Stranger Factory is excited to ring in the new year with the highly anticipated collaboration exhibit, “Trigger II”. Featuring a group of collaborative pieces created by Brandt Peters and Clay “FERG” Ferguson, the first Trigger exhibit sold out almost immediately and fans haven’t stopped clamoring for more.
The show will include custom characters from FERG’s highly sought after “Squadt” toy line, including the two collaborative lines with Brandt Peters: Trouble Boys (based on different eras of American crime) and the all new Terrorboys series, based on slasher horror exploitation movies from the late ’70s.
Available at this exhibit will be sketches, drawings and paintings, as well as custom figures from both artists.
Press images and additional artist information are available upon request from our Press Manager.
This exhibit runs January 10th – February 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, January 10th from 6 – 9 PM. Both artists will be in attendance.
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Time for an update on Winter Salon III from two fabulous ladies we’ve covered earlier this month.
We showed the early stages of a jackalope sculpt by Carisa Swenson, and it seems like we have been waiting for the finished pieces as long as we have been waiting for Santa to come down ye ol’ chimney. Wait no longer, because Alfie is here! Totally dressed for a Christmas sweater party or for a shindig at the Griswolds, Alfie the Jackalope has his holiday game face on, and is all about snatching the gingerbread cookies. Santa better watch his back because there may be no cookies left come Christmas Eve! Fabulous job, Carisa.
Next up is a quadruple showing from Megan Baehr aka Nonesuch Garden. We showcased Megan hard at work in a felt wonderland creating centaurs for the show, but little did we know she threw us a curveball with her creative mind. Megan went outside the box for holiday centaurs.
Megan didn’t just create holiday plush centaurs we know from classic mythology and Harry Potter, but she also made a Deertaur and Unicenta with deer antlers and a unicorn horn. This string of ponies consist of Nightmare and Ginger the centaurs, Lolly the Unicenta, and Elwood the Deertaur. We can tell that Megan had a blast making these, and now everyone else can see when the show opens this Friday at Stranger Factory.
The Winter Salon III runs December 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 9 PM.
Have you been wondering what Amanda Louise Spayd will have at Winter Salon III…well BEE still and look at the gallery to see what all the buzz is about.
Amanda’s creations swarm to Winter Salon III December 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 9 PM.
One of the many great things about Winter Salon III, is that it has prices on original art for all kinds of budgets. If you are planning to make someone’s holiday dream come true or stuff your own stocking, this show has you covered. With that in mind, Kathie Olivas kept her paintbrushes in full motion after her AFA show, and they’ve produced some wonderful winter magic.
Take a long gander at these lasses and lad. The ruffles, collars, and alluring eyes are all waiting for you at the Winter Salon!
The Stranger Factory Project Room will be filled to capacity this weekend with the brilliant craftmanship of Jen Musatto (Them Dollz). We have been bringing you numerous updates over the past few weeks on what will be at the show, and we realized we haven’t even grazed the surface of all the work. With that in mind, how about another preview?
Meet the ever so lovely Josette. Now you may fall for her mesmerizing blue eyes but behind those babies lie many secrets. She is a sinister gal, but shouldn’t let that dissuade you. She is dressed to impress and break many hearts in the process. Look out boys, if you are in Albuquerque this Friday for the opening, but don’t fret too much because Jen will be on hand to keep her in check.
Jen Musatto’s exhibit opens in the project room December 6 at 6pm. Jen will be attending to talk about her creations and meet with all in attendance.
What a great dessert to a Thanksgiving feast with Kathie Olivas‘ “Before Midnight” this past weekend at AFA Las Vegas!
If you didn’t get a chance to visit Kathie at the opening or see all the amazing work, there are still pieces available here from AFA Gallery.
We haven’t seen this beastie known as Freyja in quite a bit, but it looks like a few have come out of their summer slumber period for Winter Salon III!
This low edition of 10 Winter Bloom Freyjas by Chris Ryniak make their cold weather migration to Albuquerque this Friday for the exhibit. You should probably be warned that these guys are on the endangered species list and we will not see them for very long.
The Winter Salon runs December 6th – 29th, with an opening reception on Friday, December 6th from 6 – 9 PM.
One thing about the cold winters, it gives great artists like Carisa Swenson time in the warm studio to work. Psssh…they don’t need an excuse to get to the studio!
The creativity is pouring from Carisa’s work space. We know she is a busy bee, but we did manage to get a few progress images for Winter Salon III again. This is still developing work, but Carisa is sculpting the beloved mythical animal of North American folklore, the Jackalope.
So far, we can see three stages of her Jackalope development here: sculpting, painting, and squishy body creation. Above, we can see the head sculpt taking form. Below, starts the paint application, where many fine details come into play. Finally, (after a small time skip) the body creation and placement! Since Carisa is known for dressing her creations in a delightfully anthropomorphic style, we will just have to wait a bit to see what her genius mind thinks up for the completion.
See all the work when Winter Salon opens December 6 at Stranger Factory.
Opening tomorrow night at AFA Las Vegas is Kathie Olivas‘ solo exhibit “Before Midnight“.
Imaginary friends take form and narrate their own fleeting moments in a new series of surreal portraits by contemporary artist Kathie Olivas. The Artist will unveil her newest collection, entitled “Before Midnight”, at AFA of Las Vegas on November 30th. The new exhibition includes original paintings and sculpture, inspired by early American portraiture that often depicted children as small adults in an idealized new land. The characters parallel this vision within their own sense of post-apocalyptic conformity, uniquely documenting their own stories in a mysterious brave new world. Before the shadows escape into the night, impractical dreamers take part in a world only discovered by their own imaginations. Before the stroke of midnight, the alter egos and spirit guides become intertwined as high spirits for lonely misfits.
WHEN: Saturday Nov. 30th 1-4 PM / On exhibit through December
WHERE: AFA (Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo, across from Ralph Lauren)
MORE INFO: afanyc.com / email@example.com / Telephone: 702.998.6975