Saturday, January 12, 2013

Upcoming Shows for January 2013

(Yup, blatantly copied from my Art Shows & Groups page.)

  • 01.18.2013 - 03.02.2013
    Hip to be Square: The Square Show 3
    Opening Reception from 6:00pm-10:00pm
    The Bird + Bear Boutique & Gallery
    Inside/upstairs at TATE'S Comics
    4566 North University Drive
    Lauderhill, Florida 33351
    954.748.0181
  • 01.19.2013
    Pee Wee's Burlesque Adventure
    Respectable Street
    518 Clematis Steet
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
    561.832.9999
  • 01.26.2013
    ArtHeart, Ramp 48, & Green Room Present: Freedom
    Ramp 48
    6290 NW 27th Way
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    954.782.7267
    -AND-
    Green Room Nightclub
    109 Southwest 2nd Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
    www.greenroomlive.com
  • Four Years

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
    Four years. Four years. Four years. Today is the four year anniversary of my brother Justin's passing. It feels like both a lifetime ago, and yet, just like yesterday. And, to this day, not one goes by that I do not think of him. Remember him and the times we spent together, both good and bad. Do honor to his memory, by working hard, being honest, and trying to be the best I can be. No matter what he went through, he always tried to be better than he was. I didn't see that then, but I've seen it since his passing. It's inspiring, honestly. He had a way of not putting up with any nonsense, and always going after what he wanted, in a manner that I don't see in many people around me today. That's the type of man I want to, and strive to be.

    Going through a loss like this, it changes people. It changes the way we see the world, and the priorities in it. For me, I've tried to focus more on developing my illustration portfolio. Through the help of many gracious local artists, I've been able to do so. In turn, I am trying to help other artists who are trying to get started in doing so as well. If that's the contribution I can make to help others right now, then I am happy with it. When I am able to do more, I will do so. Because I think that we all should help each other to become better people, and to attain our personal goals and dreams. Time goes by entirely too fast to not try to do so.

    Maybe that's why I get frustrated when my friends do not do so. Or, rather, that IS why I get so frustrated. I have many talented, creative, intelligent, funny friends, that, for whatever reason, don't try to do something with those talents. If any of you are reading this, and I hope you are, please, I implore you to do so. It's not hard to do, but it does require that first step towards that goal. Yes, it's a gamble, and yes, it can be scary, but the end results are worth the risk.

    And that's what I want for everyone, to be good to each other, and to help each other be better people. I dedicate that desire, as well as everything I do and will ever do, to my brother.

    I love you, and miss you, every day, Justin.

    Saturday, October 6, 2012

    Current & Upcoming Shows & Stuff

    Whew, what a busy couple of days! Here's a listing of current and upcoming art shows for October:
  • 10.05.2012-11.17.2012
    Monster Mash Art Show
    Opening Reception from 6:00pm-10:00pm
    The Bird + Bear Boutique & Gallery
    Inside/upstairs at TATE'S Comics
    4566 North University Drive
    Lauderhill, Florida 33351
    954-748-0181
  • 10.06.2012
    Art Institute Fort Lauderdale Alumni Art Show
    Doors open at 10:00 pm
    Green Room Nightclub
    109 Southwest 2nd Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
    www.greenroomlive.com
  • 10.07.2012
    Golden: ActivistArtistA's 1 Year Anniversary Party
    3 PM to 11 PM
    422 West Industrial Ave
    Boynton Beach, Florida
    786-521-1199
  • 10.12.2012
    Black Friday Presents: Zombie Walk Art Show
    Doors open at 10:00 pm
    Green Room Nightclub
    109 Southwest 2nd Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
    www.greenroomlive.com
  • 10.27.2012
    Green Room Presents: Halloween Art Show
    Green Room Nightclub
    Doors open at 10:00 pm
    LIVE ART BY ME!
    109 Southwest 2nd Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
    www.greenroomlive.com

  • Also, I'm SUPER proud to announce that two of my pieces, "Christopher Reeve as Superman" and "Lion-O's Last Stand" have been chosen to be included in Local Artists Coming Together's (LACT) "Heroes" trading card set! I'ma post more info about it, but here's a link to their Facebook event page. *whew* Now, back to work!

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    By Way of Wes Anderson Movie Trailer


    Good afternoon, everyone! Check out the new trailer for the upcoming By Way of Wes Anderson Art show, now playing in select theaters! This is pretty cool!


      By Way of Wes Anderson Trailer from Subculture on Vimeo.

