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Nor Cal hot rod art show featuring some sweet TC artists
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2105
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-06-30 08:40 am   Permalink

I like it a lot!
íViva Tiki! Ambassador of Tiki in Mexico. Zeta is specialized in the research, study and preservation of Tiki culture in Latin countries.

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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 757
From: Southern California
Posted: 2010-06-30 08:56 am   Permalink

Yahoo! thanks Eric! great shots. looked like a good turnout and a cool space. MP, congrats on a great looking show and a couple opening-night sales! Very cool art everyone!
I'm not sure folks know how this show worked: The artists sent MP sketches, he cut jest about every one of those paintings out of 3/4" panels and sent them back to the artists for painting. mad props on a crazy plan pulled off brilliantly!!!

and Eric, THANKS AGAIN for meeting me at Kinny's and hauling my painting up for me...and for tolerating my poor time-management skills.

here's Eric and Manuel with thier "Special" uncles Kinny & Toe.

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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 458
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-07-01 01:26 am   Permalink

Hey Everyone, thanks for your support on this one!
With a fist held high I declare the show a total success.
The art looked awesome and it seemed every guest enjoyed
themselves. The only setback was both of the photographers
I had asked to do some casual shooting didnt show up so my
pics are a bit limited and random. In between meeting, greeting
and trying to sell raffle tickets I managed to get some shots.

We raised $300 in donations and raffle tickets and the 25% of
5 paintings sold so far puts us at about another $250 for the
Living Room Center in Santa Rosa. None of the the TC artists
paintings have sold yet but Daredevils and Queens owner
Travis Kennedy feels like many of the shows paintings will find homes.
Fingers crossed and some more promotion to do. The show is up for two

So to you Squid, Tobunga, BigToe, LLT, MadDog, Notch, Kirby, Reesenik
and Doug Horne, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your efforts.
You guys padded this show out and made it extra FAT! I wish we were closer
because this show looks sweet. Im proud to know all of you!!!!!!!!

So to some pics...

An early crowd. I think maybe as much as a hundred people rolled through the
course of the evening.

My friend Paul Boudreaux (right) and SRJC teacher and friend Maury Lapp (left).
Maury Lapp has paintings around the world and in museums. He graduated from the
art institute of chicago in 1952 and was a friend of Edward Hopper. I feel blessed
to know him and honored he has a piece in the show. There he is underneath BigToe's
incredible "Nosferatu Drag".

Some random pics I grabbed.

My Heroes! Thank you so much Eric and Manuel for making the trek
and bring the TC booty. You were clutch in putting this thing together!

My friend Jordon Norrbom and his lady Morgan. When Jordon isnt
shredding waves in his hometown of Santa Cruz, he loves making art
and chillin with his lady and his friends. I just got a call today
from a gal who bought his painting "Skeleton Rat Rod". He was super
stoked to hear the news!

Wait a minute, these beers are exactly the same. Interesting

Whoa! Surprise Haunted Hot rods show up out front. Crazy!!!
These creations are a couple of rides for the "Handcar Ragatta"
event held in September. An afternoon when a bunch of
artist/metalworker/psycho-geniuses bring out their vehicles for a cruise
down the railroad tracks to the amusement and cheers of hundreds of onlookers.
This one is called the "Hennepin Crawler"

This creation is called "Murray the Fish"

This young lad took home MP's black velvet "Spider Skull"
in the great raffle.

Some sweet rides out front making the world a better place!

How the show ended, in good spirits.
Jordon and Morgan in front of Andy Cooks "Little Willie" and
Kirby's "Dune Bugger on the Move"

What can I say, the show was/is extra special. A dream come true.
Thanks again for all your help. I will be back in there soon to get some
good art pics so look out. Cheers, MP

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Joined: Mar 12, 2009
Posts: 458
From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2010-09-01 12:19 am   Permalink

I apologize to you radical awesome TC artists for not posting but life
and making goods for the artist alley got in the way once the opening was done.

Anyway better late than never.

Thank you all for helping me out with this dream art show.
And special thanks to my brothers Eric and Manuel for delivering
the SoCal art booty up here. I think we were up till 6am drinking painkillers
and rappn about monster movies and tiki bars n stuff. Good Times!

We'll start with some TC Heavy hitters.
(In alphabetical order of course)

BigToe ~ Nosferatu Drag

Doug Horne ~ Ozone Killer

Eric October ~ Haunted Rodney

Ken Ruzic ~ Autopus

Kirby ~ Dune Bugger On The Move

MadDog Mike ~ Ghosts Of Hot Rods Past

Matt Reese ~ The Flying Von Dutchman

Notch/MP ~ From Vision To Reality

Squid/MP ~ Frank'n'Billy

MP ~ OctoSurfFink

Joe Leonard ~ Gorilla Ford

Brian Fitzpatrick ~ The Headless Horsepower

Jake Elzey ~ Jones Pedal Car

Jake Elzey ~ Polynesian Pavement

Jake Page ~ The Tooth Fairy

Jordon Norbbom ~ Skeleton Rat Rod

Jordon Norbbom ~ Zombie Camaro

Kevso ~ Squid Attack

Maury Lapp ~ Old Timey Car

Paul Boudreaux ~ Creature From The Muddy Lagoon

Paxton Fitzpatrick Miller ~ Smoking Past

Todd Bariklow ~ Underside

Thanks again to all who made this show happen. All of the TC
paintings are still available. if anyone is interested please let me
Know. Thanks for looking! MP

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