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Oh do we have a treat for everyone available now in the Circus Posterus Online Store, two Phil Noto art books! Time to gaze at the amazingness that is Phil Noto time and time again.

Available now:
Trans AM Champions” (pictured above) 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages and signed by Phil himself.

Jet Seven” (pictured below) 48 pages Full-Color, Full-Bleed, Hardcover, Perfect bound-Sewn Pages and signed by Phil.

Better hurry up because these won’t last!
Find both here.
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Now available in the Circus Posterus Online Store, Muckey “The Rookie Black”!

“This is the 8th version of the Muckey and is the 2nd year since we introduced this Muckey. We tried many different colors each time, and this time we choose to restore it’s cute and simple characteristics. We named it ”Rookie Black”

The Rookie Black wears a red scarf, and it fits perfectly on the Muckey. This is one of new idea for this Muckey. In this version, the teeth of the Rookie are designed to be interchangeable with 3 other different colors, available to change colors at any time.”

That isn’t all because we have secured a few of the uber rare 4th set of teeth you can put in your Rookie Black Muckey! this rare 4th set is limited to 50 worldwide, and we will randomly place a few in with orders!

Hurry, these will not last.

Order Muckey here.

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Straight from his amazing show, VIXEN! at AFAY NYC, Brandt Peters, we have the entire catalogue available in the Circus Posterus Online Store! 

40 pages of new original artwork by Brandt, and by ordering from the CP Store, your copy comes signed by the man himself. This is just a small glimpse into that wonderful artistic brain of Brandt’s!

Find it here

http://www.circusposterus.com/view/Brandt_Peters_VIXEN_Catalogue

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This weekend, Baker + Hesseldenz’s 1ST Annual Spring Group Exhibition featuring our own Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters along with Van Arno, Fabio D’Aroma, Mark Elliott, Frank Forte, Naoto Hattori, Fay Helfer, Michael Hussar, Hanna Jaeun, Tracy Lewis, Roland Tamayo, Kristin Tercek, Helice Wen, and Yoskay Yamamoto.
Opening Reception:
April 4, 2015 | 6-9PM

Exhibition Dates:
March 30 – May 29, 2015

Baker + Hesseldenz Fine Art
Tucson Warehouse & Sample Building
100 East 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85705

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UNWOUND

Featuring All New Works from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble

We are excited to announce Unwound, a group show featuring new work from Joe Scarano, Scribe, and Karl Deuble this May at Stranger Factory!

Joe Scarano is NY-based artist known for his goofy, tragic characters that honor the good old days of animation, complete with the friendly, but dingy despair of the 1930s. For our upcoming exhibition, Scarano is bringing plenty of characters to life through 3-D sculpts and a number of paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces, featuring an edition of Ol’ Stitch Wilson figures, one-off variants of his famous goblin, as well as many new creatures, which we’re excited to see!
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D. Ross Scribe is known for his murals throughout North America, most notably in Kansas City, MO, but his work can also be seen across the US, in Canada, and as far south as Mexico. For Unwound, Scribe has found himself exploring a narrative of confronting fears, letting down one’s guard, and what it means to really unwind and enjoy the journey through life. With an unconventional twist on the theme of pursuing one’s dreams in the unknown territory known as the wild, wild west, Scribe is producing a variety of mixed media pieces, acrylic paintings, and custom figures. He will also be in attendance throughout the weekend working on Stranger Factory’s first mural at it’s new location on historic Route 66!

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When not at Stranger Factory, Karl Deuble can be found rocking out with his band, working his screen-printing magic, or making art. Through his own signature combination of screen printing, acrylic, and spray painting techniques, as well as good ol’ ink and graphite, Deuble creates what he describes as dim-witted characters that explore the inner workings of random thoughts and the everyday mundane that we humans encounter. For Unwound, Karl’s inspiration comes from the feeling of being unraveled and longing for the past. He wanted to experiment with texture and color as a way to connect each character as a whole, while still allowing each piece to stand alone.
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The opening reception is Friday, May 1st from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Each artist will be in attendance.

