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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.

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We thought it would be a good time to give everyone a good resource of resources out there for information on Circus Posterus and Stranger Factory shenanigans.

Basically, we’re all over the place.

Main websites
http://www.circusposterus.com/
and
http://strangerfactory.com/

News/Blog
http://www.circusposterus.com/blog/

Calendar
http://www.circusposterus.com/events

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/circusposterus
and
http://www.facebook.com/strangerfactory

Tumblr
http://circusposterus.tumblr.com/

Twitter
https://twitter.com/circusposterus
and
https://twitter.com/strangerfactory

Instagram
http://instagram.com/circusposterus
and
http://instagram.com/strangerfactory

Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/StrangerFactory

 Look for an update soon on where to find all the CP artists!

 

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This weekend, we were hit with a left hook on the Circus Posterus Instagram.

The details are slim for now, but there seems to be a Nonesuch Garden and Circus Posterus collab Skelve on the horizon. We talked about Megan Baehr aka Nonesuch Garden last October before Designer Con about her amazing plush work, and now it looks as if there will be a crossover of epic proportions!

The images are of a plush Skelve adorned with a proper top hat in the same fashion as Megan’s Nonesuch Dolls. This Skelve has posable legs – for a sitting or standing position, or just getting ready for some good yoga.

We are beyond excited for this release. More details soon folks!

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Manoukian logging his latest discovery

Stan Manoukian saw his first monster at age thirteen. Out for an early morning fishing trip with his father, the fog loomed heavily above the water at the edge of the lake. With his rod in the water, the young Manoukian waited patiently for a tug on his line. But nothing came. And soon, he noticed everything around him had stopped. The sing-song of nearby birds, the rustling of leaves on the breeze; time, he said, seemed suspended.

The boy looked back in search of his father, who was still fussing with his fishing gear at the car. Stan turned his attention back to the dead calm of the water in front of him, and that’s when he saw it. A ripple, a big one, disturbing the glassiness of the water about 10 meters away, where the fog was heaviest. His eyes grew wide. He inched his toes closer to the water, but found he was already at the edge. The ripples approached. Stan could only watch. As they grew closer, the giant head of an unknown aquatic creature broke the surface of the water. Its skin was smooth, the gaze of its one eye arresting.

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“Hughmee” 9.6″ x 7.6″ mixed media on lithograph paper

“It wasn’t dangerous looking at all,” Manoukian, now 43, recalls. “It was a mix between a fish and a human, with two big arms and tentacle fingers. We watched each other for probably only a few seconds, but the exchange felt interminable. My father came back from his car and nature returned to life; the creature disappeared in the blink of an eye and suddenly I had a big fish on my fishing rod! I guess it was a present from this creature as proof of our meeting.”

Since then, the Parisian artist sees monsters all the time, and everywhere. Even in the shower. “But you know, they don’t care about nudity,” he laughs, “nudity is liberty!”

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Chris Ryniak’s Nuggleworts will be in very good company at Stranger Factory’s annual holiday bash this Friday, with one heck of a sweet reveal dropped on CP’s Instagram this past weekend. Kathie Olivas will have a pair of abso-freaking-gorgeous handpainted Elizabeths at the show: Bear Hood and Masked. The weathering on their coats and hats just kills me. These gals stand 8 inches, just like the production Plasma and Honey versions we’ve seen.

Circus Annual opens this Friday (Dec. 7th) with a reception from 6 to 9pm. Time to get your gift on!!

Chris Ryniak’s Stinky Ginger sofubi made a heck of an entrance at this year’s DesignerCon as a low-run, unpainted edition dubbed “Raw”. Retailing for 65 bucks per and run of just 65 pieces, most of the little Stinkers flew off the table before noon (did you see the photos?!), along with Kathie’s Calliope Jackalope and Brandt’s Toxic Marshmallow Stingy Jack.

Stinky is the third release from the Tomenosuke + Circus Posterus line of sofubi. If the name and header card weren’t any indication, she reeks something fierce with an equally-snarky attitude to match.  

Chris’s original model stands on the left, accompanied by Yohei Kaneko’s modified version on the right. The figure was resized in scale with Stingy Jack and Calliope and slight adjustments were made to her features.

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Hot on the heels of the DesignerCon hustle, the CP crew packed up and hightailed it back to Albuquerque to prepare for SUBTERRANE at Stranger Factory — a group sculpture show featuring new works from emerging 3D artists Carisa Swenson, Yosiell Lorenzo, Shing Yin Khor, Valency Genis, Shea Brittain and Melita Curphy … the majority of whom also attended DCon! With almost all of the artists in attendance (we missed you, Melita!), the reception was a riot and a sugar-laden one at that, thanks to our friends at Rebel Donut.

SUBTERRANE is on display through Dec. 3rd and works can be viewed here. A full gallery of the evening’s tomfoolery awaits you after the break.

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