beneath the matt)
11″ x 14″ Framed
$575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McGann Catherine - Larry Kramer

“Larry Kramer, American playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist in his home in Greenwich Village, NY 1993 (assignment for the Village Voice Newspaper)”
Custom Archival Digital Print, Signed (beneath the matt)
14″ x 18″ Framed
$600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McGann Catherine Green Day

“Green Day, Backstage At Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1994 (assignment for Entertainment Weekly)”
Sepia toned Archival Silver Gelatin photography, hand made by the photographer, Signed (beneath the matt)
11″ x 14″ Framed
$550

 

 

 

In 1990, child Elvis impersonator, Bruno Mars, was captured by Village Voice photographer Catherine McGann. This year the image went viral on Mars’ personal Instagram page, People magazine, and elsewhere.  An archival 11”x14” silver gelatin print, handmade and printed by the artist will be available, along with vintage photos of Green Day backstage at Madison Square Garden in 1993, and LBGTQ activist Larry Kramer. Rockarchive.com


Andre Nieves

Nieves Be_Kind

“Be Kind”
Wood & Mixed Media, unframed
2’ x 2’
$250 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Hope

“Hope”
Wood & Mixed Media, unframed
2’ x 2’
$250 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Celebutante

“Celebutante”
Canvas & Mixed Media, unframed
11” x 14”
$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Happiness

“Happiness”
Canvas & Mixed Media, unframed
11” x 14”
$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Love

“Love”
Canvas & Mixed Media, unframed
11” x 14”
$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Wealth

“Wealth”
Canvas & Mixed Media, unframed
11” x 14”
$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nieves Health

“Health”
Canvas & Mixed Media, unframed
11” x 14”
$100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cartoonist Andre Nieves uses mixed media to respond to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world of light-heartedness is created. He captures intense personal moments masterfully composed by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. Born in New York City, street art and urban life infuses each piece. His work has been exhibited at Fox Animation Studio, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Gallery 839. www.animmaker.com


Christina Ramos

Ramos Last Train Home 1

“Last Train Home”
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 54” Framed
$6,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramos muerte1

“Muerte”
Acrylic on Canvas
12” x 24” Framed
$1,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramos eagle feather

“Eagle Feather”
Acrylic on Canvas
16” x 24” Framed
$1,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramos Black Hat

“Black Hat”
Acrylic on Canvas
15” x 19”
$675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramos Frida

“Frida”
Acrylic on Canvas
15” x 19” Framed
$675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nationally recognized and award winning artist Christina Ramos was featured as an “Artist to Watch” in the January 2015 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Raised in a family of artists and musicians, her own daughter often serves as her muse and model, celebrating her mixed heritage.  Christina’s work has been shown at Museums and Galleries all over the United States and is held in many private collections in the US and Europe. www.christinaramosart.com


David Shannon

Shannon __Bowler__

“Bowler”
Oil on Canvas
23” x 31” Framed
$3,500 SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon __Fly on the Wall__

“Fly on the Wall”
Oil on Canvas
19” x 24” Framed
$1,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon __Godzilla__

“Godzilla”
Oil on Canvas
25” x 21” Framed
$1,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon_classroom

“Classroom”
Original Illustration From Soon to be Released Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Oil on Illustration Board Framed
27 9/16” x 20 1/16”
$2,000

 

 

 

 

Shannon __The Garden__

“The Garden”
Original Illustration From Soon to be Released Bizzy Mizz Lizzy
Oil on Illustration Board Framed
27 9/16” x 20 1/16”
$2,000

 

 

 

 

Caldecott Honor award winning children’s book author David Shannon of the popular No, David books will debut powerful, abstract paintings that create a visual world of color, energy, and passion while hinting at the form used in his illustration work along with original illustrations from his soon to be released book, Bizzy Mizz Lizzie.  www.davidshannonart.com and www.nodavidshannon.com


Randall Williams

Williams Paper Cast

“Paper Cast”
Acid Free Paper
40” x 60” Framed
$3,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams Landscape

“Landscape”
Oil on Board
30” x 40” Framed
$2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams Batman

“Batman”
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 48” Framed
$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams Harley Quin