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

Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas were on set this past weekend of their first stop motion short film, Calliope. As you can see the stage is literally set for the filming of this soon to be epic film! We still don’t know too much about the plot or anything yet, but we have a hunch that all will be revealed very soon.

Take a look at some behind the scenes images of Calliope!
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Unicorns and Dodo birds!!!
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And we get to see a puppet!

We will have more from Calliope very soon. Keep watching our twitter feeds for more behind the scenes.

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The sea creatures are stirring, and the waves are rolling in for Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd’sSafe Harbor“.  We have been catch and releasing all kinds of progress images for the show on social media, but look no further now – because we have them packaged like sardines in one blog post for you.

You can see all manner of sea beasts from mermaids and sharks to crabs and dudes we can’t even describe properly in their most early stages. Go ahead and start drooling on some of these.
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The Safe Harbor opening reception is Friday, April 10th from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Both artists will be in attendance.

***Due to high demand for these artists, items from the show will be available via raffle for attendees of the opening. Please contact Stranger Factory for more details.***

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

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Chris Ryniak & Amanda Louise Spayd

From the edge of the boardwalk to the bottom of the sea,
adventure awaits!

Ohio artists Chris Ryniak and Amanda Louise Spayd are back with another collaborative exhibit, “Safe Harbor”. Moving away from their usual land-locked world, the artists breathe new life into the creatures who make their homes both above and below the boardwalk.

The artists have collaborated on some of their most ambitious new works yet, both stepping out of their comfort zone to tackle an entirely new breed of their well-loved creations. They’ve envisioned a world revolving around a dilapidated old wharf, worn by time and salt, inhabited by creatures both new and familiar.

This fresh and unexplored world has led both artists to craft bold, new creations; some of Spayd’s original Dust Bunnies have grown fins, adorning themselves with shells, crab claws, and fishhooks, while “Safe Harbor” will also reveal plenty of fresh, sea-dwelling additions to Ryniak’s usual roster of meticulously sculpted characters.

This is the fourth large-scale collaboration by Chris and Amanda, and as they continue to share ideas and inspire each other, their creations have found themselves cohabiting the rotting planks and watery depths of their own crumbling coastal paradise.

Join us at Stranger Factory as we drop anchor and spend some time with this fantastic new family of creatures from two of our most popular artists.

The opening reception is Friday, April 10th from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Both artists will be in attendance.

***Due to high demand for these artists, items from the show will be available via raffle for attendees of the opening. Please contact Stranger Factory for more details.***

The opening reception is Friday, April 10th from 6 – 9 pm at Stranger Factory. Both artists will be in attendance.

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

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Time to announce the winners in our
“Dubious Monsters Around You” contest!!!

1st Place: constanceflux

2nd Place: _Richone_

3rd Place: arttoylife

Congrats to the winners and a big THANK YOU to all that entered.
More contests VERY soon!!!
If you are a winner, please direct message us!

 

And get ready for Dubious Beasts: Life Cycles opening this Friday at Stranger Factory!

http://www.circusposterus.com/blog/dubious-beasts-life-cycles-by-shing-yin-khor-and-leslie-levings-this-march-at-stranger-factory/

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Presenting the “Dubious Monsters Around You” contest, in conjunction with the Dubious Beasts art show, opening in March at Stranger Factory.

Our intrepid artists and researchers, Shing Yin and Leslie Levings, study monsters that hide out in our world, often in plain sight. Now, we’re looking for some brave citizen scientists to join us in our quest.

Take a picture of a monster face hiding in the wild. Perhaps it is part of a parking meter, on the side of a building, or the front grill of a car. Attaching googly eyes to fruit, or making a monster face of your own is also totally acceptable.

Post the image on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr or our Sideshow at (http://www.circusposterus.com/forum/) with the hashtag#DubiousMonstersAroundYou to enter!

Contest ends March 1 when Shing and Leslie pick a winner!

Prizes!

1st Prize:

A Sluggish Dorbal
Center for Otherworld Science #1-3
A Center for Otherworld Science tote bag.
And a bunch of prints and pins and zines!

2nd and 3rd prize winners will also receive some variation of the above!

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