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btville_ecard_fortune_v1a_smOh, this is amazing news! Baby Tattooville has added two more artists to the already stellar bill consisting of Brom, Joe Sorren, Tara McPherson, and Laurie Lee Brom with Eric Fortune and Brian Smith.

Brian Smith and Eric Fortune are rounding out this already amazing lineup for Baby Tattooville 2014. We know they are not done announcing artists just yet, but we do know tickets are going fast. You can still attend this limited one of a kind gathering by going here.

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btville_ecard_mcpherson_v1a_smBaby Tattooville 2014 is in full on prep mode, and tickets are going fast already.

Circus Posterus is proud to be a sponsor again of this annual weekend-long event celebrating the contemporary art community. So far only a handful of artists have been announced including Tara Mcpherson, Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Michael Hussar, and Joe Sorren with many more added as we get closer to the opening date of October 3rd. As of right now, there are only 27 tickets remaining , and we all know these will not last until October.

Baby Tattooville’s intimate and immersive atmosphere provides an opportunity for a small number of paying attendees to spend the weekend participating in both scheduled and spontaneous activities with the event’s featured artists, creative partners and surprise guests. In addition to social and creative interaction with fellow participants, Baby Tattooville attendees receive an eclectic assortment of collectible gifts courtesy of the participating artists and sponsors. Attendees are also given an exclusive opportunity to purchase original art and limited edition merchandise created by the event’s featured artists. The price of the event includes Friday and Saturday night hotel accommodations, several meals including a Sunday brunch buffet, an eclectic assortment of unusual panels and presentations, and access to all of Baby Tattooville’s strange goings-on.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Baby Tattooville site here. 

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BTVille_eCard_LOUIE_smCircus Posterus is a proud sponsor of this year’s Baby Tattoovilleand we have some updates from our previous post. It looks like there are some additions to the already stellar artist lineup with Luke Chueh and KRK Ryden now in the mix. This is going to be one epic show! Can you imagine how awesome the art jam will be? Only 13 tickets left for this very intimate gathering of artists this coming weekend. You can get your tickets here.

Because they loved it so much last year, Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters will also be there showing their support!
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babytattoovilleslide Baby Tattooville 2013 is almost upon us! This celebration of the contemporary art community is a delightfully intimate weekend in a gorgeously strange venue – if you haven’t been to one of these, you should definitely attempt to do so at least once in your lifetime! Circus Posterus is a proud sponsor of this year’s Baby Tattooville, and Travis Louie is a featured artist, along with Chet Zar, Alex Pardee, The Sucklord, and more! Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas will also be present.

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Baby Tattooville exclusive GID 6″ Cyan Boo from Circus Posterus!

A ticket will give you scheduled and spontaneous activities with the event’s featured artists, creative partners and surprise guests. In addition to social and creative interaction with fellow participants, Baby Tattooville attendees receive an eclectic assortment of collectible gifts courtesy of the participating artists and sponsors. Attendees are also given an exclusive opportunity to purchase original art and limited edition merchandise created by the event’s featured artists. The price of the event includes Friday and Saturday night hotel accommodations, several meals including a Sunday brunch buffet, an eclectic assortment of unusual panels and presentations, and access to all of Baby Tattooville’s strange goings-on. For more information, visit babytattooville.com.

Alright, I’ll be honest: up until this year, I didn’t exactly understand what Baby Tattooville was. From scraps of information I’d gathered in passing online and in conversation, I assumed it was some “secret society” gathering that is closed to the public and was by invite only. And while that isn’t entirely untrue, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s something any of us can attend, providing we have the cash to cover the tab.

So what’s Baby Tattooville all about? Who can attend, what’s there to do and where the heck is it? Fellow CP boardie Ron “Thotfulspot” Hollatz attended for the second time this year and was kind enough to give us the full scoop. Read on, be inspired and wish you were there.

By Ron “Thotfulspot” Hollatz

On the first weekend of October, artists and collectors from all over the country gather in Riverside, CA, at the historic Mission Inn. The location is quirky enough that it fits the event perfectly. Everyone gets lost in the maze of courtyards and hallways at least once during the event. It also has areas where there are courtyards with connected conference rooms so you can have multiple things going on at the same time. The event runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

To understand Baby Tattooville, you have to forget what you think about any other event. It’s not a con with a lot of art available for sale. It is set up as a weekend where the barrier between artists and collectors disappears and everyone joins in on the fun. Dinner each night is done as a group along with Sunday brunch. When the event starts on Friday, one room is set up as a typical conference room with a raised platform for the artists. The organizer, Bob Self, starts off by saying this will be the only time you will see this formal setting. From that point on, we’re one big group.

This was our second year attending. Last year was overwhelming: for the 5th anniversary, all the previous artists were invited back, and over 30 accepted. This year was a more typical year with about a dozen artists: Coop, Mark Frauenfelder, Gris Grimly, Brandi Milne, Nouar, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Ragnar, Rob Reger and Risk. It’s hard to determine the exact number since some attend as guests, or just pop in for a few hours to join the fun.

As far as collectors/attendees, there are 50 spots available; for an extra charge, a second person can come but they don’t receive the goodies. Each guest receives at least one piece of art from each artist. We also received a “11 X 11″ print with a 5” image from each artist on one sheet, along with a hand drawn image in the center by Gris Grimly, who completed the drawings during the event. A blank 12X12 sheet was also given to each artist for them to do a line drawing that will be provided as a pack for each guest.

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Beware, Baby Tattoovillers, because Brandt Peters is bringin’ some badass bedevilry to Riverside this weekend. Aside from the debut of CP’s new Lime Masaos,  Brandt’s contributing “Conjured”, a 5″x5″ acrylic, graphite and paper pulp piece for the annual “X in One” print. This little guy just reeks of mischief and I’m loving the subtle nod to of Stingy Jack with the neck ruffle.

In addition to the goodie bags, collectors receive an exclusive print that showcases artwork from all of of the artists who participated in that year’s retreat. Say hi to Travis and Audrey while they sign the 2009 edition below!

Baby Tattooville runs Oct. 5 to 7 at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.

 [2009 pic via Arrested Motion]

Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters are among the roster of artists attending this year’s Baby Tattooville next month in California and their contribution for the goodie bags are delectable, green fade mini Masao Skelves that seriously have me craving lime meringue pie.

Other artists partaking in the collector/artist retreat include CoopMark FrauenfelderBrandi MilneNouarRagnar, and Rob Reger, with a few more names TBA. Interested in attending? Contact Bob Self at bob@babytattoo.com for more info.

Baby Tattooville kicks off Oct. 5th through the 7th at the historic (and freakin’ gorgeous) Mission Inn & Spa in Riverside, CA.