Austin’s South by Southwest event is in full motion with people from all over the country participating in the music, interactive, and film segments that take place inside the convention center and many venues around town.
If you are a fan of film, there’s a fantastic party at a gallery that doesn’t require a SXSW badge. It’s called the Mondo Gallery and they’re having a “House Party” in celebration of a new exhibit.
Movie buffs and fans of film art will be able to see more than 200 pieces of original artwork (priced no higher than $200 each). With contributions from over 100 artists, it’s the largest lineup for a Mondo Gallery exhibit to date and features tremendous talent that has been recognized for creating some of today’s most noteworthy art pieces that feature films and characters from American Pop Culture.
The exhibit will kick off with a reception open to the public Friday, March 18, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; And then will officially open Tuesday, March 21 through Saturday April 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe Street in Austin, TX.
The Mondo Co-Founder/Creative Director Mitch Putnam says this about the exhibit:
“We really wanted to do something huge for our fans this time around, so we asked over 100 artists to contribute original art for $200. We’ve been blown away by the quality of what has come in. This one might be pretty big,”
He also says that, “there’s something for everyone here. The $200 price point makes the art accessible to most, and the subject matter is really varied (some pop culture, some original storytelling, etc). It will also include the highest quantity of pieces that we’ve ever shown in our gallery.
On there being any special pieces to be on the look-out for Mitch says;
“I feel pretty connected to a number of the pieces in the show, as
we regularly work with the majority of artists that are contributing to this one. Some artists even took the time to do 50+ individual drawings or paintings, which we are so grateful for. Almost all of the artists involved normally sell their work for much more than $200, so in this case, they are really going out of their way to say ‘thank you’ to the Mondo fans and people willing to check out the show.
We wanted to show the largest variety of work possible. Again, the variance in subject matter and style is really, really huge here, mostly because of the number of pieces (still coming together, but looking like at least 300+). Above all though, I tried to curate the show that I would like to see, so these are all artists that I respect and am a fan of.
“House Party” isn’t connected to SXSW, and there will probably be a line to get in, but go check it out.
Featured artists listed below:
Antiquated Press, Kilas, Esao Andrews, Alex Kirzhner, Jacob Bannon, Rich Knepprath, Richey Beckett, Zach Landrum, Eric Benton, Jesse LeDoux, Florian Bertmer, Little Friends of Printmaking, Dan Black, Yosiell Lorenzo, Kevin Boettcher, Tula Lotay, Boneface, Zeb Love, Sam Bosma, Nimit Malavia, Frans Boukas, Mike Mitchell, Todd Bratrud, Ian McGinty, Michael Budai, Mike Moses, Burney, Dusty Neal, Jonathan Burton, Eric Nyffeler, Scott C, Randy Ortiz, Eric Canete, Alex Pardee, Ben Chlapek, Shelli Paroline, Becky Cloonan, Billy Perkins, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Gary Pullin, Rhys Cooper, JC Richard, David V. D’Andrea, Jermaine Rogers, Daniel Danger, Arik Roper, Sonny Day, Joao Ruas, Vanesa Del Rey, Justin Santora, Nicolas Delort, Scarecrowoven, Bobby Dixon, Jessica Seamans, Craig Drake, Jay Shaw, Ryan Duggan, Chris Skinner, Amy Earles, Marq Spusta, Jason Edmiston, Stan & Vince, Elvisdead, James Stokoe, Justin Erickson, William Stout, Brian Ewing, Mike Sutfin, Logan Faerber, Ken Taylor, Ferg, Mark Todd, Vanessa Foley, Kevin Tong, Ken Garduno, Miles Tsang, Godmachine, Nicomi Nix Turner, Dan Grzeca, Jacob Van Loon, Nicole Gustafsson, John Vogl, David Hale, Von, JJ Harrison, Denton Watts, Andrew Holder, David Welker, Brandon Holt, Mishka Westell, Aaron Horkey, Tom Whalen, Craig Horky, Teagan White, Sterling Hun, NC Winters, Rob Jones, Alexis Ziritt
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