      You are cordially invited.

      Subculture and Green Room present

      By Way of Wes Anderson

      This event celebrates the critically acclaimed catalogue of Wes Anderson through artwork and sound.

      Live music from Saskatchewan and Levek, performing both originals and pieces found within Wes Anderson's film soundtracks, presented by Consequence of Sound.

      Local and national artists to showcase Wes Anderson-themed artwork curated by Kristin Frenzel and Gina Bentivegna.

      Themed items for sale by Indie Craft Bazaar vendors.

      Conceptual DJ mixes and post modern beats by Jolt Radio and Andie Sweetswirl.

      Subvert will premiere it's upcoming adventure Triumphant Vision.

      Riverside Market will offer up local recipes throughout the evening for their campaign “Support Riverside Market.”

      Live Screen-Printed shirts will be provided by The Fine Print Shoppe.

      Commemorative Photo Booth be set up by both Ian Witlen and Digital Cypher Photography with Body Art by Keegan to make each photo rather fantastic.

      And, of course, giveaways from local favorites!

      $5 | 21

      Tickets are available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Revolution Live box office at 100 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

      Yours Truly,

      Subculture



    The show is on September 22nd at Green Room Nightclub, in Fort Lauderdale (which, admittedly, might be stated in the video description posted above, but my eyes don't want to read through all that code right now). For more information, check out http://facebook.com/ianmsantosart!

    Sunday, September 9, 2012

    Quote


      Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins to not just tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in lifeforms.

    - Gene Roddenberry

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Caturday Saturday Roundup!

    Sorry for not posting these sooner, but here are some links to relevant Caturday Saturday posts, including pictures of me drawing live and my first mention in the Sun-Sentinel! Check 'em out!

    Sun-Sentinel's Caturday Saturday Preview

    Arterpillar's Caturday Saturday Article

    Salty Eggs' Caturday Saturday Photo Gallery

    Friday, August 3, 2012

    Pretty in Pink Tonight/Nerdapalooza All Weekend

    Good morning! Just a quick reminder that I'm showing 3 pieces at <a href="http://www.greenroomlive.com" target="_blank>Green Room's Pretty in Pink 80's Party</a> tonight, and 6 pieces at <a href="http://www.nerdapalooza.org" target="_blank">Nerdapalooza in Orlando</a> this weekend. I'll be at Green Room tonight, and Nerdapalooza this Sunday. Click on either of those links for more information. Hope to see you there!

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

    The Art of Music Show Tonight

    Whew, this is pretty last minute, but I'm showing as part of New Times Magazine's County Grind: The Art of Music event tonight! For more information, and to RSVP, click here for the official Facebook page. I'll have the following two pieces on display!

    Hope to see you there!

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012

    UPDATED! "Not At Comic-Con" Artist Alley this Saturday!



    UPDATE: I added pictures of the layout of the mini con, and a schedule if events. Both can be downloaded at the following links:


    Schedule (PDF File)


    Map (PDF File)





    I'll be participating in Tate's Comics' "Not at Comic-Con" Mini Con this Saturday, July 14th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm! I'll be signing (wait, what???) copies of their free "Not at Comic-Con Indy Comic", and I'll have prints for sale, and my camera handy, for lots of picture taking There'll be lots of cosplay going on, so clear your memory cards!

    This event is good for all ages, so bring the family!


    Click here to RSVP for the event, via the official Facebook event page.


    And click here for directions, or use this handy dandy Google map:

    View Larger Map

    Hope to see you there!

    Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Lavola Tonight!


    Click here to RSVP via the official Facebook event page.


    Aight, so here's more information about the Lavola show at Green Room tonight. Kristin Frenzel, Gina Bentivegna, Brooke Kotzen, Kelcie McQuaid, a bunch of other great artists (and myself) are showing tonight during sets from Lavola, DJ Andie Sweetswirl, and DJ Hank Justice.

    And, actually, my and Kristin's artwork from their Black Friday: Dead Celebrities Art Show will still be on display, making the 10 pieces I'll have on display the largest collection of my artwork on display yet! Not bad for show #14!

    Sometime soon, I'll have these pieces and prints available via my Etsy store.

    Be sure to come out, have a drink, and get a picture with me!



    As always, a very special thanks to Green Room for hosting all of these great local events for us up-and-coming artists/musicians. How awesome is that?

    (Whew, enough coding for me for one morning. Where's my coffee at?)