“Harley Quinn”
Acrylic on Canvas
36” x 48” Framed
$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Art is power” is the main message Batman clad “Master Madonnari Artist” Randall Williams conveys, whether by making another street painting at a chalk festival, teaching and mentoring young people, working with senior citizens, or highlighting our heroes in large format murals all over schools, museums, courthouses and more.  A true renaissance man, Randall makes art out of any medium, integrating classical sculpture, pop culture, and Rock n’ Roll into his style. Randall believes we are all artists, and inspires creativity in everyone who witnesses him at work. Randall will be painting live at the Secret Art Show, and will show examples of his broad range of work. www.RandallWilliamsArt.com


SALON ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

Ana Bagayan’s work is inspired by the metaphysical – E.T.s, aliens, spirits, ghosts, intergalactic space creatures, ethereal beings, anything that hints at the idea that we are just a small part of the unimaginably vast Universe. Ana was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1983 and earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Bagayan’s work has shown at galleries all over the world, including FB69 Gallery (Germany), La Luz de Jesus (Los Angeles), Into the Void (Japan), Thinkspace, Strychinin, Copro, Subtext, and many others.  For more information visit: www.anabagayan.com

 

Annick Biaudet, artist, director, and designer is an international treasure. Many all over the world are fans of her vivid, energetic, beautiful pieces as an Acme Archives Marquee Artist. From her native home of Paris to the bustling streets of Tokyo and Shanghai, her work is celebrated by all who crave the Golden Era animation style in the works of Disney.  Annick will be painting live, and will personally customize or embellish carefully crafted signed giclee prints on canvas of her original paintings of official licensed artwork from The Walt Disney Company, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Additional pencil sketches of her work will also be available.

Besides her skill with a paintbrush, Annick has done advertising design work with companies such as Estee Lauder, Mercedes Benz and Clinique, afterwards going on to work on the Steven Spielbergs’ animated movie “Balto”. She was also co-art director on the series Oggy and The Cockroaches, eventually becoming the dubbing manager at Nelvana LTD/Corus Entertainment inc. on shows that include Berenstein Bears, Fairly Oddparents and Cyberchase. As you can see, her portfolio is as extensive as her skillset.

Annick Biaudet is now located in Los Angeles wither her husband Peter Ferk who is also a highly acclaimed animation director. She is available for commissioned artwork.  www.acmemarqueeartist.com/annick-biaudet

 

Menua Chaparyan is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Self-taught, Chaparyan is influenced by his father’s love of art and painting. Menua finds inspiration in both classical and abstract artists, such as Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Jackson Pollack. Chaparyan aspires to have others experience the world through his eyes. Intentional imperfections in his work reflect the unintentional imperfection of our reality. Most of Chaparyan’s work strives to invoke nostalgia, a remembrance of a time or feeling of one’s past.  Recently, while visiting the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Menua was moved by the beauty and style of historic cars representing their own unique period of history.  He wanted to share in their mission of keeping their motorized memories alive by capturing their image.  Menua’s work has been sold throughout the world to benefit causes that are close to his heart through aid organizations serving the needs of Syrian refugees fleeing Aleppo; institutions in Southern Iran that support women’s rights and provide access to higher education for exiled children; and the Armenian National Committee.  For more information, Menua can be reached at: Menua.a.chaparyan@gmail.com

 

Growing up the son of an illustrator and anthropologist, Adam Cramer developed an early fascination with primitive and minimalist objects. His early artistic output revealed a strong affinity for wood and Japanese joinery. Later pieces showcase his growing interest in steel and in the malleability of copper. Although the construction methods can be complicated, all his work, whether practical or non-functional abstractions, convey a sense of simplicity and calm while maintaining an underlying power and authority. With a passion for repurposing material, Adam also experiments with a variety of organic and found objects to bring new life to forgotten or discarded treasures. Adam is also a film producer, most notably on the Academy Award winning animated feature, RANGO. His intricate maquette pieces created during creature development of that production allowed him to delve back into classic, figurative sculpture. His work has been featured in exhibits in the LA area, and his ‘sculptural wands’ were sold at Gold Bug Pasadena, A Contemporary Cabinet of Curiosities. www.adambcramer.com

 

