We’re incredibly excited to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of our gallery, Stranger Factory. And what better way to celebrate than with Conjuring Mischief, a platform show for our mascot the Skelve! We’ve invited some of our friends and fellow artists to participate, and the roster for the show features some incredible talent.

Participating artists include Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Robert Hoggard, Josh Stebbins, Jay Hollopeter, Valency Genis, Chet Zar, Cassia Harries, Scott Wetterschneider, Carson Catlin, Stan Manoukian, Scribe, Shing Yin Khor, DrilOne, Leecifer, Travis Lampe, Carisa Swenson, Candice Tripp, Jonathan Bergeron, J Shea, Josh Herbolsheimer, Tim Lee, DISARTICULATORS, Mark James Porter, James Groman, Brian Flynn, Chauskoskis, Seymour, Lana Crooks, Robert Riggs, Andrew Bell and JRYU.

The Skelve was designed by Stranger Factory owners Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas, and quickly became an omnipresent figure in paintings, drawings, sculpture and more. The Skelve has become the mischievous face of both Stranger Factory and Circus Posterus, and has been featured in gallery shows from Albuquerque to Japan. The Skelve is the perfect avatar of curiosity and mischief, and we’re excited to see what new forms he takes in the hands of this talented roster of artists.

“Conjuring Mischief” opens May 2nd and runs through June 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, May 2nd from 6 – 9 PM.
Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Opening tonight at Stranger Factory - Andrew Bell (MAIN ROOM) / (Project Room) Bwana Spoons x Martin Ontiveros

cc-dontwant[1]We are slowly adding work to the preview page here, so keep checking back for more updates!

To purchase artwork:

  • We will begin accepting on-line purchase inquiries at 12 Noon Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, April 7th.
  • We will be accepting on-line purchase inquiries by email at that time. Inquiries must be emailed to:
  • We will not be accepting any sales by phone. If you have a question, please email or call the gallery at 505-508-3049.
  • When emailing please include the title, price, and artist name of each piece you are interested in. If you are interested in several pieces, please put them in order of priority, and please specify if you would like to purchase more than one piece.
  • Be sure to include a mailing address and phone number you can be reached at if we have any questions (for US and Canada only) if possible.
  • Prices do not include shipping; we will quote a shipping price once a piece is reserved.
  • Serious inquiries only please.
  • Please be patient in waiting for a response.
  • Payment must be made by Friday, April 11th, or reserved items will be offered to other interested buyers. Known buyers may request a payment plan, but must still provide at least 50% of the purchase price by the Friday deadline.
  • Purchased items will be shipped throughout the month of May.


1972279_524766640964996_1078614473_nTo get you excited for our brand new Conjuring Misfits contestwe thought we would bring you some excellent images from collector Windy

She has taken full advantage of the head swapping ability of the Wandering Misfits by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas from Cardboard Spaceship. You can see the multitude of combinations that are possible with the interchangeable heads of the little misfits. If you are entering the contest, or just having fun with your new toys, the creations you can make are exciting!

If you are still in need of some Wandering Misfits for your collection, or to enter the contest, we have a few still available right here.
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The Conjuring Misfits Contest!

This month, we want to see how far our misfits have traveled and how unique each one is! Whether it’s Elizabeth on an exciting European adventure, or the Pullcart Skelve enjoying a wintery sled ride, or even just a Skelve shopping for warm wool socks, we want to know the secret lives of our misfits that are now spread far and wide.


How to Enter:

  • To enter the Conjuring Misfits contest, show us what our misfits have been up to! Take a photograph of a Skelve or Wandering Misfit in your hometown, or getting up to some mischief! Illustrate a Wandering Misfit up to no good, or in some fascinating locale! Make a short video, write a song…just about any sort of creative contribution is valid, as long as it incorporates either a Skelve, or a Wandering Misfit character.
  • Post your entry on this Sideshow thread, on the Circus Posterus forum!
  • Feel free to post on Instagram as well(#skelvecontest), but only images posted on the forum thread will qualify – we need to be able to find them!

  • This contest will be judged by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas.
  • We will announce the winner on the Circus Posterus forum on May 12th, 2014.


First place receives a  $100 gift certificate, good towards one purchase at Stranger Factory/Circus Posterus.

AND 4 runner ups will receive A Wandering Misfits exclusive of their choice.

Deadline: May 9th, 2014

Did you catch all of our sneak peeks this week on Instagram? If not, here is a rundown!

Martin Ontiveros and Bwana Spoons brought us some work in progress images of what they have coming for their shows in the Stranger Factory project room nest week.

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We also saw Andrew Bell’s creations working hard for his show Factory Strangers opening next Friday. Andrew is an amazing sculptor and we cannot wait to see these creatures invade Stranger Factory.

AB346 AB4554You can keep up to date on news and info on our social media sites

Andrew Bell’s Factory Strangers along with Bwana Spoons and Martin Ontiveros in the Project room runs April 4th – May 4th, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4th from 6 – 9 PM.



The release is set for Monday, MARCH 31 and starts at 12:00 noon central time.
First off, some info about the sale;
This will be a 48/24 hour ‘open’ order on the squadt store like the previous NKD release, but with a couple of changes.
Here is how it is structured…
48 hour open order period for the TB S00? [NKD] GID 
$95 USD includes worldwide shipping
24 hour open order for the TB S00? [NKD] GID AND GID perp SET. 
$175 USD includes worldwide shipping

TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD]: 6″ GID vinyl – Includes 3 sets of eye lenses,  2.1 and classic arms, grey pajamas with not so

hidden clear katana, bowler hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.

TROUBLE BOYS S00? [NKD] perp: 6″ GID vinyl – Includes 3 set of eye lenses  2.1 and classic arms, blue pajamas with not so
hidden clear-grey sawed off shotty, sKangol hat (not shown) and a removable helmet.

please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping

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813c17beaee211e3a9ac12f7f9059057_8I was all set to talk about the above image and how Andrew Bell has busted out the wood working skills when BAM he hits us with another image a day later.
10013317_10151985449561463_257260516_nNow we can really see what Andrew is up to for his show Factory Strangers coming to Stranger Factory this April.  This looks to be a portion of what stands to be an epic piece by Mr. Bell. An “extraction station” of sorts, and what is being extracted? What exactly is the fluid in this small vials, and who is doing this? Andrew is really putting the thought, time, and skill into this show. One thing we can can count on, this show is going to be groundbreaking.

Andrew Bell’s Factory Strangers runs April 4th – May 4th, with an opening reception on Friday, April 4th from 6 – 9 PM.


Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106


not-a-spice-girlTime to add a bit of spice to your life with Chris Ryniak’s Stinky Ginger- Golden Spicy colorway.

This grumpy little lady has even more sass now in this new glittery spicy colorway that will set your taste buds on fire. Another delicious treat from the Tomenosuke x Circus Posterus Sofubi line, it is limited to only 60 signed and numbered servings. She is available now in the Circus Posterus store here!