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Local Artist, Tofusquirrel, Draws Her Parents' Cats

Dark Daze Over New England

If you can make it, I'd love to see you at Hub Comics this Saturday, December 18th at 3pm, where the contributors of ZombieBomb! will be signing copies of its newly-released fourth issue, Dark Daze. (I painted the above illustration for its pin-up section!)

Hub Comics
19 Bow Street (Union Square)
Somerville, MA 02143

Love,
Ellen
A Bit of Silliness, Really

Local Artist, Tofusquirrel, Draws A Mature Yeti

Local Artist, Tofusquirrel, Customizes A Kidrobot Vinyl Toy

Ellen Crenshaw, Kate Castelli, and Amanda Atkins at Mass Market (pt.2!)

(mini prints: 3.5 x 5" - 2 for $7) Hey everyone! Tomorrow, Ellen Crenshaw, Kate Castelli, and myself will be selling prints, post cards, stationery, and more featuring our illustrations at Mass Market! The show is from 11 am to 5 pm in the Mass Art gym at 621 Huntington Ave. in Boston. Here's a look at some of the things I'll have to offer! (post cards: 4 x 6", 6 per pack ft. 2 of 3 designs - $10) (holiday cards: eight 5 x 7" cards and cream envelopes - $12) In addition to all of the above, I'll have all my regular 8x10" prints on sale for $15. Hope to see you there!! Love, Amanda

Amanda Atkins, Kate Castelli, and Ellen Crenshaw at Mass Market

At the eleventh hour, I wanted to entice you to come visit me at Mass Market tomorrow, where I'll be tabling with my pals and fellow illustrators Kate Castelli and Amanda Atkins, selling prints, note cards, and Christmas cards! (Click the poster above to enlarge so you can see all the info!)

5" x 7" Christmas tent card with antique gold envelope
(Blank inside for your own Christmas wishes!)
$2.50 each or $10 for pack of five

4" x 6" flat note card with red envelope
(Send a letter that your loved ones can frame!)
$9 for pack of five

I'll also have a variety of 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" museum-quality prints (priced between $9 and $18), each printed with archival inks on beautiful Canson paper and signed by me. Hope to see you there!

Love, Ellen

Evoker and Darkcloud are up for Bomit.com's Sticker artist of the year again!

Feel free to vote for them at you leisure here.

Holiday Stickers by Fish McGill & Mass Market - 12/12/10 11-5 @MassArt

Each year to spread the yule I enjoy sharing some holiday stickers with friends. Here are the latest lineup of weirdos and misfits all hanging out atop the playground teeter totters:





If you would like a free-ninety-nine holiday sticker of your own please come see me at Mass Market this Sunday December 12, 11-5. I will be sharing a table with Karl Stevens of Boston Phoenix fame who will be selling signed copies of his new book The Lodger, drawings and prints. I will have shirts, drawings and other fun stuff for sale at the fair. Hope we see you there!

Mass Market is a one-day event being held Sunday December 12th, 2010 from 11:00am - 5:00pm . The event will be held in the Gymnasium at MassArt.

621 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115

Halloween show at Space242 - Oct 22 + 29

Space242 is re-opening its doors this Friday evening and next Friday for their "Freeky Friday Nights" show which includes new spooky art from Featuring Spooky Works By Mister Reusch, Amanda Clarke, Derek Ring, Alex Carlson, Shannon Orcutt, Walter Sickert, Felisia Sainz, Nichole Johnson, Bonnie Thomas, Eric Bornstein, Scott Holloway, Scott Murry, Eliza Brown, Nick Demakes and Tom Torrey. Costumes are encouraged and RSVPs at space242.com are required. Join the fun 6-8pm!

SOWA Open Market 10/10/10

Silver jewelry by Amy Casher Designs
Here's a few snaps from last Sunday's SOWA Open Market. It was a beautiful day, perfect fall weather. This week, SOWA featured the local artisan group Boston Handmade (as several members were vending at market that day), plus Dogs Dogs Dogs! Sunday was "Dogtastic" Day at SOWA! Now to be fair, every Sunday I've ever been at SOWA has seemed like a "dog day" to me. Many folks bring their pooches to SOWA any/every Sunday of the SOWA season. But this Sunday was extra-special because some of the dogs were in —ta-da! —costume!


Whether you are a fan of dogs in costume or not, one simply cannot deny the sweetness of the little doggie above, Greta (all dressed up as a Matryoshka). Seriously cute!
For more fun pics of the day plus local artist shout-outs, check my SOWA blog post or Flickr photostream.

Open call to artists to join in a group show (Opening on November 5)

Gallery 9 in Norwood, MA is seeking artists to create an original work for a show in their Norwood gallery. Interepret the theme "Looking Up" however you see it for this non-juried, all-inclusive show. Entry fee is $10 and a 10" x 10" canvas is provided on which to create your work. All work must be for sale, with prices determined by gallery management and the artist at time of drop-off. Only pieces done on this provided canvas and size will be displayed in the show, and standard commission of 60% to the artist and 40% to the gallery will be offered for all show sales. 10% off all gallery proceeds will be donated to the Norwood food pantry.  For more info about the show, please visit Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9's web site

If you are interested in taking part, here are the important dates:

Wednesday, September 1st :: First day to pick up canvases and submit entry form October 20th :: Last day to pick up canvas and submit entry form October 29th :: Drop…

MICE - Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

The time for Boston's first annual independent comics expo is fast upon us! Don't miss it!