Frank Dietz was Inspired at age 6 by a viewing of ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN and has found success in the film industry as a writer, producer, director, actor and animator. Frank starred in a series of now-cult low-budget horror films like ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES and THE JITTERS. Bitten by the film bug, Frank moved to Los Angeles, where his screenwriting career began. He wrote the scripts for many independent features, including NAKED SOULS, COLD HARVEST and the MAGIC IN THE MIRROR series. In 1996, Frank returned to his artistic roots and joined Walt Disney Studios as an animation artist. His work can be seen in such films as HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000, ATLANTIS – THE LOST EMPIRE, TREASURE PLANET and HOME ON THE RANGE. During this period Frank created the Sketchy Things series of classic monster sketchbooks, which became extremely popular with genre fans. In 2007 and 2008, Frank was awarded the very first Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for “Artist Of The Year.” In 2011, Frank and Trish Geiger teamed up to create Benevolent Monster Productions. Their first project as co-directors and producers was BEAST WISHES – The Fantastic World of Bob and Kathy Burns. That documentary went on to win multiple awards, including the Rondo Hatton Award for “Best Documentary.” The following year they produced a comedy short called A ZOMBIE NEXT DOOR. Currently in production is a comedy feature I HATE KIDS, written by Frank and Todd Traina and directed by John Asher. The film stars Tom Everett Scott, Marisa Tomei, Tituss Burgess, Rhea Seehorn, Rachel Boston and Arden Myrin. Listen to Frank on his podcast, DAMN DIRTY GEEKS, where he discusses all kinds of cool Monster Kid stuff with his industry colleagues. It’s laugh out loud fun! For more information, visit: www.sketchythingsart.com and www.damndirtygeeks.com

 

As a young man growing up Michael Hirsh was fascinated with building things with his hands. In junior high he took a ceramics class and got hooked on clay. Michael continued taking classes which eventually led to art school where he received a BFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts and then continued on to the Otis Art Institute to get an MFA in ceramics. Along the way Michael was privileged to study with ceramic icons like Peter Voulkos, Viola Frey and many others. Hirsh currently works out of his studio in Burbank, California. His work is mostly sculptural and has a distinct Art Deco mid-century modern feel. He creates pieces with classic thrown forms to which he adds original hand sculpted features. Michael likes using a lot of carved textures as backgrounds to enhance the sculptural forms. Glazes range from soft satin mattes to high gloss with a vivid color palette.  His work can currently be found at many prestigious art festivals in California and Colorado, as well as an occasional gallery show.  Michael Hirsh also teaches adult and children’s ceramic classes at the Creative Arts Center in Burbank.  For more information visit: www.mjhceramics.com

 

Adonna Khare is an American Artist mainly focused on carbon pencil on paper drawings. Her work has been collected by prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. In 2012 she won the world’s largest art competition ArtPrize, competing against over 1500 artists from all around the world. She has been featured in the Los Angeles Time, NPR, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mashable, My Modern Metropolis, Saatchi Gallery as well as thousands of blogs, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages. Adonna has had group and solo shows throughout the country. Long Beach Art Museum, City of Carlsbad Art Gallery, Nassau County Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Crystal Bridges.  Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Long Beach Museum of Art, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Art Museum as well as numerous private collections throughout the world. For more information visit: www.adonnak.com

 

New York born photographer Catherine McGann began her career in 1986, shortly after graduating from art school, as a Contributing Photographer at the Village Voice newspaper. Soon she was shooting a weekly nightlife column, a gig which continued for the next sixteen years. Throughout the late eighties and nineties Catherine documented the tumultuous, downtown New York scene; a decadent, raunchy and chaotic underground populated by artists, writers, actors, drag queens, and of course musicians.  Commissions from publications such as the New York Times, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, People, Guitar World and record labels such as Mute and Rykodisc soon followed. During this time, Catherine returned again and again to music as a subject and inspiration, photographing everyone from Peggy Lee to Marilyn Manson; from Dexter Gordon to Eminem. Music has always been a passion bordering on obsession for her, and continues to be. Ready for a change, she packed up her negatives in 2001 and moved to Los Angeles, where she currently lives with her husband and two children. Catherine and her family have been Burbank residents for the past ten years. Her work is resold throughout the world through Getty Images, Morrison Hotel Gallery, and Rockarchive.com

 

Andre Nieves is a professional cartoonist at Nickelodeon Animation Studio. When not drawing cartoons, he creates mixed media artworks, paintings, drawings and conceptual artworks. With a conceptual approach, Nieves touches various overlapping themes and strategies. Several reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as the relation with popular culture and media. His mixed media artworks directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By applying abstraction, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way. His work often refers to pop and mass culture. Using written and drawn symbols, a world where light-heartedness rules and where rules are undermined is created. He creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. He’s had several exhibitions at Fox Animation Studio, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Gallery 839. Andre Nieves was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied Art, Film and Animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He currently lives and works in Burbank. www.animmaker.com

 

