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NATURE SPIRITS – Emi Takano solo exhibition
WINTER SALON IX – Annual group exhibition

December 6th – December 29th, 2019
Opening Reception with the artists: Friday, December 6th from 6-9 PM

Eimi Takano is a Tokyo-based artist and toy designer whose work features cute, starry-eyed creatures that encapsulate hidden worlds with misplaced dreams and memories. Her work varies from faux taxidermy soft sculptures with tiny hand cast details, to soft, whispy watercolors that showcase her sentimental character designs.

Winter Salon finishes the year with a bang! Our annual group show is an end of year celebration and features new works from many of our favorite artists from around the globe. This year’s talented line up promises to provide a variety of enticing alternatives for the upcoming gift-giving season including original illustrations, paintings, sculptures, and plush!

This year’s participating artists include: Alex Eckman-Lawn, Allison Bamcat, Horrible Adorables, Ally Burke, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Andy Sciazko, Angela Oster, Anna Tillett, Aya Kakeda, Bling Squared, Bruce Parker, Caitlin McCarthy, Caitlin McCormack, Calan Ree, Chris Haas, Christin Apodaca, Defective Pudding, droolwool (pictured above), Ivonne Garcia, Jen Musatto, Jeremy Cross, Joe Scarano, Johnpaul Gutierrez, Karl Deuble, Katherine Walsh, Kelly Denato, Mary Siring, Michelle Lynch, Nana Williams, Nora Thompson, Pantovola, Sandi Ray Pierce, Stan Manoukian, Stephan Webb, Sugar Fueled, Uncanny Creatures, Vanessa Ramirez, Weston Brownlee, Yetis and Friends, and more!

Designercon 2017 Circus Posterus/Stranger Factory booth #519 sales info

Sales will begin at 9am on Saturday and Sunday when doors open for VIPs

All sales are first come first served (except listed below)

Brandt Peters hand painted sofubi (Clyde, Stingy Jack, Astrobat, etc..) will ONLY be available by raffle. Raffle tickets can be obtained from 9am-1pm at the booth, with the drawing at 1:00pm on Saturday only. One ticket per person.

Any unsold sofubi items will be available for first come first serve on Sunday.

There will be limitations on buying multiples of the same sofubi figures / A limited amount of blank GID Astrobats will be available ’only’ with purchase of a hand-painted figure / etc. If you have any questions, please ask someone at the Circus Posterus booth at DesignerCon for more info.

Please keep an eye on our instagram account for updates instagram.com/strangerfactory

Cash or Credit Card accepted

A few releases and exclusives are

Paul K slide 2017

Stranger factory is proud to present our March mid-month event with sofubi (Japanese soft vinyl) toy artist, Paul Kaiju. Paul is a designer, sculptor, and painter working away at his sofubi/kaiju creations in sunny San Diego, California. Known as much for his custom paint work as for his original toys such as Boss Carrion, Paul’s work is recognized as some of the best in the American Toy scene.
 Paul Kaiju will have a limited amount of hand-painted custom figures at this one-night opening reception. It is a very limited engagement and any available figures after the weekend, will be put up for online sale on Monday, March 20th by 12 PM noon (PST) in our online store on CircusPosterus.com.

In person sales on Saturday will require a raffle wrist band that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, starting Saturday, March 18th 12 noon through 7:00 PM (UPDATE 3/17/17). Numbers will be randomly picked and called at 7PM. Must be present to participate in the lottery.

One item per person. No additional in person sales over weekend once a piece is purchased Saturday night.

No phone calls or emails will be accepted until the following Monday, if any pieces are still available.

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Contest Time!

Ghosts and ghouls, in celebration of Bewitching 6, and our favorite time of the year, we have an epic Halloween Contest with the most spooktacular guest judge Dark Town Sally!

Stranger Factory wants to see how you decorate for Halloween!!!!

The rules are simple: Show us your Halloween decorations!
We want to see any pumpkins you carve, house decorations, setups of toys with a spooky theme, cupcakes you make, and so on. You get the spooky idea right? BUT you must use the hashtag #StrangerFactoryHalloween so we know you have entered.

The prizes are awesome: Two winners will receive a custom Halloween treat bag filled with goods so awesome the Great Pumpkin is jealous!

The deadline is Wednesday, October 26 at 9pm CST to give our captivaiting judge Dark Town Sally time to pick a winner.

Only TWO will win, but all will have a blast participating.

The contest is open to EVERYONE and each contestant is allowed as many entries as they want!

Good luck and Happy Halloween.

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PREORDER TIME The “Mono” Knight King #SDCC 2016…


The “Mono” Knight King #SDCC 2016 exclusive now and pick up at the Cardboard Spaceship booth #5638 at the con!! Only $58

http://www.cardboardspaceshiptoys.com/exclusives-c-10/brandt-peters-night-king-sdcc-edition-sdcc-pickup-only-p-1699.html

May brings two new exhibitions to Stranger Factory!
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Japanese artist Erika Sanada presents several new expressive sculptures that she considers both odd and dreamy. Her softly bizarre ceramic creatures make their first debut at Stranger Factory in May with her solo exhibition “COPE.” As autobiographical spirit animals, her unique canines allow her to cope with her own anxiety and serve as empowering alter egos.

She recently earned her MFA in Ceramics at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

“My work reflects the weird and the creepy; I am fascinated with the dark side. “Odd Things” are my current body of work and I use ceramic for making bizarre creatures. They have extra body parts such as multiple arms, legs, teeth and ears.  These are how I express my sensitive mind. There are two reasons I create misshapen and abnormal work. One is my bitter childhood and the second is my constant anxieties.”

Stranger Factory presents

5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
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Tim Lee (on left) / Danita Art (Middle) / Splurrt (on right)
Stranger Factory is pleased to announce our 5 year group anniversary exhibition with an all star line-up of character driven artists that have graced our walls throughout the years.
ARTIST LIST:
Joe Scarano
Tim Lee
Tokyo Jesus
Eimi Takano
Karl Deuble
Peter Hague
Dennis Cornetta
Vanessa Ramirez
Kathie Olivas
Jen Musatto
Michele Lynch
Lana Crooks (bat wings)
Danita Art
Brandt Peters
Creeptoons
Fika Art
Splurrt
Stephan Webb
Erika Sanada”COPE” and Stranger Factory’s “5 Year Anniversary” opens Friday May 6th, from 6-9 pm (open to the public).
The show will run May 6th – 29th.

 

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3411 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

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Candy Gore Lottery

– Candy Gore will be a random lottery opening night

– You can sign up for the lottery starting Friday, August 7th at 11am when Stranger Factory opens

– You may start viewing the opening of Candy Gore at 6pm August 7th

– Random drawing order to purchase work begins at 6:15pm August, 7th

– When your name is drawn, you may choose 1 piece of work by each artist: Brandt Peters and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore totaling 2 pieces for your turn

– When all names have been drawn, a second round of names drawn will begin allowing 1 piece of work by each artist: Brandt Peters and Mutant Vinyl Hardcore totaling 2 pieces second round

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Stranger Factory is now accepting artist submissions for participation in upcoming group shows and our 2016/ 2017 exhibition schedule. We feature contemporary character design and illustration, focusing on emerging and mid career artists with a dedicated vision to narrative work. Serious inquiries only; please email your website (please do not attach images) to strangerfactorygallery@gmail.com