MICE - Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
Saturday, September 25, from 10am - 6pm
@ the Art Institute of Boston, 700 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Look for Boston Artist bloggers Amanda Atkins, Kate Castelli, and Ellen Crenshaw, as well as Boston comics artists Bob Flynn, Dan Moynihan, and the folks from Boston Comics Roundtable!

Sept 16th - Skateboard deck show @ Fourth Wall Project

9-18-10 Project SF @ Orchard's Extension Gallery

Sept. 3 at Three Graces Gallery - Amanda Atkins, Ellen Crenshaw + Scott Murry

The seventh"Teeny Tiny Art Show"will be opening this Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Three Graces Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. The group show calls for work sized under 10" x 10." Here, less is more. Three Boston artists, Amanda Atkins,Ellen Crenshaw and Scott Murry, whom all graduated from the Art Institute of Boston, will be participating. The show is up from through Sept. 26.

Aug 22nd- Fish & Evoker @ Karmaloop

Next weekend in Harvard Square

Candlewick Press and Curious George Bookstore will be hosting a book signing Saturday, August 14th in Harvard Square @ noon.
Boston-based illustrator, Julia Denos (right) and LA-based author/graphic novelist/indie rocker, Cecil Castellucci (left) creator of The P.L.A.I.N. Janes among others, will be signing their new picture book, Grandma's Gloves at Curious George Books. Refreshments and artmaking. Come by!

August 14, 2010 @ Noon
Curious George
1 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617.498.0062)


Aug 13th- Energy Depicted Artistically @ LOT F GALLERY

August 13 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm

LOT F GALLERY
145 Pearl St #4
Boston, MA

Aug 13th- Boston Related @ Fouth Wall

Opening reception: August 13th 6-9pm

Works by: Antoniadis and Stone, Raul Gonzalez, Jessica Gath, Alone, Jason Reppert, Nicole stone, Jesse Littlefield, Matthew Rich, Janos Stone, Miles Huston, FredoConde, David Ording

Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave. Boston 02215

More info and pictures availablehere.

Aug 6th- Silas Finch @ Corduroy

THE OPENING RECEPTION OF VESSEL BEGINS THIS FRIDAY,
AUGUST 6TH, AT 6PM.

CORDUROY
59 MARKET STREET
PORTLAND, MAINE

July 31st- Hourglass Tattoo & PBR Gallery Art Opening

The Hourglass Tattoo & Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Gallery is preparing to throw their July show!! For this upcoming show, they have teamed up with Shayna Yasuhara, aka "Shayna Shenanigans", artists and founder of Boston's award winning female art collective, Paint Pens in Purses. The result was, “Strange World”, a showcase of dark, lovely and intriguing works from six emerging and established low-brow and non-traditional artists. The collection includes 3-D wood pieces screen printed by Luke O'Sullivan, illustrations by Fionn McCabe (co-founder and director of the Oh Nancy Project), intricate collage work of Inas Al-Soqi, photography by Carly LaChant and much more. The gallery will also be showing Donnie Darko in honor of the theme.

Opening reception is Saturday, July 31st. To attend please be sure to RSVP at hourglasstattoos@gmail.com.

Shayna Yasuhara + Hourglass' PBR Gallery Present:STRANGE WORLD Art ShowFeaturing original artwork for display + sale by:Fionn McCab…

STREET MUSEUM - MEME Gallery & The Wall in Central Square

August 7th NOON to 9pm
On August 7th MEME gallery is hosting The Street Museum - a ONE day transformation of The Wall located in Central Square at 567 Mass Ave.

Local artists, community members, neighborhood youth, and passersby will be invited to be a part of The Street Museum. Participants will create a stencil of their own to add to the collaborative, evolving mural. Everything needed to make a stencil will be provided and available at MEME, located at 55 Norfolk Street.

The Wall is a truly inspiring, ever changing space, and is the only legal wall in Cambridge for street artists to create their work.

MEME's mission, to be "a space for ephemeral art to be made and witnessed," and the close proximity of The Wall to the gallery make it perfect place to broaden MEME’s reach into public spaces.

One day only!! Come leave your mark. Create a wheat paste or stencil to add to the Wall. Everything needed to make a stencil will be provided by MEME on August 7th, from 12 noon to 9…

July 23rd- Emulsion @ Orchard's Extension Gallery

Come out this Friday night and enjoy the collective works of Emulsion's network of skartists.8-10PM21+You must RSVP to be placed on the guest list.
You can either respond here or by sending an email to RSVP@orchardshop.com...Invite all your friends, and please let us know if you'll be bringing guests!
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Orchard's Extension Gallery 156 Harvard Ave, Allston
If you're ever in allston, be sure to check out the allston cafe for sweet art shows. Like this one: Iansanity: Panst & Present. It's a collection of work that spans the beginning of the Nub to present times... Very interesting. So many different styles... Check it out!