Christina Ramos is a nationally recognized artist from Southern California. Specializing in figurative realism, she was featured as an “Artist to Watch” in the January 2015 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and has been honored with awards from Max Ginsburg, Dean Mitchell, Tony Pro, Kristin Hoerth (Editor and Chief of Southwest Art Magazine), and Lisa Temper Hanover, the Director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum. Christina was raised in a family of artist’s and musicians. Although she studied architecture and interior design during college, it was not until she was home raising her four children that she began to focus on painting. She refined her skills in figurative painting at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Her innovative use of acrylic has made her a much sought after demonstrator and instructor. She is currently a Golden Working Artist representing Golden Artist Colors, Williamsburg Handmade Oils, and QoR Watercolor Companies. Christina’s work has been shown at the Museum of Latin American Art, San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, the Santa Paula Museum of Art, the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, the Pacific Asian Museum, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, the Pasadena Museum of History, and many galleries throughout the United States. Christina is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, International Society of Acrylic Painters and the California Art Club. Christina’s work is held in many private collections in the United States and Europe.  For more information visit: www.christinaramosart.com

 

David Shannon grew up in Spokane, WA and graduated with a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. In 1983, he moved to New York City and worked  as a free-lance editorial illustrator. David’s work has appeared in many publications, including Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, as well as on numerous book jackets and posters. In 1988, he began illustrating children’s books and has since written and/or illustrated over 35 picture books, including the bestsellers A Bad Case Of Stripes, Duck On A Bike, Alice The Fairy, and the semi-autobiographical, No, David!, which received a Caldecott Honor in 1999. His latest book is Bizzy Mizz Lizzy (Scholastic, Oct. 2017). Currently, David has been concentrating on a series of expressionistic oil paintings.  He lives in Burbank with his wife, Heidi, and their dog, Roy. www.davidshannonart.com and www.nodavidshannon.com

 

Renowned artist Randall Williams has held art exhibits all over the USA. His artwork has been featured in many articles, televised news, and TV programs as far away as Japan and England, and captured on film. Primarily known locally as an award winning Chalk Artist and Muralist, Randall’s use of diverse techniques is demonstrated in his ability to create art in all media. A true “Renaissance Artist,” he classifies himself as an “Expressionist Artist.” His use of flowing line, illustrated in his female subjects, stems from his University sculpture studies, in which he uses a 3-dimensional perspective. Randall has developed a combination of styles to express his creative ideas, using acrylic, oil, airbrush, pastels and sculpture.

Randall is classified as a “Master Madonnari Artist” delighting crowds using pastel chalk, at many Italian Chalk/Street Painting Festivals since 1996.  In 2009 National Geographic Television featured Randall at the Pasadena Chalk Festival, recognized as the World’s Largest Chalk Festival by Guinness Book of World Records.

Ever since he finger painted in weekly art classes in 1st grade Randall knew that he wanted to be an artist. After graduating from high school, he went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Western Illinois University. Randall moved to Southern California in 1980 to pursue his art career where he landed a job at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then worked as a stain-glass artist, an Art Director at two of L.A.’s largest photography labs, and a design consultant for a framing company. Later, Randall owned an art gallery for 6 years, in which he featured his own original art for sale, as well as the artwork of many talented up-and-coming artists.

Remembering the critical influence early arts education had on him, Randall actively promotes art in the schools, and personally mentors many students.  He has received prestigious Honorary Service Awards from two school districts PTA’s. Over the past few years, he has hosted mini-chalk festivals at city-sponsored events, as well as several elementary schools’ carnivals, art days, and family events. Randall impressed the teen crowd at the local high school by doing live art performances, painting subjects such as Jimi Hendrix, to the song of “Purple Haze”.
Invested in the local community, Randall is a Past-President of the Burbank Art Association, and Past-President of the Burbank Boulevard Merchants Association. He is a member of the Burbank Arts Federation, Sunland-Tujunga Art Association, and participated in the Burbank Art in Public Places Committee, Cultural Arts Committee for Burbank. Randall has painted several murals for the City of Burbank including one at the Burbank Courthouse.

Always inspiring others, Randall offers art-related services including portraits, murals, custom paintings, artistically designed framing, photo retouching/restoration. He teaches classes in drawing, painting, and sculpture, through various organizations, and the Burbank School District.

Randall can regularly be found entertaining audiences while creating chalk illustrations on Sunday afternoons at Universal City Walk, working as a live artist at the Annual Secret Art Show, and at various art festivals and paint nights. For more information visit: www.RandallWilliamsArt.com

 

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