Heeb Jeeby @ HUB Comics

Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan will be signing copies of Heeby Jeeby Comix #1 at Hub Comics in Somerville, MA on Sunday, July 18th. (flyer art by Dan himself)
If you know anyone who lives in the Boston area, please pass the word along. Especially kids! It should be a good time. They'll be drawing and doing collaborative comics as well.
-Keith Zoo

Karl Stevens "The Lodger" Art Show

The reception for Karl's show of oil paintings, watercolors, and comics that make up his forthcoming graphic novel "The Lodger".
Date:Thursday, July 15, 2010 Time:5:30pm - 7:30pm Location:Carroll and Sons Street:450 Harrison Ave City/Town:Boston, MA

Gorilla Gallery .... June 26th .... 3pm

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BRING ARTWORK!
Or even can even just show up and be a critic..
For more information: ian@imightbeinsane.com
www.imightbeinsane.com

5/29 Fish Mcgill and Evoker live painting @ Karmaloop

Caleb Neelon Reception tonight @ Fourthwall Project

Art for Kool Kidz presents:
IMAGINATION WALL by Caleb Neelon
On View : May 12 - 28, 2010
Hours: Wed - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM

OTHER EVENTS at Fourth Wall Project132 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215

ART OPENINGFriday, May 21, 6 - 9 PMMeet artist, see The Wall, enjoy good food and music. Limited edition totes and T-shirts benefit the Art Program at Children's.

FAMILY EVENT DAYSunday, May 23, 2 - 5 PMPaint your own message of hope and inspiration for the kids at Children's Hospital with artist Caleb Neelon.

About The Artist:
Born in 1976 in Boston and based in neighboring Cambridge, Caleb is an artist, writer, and educator. Caleb's paintings and installation artwork has appeared in solo and group shows in venues in America and Europe, as murals on walls in Kathmandu, Reykjavik, Bermuda, Calcutta, Sao Paulo, and across Europe, as well as in dozens of books, magazines, and newspapers around the world. Caleb Neelon's Book of Awesome, his first artist monograph, is a new release from G…

5/6- Open Studios @ The Distillery

BLiNK Project: Soundscape 2010.1

SOUNDSCAPE is an ongoing exploration of the BLiNK Project, based upon an unprecedented synergistic interaction of music, visual art, architecture, and sound engineering. It’s basis is music, where scenarios for performance are created, rather than simply arranging musical content.

Our next performance will be at both Caprice and Underbar Lounge. Musicians play in the 2 clubs simultaneously. A lead group will perform upstairs. Their sound will be transmitted downstairs, and played on speakers throughout the space. Musicians downstairs will play in synchronization with the lead group’s sound. We are stretching an orchestra out, and you become your own composer/conductor, shaping your musical experience by moving through the space.

We hope to have you join us. Admission is $10. (21+) Come early, dine at Caprice, and make a night of it!


Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Underbar and Caprice Lounge
Street: 275 Tremont St across from the Wang Center
City/Town:Boston, MA

Circus Day in America new art by Patt Kelley

For the past few months I've been working on nine pieces for The Shelburne Museum in Vermont. The exhibit, entitled "Circus Day in America" showcases the sights, sounds and smells during the heyday of the circus 1870-1950. On display will be objects from the museum's own collection as well as from The John and Mable Ringling Museum. I've seen some of the posters and photographs that will be on display, and they're amazing.

For my part in the exhibit I created seven posters of noteable sideshow freaks throughout history. Serpentina, Grady Stiles the Lobster Boy, and siamese twins Millie Christine to name a few. Not to mention a nearly four foot tall poster of four legged woman Myrtle Corbin. Along with the posters I made two sculptures. One of armless lady Frances O'Connor holding a smouldering cigarette inbetween her toes, and the other of JoJo the Dog Faced Boy (using my wife's haircut clippings to cover his face and hands.)


The exhibit will be open f…

Carry Out at MEME Gallery

I'm pleased to announce a duel opening for myself (Michael Crockett a.k.a Hazel Eyes Studio) and friend Adam Miller
(of Zombie Bomb comic Fame) at Bloc 11 Cafe, in Union Square, Somerville,Ma. http://www.bloc11.com

This show will be up for two months with affordable work from both of us!
Opening reception: Friday, May 7th from 7pm - 9pm Both artists will be in attendance.

5/7- Monster Party with fish Mcgill and Evoker @ Corduroy

Monster Party
New Paintings from Evoker and Fish Mcgill
Friday May 7th 6-9pm
Corduroy
59 Market st
Portland, Me

Fringe Movement during Somerville Open Studios

Join the members of the Fringe Movement studios as they open thier doors for Somerville's annual open studios. They will be there from 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday.

9 Olive Sq
Somerville, MA
More info located here.

5/7 - New work by Skript @The Savant Project

Brothers of the Blade Deck Release @ Civil Skateshop